Certificate Attestation / Apostille – South Korea

South Korea has a rich and vibrant historical heritage. The country has numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites and many cultural heritages of humanity. It is a leading economy in Asia with a focus on innovation and growth. Seoul is the capital and the largest city in South Korea. Those looking to move out of the country for work, tourism, education, or business should get their documents properly apostilled or attested. At BVS Global, we strive to minimize the steps involved in this procedure with an expedited and professional approach.

The Process of Apostille/ Attestation in South Korea:

Due to the internationally accepted process of Apostille, you need to follow some important steps for attestation of your documents in South Korea. An Apostille is a seal or stamp that authenticates the signature of public officials on the submitted documents. It validates their authority to sign these documents. To initiate this process, you have to submit the original copies of relevant paperwork along with a passport copy and other documents required by the designated authorities in both the countries. The process may include the following steps:

  • You need a legal translation if asked by the Embassy.
  • It entails attestation from the notary office or state departments in South Korea.
  • It may need attestation or apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea.
  • Finally, it requires attestation from the Embassy or Consulate office in South Korea.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  • Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  • Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  • World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  • Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

With dedication and adherence to the standards, the experts at BVS Global will always stand by your side. We are a full-service company providing comprehensive solutions for attestation, legalization, authentication, verification, certification, and translation of public documents.

We provide our services in more than 100 countries and have a huge clientele of satisfied customers. Our impressive track record is reflected in the success rate of services provided by us. At BVS Global, we follow the best practices for completing this procedure within the deadlines without any chance of rejection.

For more details on attestation in South Korea, please call us.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from South Korea

Ministry of Education or notary in South Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in South Korea

Ministry of foreign affairs of the destination country


Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from South Korea (If Necessary)

Notary in South Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in South Korea

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from South Korea (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in South Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in South Korea

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in South Korea

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in South Korea

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of South Korea document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in South Korea.

Documents of South Korea origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in South Korea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in South Korea and UAE Embassy in South Korea.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of South Korea documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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