Moving to North Korea: Things you should know before you immigrate to North Korea

Due to its secretive regime, many foreigners wonder can you move to North Korea? Our vast logistics network can deliver your belongings to anywhere in the world, and our team of experts can tailor an individual offer to help you calculate the cost of moving to North Korea from the USA, UK or anywhere else. So, let us explain how it is possible and all the things you need to know about relocating to North Korea.

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THE BASICS

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Known as the Hermit Kingdom for a good reason, North Korea is one of the hardest countries on Earth to immigrate to, due to its extremely strict policies and tough regime under the Kim dynasty. Yet, people from all over the world are fascinated by this country and wish to know more about life in North Korea. Eurosender’s reliable and low-cost international removals could make this possible, and our handy guide will explain what to expect when moving to North Korea from the USA, UK or anywhere else.
Capital
Pyongyang
Timezone
UTC +9
Currency
Korean People’s won (₩)
Population
25.000.000
Official Language
Korean
Dialling code
+850
Emergency number
119
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

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Visa regulations for North Korea

It is only possible to apply for a visa directly through a North Korean embassy, and conditions depend on your purpose for moving. Although it is possible to visit North Korea though certain travel agencies, very few westerners have successfully immigrated to North Korea, and citizens of South Korea are completely forbidden to enter North Korea. If you are thinking of moving to North Korea from the USA, UK or anywhere else, you should contact the nearest embassy for detailed visa regulations for North Korea.

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Property in North Korea

Foreigners are forbidden to own property and if you are thinking of moving to North Korea from the USA, UK or anywhere else, housing will be provided by the authorities. For its citizens, property in North Korea is allocated by the state and the type of housing depends on their social status.

You might be wondering, what is the cheapest way to move furniture to North Korea, and how much is shipping from the USA to North Korea? Eurosender’s team of experts can tailor a solution to save you the cost of moving house to North Korea or anywhere else, with the best price available on the best service available.


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LIVING IN NORTH KOREA

The cost of living in North Korea

Due to low wages, the use of forced labour, free education and healthcare, the cost of living in North Korea is very low. While figures available for the average wages in North Korea are unclear due to the secretive nature of the country, salaries and goods available largely depend on social status. Foreigners who move to North Korea from the USA, UK or Australia, for example, usually live in gated communities and have access to western products at much higher prices. While not always available, water and electricity are free.

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The job market in North Korea

The limited job market in North Korea means the job opportunities depend on your social status and is organised by the state. For foreigners living in North Korea, you could consider working as a diplomat at a foreign embassy in Pyongyang, being a football coach or a representative of an NGO.


Schools in North Korea

Education in North Korea is state-run and free for all citizens, however, for expats in North Korea, there are no international schools in the country. The school system in North Korea is made up of:

Preschool
Age: 5-6
Compulsory: Yes
Elementary School
Age: 6-9
Compulsory: Yes
Secondary School
Age: 10-15
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare in North Korea

The quality of healthcare in North Korea is said to be very poor, due to their access to basic supplies, electricity, running water and medical equipment, as well as low salaries and understaffing. Although their healthcare system is free, North Koreans have many health conditions including dental problems, deaths and diseases from smoking, contaminated drinking water and malnutrition and constant food shortages. In recent years, the private healthcare sector has been expanding slowly, so foreigners wishing to move to North Korea from UK, Australia or anywhere else, may want to consider having insurance for your length of stay, you may be able to find better access to some services.


Driving in North Korea

Driving in North Korea will probably not be possible, as owning a car is a status symbol and it is not possible to bring your vehicle. Most foreigners living in North Korea will be driven around in the company of a government minder.

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What else to expect when living in North Korea

  • Only 5.000 – 6.000 foreigners visit the country each year, so there is a lot that remains unknown about many aspects of life in North Korea.
  • The press is controlled by the state, and there are only 3 state tv channels, so when relocating to North Korea from the USA or anywhere else, expect to be cut off from the rest of the world.
  • North Koreans have a different calendar, and the birthday of Kim Il-Sung is the start of their calendar. While for the rest of the world it is 2020, it is only the year 108 in North Korea.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to North Korea from the USA

Moving to North Korea from the USA might be difficult due to strict visa regulations, but if you are one of the few lucky American expats in North Korea, moving your belongings to North Korea will be a lot easier. Eurosender’s fast and reliable solutions for international removals to North Korea will save you on the average moving costs to North Korea. Our team of experts will tailor a solution to ship your belongings to North Korea.

Moving to North Korea from Australia

If you are looking for the cheapest way to move furniture to North Korea, Eurosender’s freight options are the best solution to save you on the cost of shipping, if your shipment isn’t time-dependent. If you are only shipping a few boxes, Eurosender can tailor an individual offer to suit any sized shipment to North Korea. Reach out to our experts today, and discuss your plans to move to North Korea.

Moving to North Korea from Spain

Moving to North Korea might seem a world away, but with Eurosender’s reliable solutions for international removals to North Korea, our team of experts will be happy to tailor a solution for moving to North Korea or anywhere else worldwide. We work with the best logistics carriers in the business, providing fast and reliable shipping, regardless of location.


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