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Replacing Your Korean Driver's License


Replacing Your Korean Driv...

RE-ISSUANCE of a lost/damaged driver’s license is available at any of the 26 driver's license test sites     accross the country or at the License Section of a National Police Station.  A list of the 26 test sites and the jurisdictions they cover is attached.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
For a lost license
:
1. Alien registration card and passport picture for application
2. Picture required when applying for a temporary driver’s license at the police station
3. Alien registration card, passport or public official card required when picking up the license

For a damaged license:
1. ID card and a passport picture required for application.
2. ID card, passport or public official card required when picking up the license
3. Fee: W5,000

NOTE
1. You can drive for 20 days on a temporary driver’s license.
2. Whenever you change your address, you should take your driver’s license to the gu office so that the change can be recorded on it as well as on your alien registration card.

TEST SITES
English (or other languages) forms and/or translation are not available at all sites. You can contact 02-1577-1129 to confirm whether your local DLA office  has English or other languages (Cambodian, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Mongol,, Russian, Tagalog, Thai and  Vietnamese). If that doesn't work, contact 02-1330 (the KTO help line and they may be able to identify where there may be English-speaking staff or possibly even provide some basic/limited translation. .

DRIVER'S LICENSE AGENCY (DLA)
Website   is in English, Chinese and Japanese available
Main Office: Switchboard: (02)1577-1120 (recording in Korean - no English speakers)
E-mail: helpdesk@npa.go.kr (if no one answers, you may want to follow-up by contacting 02-1330)
Address: 438 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

DLA TESTING FACILITIES - see attached list of sites and jurisdictions each covers
 

K4E Editor: We try to make the information on Korea4Expats.com as complete and accurate as possible, so if you notice any errors or omissions in the content above, please let us know at info@korea4expats.com. For more details on driver's licenses in Korea, go to the Driver's License Agency's website.    

Last Updated on 2012-12-09


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