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Singer Yoo Seung-jun, who has been banned from entering Korea since he avoided military conscription by getting U.S. citizenship in 2002, will send an official document on Tuesday to Korea’s Immigration Service to request an interview, the 38-year-old told Yonhap News Agency over the phone.
“I will ask whether it is possible for me to reinstate my Korean citizenship, and if possible, the procedure to do so,” Yoo said to Yonhap.
Although he apologized to Koreans through online broadcaster Afreeca TV in Hong Kong on Tuesday, many people still disapprove of the singer, who used to be highly popular during the peak of his career in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
There were some rumors saying that Yoo is trying to give up his U.S. citizenship in order to avoid paying taxes for the money that he earned in China through his acting career, which was refuted by the singer who claimed that he has been faithfully paying taxes and that he will make more of an effort to be able to set foot on Korean soil.

By Jin Min-ji
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