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Foreign Legal Consultant

Qualification Approval/Registration Procedure

  • Prior to filing registration to the Korean Bar Association as a Foreign Legal Consultant, qualification approval from the Ministry of Justice is required.
  • Evidentiary documents shall be original documents or their authenticated copies, and any document not prepared in Korean shall be accompanied with a notarized Korean translation
  • For more information, visit the MOJ website: http://www.moj.go.kr/HP/ENG/index.do

Obtaining qualification approval from the Ministry of Justice

FOREIGN LEGAL CONSULTANT ACT - [ENG]

Article 6 (Qualification Approval, etc.)

  • (1) The Minister of Justice may grant qualification approval as a Foreign Legal Consultant if an applicant fulfills all of the requirements prescribed in each of the following subparagraphs:
    • 1. Where the Country of Original License is a contracting party to a Free Trade Agreement, etc.;
    • 2. Where the applicant's qualification as a Foreign Licensed Lawyer shall be valid in the Country of Original License;
    • 3. Where the applicant has work experience prescribed in Article 4;
    • 4. Where the applicant is not subject to any reason for disqualification prescribed in Article 5;
    • 5. Where the applicant has a place in the Republic of Korea where documents, etc. can be served;
    • 6. Where, if the applicant falls under Article 3 (2), he/she temporarily suspends or ceases his/her practice as Attorney-at-Law.
  • (2) As the Minister of Justice grants qualification approval referred to in paragraph (1), he/she shall designate a Country of Original License on which an applicant can practice Foreign Legal Services. In such cases, if an applicant fulfills all requirements referred to in paragraph (1) in more than one country, the Minister may designate all countries thereof as Countries of Original License.
  • (3) When the Minister of Justice determines whether to grant qualification approval, he/she may hear opinions of the President of the Korean Bar Association.
  • (4) If the Minister of Justice denies qualification approval as the applicant fails to fulfill any of the requirements referred to in paragraph (1), he/she shall inform the applicant of his/her decision and reasons for the denial without delay.

Registration to the Korean Bar Association

Article 10 (Application for Registration) of FOREIGN LEGAL CONSULTANT ACT

  • (1) Any person who intends to commence practicing as a Foreign Legal Consultant shall obtain qualification approval referred to in Article 6 and register with the Korean Bar Association as a Foreign Legal Consultant.
  • (2) Any person who intends to register under paragraph (1) shall apply for registration to the Korean Bar Association. In such cases, the applicant shall report the Country of Original License designated under Article 6 (2) to the Korean Bar Association.
  • Submit one copy of the registration form to the Korean Bar Association. The application will be processed within a month from the filing date.
  • The documents should be submitted in person or sent via post.
  • Postal Address: Membership Division, 18th Floor, 124, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea [06234]
  • Phone: (+82)-2-2087-7745
  • Email: member@koreanbar.or.kr
  • For any changes or additional information after registration, please send the 'Foreign Legal Consultant Change of Status' accompanied with evidentiary documents.

Application Documents required for Foreign Legal Consultant Registration

Documents required
Documents Note
Application Form of Registration to Foreign Legal
Consultant
1 copy Form No. 5
Certificate of Resident Registration or Certification of Alien Registration 1 copy Any other document to prove his/her identity may be
acceptable (passport, etc.)
Resume / Curriculum Vitae 1 copy Form No. 8
Photograph 4 copies Recent photograph (taken within 3 months)
size: 3cm × 4cm
Certificate of Qualification Approval as a Foreign Legal Consultant 1 copy Issued by the Ministry of Justice of Korea
Criminal Record and/or other documents to prove that the applicant does not have ground for disqualification under Article 5 of the Foreign Legal Consultant Act 1 copy Document issued by the relevant authority of the Country of Original License, which proves whether “… an applicant is deemed substantially unfit to perform the function of a Foreign Legal Consultant because he/she, in any state at issue, was subject to criminal prosecution or disciplinary action (excluding removal or dismissal from office), or retired after committing a crime related to his/her duties as a public official.”
Cf. Article 5 and 12(1)2 of the Foreign Legal Consultant Act
Certificate of Good Standing (including the record of any disciplinary actions and any seminars or courses taken in professional capability) 1 copy Report from the relevant authority such as bar association, etc.
Sworn Statement 1 copy Form No. 9
Registration application fee receipt 1 copy Form No. 10. Registration fee of KRW 1,500,000 to be paid to the Korean Bar Association.


Forms and Fees

Documents required
Categories Fee Download
Foreign Legal Consultant registration KRW 1,500,000 Form (no. 5)
Renewal of FLC Registration KRW 500,000 Form (no. 6)
Change of Status of FLC KRW 50,000 Form (no. 16)
Reasons for revocation of FLC registration KRW 50,000 Form (no. 18)
Revocation of FLC registration KRW 50,000 Form (no. 19)
Change of the Country of Original License KRW 100,000 Form (no. 16)

Foreign Legal Consultant Regulations