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PASSPORT ACT

Wholly Amended by Act No. 8990, Mar. 28, 2008

Amended by Act No. 9799, Oct. 19, 2009

Act No. 11774, May 22, 2013

Act No. 12274, Jan. 21, 2014

Act No. 14606, Mar. 21, 2017

Act No. 16025, Dec. 24, 2018

Act No. 17689, Dec. 22, 2020

Act No. 17820, Jan. 5, 2021

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to prescribe matters necessary for the issuance and validity of a passport that verifies the nationality of the Republic of Korea and the identity of the holder, and other matters regarding passports.. <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
 Article 2 (Bearing of Passport)
Any Korean national who desires to travel abroad shall carry a passport issued under this Act.
 Article 3 (Authority to Issue Passports)
Passports shall be issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER II TYPES AND VALIDITY OF PASSPORTS
 Article 4 (Types of Passports)
(1) The types of passports shall be as follows: <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Ordinary passports;
2. Official passports;
3. Diplomatic passports;
4. Emergency passports (referring to a passport, the issuance of which is deemed urgent and where there is no time to have one issued or re-issued under subparagraphs 1 through 3).
(2) Passports shall be classified into ones available for traveling abroad only once (hereinafter referred to as "single passport") and ones available for traveling abroad without limitation on the number of trips until the term of validity expires (hereinafter referred to as "multiple passport"), and shall be issued in accordance with the following classification: <Newly Inserted on Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Ordinary passports, official passports, and diplomatic passports: Single passport and multiple passport;
2. Emergency passports: Single passport.
(3) Persons to whom an official passport or a diplomatic passport may be issued shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
 Article 5 (Term of Validity of Passports)
(1) The term of validity of each type of a passport (excluding emergency passport) shall be as follows: <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Ordinary passports: Not exceeding 10 years;
2. Official passports: Not exceeding five years;
3. Diplomatic passports: Not exceeding five years.
(2) Matters necessary to set the term of validity of passports by types and other matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 6 (Issuance of Single Passports)
(1) In any of the following cases, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may issue a single passport whose term of validity does not exceed one year: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Where an applicant requests the issuance of a single passport;
2. Where a passport is issued in accordance with Article 12 (4);
3. Deleted; <Jan. 5, 2021>
4. Where a passport is issued to a person deemed necessary to make an overseas trip due to inevitable reasons, such as a student who needs to leave the country during the period of confirmation referred to in Article 11 (2) due to the academic calendar.
5. Where an emergency passport is issued.
(2) Detailed matters concerning the issuance of single passports shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER III ISSUANCE AND REISSUANCE of PASSPORTS, AND RESTRICTION ON THEIR USE
 Article 7 (Information to be Stated in Passports and Method of Stating Information)
(1) Information to be stated in passports shall be as follows: <Amended on Dec. 24, 2018>
1. Type of passport, issuing state, passport number, date of issuance, date of expiration, and issuing authority;
2. The name, nationality, gender, date of birth, and photo of the passport holder;
3. Deleted. <Oct. 19, 2009>
(2) The information referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (1) shall be printed and electronically stated in passports, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That it need not be stated electronically where any inevitable cause exists, such as cases where a passport is issued at diplomatic missions abroad, etc.
 Article 8 (Collection, Storage, and Management of Information Necessary to Perform Passport-Related Services)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may collect, store, and manage information necessary to provide passport-related services, such as the fingerprint (hereinafter referred to as "fingerprint"), address, contact address, domestic emergency contact address, and passport issuance records of a person to whom a passport is issued, including information to be stated in a passport pursuant to Article 7 (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Provided, That the fingerprint shall not be collected, stored, and managed for the purpose other than that of identifying the applicant himself or herself in the process of issuing the passport and the period of storing and managing such information shall not exceed three months. <Amended on Oct. 19, 2009; Mar. 23, 2013; Dec. 24, 2018>
(2) For collecting, storing, and managing information under paragraph (1), the Minister of Foreign Affairs may establish an integrated passport information management system and operate the system in conjunction with institutions that provide passport-related services on his or her behalf pursuant to Article 21 (1). <Newly Inserted on Dec. 24, 2018>
(3) Matters necessary for establishing and operating an integrated passport information management system under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted on Dec. 24, 2018>
 Article 9 (Application for Issuance of Passports)
(1) A person who desires to be issued with a passport shall file an application with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the issuance of a passport, providing the information referred to in Article 8: Provided, That he or she need not provide his or her fingerprints in cases prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as cases where inevitable causes preventing the taking of his or her fingerprints exist. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where visually impaired persons among persons with disabilities under Article 2 (2) of the Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities apply for the issuance of a passport, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may issue a passport printed in braille designed for visually impaired persons. <Newly Inserted on Mar. 21, 2017; Jan. 5, 2021>
(3) Applications for the issuance of passports pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be filed by the applicants themselves: Provided, That with respect to persons prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a proxy may apply for the issuance of a passport. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Mar. 21, 2017>
(4) Where a person under 18 years of age intends to have a passport issued under paragraph (1), he or she shall file an application for the issuance of a passport with the consent of his or her legal representative. <Newly Inserted on Jan. 5, 2021>
 Article 10 (Request for Cooperation including Provision of Information)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may, if necessary to issue or determine invalidity of a passport, request the head of a relevant institution to provide the following information or other necessary cooperation: <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Electronic information about registered residents;
2. Electronic information about registered matters regarding family relations;
3. Immigration records;
4. Information about military service, such as military records.
(2) Upon receipt of the request to provide cooperation such as provision of information under paragraph (1), the heads of relevant agencies shall cooperate unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
[This Article Wholly Amended on May 22, 2013]
[Title Amended on Jan. 5, 2021]
 Article 11 (Reissuance of Passports)
(1) A person who has been issued with a passport may apply for the reissuance thereof with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in any of the following cases: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Where it is required to correct or change the information referred to in each subparagraph of Article 7 (1);
2. Where the passport issued to him or her has been lost;
3. Where the passport issued to him or her is damaged.
(2) In any of the following cases, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may verify how a person has lost his or her passport through relevant agencies before reissuing a passport. In such cases, the period of confirmation shall not exceed 30 days from the date on which an application for the reissuance of is filed, except in extenuating circumstances: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where a person who has lost his or her passport on at least two occasions for the same reason within five years before the date of application for the reissuance of a passport applies for the reissuance of a passport;
2. Where how a passport has been lost is unclearly stated or there are substantial grounds for suspecting such statement.
(3) Matters necessary to reissue passports shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 12 (Refusal of and Restrictions on Issuance of Passports)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may refuse to issue or reissue a passport to any of the following persons: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Mar. 21, 2017; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. A person under indictment for a crime corresponding to a punishment for a period of at least two years, or a person who lives abroad among those whose indictment is suspended or against whom arrest and detention warrants are issued for a crime corresponding to a punishment for a period of at least three years;
2. A person who has been sentenced to punishment for committing any crime referred to in Articles 24 through 26 and for whom his or her punishment has yet to be completely executed or the waiver of the execution of the sentence has yet to be final and conclusive;
3. A person who has been sentenced to imprisonment without labor or heavier punishment for committing any crime other than those referred to in subparagraph 2 and for whom the execution of his or her punishment has yet to be completely executed or the waiver of the execution of the sentence has yet to be final and conclusive;
4. A person likely to seriously endanger national security, maintenance of public order, or reunification and foreign policies of the Republic of Korea and who falls under any of the following items:
(a) A person whose life or physical safety is likely to be jeopardized by terrorism, etc. where he or she leaves the country;
(b) A person under security surveillance under Article 4 of the Security Surveillance Act and warned under Article 22 of the said Act.
(2) When the Minister of Foreign Affairs intends to determine whether or not a person falls under paragraph (1) 4, he or she shall consult the Minister of Justice in advance and undergo deliberations by the Passport Policy Deliberation Committee established under Article 18. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may restrict the issuance or reissuance of a passport for any of the following persons for not less than one year but not more than three years from the date the relevant situation arises, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. A person for whom the termination or waiver of the execution of punishment for committing any crime referred to in paragraph 1 (2) is made definite;
2. A person notified by a diplomatic mission abroad or a relevant administrative agency of the fact that his or her unlawful act, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree, which was committed in a foreign country substantially undermined national dignity.
(4) Where any reason prescribed by Presidential Decree exists, such as urgent humanitarian reasons, with respect to a person to whom the issuance or reissuance of a passport is refused or restricted pursuant to paragraph (1) or (3), the Minister of Foreign Affairs may issue a passport available only for such case of travel. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 13 (Invalidity of Passports)
(1) A passport shall cease to be valid in any of the following cases: <Amended on Mar. 21, 2017; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. When the passport holder dies or loses the nationality of the Republic of Korea in accordance with the Nationality Act;
1-2. When the term of validity of a passport has expired;
2. When an applicant has failed to claim his or her passport within six months from the date of issuance;
3. When a passport holder who has lost his or her passport reports the loss thereof, as prescribed by Presidential Decree;
4. In the case of a passport returned for application for the issuance or reissuance of a passport, when a passport for which issuance or reissuance has been applied is issued or reissued;
5. When an issued passport has been falsified;
6. When a passport is transferred or lent to be used by another person;
7. Deleted; <Jan. 5, 2021>
8. When a person who has been ordered to return a passport in accordance with Article 19 fails to do so within a designated period without any justifiable ground;
9. In cases of a single-use passport, when the passport holder has returned to the country where the relevant single-use passport was issued (where the head of a diplomatic mission abroad issued a single-use passport, the country where the relevant diplomatic mission abroad had been established).
(2) Public officials of local governments in charge of issuing or reissuing passports, police officials, autonomous police officials, and persons who perform the duties of judicial police officers and engage in immigration or customs enforcement shall, when they discover a passport which has become invalid due to any cause under paragraph (1) 1, 2 through 6, and 8 notify the Minister of Foreign Affairs of such fact. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Dec. 22, 2020; Jan. 5, 2021>
 Article 14 (Certificate in lieu of Passport)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may issue a certificate stating the purpose of travel in lieu of a passport (hereinafter referred to as "travel certificate") to a person prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as a person staying or residing abroad and a person to whom issuance or reissuance of a passport is denied or restricted or a person forced to be expelled from a foreign country. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
(2) The term of validity of a travel certificate shall be up to one year and shall become invalid when the purpose of issuing it is fulfilled.
(3) With respect to the issuance and effect of travel certificates, the provisions of Articles 7 through 10, 12, 13 and 16 through 18 shall apply mutatis mutandis. <Amended on Oct. 19, 2009>
 Article 15 (Change of Matters Stated in Passport)
A person who has been issued with a passport may file an application with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for change of matters stated in his or her passport, excluding the information referred to in each subparagraph of Article 7 (1). <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 16 (Prohibition on Illegal Issuance and Execution of Passports)
No person shall be permitted to commit the following acts:
1. Entering false details in documents submitted to have a passport issued or reissued, or using other unlawful means to have a passport issued or reissued, or arranging to use unlawful means to have a passport issued or reissued;
2. Using a passport issued in the name of another person;
3. Transferring or lending a passport to have another person use the passport, or arranging the transfer or lending of a passport;
4. Taking over or borrowing a passport issued in the name of another person for the purpose of using it;
5. Providing or being provided with a passport as security for the fulfillment of an obligation.
 Article 17 (Restrictions on Use of Passport)
(1) When deemed necessary to suspend any visit to or sojourn in any specific country or region in order to protect the lives, physical safety and property of people against dangerous circumstances overseas prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as a natural disaster, war, internal disturbance, revolt, terror, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may restrict the use of a passport or prohibit any visit to and sojourn in the relevant country or region (hereinafter referred to as "restrictions, etc. on the use of passports") for a fixed period: Provided, That the Minister of Foreign Affairs may, if he or she deems it necessary, permit the use of a passport, visit or sojourn for any travel to be made for purposes prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as permanent residence, reporting, urgent humanitarian causes, or official duties. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If the Minister of Foreign Affairs intends to place restrictions, etc. on the use of passports under paragraph (1), he or she shall determine and publicly notified designated countries or regions, the scope, conditions and period of the restrictions, etc. on the use of passports, the procedure for application for permission on the use of passports, visit and sojourn, etc. in accordance with the procedures and methods prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where it is unnecessary to maintain the restrictions, etc. on the use of passports due to resolution of dangerous circumstances overseas or other reasons, the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall lift such restrictions, etc. on the use of passports without delay and publicly notify such fact. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) When the Minister of Foreign Affairs imposes or lifts restrictions, etc. on the use of passports, or permits the use of a passport, visits to and sojourn in a specific country or region under paragraphs (1) and (3), he or she shall undergo deliberation by the Passport Policy Deliberation Committee established under Article 18. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER IV PASSPORT POLICY DELIBERATION COMMITTEE
 Article 18 (Passport Policy Deliberation Committee)
(1) The Passport Policy Deliberation Committee shall be established in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") in order to deliberate upon matters concerning the following passport-related services: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Criteria for the calculation of the amount of fees for the issuance of passports and criteria for the selection of standards for passport-issuing equipment;
2. Matters regarding the protection of personal information and security technology for passports;
3. Matters regarding refusal of the issuance and reissuance of passports to persons falling under Article 12 (1) 4;
4. Matters regarding imposition and lifting of restrictions, etc. on the use of passports in accordance with the main sentence of Article 17 (1);
5. Matters regarding permission for the use of a passport, visits to and sojourn in a specific country or region in accordance with the proviso to Article 17 (1);
6. Other important matters regarding passport-related services referred to meetings by the chairperson of the Committee.
(2) The Committee shall be comprised of up to 20 committee members, including one chairperson and one vice chairperson.
(3) Subcommittees may be established and run in the Committee to efficiently perform its affairs.
(4) A committee member who is not a public official shall be deemed a public official in applying penalty provisions pursuant to the provisions of Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act.
(5) Matters necessary for the organization, operation, etc. of the Committee and subcommittees shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER V RETURN AND DIRECT COLLECTION OF PASSPORTS
 Article 19 (Return of Passport)
(1) Where the Minister of Foreign Affairs deems it necessary to have a passport or a travel certificate (hereinafter referred to as a "passport, etc.") returned in any of the following cases, he or she may order the holder of a passport, etc. to return his or her passport, etc., setting an appropriate period necessary for the return thereof: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
1. Where the holder of a passport, etc. is found to fall under any subparagraph of Article 12 (1) or any subparagraph of paragraph (3) of the said Article after he or she is issued with the passport, etc.;
2. Where the holder of a passport, etc. falls under any subparagraph of Article 12 (1) or any subparagraph of paragraph (3) of the said Article after he or she is issued with the passport, etc.;
3. Where a passport, etc. has been issued in error or by negligence;
4. Where a person who shall obtain permission for overseas travel under Article 70 of the Military Service Act fails to obtain such permission under the same Article or stays overseas after lapse of the period permitted for overseas travel.
(2) If the holder of a valid passport, etc. intends to apply for a new passport or to have the passport, etc. reissued for any reason referred to in Article 11 (1) 1 or 3, he or she shall return the passport, etc. in his or her possession. <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
(3) Where the holder of a passport, etc. wishes to retain his or her passport, etc. which shall otherwise be returned, for the use of visa issued or others, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may permit the holder of the passport, etc. to retain the passport, etc. after having a cancellation stamp affixed thereto. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
(4) Where the Minister of Foreign Affairs receives passports, etc. returned by persons falling under paragraph (1) 1 and 2, he or she shall keep the passports, etc. returned by persons who are restricted from being issued with passports, etc. for any reason specified in Article 12 (3) for a relevant period, and shall return the passports, etc. to the holder thereof when the period elapses. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 20 (Direct Collection of Passport)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs may directly collect a passport, etc. in the possession of a person who violates Article 16 or who fails to return a passport, etc., despite having received an order to return such passport, etc. under Article 19 (1) without any justifiable grounds. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER VI EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY ON ONE'S BEHALF AND FEES
 Article 21 (Exercise of Authority on One's Behalf)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may allow the head of a local government to perform part of the duties regarding the issuance or reissuance of passports, etc. and change to matters stated in passports, etc. on his or her behalf, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Jan. 5, 2021>
(2) A person intending to file an application for the issuance or reissuance of a passport, etc., or for change of matters stated in his or her passport, etc. may also file an application with the head of a local government having no jurisdiction over his or her address.
(3) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may allow the following persons to exercise the authority to directly collect passports, etc. under Article 20 on his or her behalf, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013; Dec. 22, 2020>
1. A public official who belongs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a local government and is in charge of issuing passports, etc.;
2. Police officials or autonomous police officials;
3. A person who performs the duties of a judicial police officer and engages in immigration control or customs operations.
(4) Any public official who exercises the authority on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs pursuant to paragraph (3) shall carry a certificate indicating his or her authority and present it to relevant persons.
(5) With respect to a local government unable to cover the expenses incurred in performing the duties referred to in paragraph (1) on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs only with the revenue from fees paid under Article 22 (2), the Minister of Foreign Affairs may use the National Treasury to cover the shortfall. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 22 (Fees)
(1) A person who wishes to be issued or reissued with a passport, etc. (excluding official passports and diplomatic passports; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article), or to have matters stated in the passport, etc. changed, shall pay the relevant fee to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Provided, That where a person files an application for the issuance or reissuance of a passport, etc., or to have matters stated in the passport, etc. changed, with the head of a local government performing duties regarding passport on behalf under Article 21 (1), he or she shall pay the relevant fee to the head of the local government. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The amount of fees equivalent to the expenses incurred in performing the duties on behalf, out of the fees paid under the proviso to paragraph (1), shall be the revenue of the local government.
(3) Such fees under paragraph (1) may be waived where deemed necessary by the Minister of Foreign Affairs considering the grounds for issuing a passport, etc.<Newly Inserted on Jan. 5, 2021>
(4) Necessary matters regarding methods of payment of fees under paragraphs (1) through (3), an amount of fee and an amount equivalent to the expenses incurred in performing agency work, matters necessary for exemption from such fees, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended on Jan. 5, 2021>
 Article 23 (Establishment of Electronic Authentication System for Passports)
(1) In order to prevent counterfeiting or falsification of passports, etc. and promote international use of passports, etc., the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall establish an information system for issuing electronically processed passports, etc. and confirming the matters stated therein (hereinafter referred to as the "electronic authentication system for passports"), in accordance with the criteria established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. <Amended on Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Matters necessary for the establishment, management, etc. of the electronic authentication system for passports shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 23-2 (Establishment and Operation of Passport Information Connection System)
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall establish and operate an information system necessary to verify the authenticity of passports based on passport numbers and to verify the identity of the passport holder (hereinafter referred to as "passport information connection system") in order to ensure that the passport is used as an identification certificate in the Republic of Korea.
(2) Where requested to verify the authenticity of a passport, the Minister of Foreign Affairs may verify its authenticity using the passport information connection system.
(3) Upon receiving a request to provide information necessary to verify the identity of a passport holder, he or she may provide such information using the passport information connection system: Provided, That where it is impracticable to provide information through the passport information connection system, a certificate may be issued describing information necessary for verifying the identity.
(4) Matters necessary for the establishment and operation of a passport information connection system under paragraph (1), the verification of the authenticity of passports under paragraph (2), and the provision of information and issuance of certificates necessary for verifying the identity of the passport holder under paragraph (3) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted on Act No. 13602, Dec. 24, 2018]
CHAPTER VII PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 24 (Penalty Provisions)
A person who enters false details in documents submitted to be issued or reissued with a passport, etc. in violation of subparagraph 1 of Article 16 (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3)), or a person who has obtained or arranged to obtain a passport, etc. issued or reissued by other illegal means shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won. <Amended on Jan. 21, 2014>
 Article 25 (Penalty Provisions)
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than two years or by a fine not exceeding 20 million won: <Amended on Jan. 21, 2014>
1. A person who uses another person’s passport, etc. in violation of subparagraph 2 of Article 16 (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3));
2. A person who transfers or lends a passport, etc. or arranges the transfer or lending of a passport, etc. to another person for the purpose of letting such person use the passport, etc. in violation of subparagraph 3 of Article 16 (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3)).
 Article 26 (Penalty Provisions)
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding 10 million won. <Amended on Jan. 21, 2014>
1. A person who takes over or borrows another person’s passport, etc. for the purposes of using it in violation of subparagraph 4 of Article 16 (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3));
2. A person who provides or is provided with a passport, etc. as a means to secure the fulfillment of an obligation in violation of subparagraph 5 of Article 16 (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3));
3. A person who uses a passport, etc. or visits or stays in a country or region publicly notified as a country or region where visits or sojourn is prohibited under Article 17 (2) and the main sentence of Article 17 (1) without obtaining permission (including cases applied mutatis mutandis in accordance with Article 14 (3)) under the proviso to paragraph (1) of the said Article, despite being aware of such fact.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8990, Mar. 28, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 7 (1) 3 shall enter into force on January 1, 2010.
Article 2 (Applicability to Revenue from Fees)
The amended provisions of Article 22 (2) on fees for the issuance or reissuance of passports, etc. or change of matters stated in the passport, etc., which become the revenues of local governments shall begin to apply from the fee paid by a person who files an application for the issuance or reissuance of a passport, etc. or change of matters stated in the passport, etc. with the head of a local government on and after January 1, 2009.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Issuance of Passport)
(1) Passports, etc. which has already been issued as at the time this Act enters into force shall be considered to have been issued pursuant to this Act.
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 7 (2), the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade may issue passports pursuant to the former provisions until a passport issuing system is established to electronically state the information referred to in each of the subparagraphs of Article 7 (1).
Article 4 (Transitional Measures on Penalty Provisions)
With respect to the application of penalty provisions to any act committed before this Act enters into force, the previous provisions shall prevail.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9799, Oct. 19, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2010.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11774, May. 22, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12274, Jan. 21, 2014>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14606, Mar. 21, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Refusal to Issue and Reissue Passports)
With respect to refusal to issue and reissue a passport applied for before this Act enters into force, the previous provisions shall apply notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 12 (1) 1.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Validity of Passports)
Where a person reports the loss of his or her passport pursuant to the previous provisions before this Act enters into force, the passport shall be invalid upon application for the reissuance of a passport notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 13.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 16025, Dec. 24, 2018>
This Act shall enter into force on the date prescribed by Presidential Decree within four yours of promulgation of the Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 17689, Dec. 22, 2020>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2021.
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 17820, Jan. 5, 2021>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 6 (1) 3 and 19 (1) 4 shall enter into force on the date of promulgation of the Act..
Article 2 (Applicability to Exclusion from Issuance of Single-Use Passport)
The amended provisions of Article 6 (1) 3 shall begin to apply to those who apply for passports after the enforcement date of this Act under the proviso of Article 1 of the Addenda.