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Public Institutions

Administrative Agencies
The administrative agencies that foreigners may visit for their everyday lives include eup (town) and myeon (township) offices, dong (neighborhood) community support centers and si (city), gun (county), gu (district) offices. Civil documents can be issued through certificate issuing kiosks installed in major subway stations or at a public service website called Minwon 24 ( without the need to visit an agency.
The Minwon 24 website provides services in seven languages for foreign users, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Police Stations (☏ 112)
Fire Stations (☏ 119)
In the event of a fire or emergency, call 119 for an immediate response.
Post Offices
Base Rates
Regular mail: KRW 380 (25g), registered mail: KRW 3,500 (1kg), ePost Shipping: KRW 5,000 (2kg)
Domestic Mail
  • Location : Post offices across the country, postal agencies
  • Major services : Mailing, shipping (parcel delivery), banking, and insurance
  • Operating hours : 09:00~16:30 Monday to Friday (financial services) / 9:00~18:00 Monday to Friday (postal services)
  • Contact : +82-1588-1300 / +82-2-2108-9895
  • Zip codes : Find zip codes at any post office across the country, Internet Post Office (, Korea Post ( or the post office mobile application
International Mail
  • International mail services are categorized into letter post service, parcel delivery, and Express Mail Service (EMS). In general, the weight limits are 20kg for parcel delivery and 30kg for EMS. Postage rates and delivery prices vary depending on the country of destination, type, size, and weight of the parcel. Weight limits also vary depending on shipping destinations. More details are available at the post office or ePost website.
  • Zip codes in Korea are five-digit numbers and can be looked up at the Naver Zip Code Search or ePost website.
  • Rates : Check EMS rates at the website ( For international mailing and shipping rates, contact the Korea Post call center.
  • EMS : Express Mail Service provides quick and safe overseas delivery of letters, documents, and parcels. The number of destination countries is rising. EMS currently delivers to 143 countries, and EMS Premium service is available for the remaining 72 countries.
International Shipping
International courier services are available with global networks for sending goods and documents overseas more safely and quickly despite higher costs. The international couriers listed here are operating in Korea and offer more details about services and rates.
International Shipping : Name of Company,Website,Phone,Language
Name of Company Website Phone Language
DHL Korea 1588-0001 Korean, English
FedEx 080-023-8000
UPS Korea 1588-6886


Operating Hours
09:00 ~ 16:00 (closed on weekends and public holidays)
Opening an Account and Bankbook
  • Application : Visit a branch
  • Required Documents : [residents] passport, alien registration card, personal seal (signature) [non-residents] passport, driver’s license, credit card, personal seal (signature)
    ※ A list of required documents may vary depending on the types of bank or account. More details are available at banks.
  • Note : An address in Korea and contact information must be presented when using a passport or a travel certificate to verify identification. It must also be accompanied by supporting documents (ID card issued by home country, a credit card used in Korea or a certificate of tax payment in Korea) to verify identification.
※ To apply for an ATM card, applicants must have a job in Korea or have a Korean citizen to guarantee identity.
Domestic Branches of Foreign Banks
Domestic Branches of Foreign Banks : Country,Bank
Country Bank Country Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Bank of America
  • BNY Mellon
  • State Street
  • Wells Fargo
  • Northern Trust
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of China
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • China Construction Bank
  • Bank of Communications
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • China Everbright Bank
  • Nova Scotia Bank
  • National Bank of Pakistan
  • Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • UBAF
  • Societe Generale
  • MUFG Bank
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
  • Yamaguchi Bank Busan Branch
  • ING Bank
The Philippines
  • Metrobank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • Australia and New Zealand Bank
  • Credit Suisse Bank
  • Bank Negara Indonesia
  • Bank Mellat
  • Deutsche Bank
  • State Bank for Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • DBS Bank
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation