Korean Immigrations and Customs

Korean Immigrations and Customs

Immigrations and Customs

Once disembarking from your plane, follow the signs to get to immigrations. Non-resident foreigners must fill out an Arrival card like pictured below.

Family (last) name
Given name(s)
Date of Birth
Passport number
Home Address
Address in Korea (Name of Hotel, address, etc.)
Purpose of visit
Flight number
Port of Boarding
ex. Bangkok, Los Angeles
Your signature

After going through immigrations and baggage claim, you must pass through the customs checkpoint before exiting the terminal. You must present your customs declaration form even if you have nothing to declare. If traveling with family, you may fill out one card for the entire family.

Smart Entry Service (SES)
Instead of going through immigration with a live agent, participants of the SES program can go through immigrations through automatic gates in just 12 seconds.
Find out more at www.ses.go.kr.


Tax exemption limit and requirements for declaration
Duty-free items cannot exceed 1 bottle of alcohol (1 liter), 10 cartons of cigarettes, and 60ml of perfume. (You must be at least 19 years of age to purchase alcohol and cigarettes in ROK.) Overall, duties and taxes are not required on goods worth up to a total of US$400. Also, if you are entering the country with more than US$10,000 (or its equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash, this must be declared.

For more information on customs, please refer to the official website of the Korea Customs Service.

For more information related to immigrations, please refer to the official website of the Korea Immigration Service.

Phone: 1345 (without area code)

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