How to organise your move to South Korea?
Things to know before moving to South Korea
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Immigrate to South Korea | Visa regulations
Immigrating to South Korea implies going through a complicated visa system depending on the reasons behind the foreign citizens’ removals to South Korea. If you wish to relocate to South Korea for business or employment, there are 8 visa types, each with different requirements. To find the one that best suits you, check the South Korean Immigration Website.
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Should I rent an apartment in South Korea?
The price for renting an apartment or buying property in South Korea is very high due to limited amount of space. Most expats opt for rentals, as government red tape makes it very difficult for foreigners to buy property.
As most of the population, expats tend to settle in Seoul, the price to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the city will cost around 974,430.38 ₩ (~700 €) per month. Expect to pay around 19,589,204.44 ₩ (14,244.06 €) per square metre for buying property.
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LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA
Living expenses in South Korea
Apart from rentals, routine expenses are not so high. A daily cup of coffee will cost you around 4,615.56 ₩ (3.36€), and count on 50,000.00 ₩ (36.36 €) for an average-priced dinner for two.
A great way to reduce your future living expenses in South Korea is to get some useful tips from those who have already immigrated there. Do not hesitate to reach out to expat communities even before organising your move to South Korea.
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Finding a job in South Korea
High standard salaries make finding a job in South Korea quite competitive, but not impossible. Many English-speaking jobs in South Korea can be found in teaching in smaller villages and towns. If you are more tech-minded, you could look to the electronics, IT, and shipbuilding industries or apply for vacancies in some of the international companies based in Seoul.
Schools for expats in South Korea
The standard for education in schools in South Korea is extremely high, both for nationals and those who have immigrated to South Korea. Primary and lower secondary education is free of charge, but parents must pay for uniforms and materials. Most expats choose to send their children to international schools in Seoul, thanks to their excellent programs for expat children in English. The school system in South Korea consists of:
Healthcare for expats in South Korea
With both Western and Eastern medical practices, healthcare in South Korea is funded by the government and free for all citizens, including expats. The latter can access the public healthcare system once they receive their Alien Registration Card (ARC), however, most expats prefer to take out their own private healthcare to access a wider range of services.
Can I drive in South Korea with a UK or other foreign license?
You are permitted to drive in South Korea with any foreign license, including UK, accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP) and your passport. If you would prefer to obtain a local license, you should contact your local embassy in South Korea once you immigrate, or visit the IDA website.
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