Republic of Korea - Central Authority & practical information
Director of International Affairs
National Court Administration
Supreme Court of Korea
|Address:||National Court Administration
Attn.: Director of International Affairs
Republic of Korea
|Telephone:||+82 (2) 3480 1734|
|Fax:||+82 (2) 533 2824|
|Contact person:||Director of International Affairs|
|Languages spoken by staff:||Korean (by phone), English (by email/fax/in writing)|
|The court in which the proceedings were intiated.|
|Methods of service
|In principle, a competent court, as an appropriate agency, serves the document by registered mail (recorded delivery) or an execution officer serves the documents as prescribed by the Korean Supreme Court Regulations.
Where the translated document is not attached, or the applicant requests so, the competent court may serve by informal method pursuant to Article 5(1)(b).
Relevant laws: Civil Procedure Act (applicable with Contracting States to the Service Convention), Act on International Judicial Mutual Assistance in Civil Matters (applicable with non-Contracting States to the Service Convention).
|In case where the document is served under Article 5(1), translation into the official language (Korean) should be attached.|
|Costs relating to execution of the request for service
|1. When an execution officer serves the documents pursuant to Article 5(1).
2. The use of a particular method of service, pursuant to Article 5(2).
|Time for execution of request:||
The following data is in accordance with the recent survey conducted by the National Court of Administration.
In 2012, the Central Authority received 604 requests for service. Of these:
In 2014, 435 requests were received. Of these:
In 2018, 955 requests were received. Of these:
|Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
|Oppositions and declarations
|Click here to read all the declarations made by this State under the Service Convention.|
|Art. 15(2):||Declaration of applicability|
|Art. 16(3):||No declaration|
|Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.
|1. Domestic regulation
Act on International Judicial Mutual Assistance in Civil Matters (in particular Chapter 2 and 3)2. Bilateral Agreements on judicial assistance in civil and commercial matters: Australia (17 September 1999); People's Republic of China (7 July 2003); Uzbekistan (23 November 2004); Mongolia (15 October 2008).
Civil Procedure Act and Civil Procedure Rules (Part I, Chapter IV, Section 4).
Available at: http://www.law.go.kr/main.html
An English translation is available at: http://elaw.klri.re.kr/
(Arts 6, 9)
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