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  • Improvement of notarization service through the establishment of Guidelines on Management
    • 담당부서 : 외투기업고충처리실(고상원)
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  • Organization : National Court Administration
  • Regulation : Articles 1, 2, 3 of Guidelines on Management of Foreign Public Document
□ (Background) Relevant legislation has not been enacted since Korea joined an International Convention on Foreign Public Document

□ (Main Issue) With the change of the existing practice in which notaries do not confirm an apostille for the notarization of a Certificate of Registered Seal issued in Japan, some notaries required an apostille while others did not, which created confusion for foreign companies.

Resoultion and Results
Resolution and Results
□ (Resolution Process) The National Court Administration suggested the legislation of Korean law regarding the international convention.

□ (Result) The Supreme Court Registry Regulation No. 1534 was enacted, which took effect on November 21, 2014.
- The regulation did not reflect an omission of confirming an apostille for documents issued by countries that have a seal impression system, but it laid out grounds for acknowledging the non-presentation of an apostille in the event that there is a specific reason for not submitting an apostille and a foreign public document has been legitimately issued.