The processing time, from the day our law office files your I-130 Petition with the USCIS, to the day the CR1 or IR1 Visa is issued by the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea is approximately:
All Korean Nationals residing in Korea must have their Spousal Visa applications processed at the US Embassy located in Seoul, Korea. The application can only be adjudicated after the approved I-130 Petition is forwarded to the post by the National Visa Center in the United States.
If you are a Korean National residing in a country other than Korea, you may be eligible to process your spousal visa application in that foreign country. Contact our law firm today to find out if you or your spouse meet the eligibility requirements.
Below, you will find some information about obtaining Korea Marriage Certificates and related documents.
Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Other Certificates
Available. Effective January 1, 2008, new forms of family register certificates are issued by the competent government offices, Ward offices, City halls, Myun offices, Eup offices, and Dong offices, throughout the country when the individual and his/her immediate family members (parents, children, or spouse) apply for the issuance of these certificates.
The new Family Relation Register (FRR) has been organized for each individual member of a family to protect personal information. According to the purpose of issuance, the certificates of family relation registers can be classified into five categories:
(1)Identification certificate (Gibon jeungmyongseo)
(2)Family relation certificate (Gajokkwankye jeungmyongseo)
(3)Marriage relation certificate (Honinkwankye jeungmyongseo)
(4)Adoption relation certificate (Ipyangkwankye jeungmyongseo)
(5)Special adoption relation certificate (Chinyangja ipyangkwankye jeungmyongseo)
Please note that the Family Relation Register certificate of family relation shows names of spouse, parents (including adoptive parents), children (including adopted children) based on current family relationship. The Identification certificate shows only the individual’s date of birth, place of birth, changed names, and death. The Marriage Relation certificate provides the information on the individual’s marital status only.
The former Family Census Register (FCR) is still available as an archived family relation register (Jejeok Deung-Bon) which was organized under the name of the “Head of Family.” The former FCR records personal information for the “Head of Family” and all family. This document contains information concerning birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, death, and other family history reported before January 1, 2008. It is still fundamental to family cases and any other IV case in which the principal applicant has derivative family members.
If the individual’s birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, or death was reported after January 1, 2008, the certificate issued for that purpose should be accompanied with identification certificate (Gibbon jeungmyongseo), Family relation certificate (Gajokkwankye jeungmyongseo), and Marriage relation certificate (Honinkwankye jeungmyongseo) for applicants over 18.
The Korean National Identification (KID) number is a thirteen digit number consisting of two parts. The first part is a six-digit number representing the date of birth (YY-MM-DD). The second part, separated from the first part by a hyphen, is a seven-digit national identification number. This seven-digit number is located on the right side of the DOB on the data page of Korean passports issued in Korea, but not on passports issued elsewhere. Note that national identification numbers for males begin with “1″ and numbers for females begin with “2.” For Koreans born after 2000, male ID numbers start with “3″ and female ID numbers start with “4.”
When data entering the KID number into the IV application, the standard practice is to enter the last seven digits of the National ID number (without the six-digit DOB reference) as an alias name. The first four digits of this seven-digit number are entered as the surname, and the last three digits are entered as the first name. A trailing zero (0) should be added to the end of the first name field as a dummy variable, making it also four digits long.
For more information on other documents that will be required, you may visit our Korea K1 Fiancee Visa Processing Times page.
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Spousal Visa processing times for countries near Taiwan: