Aside from all the questions about getting a tourist visa to Korea or letters of invitations. I’ve also been receiving many questions about the “Korean Dual Citizenship Law”. This law will take effect on January 1, 2011. Now the question that I’ve been receiving is if this is also applicable for those foreigners (Filipinas) married to Koreans who have acquired Korean citizenship.
If you’ve acquired Korean citizenship before July 2, 2010, then you won’t be eligible for the dual citizenship. As an example, if you’ve acquired Korean citizenship on May 30 this year then you can’t apply for the dual citizenship next year. If you acquired Korean citizenship on August 5, 2010 for example, you can reapply for the dual citizenship.
Those who would get their citizenships next year would have to either renounce their Filipino nationality or pledge as a dual citizen. As a dual citizen, they should not exercise their rights as a Filipino while in South Korea though. In short, they should prioritize their South Korean nationality while in the country.
If you have more information about this, please don’t hesitate to comment. Thanks!