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Investor Registration

Investor Registration

Foreign investors need to register the name of the entity or individual at the Financial Supervisory Services (FSS) and obtain an Investment Registration Certificate (IRC) through a designated standing proxy.

Foreign Investors who need to register

  • Individuals with foreign nationality
  • Institutions incorporated under a foreign regulation
  • International financial organizations or associations established by treaties
  • Governments, municipal governments or public institutions in foreign countries

Foreign Investors who do NOT need to register

  • Residents with foreign citizenship, living in Korea for more than 6 months
  • Non-residents with Korean nationality