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Conflicting instructins from the Pension office... Help!
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:46:50 pm »
I'm trying to apply for my pension from home (Canada) via mail.

The NSP site states "the applicant needs to have the whole application notarized by a notary public and then apostilled (or attested by the local Korean consulate)."

Other sites and a letter I received while in Korea from the NSP state the application must be both notarized by a lawyer and attested by the consulate/embassy. (E.g

I've already had my application notarized by a lawyer. Does anyone know if this will suffice?
Is a notarization worth the same as an attestment to the NSP?

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Re: Conflicting instructins from the Pension office... Help!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 07:02:40 am »
There's no conflicting information. Two steps are required:
1. Notarization.
2. Apostille or attestation.

You have completed step 1, now complete step 2 - attestation by the K consulate (Canada is not party to the Apostille Treaty) - and apply.
The Ks once gave me five minutes notice. I didn't know what to do with the extra time.