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KOTRA자료 14-040

KOTRA자료 14-040


Investment Consulting Center <One-day Secretary Service>

OUTLINE

Assistances Establishment of a foreign-invested company

Settlement

TEL: Address:

FAX:


Quick Reference Exchange Rates (Basic) Nation United States Japan China European Union

Currency Name USD JPY100 CNY EUR

(Oct. 2014)

Korean Won (ᅩ) 1,058.00 977.73 172.68 1,338.48

Business Hours Banks 09:00-16:00 Mon.-Fri. Post offices 09:00-18:00 Postal service 09:00-16:30 Financial service

Telephone Codes

Useful Phone Numbers Ambulance

119

Emergency Medical Information Center 1339

Fire Department 119 Dasan Call Center (Seoul) 120 Police 112 Tourist information 1330 BBB Korea (free interpretation service) 1588-5644 Invest KOREA 02-3497-1055, 1056

International Access Codes olleh KT LG U+ SK Telink Onse Telecom

001 002 00700 00365

Metric Conversions Temperature

City / province Seoul Busan Daegu Incheon Gwangju Daejeon Ulsan Gyeonggi-do Gangwon-do Sejong Chungcheongbuk-do Chungcheongnam-do Jeollabuk-do Jeollanam-do Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongsangnam-do Jeju

Area Code 02 051 053 032 062 042 052 031 033 044 043 041 063 061 054 055 064

Distance

Weight

Volume

Area

= ( - 32) 1.8 = ( 1.8) + 32 1inch = 2.54cm 1cm = 0.3937inch 1m = 3.2808ft = 1.0936yd 1ft = 0.3048m 1km = 0.6213miles 1mile = 1.6093km 1kg = 2.2046lb 1lb = 0.4535kg 1g = 0.0353oz 1oz = 28.3495g 1L = 02642 US gallons 1US gallon = 3.7854L 1L = 0.22 imperial gallons 1imperial gallons = 4.55L 1m2 = 10.764ft2 = 1.1958yd2 1py = 3.3058m2 = 35.5836ft2 1a = 100m2 = 1076.4ft2 1ft2 = 0.0929m2 = 0.1111yd2 1acre = 43560ft2 = 4840yd2


Korean Key Phrases Hello Excuse Please Thank you How much? Sorry Yes/No

[ [ [ [ [ [ [

annyeong haseyo] sillye hamnida] butak hamnida] gamsa hamnida] eolmayeyo?] mian hamnida] ye/aniyo]

When you need help Help! dowa juseyo] Please lend me your phone [ jeonhwa-reul billyeo jusipsio] [

Expressing yourself I don t know jeoneun jal moreugesseumnida] Really? [ jeongmarimnigga?] Do you speak English? [ yeongeo hal jul asimnigga?] [

Greetings I m pleased to meet you [ cheom boepgesseumnida] My name is ( ) [ je ireumun ( ) imnida] You are welcome [ cheonmaneyo] Goodbye (to person going) [ annyeonghi gaseyo] Goodbye (to person staying) [ annyeonghi gyeseyo]

Apologies, asking again My apologies [ joesong hamnida] Could you explain that again? [ dasi hanbeon seolmyeonghae jusipsiyo]

Disease / Injury Is there a doctor who speaks English? youngeoreul hal jul aneun uisaga isseumnigga?] Is there a pharmacy nearby? [ geuncheoe yakgugi isseumnigga?] [

Shopping What is this? [ igeoseun mueotimnigga?] How much is it? [ eolmaeyo?] I ll take this one [ igeoseuro hagesseumnida]

Food Please give me some water muljom juseyo] That was delicious [ aju masisseosseumnida] Please make it mild [ maepjianke haejuseyo] What do you call this in Korean? igeoseul han-gungmallo mworago hamnigga?] [ [

Transportation How long does it take to get to ( )? ( ) ggaji sigani eolmana geollimnigga?] Where is the bus stop? [ bus jeongnyujangi eodi imnigga?] Please take me to ( ) (to taxi driver) [ ( ) ggaji butak hamnida] [

Time [

Excuse me, but what time is it? mian hajiman, jigeum myeossi imnigga?]

Leisure / Touring Where is a/the ( )? ( ) neun eodie isseumnigga?] Would you take my/our picture? [ sajinjom jjigeo jusigesseumnigga?] [


CONTENTS 2015 Guide to Living in KOREA

About Korea Quick Facts about Korea Public Holidays in Korea Interesting Facts about Korea

VISA General Information Corporate Investment Visa (D-8) Dependent Family Visa (F-3) Family Visitation Visa (F-1) Eligibility for Stay (Foreigners Born in Korea) Alien Registration Extension of Period of Stay Reentry Permit Departure

Quarantine Quarantine & Purpose of Quarantine Quarantine Declaration Quarantine of Travelers Animal Quarantine (Dogs, Cats and Other Traveling Pets) Quarantine of Livestock Products and Plants

Housing and Accommodation Types of Housing and Accommodation in Korea Moving Taking Care of Utility Bills and Making Arrangements to Have Mail Forwarded Garbage Disposal and Recycling

09 10 11 12

13 14 16 19 20 21 22 24 25 26

27 28 28 28 29 30

33 34 38 40 40


Education

43

Foreign Schools Libraries & Bookstores

44 44

Transportation

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Using a Transportation Card Types of Public Transportation Driving (Getting a Driver s License) Drivers License Exchange Service for D-8 Visa Holders Unlicensed Drivers Wishing to Obtain a Korean License Purchasing and Registering a Vehicle Auto Insurance Car Rental Tips for Driving in Korea

Media/Broadcasting/Telecommunication Foreign Language Media Service Subscription to Same Day International News TV Networks Fixed-line Telephone Mobile Phone Service Mobile Phone Rental from the Incheon International Airport/ Roaming Postal Services

Medical Services Medical Care System in Korea International Healthcare Centers National Health Insurance Emergency Pharmacies

Financial Services Financial Institutions Banks Bank Card

48 51 58 60 61 62 63 64 64

67 68 68 69 69 72 73 75

77 78 79 80 82 82

83 84 85 87


Shopping Department Stores Superstores Traditional Markets Convenience Stores TV Home Shopping Internet Shopping

Culture Museums and Galleries Movie Theaters Performance Halls Community Foreign Villages in Seoul Leisure

Useful Information Learning Korean Everyday Etiquette in Korea Manners and Etiquette for Special Occasions Useful Korean Expressions Metropolitan Cities and Provinces and UNESCO World Heritages in Korea Other Information

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93 94 96 96 98 101 101

105 106 108 111 113 117 130

Directory

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Appendix

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KOTRA-Organization & Activities

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About Korea

•Quick Facts about Korea •Public Holidays in Korea •Interesting Facts about Korea


About Korea Quick Facts about Korea Located at the eastern end of the Asian

Korea is divided into one special city

continent, the country is widely referred to

(teukbyeolsi), one special autonomous city

as Korea but its official name is the Republic

(teukbyeol Jachisi), six metropolitan cities

of Korea. Because the Korean peninsula is

(gwangyeoksi), one special autonomous

divided into North Korea and South Korea,

province (teukbyeol Jachido) and eight

the Republic of Korea is also called South

provinces (do). These are further subdivided

Korea. The country comprises of the

into a variety of smaller entities, such as

southern half of the peninsula and around

cities (si), counties (gun), districts (gu), towns

3,000 islands. Geographically, Korea is

(eup), townships (myeon), neighborhoods

classified as Northeast Asia along with its

(dong) and villages (ri).

neighbors China and Japan. Administrative districts: Seoul Metropolitan

Official Name

Republic of Korea

Climate

Continental climate with four distinct seasons

Seoul (designated as the Capital

nation s capital in the

Time Zone

GMT + 9 hours

Joseon Dynasty in 1394) Total Area Population Official Language Religion

100,148 km2 (109 th largest in the world) 50,423,955 (26 th largest in the world) Korean Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism, etc.

*Source: Statistics Korea, International Monetary Fund

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Form of Government GDP National Currency Main Industries

Democratic republic USD 1163.5 billion (Ranked 15 th in the World) Won (KRW) / Electronics, automobile, shipbuilding, petrochemicals, etc.


Government, Busan Metropolitan City,

There are a total of 15 days of public

Daegu Metropolitan City, Incheon

holidays in Korea. However, with the

Metropolitan City, Gwangju Metropolitan

introduction of the substitute holiday

City, Daejeon Metropolitan City, Ulsan

system in 2013, the average number of

Metropolitan City, Gyeonggi-do Province,

annual public holidays is expected to

Gangwon-do Province, Sejong Metropolitan

increase by 1.1 days. Some memorial

Autonomous City, Chungcheongbuk-do

days such as Arbor Day (Apr. 5),

Province, Chungcheongnam-do Province,

Constitution Day (Jul. 17) and Armed

Jeollabuk-do Province, Jeollanam-do

Forces Day (Oct. 1) used to be public

Province, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province,

holidays but not anymore.

Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Substitute Holiday Policy for Seollal, Chuseok, and Children s Day (impleme-

Public Holidays in Korea Public Holiday New Year s Day

Jan. 1 (lunar calendar)

Independence Mar. 1

(Samiljeol)

Children s Day Memorial Day Independence Day (Gwangbokjeol) Chuseok National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol)

or Chuseok holidays coincide with other

Note

Date

Day (Seollal)

Buddha s Birthday

- If Seollal (lunar new year s day) holidays

Jan. 1

Lunar New Year s

Movement Day

nted Nov. 5, 2013)

Apr. 8 (lunar calendar)

Seollal was abolished during the Japanese colonial rule, but was reinstated as a public holiday and became a three-day holiday in 1989. Celebrates the nation-wide independence movement on Mar. 1, 1919. The biggest celebration day for Buddhists.

May 5 June 6

Honors the soldiers and patriots who died defending the nation. Celebrates Korea s liberation from Japanese colonial rule

Aug. 15

in 1945. It is also the only national holiday celebrated by both North and South Korea.

Aug. 15 (lunar calendar) Oct. 3

Hangul Day

Oct. 9

Christmas

Dec. 25

Became a three-day holiday in 1989. Celebrates the foundation of Dangun Joseon, the first kingdom on the Korean peninsula. Celebrates the creation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Hangul Day was reinstated as a public holiday in 2012. -

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public holidays or if Children s Day falls on Saturday or other public holidays, then

The Only Divided Country Left in the World

the immediately following non-holiday day

Following the armistice agreement in July,

is designated as a substitute holiday.

1953, Korea was separated into North

e.g.) The first holiday to benefit from the

Korea and South Korea along the 38th

system was the Chuseok holidays

parallel. Korea still remains separated, and

(Sept. 7-9) in 2014 with Sept. 10

became the only divided country left in the

(Wed.) added as a substitute holiday.

world after the reunification of Germany and Vietnam.

Interesting Facts about Korea

A Country Where Many Different Religions Peacefully Coexist

Korea is the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Aid

Korea has many different religions, and is

Recipient-Turned-Donor Nation

religiously tolerant. Buddhism, Christianity

Korea received development aid worth USD

and Catholicism are the main religions, and

33 billion over 55 years from 1945 to 1999

there are many other religions such as

to recover from Japanese colonial rule

Islamic, Won Buddhism, Confucianism and

(1910-1945) and the Korean War (1950-

Shamanism. The fact that Korea celebrates

1953)

economic

national holidays that represent different

development. However, in 1987, Korea

religions, such as Buddha s Birthday

started giving aid, and became an active

(Buddhism),

donor nation by establishing the Korea

founding of the nation) and Christmas

International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in

(Christianity and Catholicism) reflects Korea

2001. In 2009, Korea s status as an aid

s religious diversity. Foreigners who come

donor nation was officially recognized by the

from a country in which the majority of its

UN, and Korea remains the only aid

people believe in a certain religion are often

recipient-turned-donor nation in the world.

surprised to see churches, Buddhist temples

and

to

achieve

Gaecheonjeol

(mythical

and other places of worship all in one neighborhood. However, because roughly 40 percent of the population is non-religious, it is best to avoid religious topics when having conversations with Koreans.

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VISA

•General Information •Corporate Investment Visa (D-8) •Dependent Family Visa (F-3) •Family Visitation Visa (F-1) •Eligibility for Stay (Foreigners Born in Korea) •Alien Registration •Extension of Period of Stay •Reentry Permit •Departure


VISA General Information 1. What is a Visa? Foreigners must carry a valid visa to enter Korea as a rule. The Republic of Korea treats the entry visa merely as a consul's recommendation for a foreigner's entry'. Those who fall under any of the following

Those who leave the country with an

categories may enter the country without a

issued refugee travel certificate and who

visa.

reenter the country before expiry of the certificate.

Those who are granted a reentry permit or are exempted from a reentry permit may enter the country before the expiry of such permit and exemption. Nationals of a country that has signed visa waiver agreements with the Republic of Korea, and who are hence exempted from acquiring a visa. For details on entry without a visa, go to www.hikorea.go.kr. Those who enter Korea for international goodwill travel or in the interest of Korea and who have been permitted to enter the country by Presidential Decree.

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2. Visa Issuance Procedure


A foreign applicant for a visa should

an application along with the correspon-

confirm his/her eligibility for staying in

ding documents to an overseas Korean

Korea according to the purpose of his/her

consular office.

entry into the country, and should submit

3. Types of Visa A-1

Diplomat

E-1

University professor

A-2

Government official

E-2

Foreign language instructor

A-3

Treaty

E-3

Research

B-1

Visa exempted

E-4

Technical transfer

B-2

Tourist / Transit

E-5

Professional employment

C-1

Short-term news coverage

E-6

Arts & Performances

C-3

Short-term general (tourist)

E-7

Special occupation

C-4

Short-term employment

E-9

Non-professional employment

D-1

Culture / Arts

E-10

Vessel crew

D-2

Student

F-1

Family visitation

D-3

Industrial training

F-2

Long-term resident

D-4

General training

F-3

Dependent family

D-5

General news coverage / Journalism

F-4

Overseas Korean

D-6

Religious affairs

F-5

Permanent residence

F-6

Foreign spouse

D-7

Employee of foreign-invested company / Supervisor

D-8

Corporate investment

G-1

Others / Miscellaneous

D-9

International trade and management

H-1

Working holiday

D-10

Job seeking

H-2

Working visit

Location of Visa Application and

For information on the documents

Issuance:

required for the respective purposes of

Korean

Embassy

or

Consulate

stay, go to

Documents Required for Visa

Additional or fewer documents may be

Application: passport, visa application,

required as deemed necessary for

other documents depending on the

review.

www.hikorea.go.kr.

type of visa applied for

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Corporate Investment Visa (D-8) 1. Eligible Applicants

directly perform the work of supplying services or engaging in the services of the organization).

Senior Managers: Those who are responsible for devising and executing

A D-8 visa is required by essential specialist

the objectives and policies of a company

personnel who intend to engage in

or its departments, who have the

management,

affairs,

authority to plan, command, and

production or technological fields with

supervise, who have the authority to

foreign-invested companies under the

employ and dismiss employees and to

Foreign

recommend such employment and

administrative

Investment

Promotion

Act

(excluding those to be hired locally).

dismissal,

Essential specialist personnel are outlined

supervise/control the works of employees

as follows:

engaged

and

in

who

other

decide

on/

supervisory/

specialist/administrative jobs or have Executives: Those who are primary

discretionary power over daily routine

managers of an organization, who have

works (excluding front-line supervisors

extensive decision-making rights, and

whose junior staffers under their control

who, as the top officers of a company,

are not specialist service suppliers, as

are commanded and supervised only by

well as those who are directly engaged in

the Board of Directors and the

service supply).

shareholders. (Executives should not Specialists: Those who are essential for research, design, technology and management with the relevant company s services, and who have highly advanced special or exclusive experience and knowledge.

Those who engage in general administrative affairs or specialists and service providers who can be hired locally are not considered to be essential specialist personnel.

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1-1. Visa Application

If the applicant has received a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance

Applicant: the relevant person

certificate no., he/she needs only to

Location of Application: Korean

submit a passport, a visa issuance

Embassy or Consulate

application, and a visa issuance certificate (or visa issuance certificate no.).

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1-2. Application for Visa Issuance Certificate

1-4. Documents Required for Visa Application (or Visa Issuance Certificate or Stay Eligibility

Applicant: the relevant person or the inviter

Change Application)

Place of Application: the competent immigration office or its liaison office in

As deemed necessary for review, additional

the location where the inviter has his/her

or fewer documents may be required.

address

- Passport (a copy of passport when applying for visa issuance certificate)

The applicant needs to be issued with a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance

- Visa issuance application or visa issuance certificate application

certificate no. Once that is done, the

- A copy of the business license certificate

applicant can apply for a visa at the relevant

- Transcript of the corporate register

Korean Embassy or Consulate.

- HQ s transfer order (the dispatch period

1-3. Application for Change in Stay

- A copy of the foreign invested

should be specified)

Eligibility

corporation register - Foreign exchange declaration certificate

Foreign investors who travel to Korea with a

(if foreign currencies are hand carried)

C-3-4 (Short Term General) visa or no visa

- Tax payment certificate

(limited to countries with a visa waiver

- Income statement

agreement with Korea) and who do not have

- Office rental agreement

the time or resources to acquire the D-8 visa

- Residential rental agreement

can apply after their arrival before they

- One photo (3.5

4.5cm)

engage in business activities. Note that the Investment Consulting Center at Invest

Additional Documents Required (for New

KOREA can handle the procedures within a

Investments)

day.

- Record of operating funds (specification of the use of investment funds, bank

Applicant: the relevant person

note and copy of bank note, goods

Place of Application: the competent

purchase receipt, etc.)

immigration office of the applicant s

- Documents proving remittance of

location, or the Investment Consulting

investment funds (permission to carry

Center of Invest KOREA (

out foreign currency issued by the

1055, 1056)

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02-3497-

customs office or bank of the applicant s


country, remittance certificate, original copy of foreign currency purchase certificate) - Document verifying the business s operating record (import/export notification certificate, B/L, domestic goods purchase certificate, original copy of export/import certificate) - A photo of the workplace, office space and signboard corporate investment (D-8), and his/her Investment in Korea from China

children under 20 years of age who have

- A copy of resident ID

no spouse.

- Letter of intent to invest in Korea and relevant plan (documents submitted to

1-1. Visa Application

a foreign exchange bank in China) - Chinese bank s foreign currency

Applicant: the relevant person

purchase certificate (documentary

Place of Application: Korean Embassy

evidence of Chinese foreign exchange

or Consulate

office s approval of foreign currency purchase)

If the applicant has received a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance

Essential Specialist Personnel

certificate no., he/she needs to submit

- Invitation statement

only a passport, a visa issuance

- License

application, and a visa issuance certificate

- Diploma certificate

(or visa issuance certificate no.).

- Experience certificate

1-2. Visa Issuance Certificate

Dependent Family Visa (F-3)

Application Applicant: the relevant person or the inviter

1. Eligible Applicants

Place of Application: the competent immigration office or its liaison office in

The spouse of a person eligible for

the location of the inviter

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The applicant needs to receive a visa issuance certificate or a visa issuance no., and to apply for a visa with the relevant Korean Embassy or Consulate.

certificate, family register or birth certificate) - Inviter s employment certificate or tax payment certificate - One color photo (3.5

1-3. Application for Change in Stay

4.5cm)

- Fee: 100,000 won for revenue stamp

Eligibility

Family Visitation Visa (F-1)

Applicant: the relevant person Place of Application: the competent immigration office of the applicant s location or the Investment Consulting

1. Eligible Applicants

Center of Invest KOREA Housework assistants who have been If the applicant has entered Korea without a

employed by the inviting investor or essential

visa or is on a short-term visa due to

specialist personnel for at least one year in

inevitable reasons such as household work

an overseas country as of the application

arrangements, he/she may apply for a

date.

change in stay eligibility. Note that the Investment Consulting Center at Invest KOREA

1-1. Applying for a Visa

can handle the procedures within a day. Place of Application: Korean Embassy

1-4. Documents Required for Visa Issuance Application (or Visa Issuance Certificate, Stay Eligibility Change Application) As deemed necessary for review, additional or fewer documents may be required. - Passport (a copy of passport when applying for visa issuance certificate) - Visa issuance application or visa issuance certificate application - Family relationship certificate (marriage

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or Consulate


1-2. Required Documents

In the case of executives of foreign invested companies

The head of the Korean consulate may

- Employment certificate

request additional documents if they are deemed necessary for the review of the purpose of entry, intent of invitation, the qualification of the inviter and the invitee, etc.

Eligibility for Stay (Foreigners Born in Korea)

- Passport - Visa issuance application

Eligible Applicants: a foreigner who

- Fee

wishes to stay in Korea after being born

- One color ID photo

in the country

- Copy of foreign-invested company

Application Period: within 90 days of

registration certificate

the effective date of eligibility

- Documents proving the employer s

Place of Application: the competent

income qualifications (local employee

immigration office having jurisdiction

s income tax withholding certificate,

over the applicant s address

income certificate, certificate of salary

Failure to apply for eligibility for stay

payment, copy of bankbook, etc.)

within the said 90 days will incur a fine

- Housework assistant employment agreement

due to violation of the Immigration Act. Method of Application: The relevant

- Personal reference certificate

person or his/her proxy should apply to

- Diploma or other documents proving

the competent immigration office of

the invitee s educational status - A document proving that the invitee has

his/her location or the Investment Consulting Center of KOTRA.

worked as the inviter s housework

Required Documents

assistant for one year or longer

- Passport

- A copy of the inviter s foreigner registration certificate

- Application form - Certificate of birth - A copy of the foreigner registration

In the case of investors investing under USD 500,000 (inviters) - Local employees

card of the applicant s father or mother

income tax

- Fee (revenue stamp: 80,000 won)

withholding certificates or income certificates

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Alien Registration 1. Eligible Applicants and Time for Alien Registration Eligible Applicants - Foreigners who wish to stay for more than 90 days in Korea after entering the country. - Foreigners who wish to stay in Korea for more than 90 days after they are born in the country and are granted eligibility for stay.

Corporate Investment (D-8) - A copy of the foreign invested corporation registration certificate

Registration Time

- A copy of business registration certificate

- Within 90 days of entering the country - In the case of foreigners who are

Dependent Family (F-3)

granted eligibility for stay or approved for

- A copy of the alien registration card of the

a change in eligibility for stay, the time

accompanying person (the spouse or

for such approval (immediate)

parents)

Place of Application: the competent immigration office having jurisdiction over the applicant s address or the Investment

1-2. Reissuance of Alien Registration Card

Consulting Center of Invest KOREA Reasons for Reissuance

1-1. Documents Required for Alien Registration

- If an alien registration card is lost or missing - If an alien registration card is worn out or

Required Documents

unusable

- Application form

- If there is insufficient space to add more

- Passport - One color photo (3.5

details 4.5cm)

- Fee (30,000 won): exempt for corporate investment (D-8) visa holders

- If the details (name, gender, date of birth and nationality) have changed Time for Application: within 14 days of the occurrence of the reason for reissuance

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Place of Application: the competent

the following reasons to the competent

immigration office of the applicant s

immigration office within 14 days of

location or the Investment Consulting

occurrence of such reasons. Otherwise,

Center of Invest KOREA

he/she will incur a fine for violating Article

Required Documents

35 of the Immigration Act.

- Passport - Application form

Reasons for Reporting a Change in

- Document Stating reason for re-

Alien Registration Details

issuance application (where lost) - Old alien registration card - One color photo (3.5

4.5cm)

- Fee (30,000 won): exempt for corporate investment (D-8) visa holders

- If the name, gender, date of birth and/or nationality have changed - If the passport no., issuance date, and/or validity period have changed - If the institution or organization of a foreigner eligible for corporate investment (D-8) has changed its

1-3. Return of Alien Registration Card

name Deadline for Report - Within 14 days of occurrence of the

Reasons for Return - When the registered foreigner leaves the country permanently - When the registered foreigner gives up his/her foreign nationality and acquires

cause for report Required Documents - Passport and alien registration card - Report form - Documents proving the changes

Korean nationality Time for Return - When the foreigner leaves the country permanently - Within 14 days of acquiring Korean nationality

1-4. Report of Change in Alien Registration Details A registered foreigner should report a change in alien registration details due to

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Extension of Period of Stay

exchange bank) - Transfer order on which the dispatch period is specified (may be replaced with a transfer order submitted for

A foreigner who wishes to outstay the

report of change in eligibility of stay if

permitted stay period in Korea must obtain

the document specifies the dispatch

approval for such an extension of the stay period.

period) - Individual certificate

tax

payment

documents:

B-class

Period of Application: from two months

withholding tax receipt or certificate of

before expiry of the stay period to the

tax payment

expiry date Applications for extension after the expiry date will be fined. Method of Application - The relevant person or his/her proxy

- A copy of the business registration certificate - A transcript of the corporate registration certificate - Corporate tax payment certificate

needs to apply to the competent

- Income statement

immigration office or the Investment

- Fee (60,000 won for revenue stamp):

Consulting Center of Invest KOREA

exempted for corporate investment

and submit the required documents. - However, if the applicant is staying in

(D-8) visa holders Screening Criteria for Extending

the country on the application date,

Period of Stay

he/she is allowed to apply (application

- Validity

from overseas or via a proxy is not allowed). Required Documents As deemed necessary for review,

of

continued

corporate

investment - Foreigners that fit into the criteria listed below will be limited from staying for an extended period

additional or fewer documents may be

Foreigners hired in Korea

required.

Foreigner employed by a foreign

- Passport

invested company with no tax

- Alien registration card

payment record for a certain period

- Application form

since its business registration

- A copy of the foreign invested

Foreign employee who is not an

corporation registration certificate (issued by KOTRA or a foreign

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essential specialist


investment visa (D-8), or trade

Reentry Permit

management visa (D-9) do not need to obtain a reentry permit within the Eligibility for Reentry Permit

period of stay.

- A registered foreigner who has left

Required Documents

Korea for more than one year within

- Passport

the stay period and intends to reenter

- Alien registration card

the country must acquire a reentry

- Application form

permit.

- Fee (single entry: 30,000 won; multiple

- If a foreigner exempted from alien

entry: 50,000 won): holders of the

registration has left the country for

corporate investment (D-8) visa are

more than one year and intends to

exempt from the fee.

reenter the country, he/she must

Method of Application

obtain a reentry permit.

- The relevant person or his/her proxy

A reentry permit is not needed under

(must present relevant personal ID or

the following circumstances

power of attorney) needs to apply to

- A registered foreigner who has left the

the competent immigration office or its

country for less than one year within

liaison office and submit the required

the permitted stay period and who

documents.

intends to reenter the country. - Nationals of Surinam, the Netherlands, Norway,

Denmark,

Luxemburg,

Belgium,

Germany,

- Online application: Hi Korea Electronic Civil Services

www.hikorea.go.kr

Instructions

Sweden,

- A reentry permit is exempted within

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France,

the validity period of the passport, so if

Finland and Chile with an intra-

the passport expires after leaving the

company transfer visa (D-7), corporate

country, the relevant person must get his/her passport reissued or have its validity period extended before reentering the country. In this case, the relevant person must, within 14 days of entering the country, report a change in the registration details (a change in the passport) to the competent immigration office or its liaison office.

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- Even if nationals of countries under the

Those who have stayed in Korea past their

reentry permit exemption system who

permitted period of sojourn may face

are exempt from the need to obtain a

deportation or criminal punishment. A

reentry permit within one year or hold a

foreigner who receives a ban on departure

stay eligibility that requires registration, if

may file an appeal to the Ministry of Justice

they, as holders of a single visa, have

within ten days of receiving the notification

temporarily left the country without alien

for the ban.

registration and reenter the country, this visa will be invalid. Thus, they must undergo alien registration before leaving the country.

Departure Any foreigner possessing an official passport can freely depart from Korea. But in order to prevent illegal departure, all departing individuals must go through a verification

Tip

Online immigration service fee discount

process by the immigration office. If the

The Ministry of Justice provides online

immigration office identifies a fake passport

immigration services to enhance the

holder or those who are investigated for

convenience of foreigners.

criminal allegations, the person in question

- Starting from Jan. 1, 2013, if you apply for

may be held in custody. In special cases,

an extended stay or re-entry into the

one may be deported from the country.

country through the Hi Korea website

Foreigners who are departing after their

(http://www. hikorea.go.kr)â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s e-application

permitted sojourn period can only depart by

service, a 10 percent discount on the processing fee will be provided.

going through a certain process designated by the immigration office. For foreigners

information and online application services

permanently departing, they must return

are available in English, Korean, Chinese,

their alien registration card during the departure inspection. Failure to return the card may result in a fine. Foreigners who are denied departure may face restrictions in residence or scope of permitted activities.

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Quarantine

•Quarantine & Purpose of Quarantine •Quarantine Declaration •Quarantine of Travelers •Animal Quarantine (Dogs, Cats and Other Traveling Pets) •Quarantine of Livestock Products and Plants


Quarantine Quarantine & Purpose of Quarantine

Quarantine Declaration Quarantine Guide

The advent of new infectious diseases like

- At the quarantine office, quarantine

SARS and avian flu and the reemergence of

certificates are issued for overseas

old ones are posing a threat to global health. Also, the continuous increase in trade

travelers, animals and plants. - Travelers should check whether their

volume and cross-border travel is adding to

destination

the risk of transmission of infectious

quarantine certificate.

country

requires

a

diseases to other countries. To prevent infectious diseases from spreading into or

Quarantine of Travelers

out of the country, Korea has in place quarantine procedures and preventative measures for passengers and cargo on

Vaccination: Check with each country s

board vessels, aircrafts, trains and

vaccination requirements for yellow fever,

automobiles.

cholera, malaria and other major infectious diseases.

Vaccination and Certificates - Incheon Airport National Quarantine Station (2106C) is located at the center of the terminal, next to the Millenium Hall in Area 5 on the 2nd floor. Vaccinations and certificates are available here. - Open weekdays (Mon.-Fri. 09:0018:00); phone reservations are available.

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Vaccination Fee & Certificate Issuance Fee - Yellow Fever: 26,000 won, Cholera: 23,000 won, Certificate issuance: 1,000 won

Websites and Contact Information - Quarantine for Travelers nqs.cdc.go.kr/nqs/incheon-airport - Incheon Airport National Quarantine

Incheon International Airport Animal

Station (Reservation for vaccination)

Quarantine Office: Inside the airport s

032-740-2703 - Quarantine Help Desk

CIQ, near baggage claim carousel number 5, 8, 15, 19

032-740-2700/2706 Required Documents: Animal quarantine

Animal Quarantine (Dogs, Cats and Other Traveling Pets)

certificate issued by the exporting country s authorities Information Required on the Animal Quarantine Certificate - Microchip Implant Number: Importers of

When carrying pets into the country, the

animals bearing microchips that are not

pets must undergo animal quarantine at

ISO 11784/11785 compliant should

Incheon International Airport s Customs,

prepare the appropriate microchip

Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) section

reader.

(near the baggage claim area) before

- Test result on neutralizing antibody test

entering the country. When departing with

to rabies (within 24 months from the

pets, the destination country may not

sampling date, result should be

allow pets into the country or require a

0.5IU/ml or higher), test date, name of

certificate of vaccination. In this regard,

testing laboratory.

check with the destination country s animal quarantine center or embassy in Korea before departing. If traveling with a

Tip

This is in accordance with OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)

cat or a dog to Japan, Taiwan, Australia,

recommendations and is subject to change

New Zealand or EU countries, make sure to

depending on animal disease outbreaks in

check quarantine requirements in advance.

the originating country.

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Animals younger than 90 days and

Contact Information

animals from a rabies free country do not

Animal export quarantine

require a test result on neutralizing

032-740-2660~1

antibody test to rabies.

Quarantine for an extended period

- Certification of no history of Hendra virus and Nipah virus infection (for Malaysian cats and dogs and Australian cats) - Date of birth, quarantine certificate issuance number, government stamp of

032-752-1271~2 Animals shipped by cargo 032-740-2678 Livestock products quarantine 032-740-2673

approval by exporting country, signature

Express cargo

032-740-2667

of veterinarian, etc.

Postal delivery

032-740-2683

Animals that meet the quarantine requirements are released on the day of arrival while animals that do not are quarantined for an extended period.

Quarantine

Service

at

Quarantine of Livestock Products and Plants

Incheon

International Airport: Animal and plant

If a traveler is in possession of any plants

quarantine center (Inside entrance 7 on

(fruits, flowers, etc.) or livestock products

the 3rd floor of the airport terminal)

(sausages, dried meat, processed meat, dairy products, or egg products), he/she

Required Documents: Certificate of rabies

must be inspected at a quarantine station.

vaccination, physical examination report and other documents required by the

Most fruits, fruit vegetables, root

destination country

vegetables with soil attached, meat, ham,

Application for quarantine inspection

sausages, dried meat, etc. are restricted.

Payment of inspection fee Screening of documents

Issuance

Depending on the export destination,

of quarantine certificate (if all qualifications

some items may be banned or a plant

are met)

quarantine certificate may be required. It is

Business Hours

recommended to contact the plant

09:00-18:00 (Weekdays)

quarantine center or embassy of the

Outside of business hours, call

export destination country, airlines, or the

032-740-2660

Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency in Korea for accurate information.

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Quarantine service at Incheon International Airport: 3rd floor of the airport terminal (inside entrance 7) Contact Information: - Quarantine of hand-carried or exporting plants - Plants shipped by cargo - Postal delivery

Tip

032-740-2077

032-740-2074

032-740-2088

Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (http://www.qia.go.kr)

Information on animal diseases, plant pests and diseases, import and export of animals and plants and quarantine service for overseas travelers. - Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (Main Office) (Animals)

175, Anyang-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-467-1994

(Plants)

031-420-7688

- Incheon International Airport Regional Office Government Complex, 47, 424 beon-gil, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

032-740-2660/2077

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Housing and Accommodation

•Types of Housing and Accommodation in Korea •Moving •Taking Care of Utility Bills and Making Arrangements to Have Mail Forwarded •Garbage Disposal and Recycling


Housing and Accommodation Types of Housing and Accommodation in Korea 1. Single Family Houses Like its name implies, single family houses are houses that are built for a single household on housing sites. In urban downtown areas, it is hard to come across single family houses. Itaewon, Ichon-dong

fitness centers, barbershops and hair

and Pyeongchang-dong are some of the

salons. Most apartment complexes are also

neighborhoods where many foreigners live in

often conveniently located near schools,

single family houses.

after-school

academies

transportation.

and

public

Recently-constructed

apartment units tend to come with a refrigerator and built-in wardrobes, but furniture and appliances need to be separately purchased in most cases.

3. Officetels An officetel is a complex word that

2. Apartments

combines the words office and hotel . It refers to buildings that are built for both

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The most popular type of housing in Korea,

accommodation and business and they are

apartments often have within the complex

usually equipped with a small kitchenette.

basic convenience facilities like supermarkets,

The design resembles a hotel room, hence

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4. Studio Apartments Studio apartments are similar to officetels but only smaller in size. Also, the rent is more affordable than officetels so there are many studio apartments near universities.

Tips for Renting an Apartment/ Officetel Unit its name. Officetels are popular among

Rental agreements are signed in Korea

lawyers, accountants, and tax accountants

through the intermediary of a real estate

because of their convenience as everything

agent. A safer way than entering into a

from business to living can be done in one

rental agreement directly with the landlord

building.

is to use the service of a real estate agent.

These buildings, which offer units that

However, this involves a cost in the form

combine the features of an office facility

of a brokerage fee (see the brokerage fee

and a residential facility, are mostly located

rate table below). Ask a licensed real

near a subway station and other public

estate agent in the neighborhood of your

transportation. The disadvantage, however,

choice to show you apartments that fit

is the neighborhood, which is usually

your criteria. If you find one that you like,

crowded with offices and thronged with

have your agent draft a rental agreement.

human traffic; hence rather noisy and brightly lit with neon lights all night long. Most officetel units are one-room or tworoom units, more expensive than regular apartments per square meter, and tend to be offered for monthly rent-style rental rather than for sale or jeonse rental (paying a lump-sum deposit).

Tip

In Korea, the official unit for measuring an area is m2. However, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pyeongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a traditional Korean unit of measurement, is still widely used. One pyeong measures approximately 3.3 m2. Real estate prices vary depending on the type of housing, size, location, and other factors. In Seoul, apartment prices, jeonse (lump-sum deposit) prices and monthly rent in Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu, Songpa-gu, and Yongsan-gu are higher compared to other districts in the city. Real estate consulting for foreigners: INTRUFRIEND

02-793-2021

www.intrufriend.com

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Once you have signed the agreement, you

on the region, the difference is generally

pay the agent the brokerage fee and move in

quite negligible. Using the rate table for the City

on the date agreed upon under the agreement.

of Seoul below, you can fairly accurately estimate the brokerage fee you will be paying.

Brokerage Fee In Korea, a licensed real estate agent, serving as the go-between for a purchase or

Residential property transaction-related

rental agreement on a residential or

information provided below is subject to change

commercial property, charges a brokerage

with subsequent amendment of provincial or

fee based on the value of the transaction.

municipal ordinances following an amendment

Although there is some difference depending

of real estate law.

Real Estate Brokerage Fee Schedule (City of Seoul) - Residential Properties Type of

Value of

Maximum

Upper

Transaction

Transaction

Rate

Limit

Less than 50 million won

0.6%

250,000 won

50 million won or more, but less than 200 200 million won

Exchange

or more, but less than 600

(The amount may not exceed

won

the upper limit specified in the left column)

0.4%

No upper limit

million won 600 million won~ 900 million won Less than 50 million won or more, but less than 100

(transactions

million won

other than

100 million won

sale or

or more, but

exchange)

less than 300

Rate set by the real estate agent, not

600 million won

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the real estate agent and the rate set by the former, which

Sale: Price of Sale Exchange: price of the one with greater value, between the two properties exchanged

should not exceed 0.5%.

exceeding 0.5% 0.5%

200,000 won

Maximum brokerage fee = Transaction value Maximum brokerage fee rate

0.4%

300,000

(The amount may not exceed

won

the upper limit specified in the left column)

0.3%

No upper limit

million won 300 million won~

Amount negotiated between customer below the maximum

50 million won Rental etc.

Maximum brokerage fee Maximum brokerage fee rate

0.5%

Setting Transaction Value

= Transaction value

800,000

million won Sale/

Method for Fee Calculation

Amount negotiated between the real estate agent and the customer below the maximum

Rate set by the real estate agent, not exceeding 0.4%

rate set by the former which should not exceed 0.4%.

Jeonse: amount of jeonse deposit Monthly rent: Security deposit + (Monthly rent

100).

If this amount is less than 50 million won: Security deposit + (Monthly rent

70)


Nonresidential Properties (land, commercial properties, officetels, etc.) Type of

Maximum Brokerage

Transaction

Fee Rate

Sale/ exchange, rental, etc.

Rate set by the real estate agent, not exceeding 0.9%

Determination of

Determination of Brokerage Fee

Transaction Value

Amount negotiated between the real estate agent and the customer below the maximum rate set by the former

Same as residential properties

which should not exceed 0.9%.

Maximum brokerage fee = Transaction value

Maximum brokerage fee rate

(The amount may not exceed the upper limit specified) Real estate agents are required to set the maximum brokerage rate for each of the three categories of transaction ( Residential property sale/exchange 600 million won or more in transaction value,

Residential rental 300 million

won or more in transaction value, and

equipped. Each unit comes with an

Sale, exchange or rental of properties

equipped kitchen, a washing machine and

other than residential properties ) below

basic furnishings. Shared amenities like

the respective maximum rate under the

the sauna, swimming pool and fitness

law, and specify it in the above rate

center are available to residents, along

table.

with hotel-style services. Costlier than

The above real estate brokerage fee

living in an officetel, residences are,

schedule was established by the

nevertheless, cheaper than staying at a

Business Affairs of Licensed Real Estate

hotel; hence, quite popular as a long-term

Agents and Report of Real Estate

accommodation choice for international

Transactions Act and the City of Seoul

visitors.

s Residential Property Brokerage Fees Etc. Ordinance.

Han Suites 02-2280-8000

5. Residences

www.hansuites.com [Eng] Oakwood Premier

Serviced residences are quite similar to

02-3466-7000

officetels, but are fully-furnished and

www.oakwoodseoul.com [Eng]

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Somerset Palalce

Do-it-yourself moving is definitely a cheaper

02-6730-8888

way of moving than paying a professional

www.somersetpalaceseoul.com [Eng]

mover, and is ideal if you do not have too

Vabien

much to move. The price for the rental of a

02-6399-0078

moving van or truck varies depending on the

www.vabienseoul.com [Eng/Jap]

time, distance, the size of the vehicle and the rental company. If you need no help with

6. Hotels

loading and unloading, rent your vehicle from a rent-a-car company, rather than a moving company, as it is most often slightly cheaper.

Door-to-Door Moving Service A door-to-door mover takes charge of the entire process of a move, from packing and transportation to unpacking. As the rate varies depending on the amount of household goods, it is best to ask for an estimate beforehand. Also, in most cases, For international visitors visiting Korea for a

you need to make a reservation with a

short-term stay or needing assistance from

mover at least 15-30 days before the

staff

best

moving date. It is certainly a costlier way of

accommodation option is a hotel with

speaking

English,

the

moving than doing the move yourself.

foreign language service and a full set of

Nowadays, many movers offer not only

amenities. But, staying at a hotel is the

unpacking, but also cleaning service.

priciest option as well. For long-term guests, most hotels offer a discount. Ask your hotel about long-term guest discounts.

Moving 1. Moving within Korea Do-it-Yourself Moving

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Household Goods Moving and

After sorting your household goods by

Storage Service

type and packing them, the movers write

Moving and storage services come in

up an inventory list containing serial

handy when you need to store your

numbers and hand it over to you. When

household goods due to a temporary

checking the inventory, make sure to see if

reassignment out of the town, overseas

you have items that require extra-

business trip for a lengthy period,

packaging, in a wooden crate for instance.

remodeling project or hiatus between two residences. The moving and storage

Cargo Insurance

service costs twice the moving service, as

When the packing part is completed, you

the move takes place twice (from your

need to make sure that you are covered

home to the storage, and from the storage

by a cargo insurance which compensates

to your home). The storage fee can be a

you for any loss, theft or damage to your

daily or a monthly fee. For short-term

goods while in transit to the destination.

storage, it is best to have the fee charged on a daily basis.

Transportation and Cargo Loading The packed goods are then transported,

2. International Moving

unless there is a special request from the customer, to a seaport or to an airport for

International moving takes time and

customs clearance. With the export permit

organization. It is therefore best to choose

issued, the shipment is transported

a mover early and plan the process well

according to the itinerary, by plane or by

ahead of your planned relocation date.

ship, to the destination. At this time,

The general procedure of international

documents related to the shipment are

moving is as follows:

sent to the moving company s branch at the destination port. If you have any

Arrangement for a Home Visit and

questions or requests, this is the time to

Estimate

ask or make them.

P148

Movers send their staff to your home to see the amount of household goods to be moved and provide an estimate. If the estimate seems reasonable, you notify the mover and give them the go-ahead.

Packing and Inventory

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Taking Care of Utility Bills and Making Arrangements to Have Mail Forwarded Before moving out of a house, you need to

so that you can pay your portion of the bill

pay the final utility bills. On the day of the

the next month.

move or the day before, call up the gas, electricity and water companies to report the

The telephone and internet services can be

amount of consumption you see on the

transferred to your new residence. The post

meter, and they will tell you the total amount

office forwards your mail to your new

of money you owe.

address for three months.

Since there is usually a time lag of one

For the phone numbers of utility companies

month before you are billed, you will have to

and other public service organizations,

arrange with the next tenant or the landlord

check the directory.

P147

Garbage Disposal and Recycling 1. Paper Paper waste should not be soiled or wet, and should be separated from plastic, aluminum or metal.

Newspapers Books, paper sheets, paper shopping bags, etc. Milk packages, beverage packages, paper cups

Newspapers should not be wet and must be piled flat into a pile about 30cm thick and tied with a string. - Should be free of laminated advertising flyers and other types of plastics and should not be soiled. - Laminated book or magazine covers and metal or plastic notebook springs are not recycled or re-used. After emptying beverage packages, they must be rinsed with water and crushed. They may be placed inside a bag or nested inside another packages in piles of 5-6, or be flattened, and dried. All tapes and metal pins should be removed from boxes,

Boxes

and they must be flattened and piled into a form easy to pick up.

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2. Plastic

Containers should be completely emptied of content, and any lids Containers and packaging materials

in another material (or aluminum foil or wrap, etc) or labels

made of PET, PVC, PP, PS, PE, PSP attached must be removed. Make the bundle as compact as possible for easy recycling. - Foam resin buffers in the packaging of refrigerators, washing

Styrofoam buffers - Packaging synthetic foam resin used as buffer for electronics - Styrene foam used in packaging farm produces and dairy products

machines, TV sets, air conditioners, audio equipment, personal computers, cell phone handsets should be returned to the store where they were bought. - Buffers should be clean and label-free. - Do not recycle heavily-soiled styrofoam or foam styrene coated with another material.

3. Glass Bottles

- Remove plastic or aluminum bottle caps. - Completely empty the bottles and rinse with water. Sort them by color into clear, blue, green and brown glasses. - Don t put cigarette butts or other waste inside bottles. Empty beer bottles, soju bottles and soda bottles can be returned to the store for refund of the container deposit.

4. Cans Tin, steel or

- The cans should be completely emptied and rinsed in water before recycling.

aluminum cans

- Remove outer or inner plastic lids.

(for food)

- Never put cigarette butts or other waste inside the can.

Other cans (butane gas cans,

Pierce a hole to empty the content before recycling.

pesticide cans)

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5. Steel Scraps - Place them inside a paper or plastic bag or bundle and tie them with a string to keep them separate from other types of waste. - Metal items heavily mixed with plastic and other materials are not suitable for recycling as steel scrap.

6. Clothes - No mixed material items like carpets, leather bags, shoes or diaper pants. - Remove and save buttons and zippers that can be re-used. - Put them in a hemp sack to prevent them from getting wet and make a bundle about 30cm thick.

7. Fluorescent Tubes - Sort and recycle only unbroken tubes.

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Education

•Foreign Schools •Libraries & Bookstores


Education Foreign Schools

The number of students enrolled varies widely, from 100 to as many as 1,500. The tuition ranges from USD 15,000 to 25,000 annually. Other expenses such as the school bus fee, textbook costs and extracurricular activity costs must also be considered.

Admission criteria vary depending on the school, and laws and regulations related to international schools change frequently. As of August, 2014, there are 46

Therefore, it is best to directly inquire with

international schools in Korea. Among the

the school to obtain exact and up-to-date

46 schools, 21 are located in Seoul, 7 are in

information.

Gyeonggi-do, 5 are in Busan, and 3 are in Jeju Island.

For the list of international schools in Korea and their contact information, see the

English is the main language in most

directory.

P148 / 149

international schools in Korea, and U.S.style curricula are taught. Students planning to continue their studies in a Korean

Libraries & Bookstores

university need to earn additional credits in

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Korean and Korean history. However, the

The National Library of Korea, located in

standard curriculum suffices for those planning

Sogong-dong, is the first modern library of

to complete their higher education abroad.

Korea. It is also the library boasting the

You must check if there is an authorized

nation s largest holdings of foreign language

education program for entering college.

books. Libraries like the National Assembly

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Seoul, and makes for a nice stroll as well. Meanwhile,

Pyeongnae

Library

in

Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do is a public library for people who come from different cultural backgrounds. It is a place where you can find books in 10 different languages. The library also offers various cultural events. The Shindang Library in Jung-gu, Seoul is also equipped with a Library of Korea, Supreme Court Library

book collection that is geared towards

and the annex library to the Office of

multicultural families.

Education also hold foreign language books as well.

To consult or borrow books from libraries, you will need a library card. Bring a photo

Nowadays, even small public libraries and

ID (foreigner registration card) and ask the

district libraries have a decent-sized

library staff to make one for you. Note that

collection of foreign language books.

some libraries do not lend certain

University libraries are also convenient

materials. Patrons can check in their coat

sources of foreign-language books for

or bag at the reception desk.

international residents. The Namsan Public Library inside Namsan Park provides a

For the list of libraries with a collection of

small foreign language book section. The

foreign language books and their contact

park offers a sweeping view of downtown

information, refer to the directory.

P150

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Transportation

•Using a Transportation Card •Types of Public Transportation •Driving (Getting a Driver’ s License) •Driver’ s License Exchange Service for D-8 Visa Holders •Unlicensed Drivers Wishing to Obtain a Korean License •Purchasing and Registering a Vehicle •Auto Insurance •Car Rental •Tips for Driving in Korea


Transportation Using a Transportation Card 1. T-money Transit Smart Card (Prepaid Transportation Card)

and recharged at more than 30,000 vendors across the country including subway stations and convenience stores. In addition to bus and subway fares, the

1-1. Nationwide T-money Cards

card can be used to pay train fare, taxi fare, inter-city bus fare and highway tollgate fee.

Nationwide T-money cards, used to pay

Also, the card can be used at convenience

public transportation fare, can be purchased

stores, bakeries and fast food joints. For a

Card type T-money

Accessory-type T-money

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list of T-money affiliated stores and shops,

2011, is a public transportation card

visit the T-money card website (

www.

designed for foreign visitors that allows

t-money.co.kr, Korean only). In addition to

card holders to take up to 20 rides a day

the standard card form, the T-money card

on the Seoul subway system, the Airport

comes in various forms such as key

Railroad Express, the Incheon subway

chains and cell phone charms.

system and the Seoul metropolitan area bus system. Foreigners can purchase and

1-2. CITYPASS+

return M-Pass cards at the Seoul Travel Information Center located in the Incheon

The CITYPASS+ card, which bears

International Airport, Seoul Global Culture

instructions on how to use the card in

and Tourism Center (Myeong-dong), and

English, Chinese and Japanese, is a

T-

Gangnam Tourist Information Center

money card with extra benefits for tourists

(Gangnam). Also, the card can be topped

and can be used in Seoul and other parts

up with cash to pay taxi fares or purchase

of the country. The card comes with

goods at T-money affiliated stores.

discount coupons that can be used at tourist attractions, performance halls and

How to use the card

restaurants in Seoul so be sure to make

The card can be used on Seoul s subway

the most of it during your trip.

lines 1 to 9, the Incheon subway system, the Airport Railroad Express and buses in

1-3. M-Pass

the greater Seoul area (Shinbundang Line, AREX Express Trains, inter-city express

The M-Pass card, introduced in December

buses are not included).

CITYPASS+

M-PASS Face

Back

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To use the card to pay fares for buses,

90,000 won can be charged on the card

airport limousine buses or taxis, add

at a time, and the maximum amount that

money to the card and use its T-money

can be charged is 500,000 won.

functions. An amount from 1,000 won to

Card Types Period

1 Day Pass

2 Day Pass

3 Day Pass

5 Day Pass

7 Day Pass

Fare

10,000 won

18,000 won

25,500 won

42,500 won

59,500 won

A deposit of 5,000 won is required to

From the date the pass is issued, the

purchase the card. When the card is

expiration time is 24:00 (midnight) of the

returned, a transaction fee of 500 won is

expiration date.

deducted and 4,500 won will be refunded.

Purchase and Refund Purchase

07:00-22:00 07:00-22:00

Refund 22:00-07:00

Tourist Information Centers located next to exit 5 and 10 on 1F of Incheon International Airport (

032-743-3270/3272)

Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center (Myeong-dong) (

02-3789-7961)

GS25 convenience store across exit number 10 on 1F of Incheon International Airport

Discount Coupons Seoul Museum of Art (Free) N Seoul Tower (10% off)

Myeongdong Haemultang Eomeoni Jib (10% off)

Jeongdong Theater (10% off)

Myeongdong Cheonjiyeon (15% off)

Lotte World (10% off)

Myeongdong Hanjeungmak (30% off)

Sagye Drama Exhibition Hall (20% off)

Myeonddong modpop (Basic Course 20% off + Meal Voucher)

Sachoom Dance Musical (20% off)

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2. Postpaid Transportation Card

Buying a Subway Ticket Seoul: Single-trip cards

Unlike the T-money card that has to be topped up beforehand, you can pay your public transportation fare afterward with a credit card. A credit card can be used as a postpaid transportation card if the postpaid transportation card function is added.

The T-money card may be a better choice,

[Single-trip card] Choose your destination

however, for foreign visitors without a

at a transportation card vending/top-up

credit card issued by a Korean bank.

machine and enter the fare plus a deposit (500

won)

to

get

a

single-trip

transportation card. At the end of the

Types of Public Transportation

transit, enter the single-trip card into a transportation card vending machine at your destination station for refund of the

1. Subway

deposit.

Subway systems are available in Korea, in Seoul and the metropolitan area, Busan,

Busan: Regular tickets and multi-ride cards

Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon. The fare

Tickets may be purchased at a vending

system is the same for all of these subway

machine within a subway station for both

systems (purchase ticket ticket on the reader subway

place the

regular tickets and multi-ride cards.

board/disembark

Regular tickets can be for a one way trip

place the ticket on the reader)

or a round trip. The fare varying depending

except for the single trip ticket whose

on the destination, travelers must choose

price varies somewhat.

a line from the map at the top or a section

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from the right-hand side. Multi-ride cards are

Blue (Trunk Route) Buses

available for one day, seven days or one month validity.

Gwangju: Single-trip tickets Single-trip tickets have no expiry date and may be used for all rides made within two

Blue buses are long-distance trunk-line

hours from the time of initial validation.

buses serving areas within the City of Seoul.

Daegu and Daejeon: Single-trip token-

Green (Branch Route) Buses

style tickets

Tip To switch subway lines, follow the transfer sign, indicating the line number. When riding to a destination farther than you have initially paid for, simply pay for

These branch-line buses provide linkage to subway stops and serve areas within a

the extra-fare using a ticket vending machine or to a subway staff.

neighborhood.

Transfer discounts given when switching to another public transport system are not

Yellow (Circular Route) Buses

available for travelers using a single-trip card. No deposit (500 won) is required when purchasing a subway ticket in places other than Seoul.

2. City Bus

Linking areas on the outskirts of the city, yellow buses meet diverse transportation

2-1. Types of Buses (Seoul) City buses currently circulating in Seoul are new models launched in July, 2004. Bus stops now match the color of the bus, making it easier to spot the stop for the right bus.

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demands in the City of Seoul.

Red (Wide Area) Buses


These express buses ensure connection

passengers are allowed on this bus.

between Seoul and its surrounding cities in the metropolitan area.

Inter-City Express Bus

M Bus

These long distance express buses were specifically

designed

to

connect

The M Bus is an express bus system that

metropolitan areas with nearby satellite

serves a smaller number of stops

cities. No standing passengers are

compared to other buses. No standing

allowed on this bus.

2-2. Bus Fares in Major Cities (won) as of Sep. 2014

Type

Payment method

Seoul

Gyeonggi

Incheon Daejeon

Daegu

Busan

Ulsan

Gwangju 1,100

Card

1,050

1,100

1,100

1,100

1,100

1,200

1,140

Cash

1,150

1,200

1,300

1,200

1,200

1,300

1,200

1,200

City

Card

1,850

1,800

2,200

1,100

1,450

1,700

1,500

1,100

Express Bus

Cash

1,950

1,900

2,500

1,200

1,600

1,800

1,700

1,200

Card

2,000

2,000

2,200

-

-

-

-

-

Cash

2,100

2,100

2,500

-

-

-

-

-

Card

2,000

2,000

2,200

-

-

-

1,880

-

Cash

2,100

2,100

2,500

-

-

-

2,100

-

City bus

M Bus Inter-City Express Bus

*National bus transportation association

www.bus.or.kr

A Simplified Transit Fare System for

system and the number of transfers made

the Seoul Metropolitan Area

between the systems, travelers always pay

Under this simplified transit fare system for

for the total distance traveled, as long as

the capital area (Seoul Metropolitan City,

they use a transportation card. This

Gyeonggi-do, Incheon Metropolitan City),

represents significant savings for most.

travelers no longer pay separately for each ride with different transport means, from

Transfer Trips (Distance-Metered Fare)

the subway to city buses and community

In this fare scheme for trips involving

buses. Regardless of transportation

multiple transfers between different

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Seoul Metropolitan Area

Eligible travelers Maximum time between two rides Number of transfers Eligible travelers

Busan

Maximum time between two rides

Up to 30 minutes (up to 1 hour between 21:00 and 7:00) Up to four transfers (up to five different transportation means) Travelers using a T-money card, Hanaro card, Mybi card, Ibi card, Cashbee card or a postpaid transportation card Up to 30 minutes

Number of transfers

Up to two transfers (up to three different transportation means)

Eligible travelers

Travelers using a transportation card

Fare discounts Daejeon

Travelers using a T-money card or a postpaid transportation card

Maximum time between two rides Number of transfers

Subway (section 1) and community shuttle: Transfer discount Subway (section 1) and city bus: Free transfer Up to 30 minutes Up to three transfers (only one transfer to the subway) Travelers using prepaid card affiliated with the Hanpay card,

Eligible travelers Gwangju

Mybi card or the Gwangju bank, and travelers with a credit card with a transportation card function.

Applicable transfer type

Transfer between the subway (section 1) and city bus

Maximum time

Up to 1 hour for rides starting with a city (community) bus /

between two rides

Up to 30 minutes for rides starting with the subway Travelers using pre-paid cards such as the TopPass card and

Eligible travelers

Daegyeong transportation card, and travelers with a post-paid card such as the KB Card and BC Card

Daegu

Applicable transfer types

Between the subway, Daegu city bus and Gyeongsan city bus (except buses serving Yeongcheon, Goryeong and Seongju)

Maximum time

Up to 1 hour after boarding a bus /

between two rides

Up to 30 minutes after exiting the subway

Number of transfers

Up to two transfers (up to three transportation means)

transportation systems, a basic fee is

Transfer trip discounts do not apply to

charged, based on the transportation means

transfers within the same bus route or two

with the highest basic fee, and if the total

successive subway rides.

distance traveled exceeds the distance listed

No discount for regional transit buses

below, an extrafare of 100 won is charged

(including airport bus) or Incheon

for every 5km in excess.

International Airport Railway trips.

Tip

How to pay for multiple passengers

You can pay for more than one person with your T-money card when you go on a bus ride. Just tell the bus driver the number of people you will be paying for with your transportation card before you use the reader. Remember, if you transit onto another bus, you must pay for the same number of passengers as your first trip for the transit discount to apply. Note that you cannot pay for multiple people on the subway.

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On Jul. 16, 2014, a no-standing policy was imposed on inter-city express buses (including airport limousines) in the Seoul metropolitan area.

3. Taxi International Taxi Seoul city-designated taxi service for international residents of Seoul or international visitors to Seoul. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1644-2255 or visiting the Reservation

International Taxi website at

http://ww.intltaxi.co.kr.

Cabs on stand-by, if available, are sent to customers without a reservation. Fare

Section-based, metered or rental rates depending on the case

Types

Mid-size taxi, Deluxe taxi: up to 5 passengers / Jumbo-size taxi: 6-9 passengers - The selection and training of drivers as well as the fare schedule and the operation of the call center are managed directly by the Seoul city government. - Drivers and call center staff trained and tested for proficiency in major languages.

Why

- Information service providing tips to international residents on living in Seoul,

International Taxi?

including how to use the airports, touring Seoul and doing business in Korea. - Flat rates for trips between the Incheon International Airport and designated areas of Seoul. - Information desks and pick-up locations at the Incheon International Airport and the Gimpo Airport. - Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, Amex) and T-money card accepted.

Deluxe Taxi These black taxi cabs with a yellow stripe, while more comfortable and providing better services than regular taxis, are slightly more expensive.

Regular Taxi Many of them have a silver body with white or blue stripes, but many of the newer taxis are orange with a white stripe. The basic charge is 3,000 won in Seoul. A 20 percent night time surcharge is applied to the basic fare from midnight to 4:00 A.M.

Call Taxi These taxis can be dispatched by phone; which is very convenient if you are in an area with few taxis or late at night. They are identical to regular taxis in appearance, and the fare is the same as well. But, when the fare is less than 9,000 won, a dispatch charge of 1,000 won is added to the fare.

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4. Express Bus

(Subway Lines 3, 7 & 9, Express Bus Terminal station) 02-1688-4700 www.exterminal.co.kr

Central City Bus Terminal (Honam Line) 190, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Subway Lines 3 & 7, Express Bus Terminal station) Express buses, which are less pricey than

02-6282-0114

the KTX, are good alternatives for a long-

www.centralcityseoul.co.kr

distance trip. There are two types of express buses: regular express bus and deluxe

5. Train

express bus. Deluxe express buses seat less passengers than the regular ones. The seats

There are three types of trains varying in

are wider and more comfortable and the

speed: KTX, Saemaeul and Mugunghwa.

buses are equipped with a satellite TV screen.

KTX trains are currently the fastest, with the travel time between Seoul and Busan about

Tickets may be purchased in advance,

2 hours and 50 minutes. The Samaeul is the

online at the express bus ticketing website.

second fastest train, with 4 hours and 30

Check the terminal beforehand, as it varies

minutes, and next is Mugunghwa, which

depending on the destination. Gyeongbu

takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. Timetables,

and Yeongdong line buses depart from the

routes and stations and fare information may

Seoul Express Bus Terminal, and Honam

be checked online at the KORAIL website

line buses, bound for Gwangju or Jeonju,

(

depart from the Central City Terminal. Most buses bound for places in eastern Korea, like Gangwon-do cities, depart from the East Seoul Express Bus Terminal, and many Chungcheongdo-bound buses from the South Seoul Terminal.

Seoul Express Bus Terminal (Gyeongbu Line, Yeongdong Line) 194, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

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www.korail.com).


Reservations Eligible customers

Customers with a KORAIL membership

Where to make

KORAIL website

reservations

KORAIL customer center

Reservation

30 days before the date of departure (from 7:00 AM) - 30 minutes before the

acceptance

time of departure

www.korail.com 1544-8545, 1544-7788, English Service: 1599-7777

If the reserved ticket is not purchased or paid for within the specified period of time, the reservation is cancelled automatically. Payment

- Reservations made until three days before the departure payment required by the end of the following business day. - Reservations made two days before the departure date to 30 minutes before the time of departure

Ticketing

payment at the time of reservation

When the ticket that has been paid for is not picked up by the time of departure, a cancellation fee amounting to 15% of the fare is withheld from the refund. Reservations may be cancelled through the KORAIL website, at the train station or at your travel agency. Customers with a KORAIL membership may call the

Canceling

KORAIL customer center for cancellation.

reservations

- Cancellation of reservation before payment - Cancellation of reservation after payment

No fee The amount of cancellation fee

depends on the date/time of cancellation.

Checking the Ticket

Boarding

After purchasing the ticket, check the

The train information is displayed on the

ticket to make sure all the information on it

LED board screen, 15 minutes before the

(date and time of departure, departure and

departure time (trains for which boarding

arrival stations, etc.) are correct.

has already begun have a blinking red light at the upper right corner). Enter the boarding area beyond the gate and go to the platform indicated on the LED board screen to board the train.

Departure station Arrival station Time of departure Time of arrival Type of train Train No. (Odd numbers-southbound, even numbersnorthbound) Coach No. Ticket issuer Ticket refund No. Amount paid Seat No.

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Tip

Incheon Airport Railroad Express AREX

Express Train Route: Seoul Station 1599-7788

Incheon International Airport (Non- stop)

http://www.arex.or.kr

Route and Fare Duration 43 minutes

First Train / Last Train

Fare

Bound for Incheon International Airport

06:00 / 22:20

Adults 8,000 won

Bound for Seoul Station

05:20 / 21:50

Children 6,900 won

Seoul station City Airport Terminal - Location: AREX Seoul Station B2 - Services: Flight and baggage check-in services, immigration check (for travelers boarding international flights at Incheon Int’l Airport on the same day) - Hours of Operation: Flight check-in (Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Airlines), baggage check-in 05:20-19:00 (The boarding procedure must be completed three hours prior to the time of departure.) - Immigration check: Immigration office, 08:00-19:00 Passengers that don’t use the services at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal can also take the express train.

Driving (Getting a Driver’s License) 1. Converting a Foreign Driver’s License to a Korean License A driver s license issued by an appropriately

Only unexpired full licenses may be

-empowered foreign authority may be

exchanged. Temporary licenses, learner s

exchanged for a Korean driver s license, by

licenses, provisional licenses, probationary

providing required documents including a

licenses or driving permits or certificates are

certificate from the embassy of your home

not acceptable for exchange.

country and after undergoing a physical exam and taking a written test.

To check if you need to take a written test, see the List of Countries Having a Reciprocal Driver s License Agreement with Korea at the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver s License Examination Office.

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1. Foreign driving license (The foreign driver s license is surrendered at the time of receiving a Korean license. The foreign driver s license will be returned when the license holder submits his/her passport and plane ticket before leaving the country.) 2. A certificate in Korean or English, issued by your country s embassy in Korea or by the Korean embassy in the license issuing country, proving the authenticity of the license The certificate from an embassy does not have to be notarized. If the driver s license or certificate does not contain the date of issuance and a date of expiration, provide a driving record or an equivalent document with the date of issuance and the date of expiration. 3. An entry/exit record issued by the immigration authority and the passport Documents

The entry/exit record and the stamps on the passport should show that you stayed in the license-issuing country for at least 90 days. 4. ID card Korean citizens: ID Card, passport or any other valid, government-issued identification document (Korean citizens here refer to those who are registered as residents pursuant to Article 6 of the Resident Registration Act) Foreign nationals: Passport and Alien Registration Card Overseas Koreans: Passport and Domestic Residence Report Card Foreign nationals who are not registered as an alien resident and are in Korea for less than 90 days cannot exchange their foreign license for a Korean license (They are, however, allowed to take the regular driver s test including the road test.) 5. 3 color photos (for the size of the photo and other details, see the Road Traffic Authority Driver s License Examination Office s website) 1. Foreigners, foreign citizenship holders of countries that recognize the Korean driver s

Fees

license: 12,500 won 2. Foreigners, foreign citizenship holders of countries that do not recognize the Korean driver s license: 20,500 won Foreign driver s license is exchanged only for a class-2 regular license. Foreign driver s licenses issued in countries having a reciprocity agreement with Korea (Belgium, Poland, Spain and Italy) may be exchanged for licenses of the same class and type. License exchange applications must be submitted personally by applicants List of Countries Having a Reciprocal Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s License Agreement with Korea (National Police Agency Notice, Aug. 1, 2014) - Visit the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver s License Examination Office.

Others

1. Countries where Korean licenses are exchanged for local ones without requiring test-taking. 2. Regions with an independent driving license system such as Hong Kong, Taiwan are considered countries for the purpose of driver s license conversion. 3. If, after the enactment of this Notice, Korean licenses are newly recognized or no longer recognized in a country, and if the Korean police is notified of such change, the recognition of licenses of this country in Korea will be based on this updated rule. Licenses from countries with a reciprocity agreement with Korea: physical examination only Licenses from countries without a reciprocity agreement with Korea: physical examination and a written test (20 multiple choice questions) in Korean, English, Chinese or Russian Drivers whose Korean driving license was cancelled in the past must receive 6 hours of traffic safety education - Visit the website of the Road Traffic Authority Driver s License Examination Office.

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Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License Exchange Service for D-8 Visa Holders

1. Drive in Korea with KOTRA

exchange their foreign driver s license for a Korean one.

To enhance the convenience of foreign

The written exam is exempted for D-8 visa

investors living in Korea, KOTRA s ICC

holders and their accompanying family

(Investment Consulting Center) now

members.

exchanges foreign driver s licenses for a Korean one.

1-2. Documents to be submitted

1-1. About the service Please visit KOTRA s ICC in person with the Holders of the D-8 visa and their

following documents.

accompanying family members (the spouse

7, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

and unmarried children aged 18) can

02-3497-1970

1. Driver s license issued in the applicant s home country Expired license will not be accepted. 2. Certificate of Entry and Exit and passport (the driver s license issuance date or renewal date should be stated) The Certificate of Entry and Exit can be issued at KOTRA s ICC (Handling fee: 2,000 won) In the case of a license issued by a third country, a document proving that the applicant D-8 visa holder

resided in the issuing country for 90 days or longer should be submitted. For inquiries, please contact the ICC (

02-3497-1056).

3. Alien Registration Card or Domicile Registration Card Short-term residents of less than 90 days are not permitted to exchange their driver s license 4. Certificate from home country s embassy or an apostille proving the authenticity of the applicant s foreign driver s license - Certificates issued by and embassy are valid for one year from the date of issuance. In the case that the period of validity stated on the certificate is less than one year, the stated period shall be applied.

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- The apostille shall be valid until the date designated by the Lottery. In the case of applicants from the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Uzbekistan, an apostille shall be submitted because the embassies of the countries do not issue a certification of authenticity for driver s licenses. D-8 visa holder

Embassy-issued certificates and apostilles should be in English or Korean. 5. Three color photos (3cm

4cm)

Identification photo taken within the past six months 6. Physical exam report - KOTRA s ICC does not provide physical exams. Please visit a designated hospital for a physical exam and submit the report. 7. License issuance fee: 7,500 won

Accompanying

The above documents PLUS the D-8 visa holder s Certificate of Alien Registration

family

Accompanying family members refers to the spouse and unmarried children

members of D-8 visa holders

(aged 18) of D-8 visa holders. The Certificate of Alien Registration can be issued at KOTRA s ICC (Handling fee: 2,000 won).

Applicants may be asked to submit additional documents. Please note that the screening criteria may differ depending on the agreement signed between Korea and the applicant s home country.

Unlicensed Drivers Wishing to Obtain a Korean License If there is no foreign driver s license to

Inquiries: Road Traffic Authority Driver s

exchange with a Korean driver s license, a

License Examination Office

new license should be acquired in

1577-1120

http://dl.koroad.or.kr

accordance with a certain procedure. The procedure for registration and acquisition of a driver s license is as follows:

Traffic safety education examination test

Sign up for a written

Written test

driving test license issued Road test

Physical

Sign up for a

Driving test

Learner s

Sign up for a road test License issued

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Purchasing and Registering a Vehicle When purchasing a vehicle in Korea, foreigners must submit a foreigner registration certificate that states his/her place of residence.

Required Documents for the Registration of a New Vehicle - Application for registration - One copy of vehicle manufacture certificate

1. Documents Required for Registering a New Vehicle

(for newly manufactured vehicles) or one copy of import declaration certificate (for imported cars)

Certificate of residency

- Certificate of valid liability insurance

Certification of domicile

- Temporary driving permit and number

Certificate of seal impression for foreigners

plates (front and back plates)

Korean driver s license

- Registration tax receipt

Personal seal

- Alien registration card, certificate of

Copy of company sponsored health

domicile registration

insurance (Proof of income) Foreigners must have resided in Korea for at least two years Foreigners who hold F-4 or F-5 visas are

Documents Required for Car Disposal - Application form for cancellation of vehicle registration

eligible for monthly installment plans when

- Certificate of vehicle registration

purchasing a vehicle.

- Receipt of vehicle (issued by auto junkyard) or confirmation of theft report (when

2. Registering a Vehicle

vehicle is stolen) - License plates (front and back plates) and

You must register your new vehicle upon purchase. The car manufacturer or dealership will register the vehicle for you if you wish. Failure to register the vehicle will

seal - Alien registration card, certificate of domicile registration Deadline for Cancellation of Vehicle

result in imprisonment for up to two years or

Registration

a fine up to five million won.

The deadline for cancellation of vehicle registration is one month from the date of

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Where to Register: The vehicle

vehicle disposal, and failure to cancel

registration department of the Si/Gun/Gu

registration within this period will result in a

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â&#x20AC;˘Periodic Vehicle Inspection

Insurance Companies That Sell Auto

Periodic motor vehicle inspections are

Insurance to Foreign Drivers

performed in order to ensure that the

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

vehicle is operating safely. Vehicles must undergo inspection within a two month period starting from one month before the

1588-5114 www.samsungfire.com Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance

inspection expiration date to one month

1588-5656

after the date.

www.hi.co.kr

- Required documents: Vehicle registration

LIG Insurance

certificate, certificate of vehicle liability

1544-0114

insurance

www.lginsure.com

- Location: Korea Transportation Safety Authority

(

1577-0990)

vehicle

inspection station or auto repair shop

AIG Korea Insurance 1544-2792 www.aiggeneral.co.kr MG non-life Insurance

Visit

http://global.seoul.go.kr for

1588-5959

more information and details regarding

www.mgcar-direct.com

the purchase of new and used vehicles,

Jeil Fire & Marine Insurance

transfer of ownership and other vehicle

1566-8282

related questions.

www.fristfire.co.kr

Auto Insurance

Documents Required to Purchase Auto Insurance: Alien registration card The terms and conditions, insurance

Under Korean law, auto insurance is

premium and special provisions differ

compulsory and owners are required to

from company to company so it is

purchase auto insurance in order to own

recommended to sign up for insurance

and operate a vehicle.

after comparing and carefully reviewing each policy.

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Car Rental

1588-5330 www.hyundaicapital.com

Qualifications to Rent a Car

Dongbu Rent-a-Car

To rent a car, the driver must be 21 years

1688-5600

of age or older, have at least one year of

www.dongburentcar.co.kr

driving experience and possess a driver s license.

- Short-Term Rentals: 1 hour to 1 month

Foreigners driver s license:

- Long-Term Rentals: Minimum of 12

- A foreigner must have a valid driver s license. (Korean/International)

months to a maximum of 55 months (offers the latest car models and a wide variety of

- International driver s license holders must

services)

present a valid passport.

Tips for Driving in Korea

Car Rental Companies and Rental Period AJ Rent-a-Car

1. Bus-only Lanes

1544-1600 www.ajrentacar.co.kr

Bus-only lanes, reserved for the exclusive

KT Kumho Rent-a-Car

use of authorized buses, are special travel

1588-1230

lanes created to speed and promote the

www.ktkumhorent.com Hyundai Capital Lease

Road type

Rent-a-Car

flow of bus traffic. To avoid obstructing the

Vehicles authorized to use bus-only lanes Highways

Other roads 1. Large-size multi-passenger vehicles seating 36 or more passengers

9-passenger vehicles

2. Business multi-passenger vehicles seating less than 36

or multi-passenger

3. School buses operating for transportation of children, carrying a

vehicles (passenger vehicles Bus-only lane

registration. 4. The following multi-passenger vehicles designated by the

and multi-passenger

Commissioner of the local policy agency to facilitate traffic

vehicles that seat

movement:

no more than 12 should have at least six passengers onboard)

A. Multi-passenger vehicles for school children or commuters operating on a fixed route and seating at least 16. B. Multi-passenger vehicles deemed necessary, for the transportation of participants of an international conference, etc. C. Multi-passenger vehicles for foreign tourists operated by a chartered bus operator and which seat 25 people or more.

*For more detailed information, see the Enforcement Decree of the Road Traffic Act.

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traffic of other types of vehicles, on

2. Hi-pass

highways, bus lanes are in the middle of a road, and in regular roads, at the outer

Hi-pass, which you must have seen

side of a road. Although only buses

written on some of the highway tollgates in

meeting certain conditions are authorized

Korea, is an electronic toll payment

to use bus-only lanes, in some cases,

system

other vehicles with multiple passengers

Expressway Corporation to alleviate

may be allowed to use them as well.

bottlenecks caused by cars slowing down

An unauthorized vehicle caught driving on

and stopping at a tollgate to pay the toll.

a bus-only lane is fined. See the list of

Drivers with a Hi-pass device and card

vehicles authorized to use bus-only lanes

installed inside the vehicle do not need to

below:

slow down at the tollgate and can just

operated

by

the

Korea

drive through it. The toll is automatically debited from the prepaid Hi-pass card

Note

Sign Board

2km before the Hi-pass tollgates

1km before Hi-pass tollgates

Road marks (blue lanes)

Hi-pass neon signs

*Source: Korea Expressway Corporation

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(which, therefore, needs to be topped up

to carry a camera to record the scene of the

beforehand). In the case of a postpaid card

accident. A car should be parked on the

affiliated with a credit card, tolls are paid

roadside immediately after a traffic accident

later once a month on the credit card due

occurs. You may call 119 for emergency aid

date.

or an ambulance. You should declare the details of an accident within 3 hours in a city

Cars without a Hi-pass device, passing

or within 12 hours within in a rural area by

through

visiting a police station in person or by

a

Hi-pass

lane,

become

photographed, and their drivers have to pay

phone either in person or by a third-party.

the toll plus a fine. Therefore, make sure to enter the right lane at a tollgate.

The driver should immediately notify the car insurance company of such information as

3. Permissive Left Turn

the date and place of the accident, degree of damage, circumstances of the accident,

In Korea, most traffic

evidence, and witnesses. You should seek

lights have a dedicated

advice from the insurance company to avoid

left turn light, and drivers

unfair liability or penalties arising from

must make a left turn

damage of evidence.

only when this signal lights up. But, if you see

When in need of interpretation service or

a sign like the one above

other assistance, call the Seoul Global

at a crossroads, this means that you may

Center (

make a left turn, even if there is no left turn

does not offer services in the language you

light. Make your left turn when the traffic light

speak, call the BBB, which offers free

is green, after checking for cars coming from

interpretation service in 17 languages (

the left and right.

1588-5644).

4. How to Respond to a Traffic Accident

5. Emergency Car Services

02-2075-4130~1). If the Center

Free battery recharging Foreign drivers are recommended to carry

Free car door opening service

the phone numbers of their Korean friends,

Emergency gas refilling service (excluding

lawyers, car insurance companies, and their

diesel or LPG burning cars)

local embassy in case they get into an

Free tire replacement service

unexpected traffic accident. It is also crucial

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Media/Broadcasting/ Telecommunication

•Foreign Language Media Service •Subscription to Same Day International News •TV Networks •Fixed-line Telephone •Mobile Phone Service •Mobile Phone Rental from the Incheon International Airport/ Roaming •Postal Services


Media/Broadcasting/ Telecommunication Foreign Language Media Service Media

Tel.

Website

Foreign Language Service

The Kyunghyang Shinmun

02-3701-1114

www.khan.co.kr

English

The Kukmin Daily

02-781-9114

www.kmib.co.kr

English

The Dong-A Ilbo

02-2020-0114

www.donga.com

English, Chinese, Japanese

Yonhap News Agency

02-398-3114

www.yonhapnews.co.kr

English, Chinese, Japanese etc.

The Chosunilbo

02-724-5114

www.chosun.com

English, Chinese, Japanese

JoongAng Ilbo

02-751-5114

joongang.joins.com

English, Chinese, Japanese

MK Business News

02-2000-2114

www.mk.co.kr

English, Chinese, Japanese

The Hankyoreh

1566-9595

www.hani.co.kr

English, Japanese

The Korea Economic Daily

02-3604-114

www.hankyung.com

English

Subscription to Same Day International News Media

Tel.

Website www.koreaherald.com

English Language Service

The Korea Herald

02-727-0114

The Korea Times

02-724-2715

www.koreatimes.co.kr

English newspaper

Korea JoongAng Daily

02-751-5114

koreajoongangdaily.joins.com

English newspaper

Tip

English newspaper

Subscription to Same-Day International Newspapers

Newspaper Direct distributes 2,000 newspapers from 95 countries. Human Digital System 02-3426-3474 www.newspaperdirect.co.kr (Korean only)

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TV Networks 1. Terrestrial TV Stations

TV (

www.arirang.co.kr) airs programs

that provide information on Korea in (Channel 9) 1588-1801

(Channel 7) 1577-1300

www.imbc.com (Channel 6)

02-2001-6600

www.sbs.co.kr (Channel 10)

1588-1580

3. Satellite TV

www.kbs.co.kr (Channel 11)

02-789-0011

foreign languages.

www.kbs.co.kr

www.ebs.co.kr

Skylife is the main satellite broadcasting provider in Korea. Skylife uses digital satellite technology to deliver the highest digital picture and sound quality, and offers hundreds of channels. 1588-3002 / 080-001-3002 www.skylife.co.kr (Korean only)

2. Cable TV (Requires set-top box)

Fixed-line Telephone To get a line installed, call the following telecom service provider and schedule a visit by a telephone installer.

olleh KT : 100 (Internet phone and landline phone) SK Broadband : 106 Cable TV networks in Korea offer a wide

(Internet phone and landline phone)

variety of channels. Foreigners should

LG U+ : 101

check with their local cable service

(Internet phone and landline phone)

provider for the documents required for foreign subscribers. For the contact

Korean telecom service providers offer

number of local cable service providers,

bundled telecom services, which provide

refer to the Korean Cable TV Association

discounts for subscribing to the mobile

website (

www.kcta.or.kr, Korean only).

phone, Internet and Internet TV service as

Among the many cable channels, Arirang

one package. The terms of service for the

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on the length of the contract, unit call price, value-added service charges, whether or not you are renting any equipment from your provider and whether you modify your options later. Therefore, before choosing a bundled plan, you must carefully read all the details of a plan by visiting the website of the telecom company.

The bundled telecom plans are as follows (The bundles vary widely depending on the

details of the plan and discounts offered may

provider. Their price, meanwhile, depends

vary by region and time of subscription).

1. olleh KT *The amount in parentheses includes VAT and is the actual amount charged.

Monthly Rates Note

No contract

1 year

2 year

3 year

contract

contract

contract

Bundled package 20,000 won (when bundled with cellular

olleh Internet

36,000 won

33,000 won

25,500 won

or TV service) and

(39,600 won)

(36,300 won) (33,000 won) (28,050 won)

30,000 won

23,000 won (when bundled with a landline or internet phone)

Modem

8,000 won

5,500 won

4,500 won

rental fee

(8,800 won)

(6,050 won)

(4,950 won)

Subscription and 30,000 won/1 time installation fee

Free

Free

(33,000 won)

-

*The amount in parentheses includes VAT and is the actual amount charged.

Landline phone

Internet phone (VoIP)

TV

Landline phone + TV

+ Internet

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A saving of 8,000 won

A saving of 8,200 won

A saving of 12,000 won

A saving of 16,200 won

(8,800 won) per month

(9,020 won) per month

(13,200 won) per month

(17,820 won) per month

when bundled

when bundled

when bundled

when bundled

24,000 won

27,000 won

34,000 won

35,000 won

(26,400 won) per month

(29,700 won) per month

(37,400 won) per month

(38,500 won) per month

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2. SK Broadband Equipment rental fee is not included. In the case of early termination of the service commitment and bundle agreement, the discounted amount will be subject to refund.

B set SMART Smart Optical Lan B internet Smart Direct B

Basic

internet phone BTV

Digital Economy Bundled with

Total

1 year

2 year

3 year

contact

contact

contact

Note

25,000 won 25,000 won 25,000 won (27,500 won) (27,500 won) (27,500 won)

No discount

20,000 won 20,000 won 20,000 won (22,000 won) (22,000 won) (22,000 won) 1,000 won

1,000 won

(1,100 won)

(1,100 won) (1,100 won)

10,500 won 10,000 won

1,000 won 9,000 won

(11,550 won) (11,000 won) (9,900 won)

Unlimited calls for 2,000 won per month 500/1,000/2,000 won discount for set contracts

36,500 won 36,000 won 35,000 won

Smart Optical Lan (40,150 won) (39,600 won) (38,500 won) Bundled with

31,500 won 31,000 won 30,000 won

Smart Diret

(34,650 won) (34,100 won) (33,000 won)

Unlimited calls for 2,000 won per month

*The amount in parentheses includes VAT and is the actual amount charged.

3. LG U+ Discounted Package Rates

Service

Basic rates (No contract)

Bundled package rates internet + TV + homeBoy

internet + TV

internet + homeBoy

internet

33,000 won

17,000 won

19,000 won

19,000 won

(19 basic rate plan)

(36,300 won)

(18,700 won)

(20,900 won)

(20,900 won)

IPTV (tv G) homeBoy (Standard) Wi-Fi100 Total

14,900 won

9,900 won

9,900 won

(16,390 won)

(10,890 won)

(10,890 won)

9,000 won

7,000 won

(9,900 won)

(7,700 won)

6,000 won (6,600 won)

0 won

1,500 won (1,650 won)

7,000 won (7,700 won) 0 won

62,900 won

33,900 won

30,400 won

26,000 won

(69,190 won)

(37,290 won)

(33,440 won)

(28,600 won)

*The amount in parentheses includes VAT and is the actual amount charged.

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Smart Package Rates

Service

Basic rates (No contract)

Bundled package rates internet + TV + homeBoy

internet + TV

internet + homeBoy

internet

33,000 won

23,000 won

25,000 won

25,000 won

(smart rate plan)

(36,300 won)

(25,300 won)

(27,500 won)

(27,500 won)

IPTV (tv G) homeBoy (Standard) Wi-Fi100 Total

14,900 won

9,900 won

9,900 won

(16,390 won)

(10,890 won)

(10,890 won)

9,000 won

7,000 won

(9,900 won)

(7,700 won)

6,000 won

7,000 won

-

0 won

(6,600 won)

-

(7,700 won)

0 won

0 won

62,900 won

39,900 won

34,900 won

32,000 won

(69,190 won)

(43,890 won)

(38,390 won)

(35,200 won)

*The amount in parentheses includes VAT and is the actual amount charged. *Bundled discount rates apply for three year contracts.

Mobile Phone Service 1. Mobile Operators olleh KT

www.olleh.com

Mobile Phon + 114, 1588-0010

LG U+

www.uplus.co.kr

Mobile Phon + 114, 1544-0010

SKT

www.tworld.co.kr

Mobile Phon + 114, 1599-0011

2. How Foreigners can Subscribe to a Mobile Service olleh KT - Required Documents: Alien registration card or alien registration certificate + a photo ID (passport) + Account Number - Deposit: With 200,000 won deposit, 1 deferred payment is available (Limited offer for up to 1 deferred payment) - Monthly installment plan and cash payments are available depending on the status of stay. - One-time subscription fee: 7,200 won

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SKT

- Guarantee insurance fee: 25,000 won

- Documents required: Alien registration

- One-time subscription fee: 11,880 won

card, a bank passbook or a credit card under your name

LG U+

- Deposit: May be required or waived depending on the subscriber s type of residency. The deposit is refunded after

- Documents required: alien registration card - One-time subscription fee: 9,000 won

cancellation of service contract.

Mobile Phone Rental from the Incheon International Airport / Roaming olleh KT - Services: mobile phone rental, international roaming service - Opening hours

06:00-22:00

- Phone number

1588-0608

- Service center location 24-hour service center : 1st fl., near Gate 10 General access area: 1st fl., near Exit 6 (06:00-22:00): roaming phone, domestic phone and wi-fi egg rental & return 1st fl., near Exit 10 (24 hrs): roaming phone, domestic phone and wi-fi egg rental & return 3rd fl., between Check-in Counter E and F (06:00-22:00): wi-fi egg rental, automatic roaming 3rd fl., between Check-in Counters K and L (06:00-22:00): data roaming, wi-fi egg rental, automatic roaming 3rd fl., between Check-in Counters L and M (06:00-22:00): wi-fi egg rental, automatic roaming Duty-free zone: Near Gate 25 (07:00-21:00): automatic roaming, rental phone roaming Near Gate 29 (07:00-21:00): automatic roaming, rental phone roaming Concourse A Olleh Roaming Center: near Gate 119 (07:00-21:00)

SKT - Services: mobile phone rental, international roaming service - Opening hours

06:00-22:00

- Phone number

1599-2011

- Service center location

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24-hour service center : 1st fl., between Exit 6 and 7 General access area: 1st fl., between Exit 6 and 7: roaming phone, domestic phone rental and return (24 hrs) 1st fl., between Exit 10 and 11: roaming phone, domestic phone rental and return (06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., near Check-in Counter E: roaming phone rental, domestic rental phone return (06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., near Check-in Counter G: roaming phone rental, domestic rental phone return (06:00-22:00) Airside SKT roaming center Near duty-free zone Gate 25 (Auto roaming / rental roaming 07:00-21:00) Near duty-free zone Gate 29 (Auto roaming / rental roaming 07:00-21:00) Near duty-free zone Gate 119 (Auto roaming / rental roaming 07:00-21:00)

LG U+ - Services: Mobile handset rental, international roaming - Opening hours

06:00-22:00

- Phone number

02-3416-7010

- Service center location 24-hour service center : 1st fl., near Gate 5-6 LG U+ Global Roaming Center in General Access Area: 1st fl., near Exit 5-6 (Roaming phone return / local rental phone rental, 24 hrs) 1st fl., near Exit 9-10 (Roaming phone return / local rental phone rental, 06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., between Check-in Counters A and B (Roaming phone return / local rental phone rental, 06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., between Check-in Counters E and F (Roaming phone rental / local rental phone rental, 06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., between Check-in Counters G and H (Roaming phone rental / local rental phone rental, 06:00-22:00) 3rd fl., near Check-in Counter M (Roaming phone rental / local rental phone rental, 06:00-22:00)

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Postal Services 1. Domestic Postal Service - Service provided by: Post office and post service agencies nationwide - Key services: Mail, courier service (express parcel delivery), banking and insurance -

1588-1300

Postal Rates (as of Feb. 1, 2014, unit: won) Weight

Regular

Registered Mail

Express Mail

(g)

Standard

Non-standard

Standard

Non-standard

Standard

5

270

390

1,900

2,020

2,200

Non-standard 2,320

25

300

390

1,930

2,020

2,230

2,320

50

320

390

1,950

2,020

2,250

2,320

100

-

510

-

2,140

-

2,440

150

-

630

-

2,260

-

2,560

30kg(160cm)

Parcel Service Rates (as of Feb. 1, 2014, unit: won) 2kg(60cm)

5kg(80cm)

10kg(120cm)

20kg(140cm)

Registered

Service Local

3,500

4,000

5,500

7,000

8,500

(Next-day delivery)

National

4,000

4,500

6,000

7,500

9,500

Local

2,200

2,700

4,200

5,700

7,200

National

2,700

3,200

4,700

6,200

8,200

30kg(160cm)

Regular parcel

Courier Service Rates (as of Feb. 1, 2014, unit: won) 2kg(60cm)

5kg(80cm)

10kg(120cm)

20kg(140cm)

Courier service

Service

Local

4,000

5,000

6,500

8,000

9,500

(Next-day delivery)

National

5,000

6,000

7,500

9,000

10,500

Postal (Zip) Code Searching Korea s post offices have a book or a computer for looking up postal codes. Postal codes can also be searched at the following website as well: http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng

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2. EMS (Express Mail Service)

and parcel services. Phone

02-2108-9895

The Express Mail

EMS Search Inquiry

Service, or EMS, is an

koreapost.go.kr

international postal service which delivers letters,

http://www.

http://ems.epost.go.kr

Check the barcode number on your EMS receipt

documents and parcels to their destination

3. International Postal Service

abroad. It is the fastest and safest service as the deliveries are made in accordance with a special agreement between the Ministry of Science, ICT

If you are willing to bear higher postal

and Future Planning and the postal services of

charges to send documents or parcels

other countries. The EMS is available at 148 post

abroad safe and fast, you can use international

offices in Korea as of September 2005. Deliveries

postal services with a global network. The

can be made to 143 countries including Japan,

following is a list of international postal services

Hong Kong and China in 2-4 days.

operating in Korea, so check the rates and services at their website.

Various letters, documents, gifts and merchandises with a maximum weight of 20

DHL Korea

kg can be delivered by ship. The maximum

1588-0001

www.dhl.co.kr/en.html

weight can be limited to 15kg in some countries. Weight limits by country can be

FedEx

verified at the post office.

080-023-8000 www.fedex.com/kr_english

Postal fees: Please go to

http://www. UPS Korea

koreapost.go.kr/eng/ for the rates of EMS & EMS Premium services, and call

1588-6886

1588-1300 for the rates of international mail

www.ups.com/content/kr/en/index.jsx

4. Other Services Types Booking Delivery

Door-to-Door Delivery Service Booking by phone or Internet

Delivery

Seoul & Gyeonggi-do Province (1-2 days)

lead time

Others (3-4 days)

(Seoul,

Additional charges for remote islands or

weekdays only)

mountainous areas

Fee

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Immediately upon pick-up

Fee varies depending on distance and the weight of package.

For the list of delivery service companies, check the directory.

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Medical Services

•Medical Care System in Korea •International Healthcare Centers •National Health Insurance •Emergency •Pharmacies


Medical Services Medical Care System in Korea Hospitals and clinics in Korea are generally equipped with the latest medical equipment, and the quality of medical service is quite high as well. With the growing international population in Korea, many medical institutions are stepping up their efforts to respond to the heightened demand for care from this community and to extend quality services to them. Some hospitals operate a 24-hr emergency medical call center offering advice and assistance over the phone and free interpretation services.

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Providers of comprehensive medical diagnostics based on early signs of health problems - Public health centers, public health center branches, community health centers Hospitals with at least four medical departments, each with specialists providing medical care to both inpatients and outpatients and having 30-500 sick beds. Hospitals with specialists in all medical fields that are either a general hospital or a university hospital with 500 or more sick beds.

To get a consultation from a specialist in a

primary or a secondary institution. The

tertiary care institution, a patient must

cost of the initial consultation is much

have a referral from a practitioner in a

higher for patients without a referral.

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International Healthcare Centers 1. General Hospitals (Western medicine & Oriental medicine)

Korea Univ. Medical Center 02-920-5677 www.kumc.or.kr

Seoul National University Hospital

Language: English, Chinese, Mongolian,

International Healthcare Center

Russian

02-2072-0505 http://www.snuh.org/english (English) Reservation: by phone or on the website Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, other foreign languages

KyungHee University Medical Center 02-958-9988/1897 http://eng.kyunghee.or.kr Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian

Samsung Hospital 1599-3114, 02-3410-0200/0228

Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine

http://english.samsunghospital.com/

1577-0007

main/english.do

www.jaseng.co.kr

Reservation: on the official website

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,

Mongolian, Russian

other foreign languages

2. Women’s Hospitals Severance Hospital 02-2019-3600/3690

Medi-i Women’ s Hospital

Visa: 02-2019-2804/1209

02-936-2122

http://www.yuhs.or.kr/en/

www.medi-i.com

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,

Language: English

other foreign languages Cheil Women’ s Healthcare Center ASAN Medical Clinic 02-3010-7947

02-2000-7114 www.cheilmc.co.kr

http://eng.amc.seoul.kr/asan/lang/

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese,

eng/main.do

Mongolian, Russian

Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, other foreign languages

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Miz Medi Hospital

the National Health Insurance Act

02-2007-1245

(Foreigners etc. to be Policyholders and

www.mizmedi.com

their Dependents)

Language: English, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian

- Article 61 (5) of the Enforcement Rule of the same Act (Notification of Foreigners Enrollment)

National Health Insurance

- Criteria for Overseas Koreans and Foreigners Enrollment in National Health Insurance (Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 2007-69)

1. Employee Health Insurance (Workplace Insurance) Eligibility 1. The employer and employees of a workplace that hires one or more full-time workers. 2. Workplaces without an employee are not eligible 3. Workplaces not eligible for enrollment - Workplaces without a permanent address - Individual workplaces with no employee and only a representative Enrollment is mandatory for corporations, even if there are no employees and just

3. Health Insurance for the SelfEmployed

one representative. Eligibility

2. Foreigners and Overseas Koreansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Application for Exclusion from Enrollment in Workplace Insurance

Registered foreign residents (satisfying the eligibility criteria below), those who reported their place of domestic residence and those who reported their enrollment in a health insurance program

Legal Basis - Article 76 (5) of the Enforcement Decree of

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Note

National Pension

Health Insurance

Cultural Arts (D-1), Study Abroad (D-2), Industrial Training (D-3), General Training (D-4), Journalism (D-5), Religious Affairs (D-6), Supervisory Intra-company Transfer (D-7), Eligibility (types of residency)

Corporate Investor (D-8), Trade Management (D-9), Professorship (E-1), Foreign Language Instructor (E-2), Research (E-3), Technology Transfer (E-4), Professional Employment (E-5), Arts & Performances (E-6), Special Occupation (E-7), Non-professional Employment (E-9), Family Visitation (F-1), Residential (F-2), Dependent Family (F-3), Overseas Korean (F-4), Permanent Residence (F-5), Foreign Spouse (F-6), Working Holiday (H-1) Alien Registration Card

Documents required

Proof of income if applicable Domestic Residence Report Card for people of Korean descent (F-4)

Domestic Residence Report Card Certificate of academic enrollment (D-2, overseas Koreans)

Date of insurance acquisition (for those who entered

Date of alien registration or date of report of domestic residence

Date of report of domestic residence

Korea before December 17, 2008) Date of insurance acquisition (for those who entered Korea on and

3 months from the date of entry into Korea

3 months from the date of entry into Korea

(the date of entry for those with a student

(the date of entry for those with a student

or employment visa)

or employment visa)

after December 17, 2008) Where to submit the application

Local branch with jurisdiction over the registered place of residence (alien registration card/ domestic residence report card) When submitted personally by the applicant (immediate processing)

Application method

- Submission of required documents - Instant issuance of the enrollment certificate (1st month insurance contribution must be paid at the time of the issuance)

Co-insurance of family members

The following household members of a foreign resident or an overseas Korean may be co-insured: - Eligible household members: Lineal ascendants and descendants of the insured member (including children of his/her daughters), unmarried brothers and sisters, spouses of household members, lineal ascendants and descendants of the spouse of the insured member.

Inquiries about the health insurance plan

1577-1000, 02-390-2000(English)

www.nhic.or.kr

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Emergency 119

Pharmacies In Korea, drugs like cold medicines,

119 is an emergency response service

antacids, laxatives and vitamins can be

number, just like 911 in the U.S. The control

bought over the counter at a pharmacy,

center can trace the location from which a

without a prescription, but more specialized

119 call is made, and the staff is on standby

drugs like antibiotics and hormone pills

24 hours a day to quickly deliver assistance

require a prescription to purchase.

to those in distress, including transporting persons in medical emergency to a nearby

For prescription drugs, your pharmacist

hospital. The 119 operator sends either an

most often wraps pills by single doses

emergency medical team or firefighters,

before giving them to you. As many drugs

depending on the nature of emergency. A

come with no dosage or other information,

non-Korean caller is connected to an

you need to listen carefully to your

interpreting service, and the 119 service of

pharmacist

Seoul provides interpretation services in

questions. If your pharmacist can speak

English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese

English, ask him/her if he/she could write it

and Mongolian. The use of a 119 ambulance

down for you.

s instructions and ask

is free of charge. If you have any kind of drug allergy, tell your How to call 119:

doctor about it so that you can get the

- Landline phone/mobile phone: Dial 119

prescription that is right for you. Note also

(no area code) - Public phone booth: Dial 119 after pressing the red emergency button

that you cannot refill your prescriptions in Korea, which means that if you need more of the same medications, you must see your doctor again for a new prescription.

Tip

Patient Escorting Check the list of pharmacies that open on

The KOTRA Investment Consulting Center (ICC) provides escorting services to international residents in Korea for hospital visits. Escorts speak English and Japanese, and the service is free. Book an escort at least seven days ahead by calling

02-3497-1056 (English) 02-3497-1055 (Japanese)

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Financial Services

•Financial Institutions •Banks •Bank Card


Financial Services Financial Institutions Primary Financial Institutions

Secondary Financial Institutions

Primary financial institutions are banks and

These financial institutions are also referred

other deposit-taking institutions, also referred

to as non-monetary financial institutions ,

to as monetary financial institutions .

as

Example: special banks (Korea EXIM Bank,

institutions. Unlike banks providing indirect

Industrial Bank of Korea), commercial banks

financial services, secondary financial

(Kookmin Bank, Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank,

institutions often offer direct financing, in

Hana Bank, etc.), local banks (Busan Bank,

other words, directly from fund suppliers to

Gwangju Bank, Daegu Bank, etc.)

borrowers.

opposed

to

monetary

financial

Example: insurance companies, securities firms,

investment

trust

companies,

specialized credit institutions, mutual savings banks, etc.

Tertiary Financial Institutions These institutions, far less structured than institutions belonging to the above two categories, are also known, since recently, as consumer credit institutions and are primarily lenders. Example: lending companies

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Banks 1. General Information Opening Hours: 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)

ATM Fees (KB Kookmin Bank, as of Oct. 2014) During opening hours Over

100,000 won

Over

or less

100,000 won

or less

100,000 won

250 won

500 won

Cash withdrawal Deposit using other

None

banks cards ATMs of your bank

After closing hours

100,000 won

700 won

1,000 won

None

None

Between Funds transfer

internal accounts from external institutions

ATMs of

Cash withdrawal

other banks

Funds transfer

500 won

1,000 won

500 won

600 won 500 won

- ATM fees may vary depending on the

1,000 won

1,000 won

900 won 500 won

1,000 won

2. Opening a Bank Account

bank. - ATM fees are higher after bank closing hour and on weekends and holidays.

How to set up an account: visit your nearest bank.

Bank closing hours, for the purpose of

Documents required: passport, alien

the ATM fee schedule, are before

registration card, or travel document(s).

07:00-08:00 AM and after 11:00-12:00

If you wish to present your passport or

PM on weekdays.

travel document as an ID you must present your full Korean address along with a copy of your ID from your home country, credit card in Korea, or tax receipt from Korea. To be issued an ATM card, you must be employed in Korea or have a Korean guardian.

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3. Internet Banking Internet banking refers to banking online using a web-based financial service system. Ask your bank about internet banking options. The service can be activated for you through a few simple steps.

Home to apply: Visit a banking center near you Registration of a secret code for funds transfer Log onto the online banking website

Online certificate issued

Documents required: ID card, passbook

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Fill out an application form

A security card or an OTP card issued


back you must cancel your credit card.

Bank Card

2. Check Card 1. Credit Card A check card is a debit card that is issued How to Apply: by visiting your nearest

by your bank. You can only spend the

bank (i.e., KEB Bank).

remaining balance in your bank account.

Eligibility: registered foreigners who

Discount benefits that are similar to that of

are 20 years or older with a place of

a credit card apply, depending on the

employment in Korea, and who own an

amount spent from your check card.

account at the applicable bank Required

Documents:

income

How to Apply: same as for a credit card.

certificate (recent 3 months), employee

Eligibility: same as for a credit card.

contract, foreigner registration card and

Required Documents: income certificate

passport

(recent 3 months), employee contract,

Annual Fee: The annual fee for a credit

foreigner registration card and passport

card consists of basic annual fee and

Annual Fee: none.

partnership service fee. The fee is charged once a year, and the amount varies depending on the card.

Tip

What to do when your card is lost or stolen

your bank (applies to KEB Bank). Your

When your credit card is lost or stolen, contact the credit card company immediately or visit your bank to report the loss or theft or ask to have the card temporarily deactivated. To report a lost card or request for the temporary deactivation of your card, you must visit a banking center, carrying an ID card.

credit card limit will be 90 percent of that

Where to report a lost card (no area code)

Issuance Process: The credit card review team will evaluate your documents. Even if your papers are not accepted, you can still be issued a credit card by depositing a cash guarantee at

deposit. In order to get that deposit

KB Kookmin Card 1588-1688 (English/Chinese 1644-9993) Lotte Card 1588-8300 Shinhan Card 1577-7200 Samsung Card 1588-8900 Citi Card 1566-1000 Woori Card 1588-9955 Korea Exchange Bank Hana SK Card Hyundai Card

1588-3200

1599-1155 1577-6200

Financial Services

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Shopping

•Department Stores •Superstores •Traditional Markets •Convenience Stores •TV Home Shopping •Internet Shopping


Shopping Department Stores

ready-cooked meals can be purchased for 50 to 70 percent of their original price.

Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Hyundai Department Store, Galleria, Time Square, etc.

Superstores Department stores carry a large assortment

These large retail establishments carry an

of goods, ranging from clothes to grocery,

extensive range of goods just like

electronics

appliances,

department stores, from grocery to clothes

cosmetics, jewelry and everyday household

and

house

and everyday items. These stores, often

items. These establishments providing better

deployed over a huge area, are not the best

facilities and services tend to be also more

choice when you just need to purchase a

expensive than other retailers. They are, meanwhile, good sources of imported products such as imported clothes and food. It might be a good idea to wait for sales periods, several times a year usually, to take advantage of discounts. Here are some interesting tips to save money. If you cannot afford the pricey meals in the food section, visit after six in the evening right before the department store closes. The

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couple

of

items.

Goods

sold

in

that tickles their fancy. Toward the market

superstores are generally fine quality

closing time, vendors tend to slash their

merchandises, and both facilities and

prices to nearly a half, so it s a good idea

services are decent; hence, many family

to take advantage of the discount.

shoppers during weekends. Noryangjin Fisheries Market, Garake-Mart, Lotte Mart, Home Plus, Kim s

dong Farm Produce Market, Gyeong-

Club, Costco, etc.

dong Herbal Market, Cheongnyangni

Costco is a membership-based store

Fruit Market, etc.

and carries more imported products than other superstores, drawing many

Convenience Stores

international shoppers. Convenience stores are open around-the-

Traditional Markets

clock and carry simple grocery items and other basic items. Larger convenience stores may carry a bit more extensive assortment of products, but they are generally small enough for shoppers to easily find the items they need. But convenience stores, although great for quickly picking up a couple of items, are more expensive than supermarkets or traditional markets.

GS25, Seven Eleven, Buy The Way, Traditional markets are one of the most

Family Mart, etc.

interesting places you can visit in Korea. Traditional markets, which are a convenient source for groceries, clothes, and other miscellaneous items, are usually outdoors, although this varies somewhat according to region. One advantage is that shoppers can casually browse through these outdoor stalls and negotiate the price with the seller, if they find something

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TV Home Shopping

Internet Shopping

Shopping by simply making a phone call to

The Internet certainly is unbeatable as a retail

place an order on items you just saw on TV

channel, both in terms of ease of shopping and

is indeed extremely convenient. Plus, the

the variety of goods that may be purchased.

palette of products sold is huge as well,

Online shopping malls are either specialized in

ranging from clothes to grocery, beauty

certain categories of products, such as food,

supplies, electronics and even insurances.

clothes or books, or general stores carrying all

But, be wary of impulsive purchases, an

manners of products just like a department

undesirable tradeoff in this mode of

store. But, the catch is that the actual products

shopping.

you get can be quite different from what you saw on your computer monitor. Also, shoppers

Lotte Home Shopping, Hyundai Home

may not always feel safe about entering their

Shopping, CJ O Shopping, NS Home

financial information at a vendor website.

Shopping, GS Shop, etc. Gmarket, 11 St., Interpark, Auction, Shinsegae Mall, Lotte Mall, etc.

Tip

Exchange or Refund

Make a habit of saving your receipts when purchasing a product. They are needed for returning a product for exchange or refund. Products can be returned for exchange or refund usually to the store from which you purchased them. To get an exchange or refund, products must be returned undamaged within 7 to 14 days from the date of purchase. The rule is the same for products purchased online; they must be returned to the online vendor for exchange or refund. Meanwhile, the shopper sometimes has to pay for the cost of return shipping depending on the policy of individual online outlets. If a vendor refuses to exchange or replace a product or issue a refund for it, or if you are a victim of other unfair business practices, you can seek help from the Korea Consumer Agency or by calling the Consumer Protection Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; operated by the Fair Trade Commission. Korea Consumer Agency International Cooperation Team 02-3460-3443 Fair Trade Commission Consumer Protection Center 1372 (no area code)

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Culture

•Museums and Galleries •Movie Theaters •Performance Halls •Community •Foreign Villages in Seoul •Leisure


Culture Museums and Galleries National Museum of Korea The museum is the biggest in Korea and boasts a collection of more than 300 thousand historical artifacts. The museum building has six floors above ground and one underground floor, and the artifacts are displayed by era and type. The museum moved to its current location in 2005. traditional artifacts that help understand the culture and history of Seoul, the nation s capital for 600 years. The artifacts on exhibit are mostly related to the traditional lifestyle of the Joseon Dynasty which show how the people lived at the time. 55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 02-724-0274~6 www.museum.seoul.kr 137, Seobinggo-ro,Yongsan-gu, Seoul 02-2077-9000

National Museum of Modern and

www.museum.go.kr

Contemporary Art, Korea The museum, which is the largest museum

Seoul Museum of History

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of modern and contemporary arts in Korea,

Established by the Seoul city government in

opened in 1969 and moved to its current

2002, the museum displays historical and

location in 1986. The museum houses more

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than 4,000 paintings, sculptures and

2003.

installations including Nam June Paik s

61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

video installation Dadaikseon (The more

02-2124-8800

the better). In addition to permanent

sema.seoul.go.kr

exhibitions, various special exhibitions are held year-round.

Namsangol Hanok Village The Namsangol Hanok village is a replica of a Joseon-era village consisting of various Hanok (traditional Korean houses) and the houses of aristocrats and peasants. The village also has traditional ponds and gardens and in the south of the garden there is a site where a time capsule

was

buried

in

1994

to

313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si,

commemorate the 600th year of Seoul s

Gyeonggi-do

designation as the nation s capital.

02-2188-6000 www.mmca.go.kr

Seoul Museum of Art Established by Seoul city in 1988, the museum aims to introduce and exhibit the works of Korean artists. The museum moved to its current building in 2005, and the building consists of three floors and six exhibition halls. The annex to the museum

28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

opened inside Gyeonghuigung palace in

02-2264-4412 hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr

Korean Folk Village The village has around 270 traditional houses and buildings and has a collection of more than 16,000 folk artifacts. In traditional holidays like Seollal or Chuseok, various cultural events are held.

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Megabox 1544-0070

www.megabox.co.kr

Primus 1544-5522

www.primuscinema.com

CGV 1544-1122

www.cgv.co.kr

In addition to multiplex chains, there are 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-

movie theaters that screen independent

si, Gyeonggi-do

films or art films.

031-288-0000 www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Movie Theaters

Performance Halls Seoul Arts Center

Movie theaters in Korea are mostly multiplex cinemas with multiple screens. Most of the theaters are connected to subway stations, or inside department stores or shopping centers. The list of major multiplex chains in Korea is as follows (refer to website for screenings and locations). Seoul Arts Center is an exhibition and Lotte Cinema 1544-8855

performance www.lottecinema.co.kr

center

located

near

Umyeonsan mountain. The Center opened in 1993, and consists of an opera house, music performance hall, exhibition hall and lecture hall. More than 2,000 art performances (opera, concerts, recitals, etc.) and exhibitions are held every year at the Center. 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 02-580-1300 www.sac.or.kr

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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

and arts closer to its citizens. The Center consists of an opera house, concert hall, exhibition hall and conference hall. 808, Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-783-8000 www.snart.or.kr

Daehangno

A culture and arts space located in Sejong-daero, the Center consists of the Sejong Grand Theater, the Sejong M Theater and Sejong Museum of Art. Before the Seoul Arts Center opened in 1988, all major performances in Korea were held at the Sejong Center, and the Center still hosts various performances, exhibitions and events. 175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Daehangno refers to the 1.5km zone in

02-399-1114~6

Hyehwa-dong, Seoul. Daehangno literally

www.sejongpac.or.kr

means

university street

because the

universities in the area drew many youths Seongnam Arts Center

and students. The Seoul National

The Seongnam Arts Center opened in

University campus used to be in

2005 by Seongnam city to bring culture

Daehangno but moved to Gwanak-gu in 1975. The campus site is now Maronie Park, which is crowded with people because many small cultural performance halls and theaters are located near the park. Every year, the Daehangno Small Theater Festival is held. Hyehwa-dong,

Jung-gu,

Seoul

(Hyehwa station, line no. 4)

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British Association of Seoul

Community

Teatime, educational courses, mahjong gatherings, and Halloween parties galore. The local community is a great place to

Collecting monetary donations takes up a

connect and interact with people. It can

big part of this association's activities.

prove to be a great companion at times

http://www.britishseoul.com

away from home. Sharing information and

use the email address at

understanding others will help you mix in

http://www. britishseoul.com/contact

with the new community, make new friends, participate in interesting activities, and help

International Migrant Center

you cope with the changes around you.

This center organizes regular festivals,

There are a number of expat communities

camps, and Korean courses for multicultural

based in Korea. They are hosted by foreign

families. You can browse the complete list of

organizations or foreigner support groups

activities on the official notice board on their

and are for people from certain countries or

website.

an open event for all. Keep in mind that

http://www.migrantcenter.net

there are a wide variety of groups to choose

031-795-5158

from. Animal Rescue Korea Seoul International Women's Association

A growing network of foreigners residing in

(SIWA)

Korea who share a love for animals formed

The

women's

this citizen charity group. They find new

organization in Korea hosts monthly coffee

largest

international

homes for homeless animals, nurture

gatherings, offers over 40 courses on

animals in need, and are regularly involved in

subjects such as photography and cooking,

volunteer work and fundraising.

and plans Korean culture experience events

http://www.animalrescuekorea.org

and other networking sessions. The

email address available at

association holds a regular bazaar that sells

http://www. animalrescuekorea.org/contact

donated second-hand goods to support those in need. It is a great community and is

Community Korea

especially recommended to spouses who

Community Korea's activities can be

have immigrated to Korea by marriage.

categorized into four groups. Language

http://siwapage.com

exchange is for Koreans and non-Korean

contact@siwapage.com

residents. Their foreign activity committee organizes concerts, camps, Korean song

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class, and regular parties. They also

Korean language classes that are available

arrange temple stay programs.

for any non-Korean residing in the capital

http://www.communitykorea.com

city. Complimentary classes are offered in

info@communitykorea.com

different difficulty levels. http://global.seoul.go.kr

Seoul Japan Club (SJC) This is a community for Japanese

02-2075-4130~1(ENG) hotline@seoul.go.kr

businesspersons living in Korea. The community not only focuses on promoting

Gugak Classes

togetherness but is also committed to

The National Gugak Center provides

solving business issues that Japanese

regular gugak (traditional Korean music)

corporates face in Korea.

classes for foreign residents. The classes

http://www.sjchp.co.kr

open two times a year, in the first half and

02-739-6962

the second half, and are offered in both English and Korean. All musical instruments

The

Communities

section of the

can be borrowed free of charge.

directory at the back of the book provides

http://www.gugak.go.kr/site/gugak/

a list of communities for foreigners.

menu/871.do

Make the most of your time in Korea and

02-580-3333

experience the traditional culture through various programs and events for

Seoul Migrant Center

foreigners. Especially, spouses of expats

This center regularly provides various

can use their spare time to take part in

programs for foreign residents.

volunteer activities or enjoy cultural

http://www.seoulmc.kr/onboard.php

programs to make their time in Korea

?BID =program

more rewarding.

02-2632-9933 / 2633-3063~4

Seoul Volunteer Center The Center has volunteer programs for foreigners.

I-Park Department Store Cultural Center (Yongsan) Ballet classes, cooking classes and many

http://volunteer.seoul.go.kr

other cultural classes are offered in English

1670-1365 (070-8797-1861)

for both foreigners and Koreans. http://www.iparkculture.com

Seoul Global Center Free Korean Course

02-2012-0101

The Seoul Global Center provides free

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Foreign Villages in Seoul Korean-Chinese Village (Yenbian Street : Garibong-dong, Guro-gu)

Many Korean-Chinese people have settled in Garibong-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, constituting a Chinese community. A business community has developed along a 500m-long alley where both Korean and Chinese are spoken.

Muslim Village

An Islamic business community comes together temporarily on weekends

(Seoul Central Masjid :

as many Muslims go to the mosque to attend their weekly service on Friday

Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu) Chinese Village No. 1 (Little Chinatown : Yeonhui-dong of Seodaemun-gu and Yeonnam-dong of Mapo-gu) Chinese Village No. 2 (Chinese Street : in front of the Chinese Embassy at Myeong-dong, Jung-gu)

afternoons. A Chinese community has developed around the Chinese Junior and Senior High Schools at Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. It is a residentialcommercial Chinese village where many Chinese restaurants have formed into a Chinese business town. A cultural village has developed in the Chinese business town that has sprung up around Hanseong Chinese Elementary School in front of the Chinese Embassy. Local Koreans can experience Chinese culture in downtown Seoul as Chinese villages such as Yenben Street or KoreanChinese villages have developed in various parts of Seoul.

French Village (Seorae Village :

A French residential-commercial community has developed around a French

Bangbae-dong and

school. Various cultural events are staged backed up by dedicated

Banpo 4(sa)-dong,

administrative support from the local gu or district office in the French language.

Seocho-gu) Japan Village (Little Tokyo : Ichon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu)

One of the oldest foreign villages in Seoul, Little Tokyo is equipped with a kindergarten and a range of educational, faith and business facilities. Japanese is spoken at nearly all of the facilities and services have been developed for Japanese residents.

Mongolia Village (Mongol Tower :

This tower is also known as a Mongolian island floating in Seoul as many

Beorumul-gil,

Mongols from various parts of Seoul or its suburbs gather here to exchange

Gwanghui-dong,

information. Korean is virtually non-existent here.

Dongdaemun-gu) Italian Village (Club Italia : Francisco Catholic Church at Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu)

A cultural community based on religious bonds has developed here even though few Italians reside in Seoul. Diverse cultural events are held by the Italian cultural center around a Catholic church that holds mass every Sunday for Italians and also runs a kindergarten.

Philippine Village (Sunday Market : in front of Hyehwa Catholic Church at

Little Manila comes together in front of Hyehwa Catholic Church every Sunday. Many truck-mounted stalls sell Philippine-related products.

Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu) Referenced literature: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Seoul Policy Focusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by the Seoul Development Institute

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Daejeon International Exchange Center

Leisure

This is a foreign resident community based in Daejeon. It offers courses for cooking, traditional culture, and more.

1. Water Sports at Hangang River

http://www.dicc.or.kr 042-223-0789

Foreign Villages in Seoul

If you live in the city, why not take some time off at Hangang River to blow off some steam? The riverside park is always bustling with activity, especially on weekends and weekday mornings when people come to enjoy water sports. Hangang Park is a great According to the Korea Immigration Office

place to try out your choice of water sports

and the Korea National Statistical Office,

at a reasonable price and to be surrounded

there are around 1,620,000 foreigners in

by the park s beautiful scenery.

Korea as of July 31, 2014. Korea is

Camping, cycling, inline skating and fishing

experiencing a steep rise in international

can also be enjoyed at Hangang Park.

marriages with more and more multicultural

For more information visit the Seoul

families coming about. There are 10 foreign

Metropolitan City Hangang Project website

neighborhoods and streets in Seoul alone.

at:

hangang.seoul.go.kr

Ansan Foreigner Village, Incheon China Town, Namhae German Town, and Geoje

Banana Boat

Northern Europe Town are well-known

In this new leisure sport, a banana-shaped

foreign villages outside the capital.

boat is pulled by a motor boat or jet ski. The

In the past, expatriate housing areas were

lightweight boat skims across the surface of

limited to a few neighborhoods around

the water at a high speed. It is important for

foreign embassies. Now, residential areas for

those on the boat to maintain good balance,

foreigners are becoming ever more diverse.

especially when the boat makes a sharp turn.

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When the boat picks up speed, it feels as if

skiing, although it requires more skill to

you are gliding above the water. Compete in

perform jumps and turns.

teams when there are enough people for two boats.

Water-skiing

Fly Fish This inflatable boat is shaped like a stingray. When a motorboat pulls it, the Fly Fish floats up into the air like a kite, taking the strapped in passengers up for a ride. It is a great way to take in all the speed and an exciting experience. It can also be used as a fourperson boat if it is pulled at low speed. This water sport combines skiing and surfing in one fun-filled package. Pulled by a motorboat or Jet Ski, it tends to be speedier than wakeboarding. Younger children and beginners can start off at a low speed. Shorter boards for children are also available. Available at Jamwon, Banpo, Mangwon, and Nanji Hangang Park. Wakeboarding Simply put, wakeboarding is snowboarding

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Peanut Boat

on the water. It uses the ripples that are

The Peanut Boat is the Banana Boat's little

created as the motorboat pulls the

brother. It allows you to race across the river

wakeboarder. It is comparable to water-

while being pulled by a motorboat. This

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as water-skiing, surfing, and wakeboarding. However, it is a new type of water sports that uses jet ski propulsion to lift the rider up to nine meters above the water. Cost per ride: 100,000 won

small float bounces as it skims the surface of the water. Available at Mangwon and Jamwon Hangang Park.

Flyboard The flyboard is similar to other water sports that require balancing skills, such *Hangang Project Headquarters website

http://hangang.seoul.go.kr

2. Winter Sports A great place for skiing and enjoying the snowcovered scenery. The resort commands a great view and there are various convenience facilities for an enjoyable winter vacation.

Ski Resort

Tel.

Website

Konjiam Resort

02-3777-2100

www.konjiamresort.co.kr

Yangji Pine Resort

031-338-2001~4

www.pineresort.com

Bears Town Resort

031-540-5000

www.bearstown.com

Oak Valley Resort

033-730-3500

www.oakvalley.co.kr

Yongpyong Resort

033-335-5757

www.yongpyong.co.kr

Alpensia Resort

033-339-0000

www.alpensiaresort.co.kr

Phoenix Park

1577-0069

www.pp.co.kr

High1 Resort

1588-7789

www.high1.com

Daemyung Resort

1588-4888

www.daemyungresort.com

Sajo Resort

043-846-0750

sajoresort.co.kr

Eden Valley Resort

055-379-8000

www.edenvalley.co.kr

Muju Deogyusan Resort

063-322-9000

www.mdysresort.com

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Useful Information

•Learning Korean •Everyday Etiquette in Korea •Manners and Etiquette for Special Occasions •Useful Korean Expressions •Metropolitan Cities and Provinces and UNESCO World Heritages in Korea •Other Information


Useful Information Learning Korean 1. Korean Language Courses

before you apply for a class. You can take a level test to check your Korean fluency if

Due to Korea's recent political, economical,

necessary.

and cultural strides, more people are becoming interested in the Korean language. There are a number of universities in Seoul that offer Korean courses which are specifically designed for foreigners and these courses have become popular among international students. More schools are offering online courses for those who live outside the capital. Please make sure to check the course difficulty and curriculum

Fee-based Korean Language Classes Offline Only Kyung Hee University Institute of International Education

http://eng.iie.ac.kr

Korea University Institute of Foreign Language Studies

http://klcc.korea.ac.kr

Pusan International University International Language Institute

http://ili.pusan.ac.kr/_English/2001001.asp

Hansei University Korea Language Institute

http://www.hskli.com/eng/

Easy Korean Academy

http://www.edukorean.com/english/ Online / Offline

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King Sejong Institute

http://www.sejonghakdang.org

Seogang Korean Program

http://korean.sogang.ac.kr

Yeonsei University Korean Language Institute

http://www.yskli.com

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Some organizations offer complimentary

listed below. If you feel you are capable,

Korean classes for more approachability

try taking the Test of Proficiency in Korean

so visit your nearest Korea Support Center

(also known as TOPIK).

for Foreign Workers or visit the websites Free Korean Language Classes Offline Only Seoul Global Center

http://global.seoul.go.kr

KBS Let s Learn Korean

http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean/lessons/e_index.htm

Talk To Me in Korean

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com

Online Only

2. Korean Language Proficiency Test Those wishing to test their level of proficiency in Korean can do so either by taking the TOPIK, administered by the National Institute for International Education, or the KPE, given by the YBM. These are the two most authoritative tests and they are worth taking, especially if you are considering attending a university or getting a job in Korea.

TOPIK (Test Of Proficiency In Korean) Administering organization

NIIED (National Institute for International Education) Non-native speakers of Korean who are Koreans living overseas or foreign nationals who:

Eligibility

- Want to learn Korean or study in a university located within Korea - Wish to work for a Korean company or government institute - Are of Korean descent, currently studying or has graduated a foreign school

Test dates Overseas availability Difficulty and levels

Test Dates: 4 tests annually (in Korea: January, April, July, October / outside Korea: April, October) Test administered in 174 regions in 60 countries Levels of difficulty and proficiency grades: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced / 6-grade scale

Proficiency test areas

4 sections: vocabulary, grammar / writing, listening comprehension, reading

Score

The full score of each section is 100 for a total full score of 400.

Test fee

40,000 won

TOPIK and online registration guide

www.topik.go.kr

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KPE (Korean Proficiency Examination) Administering organization

YBM

Test developer

Yonsei University Korean Language Institute

Eligibility

Non-native speakers of Korean who are Koreans living overseas or foreign nationals

Test dates

4 tests a year (January, April, July, October)

Grading system

6-grade scale 4 sections: Listening, reading, speaking and writing

Proficiency areas tested

Applicants may choose to take the test on one or more sections. 120 questions for a total test time of 180 minutes

Test fee KPE and online registration guide

45,000 won (speaking), 35,000 won (listening and reading), 37,000 won (writing) http://exam.ybmsisa.com/kpe/

Everyday Etiquette in Korea 1. Introducing Korea

excelled in trade during the Goryeo Era, with a regular flow of foreign merchants traveling in and out of the country. That is when Korea made its presence and name known around the world.

On the other hand, when the Joseon Dynasty began its rule in 1392, they adopted Confucianism. The ideology

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According to various historical documents,

treasured loyalty, filial duties, and refined

Korea's history began when Gojoseon was

manners. Confucian teachings dictate the

founded in 2333 B.C. The nation prevailed in

thoughts and actions of Koreans to this day.

different names and forms over the past

This was the era when Korea's unique

5,000 years as the Three Kingdoms, the

alphabet was made. It is also notable that

North and South States, Goryeo, and

Seoul was designated as Joseon's capital.

Joseon until it reached its modern form of

Seoul has served the nation for 600 years as

the Republic of Korea that you know today.

Korea s political, economical, social, and

From the United Silla Dynasty to the Goryeo

cultural center. Old palaces, traditional city

Dynasty, Buddhism flourished. Korea

gates, and skyscrapers stand side-by-side

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in the city. Seoul is now a city that attracts

throughout his life. Korean people also tend

millions of tourists from all over the world.

to regard the harmony of their community more important than the happiness of a family

2. Basic Everyday Manners

member. They also developed a complex hierarchy of linguistic expressions designed to

Widely praised as the country of courteous

reveal a difference in age or social status

people in the East

between those engaged in conversation.

among the Chinese

people in the past, Korea has maintained a long tradition of regarding everyday etiquette

The honorific expressions are used between

as a key for a decent, harmonious familial

people who meet with each other for the first

and communal life. The strong influence of

time, by juniors or inferiors when they speak

Confucianism upon the Korean society

to their seniors or superiors, or by one who

established filial piety as one of the most

makes a formal speech before a crowd.

highly admired virtues in life, and according

Meanwhile, people use plain expressions

to the Korean custom the first male child is

when they talk with friends or their juniors or

responsible for taking care of his parents

inferiors.

Terms used by the wife to call the members of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s family

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Terms used by the Husband to call the members of his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s family

Korean people have also used a range of

table (on the floor) try not to slouch or cup

different terms to refer not just to close

your chin on the table during meals. Never

family members but to almost all the

hold both your spoon and chopsticks at the

relatives on both maternal and paternal

same time, and do not hold dishes in your

sides. They also have a tradition that when

hand. If you finish eating while the senior is

married, the family of one s spouse is also

still eating, place your spoon and chopsticks

regarded as his or her own and address

on the rice bowl or soup bowl, and place the

them with appropriate names expressing

bowl on the table once he/she is done. It is

their intimate relations.

considered rude to leave the table while the senior is still eating.

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When you eat a meal with a senior (by age

come across a situation where you are

or by position) you must wait for them to

eating with a group of people with a single

pick up their spoon before you begin your

set of side dishes and a shared stew. When

meal. If you are sitting at a traditional Korean

eating with others, refrain from picking at the

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Apart from a handful of high-end restaurants and hotels that charge an extra service fee in the bill, you are not obliged to tip.

side dishes and start eating from a corner.

Manners and Etiquette for Special Occasions

If available, use a separate plate to take a manageable amount of food from the

1. Wedding

plate shared with others. Try to avoid eating only the foods that suit your palate,

Wedding ceremonies in Korea today are

and try to taste all the foods the host

significantly different from the traditional

prepared for you. It is traditionally not

ones, and usually take place at a

recommended to talk during a meal, but

commercial wedding hall, hotel or church

these days it is acceptable to make a light

whereas the traditional ceremonies were

conversation that helps create a comfortable

held at the courtyard of the bride s house.

atmosphere. The conversation, however, should be limited to the subjects that can

Traditionally, all guests to a wedding need

make everyone sharing the meal feel

to prepare a gift money of some

comfortable.

appropriate amount for the bride or groom. They give it to a person

You will find a bell attached to your table

responsible for one of the reception desks

at many of the restaurants in Korea. These

arranged at the entrance to a wedding hall

are used to call the waiter/waitress without

and occupied by the bride or groom s

the hassle of having to try to catch their

family or friends. Make sure that you give

attention. If the venue does not have a

the gift money to the right reception desk

bell, simply raise your arm and call for their

by checking the sign with the bride or

service. Some restaurants have signs that

groom s name on it.

say

which roughly is

translated as, water is self-serviced , in

Guests to a wedding ceremony need to

which case you will have to fetch water

dress appropriately to respect and

your own water at the water dispenser.

celebrate the occasion. Men should wear suits and women should avoid white or

Please note that there is no tipping in Korea.

pink and should not wear anything

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dressier than the bride s wedding dress.

Mourners - both men and women - visiting

In Korea today, most wedding ceremonies

the funeral house are expected to wear a

and receptions take place at separate

black suit with black tie and shoes although

venues and guests are led to a reception hall

other dark colors such as dark blue or gray

for dining although some ceremonies are

will also be acceptable. You should avoid,

held at a dining hall with guests served with

however, wearing dark brown or red garments,

food. After the ceremony the bride and

and keep jewelry and makeup to a minimum.

groom change to Korean traditional

Leave your buigeum

garments called Hanbok and move to a

at the reception area at the entrance or put it in

special venue where the traditional Pyebaek

the buigeum box. It is the same as for a

ritual takes place. At the ritual, the groom s

wedding in that you show your respect by

family members and relatives wish the

paying or giving what you can afford.

or condolence money

couple a happy marriage. Do not keep talking to the members of the

2. Funeral

bereaved family, nor ask details of the cause that led to the death as it can refresh their

If you received news of the death of a very

painful memories. Try to keep your words of

close friend or relative in Korea, you are

condolence brief and sincere, and avoid

expected to arrive at the funeral house

speaking in a loud voice or getting into any

before other mourners and help the

action that can disturb the sober

bereaved family make preparations. In other

atmosphere.

cases, wait until the bereaved family has prepared the funeral altar. A three-day

On arriving at the funeral house, mourners

funeral is more common these days. The

exchange nods with the bereaved family

best time to visit is between 09:00 to 23:00

members before paying their respect to the

on the second day because the funeral

deceased person by offering incense. They

parlor may not be ready on the first, and the

need to pick only a single incense stick and

coffin is carried out first thing in the morning

light it with a match or using the candle light.

on the third day.

The flame at one end of an incense stick

Tip

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should be put out not by blowing but by

exchanging a single bow with the

shaking or gently rubbing it, and put in the

bereaved

burner prepared before the portrait of the

condolence. Christian believers tend to

deceased person placed on the altar. The

give gentle nods rather than deep bows to

incense offering is traditionally followed by

express their condolence.

family

and

a

word

of

two deep bows to the portrait before

Useful Korean Expressions 1. Basic Expressions English

Korean

Pronunciation

Yes

ye, ne

No

anio gamsahamnida

Thank you

gomabseubnida

(from most respectful to most familiar)

gomawoyo

You re welcome

cheonmaneyo

Excuse me (to call someone)

silryehamnida

Excuse me, sorry

joesonghamnida

(to ask for forgiveness) I am sorry (to ask for forgiveness)

mianhamnida

No problem, Forget it

gwaenchanayo

Please

butakhamnida

Could you say that again?

dasi han beon malhejuseyo

2. Greetings and Introductions English

Korean

Pronunciation

Hello

annyeonghaseyo

Good bye (to a person who is leaving)

annyeonghi gaseyo

Good bye (to a person who is staying)

annyeonghi gyeseyo

See you later

najunge bayo

See you soon / see you next time

ddo mannayo

Good night (sleep well)

annyeonghi jumuseyo

How do you do?

jal jinaesyeosseoyo?

I am fine, thanks

ne. jal jinaesseoyo ireumi mwoeyo?

What is your name?

ireumi eoddeohge doeseyo?

My name is

je ireumeun

Pleased to meet you

mannaseo bangawoyo

Here is my

.

ibuni je

ieyo ieyo

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English

Korean

Pronunciation

husband

nampyeon

wife

ane

father

abeoji

mother

eomeoni

son

adeul

daughter

ddal

older brother (for a girl)

obba

older brother (for a boy)

hyeong

older sister (for a girl)

eonni

older sister (for a boy)

nuna

younger brother / sister

dongsaeng

3. Country and Language English

Korean

Where are you from?

Pronunciationn eodiseo osyeosseoyo?

I'm from

jeoneun

Do you speak

?

eseo wasseoyo hasil jul aseyo?

I speak

hal jul arayo

Is there anyone who speaks

?

hasineun bun gyeseyo?

Korean

hangukeo

English

yeongeo

French

peurangseueo

German

dogileo

Spanish

seupeineo

4. Transportation and Asking for Directions English Where is the

Korean

Pronunciationn

?

i/ga eodi isseoyo?

I would like to go to How can I get to

e gago sipeoyo ?

e eoddeohge gayo?

I am looking for

reul/eul chatgo isseoyo

What time do we leave?

eonje chulbalhaeyo?

What time do we arrive?

eonje dochakhaeyo?

Where can I buy a ticket?

pyo eodiseo sal su isseoyo?

I would like 1(2) one way ticket

pyeondo pyo hanjang (dujang) juseyo

I would like 1(2) return ticket

wangbok pyo hanjang (dujang) juseyo

Take me to

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ro gajuseyo

the plane

bihaenggi

the train

gicha

the bus

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English

Korean

Pronunciationn

subway station

jihacheolyeok

bus stop

beoseu jeongryujang

an embassy

daesagwan

a bank

eunhaeng

a tourism office

gwangwang annaeso

the city center

sinae jungsimga

public toilets

hwajangsil

5. When Traveling English Where is the

Korean

Pronunciation

?

nun eodi isseoyo?

Where is the tourism office?

gwangwang annaesoga eodiyeyo? gwangwang annaesoro

How to get to the tourism office?

garyeomyeon eoneu gilro gayahaeyo?

Is it far from here?

yeogiseo meoloyo?

How long does it take?

eolmana geolinayo?

Can I get there on foot?

geoleogal su itnayo?

Would you take a picture?

sajin jom jjigeojuseyo

Until what time are you open?

myeoch siggaji yeongeobheoyo?

Namdaemun

namdaemun

Dongdaemun

dongdaemun

National Museum of Korea

gukrip jungang bakmulgwan

6. At Restaurants English Do you have a table? (A table for)

people

I would like a table in the smoking area please I would like a table in the non-smoking area please Excuse me! (come here please, to a waiter)

Korean

Pronunciation jari isseoyo? myeongieyo heopyeonseokuro juseyo geumyeonseokuro juseyo yeogiyo

The menu, please

menyu juseyo

What is this?

igeon mwoeyo?

What tastes good? (Which dish do you recommend)

mweoga masisseoyo?

Do you have an English menu?

yeongeo menyu isseoyo?

Bon appetite

masissge deuseyo

Bon appetite (more colloquial but still polite)

jal meoggessseubnida

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English

Korean

Pronunciation

Water, please

mul juseyo

The bill, please

gyesanseo juseyo

I ate well (after the meal is over)

jal meogeossseubnida

Can I pay by credit card?

sinyongkadeuro gyeosanhal su isseoyo?

7. At Shopping Malls English

Korean

Pronunciation

I am just looking

bogiman haneun geoyeyo

I would like to see that

jeogeo boyeo juseyo

Do you have this in another color?

igeo dareun saek isseoyo?

Do you have a smaller one?

igeoboda jakeun geo isseoyo?

Do you have a bigger one?

igeoboda keun geo isseoyo?

I would like to try this

ibeobogo sipeundeyo

How much is it?

eolmaeyo?

This is expensive

bissaneyo

Do you have something cheaper?

jeoryeomhan geo isseoyo?

Could you lower the price a bit?

jogeum ssage haejuseyo

I will take this one

igeolro halgeyo

I would like to get a refund

hwanbulhago sipeundeyo

Can I exchange this for another one?

gyohwandoenayo?

8. At Hospitals and Pharmacies English

Pronunciation yeongeo hanun eusaga itnayo?

I have pain here

yeogiga apayo

I have a fever

yeoli nayo

I have a cough

gichimeul heyo

I have a stomachache

sogi an joayo

Where is the nearest hospital?

gaggaun byeongwoni eodijyo?

Where is the nearest pharmacy?

gaggaun yakgugi eodijyo?

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

ipwonheya hanayo?

Will I get better soon?

got naajilggayo?

Do you have

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Korean

Is there a doctor who speaks English?

?

juseyo

Headache

dutong

Toothache

chitong

Vomiting

guto

Cold Tablet

gamgiyak

Painkiller

jintongje

Eye drops

anyak

Band-aid

bungdae

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Metropolitan Cities and Provinces and UNESCO World Heritages in Korea 1. Seoul Metropolitan Government

Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Deoksugung and numerous tourist

Area: 605 km2 Population: 10,125,000 The capital of the Republic of Korea,

attractions including the Tapgol Park, Children s Grand Park, and Namsan Tower.

Seoul, is located in the Midwestern part of the Korean Peninsula. The city is at the lower reaches of the Hangang River which

Jongmyo Shrine: Designated as Historic

flows through it, and enclosed by scenic

Site No. 125, the Jongmyo Shrine is a

mountains Bukhansan, Dobongsan,

royal shrine of the Joseon Dynasty where

Inwangsan and Gwanaksan. It was called

seasonal memorial rites are held to honor

Gyeongseongbu ( Capital Fortress )

the deceased kings and their consort

during the Japanese colonial period

queens. The construction of the shrine

(1910-1945), and recovered the name

began in 1394, three years after the

Seoul ( Capital City ) in 1945 when the

coronation of the founder of the dynasty s

colonial rule ended. It was then promoted

King Taejo, and completed in 1421 when

to a special city in the following period

it was under the rule of its fourth monarch

and has since then played a leading role

King Sejong. It was burnt down during the

in about all the gamut of the Korean

Imjin and Jeongju Wars (1592-1598)

society, politics, economy and education.

triggered by Japanese invasions, and was

Seoul also contains valuable royal palaces

rebuilt in 1608, the year when King

of the Joseon Dynasty including

Gwanghaegun was enthroned. The shrine was enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.

Changdeokgung Palace: This royal palace located in Waryong-dong of Jongno-gu, Seoul, is designated as Historic Site No. 122. It was established when Joseon (1392-1910) was under the

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2. Busan Metropolitan City Area: 766 km2 Population: 3,520,000

rule of King Taejong (r. 1400-1418), and had since then had official royal residences and offices used by many Joseon rulers. It has many

exquisite

buildings

including

Donhwamun Gate (Treasure No. 383), and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage

Located in the southeastern part of the

Sites list in 1997.

Korean Peninsula, Busan is Korea s second largest city following Seoul, and the largest port city and the center of Korea s marine

Joseon Royal Tombs: The Joseon Dynasty

logistics. The city is also the economic hub

maintained unique funeral and burial

of the region and home to many heavy

traditions and there are eight royal tombs in

industries such as steel, automobile and

Seoul, including Jeongneung, Heoninneung,

shipbuilding. Busan also has famous tourist

Seonjeongneung, Taegangneung and

attractions such as Geumjeongsan Fortress,

Uireung. The tombs are regarded as

Haeundae Beach, Oryukdo Islets, UN

important sources of knowledge regarding

Memorial Park, Taejongdae Cliffs and

the views of the world, religion and nature of

Chungnyeolsa Shrine.

Korea in the Joseon period and architectural heritage representing the dynasty that lasted

3. Daegu Metropolitan City

for over 500 years. Area: 884 km2 Population: 2,497,000 Located in the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu is one of the largest cities in Korea, a regional hub of the textile industry, and one of the most famous apple producers in Korea. The Provincial Office of Gyeongsangbuk-do is located in

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Ganghwa Dolmen Site: This historic site contains about 150 dolmens dotted around Bugeun-ri, Samgeo-ri, Osang-ri and the skirts of Goryeosan Mountain in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon Metropolitan City. The site has gained nationwide reputation with Korea

s largest table-shaped

the city and the city has tourist attractions

dolmen, which is 6.4m long and 2.5m

such as Donghwasa Temple, Dalseong

high. The dolmens in this site are located

Park, Suseong Park and Palgongsan

up to 100-200 meters above sea level,

Mountain.

which is higher than other dolmens in Korea.

4. Incheon Metropolitan City Area: 1,029 km2 Population: 2,894,000 Incheon, located in the Midwestern coast of Korea, is a historic city developed as the gateway to Seoul, the capital of Korea. The city is also one of the most successful trading port through which marine

5. Gwangju Metropolitan City

products, graphite, metal and machinery are exported and wood and textiles are imported. The city

Area: 501 km2 Population: 1,475,000

s major tourist

attractions include Wolmido and Jagyakdo

Promoted to a Metropolitan City in

Islands and Songdo Beach.

January 1995, Gwangju is located in the middle of Jeollanam-do. The main source of income for the city is service industries, although machinery and metalworking industries related with the nearby Hwasun Mine also developed lucrative businesses to support the city s economy. The wide open farming field around the city is called the Sambaek ( three whites ) region as

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7. Ulsan Metropolitan City Area: 1,059 km2 Population: 1,161,000

rice, cotton and silkworms are produced. The city s main tourist attractions include Mudeungsan Mountain, Jeungsimsa Temple A city located at a southeastern tip of the

and Wonhyosa Temple.

Korean Peninsula, Ulsan has fast grown into

6. Daejeon Metropolitan City

Korea

s industrial hub since it was

designated as a Special Industrial Zone in Area: 540 km2 Population: 1,536,000

1962. The city is generally regarded as the center of Korea

s petrochemistry,

shipbuilding and auto industries, and has attractive tourist destinations such as Dongchuksa Temple, Ulsan Fortress Site and Munsuam Temple. It was integrated with Ulsan-gun in January 1995, forming a unique city in which urban districts and rural communities are organically united. Located in the middle of Chungcheong-do Province,

Daejeon

is

where

the

8. Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City

Chungcheongnam-do provincial office is located and the largest city in the region

Area: 465 km2 Population: 132,000

where two of Korea s busiest railway lines,

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Gyeongbuseon and Honamseon, are forked

Located

off. Nearby the city are the Daedeok Science

Chungcheongnam-do province, this special

Park and the Third Industrial Complex, and

autonomous city is the 17th local

the city has famous tourist destinations such

autonomous entity of Korea. A total of 36

as Yuseong Hot Spa Resort, Chilbaeguichong

central administrative agencies and 16

Tomb and Gyeryongsan Mountain.

national research institutes are slated to

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in

the

northeast

side

of


(918-1392) during which its current name began to be used. The province is marked by wide open fields producing a wealth of agricultural products, and Korea s main rivers including Hangang, Imjingang, Yeseonggang and Anseongcheon flow through the province.

move to Sejong City by the end of 2014,

Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon: Located

making it the administrative capital of

in downtown Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, and

Korea. Sejong City aims to become a self-

designated as Historic Site No. 3, the

sufficient multifunctional city with

fortress was built between 1794 and 1796

education and cultural infrastructure and

when Joseon was under the rule of King

high tech industries, in addition to

Jeongjo. The fortress is widely admired for

administrative functions.

its historic significance and architectural excellence, and its building involved the

9. Gyeonggi-do

use of modern techniques and equipment as well as architectural design. It was

Area: 10,167 km2 Population: 12,313,000

placed into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List in 1997.

Gyeonggi-do is a province located in the Midwestern part of the Korean Peninsula, whose provincial administration is seated

Joseon Royal Tombs: The Joseon Dynasty

in Suwon. History says that it had been

(1392-1910) left 31 royal tombs, including

part of Mahan before it was incorporated

Donggureung, Hongyureung, Gwangneung,

into Silla (57 BCE-935) and then Goryeo

Sareung

and

Yeongnyeongneung,

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and

well

maintained.

In

2014,

Namhansanseong fortress was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

10. Gangwon-do Area: 16,693 km2 Population: 1,541,000 scattered across Guri, Namyangju, Goyang and Paju of Gyeonggi-do. These royal tombs contain important information on the philosophy, political history and creative aestheticism of Joseon.

Namhansanseong Fortress : Like Bukhansanseong fortress, Namhansanseong fortress

Gangwon-do is a province located in the

was built during the Joseon dynasty to

Midwestern part of the Korean Peninsula

defend the nation s then-capital, Hanyang.

and its provincial administration is seated in

This structure is currently designated as

Chuncheon. The province originally

National Historic Site No. 57. Using the ruins

belonged to the territory of Goguryeo (37

of a fortress that was built during King

BCE-668), and its current name was given

Munmu s reign in the Silla dynasty as its

just after the foundation of the Joseon

foundation, full scale construction of the

Dynasty (1392-1910). The province borders

fortress began in 1621 during King

the East Sea and has a mountainous terrain,

Gwanghaegun s rule. The fortress is

and is famous for specialties such as honey,

currently a popular hiking spot as the road

deer antler, ginseng, pine nut, potato, sweet

along the fortress walls are not too steep

corn, cuttlefish and Pollack as well as tourist attractions such as Seoraksan Mountain, Woljeongsa Temple, Ojukheon House, and the Eight Scenic Beauties of Gwandong.

Joseon Royal Tombs: Located in Gangwon-do is a Joseon-era royal tomb,

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the rule of King Gojong, is rich with natural resources, which contributed to the development of mining and manufacturing industries. Tourist attractions include the Songnisan National Park, the Eight Scenic Beauties of Danyang, Sangdangsan Mountain and Hwayangdong Valley. Jangneung, where the dynasty s sixth ruler, King Danjong, is buried. The tomb is

12. Chungcheongnam-do

a tangible evidence showing the tradition of ancestral worshipping faithfully maintained in the Joseon Dynasty.

Area: 8,630 km2 Population: 2,058,000

11. Chungcheongbuk-do Area: 7,433 km2 Population: 1,576,000 With its provincial seat located in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do is well known as Korea s only province that is not bordering the sea. The area was regarded as a strategic point during the

Chungcheongnam-do is located in the

Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE-668) and

Midwestern part of Korea and its provincial

often became a cause for military conflicts

administration is seated in Hongseong-

among them. The province, whose current

gun. The province was called Ungcheon

name was given when Joseon was under

during the Unified Silla Period (676-932) and Hanamdo during the Goryeo Period (918-1392). The current name was given when Joseon was under the rule of King Gojong. The province has wide open farming fields and many tourist attractions such as Hyeonchungsa Shrine, King Muryeong s Tomb, Chilbaeguichong Tomb, Onyang Hot Spa Resort, and Asan Lake.

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13. Jeollabuk-do Area: 8,067 km2 Population: 1,871,000 Jeollabuk-do is a province located in the southwestern part of the Korean Peninsula whose provincial administration is seated in Jeonju. It was part of Jeolla-do according to

myeon in Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do,

an administrative reform introduced during

forming Korea s largest cluster of prehistoric

the reign of King Hyeonjong (r. 1010-1031)

tombs. The dolmens are in various sizes

of Goryeo, and became an independent

weighing ten to three hundred tons, and

province in 1896 when Joseon was under

they also come in various shapes, from table

the rule of King Gojong (r. 1863-1907). The

to box shapes.

province is Korea s major producer of various agricultural products including rice

14. Jeollanam-do

and barley, and well known for Gimje s alluvial gold and Jangsu s molybdenum.

Area: 12,247 km2 Population: 1,904,000

Main tourist destinations include Gwanghallu Pavilion, Ojakgyo Bridge, Naejangsan

Jeollanam-do is located in the southwestern

Mountain,

end of the Korean Peninsula and its

Naejangsa

Temple,

and

Geumsansa Temple.

provincial administration is seated in Muan. It became part of Jeolla-do when the medieval Korean kingdom Goryeo was under the reign of King Hyeonjong (r. 1010-1031) and was given the current name and status during the reign of King Gojong (r. 18631907). The province is widely regarded as

Gochang Dolmen Site: A total of 447 dolmens are dotted in and around the villages of Jungnim-ri and Dosan-ri of Gochang-eup, and Sanggap-ri of Asan-

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Korea s largest granary and produces coal (Hwasun), copper and gold (Suncheon). Major tourist attractions include Mudeungsan Mountain, Gohado Island, Admiral Yi Sun-sin s Monument, Songgwangsa Temple, and Byeokpajeong Pavilion. Gyeongsangbuk-do is a province located in the southeastern part of the Korean peninsula whose administrative seat is in Daegu. The province was a core part of Silla (57 BCE- 936), and was given its current name and status through an administrative reform adopted during the reign of King Gojong (r. 1863-1907). It is surrounded by many mountains, and has a flat plain that produces a variety of crops Hwasun Dolmen Site: About 500

such as rice, barley, soy beans, tobacco,

dolmens are scattered along a 10km-long

apple and cotton. Fishery is an important

valley running through Hyosan-ri of

source of income for many towns and

Dogok-myeon and Daesin-ri of Chunyang-

villages lined along the eastern seacoast.

myeon, Hwasun-gun of Jeollanam-do.

The POSCO steel plants in Pohang and

Many of these megalithic remains have

the Gumi Industrial Complex form Korea s

been discovered recently and hence

largest inland industrial manufacturer while

exhibit their original condition. The site

Gyeongju contains a wealth of Silla

also contains a quarry where stones were

remains.

obtained for the dolmen construction which provides valuable information on the techniques used to obtain and carry stones, and to build the prehistoric monuments.

Seokguram Grotto: This cave temple designated as Korea s National Treasure No.24 is located at the midslope of

15. Gyeongsangbuk-do

Tohamsan Mountain in Gyeongju. The temple was built by Kim Dae-seong when

Area: 19,028 km Population: 2,697,000 2

Silla was under the rule of King Gyeongdeok, and features a cave with

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year of the King Beopheung, by Lady Yeongje, the king s mother, and Lady Giyun, his queen consort, and expanded by Kim Dae-seong in 751, the 10th year of the King Gyeongdeok s rule. It is one of the two greatest works of Korean Buddhist art along with Seokguram Grotto and has a number of treasures such as the Bulguksa Three-story Stone Pagoda, Dabotap Pagoda, and Baegungyo and Yeonhwagyo Bridges. Both temples were designated as UNESCO World domed ceiling built with white granite to

Heritage Sites in 1995, and the temple is the

enshrine Buddha Seokgamoni surrounded

headquarters of the 11th Parish of Jogye

by Buddhist saints and guards. The

Order in Korean Buddhism.

delightfully simple design combined with superbly carved statues makes it one of the world s greatest works of Buddhist art. The

Gyeongju Historic District: The Gyeongju

temple, along with Bulguksa Temple, was

Historic District has preserved priceless

added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

historical and cultural remains of Buddhism

list in 1995.

and the royal capital of Silla (57 BCE-935) for a millennium. In the Gyeongju Historic District, which was

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Bulguksa Temple: Located on the foot of

added to the World Heritage Sites list in

Tohamsan Mountain in Jinhyeon-dong of

December 2000, there are a variety of

Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Bulguksa

cultural remains that help grasp the history

Temple is designated as Historic Site No. 1.

and culture of Silla at a glance. The District is

The temple was established in 528, the 15th

divided into five zones: Namsan Zone which

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is a treasury of Korean Buddhist art;

buildings.

Wolseong Zone containing the palace site of a millennium kingdom; Daeneungwon

Yangdong Village is located at a site 16km

Zone, the burial site of Silla royals;

northeast from Gyeongju, the ancient

Hwangnyongsa Zone storing the essence

capital of Silla, following Hyeongsangang

of Silla Buddhism; and Sanseong Zone

River, and is designated as Important Folk

displaying the features of military facilities

Material No. 1890. The village, set up on

built to defend the royal capital of Silla. A

an auspicious place in terms of Pungsu (or

total of 52 cultural treasures protected by

Feng Shui) principles, maintains the

the law are in the District.

original layout with houses built when the village was relishing prosperity, and has a number of buildings designated by the

Historic Villages of Korea

Korean government as Treasures and

Hahoe and Yangdong: Hahoe Village in

Important Folk Materials. The two villages

Andong is a

were originally founded in the 14th and

single-clan village

established by the Ryu clan of Pungsan in

15th century and maintain great examples

the 1600s which still maintains the original

of the Korean traditional villages built to be

layout with old houses and institutions

in harmony with nature. Entire villages and

including a private Neo-Confucian

individual houses provide fine examples of

Academy (Seowon). The village contains

the Korean traditional architecture and

some superb examples of traditional

landscapes created and chosen according

Korean architecture reflecting the life of

to Confucian principles. The villagers have

the literati class of mid Joseon such as

preserved traditional lifestyle and culture

Yangjindang Hall, Chunghyodang Hall,

based on Confucianism, as their

Bukchondaek House, and Byeongsan

hometown was the center of Confucian

Seowon which is largely regarded as a

education in the Joseon era.

masterpiece of Joseon-era academy

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16. Gyeongsangnam-do Area: 10,533 km2 Population: 3,342,000

Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks: The Tripitaka Koreana woodblocks stored in a depository in Haeinsa Temple are known to contain the world s most perfect edition of Buddhist scriptures and widely admired for the elaborate carving displaying the remarkable development of woodblock printing in medieval Korea. The temple depositories built in the 15th century are also regarded as

A province located in the southeastern part

priceless treasures as they provide a near

of the Korean Peninsula with its provincial

perfect condition for safe storage of the

administration office located in the city of

woodblocks. The buildings also exhibit

Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do was part of

superb architectural beauty.

the Silla territory in the Three Kingdoms

The scripture depositories in Haeinsa

Period (57 BCE-668) and its current name

Temple contain over 80,000 woodblocks of

and status were given when Joseon was

the Buddhist canon of scriptures elaborately

under the rule of King Gojong (r. 1863-

carved by Goryeo artisans in the 13th

1907). The weather is milder than most

century. Also the oldest buildings remaining

other Korean provinces, and the province

in the emple, the two wooden buildings

has more precipitation and fertile farmlands

stand side by side, one in the north and the

around the Nakdonggang estuary producing

other in the south, and are fairly large each

rice, barley, soybean and apple. The

with a 15-kan (each kan being the space

province s southern part bordering the sea features ria coastlines embracing important seaports such as Busan and Tongyeong. Trade and fishery are two major industries of the province, and there are some of Korea s most prosperous industrial complexes in Ulsan and Changwon. Tourist attractions include ancient Buddhist monasteries of Haeinsa and Tongdosa, Haeundae Beach, Hansando Island and Noryangjin Battlefield.

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between four columns, roughly 3.3 square

island in an oval shape, 73km south to

meters) structure. The buildings are known

north and 73km east to west, and Korea

to be the world s only structures specially

s smallest province. Jeju-do was

built for the purpose of storing the

separated from Jeollanam-do in 1946 to

Tripitaka. The buildings show a great

become an independent administrative

example of Korean traditional wooden

division, and promoted to a special

buildings maintained in the early Joseon

autonomous province in 2006. Jejudo s

period and whose architectural beauty is

main industries are stock-farming, farming,

combined with scientific knowledge used

forestry, fishery and tourism, and the

to create a perfect environment for the

island is famous for its Haenyeo ( sea

storage of woodblocks in a nature- friendly

women

manner.

seafood) and horses. Tourist attractions

The depositories store a collection of

enjoying nationwide reputation include

81,258 woodblocks carved with about 52

Baengnokdam Crater, Samseonghyeol

million characters of the Tripitaka with no

Shrine, Yongduam Rock, Manjanggul

errors or wrong types. Both the

Cave, and Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls.

diving into the sea to harvest

depositories and the woodblocks are now regarded as an important part of the world s cultural heritage for their historical

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes:

background, beauty and content.

The World Heritage Sites in Jeju include Hallasan Mountain, Seongsan Ilchulbong

17. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Peak, Geomun Oreum Peak, and some lava tubes.

Area: 1,849 km2 Population: 601,000

Hallasan Mountain is the tallest mountain and the only shield volcano in South Korea

Korea s largest island located southwest

while Ilchulbong Peak in Seongsan is one

of mainland Korea, Jeju-do is a volcanic

of about 360 cinder cones scattered

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Heritage Sites. Jeju-do has provided very important sources for the knowledge of volcanoes and volcanic eco systems containing many rare species including endangered species, landscapes and geographical features that have become some of Korea s main tourist attractions. around the island that provide a fantastic

Thanks to the island s fantastic natural

coastal landscape. The lava tubes around

heritage, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava

Geomun Oreum are known to have formed

Tubes were added to the UNESCO World

some 100,000 to 300,000 years ago, and

Heritage Sites list in the 31st World Heritage

include Bengduigul, Manjanggul, Gimnyeong

Convention held in Christ Church, New

-gul, Yongcheon Donggul and Dangcheo

Zealand in June 2007.

-mul Donggul that are designated as World

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Country

Code

Country

Code

Country

Code

Argentina

54

Sweden

46

Belgium

32

Chile

56

Ireland

353

Netherlands

31

Andorra

376

Portugal

351

Hong Kong

852 64

China

86

Italy

39

New Zealand

Australia

61

Romania

40

Hungary

36

Russia

7

Japan

81

Germany

49

Austria

43

Spain

34

India

91

Saipan

1+670

Kuwait

965

Greece

30

Bahrain

973

Sri Lanka

94

Iran

98

Denmark

45

Poland

48

Guam

1+671 964

Bangladesh

880

Egypt

20

Iraq

Saudi Arabia

966

Macao

853

Switzerland

41

Brazil

55

Finland

358

Colombia

57

Singapore

65

Norway

47

Taiwan

886

Brunei

673

France

33

Malaysia

60

South Africa

27

Pakistan

92

Thailand

66

Bulgaria

359

Turkey

90

Mexico

52

UK

44

Philippines

63

US

1

Canada

1

Venezuela

58

Myanmar

95

Libya

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Qingdao

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(1-305)375-9332

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(57-1)637-9238

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(51-1)437-7167

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(53-7)204-1209

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(595-21)238-1699

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(593-2)2908-450

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Copenhagen

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(45)3332-6654

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Sofia Stockholm

(40-21)233-2172/2173 (40-21)233-2174

http://www.kotra.or.kr/bucharest

(32-2)203-2142

http://www.kotra.or.kr/brussels

(359-2)969-5030/31/32 (359-2)969-5033

http://www.kotra.or.kr/sofia

(46-8)308-090

(46-8)306-190

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(34-91)556-6241

(34-91)556-6868

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(44-20)7240-2367

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(43-1)586-3876

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http://www.kotra.or.kr/vienna

(39-02)798235

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Zagreb

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(48-22)520-6230

(48-22)520-6231

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Paris

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(33-1)5535-8889

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Helsinki

(358-9)682-9490

(358-9)682-9491

http://www.kotra.or.kr/helsinki

(36-1)488-0184

http://www.kotra.or.kr/budapest

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(36-1)201-8474, 201-6368

http://www.kotra.or.kr/prague

(7-495)258-1627/28 (7-495)258-1634

http://www.kotra.or.kr/moscow

(7-423)240-7105

(7-423)240-7075

http://www.kotra.or.kr/vladivostok

(7-383)222-7805

http://www.kotra.or.kr/novosibirsk

(7-383)227-0540, 347-5533

(994-12)436-7560/1 (994-12)436-7562

http://www.kotra.or.kr/baku

Kiev

(380-44)495-2951

(380-44)495-2978

http://www.kotra.or.kr/kiev

(7-727)274-1828

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Tashkent

(7-727)245-9493, 070-7735-8988

(998-71)140-0215/6 (998-71)140-0217

Saint Petersburg (7-812)241-0033

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Almaty

East

(32-2)203-0751

Madrid Vienna

Middle

Homepage

(49-69)25-3589

Brussels

CIS

Fax

(49-69)242-9920

Bucharest

Europe

Telephone

Frankfurt

http//www.kotra.or.kr/tashkent

(7-812)241-0030

http://www.kotra.or.kr/saintpetersburg

Ulaanbaatar

(976)7711-0140

(976)7711-0142

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Dubai

(971-4)450-4360

(971-4)450-4350

http://www.kotra.or.kr/dubai

Tripoli

(218-91)321-8274

(218-21)335-0420

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Istanbul

(90-212)325-3646

(90-212)325-3642

http://www.kotra.or.kr/istanbul

Riyadh

(966-11)273-4496

(966-11)273-4750

http://www.kotra.or.kr/riyadh

(212-522)994513

http://www.kotra.or.kr/casablanca

(213-21)694-209

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Casablanca Alger

(212-522)989627, 984636 (213-21)694-203, 694-194

Muscat

(968)2411-7011~3

(968)2411-7014

Amman

(962-6)5831-045

(962-6)5831-015

Baghdad

(964-1)776-1554

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Region

City

Telephone

(98-21)2217-4005~7 (98-21)2241-2518

Tel aviv

(972-3)639-6488

Cairo Middle

(972-3)639-6489

(20-2)2380-0072/0092 (20-2)2359-9178

Kuwait

East

Fax

Tehran

Damascus Doha Nairobi Lagos

(965)2243-6933, 2243-6939, 2245-8187

(965)2243-6948

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(963-11)613-4391

(963-11)611-7748

http://www.kotra.or.kr/damascus

(974)4016-2603

(974)4016-2602

http://www.kotra.or.kr/doha

(254-20)315-706

http://www.kotra.or.kr/nairobi

(234-1)448-5998

http://www.kotra.or.kr/lagos http://www.kotra.or.kr/johannesburg

(254-20)222-0458, 222-8928 (234-1)448-5999, 280-5889, 280-5890

Johannesburg

(27-11)784-2940/1

(27-11)784-2983

Dar es Salaam

(255-22)292-2201

(255-22)292-2202

http://www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/daressalaam

(251-11)320-4305/19/91

(251-11)320-4396

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(249-1)8349-8845/14 (249-1)8349-8860

http://www.kotra.or.kr/khartoum

(237)3342-8344

http://www.kotra.or.kr/KBC/douala

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(233)302-764386, 764367

(233)303-762918

(243-81)326-6920, 535-4002

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Embassies and Consulates in KOREA Nation Afghanistan

Telephone

Fax

Homepage

02-793-3535

02-795-2662

http://www.afghanistanembassy.or.kr http://www.algerianemb.or.kr

Algeria

02-794-5034/5

02-794-5040

Angola

02-792-8463

02-792-8467

http://www.angolaembassy.or.kr

Argentina

02-796-8144

02-792-5820

N/A

Australia

02-2003-0100

02-2003-0196

http://www.southkorea.embassy.gov.au/seol/home.html

Austria

02-732-9071/2

02-732-9486

http://www.bmeia.gv.at/kr/botschaft/seoul.html

Azerbaijan

02-797-1765/6

02-797-1767

http://www.azembassy.co.kr/v1/

Bangladesh

02-796-4056/7

02-790-5313

http://www.bdembseoul.org

Belarus

02-2237-8171/8173

02-2237-8174

http://www.belarus.or.kr

Belgium

02-749-0381~4

02-797-1688

http://www.diplomatie.be/seoulfr/

Bolivia

02-318-1767/2767

02-3789-2757

http://www.boliviakorea.com

Brazil

02-738-4970

02-738-4974

http://seul.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/

Brunei

02-790-1078/9

02-790-1084

N/A

Bulgaria

02-794-8625/6

02-794-8627

N/A

Cambodia

02-3785-1041

02-3785-1040

N/A

Canada

02-3783-6000

02-3783-6239

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/korea-coree/

Chile

02-779-2610

02-779-2615

http://www.coreachile.org

China

02-738-1038~40

02-738-1077

http://www.chinaemb.or.kr/kor/

02-720-1369

02-725-6959

N/A

Colombia

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Nation Congo

Fax

Homepage

02-722-7998

Costa Rica

02-707-9249/54

02-707-9255

http://www.ecostarica.or.kr

Cote d' Ivoire

02-3785-0561/2

02-3785-0564

http://cotedivoireembassy.or.kr

Czech Republic

02-720-6453

02-734-6452

http://www.mzv.cz/seoul

Denmark

02-795-4187

02-796-0986

http://sydkorea.um.dk

Dominican Republic

02-756-3513

02-756-3514

http://www.embadom.or.kr

Ecuador

02-739-2401/2

02-739-2355

http://www.ecuadorkorea.org/

Egypt

02-749-0787/9

02-795-2588

N/A

El Salvador

02-753-3432/3

02-753-3456

N/A

Ethiopia

02-790-9766

02-790-0156

N/A

N/A

Fiji

02-792-6396

02-792-6397

N/A

Finland

02-732-6737

02-723-4969

http://www.finland.or.kr

France

02-3149-4300

02-3149-4310

http://www.ambafrance-kr.org

Gabon

02-793-9575/6

02-793-9574

N/A

Georgia

02-792-7118/7171

02-792-3118

N/A

Germany

02-748-4114

02-748-4161

http://www.seoul.diplo.de http://www.ghanaembassy.or.kr

Ghana

02-3785-1427

02-3785-1428

Greece

02-729-1401

02-729-1402

N/A

Guatemala

02-771-7582/8

02-771-7584

N/A

Honduras

02-738-8402

02-738-8403

N/A

Hungary

02-792-2105

02-792-2109

http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/KR/en/mainpage.htm

India

02-798-4257

02-796-9534

http://www.indembassy.or.kr

Indonesia

02-783-5675~7

02-780-4280

http://www.indonesiaseoul.org/indexkorea.php/

Iran

02-793-7751/3

02-792-7052

http://seoul.mfa.ir

Iraq

02-790-4202/3

02-790-4206

N/A

02-721-7200

02-774-6458

http://www.embassyofireland.or.kr/

Ireland Israel

02-3210-8500

02-3210-8555

http://embassies.gov.il/seoul/

Italy

02-796-0491

02-797-5560

http://www.ambseoul.esteri.it/ambasciata_seoul

Japan

02-2170-5200

02-734-4528

http://www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/

Jordan

02-318-2897

02-318-3644

N/A

Kazakhstan

02-394-9716

02-395-9766

http://www.kazembassy.org

Kenya

02-3785-2903/4

02-3785-2905

http://www.kenya-embassy.or.kr

Kuwait

02-749-3688/9

02-749-3604

N/A

02-379-0951

02-379-0953

N/A

Laos

02-796-1713/4

02-796-1771

N/A

Lebanon

02-794-6482/4

02-794-6485

http://www.lebanonembassy.net/index.html

Libya

02-797-6001/2

02-797-6007

N/A

Kyrgyz Republic

Malaysia

02-795-9203

02-794-5480

http://www.malaysia.or.kr

Mexico

02-798-1694

02-790-0939

http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/corea/

Mongolia

02-794-1350

02-794-7605

http://www.mongolembassy.com

Morocco

02-793-6249

02-792-8178

N/A

Myanmar

02-790-3814/6

02-790-3817

N/A http://www.nepembseoul.gov.np

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Telephone 02-722-7958

02-3789-9770/1

02-736-8848

Netherlands

02-311-8600

02-311-8650

http://southkorea.nlembassy.org

New Zealand

02-3701-7700

02-3701-7701

http://www.nzembassy.com/korea

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Nation

Telephone

Nigeria

02-797-2370/3280

Fax

Norway

02-727-7100

02-727-7199

http://www.norway.or.kr

Oman

02-790-2431

02-790-2430

N/A

02-796-1848

Homepage http://www.nigerianembassy.or.kr

Pakistan

02-796-8252/3

02-796-0313

http://www.pkembassy.or.kr/kor/

Panama

02-734-8610/2

02-734-8613

N/A

Papua New Guinea

02-2198-5771

02-2198-5780

http://www.papuanewguineaembassy.kr

02-792-8335/1174

02-792-8334

http://www.embaparcorea.org/korea/

02-757-1735

02-757-1738

N/A

Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland

02-796-7387/8

02-796-0827

http://www.philembassy-seoul.com

02-723-9681

02-723-9680

http://www.seoul.trade.gov.pl/pl/

Portugal

02-3675-2251

02-3675-2250

http://www.portugalseoul.com

Qatar

02-798-2444/6

02-790-1027

N/A

02-792-4855

02-792-4856

http://www.southafrica-embassy.or.kr

Republic of South Africa Romania Russian Federation Rwanda

02-797-4924

02-794-3114

N/A

02-318-2116/8

02-754-0417

http://www.russian-embassy.org

02-798-1052

02-798-1054

http://rwanda-embassy.or.kr

02-739-0631/4

02-739-0041

N/A

Senegal

02-745-5554

02-745-5524

N/A

Serbia

02-797-5109

02-790-6109

http://www.embserb.or.kr/

02-774-2464~7

02-773-2465

http://www.mfa.gov.sg/seoul/ N/A

Saudi Arabia

Singapore Slovakia

02-794-3981

02-794-3982

Spain

02-794-3581/2

02-796-8207

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/SEUL/ko/Paginas/inicio.aspx

Sri Lanka

02-735-2966/7

02-737-9577

N/A

Sudan

02-793-8692

02-793-8693

http://www.sudanembassy.co.kr

Sweden

02-3703-3700

02-3703-3701/2

http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Seoul/

Switzerland

02-739-9511

02-737-9392

http://www.eda.admin.ch/seoul.html

Taipei

02-399-2781

02-730-1296

N/A

Thailand

02-795-3098

02-798-3448

http://www.thaiembassy.or.kr/en/index.htm

Timor-Leste

02-797-6151

02-797-6152

N/A

Tunisia

02-790-4334/5

02-790-4333

N/A

Turkey

02-3780-1600

02-797-8546

http://www.seul.be.mfa.gov.tr

UAE

02-790-3235

02-790-3238

http://uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/kr/

Ukraine

02-790-5696

02-790-5697

http://korea.mfa.gov.ua/en

United Kingdom

02-3210-5500

02-725-1738

http://ukinrok.fco.gov.uk/en/

02-6245-3179/80

02-6245-3181

http://www.embrou.or.kr

Uruguay USA

02-397-4114

02-738-8845

http://seoul.usembassy.gov/

Uzbekistan

02-574-6554

02-578-0576

http://www.uzbekistan.or.kr

Venezuela

02-732-1546~7

02-732-1548

http://www.venezuelaemb.or.kr/index.asp

02-720-5124

02-739-2064

http://www.vietnamembassy-seoul.org

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Government Bodies and Semi-governmental Organizations Category

Name Ministry of Strategy and Finance

1335

http://www.msip.go.kr

Ministry of Education

02-6222-6060

http://www.moe.go.kr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

02-2100-2114

http://www.mofa.go.kr

Ministry of Unification

02-2100-5722

http://www.unikorea.go.kr

Ministry of Juctice

02-2110-3000

http://www.moj.go.kr

Ministry of National Defense

02-748-1111

http://www.mnd.go.kr

02-2100-3399

http://www.mospa.go.kr

044-203-2000

http://www.mcst.go.kr

1577-1020

http://www.mafra.go.kr

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

1577-0900

http://www.motie.go.kr

Ministry for Health and Welfare

129

http://www.mw.go.kr

Ministry of Environmant

044-201-6568

http://www.me.go.kr

Future Planning

Ministry of Security and Public Administration Bodies

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ministry of Employment and Labor

052-702-5089

http://www.moel.go.kr

Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

02-2100-6000

http://www.mogef.go.kr

1599-0001

http://www.molit.go.kr

044-200-5555

http://www.mof.go.kr

Seoul Metropolitan City

02-120

http://www.seoul.go.kr

Busan Metropolitan City

051-120

http://www.busan.go.kr

Daegu Metropolitan City

053-803-3636

http://www.daegu.go.kr

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Local Governments

Semigovernmental Organizations

138

Homepage http://www.mosf.go.kr

Ministry of Science and ICT and

Government

Telephone 044-215-2114

Incheon Metropolitan City

032-120

http://www.incheon.go.kr

Gwangju Metropolitan City

062-120

http://www.gwangju.go.kr

Daejeon Metropolitan City

042-120

http://www.daejeon.go.kr

Ulsan Metropolitan City

052-229-2000

http://www.ulsan.go.kr

Gyeonggi-do

031-120

http://www.gg.go.kr

Gangwon-do

033-254-2011

http://www.provin.gangwon.kr

Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City

044-300-3114

http://www.sejong.go.kr

Chungcheongbuk-do

043-220-2114

http://www.cb21.net

Chungcheongnam-do

041-635-2000

http://www.chungnam.net

Jeollabuk-do

063-280-2486

http://www.jeonbuk.go.kr

Jeollanam-do

061-286-2065

http://www.jeonnam.go.kr

Gyeongsangbuk-do

053-959-0114

http://www.gb.go.kr

Gyeongsangnam-do

055-211-2541

http://www.gsnd.net

Jeju Special Self-governing Province

064-120

http://www.jeju.go.kr

The National Assembly of the

02-788-3656/

Republic of Korea

3664

Cheongwadae, Office of the President

02-730-5800

http://www.president.go.kr

Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation

02-6300-1114

http://www.at.or.kr

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Category

Name

Telephone

Korea Land & Housing Corporation

031-738-7114

Korea Tourism Organization

02-7299-600

http://kto.visitkorea.or.kr

Korea National Oil Corporation

031-380-2114

http://www.knoc.co.kr

Korea Water Resources Corporation

1577-0500

http://www.kwater.or.kr

Korea Electric Power Corporation

02-3456-3114

http://cyber.kepco.co.kr

02-6050-3114

http://www.korcham.net

02-3771-0114

http://www.fki.or.kr

1566-5114

http://www.kita.net

1577-5500

http://www.kftc.or.kr http://www.kcab.or.kr

The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry The Federation of Small Business The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute Semi-

Homepage http://world.lh.or.kr

The Korea Commercial Arbitration Board

02-551-2000

governmental

Seoul Business Agency

1577-7119

http://www.sba.seoul.kr

Organizations

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

1588-3884

http://www.ksure.or.kr

Korea Exim Bank

02-3779-6114

http://www.koreaexim.go.kr

Korea Accreditation Board

02-2113-8500

http://www.kab.or.kr

National Intelligence Service

111

http://www.nis.go.kr

Financial Services Commission

02-2156-8000

http://www.fsc.go.kr

Fair Trade Commission

044-200-4318

http://www.ftc.go.kr

National Police Agency

182

http://www.police.go.kr

National Tax Service

02-397-1200

http://www.nts.go.kr

Korea Customs Service

1577-8577

http://www.customs.go.kr

042-481-4499

http://www.smba.go.kr

Small and Medium Business Administration National Statistical Office

02-2012-9114

http://kostat.go.kr

Korean Intellectual Property Office

042-481-5073

http://www.kipo.go.kr

Chambers of Commerce & Foreign Investment Related Bodies Category

Name American Chamber of Commerce in Korea British Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce

in Korea Canadian Chamber of Commerch in Korea Italian Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Telephone

Homepage

02-564-2040

http://www.amchamkorea.org

02-2010-8963

http://www.bcck.or.kr

02-554-0245~6

http://www.canchamkorea.org

02-402-4379

http://www.itcck.org/english

Seoul Japan Club

02-739-6962

http://www.sjchp.co.kr

EU Chamber of Commerce in Korea

02-6261-2700

http://www.ecck.eu

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Category

Name French Chamber of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce

Investment Related Bodies

Homepage

02-2268-9505

http://www.fkcci.com

02-3780-4600

http://korea.ahk.de

02-2010-8831~2

http://www.austchamkorea.org

Invest KOREA

1600-7119

http://www.investkorea.org

Office of the Investment Ombusman

02-3460-7660

http://www.i-ombudsman.or.kr

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

1577-0900

http://www.motie.go.kr

Ministry of Strategy and Finance

044-215-2114

http://www.mosf.go.kr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

02-2100-2114

http://www.mofa.go.kr

031-8008-2085

http://www.invest.go.kr

031-259-6521

http://www.gafic.or.kr

in Korea Korean German Chamber of Commerce & industry Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Foreign

Telephone

Gyeonggi-do Ordinance on Foreign Investment Promotion Gyeonggi Association of Foreign-invest Companies Jeonnam Ordinance on Foreign Investment Promotion Jeonbuk Ordinance on Foreign Investment Promotion

061-286-5120 063-280-2401

http://www.investkorea.org/ikwork/reg/eng/index.jsp?l_unit =90202&m_unit=90306&code=12901&category=1 http://www.investkorea.org/ikwork/reg/eng/index.jsp?l_unit =90202&m_unit=90305&code=12501&category=1

Law, Accounting & Consulting Firms Category

Law Firm

140

Name

Telephone

Homepage

KIM & CHANG

02-3703-1114

http://www.kimchang.com

LEE & KO

02-772-4000

http://www.lawleeko.com

Bae, Kim & Lee, LLC

02-3404-0000

http://www.bkl.co.kr

SHIN & KIM

02-316-4114

http://www.shinkim.com

Yulchon LLC

02-528-5200

http://www.yulchon.com

JIPYONG

02-6200-1600

http://www.jipyong.com

Hwang Mok Park

02-772-2700

http://www.hmpj.com

Lee International IP & Law Group

02-2279-3631

http://www.leeinternational.com

JUNGJIN Law

02-592-2224

http://www.jungjinlaw.com

KIM & JUNG

02-553-9300

http://www.yjlaw.co.kr

KIM & KIM LAW

02-755-2980/2946

http://www.kimkimlaw.com

HANOL law offices

02-6004-2500

http://www.hanollaw.com

DARAE Law & IP Firm

02-3475-7700~1

http://www.daraelaw.co.kr

SIGONG Law P.C.

02-561-7123

http://www.sigonglaw.com

BAAK JANG & PARK

02-3482-1121/5300

http://www.lawbjp.com

Sojong Partners

02-2112-1114

http://www.sojong.com

Law Firm Sunmyung

02-559-0900

http://www.smlawyer.co.kr

EYP Lawfirm

02-531-8000

http://www.laweyp.com

Lian Lawyers

02-535-5277/5217

http://www.lianlawyers.com

Jeon, Cha & Lee

02-532-6464

http://coexlaw.com

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Category

Name

Telephone

Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers

Accounting

02-3781-3131

Deloitte Anjin LLC

02-6676-1000

http://www.deloitteanjin.co.kr

Samjong KPMG LLC

02-2112-0001

http://www.kpmg.com/KR/en

Ernst & Young

02-3787-6600

http://www.ey.com

BDO Daejoo LLC

070-7734-2003

http://bdodaejoo.co.kr

Woori Accounting

02-566-8150

http://www.dfkkorea.com

Baker Tilly Sungto

02-517-8333

http://www.sungto.co.kr

Dasan Accounting

02-2192-6600

http://www.dasancpa.com

Han Kyung Accounting

02-552-2671

http://www.hko.co.kr

02-3438-2400

http://www.mazars.kr

Mazars SeBit Corporation (Mazars Korea) Consuting

Homepage http://www.pwc.com/kr

Pyeong Jin Accounting Corporation

02-516-6908

http://www.pjac.co.kr

Edge Consulting

02-2183-2351~5

http://www.edgeconsulting.co.kr

Real Estate Agencies in Seoul Company Name

Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Jinsol Certified Real Estate Agency Hanil Certified Real Estate Agency Arum Certified Real Estate Agency Kukje Certified Real Estate Agency Starvil Real Estate co., Ltd. Samsung Certified Real Estate Agency Onnuri Certified Real Estate Agency Eden Certified Real Estate Agency Jinny Certified Real Estate Agency Asian Tigers Real Estate Co.,Ltd Eaan Certified Real Estate Agency Dongwon Certified Real Estate Agency Peace Certified Real Estate Agency

02-738-4984

02-738-4983

02-765-2189

02-765-2146

02-2233-4800

02-220-1147

02-2233-2525

02-2233-2503

02-798-8990

02-798-4560

02-717-3399

02-714-6806

02-796-4955

02-796-4946

02-793-4774

02-793-4774

02-749-5959

02-749-5633

02-790-1844

02-790-1831

02-711-0599

02-711-5998

02-792-1035

02-792-1036

02-792-1006

02-792-1033

33, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 2F, 1, Jongro 46-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 13, Dongho-ro 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 21, Dasan-ro 12-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 53, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul #108, Samsung River Hill Apt. Sangga, 7, Hyochangwon-ro 13-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 10-5, Ichon-ro 75-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 9-1, Sinheung-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 145, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 63, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 8, Hyochangwon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 48, Noksapyeong-daero, 40na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 56, Baekbeom-ro 99-gil, Yongsangu, Seoul

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Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Landmark Certified Real Estate Agency Alps Certified Real Estate Agency

02-797-4555

02-797-4556

02-774-1588

02-752-1588

02-792-5500

02-793-5363

02-790-3555

02-790-5143

02-793-8866

02-793-8849

02-794-1133

02-798-0201

02-798-5454

02-798-5437

02-797-8200

02-797-8208

02-765-6820

02-765-6821

02-796-7114

02-798-0894

02-798-6262

02-790-8882

02-796-5670

02-796-5671

02-703-7888

02-703-7891

02-790-9105

02-790-9105

02-796-0023

02-796-0024

02-798-9888

02-798-9895

49, Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

English

02-792-7111

02-792-7021

7, Sinheung-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

English

02-794-8844

02-749-8892

02-794-2002

02-794-9876

02-797-0330

02-794-2181

02-797-4900

02-749-7959

Viva-Consulting Certified Real Estate Agency LA Certified Real Estate Agency Nicerent Certified Real Estate Agency A&A Real Estate Agency Vision 21 Certified Real Estate Agency New-Town Certified Real Estate Agency Summit Certified Real Estate Agency Seoul Realty-Net Certified Real Estate Agency Hansol Certified Real Estate Agency Nexus Certified Real Estate Agency New-Town Certified Real Estate Agency C&G Certified Real Estate Agency Prime Certified Real Estate Agency IRE Certified Real Estate Agency Yongsan Certified Real Estate Agency ALL-STAR Certified Real Estate Agency Dreamland Certified Real Estate Agency Acerent Certified Real Estate Agency Reamko Realty Corporation

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Seoul 8, Huam-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 4-2, Daesagwan-ro 12-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 216, Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 211, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul #1009, Hannam Bldg, 211, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 30, Daesagwan-ro 24-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 120-1, Bogwang-ro, Yongsangu, Seoul 3F, Woojin Bldg, 196, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 3F, Woojin Bldg, 196, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul #105, Daeyoung Sangga, 22-5, Ichon-ro 75-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 2F, 36, Hoenamu-ro 44-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 269-1, Hyochangwon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 33, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 141, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

1F, #101, 90, Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 21-101, Hangang Mansion Sangga, 248, Ichon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul D-207, Yongsan Park xi., 205, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1, UN village-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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English

English English English English English

English English English English


Company Name

Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

UN Certified Real Estate Agency Green Certified Real Estate Agency Hi-Rent Certified Real Estate Agency Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency

02-792-2558

02-793-0741

02-749-8070

02-749-8060

02-790-0099

-

02-797-0102

02-797-9794

02-749-7111

02-749-9711

02-797-0988

02-790-1331

02-790-9595

02-790-9338

02-716-6100

02-716-0079

02-797-4201

02-782-8101

02-790-8833

02-790-8837

02-711-4088

02-711-4089

02-798-2121

02-798-2125

02-796-8833

02-796-5673

02-756-8959

02-756-4554

02-790-2002

02-792-3181

02-706-6666

02-703-8300

02-792-9977

02-792-0224

02-446-0092

02-453-3646

02-432-8949

02-469-3300

02-444-4949

02-444-4995

Seoul Housing Certified Real Estate Agency Yongsan Certified Real Estate Agency Olive Certified Real Estate Agency Cheongam Choi Ik-Hyeon Certified Real Estate Agency Haengun Certified Real Estate Agency Rex Certified Real Estate Agency 114 Certified Real Estate Agency Central Certified Real Estate Agency Sinyongsan Certified Real Estate Agency Trapalace Certified Real Estate Agency Itaewon Hanshin Real Estate Agency CJ Nine Park Certified Real Estate Agency Hangangsu Certified Real Estate Agency LBA Kangsan Certified Real Estate Agency Sobaek Certified Real Estate Agency Hana Certified Real Estate Agency

84, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 2F, 204, 98, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul #101, Pungwon Sangga, 182, Ichon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul #101-106, Green Park APT., 64, Seobinggo-ro 51-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 54, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 185, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 129, Hangang-daero, Yongsangu, Seoul

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English

English English

3-101, Sibeom APT, 16, Ichon-ro

English

14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Spainish

22-22, Usadan-ro 4-gil, Yongsangu, Seoul 27, Sinheung-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 26-3, Cheongpa-ro 71-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 23, Noksapyeong-daero 46-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 58, Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 37, Sowol-ro 2-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 1F, 20-1, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 201-105, CJ Nine Park Sangga, 12, Baekbeom-ro 90da-gil, Seoul #105, Osung Sangga, 22, Ichon-ro 75-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 606, Gwangnaru-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 8, Gingorang-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul #105, Hyundai APT Reatail Bldg., 31, Achasan-ro 76-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

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English

English

English English

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Company Name

Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Cheonjiin Certified Real Estate Agency

02-458-5151

02-876-8242

02-2249-0088

02-2247-0211

Janghanpyung Certified Real

Real Estate Agency Kumgang Certified Real Eatate Agency

02-965-4400

02-957-2505

02-977-5775

02-972-5776

02-433-5900

02-433-0082

02-2292-8799

02-2292-8799

02-498-9669

02-498-9766

02-3672-4400

02-3672-4426

02-990-0708

02-990-0711

02-987-0880

02-982-1100

02-936-1589

02-933-9970

02-383-2459

02-383-2480

02-392-4040

02-393-0804

02-362-1100

02-313-2588

02-322-1031

02-322-0576

02-3141-1233

02-3141-1546

02-717-0049

02-702-2480

02-375-4489

02-490-9114

Agency Gangsan Certified Real Estate Agency Reallight Real Estate Reserch Agency Orient Certified Real Estate Agency Joeun Certified Real Estate Agency Gaon Auction consulting Certified Real Estate Agency Shinwung Certified Real Estate Agency Yesung Certified Real Estate Agency LBA Moonchanho Realty Certified Real Estate Agency Shinsegae Certified Real Estate Agency Sinhwa Certified Real Estate Agency Yale Certified Real Estate Agency Mapo Station Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency Sindaerim Certified Real Estate Agency Hyundai Certified Real Estate Agency Smart Certified Real Estate Agency

144

English

Cheonho-daero 85-gil,

English

Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

Eastern Seoul Invest Certified Real Estate

ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 1F, Younglim Bldg., 27,

Estate Agency Shinimun Certified

#101, Hyundai Plaza 522, Achasan-

02-376-7700 02-714-7080

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02-718-7275

40, Sinimun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 7, Dongil-ro 157-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul #714, Mirabo Tower, 366, Cheonhodaero, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 5, Wangsimni-ro 21-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul #101, Hyundai I-park Apt., Sangga, 137, Seongsui-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 1F, 98, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul #102, 37, Nohae-ro 63ga-gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul #501, Nowon B/D, Nohae-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul #130, 1F, Hyundai Shopping Complx, 48, Hangeulbiseok-ro 15-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul 99, Yeonseo-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul 101-6, 12, Sinchonnyeok-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 24-1, Bugahyeon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 44, Sinchon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul B-3, Paradisetel, 157, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul #102, Seil Complex Store, 52, Keunumul-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 188, World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul #101, Sangam World-cup Park Apt., 6 Danji Sangga, 55, Sangamsan-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul B2-4, Pentraus Business Section, 205, Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

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English

English English English English

English

English English

English

English English English

English

English English Japanese English


Company Name

Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Saeseoul Certified Real Estate Agency LBA Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency Hyundai-I Certified Real Estate Agency LBA Ilsong Certified Real Estate Agency Sohn Nelson Certified Real Estate Agency City Certified Real Estate Agency Hanbitz Certified Real Estate Agency Cheongho Certified Real Estate Agency Star Parks Real Estate Co.,Ltd. Samsung Certified Real Estate Agency

02-2651-2244

02-2651-9966

02-2692-1113

02-2692-1113

02-2695-4998

02-2696-7611

02-2601-5660

02-2606-2282

02-3662-5555

02-3664-0304

02-860-5656

02-860-5657

02-2688-1144

02-2686-7746

02-808-8920

02-808-8970

02-6337-1000

02-783-0086

Real Estate Agency Banpo114 Certified Real Estate Agency Posco Certified Real Estate Agency Nambuk Certified Real Estate Agency Dongnam Real Estate Agency Daeseong Certified Real Estate Agency E&E Certified Real estate Agency Century KS Realty Co.,Ltd. Hwangkum Certified Real Estate Agency

5, Gangseo-ro 45-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul 82, Hwagok-ro 31-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul 28, Kkachisan-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul #104-12, Ujangsan Hillstate Mall, 348, Gangseo-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul #125, Sindorim Posvill, 102, Saemal-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul 113, Gaebong-ro 20-gil, Guro-gu, Seoul 39, Geumha-ro 24-gil, Geumcheongu, Seoul

Yeouidaebang-ro 65-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

02-814-5848

02-824-5114

02-817-8008

02-817-8532

02-889-7003

02-888-6714

02-595-5982

02-595-5909

02-525-0024

02-587-5911

02-577-9498

02-577-9407

02-340-4774

02-340-4770

02-537-1044

02-536-2369

02-3486-2222

02-3486-2021

Agency Hana Certified

186, Mokdong-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul

#706, Forestel Bldg., 23,

Shin-Hyundai Certified Real Estate

#104, Mok-dong Apt. 7 Danji A Sangga,

39, Noryangjin-ro 8-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 103-116, Hyundai Retail Bldg., 40, Noryangjin-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul #105, Daewoo Apt. Sangga, 27, Gwanak-ro 30-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul M-14, 49, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul #102, 35, Seochojungang-ro 2-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 1F, 49, Gangnam-daero 12-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul #101, Jinheung APT Retail Bldg., 389, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul #101, Seorae Bldg., 9, Seorae-ro 10-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

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English

English English English English English English

1435-6, ZoomTech Bldg., 103, Hyoryeong-ro 70-gil, Seocho-gu,

English

Seoul 02-534-8252

02-534-8292

02-525-0077

02-525-0880

1F, 181, Donggwang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

English

1F, 1, 76, Hyoryeong-ro 34-gil,

English

Seocho-gu, Seoul

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Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Green Certified Real Estate Agency Top Certified Real Estate Agency Fortune Certified Real Estate Agency Sinsegye Certified Real Estate Agency

02-575-8940

02-572-3275

02-522-5355

02-522-4288

02-525-2779

02-525-7728

02-545-8844

02-3444-5400

02-511-6644

02-540-1335

02-548-2002

02-540-3953

02-578-0508

02-578-0589

02-529-2089

02-529-8207

02-576-5765

02-576-5796

02-2214-4494

02-3445-9857

02-565-8800

02-565-0505

02-543-5885

02-514-5833

02-541-8866

02-541-4012

Chungdam Zai Certified Real Estate Agency G&B Lotte Certified Real Estate Agency Hankook Certified Estate Agency NewYork Certified Real Estate Agency Rexle-Top Certified Real Estate Agency Sambo Certified Real Estate Agency Daejong Certified Real Estate Agency Samil Certified Real Estate Agency LBA Newstar Parksangwon Certified

Real Estate Agency Namil Certified Real Estate Agency Global Property Co.,Ltd.

02-508-2860

02-508-5058

02-557-0808

02-554-3345

02-568-6886

02-568-8448

02-581-3318

02-581-3319

Real Estate Agency Hanmaru Certified Real Estate Agency Pureun Certified Real Estate Agency

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Saimdang-ro 23-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 39, Banpo-daero 28-gil, Seocho-gu,Seoul #105, Hyundai Sangga, 151, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 33, Hakdong-ro 101-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul #101, Daewoong Bldg, 431, Hakdong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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#309, Woosung Charactervill, 122,

English

Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Chinese

A-104-2, Academysweet, 21, Eonju-ro 30-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul #137, Dogok Rexle Sangga, 221, Seolleung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 8, Bongeunsa-ro 103-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul B-8, Daejong Bldg, 435, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 39, Samseong-ro 119-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

English English English English Japanese English

1Yeongdong-daero 128-gil,

English

B106, 124, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu,Seoul 8, Teheran-ro 43-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul #1212, Samheung Officetel, 329, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

English English English

#126, Ssangyong Platinum, 46,

Agency Onnuri Certified

#103, Anam Sangga, 53,

English

Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Jun, Youngsuk Certified Real Estate

Mabang-ro 10-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

#107, Chunggu Sangga, 5,

Real Estate Agency Office-Seoul Certified

A-908, Twin Tower Officetel, 25,

Teheran-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu,

English

Seoul 02-558-0601

070-7016-0601

02-448-2002

02-448-5114

02-408-3003

02-408-4833

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#317, 43, Bongeunsa-ro 44-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul #101, Sangga, 314, Seongnaecheon-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul #103, Da Sangga, 359, Songpa-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul

English English English


Company Name

Telephone

Fax

Address

Language Available

Koa Certified Real Estate Agency Corea Certified Real Estate Agency LBAleaders Certified Real Estate Agency Cheongdam Certified Real Estate Agency Mirae Certified Real Estate Agency Kain Certified Real Estate Agency Lee Jik Sun Certified Real Estate Agency Sangil Certified Real Estate Agency

02-400-5949

02-401-0707

02-400-1310

02-400-3830

02-456-4989

02-456-4997

02-413-4488

02-3431-8944

02-413-2737

02-413-4112

02-416-1661

02-415-1661

02-470-8946

02-472-4455

02-429-6300

02-429-6502

#116, Daerim Apt. Sangga, 4, Macheon-ro 7-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 1F, 11, Munjeong-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 264-1, Garak-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul #130, Jungang Retail Bldg., 203, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 1F, A-28, Pineapple store, 119, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul #105, Hanyang Sangga, 251, Ogeum-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 108, Myeongil-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 1F, 35, Sangil-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul

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Utilities : Gas, Electricity, Water, Telecommunication Category Gas Electricity

Water

Phone & Internet

Name Korea City Gas Association Korea Electronic Power Corporation The Office of Waterworks Seoul Metropolitan Government Waterworks Headquarters Incheon Metropolitan City Waterworks Headquarters Daegu Metropolitan City Waterworks Headquarters Busan Metropolitan City Waterworks Headquarters Gwangju Metropolitan City KT SK Broadband LG U+

Cable TV & KT Skylife Satellite TV Postal Service Internet Post Office

Telephone 02-554-7721 02-3456-3114 120, 02-3146-2000

Homepage http://www.citygas.or.kr http://cyber.kepco.co.kr/kepco http://arisu.seoul.go.kr

032-720-2114

http://www.waterworksh.incheon.kr

121, 053-670-2000

http://www.dgwater.go.kr

051-669-4211

http://water.busan.go.kr

062-121

http://water.gjcity.net/index.do?S=S14

100 (no area code) 106 101

http://www.kt.com http://www.skbroadband.com http://www.uplus.co.kr

1588-3002

http://www.skylife.co.kr

02-2108-9895

http://www.epost.go.kr

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Delivery & Shipping : Home, International Category

Home Delivery

International Shipping

Home and International

Name Korea Express KGB LOGIS ePOST Dongbu Express ILYANG Logis Kyoungdong Express Hanjin Express Hyundai Shipping Corea International Logistics Pumex Chosun Shipping Tongin Express Asian Tigers Transpack Ace Shipping High Relocation Worldwide Kokusai Express Sea Road Calspress (Busan) Allied Pickfords Orient Shipping UPS DHL Korea FedEX

Telephone 1588-1255 1577-4577 1588-1300 02-6363-2600 1588-0002 080-873-2178 1588-0011 02-722-8000 02-737-3200 02-333-6533 02-2031-7000 02-723-0123 02-598-9705 02-3142-3100 02-795-2604 02-3143-5555 02-771-3311 051-512-1212 02-796-5961 02-716-6600 1588-6886 1588-0001 02-333-8000

Homepage http://www.doortodoor.co.kr http://www.kgbls.co.kr http://parcel.epost.go.kr http://www.dongbuexpress.com http://www.ilyanglogis.com http://www.kdexp.com http://hanex.hanjin.co.kr http://www.cyhds.com http://www.cil.co.kr http://www.pumex.co.kr http://www.aecx.co.kr http://www.tonginpack.com http://www.asiantigers-korea.com http://aceshipping.co.kr http://www.highrelo.com http://www.kokusaiexpress.com/ENG/ http://www.searoad.or.kr http://www.calspress.com http://kr.alliedpickfords.com http://www.orientship.kr http://www.ups.com/kr http://www.dhl.co.kr http://www.fedex.com/kr

Education : Foreign School, Language Institute, Library, Bookstore Category

Name

Homepage

02-3015-8500

http://www.dulwich-seoul.kr

Dwight School Seoul

02-6920-8600

http://www.dwight.or.kr

Seoul International School

031-750-1200

http://www.siskorea.org

Seoul Academy International School

02-554-1690

http://www.seoulacademy.net

Seoul Foreign School

02-330-3100

http://www.seoulforeign.org

Yongsan International School of Seoul

02-797-5104

http://www.yisseoul.org

Asia Pacific International School

02-907-2747

http://www.apis.seoul.kr

Foreign

Global Christian School

02-797-0234

http://www.gcfskorea.org

School

Korea International School

02-3496-0510

http://www.kis.or.kr

(Seoul, Pangyo Campus) Korea Kent Foreign School

02-2201-7091

http://www.kkfs.org

International Christian School of Uijongbu

031-855-1276

http://www.ics-ujb.org

Gyeonggi Suwon International School

031-695-2800

http://gsis.sc.kr

Suwon Chinese E-School

031-232-2648

http://www.oscschool.co.kr

Puren Centennial Christian School

02-772-9275~6

http://www.ccslions.com

031-651-1376

http://www.icsptk.org

Pyeongtaek International Christian School

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Dulwich College Seoul

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Category

Name Taejon Christian International School Kwangju Foreign School

062-575-0900

http://www.kwangjuforeignschool.org

Gyeongnam International Foreign School

055-853-5125

http://www.gifs.or.kr

International School of Busan

051-742-3332

http://www.bifskorea.org

Busan Foreign School

051-747-7199

http://www.busanforeignschool.org

Okpo International School

055-687-3283

http://www.oiskorea.com

International Christian School

032-688-2212~5

http://www.christianschool.or.kr

Rainbow International School

02-571-2971

http://www.rischool.org

Seoul Hua-chaio Chinese E-School

02-776-3728

http://www.hanxiao.or.kr

02-324-0664

http://www.scs.or.kr

02-2678-5939

http://www.yungxiao.or.kr

H-School Korea Yeongdeungpo Chinese E-School Busan Chinese E-School

051-467-0274

http://kbces.com.ne.kr

Busan Chinese M and H-School

051-467-0275

N/A

Korea Daegu Chinese E-School

053-255-4273

N/A

053-471-1422

N/A

031-829-3481

http://cafe.daum.net/ui-hwagyo

032-772-3615

N/A

Korea Daegu Chinese M and H-School Uijeongbu Chinese E-School Foreign

Incheon Chinese Jungsan E, M

School

and H-School Wonju Chinese E-School

033-764-4846

N/A

Chungju Chinese E-School

043-847-2656

N/A

Onyang Chinese E-School

041-462-2807

N/A

Gunsan Chinese E-School

063-462-2807

N/A

Busan Chinese Kindergarten

051-468-2845

N/A

Seoul Japanese School

02-572-7011

http://www.sjshp.or.kr

Lycee Francais de Seoul

02-535-1158

http://www.lfseoul.org

German School Seoul

02-792-0797

http://www.dsseoul.org

Lycee International Xavier

02-396-7688

http://www.xavier.sc.kr

Korea Mongolian School

02-3437-7078

http://www.mongolschool.org

ECLC International Kindergarten

02-795-8418

http://www.eclcseoul.com

Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten

02-798-2195

http://www.franciscanfk.com

Cheongna Dalton School

032-563-0523

http://www.daltonschool.kr

Busan Japanese School

051-753-4166

http://user.chollian.net/~pusjpnsc

Hyundai Foreign School

052-250-2851

http://hyundaiforeignschool.com

North London Collegiate School Jeju

064-793-8601/8001

http://www.nlcsjeju.co.kr

064-741-0509

http://www.kis.ac

02-332-6003

http://www.ganadakorean.com

041-530-8302~5

http://kli.sunmoon.ac.kr

02-3277-3683/ 3684

http://ile.ewha.ac.kr

Korea International School (Jeju Campus) GANADA Korean Language Institute Language Institute

Homepage http://www.tcis.or.kr

Seoul Hua-chaio Chinese M and

Korean

Telephone 042-620-9000

Korean Language Institute, Sun Moon University Ewha Womans University Korean Language School

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Category

Name

Telephone

Yonsei University Korean Language Institute

Korean Language Institute

02-735-0039

http://www.ltrc.co.kr

Seoul Korean Language Academy

02-563-3226

http://www.seoul-kla.com

Seoul National University

02-880-8570/

Language Education Institute

5488

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

031-330-4831

02-2173-2260,

http://language.snu.ac.kr http://builder.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufskorean

Hanyang University International

02-2220-1663/

Language Institute

1665

Kon-kuk Foreign Language Institute

02-450-3075~6

http://kfli.konkuk.ac.kr

02-705-8088~9

http://klec.sogang.ac.kr

031-8005-2602

http://k2.dankook.ac.kr/user/ildku

Education Center International Language School of Dankook

Bookstore

http://www.yskli.com

Language Teaching Research Center

Sogang University Korea Language

Library

02-2123-8550~2

Homepage

http://www.hyili.hanyang.ac.kr/Cindex.html

YBM SISA Language Institute

02-2278-0509

http://www.ybmedu.com

Ajou University Korean Language Institute

031-219-2114

http://kli.ajou.ac.kr

The National Library of Korea

02-535-4142

http://www.nl.go.kr/english/index.jsp

National Assembly Library

02-788-4211

http://www.nanet.go.kr/english

Namsan Library

02-754-7338

http://211.61.24.74/english/index.aspx

Seodaemun Library

02-6948-2115/2160

http://sdmlib.sen.go.kr

Gangnam Library

02-3448-4741~5

http://gnlib.sen.go.kr

Pyeongnae Library

031-590-8560~1

http://lib.nyj.go.kr/pynae/index.jsp

Junggu Municipal Sindang Library

02-2280-8490~1

http://www.e-junggulib.or.kr

Kyobo Bookstore

1544-1900

http://www.kyobobook.co.kr

Young Poong Bookstore

1544-9020

http://www.ypbooks.co.kr

Bandi and Luni's

1577-4030

http://www.bandinlunis.com

Medical Service : Hospital, Life Insurance Category

Region

Name Seoul National University Hospital Severance Hospital

Telephone 02-2072-0505

Homepage http://www.snuh.org

02-2228-5800/5810 http://www.yuhs.or.kr

Seoul Asan Medical Center 02-3010-7947

http://medical.amc.seoul.kr

Samsung Seoul Medical Center 02-3410-0200/0226 http://www.samsunghospital.com Gangnam Severance Hospital 02-2019-3600/3690 http://gs.iseverance.com Hospital

Seoul

Soonchunhyang University Hospital

02-709-9058/9158

Hanyang University Hospital 02-2290-9553

150

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http://www.schmc.ac.kr/seoul http://www.hyumc.com

KyungHee University Hospital 02-958-9644/9477

http://www.khmc.or.kr

Seoul St. Mary's University Hospital 02-2258-5745~6

http://www.cmcseoul.or.kr

Chung-Ang University Hospital 02-6299-1114

http://www.caumc.or.kr

Korea University Hospital 02-920-5677

http://www.kumc.or.kr


Category

Region

Name Ewha Women's

Seoul

University Hospital

Telephone 02-2650-5890

Migrant worker's Hospital 02-863-9966

Homepage http://www.eumc.ac.kr N/A

Ajou University Medical Center 031-219-5500/5451 http://www.ajoumc.or.kr Cheongsim International Medical Center Gyeonggi-do

031-589-4300

Gachon Univ. Gil Medical Center 032-460-3213

http://www.gilhospital.com

National Cancer Center

031-920-1934

http://ncc.re.kr

032-621-5114

http://www.schmc.ac.kr

Inha University Hospital

032-890-3300

http://inha.com

Boomin Hospital

051-330-3078

http://www.bumin.co.kr

Soonchunhyang University Hospital Bucheon

Good Gang-An Hospital 051-625-0900 Inje University Pusan Busan

Paik Hospital Parkside Rehabilitation Hospital

Hospital

http://www.csmc.or.kr

http://www.gang-an.or.kr

051-890-6114

http://www.paik.ac.kr

051-629-8000

http://www.parkside.co.kr

Good Moonhwa Hospital 051-630-0881, 644-2002 http://www.moonhwa.or.kr Kosin Medical Center

051-990-6114~5

http://www.kosinmed.or.kr

Gyeongsangnam-do

Changwon Fatima Hospital 055-270-1000

http://www.fatimahosp.co.kr

Gyeongsangbuk-do

Kumi Cha Medical Center 054-450-9700

http://kumi.chamc.co.kr

Kyemyeong University Daegu

Dongsan Medical Center Yeongnam University Medical Center

Ulsan

Gwangju

Jeollabuk-do

053-623-4114

http://yumc.ac.kr/12_english/ vision.htm http://www.uuh.ulsan.kr

Chosun University Hospital 062-220-3114

http://hosp.chosun.ac.kr

Chonnam National University Hospital

062-220-5400

http://www.cnuh.com

Kwangju Christian Hospital 062-650-5000

http://www.kch.or.kr/eng

Jesus Hospital

063-230-8114

http://www.jesushospital.com

063-859-1114

http://www.wkuh.org

Wongkwang University Eulji University Hospital

042-611-3000/3399 http://www.emc.ac.kr

Konyang University Hospital

042-600-9999

http://www.kyuh.ac.kr

Hanhwa Life Insurance

1588-6363

http://www.hanwhalife.com

Allianz Life Insurance

1588-6500, 02-3299-5500

Samsung Life Insurance 1588-3114 Life Insurance Company

http://www.dsmc.or.kr

Ulsan University Hospital 052-250-7000

Hospital Daejeon

053-250-7993

http://www.allianzlife.co.kr http://www.samsunglife.com

Hungkuk Life Insurance

1588-2288

http://www.hungkuk.co.kr

Kyobo Life Insurance

1588-1001

http://www.kyobo.co.kr

Tongyang Life Insurance 1577-1004

http://www.myangel.co.kr

Metlife Korea

1588-9600

http://www.metlife.co.kr

Prudential Financial

1588-3374

http://www.prudential.co.kr

Shinhan Life Insurance

1588-5580

http://www.shinhanlife.co.kr

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Category

Name PCA Life

Life Insurance Company

Telephone 1588-4300

Homepage http://www.pcakorea.co.kr

ACE Insurance

1599-4600

http://www.acelife.co.kr

ING Life

1588-5005

http://www.inglife.co.kr

LINA Life

1588-0058

http://www.lina.co.kr

AIA Korea

1588-9898

http://www.aia.co.kr

Samsungfire

1588-5114

http://www.samsungfire.com

Hyundai Insurance

1588-5656

http://www.hi.co.kr

Meritzfire

1566-7711

http://www.meritzfire.com

KDBlife

1588-4040

http://www.kdblife.co.kr

Financial Service : Bank, Credit Card Category

Name

http://www.kdb.co.kr

SC First Bank

1577-7744

http://www.standardchartered.co.kr

Kookmin Bank

1588-9999

Gangnam FDI Center

02-539-5967

Korea Exchange Bank

1544-3000

Hana Bank

1599-1111

http://omoney.kbstar.com/ quics?page=oeng http://www.shinhanbank.co.kr http://open.keb.co.kr/MLMAIN. web?LOCALE_CODE=EN http://www.hanabank.co.kr http://spot.wooribank.com/pot/

Woori Bank

1599-2288

JP Morgan

02-758-5200

http://www.jpmorganam.co.kr

Citi

02-3704-7100

http://www.citibank.co.kr

Mizuho

02-370-8500

http://www.mizuhocbk.co.jp

Bank of China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

152

Homepage

1588-1500

Shinhan Bank

Bank

Telephone

Korea Development Bank

02-399-6268 1599-8998 02-755-5688

Dream?withyou=en&LCL=EN

http://www.bank-of-china.com N/A

HSBC

1588-1770

http://www.hsbc.co.kr

Barclays

02-2126-2600

http://www.barclays.com

BNP Paribas

02-317-1700

http://www.bnpparibas.co.kr

UBS

02-3702-8888

http://www.ubs.com

Deutsche Bank

02-724-4500

http://www.db.com/korea

RBS

02-2131-6000

http://www.rbs.com

ING

02-317-1800

http://www.ing.com

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Category

Credit Card Company

Name Master Card American Express Card JCB Card BC Card KEB Card Shinhan Card Woori Card Citi Card NH Card

Telephone 1544-1477 02-399-2929 02-755-4977 1588-4000 1588-3200 1544-7000 1588-9955 1588-7000 1588-2100

Homepage http://www.mastercard.com http://www.americanexpress.com http://www.jcbcard.kr http://www.bccard.com http://card.keb.co.kr http://www.shinhancard.com http://card.wooribank.com http://www.citibank.co.kr http://card.nonghyup.com

Entertainment & Culture Category

Name The National Theater of Korea

Art Gallery & Museum

Movie Theater

Amusement Park

Telephone 02-2280-4114

Homepage http://www.ntok.go.kr

Seongnam Arts Center

031-783-8000

http://www.snart.or.kr

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

02-399-1114~6

http://www.sejongpac.or.kr

Soma Museum of Art

02-425-1077

http://www.somamuseum.org

Seoul Arts Center

02-580-1300

http://www.sac.or.kr

Universal Arts Center

070-7124-1740

http://www.uac.co.kr

Chungdong Theater

02-751-1500

http://www.chongdong.com

Chungmu Art Hall

02-2230-6600

http://www.cmah.or.kr

National Museum of Korea

02-2077-9000

http://www.museum.go.kr

National Folk Museum

02-3704-3114

http://www.nfm.go.kr

02-2188-6000

http://www.mmca.go.kr

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea Seoul Museum of History

02-724-0274

http://www.museum.seoul.kr

Agricultural Museum

02-2080-5727

http://www.agrimuseum.or.kr

Onggi Folk Museum

02-900-0900

http://www.onggimuseum.org

Gahoe Museum

02-741-0466

http://www.gahoemuseum.org

Kyungin Museum of Fine Art

02-733-4448

http://www.kyunginart.co.kr

Seoul Museum of Art

02-2124-8800

http://seoulmoa.seoul.go.kr

National Palace Museum of Korea

02-3701-7500

http://www.gogung.go.kr

Pulmuone Kimchi Museum

02-6002-6456

http://www.kimchimuseum.co.kr

CGV

1544-1122

http://www.cgv.co.kr

Mega Box

1544-0070

http://www.megabox.co.kr

Lotte Cinema

1544-8855

http://www.lottecinema.co.kr

Primus Cinema

1544-5522

http://www.primuscinema.com

Seoul Cinema

02-2269-2700

http://www.seoulcinema.com

Lotte World

1661-2000

http://www.lotteworld.com

Everland

031-320-5000

http://www.everland.com

Seoul Land

02-509-6000

http://www.seoulland.co.kr

Seoul Children's Grand Park & Zoo

02-500-7338

http://grandpark.seoul.go.kr

Aiins World

032-320-6000

http://www.aiinsworld.com

E-world

053-620-0001

http://www.eworld.kr

Gyeongju World Resort

054-745-7711

http://www.gjw.co.kr

Tongdo Fantasia

055-379-7000

http://www.fantasia.co.kr

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Shopping Category

Name Shinsegae

Department Store

Mega Mart

Shopping Mall

Dutyfree Shop

154

Homepage http://www.shinsegae.com

Lotte

1899-2500

http://www.lotteshopping.com

Hyundai

02-549-2233

http://www.ehyundai.com

The Galleria

02-410-7114

http://dept.galleria.co.kr

Timesquare

02-2638-2000

http://www.timessquare.co.kr

Namdaemun Market

02-753-2805

http://www.namdaemunmarket.net

Dongdaemun Market

02-2262-0114

http://www.dongdaemunsc.co.kr

Kwangjang Market

02-2272-0091

http://www.kwangjangmarket.co.kr

Bangsan Market

02-2266-8765

http://www.bangsanmarket.net

Garak Market

Market

Telephone 1588-1234

Kangseo Market

02-3435-1000/ 0400 02-2640-6000/ 6141

http://www.garak.co.kr/gongsa http://www.garak.co.kr/gongsa

Kyungdongmart

02-967-8721

Noryangjin Fisheries Market

02-814-2211~2

http://www.kyungdongmart.com http://www.susansijang.co.kr

Pyounghwa Market

02-2265-3531~3

http://www.pyounghwa.com

Doota

02-3398-3333

http://www.doota.com

Migliore (Myengdong)

02-2124-0001

http://www.migliore.co.kr

Nakwon Arcade

02-743-4200

http://www.enakwon.com

Yongsan Electronics Market

02-704-3060

http://www.yongsan.co.kr

YangJae flower market

02-579-8100

http://www.yfmc.co.kr

E-Mart

02-380-5678

http://emart.shinsegae.com

Lotte Mart

1577-2500

http://www.lottemart.com

Kim s Club

080-780-3051

http://www.ekimsclub.com

Home Plus

02-3459-8000

http://corporate.homeplus.co.kr

Hanaro Club / Mart

02-2080-5114

http://www.nhhanaro.co.kr

COSTCO

1899-9900

http://www.costco.co.kr

Megamart (Busan)

02-820-8500

http://home.megamart.com

Garden 5

02-2157-0100

http://www.garden5.com

Ipark Mall

02-2012-0101

http://www.iparkmall.co.kr

Central City

02-6282-0114

http://www.centralcityseoul.co.kr

Enter 6

02-511-8588

http://www.enter6.co.kr

COEX Mall

02-6000-1121

http://coex.co.kr

The Shilla Dutyfree

02-2639-6000

http://www.shilladfs.com/en/

Lotte Dutyfree

02-759-6409

http://en.lottedfs.com

Donghwa Dutyfree

1688-6680

http://www.dutyfree24.com

WalkerHill Dutyfree

1599-1110

http://www.skdutyfree.com

Paradise Dutyfree

1577-0161

http://www.ssgdfs.com

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Travel : Airline, Hotel etc. Category

Name Korean Air

Airline

Deluxe Firest Calss Hotel

Telephone

Homepage

1588-2001

http://www.koreanair.com

Asiana Air

1588-8000

http://flyasiana.com

Jeju Air

1599-1500

http://www.jejuair.net

Jin Air

1600-6200

http://www.jinair.com

Eastar Jet

1544-0080

Air Busan

070-7997-3060

http://www.airbusan.com

Tway Air

1688-8686

http://www.twayair.com

Garuda Indonesia

02-773-2092

http://www.garuda.co.kr

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

02-3483-1133

http://www.klm.com/travel/kr_ko

Delta Airlines

02-732-1700

http://www.delta.com

Lufthansa

02-2019-0180

http://www.lufthansa.com

Malaysia Airlines

02-777-7761/2

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com

Vietnam Airlines

02-757-8920

http://www.vietnamairlines.co.kr

Air-Astana

02-3788-0170

http://www.airastana.com

http://www.eastarjet.com/book/index. htm?lang=en

Air India

02-752-6310

http://www.airindia.co.kr

Air Canada

02-3788-0100

http://www.aircanada.co.kr

Air France

02-3483-1033

http://www.airfrance.co.kr

Air Hong Kong

02-311-2760

http://www.airhongkong.com.hk

United Airlines

02-751-0300

http://www.kr.united.com

Japan Airlines

02-757-1711

http://www.kr.jal.com/krl/en

All Nippon Airways

02-2096-5500

http://www.ana.co.jp/wws/kr/k

Air China

02-774-6886

http://www.air-china.co.kr

China Southern Airlines

1899-5539

http://www.cs-air.com

China Eastern Airlines

1661-2600

http://www.easternair.co.kr

China Airlines

02-317-8888

http://www.china-airlines.co.kr

Cathay Pacific Airways

02-311-2700

http://www.cathaypacific.com/kr

Thai Airways

02-3707-0114

http://www.thaiair.co.kr

Philippine Airlines

02-399-8000

http://www.philippineairlines.co.kr

Singapore Airlines

02-755-1226

http://www.singaporeair.com/kr

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

02-569-3271

http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/zh

Qatar Airways

02-3772-9000

http://www.qatarairways.co.kr

Emirates Airlines

02-2022-8400

http://www.emirates.com/kr

The Westin Chosun Seoul

02-771-0500

http://www.echosunhotel.com/Eseoul.action

Millennium Seoul Hilton

02-753-7788

http://www.hilton.co.kr

The Plaza Hotel (Seoul Plaza Hotel)

02-771-2200

http://www.hoteltheplaza.com

The Shilla

02-2233-3131

http://www.shilla.net

Lotte Hotel Seoul

02-771-1000

http://www.lottehotel.com

Grand Ambassador Seoul

02-2275-1101

http://grand.ambatel.com

Grand Hyatt Seoul

02-797-1234

http://seoul.grand.hyatt.kr/ko/hotel/home.html

Sheraton Grand Walkerhill

02-455-5000

http://www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr

W Seoul-Walkerhill

02-465-2222

http://www.wseoul.com

Grand Hilton Seoul

02-3216-5656

http://www.grandhiltonseoul.com

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Category

Name Mayfield Seoul

Homepage http://www.mayfield.co.kr

JW Marriott Seoul

02-6282-6262

http://www.jw-marriott.co.kr

Intercontinental Hotel

02-555-5656

http://www.grandicparnas.com:444/kor http://www.renaissance-seoul.com

Renaissance Seoul Hotel

02-555-0501

Deluxe

The Ritz-Carlton Seoul

02-3451-8000

http://www.ritzcarltonseoul.com

Firest Calss

Imperial Palace Seoul

02-3440-8000

http://www.imperialpalace.co.kr

Intercontinental Seoul COEX

02-3452-2500

http://www.iccoex.com/kor/index.do

Lotte Hotel World

02-419-7000

http://www.lottehotelworld.com

The Westin Chosun Busan

051-749-7000

http://twcb.echosunhotel.com

Hotel

Deluxe Second Class Hotel

Paradise Hotel Busan

051-742-2121

http://www.busanparadisehotel.co.kr

Seoul Royal Hotel

02-756-1112

http://www.royal.co.kr

President Hotel

02-753-3131

http://www.hotelpresident.co.kr

Sejong Hotel Seoul

02-773-6000

http://www.sejong.co.kr

Koreana Hotel

02-2171-7000

http://www.koreanahotel.com

Pacific Hotel

02-777-7811

http://www.thepacifichotel.co.kr

Hotel Capital

02-6399-2000

http://www.hotelcapital.co.kr

Holiday Inn Seongbuk Seoul

02-929-2000

http://www.holiday.co.kr

Seoul Garden Hotel

02-717-9441

http://www.seoulgarden.co.kr

Novotel Ambassador Doksan Seoul

02-567-1101

http://novotel.ambatelen.com/gangnam

Hotel Lexington

02-6670-7000

http://www.thelexington.co.kr

Seoul Palace Hotel

02-532-5000

http://www.seoulpalace.co.kr

Ramada Seoul

02-6202-2000

http://www.ramadaseoul.co.kr

Haeundae Centum Hotel (Busan)

051-720-9000

http://www.ecentumhotel.com

SEACLOUD (Busan)

051-933-1000

http://www.seacloudhotel.com

PALE DE CZ (Busan)

051-746-6911

http://www.paledecz.co.kr

COATEL

02-6288-3333

http://www.coatel.co.kr

M Chereville

02-532-9774~5

http://www.casaville.co.kr

Provista

02-597-1140

http://www.provista.co.kr

Human Starville

Residence Hotel

02-556-0070 02-553-0050

http://www.humanstarville.com

Oakwood

02-3466-7000

http://www.oakwoodpremier.co.kr

Dormy Inn

02-6474-1515

http://www.gangnamresidence.com

Somerset Palace Seoul

02-6730-8888

http://www.somersetpalace.co.kr

Fraser Suites

02-2220-8888

http://seoul-central.frasershospitality.com

Han Suites

02-2280-8000

http://www.hansuites.com

Hyundai Residence

02-3406-8000/1

http://www.hyundairs.com

Casa Ville Stay7 Artnouveau city

156

Telephone 02-2660-9000

02-539-9080, 02-6220-4000 02-365-9010 02-580-7500, 02-557-7100

http://www.casaville.co.kr http://www.stay7mapo.com http://www.artnouveaucity.co.kr

Vabien Suites

02-2076-9000

http://www.vabiensuite.com

Hotel

Korea Hotel

02-6098-1180

http://www.koreahotel.com

Reservation

Hotel Java

1544-8608

http://www.hoteljava.co.kr

Service

HOTELVIP

02-785-5552

http://www.hotel4yu.com

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Category

Hotel Reservation Service

National Park

Traditional Village

Royal Palace

Name

http://www.hoteljoin.com

Hotel Java

1544-8608

http://www.hoteljava.co.kr

Oh my Hotel

1566-7005

http://www.ohmyhotel.com

INTERPARK Tour

1588-3443

http://tour.interpark.com

BENIKEA (Managed by Korea

1330,

Tourism Organization)

02-728-9730/9735

http://www.benikea.com

Hotels.com

02-3480-0151

http://www.hotels.com

Hotel.Korea

02-552-6965

http://www.hotel.co.kr

Hotel Together

02-584-1884

http://home.hoteltogether.com

Seoraksan National Park

033-636-7700

http://seorak.knps.or.kr

Bukhansan National Park

02-909-0497

http://bukhan.knps.or.kr

Jirisan National Park

055-972-7771

http://jiri.knps.or.kr

Hallasan National Park

064-713-9950~3

http://www.hallasan.go.kr

Dadohae National Park

061-554-5474

http://dadohae.knps.or.kr

Taeanhaean National Park

041-672-9737

http://taean.knps.or.kr

Hallyeohaesang Marine National Park

055-860-5800

http://hallyeo.knps.or.kr

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

054-853-0109/0103

http://www.hahoe.or.kr

Yongin Korean Folk Village

031-288-4000~2

http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Jeju Folk Village Museum

064-787-4501~2

http://www.jejufolk.com

Gyeongbokgung

02-3700-3900

http://www.royalpalace.go.kr

Changdeokgung

02-762-8261/9513

http://www.cdg.go.kr

Deoksugung

02-771-9955

http://www.deoksugung.go.kr

Changgyeonggung

02-762-4868

http://cgg.cha.go.kr

Korea Tourism Organization

02-729-9600

http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr

Korea.net

044-203-3300

http://www.korea.net

Seoul Global Center

02-2075-4130~1

http://global.seoul.go.kr

The Official Guide to Everything Seoul

02-3788-0883

http://www.visitseoul.net

Dynamic Busan

051-1330, 051-120

http://etour.busan.go.kr

Colorful Daegu

053-803-3902

http://tour.daegu.go.kr/eng/

Gwangju Metropolitan City

Information

Homepage

02-2017-4600

Incheon Tour

Tourist

Telephone

Hotel Join

032-120, 032-440-3009 062-120, 062-613-3622

http://english.visitincheon.org http://utour.gwangju.go.kr

It's Daejeon Culture Tourism

042-120

http://www.daejeon.go.kr/dre/index.do

Global Inspiration, Gyeonggi-do

031-1330

http://en.ggtour.or.kr

Gangwon Province

033-1330, 033-249-3337

http://en.gangwon.to/cyber/en

Chungcheongnam-do Culture & Tourism

041-635-2000

http://www.chungnam.net/englishMain.do

Chungcheongbuk-do Culture & Tourism

043-220-2114

http://eng.chungbuknadri.net/

Jeollabuk-do Culture and Tour Information

063-1330

http://www.gojb.net/english/

Namdo Korea

061-247-0011

http://www.namdokorea.com/en/

Visit Gyeongbuk-Korea Gyeongsangnam-do Tour Jeju Tour Info

054-1330, 054-745-0753 055-1330, 055-211-6130 064-1330

http://www.gbtour.net http://english.gntour.com http://www.jejutour.go.kr

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157


Sports & Leisure Category

Telephone

Homepage

River City

02-3442-3313

http://www.hanrivercity.com

Sports

Hangang Project Headquarters

02-120

http://hangang.seoul.go.kr

Dong Seoul Tennis Courts

02-406-4781

http://www.dongseoultennis.com

Jangchoong Tennis Courts

02-2274-3379

N/A

Tennis

Taekwondo

Golf

Fitness & Swimming

Water Park & Rafting

158

Name

Leisure

Seoul High School Tennis Court

02-523-0616

N/A

Hannam Tennis Courts

02-790-3651

http://www.hannamtennis.com

Nakwon Tennis Courts

010-6267-9392

http://blog.naver.com/j2h7072

Dr. Choi Tennis Courts

02-790-3651

N/A

Worldcup Park Tennis Courts

02-300-5521

http://worldcuppark.seoul.go.kr

Yangjae Tennis Courts

02-579-7277

http://cafe.naver.com/fotestjump

Hannam No.1 Tennis Courts

010-4880-5313

http://cafe.naver.com/hannamtennis

Kolon Sporex Tennis Courts

02-580-8200

http://www.sporex.com

Hanaro Tennis Courts

02-3462-7807

N/A

Sportime Tennis Courts

02-526-0444~6

http://www.sportime.co.kr

International Kumkang Taekwondo

02-2642-0692

http://www.taekwontokorea.com

Hannam Taekwondo Center

02-794-9125

N/A

Haedong Taekwondo Center

02-794-1462

N/A

Itaewon Taekwondo Center

02-798-7271

N/A

Seoul Expats Taekwondo Center

02-322-6067

N/A

Expats Taekwondo Center in Korea

02-884-5833

N/A

Seoul Taekwondo Tour

02-568-2011

http://www.taekwonseoul.org

Benest Golf Club

1577-9727

http://www.golfsamsung.com

Konjiam Country Club

031-760-3555~6

http://www.konjiam.lg.co.kr

The Namseoul Country Club

031-709-6000

http://www.nscc.co.kr

New Korea Golf Club

02-353-0091

http://www.newkoreacc.co.kr

Lakeside Country Club

031-334-2111

http://www.lakesidecc.co.kr

Lakehills Country Club

031-336-8350

http://lakehills.co.kr

Lotte Skyhill Country Club

055-340-9000

http://www.skyhill.co.kr

Asiana Country Club

031-334-8800

http://www.asianacc.co.kr

Troon Golf & Country Club

033-339-0000

http://www.alpensiaresort.co.kr

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club

032-850-8000

http://www.jacknicklausgolfclubkorea.com

KBS 88 Gymnasium

02-2600-8880

http://www.kbssw.co.kr

Olympic Park Sports Center

02-410-1642~3

http://www1.ksponco.or.kr

World Spopia

02-2041-6114~5

http://www.worldspopia.co.kr

Club 36.5

02-569-3650

http://blog.naver.com/club3650

RU Fitness Center

1577-8420

http://www.rufitness.com

Liberty Gym

02-798-0994

http://www.libertygym.net

Hamilton Hotel Swimming Pool

02-3786-6247

http://www.hamilton.co.kr/eng/facilities/facili_1.php

Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel Swimming Pool

02-450-4607

http://www.sheratonwalkerhill.co.kr

Supia Hangang River Swimming Pool

02-761-8201

N/A

Jamwon Han River Swimming Pool

02-536-8263

N/A

Sealala

02-2628-9000

http://www.sealala.com

4 Season Water Park

02-2200-1600~2

http://www.fseason.co.kr

Sealala

02-2628-9000

http://www.sealala.com

Woongin Playdoci

1577-5773

http://www.playdoci.com

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Water Park & Rafting

Ski & Resort

Name

children

Homepage

031-320-5000

http://www.everland.com

Seorak Waterpia

1588-2299

http://www.hanwharesort.co.kr

Vivaldi Park Ocean World

1588-4888

http://www.daemyungresort.com

Phoenix Park Blue Canyon

1577-0069

http://www.phoenixpark.co.kr

Peak Island in Yongpyong Resort

1588-0009

http://www.peakisland.co.kr

Tedin Waterpark

041-906-7000

http://www.huracle.co.kr

Spavis

041-539-2000

http://www.spavis.co.kr

Bugok Hawaii

055-536-6331

http://www.bugokhawaii.co.kr

Tongdo Aqua Fantasia

055-379-7000

http://aqua.fantasia.co.kr

Blue One Waterpark

1899-1888

http://shop.blueone.com

Hanguk Donggang Rafting

1600-5121

http://www.rvv.co.kr/rvv

Youngwol Rafting

033-375-1432

http://www.ywrafting.com

Donggang Reports

033-333-6600

http://www.raft.co.kr

Konjiam Resort

1661-8787

http://www.konjiamresort.co.kr

Jisan Forest Resort

031-644-1200

http://www.Jisanresort.co.kr

Yongpyong Resort

033-335-5757

http://www.yongpyong.co.kr

High One Resort

1588-7789

http://www.high1.com

Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park

1588-4888

http://www.daemyungresort.com

Bears Town Resort

031-540-5000

http://www.bearstown.com

Yangji Pine Resort

031-338-2001

http://www.pineresort.com

Welli Hilli Park

1544-8833

http://www.wellihillipark.com

Elysian

033-260-2000

http://www.elysian.co.kr

Phoenix Park

1577-0069(#1)

http://www.phoenixpark.co.kr

O2 Resort

033-580-7000

http://www.o2resort.com/english

Alpensia Resort

033-339-0000

http://www.alpensiaresort.co.kr

Star Hill Resort

02-2233-5311

http://www.starhillresort.com

Sajo Resort

1599-2500

http://www.sajoresort.co.kr

Eden Valley Resort

055-379-8000

http://www.edenvalley.co.kr

Hansol Oak Valley Resort

1588-7676

http://www.oakvalley.co.kr

Deogyusan Muju Resort

063-322-9000

http://www.deogyusanresort.com

Sangam World Cup Stadium

02-2290-6114

http://www.seoulworldcupst.or.kr

Jamsil Baseball Stadium

02-2240-1777

http://www.doosanbears.com

Mokdong Baseball Stadium

02-3660-1000

http://www.heroes-baseball.com

Sports Events Incheon Munhak Baseball Stadium

Leisure for

Telephone

Caribbean Bay

032-200-7507

http://www.sksports.net/Wyverns

Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium

051-590-9000

http://www.giantsclub.com

Jamsil Gymnasium

02-2240-8809

http://stadium.seoul.go.kr/reserve/reserve_01_03_01.html

Jamsil Sports Complex

02-2240-8712

http://stadium.seoul.go.kr/reserve/reserve_01_00.html

National Children's Museum of Korea

02-3704-4522

http://www.kidsnfm.go.kr/eng/egovDevIndex.jsp

Korea Children's Culture & Art Center

02-2234-4032

http://www.kccac.org

Kidzania

1544-5110

http://www.kidzania.co.kr/web/eng

Gymboree

02-596-0949

http://www.gymboree.co.kr

Rainbow Children Center

02-796-2776

http://www.rainbowchildrencenter.net

Uni Culture

02-2201-9300~1

http://www.uniartcenter.com

COEX Aquarium

02-6002-6200

http://www.coexaqua.co.kr

Ice Hockey Team (Jr. Kings Korea)

011-715-6234

N/A

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Communities : Cultural Centers, International Groups Category

Name

http://www.britishcouncil.kr

China Cultural Center

02-733-8307

http://www.cccseoul.org

Goethe Institut

02-2021-2800

http://www.goethe.de/seoul

Italian Cultural Institute

02-796-0634

http://www.iicseoul.esteri.it

Philippine Korean Cultural House

051-442-0025

http://cafe.naver.com/phil7107

Centre Culturel Francais

02-317-8500

Cultural Center Embassy of

Center

Japan Korea Saudi Arabia Cultural Center

cul_guide_hist.htm N/A

02-798-1694/5

N/A

Istanbul Cultural Center

02-3452-8182

http://www.turkey.or.kr

Latin America Cultural Center

031-962-7171

http://www.latina.or.kr

Israel Culture Center

02-525-7446

http://www.iscc.co.kr

American Women s Club (AWC)

02-749-3554

http://awckorea.com

N/A

http://www.afc-online.org

N/A

http://www.anzakorea.com

Mexico in Korea

Association des Francophones de Coree (AFC) Australian and New Zealand Association of Korea (ANZA) British Association of Seoul (BASS)

N/A

http://www.britishseoul.com

Korea Contract Bridge League (KCBL)

02-3445-3847

http://www.kcbl.org/bbs/clubs-e.php

Cercle Franco-Coreen

02-596-8858

http://www.cerclefrancocoreen.org

070-7847-8226

http://www.focusseoul.com

N/A

http://www.deutscherclubseoul.org

010-3905-7020

http://www.alwayshope.or.kr

FOCUS-Foreigner's Community Service German Club Helping Others Prosper through English (HOPE) Irish Association of Korea (IAK)

N/A

http://www.iak.co.kr

Mexican Community Group

02-798-1694~5

N/A

Nordic Women's Club (NWC)

011-1704-6937

http://www.kolumbus.fi/hannu.ruhala/nwc/

Korea Middle East Association

02-793-1775

http://www.komea.or.kr

Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch

02-763-9483

http://www.raskb.com

N/A

http://www.siwapage.com

N/A

http://www.seoulplayers.com

Seoul International Women s Association (SIWA) Seoul Players

160

02-765-3011~3

http://www.institutfrancais-seoul.com http://www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/cult/

02-744-6471

Cultural Affairs Embassy of

Group

Homepage

02-3702-0600

Cultural

International

Telephone

British Council

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Appendix

â&#x20AC;˘KOTRA-Organization & Activities


Appendix KOTRA-Organization & Activities 1. About KOTRA KOTRA was established in 1962 to bolster the Korean economy through trade. It has since traveled alongside Korea on its journey of economic growth. In the 1960s and 70s, KOTRA developed overseas markets and in doing so served as a driving force in increasing Korea s exports. In the 1980s, KOTRA led efforts to achieve economic diplomacy in Eastern Europe and the former

only overseas knowledge service industry, IT

Soviet Union. During the Asian financial crisis

convergence industry and green industry

in the late 1990s, as a national investment

markets but also into overseas procurement,

promotion agency, KOTRA attracted foreign

franchise, and plant markets. In addition,

investment to Korea and helped steer the

KOTRA supports Korean SMEs efforts to

nation out of the economic downturn.

forge alliances with major overseas companies in their drive to go global.

KOTRA currently has 122 overseas offices in

KOTRA also assists SMEs in resolving

84 countries across 9 regions around the

pending problems such as the attraction of

world through which it faithfully serves as an

overseas human resources, and arranges

overseas business infrastructure for Korean

domestic job seekers employment by

and foreign-invested companies. KOTRA

overseas businesses.

supports Korean companies entry into not

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2. KOTRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activities

Support for SMEsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Overseas Marketing

Survey of Information

- Overseas branch service: Korea

- Trade information survey: Gathers vital

Business Centers around the world serve

information on overseas trends, pending

as Korean SMEs overseas branches and

trade issues related to imports/exports,

provide diverse support, encompassing

FTAs, and trade regulation trends among

everything from market surveys to the

other global trade issues, and provides

exploration of export clients and the

that information to business circles in real

establishment of businesses.

time.

- Operation of joint logistics centers:

- Regional information survey: Analyzes

KOTRA operates overseas joint logistics

local economic trends in China, Japan,

centers to facilitate overseas logistics

North America, Central and South

and distribution.

America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS, publishes the

Global Talent Recruitment Support

information through periodicals, and

- The Korea Business Centers are

holds explanatory sessions, thereby

dedicated to the search for international

providing premium market information to

talent that Korean companies and

business circles.

organizations are looking for. They set up interviews, truth-check resumes, and

Trade & Investment Information Portal Global Window

issue

recommendations

for

visa

issuance. It is a one-stop global

www.globalwindow.org

recruitment service center that is true to

m.globalwindow.org

its words.

www.facebook.com/globalkotra

3. About Invest KOREA Exhibitions and conventions KOTRA formulates exhibition marketing

Invest KOREA (IK), Korea's national

strategies by region and industry and

investment promotion agency, was

supports Korean companies participation

established within KOTRA with the sole

in overseas exhibitions. It also operates

purpose of supporting the entry and

Korean pavilions at expos to promote

successful establishment of foreign

Korea s cutting-edge technologies and

business into Korea. With assistance

economic development.

extending to comprehensive post-

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establishment services, IK enables foreign

Office acts as an intermediary to help

corporations to maximize the benefits of the

foreign invested companies overcome

Korean investment environment to ensure

obstacles they have encountered in the

their rapid settlement in Korea.

course of doing business. The services provided by the office include obtaining

4. Invest KOREAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services

permissions, removing embargoes, and helping investors qualify for benefits.

Information and Consulting Service Invest KOREA provides information and

- Investment Aftercare Division: In all cases

consulting services free of charge, including

where the Ombudsman is asked to

the provision of data for feasibility studies

intervene, a Home Doctor - a specialist

and professional advice in the areas of

in foreign investment - is designated to

investment procedures, legal issues, tax,

provide one-on-one service to the client

and accounting. The agency also helps

until the difficulty in question is resolved.

foreign corporate personnel in matters of

Home Doctors are experts in different fields

day-to-day life such as healthcare,

of foreign investment who act as liaisons,

education and accommodation.

submitting proposals to the government's highest

foreign-investment

related

Attracting Foreign Investment: Support

organization, the Foreign Investment

for potential investors and investment

Committee. They report to the Committee

projects

on grievances that require changes to

Invest KOREA provides support throughout

foreign investment policy, requesting

each stage of the investment project, from

intervention on the part of relevant

international promotion of Korea's image

government bodies and ministries, and

and identification of target companies to

informing them of notable aspects of

delivery of customized assistance ranging

individual cases for their review. For details,

from

go to

research

and

planning

to

http://www.i-ombudsman.or.kr.

implementation. The agency also provides substantive feedback from investors to

Invest KOREA Plaza (IKP)

policymakers in order to constantly improve

Invest KOREA Plaza, which comprises two

the investment environment.

underground levels and nine aboveground stories, is an exclusive foreign investor

Investment Aftercare (Ombudsman) - Foreign Investment Ombudsman Office: The Foreigner Investment Ombudsman

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incubating facility equipped with cuttingedge intelligent building systems. IKP provides exclusive offices for given


periods to help new foreign investors

- Investment Consulting: The ICC is

establish initial settlement grounds, and to

staffed with some 20 consultants

help existing foreign investors - who plan

including private sector experts and

to increase their investment - activate their

officials dispatched from related

investment. IKP tenants can receive

government ministries. They provide

services ranging from investment feasibility

systematic, professional consulting

surveys, investment consultations and

services to help foreign investors

other forms of support in the initial stage

successfully undergo all the necessary

of investment - as provided by Invest

investment procedures in Korea. Foreign

KOREA and government agencies - to

investors and their families may receive

comprehensive

as

consulting services free of charge via

information on Korea s business culture

phone, fax or e-mail or by visiting in

and daily lifestyles. For further details,

person.

please go to

services

such

www.ikp.or.kr. http://www.investkorea.org/ikwork/iko/

Investment Consulting Center (ICC) The ICC is a one-stop consulting center

eng/cont/contents.jsp?code=1020603 FAQ

that is designed to help investors and foreign invested firms with the review and execution of investments, as well as to assist their employees with settling in Korea. The office is under KOTRA s Foreign Investor Support Office.

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Areas of Consulting

Consulting on investment Report and registration of investment Administrative support for investment Consulting on settlement

Consulting on foreign investment attraction-related laws, systems, procedures, taxation, tax affairs location, and labor affairs Consulting on report and registration procedures for investment, importing of capital goods, and application for confirmation on the review of goods statements Consulting on tariffs, corporate and tax affairs, issuance of foreign invested business licenses, issuance of investment visas, and consulting on eligibility for staying in Korea Provision of information on staying and living in Korea, and one-day secretary service

English 02-3497-1056 / Japanese 02-3497-1055 Service languages: English, Japanese, Korean Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-18:00 (lunch time: 12:00-13:00)

5. Directions / Map Public Transport - Get off at Subway 3, Yangjae Station (Exit 9) - Transfer to buses for Bundang and Seongnam: (roadway bus stop) no. 4432 (green), 405 (blue)/ (central roadway bus stop) 140, 407, 408, 421, 440, 462, 470 (blue) - Get off at the Nonghyup Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop (KOTRA and IKP are located opposite the Hyundai Kia Motors Bldg.) For bus no. 405 and 421, get off at the Korea Consumer Agency bus stop.

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Private Cars

Station, and transfer to bus no. 140,

From Gangnam Station or Yangjae

407, 408, 440, 462, or 470

Station, drive towards Bundang and

the Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop.

Get off at

Seongnam (Do not pass through the underground roadway) at the Yeomgok

- At Seoul Station, take subway line no. 4

Intersection, take a left turn, pass through

(for Danggogae), and get off at

the crosswalk and drive down the side

Chungmuro Station

road.

subway line no. 3 (for Suseo) at Yangjae Station

Transfer to Get off

Leave via Exit 11,

From Incheon Airport and

10 or 9, and at the central roadway bus

Seoul Station

stop, transfer to a blue bus, nos. 140,

- At Incheon Airport 1F bus stop, take limousine bus no. 6009 (Incheon Airport - Garak Market)

[KOTRA]

407, 408, 440, 462, or 470

Get off at

the Hanaro Mart or KOTRA bus stop.

Get off at Gangnam

13, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 1600-7119 FAX. 02-3460-7777

[Invest KOREA Plaza]

7, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 02-3497-1625 FAX. 02-3497-1611

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Subway Map

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Seoul


Busan

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Daegu


Getting to Airport


The Maps of Seoul


MAP OF KOREA


Overseas Network of Kotra


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