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Health Insurance Guide

National Health Insurance Corporation

Subscription Process


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Documents for Submission

  1. Form
    • In case of being subject to the employee insured of a insured company : Employee Health Insurance Application Form (Attachment form no. 6)
    • In case of being subject to - the employee insured of a non-insured company : Application Employee Health Insurance Application Form (for a workplace (institution)), the report of the acquisition of the employee insured eligibility
    • In case of being subject to the self-employed insured : Declaration of change in the locally insured person's qualification(additional sheet no.5 form) reporting form of eligibility for the self-employed insured
  2. Attachment
    • Non-Health Insurance-Subscribing Workplace: 1 copy of the business registration
    • Foreign Nationals: 1 copy of the alien registration card (including alien certificate of registration)
    • Koreans with foreign nationalities: 1 copy of the report of domestic residence (including the certification of the report of domestic residence)
      • ※ The process of loss of eligibility is the same as that for local residents: Submit the application form for Employee Health Insurance Withdrawal.

The employee Insured

The employer of a workplace brings his/her employee’s alien registration card (or domestic residence card) for enrollment.

Target (Qualification for Stay) Refer to the table below.
Date of Acquisition of Eligibility Date when a foreign worker is hired at a workplace
Required Documents Domestic Residence Card
Enrollment Process Application by an employer on behalf of his/her foreign workers
(Foreign workers do not need to visit for this application)

the self-employed insured

Residents abroad should register at the nearest NHIS branch office (Koreans with foreign citizenship - copy of domestic residence report or one hard copy of domestic residence fact certificate, foreigners - alien registeration or one hard copy of alien registration certificate)

Subject (Qualification for Stay) Refer the table below
Required Documents
  • Residents abroad, Koreans with foreign citizenship(copy of domestic residence report or one hard copy of domestic residence fact certificate
  • Foreigners (alien registeration or one hard copy of alien registration fact certificate)
Date of Acquisition of Eligibility Date when domestic residence is reported
Date of Acquisition of Eligibility 3 months after the entry(last entry date) to Korea. From the date of entry to Korea when it is clear that the purpose is to reside in Korea for more than 3 months for study or marriage.
Office of document submission Near NHIS branch office
Enrollment Process
  • When an applicant submits documents, insurance enrollment is
    immediately processed.
  • A health insurance card is immediately issued
    (prepayment of contribution for 1 month)
Standards of Family Subscription

When foreigners or overseas Korean nationals are members of the self-employed insured, NHIS acknowledges that they are family and manages them as family policyholders. (Address should correspond)

  • Subject of Family Policyholders
  • Lineal ascendants & descendants of a householder (including a householder’s daughter’s children),
  • Unmarried brothers and sisters of a householder
  • Spouse of family members(including householder)
  • Lineal ascendants of a householder’s spouse