Living in Korea>Driving in Korea
Buying/Registering a Car: It is possible for foreign residents to buy either new or used cars. Since foreign models are generally extremely expensive in Korea, a domestic model may be your most affordable option. When deciding what kind of car to get, you might want to take a look at how people park and how often they misjudge distance both in parking and sometimes even, driving. (Note: as Koreans gain more driving experience, this problem is gradually decreasing).
Registering a used vehicle:
Tips for buying a used car:
a.Car registration certificate
b.Used car transfer contract (the legal form for the certificate of transfer) and alien registration card (or a certificate of alien registration). For those who have not yet acquired an alien registration card, two Korean sponsors and a certificate of entry will be acceptable in lieu.
c.Certificate proving you have purchased a liability insurance policy and public bonds.
a. Application for registration
b. A temporary tag number that allows you to drive the vehicle for about 10 days – you must apply for the registration no later than 10 after the temporary period begins. (Note: There is a fine of up to W100,000 for diving past the specified temporary period).
- vehicle certificate or import documentation
- inspection sticker
- certified copy of both your alien registration card and your passport
- proof of valid vehicle liability insurance
- registration fee receipt
- ownership certificate if you cannot prove ownership with the vehicle certificate.
a. Imported vehicle certificate (Note: if you cannot prove ownership
with the imported vehicle certificate, you must show proof of ownership)
b. Certified copy of both alien registration card and passport
c. Permit for temporary driving and temporary tag number
d. Receipt showing payment of registration fee and government securities
e. Noise and pollution inspection certificate
For more information on Disposing of a car as well as Inspections/Maintenance responsibilities scroll down further at http://www.korea4expats.com/article-buying-and-registering-a-car.html
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