Driver's license

On this page, you will find all information about the driver's licence in Korea.

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If you want to drive a vehicle in Korea, you need a Korean driver's license. You can also use an international driving license issued by your municipality of residence (together with the original Belgian driving license and passport - for a maximum of 1 year after arrival in Korea, within the validity date of the document).

In the event of loss or theft of your Belgian driving licence, it is possible to obtain a duplicate of this document in the last Belgian municipality of residence.

Getting a Korean driver's license

It is possible to exchange a Belgian license for a Korean license without passing an exam. The Korean authorities require for this a legalized certificate containing the data of the driving license, translated into English. You will obtain this certificate from the municipality that issued your driving license and then send it electronically for legalization to the address

According to the latest information (Direct line from the Driver's License Service, Tel. 02-2075-4127 - website), in addition to this certificate, the Korean authorities request the following:

  • Korean Alien Registration Card
  • Valid Belgian driver's license
  • Certificate of the Facts Concerning Entry & Exit, from the date of birth to the current date
  • Belgian passport
  • 3 identity photos
  • Fees: 8,000 KRW (or 10,000 KRW for an English version) + 6,000 KRW (medical examination) + 8,000 KRW (treatment costs)

These documents can be submitted to one of the 4 following offices:

  • Kangnam Driving Test Office - 23, Teheran-ro, 114-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Kangseo Driving Test Office - 171, Nambu Beltway, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
  • Dobong Driving Test Office - 1149, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul
  • Seobu Driving Test Office - 13, World Cup-ro 42-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul