As my Passport was set to expire in July this year, I had to get a new one made up for myself. Here is the process for a foreigner living in Korea:
The Seoul office is open from 9:00 until 11:30am only, so you must be there on time. It is located at Seodaemun, on Line #5 (Purple Line).
They provide you with a map: MAP
You want to go out Exit 5, but it was under construction so I went to #4 and had to cross the street. You’ll have a big Nonghyup building on your right, and a highway overpass on your left, with the Red Cross Hospital on the left side of the street. Walk up until the first major street, and you’ll see a sign for Ehwa Girl’s High School pointing right. Turn right and walk down that street. It’s a quiet, nice street. Walk a little bit until you see the building with the Canadian flag on the left side of the street (photo below).
Once in there, you need to talk to give your application to the receptionist, and she will give you a number and then call you into an interview room.
The application is available here: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/korea-coree/consular_services_consulaires/renewal-renouvellement.aspx?lang=eng
NOTE: You need a guarantor for your passport application – a doctor, fireman, etc that is in Korea and has known you for at least 2 years. If you, like me, don’t have anyone like that here, then you will need to fill out a second form. This form is ONLY available at the embassy, and you cannot find it online. This form is basically just a rehash of the personal information section (name, where you’ve lived in the past 5 years, etc) on the application, plus two ADDITIONAL references. Just as on the application, these references are people who are not your guarantors or family members, and who have known you for 2+ years. Unlike your guarantors, they can live anywhere in the world. The embassy WILL call them – they called mine 20 minutes after I left the embassy.
In addition to your application, and the supplementary form, you need to provide your old passport, 2 other pieces of ID (I gave my Driver’s License and my Ontario Health Card), as well as your birth certificate or citizenship card. I saw something about a special form that you can provide if you do not have your citizenship or birth certificate, but I don’t know the details about that.
So, once I completed all my forms, I got a number from the receptionist, and after a while was called into the interview room.
Here they took my application, my supplementary form in lieu of guarantor, my old passport (which they cut the corner off), driver’s license, health card, and 172,000 Won (117,000 for the regular application, and another 55,000 because I didn’t have a guarantor). After they checked the paperwork, I got my DL and SIN cards back, and I got a receipt that I had paid the money and that they were keeping my passport. You can either pick up your new passport in 3 weeks, or they can mail it to you. I chose the latter option, and gave them my school’s address so they can mail it.
*** I forgot to add, you have to have Passport Photos (as stated on the application form). I got mine done at a random shop in Insadong, but be sure to follow the directions very carefully.
I did this on April 18th, and I have received it here at school today on April 29th. 11 days in a foreign country sure isn’t bad.
I hope this helps someone – a big thanks to Jakub Swiatczak, who helped me with this.