Moving to South Korea

Moving to South Korea

South Korea

You are moving to South Korea. Atlas Movers will get you there.

Are you moving to South Korea? Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to South Korea is a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in   China, Japan or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to South Korea. We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to South Korea. 

You have worked and lived abroad, and you now want to move to South Korea. Like any other relocation, moving to South Korea is a major event. Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door. Atlas International Movers calls at various destinations all over the world each week to pack, load and deliver household goods. Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your move to the country of South Korea.

Moving to South Korea, what do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to South Korea it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to South Korea, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in South Korea. So where can I find more information about visas in South Korea? The best place with the most information is the official South Korea visa portal website. The website also has a visa navigator that helps you find out what kind of visa you’ll be needing. 

If you want to stay in South Korea for a period up to 90 days, there is a possibility that you won’t need a visa. This is because of the Visa Exemption Agreement between the Republic of Korea and your country. It is always smart to check if you need to get a short-stay visa. It should also be noted that for some countries a visa is not needed, but you will have to apply for a K-ETA.

Click on this link to find out if you need a visa or K-ETA!

South Korea has a lot of different kinds of visas depending on your reason for staying. Below you’ll find the different kinds of visas:

  • Short term visit
  • Medical treatment
  • Studying – Language training
  • Professional
  • Intra-company transfer
  • Journalism – Religious affairs
  • Investment
  • International trade
  • Overseas korean
  • Work and visit
  • Family visit
  • Marriage migrant
  • Trainee
  • Non-professional
  • Diplomacy – Official business

This seems like a lot and can be overwhelming, but the official South Korea visa portal website will help you navigate through the different kinds of visas. If you still have trouble you can always go to the embassy of South Korea in your country or hire immigration officer who can help you with everything.

Can I become a South Korean Citizen?

Can I become a South Korean citizen? Yes, there are several ways of acquiring South Korean nationality. You can become a South Korean citizen with all the accompanying rights through either naturalization, marriage, or birth. Obtaining South Korean citizenship through general naturalization is suitable for foreigners, who have never previously held a South Korean passport and have no kinship with Koreans. But you’ll have to meet these requirements:

  • Permanent residence in South Korea for at least 5 consecutive years. In some cases, a temporary stay outside the country is allowed for a period not exceeding a month. The person who wants to obtain a residence permit should have a permanent address, legal work, and foreign registration card.
  • A foreigner must be at least 20 years old.
  • No criminal record or serious violations of South Korean laws.
  • Sufficient financial security for living in the country at the expense of their funds or the income of family members.
  • Basic knowledge of the Korean language, knowledge of local culture and traditions on an equal basis with residents.

A South Korean passport can be obtained under a simplified procedure for persons who meet all the requirements for general naturalization, except for the period of permanent residence, which is reduced to 3 years. If you want to become a South Korean national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about South Korean citizenship.

You are moving to South Korea, what’s next?

So you’re moving to South Korea! You have a job offer with a permanent residence visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now it’s important to make the relocation to South Korea as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. Why else is moving to South Korea perfect for you? Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to South Korea including a nice climate, great quality of living, and great education. The work-life balance in Asian countries is different or harder than in Western countries. This is part of their culture and something you should talk about with your employer.

South Korea is famous for being the land of kimchi, K-pop, K-dramas, tech giant Samsung, automotive manufacturer Hyundai, soju, Korean fried chicken, Korean barbecue, the 12-step skincare routine, and of course, Gangnam Style. But there’s so much more to this beautiful east asian country than these few things. From food to technological advancements to beautiful old and new cities and gorgeous nature. 

These are some of the most of the beautiful things you want to see in South Korea:

  • Changdeokgung Palace: Changdeokgung Palace was always the preferred royal residence. It’s where the king and royal family lived their daily lives.
  • Busan: Did you know you can hit the beach in Korea? Busan is the second largest city in the country, and its coast is lined with some beautiful beaches and resorts.
  • Jeonju: This historic city, once the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, is about 90 minutes by train from Seoul. 
  • Seoul Tower: Yes, everyone visiting Seoul should go up to the city’s iconic observation tower. Its position almost on top of a mountain, plus the height of the tower itself, gets you almost 500 meters above sea level and the city below.
  • Bukchon Hanok Village: Hanok villages, which can be found in a few places in Seoul and around Korea, are living museums. 

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in South Korea, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website! Don’t worry, the website is available in a variety of languages, also in English!

Living in South Korea

Moving to South Korea is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. It has its own culture, language, dress and cuisine, separate and distinct from its neighboring countries. Hard work, filial piety and modesty are characteristics esteemed by Koreans. They are proud of their traditional culture and their modern economic success. Education is highly valued as the path to status, money and success. As an expat or outsider, it can be difficult to manage. But if you immerse yourself in the culture, South Korea will be an amazing place to live.

These are some of the things expats found different about living in South Korea. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to making living in South Korea easier for expats. If you want more information about South Korean culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about South Korea.

Moving to South Korea? How do we proceed?

The process of moving to South Korea is different for every client, it depends on which country you’re moving from and if you’re already a South Korean citizen. But our system stays the same! The employees of our partners will pack your household goods in seaworthy packaging, after which they will be transported by sea, while small consignments will be sent by air. 

They will visit you at your home and will discuss with you what is required in order to emigrate to South Korea. They will draw up a detailed inventory and will explain to you the specific rules for the customs clearance of your belongings, to ensure you are fully prepared for moving to South Korea. Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that you will have no surprises when moving to South Korea. If you’re planning to move to South Korea and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or use one of the options below.

A call request

We will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and plan an appointment for a pre move survey. Let us guide and advise you to make your transition as smoothly as possible. Feel free to leave your name and number, one of our customer service agents will call you shortly to assist you.

A video survey

You have come to a stage that you require to request a quotation for your upcoming move. You may still have some questions and prefer a video survey above an in-home survey. Select a day and time and we will reach out to you to conduct a video survey. Using your mobile device you can show us the items you would like to move.

A survey form

You know exactly what to move and would like to learn more about the flexibility of our services and related pricing. Just follow the process, complete your details, tell us about your requirements and we will get back to you shortly with our quotation for your requested services.

If you are not really sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions! If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Your own relocation coordinator

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door. If you have any questions during the relocation process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in South Korea without any problems.

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to South Korea. Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Seoul, Busan or Incheon or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

If you are moving to South Korea and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to South Korea, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!

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