May 13, 2010 07:47
As part of efforts to reduce inconvenience from the uniquely fiddly subscription requirements of Korean websites, nationals living overseas who have no residence registration number in the country can now subscribe with their passport numbers and names.
The Korea Communications Commission on Wednesday said it established an identification system that makes this possible in cooperation with the Korea Internet and Security Agency and the Korea Association of Information and Telecommunication.
Expats lose their Korean resident registration number when they acquire permanent residence or green cards abroad.
It currently takes more than a week for them to subscribe to Korean websites because they have to send copies of their personal IDs to website operators for approval.
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