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How to Convert Your Current License


If you want to change your current license to a Korean driver's, follow the steps below :

There are twenty-four Driver's License Examination Offices in charge of license application and issuance.
- Required documents : translated and notarized driver's license issued by your own country of origin Passport or certificate of immigration / 4 photos (3*4 cm)
- The term of a Korean driver's license is 7 years
- It usually takes 7 to 10 days to get a Korean driver's license
- The translation and notarization fees are to be paid by the requester (A signature of a translator is required)
- Application and physical examination fees cost an additional 5,000 won each.

For First Time Driver's License

Getting a first time driver's license requires the following procedures :

- Minimum residence for a foreigner is 6 months or more left to stay in Korea
- Complete the same application form as required for Korean citizens, application fee is 7,000 won
- Required documents : passport or Alien Registration Certificate / 4 photos (3*4 cm)
- Examinations are given in English, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.
- The length of the license term varies from 3 to 7 years depending on the license type
(commercial or passenger)
- A physical examination (an eye examination) is also required, the fee is 7,000 won

Driver's License Renewal
A Korean driver's license is valid for seven years. You can renew the license three months in advance of the expiration date (every seven years).
Your photo (3*4 cm), your current driver's license, and renewal fees are required.

Driver's License Testing Sites in Seoul
Testing Sites
Tel
Kangnam Driver's License Testing Site
555-0855
Sobu Driver's License Testing Site
374-6811
Kangso Driver's License Testing Site
666-4500
1Tobong Driver's License Testing Site
934-7000
   
 
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