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Life in Korea - Driving
  - Buying a car   - Procedures for acquiring a driver's licence   - Rental cars
  - Car registration   - Leave Your Car at Home Day System   - Resident preferred parking
      permit system

Previously, foreigners were required to request the registration of a change of address on the vehicle registry
at the city, county or gu transportation administration section or Vehicle Registry, in addition to declaring their
local address, in order to have their car ownership title registered. However, the car registration procedure
has been greatly simplified. As with Korean nationals, the car registry address is automatically changed when
a new address is declared.
Registration of New Vehicles
Foreigners (holding citizenship of a foreign country)
* The documents listed below are required to register a car produced locally or overseas and purchased from
  the manufacturer or distributor :
  - Liability insurance certificate (purchased in advance)
  - Car manufacture certificate
  - Tax bill receipt
  - Temporary operation permit (when applicable)
  - Temporary license plate (when applicable)
  - Foreigner registration card or abode certificate + passport
  - ID card

  • Various taxes should be paid
  •   Registration tax (5% of the acquisition price - sub-compact cars exempted), acquisition tax (2% of the
      acquisition price, payable within 30 days of acquisition - sub-compact cars exempted), and government bonds
      should be purchased (4 to 20% of the acquisition price depending on piston displacement - depending on
      passenger or cargo load capacity in the case of buses or cargo trucks).

    Overseas Korean nationals holding a permanent residence permit in a foreign country
    * The following are the documents required to reinstate a car registration which was previously deleted :
      - Liability insurance certificate (purchased in advance)
      - Car manufacture certificate
      - Tax bill receipt
      - Temporary operation permit (when applicable)
      - Temporary license plate (when applicable)
      - Certificate of domestic abode registration by overseas Korean nationals (abode certificate + passport when
        lost) or entry certificate + notarized statement evidencing local abode (affidavit signed by two resident Koreans)

  • Various taxes should be paid
  •   Registration tax (5% of the acquisition price - sub-compact cars exempted), acquisition tax (2% of the
      acquisition price, payable within 30 days of acquisition - sub-compact cars exempted), and government bonds
      should be purchased (4 to 20% of the acquisition price depending on piston displacement - depending on
      passenger or cargo load capacity in the case of buses or cargo trucks).


    Transfer of Car Ownership
    The following documents are required to transfer (or assign) ownership of a registered vehicle
    Foreigners (holding citizenship of a foreign country)
  • Seller or transferor
  •   - Transfer certificate (issued by the Dong office or Transportation Administration Section of the gu office)
      - Car related tax payment certificate (issued by the Dong office) or latest receipt for car taxes
      - Seal impression certificate (issued by latest Dong office) but not required when the transferor visits the
        Vehicle Registry
      - Certificate of domestic abode registration by overseas Korean nationals (abode certificate + passport when
        lost) or entry certificate + notarized statement evidencing local abode (affidavit by two resident Koreans)
      - Car registration certificate

  • Purchaser or transferee
  •   - Liability insurance certificate (purchased by purchaser in advance)
      - Certificate of domestic abode declaration by foreigners (abode certificate + passport when lost) or entry
        certificate + notarized statement evidencing local abode (affidavit signed by two resident Koreans)

    Overseas Korean nationals holding a permanent residence permit in a foreign country
  • Seller or transferor
  •   - Transfer certificate (issued by the Dong office or Transportation Administration Section of the gu office)
      - Car related tax payment certificate (issued by Dong office) or latest receipt for car taxes
      - Seal impression certificate (issued by the last Dong office) but not required when the transferor visits the
        Vehicle Registry
      - Certificate of domestic abode registration by foreigners (abode certificate + passport when lost) or entry
        certificate + notarized statement evidencing local abode (affidavit signed by two resident Koreans)
      - Car registration certificate

  • Purchaser or transferee
  •   - Liability insurance certificate (purchased by purchaser in advance)
      - Certificate of domestic abode declaration by foreigners (abode certificate + passport when lost) or entry
        certificate + notarized statement evidencing local abode (affidavit signed by two resident Koreans)




     
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