EXCHANGING DRIVER'S LICENSE IN KOREA
F-4 visa holders are required to register with the Korea Road Traffic Authority if planning to operate a motor vehicle in Korea.
To register with the Korea Road Traffic Authority, please visit the Seoul Global Center which is located directly behind City Hall on the 3rd Floor of the Seoul Press Center.
You will need to bring the following:
Driver's License (not expired, you will have to surrender the hard copy of your adoptive country drivers license, however, if you need to leave Korea, return to the Seoul Global Center and present your airline ticket or itinerary and it will be handed back to you -- upon returning to Korea, you DO NOT need to return it to the Seoul Global Center)
Notary from your adoptive country's embassy (required by the Korea Road Traffic Authority: signed by you and witnessed by your embassy consulate. It is a signed affidavit verifying your information on your driver's license)
United States and British embassies no longer notarize or apostille documents
** In the case that the issuing date & valid period are not specified in the driver’s license or certificate, one must submit the document such as the “Certificate of Driving History” issued by the relevant issuing authority in order to confirm the date of issuance & valid period
If the Country that the Driver's License was issued and one's Nationality is different, you need be able to verify the fact of staying over 90 days where the license was issued.
It can be verfied through the following document: Passport stamps from the Country that issued the license.
3 passport photos
Note for US citizens: Not all states allow exchanging of driver's license. Please check the immigration website for a complete list of states that allow exchange. For all others, you will be required to take the driving test.
Seoul Global Center:
9:00AM - 5:00PM, (**Lunch Break: 12:00PM ~ 1:00PM)
** Please visit by 4:00 PM for exchanging a license.