A glimpse into North Korea’s housing permit system
According to regulations stipulated by housing use permits, North Koreans are required to complete the residential registration process within 15 days and move into their new homes within two months, Daily NK has learned.
Daily NK sources say that those who fail to meet these requirements may lose their housing allocation.
North Korea distinguishes between housing in urban and rural areas, and there are permits specific to rural and urban housing that involve different rules.
Permits for urban housing are printed on blue paper, but rural housing permits are printed on pulp paper similar to those used by newspapers. ......