In order to verify and certify official public and private documents in South Korea, there is a need to legalize these documents by Apostille and/or Notary Public. South Korea is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention since July 14, 2007.
KOISRA UP is specializing in documents authentication, documents certification, document translation, Notarized translation, document notarization and Apostille services in Korea for over 10 years. Due to our experience we offer the most convenient Apostille Service in South Korea.
According to the Apostille Convention, an Apostille is an international certification that certifies the validity and authentication of public documents between members’ countries such as South Korea. It also verifies that the document is original and was issued by the legal and appropriate authority in Korea.
In addition, an Apostille verifies the authority of a Notary Public to notarize documents. It validate the Notary Public signature on the document and also confirm that such Notary Public is registered Notary according to the law in Korea.
Almost all the documents officially issued by any agency of the Korean government can be authenticated by Apostille. Those include documents such as: Company Registration Certificate, Business Tax Certificate, Article of Incorporation, Business License, Certificate of Good Standing, Certificate of Free Sale, Certificate of Trade Business Code, Notarially Certified Translation and many more.
According to the type of document and the body who issued it, there are two bodies who can issue Apostille in the Republic of Korea (South Korea):
- The Ministry of Justice (Korean: 법무부)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Korean: 대한민국 외교부)
In Korea the Apostille itself is a printed form consisting of 10 numbered standard fields. On the top is the text APOSTILLE, under which the text in French “Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961” (“Hague Convention of 5 October 1961“) is placed. This title must be written in French for the Apostille to be valid. In the numbered fields, the following information is added:
- Country: [e.g. Republic of Korea]
- has been signed by [e.g. Min Jeong Park]
- acting in the capacity of [e.g. Notary Public]
- bears the seal/stamp of [e.g. Park Notary Office]
- at [e.g. Seoul]
- the … [e.g. 29 July 2019]
- by … [e.g. The Ministry of Justice]
- No … [e.g. XX1234512345]
- Seal/stamp … [of the authority giving the Apostille]
Through our office in Seoul, KOISRA UP provides one stop shop services for Apostille, Documents Notarization, Notarized translation and Authentication in South Korea. To receive Apostille, the original documents shall be provided, however if you don’t own them, we can issue them for you from the relevant government agency. Please contact us for more information.
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