Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate

Depending on your application type and your personal circumstances, you may be required to provide a police clearance certificate with your application.

If you are required to provide a police clearance certificate, you must obtain the certificates from all the countries you have lived for 12 months or more cumulatively during the last 10 years.

Republic of Korea (South)

Instructions on obtaining a police clearance certificate for the Republic of Korea is as follows:

Do you live in Korea?

Korean and non-Korean citizens residing in South Korea should apply for a Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply from the nearest police station. Information on how to apply for a Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply can be found at https://minwon.police.go.kr and information on local police stations can be found in the Korean National Police Agency website.
See: Police Offices

Note: https://minwon.police.go.kr website is only serviced in Korean and you will also be requested to download and install softwares to access the website.

Do you live outside Korea?  

Korean and non-Korean citizens residing outside of Korea should request a Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate from the nearest Korean Consulate General or Korean Embassy. Information on how to apply for a Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate can be found at https://minwon.police.go.kr and at South Korean overseas mission websites.
See: Missions Overseas

Note: https://minwon.police.go.kr website is only serviced in Korean and you will also be requested to download and install softwares to access the website.

Other Countries (including Australia) and Additional Information

Information on obtaining a police clearance certificate for Australia and other countries, how character is assessed and information for military and ship crews can be found in the department’s website.
See: Character and police certificate requirements

What do I do with the certificate?

Once you have received the certificate, you need to submit it to the office processing your application.

 

Last Updated 26/08/2016