1. In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 4 and Article 33, the Republic of Korea will accept only Letters of Request in Korean or English.
The Government of the Republic of Korea wishes to point out that the execution of Letters of Request which are not accompanied by a translation into Korean will take longer than that of Letters of Request with a Korean translation. The Republic of Korea will accept only Letters of Request in Korean from Contracting States which do not accept Letters of Request in either language referred to in the previous paragraph.
2. In accordance with Article 33, the Republic of Korea excludes the application within its territory of the provisions of Articles 16 and 17 of Chapter II of the Convention.
1. In accordance with Article 8, the Government of the Republic of Korea declares that members of the judicial personnel of the requesting authority of another Contracting State may be present at the execution of a Letter of Request with prior authorization by the competent authority of the Republic of Korea.
2. In accordance with Article 23, the Government of the Republic of Korea declares that it will not execute Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents. The Government of the Republic of Korea further declares that it understands "Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents" for the purposes of the foregoing Declaration as including any Letter of Request which requires a person:
a. to state what documents relevant to the proceedings to which the Letter of Request relates are, or have been, in his or her possession, custody or power; or
b. to produce any documents other than particular documents specified in the Letter of Request as being documents appearing to the requested court to be, or to be likely to be, in his or her possession, custody or power.