Refugee Status Determination Procedures

Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Procedures are conducted based on the materials submitted by the person who filed for the refugee status application. Therefore, you need to prove your refugee claims via supplementary evidence and/or statements.

During RSD procedures, RSD officers will interview you and conduct factual investigations based on your claim. The decision will be made within 6 months of the date the application was received.

However, the procedures may be extended for up to 6 additional months due to unavoidable circumstances.

※ Currently, the Minister of Justice operates 8 main immigration offices where RSD officers are dispatched, to perform interviews and factual investigations on refugee claims received at jurisdictional immigration offices and branch offices.

Incheon Airport

Office: Incheon Airport


Office: Seoul, Southern Seoul, Incheon, Suwon, Yangju, Gimpo, Daejeon Chuncheon, Cheongju

Branch Office: Sejong-no, Ansan, Pyeongtak, Osan, Seosan, Cheonan, Goyang, Donghae, Sokcho, Goseong

Busan, Busan

Office: Busan, Daegu, Gimhae, Ulsan, Changwon

Branch Office: Gamcheon, Gumi, Pohang, Tongyeong, Sacheon, Geoje


Office: Gwangju, Jeonju

Branch Office: Mokpo, Gunsan


Office: Jeju

Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center

Office: Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center

Cheongju Immigration Detention Center

Office: Cheongju Immigration Detention Center


Office: Yeosu

Branch Office: Gwangyang

Refugee Status Determination Procedures

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