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International Student Identity Card

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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) gives students access to  discounts and services in Korea (and around the world). Students can use it to take advantage of discount offers on travel, shopping, museums and more. There are two types – a basic ID card and a bank card. Note that the bank card can only be used in Korea. Places in Korea where discounts are available to ISIC holders are listed on the ISIC website. The ISI card issued in Korea has a 13-month validity.

Any full-time university student regardless of nationality is eligible for the card in Korea. Full-time student status usually means a minimum of 15 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks per year. You need to provide proof of your student status with a student visa or school letter & tuition remittance receipt. Minimum age: For the basic card, 12 years of age and for the bank card, 14 years of age.

How to Apply
1. Fill in the registration form on the ISIC website  (You have to upload your photo image file.)
2. Visit the ISIC issuing office (KISES or participating Korean bank) with the following:
i)  Passport (If you want to get your ISIC at a bank, you will need your Alien Registration Card (ARC).
ii) Student visa or school letter & tuition remittance receipt
iii) Issuing fee of  W14,000 (Cash only)

Basic Card Type
Available at KISES offices in Seoul (Jongno) and Busan.
The basic type is an ID card only and provides no banking services.
KISES Seoul Office:
YMCA Building, Suite 505 Jongno 69 (Jongno 2-Ga), Jongno-Gu Seoul 110-753
Directions: Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Stop 131, Exit 8
KISES Busan Office: Samjung Industry Building, Suite 1108 Jungang-daero 775beon- 5 Busanjin-gu Busan 614-030
Directions: Busan Metro Line 1 Bujeondong Station, Exit 1 or Busan Metro Line 2 Seomyeon Station Exit 6
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 Monday-Friday (closed weekends and national holidays)

Bank Card Type
These are available from certain banks around the country. They can be used as cash/debit cards, and more.
See the ISIC Korea website for locations/banks that provide the ID bank card. (Korean only)

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Last Updated on 2014-03-19

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