Exchange for Overseas Travelers (including the holding thereof)

Exchange for Overseas Travelers (including the holding thereof)

Category Limit Key information
Citizen resident No limit for the amounts If the exchange amount exceeds USD 10,000, it must be reported to the Customs Service, and will be notified to the National Tax Service.
Foreigner resident Less than USD 10,000
  • USD 10,000 or less amount can be exchanged, if no actual demand evidence is presented. The sale record should be marked on the passport..
  • Required documents :
      - Passport of foreigner registration card
      - Evidential documents to confirm the payment amount (if necessary)
      - Certificate of completion of report regarding selling of the means of foreign payment (if USD 10,000 is exceeded)
Non-resident Less than USD 10,000
(without evidential documents)
  • USD 10,000 or less amount can be exchanged, if no previous exchange record exist, and the sale record should be marked on the passport.
  • Exchange is allowed within the amount that has converted foreign currency to KRW within the length of stay since the recent arrival date.
  • If there is a foreign currency sale record exist within the length of stay, exchange is allowed within the sale amount by presenting the certificate of foreign currency purchase.
  • Required documents :
    - Passport
    - certificate of foreign currency purchase (if necessary)
Expenses for the travel in North Korea Less than USD 1,000
  • The expenses for the travel in North Korea cannot be paid by the credit card or debit card.
  • Required document: Receipt of paying the expenses for the travel in North Korea

Information on the exchange for the possession purpose

Category Limit Key information
Resident (including corporate) No limit for the amounts
  • If the exchange amount exceeds USD 10,000 per transaction, it will be notified to the National Tax Service.
  • Required documents: Real name certificate (resident registration card, passport, business registration)
  • Corporate can also change money for the possession purpose.
  • However, the foreigner resident cannot change money for the possession purpose.

For your information!

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  • For the general expenses for the travel abroad, the traveler can carry foreign currency cash or traveler's check.
  • If the actual demand evidential document (e.g., payment for medical treatment in a foreign country) is available, exchange or remittance is allowed, if the certificate of expense payment is provided.
    • Actual demand evidential document to pay for treatment expenses
      • A letter of recommendation written by the director of a hospital (amount indication)
      • Medical certificate (amount indication) issued by foreign medical institute
      • Documents that prove treatment expenses
      • The telegram that can verify the occurrence of treatment expenses, which is confirmed by the head of the foreign medical institute, or administrative agency; or the head of Korean diplomatic offices.

Foreign Exchange Rate

2018/12/14 18:16:19
통화 환율 정보
Currency Buy Sell
USD 1,153.84 1,114.16
JPY 1,015.97 981.03
EUR 1,306.67 1,256.19

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