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Driver's license

If you want to drive a vehicle in Korea, you need a Korean driver's license. You can also get an international driver's license (issued by the Korean authorities) with this Korean license.

For Belgians whose driver’s license has been lost or stolen, they can obtain a duplicate of the document in their last Belgian municipality of residence, provided that they are registered in a Belgian diplomatic or consular post. The fee for obtaining a duplicate driver's license is € 25. A certificate of loss or theft established by foreign (Korean) authorities must also be submitted. It is however useful to confirm before going to Korea whether or not you would need an international driver's license, and to inquire with the municipality where you are registered about obtaining an international driver's license in Belgium.

Getting a Korean driver's license

When applying for a Korean driver's license, the following documents are required by the Korean authorities:

  • Korean Alien Registration Card
  • Valid Belgian driver's license
  • Certificate of Driver’s License from the Belgian Embassy - Please send an email to consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be with a scan of your driver’s license (front and back) in order to obtain the certificate.
  • 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 5 following offices:

Seoul Global Center - 4 ~ 5F, 38, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03188 (Tel: 02-2075-4180)

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

Direct line from the Driver's License Service, Tel. 02-2075-4127 - https://www.safedriving.or.kr/guide/rerGuideEng02.do

Obtaining an international driver’s license in Korea

The following documents are required by the Korean authorities:

  • Korean Alien Registration Card
  • Belgian passport
  • Korean driver's license
  • 1 passport photo
  • Fee: 8,500 KRW