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.
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
Office: Busan, Daegu, Gimhae, Ulsan, Changwon
Branch Office: Gamcheon, Gumi, Pohang, Tongyeong, Sacheon, Geoje
Office: Gwangju, Jeonju
Branch Office: Mokpo, Gunsan
Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center
Office: Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center
Cheongju Immigration Detention Center
Office: Cheongju Immigration Detention Center
Branch Office: Gwangyang