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Korean Police Certificate -- ILLEGAL document

CarrieK

Star Member
Jan 3, 2018
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Perhaps I will do that too, but...

I have gathered evidence of my attempts to get this document. All state it is not obtainable and some state it is in fact illegal. These are my sources and correspondents:
  • CSI Screening agency csi@csiscreening.com
  • Korean consulate in Toronto toronto2@mofa.go.kr
  • Korean Foreign Affairs division of National Korean Police Agency crc@police.go.kr
  • an email forwarded to me from the NKPA by another forum member
  • screenshots of other members of this and the FaceBook forum who have stated they have been told this document is no longer available.

I will send copies of these emails along with the police check obtained through the Consulate.

I will update once I get a reply or a DM from IRCC.
That should work. I found this on cic website http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=035&top=4
 

ishrat6788

Full Member
Aug 12, 2019
36
4
Hi guys. I'm a Korean who submitted a criminal record check from South Korea four months ago.
Getting and submitting the criminal record check includes "실효된 형" are illegal in South Korea for immigration and visa purpose.

I know its really wired situation, but the Korean Government is still discussing the criminal record check issue with Canada Government.
But it seems to take forever. haha. So I recommend a common way to get a criminal record check between Koreans.
But in person only. My case worked though.

1. Go google maps
2. Search several police stations (5 more)
3. Write down the addresses
4. Visit one by one until getting correct criminal record check
5. Check the criminal record very carefully
6. If the document has a grayscale or red stamp which is.. "do not submit", You should do that again. Canada Government does not accept that.

Some police station might refuse to give you a criminal record check, but ..... it worked til to give up.
Hi, thanks for your guidance. Tried several police stations already. Same reply from everywhere :(

Still trying though, but constantly questioning the whole process. Super impractical and difficult for people who don’t have anyone in SK. Again, this seems to be impossible now a days to get that document. Even the agency Allminwon also rejected saying they don’t issue this anymore.

May I know when did you get the document?
 

ekfcjdth

Member
Mar 23, 2019
16
10
Hi, thanks for your guidance. Tried several police stations already. Same reply from everywhere :(

Still trying though, but constantly questioning the whole process. Super impractical and difficult for people who don’t have anyone in SK. Again, this seems to be impossible now a days to get that document. Even the agency Allminwon also rejected saying they don’t issue this anymore.

May I know when did you get the document?


I got the document four months ago.
Here is where I got the document in Seoul.

406 Opaesan-ro, Beon-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea


And more from the Korean community. People got document two or three months ago these three police stations.

113 Tongil-ro, Migeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South
165 Jeongjail-ro, Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
9 Wangsimnigwangjang-ro, Haengdang 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Good Luck!!!
 
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ishrat6788

Full Member
Aug 12, 2019
36
4
I got the document four months ago.
Here is where I got the document in Seoul.

406 Opaesan-ro, Beon-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea


And more from the Korean community. People got document two or three months ago these three police stations.

113 Tongil-ro, Migeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South
165 Jeongjail-ro, Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
9 Wangsimnigwangjang-ro, Haengdang 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Good Luck!!!
My friend has visited the police station in seodaemungu. They have rejected. Will try to contact the rest.
 

TE5

Star Member
Oct 19, 2017
120
16
Category........
CEC
App. Filed.......
13-07-2019
Passport Req..
03-03-2020
LANDED..........
16-June-2020
I had the same issue. Tried to get police certificate from Daegu, several stations rejected. I finally got a copy of the original from the police station and submitted it with my application. However, I was asked to resubmit the certificate. Did anyone try to get one in Incheon?
 

ishrat6788

Full Member
Aug 12, 2019
36
4
I had the same issue. Tried to get police certificate from Daegu, several stations rejected. I finally got a copy of the original from the police station and submitted it with my application. However, I was asked to resubmit the certificate. Did anyone try to get one in Incheon?
Hi, may I know if you could get the document with lapsed record?
 

TE5

Star Member
Oct 19, 2017
120
16
Category........
CEC
App. Filed.......
13-07-2019
Passport Req..
03-03-2020
LANDED..........
16-June-2020
Hi, may I know if you could get the document with lapsed record?
Yes. It had the lapsed record too. She just gave me a copy, not the original
 

robathija

Newbie
Jul 15, 2019
7
2
Hi guys,

Any update on this?
Did anyone get an update from CIC/IRCC with their gathered evidence for not being able to get the specific "illegal "document - Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄· 수사경력 회보서).

Also if any local Korean is able to accompany me to a police station where they received it - Ill be really grateful :(

I am presently in Seoul and have tried two police stations already, I'm really worried about this, tagging for any update:

@DarylM
@BM2BC
@Rogie
@ishrat6788
@YvonneP
@ekfcjdth
@CarrieK
 

ishrat6788

Full Member
Aug 12, 2019
36
4
Hi guys,

Any update on this?
Did anyone get an update from CIC/IRCC with their gathered evidence for not being able to get the specific "illegal "document - Criminal (Investigation) Records Check Reply (범죄· 수사경력 회보서).

Also if any local Korean is able to accompany me to a police station where they received it - Ill be really grateful :(

I am presently in Seoul and have tried two police stations already, I'm really worried about this, tagging for any update:

@DarylM
@BM2BC
@Rogie
@ishrat6788
@YvonneP
@ekfcjdth
@CarrieK

Also creating a whatsapp group if anyone is willing to join and facing the same issue - https://chat.whatsapp.com/C75msDfieslBcAPfwFONEo
Hi, My application was rejected in the beginning. However, I appealed their decision saying that this document is illegal to produce according to Korean Law. I have tried sending my friends to several police stations in Korea, they all got rejected. So, after my appeal CIC did re-open my case. So far they have not asked for any additional document. But if they do I am planning to provide them the screenshots from my email conversations from Korea.

Initially I had contacted a law firm in korea namely, Ask me Korea. They suggested the same thing. They can try to produce the document. But if they are unable to produce the document they will refund 50% of the fees and provide detailed documentation to support why they couly produce. You can try visiting their office too.

But since, CIC has re-opened my case at this moment with the PCC without the lapsed record, therefore, I am just waiting for if they ask for any additional document. In that case, I will provide these additional evidences.
 
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robathija

Newbie
Jul 15, 2019
7
2
Hi, My application was rejected in the beginning. However, I appealed their decision saying that this document is illegal to produce according to Korean Law. I have tried sending my friends to several police stations in Korea, they all got rejected. So, after my appeal CIC did re-open my case. So far they have not asked for any additional document. But if they do I am planning to provide them the screenshots from my email conversations from Korea.

Initially I had contacted a law firm in korea namely, Ask me Korea. They suggested the same thing. They can try to produce the document. But if they are unable to produce the document they will refund 50% of the fees and provide detailed documentation to support why they couly produce. You can try visiting their office too.

But since, CIC has re-opened my case at this moment with the PCC without the lapsed record, therefore, I am just waiting for if they ask for any additional document. In that case, I will provide these additional evidences.
Thanks for the update :) hopefully all goes well for you.
Can you please share your timeline as of now please?
 
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robathija

Newbie
Jul 15, 2019
7
2
I got the document four months ago.
Here is where I got the document in Seoul.

406 Opaesan-ro, Beon-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea


And more from the Korean community. People got document two or three months ago these three police stations.

113 Tongil-ro, Migeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South
165 Jeongjail-ro, Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
9 Wangsimnigwangjang-ro, Haengdang 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Good Luck!!!
Adding on to this thread - I recently had success getting it from Incheon - Yeonsu Incheon Police Station. Hope it helps :)
 

mongchira

Member
Sep 1, 2019
17
0
Adding on to this thread - I recently had success getting it from Incheon - Yeonsu Incheon Police Station. Hope it helps :)
hi, do you mind to share the link to get the form so i can download and filled up for the police clearance in south korea? cause i got some but all in korean language and im not really sure that was the right form that i need to fill up. thank you, and kindly share how you get the police clearance maybe? thank you . my email is mongchira@gmail.com . thank you so much
 

mongchira

Member
Sep 1, 2019
17
0
Hi, thanks for your guidance. Tried several police stations already. Same reply from everywhere :(

Still trying though, but constantly questioning the whole process. Super impractical and difficult for people who don’t have anyone in SK. Again, this seems to be impossible now a days to get that document. Even the agency Allminwon also rejected saying they don’t issue this anymore.

May I know when did you get the document?
Hi there, any progress with the police clearance? Did you get that by the way? Do you mind to share the link to download the form for the police clearance, on the cic website they direct us to a Korean police website but I have no clue where are the form is. Thank you so much, my email is Mongchira@gmail.com. you can
 

DarylM

Star Member
Nov 12, 2018
50
26
Hi everyone,

Today I got my landing letter - PR approved a week ago.

I submitted the free Criminal Record Check that I got from my local Korean Consulate (in Vancouver).

I also submitted emails from the Korean Police Agency, the Korean Foreign Office, the Korean consulate in Toronto - all stating that the document requested was no longer being issued by the Korean Police Agency. I also submitted emails forwarded to me from other people on this forum and elsewhere who had been officially informed that the document was no longer available. Thank you to all those who helped me in this way.

I am happy to forward any of the emails I received from official sources. It may make a difference that I am NOT KOREAN and do not live in Korea. Still, if I can help anyone through this bit of dodgy legislation, I will.

Thanks again for all your help and support.
 

ishrat6788

Full Member
Aug 12, 2019
36
4
Hi everyone,

Today I got my landing letter - PR approved a week ago.

I submitted the free Criminal Record Check that I got from my local Korean Consulate (in Vancouver).

I also submitted emails from the Korean Police Agency, the Korean Foreign Office, the Korean consulate in Toronto - all stating that the document requested was no longer being issued by the Korean Police Agency. I also submitted emails forwarded to me from other people on this forum and elsewhere who had been officially informed that the document was no longer available. Thank you to all those who helped me in this way.

I am happy to forward any of the emails I received from official sources. It may make a difference that I am NOT KOREAN and do not live in Korea. Still, if I can help anyone through this bit of dodgy legislation, I will.

Thanks again for all your help and support.
Amazing! So happy to hear that. Can you please forward those emails to me? ishrat.muna6@gmail.com