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Unlocking the Secrets of Corp. Secretarial Services: Your Guide to Corporate Housekeeping in Korea


Are you a corporate business owner in Korea, or perhaps a foreigner with a corporation seeking to thrive in this vibrant business landscape? Look no further! Jz Associates are here to simplify your corporate housekeeping needs in Korea. With over 40 years of street-smart expertise in a multicultural environment, we offer comprehensive shared services, including Accounting, Taxation, Payroll, Incorporation, and advisory services. Let's delve into the crucial role of "Corp. Secretarial Services" after incorporation and how consulting with Jz can make your business life easier in Korea. Feel free to email us at or book a "Google Meet" for the best cost-effective "Shared Service Provider" solutions!

The Corporate Registrar: Keeping Your Business Info. Updated

Why It Matters

The Registrar of Corporations plays a pivotal role in keeping your corporate records up to date. It's like the referee in a game, ensuring fair play. Here's why you should pay attention:

  • Legal Requirement: Failing to update your corporate registrar within two weeks of any changes can result in fines and even prosecution(Violation of Korea Commercial Code).

  • Essential Information: Your corporate registrar contains critical details such as your company name, address, share information, capital, and more.

  • Compliance Is Key: Staying compliant with registrar updates ensures the smooth operation of your business.

How Jz Can Help

Our expertise extends to managing registrar updates efficiently. Trust us to handle this crucial task seamlessly, saving you time and ensuring compliance.

Safeguarding Your Corporate Seal and Corporate Seal Card

The Corporate Seal: Your Signature Move

Think of your corporate seal as your signature move in a card game. It's essential for official transactions and represents your authority.

  • Mandatory Attachment: The corporate seal certificate is a must, and it can be obtained at registry offices nationwide.

  • Separation Matters: Keeping the court-registered corporate seal and corporate seal card separate is essential to prevent issues incl. Segregation issues.

Jz's Solution

We recommend keeping these items separate for practical reasons. Jz has been safeguarding our clients' corporate seals and seal cards for four decades, earning their trust through our dedication.

Navigating Shareholder Meetings: AGM and Beyond

The AGM: Where Business Decisions Are Made

Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are like the strategic planning sessions in a board game. They are vital for several reasons:

  • Director Term Limits: Legal limitations require joint-stock companies to rotate or appoint new directors every three years.

  • Resolution Power: AGMs approve officer appointments, financial statements, and other resolutions, ensuring smooth business operations.

Jz's Expertise

With our practical experience in managing multinational corporations in various cultures, we can help you prepare, conduct, and manage shareholder meetings effectively. Trust us to guide you through the intricate AGM process.

Proposal for Future Development: Collaboration Between Judiciary and Administration

Change of Residence Address: A Fundamental Right

Incorporate this change into your corporate strategy, just like adapting to a new location in a strategy game. Here's why it's crucial:

  • Legal Freedom: Article 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea guarantees freedom of residence.

  • Streamlined Process: Updating your residence address should be simple, and for foreigners, it now can be done at town and village offices, immigration offices, or online.

  • So once it’s changed at the Dong-office, it should be updated on the company registrar

Jz's Vision

We advocate for a seamless process where the residence address of the representative director is automatically updated in the registrar. This removes unnecessary administrative hurdles and ensures the freedom of residence.

FAQs - Your Burning Questions Answered!

Q1: What are the penalties for not updating the corporate registrar on time?

A1: Failing to update the corporate registrar within two weeks can result in fines around 500,000won and, in severe cases, prosecution of the representative director and the corporation and a higher fine.

Q2: Why should I keep my corporate seal and seal card separate?

A2: Separation is crucial to prevent potential issues and ensure the safekeeping of these vital items to avoid any segregation issues.

Q3: What happens if I don't hold shareholder meetings as required?

A3: Failing to conduct shareholder meetings as required by law can lead to legal complications and financial liabilities for the corporation and its officers.

Q4: Is it true that foreigners can now change their residence address more easily in Korea?

A4: Yes, foreigners can now update their residence address at town and village offices, immigration offices, or online, simplifying the process.


In the fast-paced world of corporate business, staying on top of your "Corp. Secretarial Services" is essential. Jz Associates offer you a reliable partner in managing these crucial aspects of your business. Whether it's updating your corporate registrar, safeguarding your corporate seal, conducting shareholder meetings, or streamlining the residence address change process, we've got you covered. Let's make your corporate housekeeping in Korea effortless and efficient. Reach out to us today at or book a "Google Meet" for the best cost-effective "Shared Service Provider" solutions. Your success is our mission


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