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Automated Immigration System-SES

Automated Immigration Syst...

Automated Immigration System (aka. Smart Entry System*) clearance is an electronic passport and fingerprint reader that allows travelers to move more quickly and efficiently through customs and immigration questioning. Travelers may only need to scan their electronic passports and fingerprints at automated kiosks to clear immigration. In order to take advantage of this system, users must already have an Alien Registration Card and then register at a Registration Center (see list below).

After you have received your Alien Registration Card, you may register for the Smart Entry System. This will include a scan of your fingerprints and an electronic copy of your passport. Once the registration process is completed, you can use the electronic kiosks located near immigration when re-entering Korea. Registration is free of charge. Information on registration steps are (according to a German user who has given K4E feedback on the system) is available in a number of languages. The SES website is available in English and Korean. 

The following locations are just some of the places where you may register for the Smart Entry System . For a more complete/up-to-date list, as well as location information, visit the Smart Entry System website.

Cheongju Immigration Office
Tel: 043-230-9010
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Address: Bilha-ro 12th 42, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju

Daegu International Airport
Tel: 053-980-3572
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm  - available during immigration clearance
Address: Airport Immigration Office, 2FL

Daejeon Immigration Office
Tel: 042-220-2124
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm 
Address: Resident Service Division Counter 7 (1F) / 16-8 Jungchon-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon

Gimhae International Airport
Tel: 051-979-1300
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm / 9am-6pm
Address: Immigration Departure Area (2Fl) of International Passenger Terminal

Gimpo Airport
Tel: 02 2664 6202
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm / Saturday 9am-1pm

Incheon Immigration Office
Tel: 032-890-6393
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm 
Address: 393 Seohae-daero, Sinpo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

Incheon International Airport
Tel: 032 740 7400
Hours: 6:30am -7:30pm every day

Jeju International Airport
Tel: 064-741-5500
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Location: VIP Lounge Area (3Fl)

Seoul Station
Tel: 02-362-8431
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Address: 405, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Airport Railroad Branch B2),

Suwon Immigration Office
Tel: 031-696-3815
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Address: Resident Service Division Counter 13 (1Fl) 39 Bandal-ro, Yeongtong 1(il)-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 

Cheongju International Airport
Gimhae International Airport
Gimpo International Airport
Incheon International Airport
IncheonPort International Passenger Termiinal 1  (website Korean only)
Jeju International Airport
*For an up-to-date list including information on hours, location of the immigration office in the airport, click here and then on Enrollment Centers Introductory Material  


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Last Updated on 2016-12-15

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