[Updated on February 10th, 2020] We have been frequently asked about getting divorced in Korea as foreigners. In this article, we provide you with the most essential information about divorcing in Korea.
Can Foreigners Get a Divorce Decree from the Korean Court?
Yes, Korean divorce law doesn’t treat foreigners differently. Foreign spouses who married Korean citizens and even foreign spouses who married non-Korean citizens can divorce in Korea.
One thing to note is the Korean courts’ rule of jurisdiction which applies to international divorce. Generally speaking, the Korean court will accept a divorce filing when the other spouse, i.e. the respondent, resides in Korea.