Postal serivce

  Postal serivce   Any visitor to a foreign country may naturally want to send postcards or letters to friends and family back home. Ten years ago, it was easy for travelers to find the red mailboxes on the street and in buildings. Finding a mailbox today is a bit difficult because of the Internet…

Korea has four distinct seasons

  Korea has four distinct seasons   Korea has four distinct seasons: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), fall (September-November), and winter (December-February). The changing of seasons also means changing of attires. With temperatures varying greatly by season, it is important to dress for the weather. Here are the essential items for each season.]   Spring (March…

Economic Situation

  Economic Situation   On the basis of Korea’s recovery from the global financial crisis, the government has been continuously making efforts to strengthen the groundwork for long-term growth and boost the real economy. Miracle on the Hangang River ‘Miracle on the Hangang River’ refers to the miraculous economic growth that has transformed South Korea…

Visa & Immigration Service

  Korean Visa and Immigration Service   Entry into the Republic of Korea People who want to enter the Republic of Korea need to carry a valid passport and visa issued by the Ministry of Justice. While in the country, be sure to check the expiration dates of your passport and visa to avoid any…

Job seekers from foreign countries

  Job seekers from foreign countries   Recently, the number of job seekers from foreign countries has been increasing, and many foreign nationals look for jobs after studying in Korea or marrying a Korean. Qualifications for foreign nationals who want to be legally employed in Korea are specified in the Korean Immigration Control Act. Job…

Hospitals: Clinics & General Hospitals

  Hospitals: Clinics & General Hospitals   There are two kinds of medical institutions in Korea. Primary health care organizations include neighborhood clinics, public health centers and small hospitals for common ailments such as the flu and digestion-related conditions. Specialized or university hospitals (general hospitals) are secondary care organizations that attend to more severe conditions…

Seasonal Activities

  Seasonal Activities   A Korea for All Seasons – many seasonal activities waiting for you With a freezing winter, sweltering summer, fragrant spring and an incredibly colourful fall, the South Korean climate is characterised by 4 perfectly timed and distinct seasons. Regardless of what time of year you visit the peninsula, Korea has a boundless…

Korea Visas ; Passports

  Korea Visas ; Passports   Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – www.mofat.go.kr Korea Immigration Service – www.immigration.go.kr Hi Korea – www.g4f.go.kr   Foreign nationals entering the Republic of Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa. However, many are permitted visa-free entry for a limited time under certain conditions. They include:…

Time Difference

  Time Difference    * How to use: Read the graph vertically to compare the time differences between cities from around the world.   City Time Seoul (Korea Time) 1:00 4:00 7:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00 Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore 24:00 3:00 6:00 9:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00 Bangkok, Jakarta 23:00 2:00…