Housing

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Wolse (Monthly Payment + Deposit)

Wolse requires the renter to deposit a fixed sum with a landlord after which monthly rent is to be paid on a specified date each month.

  • The amount of the security deposit for wolse is lower than that for jeonse. The amounts of the security deposit and monthly rent are negotiable.
  • The deposit sum can be increased in order to lower the monthly rental charge.
  • The lessee should pay monthly utility charges (electricity, water, gas, phone, Internet, and TV reception).

Jeonse (Key Money Deposit)

Jeonse, or the key money deposit, is a housing rental system specific to Korea.

  • Instead of paying monthly rent to a landlord, a large lump sum payment is deposited into the landlord’s bank account for the duration of the contract.
  • By law, Jeonse contracts are signed for two years. At the end of the contract, the deposited amount is returned to the renter.
  • Some landlords prefer this method because they can collect interest from the amount deposited in the bank. Another reason why some landlords may prefer the Jeonse method is simply because they have purchased the property with Jeonse contracts themselves.
  • Some may not like the key money deposit method since depositing a large sum of money comes with risks, not to mention the difficulty of trying to come up with a large sum of money all at once. However, this method is the most advantageous for tenants since the full deposited sum is returned at the end of the contract. When looking to rent on a key money deposit method, the first step you must take is to check that there are no unpaid loans. It is imperative that you check the building’s register before you sign.

Housing

Types of residences available in Korea are serviced residence, apartment, one-room studio, multi-family residence, hanok (Korean traditional house), etc.

Serviced Residences

Serviced residences are furnished apartment buildings for both short- and long-term visitors to Seoul.

service resident

  • They have all the necessities of a modern apartment
  • These units are usually two to three times bigger than your average hotel room and usually include a kitchen.
  • Hotel-like services are provided, which include a front desk, a business center and a community area. Visitors may prefer a serviced residence as opposed to a hotel because of their affordability.

Apartments

Apartments are the most popular housing option among Koreans. They are preferred by most locals mostly due to their convenience.

apartment

  • Nearly all apartment complexes have facilities nearby such as supermarkets, district offices, post offices, and schools, as well al easy access to public transport.
  • Basic utilities like water, gas and heating are well established.
  • The units are somewhat smaller than what one might be accustomed to abroad.
  • Since the units are tightly packed into each complex, there can be a lack of privacy.
  • Looking for a parking space after work can also be a challenge, as most complexes do not allocate parking spaces to each unit.

Officetels / One-room studios

Officetel (office + hotel) refers to a residence-like office space. Some Koreans use them as residences. 

offficetel studio

  • Most of them are located in easily accessible places.
  • They are equipped with furniture and convenience facilities. The tenant’s privacy is protected.
  • A one-room studio is a smaller version of an officetel.
  • One-room studios offer lower monthly rents than officetels. There are many one-room studios near a university.

Detached Houses

Detached house is built for one family on detached housing site.

detached

  • In detached houses, the privacy of a family is well protected.You can set up a residential plan the way you like.
  • You can have your own garden.

Multiplex Houses

They are  smaller versions of apartments.

multiplex

  • A multiplex house is in a building no higher than four-stories.
  • number of families can reside in separate residental space in a building, and each household can own and sell the suit separately.

Hanok

A hanok is traditional Korean house.

hanok

  • Ondol, a system of  heated floors, keeps the house warm during the cold winter months, while the wide front porch keeps it cool during the scorching, hot summer months.
  • The hanok is a type of residence unique  to Korea that was developed to meet the needs associated with the frigid cold of winter and the scorching heat of summer.
  • It is interesting to note that many remodeled traditional homes are appearing in the city.
  • These remodeled homes have various modern amenities to go along with the beauty of their traditional design.

Seoul has several international districts. The growth in the number of international residents is expected to increase further with plans for foreign investment zones around the city. The following is a short list of some of the prominent foreign communities in Seoul.

International Districts

Itaewon

Itaewon was and continues to be the largest expatriate community in the country.

Itaewon

  • Located near Yongsan Garrison, it has been designated as a special tourist zone.
  • Itaewon is famous for shopping with its diverse range of shops catering to the needs of the foreign community. The neighborhood also boasts a large number of bars, clubs and restaurants.
  • The multi-cultural community in Itaewon is well represented by the authentic ethnic restaurants of the area. Some of the American, French, Pakistani, Indian, Egyptian and Middle Eastern eateries are simply unmatched.
  • Itaewon is the residential area of choice for a large number of foreigners working in Korea.

Hannam-dong

Hannam-dong has a significant number of foreign diplomatic missions. As many foreign nationals  live in Hannam-dong as in Itaewon.

Hannam-dong

  • The district contains two areas: the UN Village and an ordinary residential district.
  • You will notice a number of fancy villas or big Western-style houses in this exclusive area.
  • Hannam-dong is primarily a residential area, as many of the associated cultural and business facilities are located in nearby Itaewon.

Ichon-dong

Ichon-dong is widely recognized as a predominantly Japanese residential district.

Ichon-dong

  • Ichon-dong was once home to embassy staffers and employees of trading companies in the city.
  • It’s common to see authentic Japanese restaurants in the area. It’s also quite common to see Japanese business signs in this area.
  • With Yongsan Park in close proximity, Ichon-dong is a unique and pleasant residential area.

Seodaemun-gu

Seodaemun-gu is a popular residential district among foreigners. Numerous universities are located in this district, and hence many foreign students and professors reside in the area.

Seodaemun-gu

  • Ewha Womans University, Hongik University and Yonsei University are located in this district.
  • Numerous officetels and one room studios in the district are quite popular with students and singles.
  • The district is surrounded by mountains which allows for regular and convenient weekend hiking forays for local residents.

Gangnam /Seocho-gu

These areas are among the representative shopping and business districts of Seoul.

Gangnam /Seocho-gu

  • Gangnam has various cultural and business facilities such as the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), COEX, and the Seoul Arts Center. There are trendsetting fashion streets and diverse shopping streets in Gangnam.
  • Gangnam-gu is popular among Koreans because of the convenient transportation to various areas around the city and the elite schools and academies in the area. On the downside, the popularity of this district has led to an increase in housing costs and hectic traffic.
  • Seorae Village in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu is a village for French nationals.

Pyeongchang-dong / Seongbuk-dong

Expensive villas and luxury houses line Pyeongchang-dong and Seongbuk-dong.

Pyeongchang-dong / Seongbuk-dong

  • Located on the hills and surrounded by mountains with a scenic view of the city, the area offers a quiet residential atmosphere.
  • Art centers and galleries abound.

Various laws, such as The Foreigner’s Land Acquisition Act, The Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, and The Foreign Investment Promotion Act, apply to foreign nationals’ acquisition of real estate in Korea. Regulations relating to land acquisition, use, and development apply equally to locals and foreign nationals.

In the event of foreign nationals’ land acquisition, different laws and procedures apply, depending on the purpose of the acquisition, whether residing in Korea, and whether an individual or a corporation.

Resident foreign nationals

Report on real estate acquisition

  • Deadline for submittal of the report: Within 60 days of the signing of the contract (payment of the balance amount)
  • The report should be submitted to: Cadastral Department, Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the area where the relevant real estate is located.
  • Documents to be submitted: The real estate contract; a copy of the real estate register (in the name of the seller)
  • Period required for handling: Immediately

Registration of title transfer

  • Deadline for submittal of the report: Within 60 days of the signing of the contract (payment of the balance amount)
  • The report should be submitted to: The registration office having jurisdiction over the area where the relevant real estate is located
  • Documents to be submitted:
    1. The foreign national registration certificate (for an individual) or the corporation registration certificate (for a corporation)
    (* As regards a resident foreign national, the registration number and the address for real estate registration refer to the foreign national registration number and the address stated in the foreign national registration certificate or the corporation registration certificate.)
    2. Registration application, registration-related evidential document (contract etc), registration certificate, a copy of the land register
    3. The power of attorney containing the seal impression of the entrustor (if applicable)
  • Time taken for handling: Immediately

Non-residing foreigners

  • A non-resident foreign national should prepare the following documents prior to entry to Korea.
  • For an individual : a copy of the certificate of citizenship, a copy of the certificate of residence  or the address certificate issued by the government of the home country
  • For a corporation : a copy of the corporation certificate (with the address stated) or the address certificate issued by the government of the home country

 

Non-residing foreigners Report on real estate acquisition, Issuance of registration number for real estate registration, Registration of title transfer
Report on real estate acquisition
  • Deadline for submittal of the report: Within 60 days of the signing of the contract (payment of the balance amount)
  • The report should be submitted to: Cadastral Department, Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the area where the relevant real estate is located
  • Documents to be submitted: The real estate contract; a copy of the real estate register (in the name of the seller)
  • Time taken for handling: Immediately
Issuance of registration number for real estate registration
  • Documents to be submitted:
    For an individual: passport or a copy of certification of citizenship, land acquisition report certificate
    For a corporation: Please contact the Department of Cadastral Affairs (02-3703-5060), the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs
    * The power of attorney issued by a public  notary office in the home country (for an foreign national) or by a Consular Office in the relevant country (for a Korean residing in a foreign country) (if applicable).
  • Office for application:
    For an individual – The Seoul Immigration Control Office (in Mok-dong/02-650-6237)
    For a corporation – Cadastral Department, Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the area where the relevant real estate is located
  • Time taken for handling: Immediately
Registration of title transfer
  • Deadline for submittal of the report: Within 60 days of the signing of the contract (payment of the balance amount)
  • The report should be submitted to: The registration office having jurisdiction over the area where the relevant real estate is located
  • Documents to be submitted:
    1. The foreign national registration certificate (for an individual) or the corporation registration certificate (for a corporation)
    (* As regards a resident foreign national, the registration number and the address for real estate registration refer to the foreign national registration number and the address stated in the foreign national registration certificate or the corporation registration certificate.)
    2. Registration application, registration-related evidential document (contract etc), registration certificate, a copy of the land register
    3. The power of attorney containing the seal impression of the entrustor (if applicable)
  • Time taken for handling: Immediately

You can obtain information on real estate agents through the Yellow Pages, Internet or English-language newspapers such as the Korea Herald or the Korea Times. These agents provide services from contract to moving in/out.

 

Real Estate Agencies for Foreigners
Name of Office Representative Tel Address of Office Language available
(Fax)
Cheongsol Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Donkwon 82-2-763-8833 148-1, Sungin-dong, Jongno-gu English
(82-2-763-8838)
Jinsol Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Hyungkee 82-2-738-4984 147-9, Tongin-dong, Jongno-gu English
(82-2-738-4983)
Hanil Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Woongki 82-2-765-2189 2F, 464-4, Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu English
(82-2-765-2146)
Ace Certified Real Estate Agency Kee, Jongick 82-2-379-2600 345-6, Pyeongchang-dong, Jongro-gu English
(82-0505-889-6161)
Taeyang Certified Real Estate Agency Moon, Hyejung 82-2-738-3486 1F, 31-1, Jeokseon-dong, Jongro-gu English
(82-0505-911-2054)
Arum Certified Real Estate Agency Koo, Jangyuel 82-2-2233-4800 348-43, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu English
(82-2-2282-1147)
Kukje Certified Real Estate Agency Koo, Youngzoo 82-2-2233-2525 347-355, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu English
(82-2-2233-2503)
DongDaeMoon Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Myungsoo 82-2-2254-4984 4F, Shinhan Bldg, 775, Shindang-dong, Jung-gu English
(82-2-2254-4985)
Starvil Real Estate co., Ltd. Kim, Inchul 82-2-798-8990 84-1, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-798-4560)
Samsung Certified Real Estate Agency Chang, Young 82-2-717-3399 #108, Samsung River Hill Apt. Sangga, Sancheon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-714-6806)
Onnuri Certified Real Estate Agency Kwon, Youngpil 82-2-796-4955 301-146, Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-796-4946)
Eden Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Youngho 82-2-793-4774 1F, 5-1312, Yongsan-dong 2-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-793-4776)
Jinny Certified Real Estate Agency Cho, Jinhee 82-2-749-5959 256-2, Hangangno 2-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-5633)
Eaan Certified Real Estate Agency Chung, Sangho 82-2-711-0599 183-1, Sancheon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-711-5998)
Dongwon Certified Real Estate Agency Kang, Changsoo 82-2-792-1035 396-1, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-792-1036)
Hangang Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Duckyoung 82-2-798-0123 11-103-1, Hangang Mansion Sangga, 300-153, Ichon 1-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-794-6060)
Peace Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Yesoon 82-2-792-1006 254-4, Hangangno 1-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-792-1033)
Landmark Certified Real Estate Agency Suh, Kwanoh 82-2-797-4555 312-5, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-797-4556)
Alps Certified Real Estate Agency Hong, Soonuk 82-2-774-1588 251-16, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-752-1588)
Viva-Consulting Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Eunwoo 82-2-792-5500 1F, 1, 653-103, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-793-5363)
LA Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Kyungbae 82-2-790-3555 1F, 529, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-5143)
Nicerent Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Suemin 82-2-793-8866 737-37, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-793-8849)
A&A Real Estate Agency Ahn, Heejin 82-2-794-1133 #1009, Hannam Bldg, 737-37, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-798-0201)
New-Town Certified Real Estate Agency Jung, Donhee 82-2-797-8200 1F, 131-24, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-797-8208)
Summit Certified Real Estate Agency Yu, Dongsuk 82-2-765-6820 3F, Woojin Bldg, 18-5, Hangangno 1-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-765-6821)
Seoul Realty-Net Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Younsik 82-2-796-7114 3F, Woojin Bldg, 18-5, Hangangno 1-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-798-0894)
Hansol Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Yusang 82-2-798-6262 #105, Daeyoung Sangga, 301-152, Icheon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-8882)
Nexus Certified Real Estate Agency Yoo, Nanhee 82-2-766-0070 #912, Hannam Bldg, 737-37, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-766-1777)
New-Town Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Insoon 82-2-703-7888 267-39, Seogye-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-703-7891)
C&G Certified Real Estate Agency Chung, Chaehun 82-2-795-9043 552, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-9105)
Prime Certified Real Estate Agency Jung, Joohui 82-2-796-0023 1F, 57-38, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-796-0024)
IRE Certified Real Estate Agency Chang, Mira 82-2-798-9888 231-19, Bogwang-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-798-9895)
Yongsan Certified Real Estate Agency Song, Myunggoo 82-2-792-7111 5-1612, Yongsan-dong 2-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-792-7021)
ALL-STAR Gukje Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Yongkyun 82-2-794-8844 1F, 101, 21-1, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-8892)
Jungang Dreamland Certified Real Estate Agency Kang, Shinyoung 82-2-794-0811 21-101, Hangang Mansion Sangga, 300-26, Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-794-9876)
Acerent Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Jaewoo 82-2-797-0330 D-207, Yongsan Park xi., 50-1, Hangangno 1-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-794-2181)
Reamko Realty Corporation You, Younghwa 82-2-749-9959 2F, 28-11, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-7959)
UN Certified Real Estate Agency Chang, Moonhee 82-2-792-2558 1F, 28-12, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-793-0741)
Green Certified Real Estate Agency Chung, Seungsup 82-2-749-8070 2F, 204, 36-1, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-8060)
Hi-Rent Certified Real Estate Agency Ahn, Youngbok 82-2-797-7277 #101, Pungwon Sangga, 302-68, Icheon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-795-7077)
Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency Kang, Phillsoo 82-2-797-0102 101-106, Green Park APT., 293, Seobinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-797-9794)
Seoul Housing Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Youngkeun 82-2-749-7111 1F, 210-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-9711)
Seoul Housing Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Youngkeun 82-2-749-7111 1F, 210-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-749-9711)
Yongsan Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Sangjoon 82-2-797-0988 1F, 275, Hangangno 1(il)-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-1331)
Olive Certified Real Estate Agency Seo, Youngsill 82-2-790-9595 93-3, Hangangno 2(i)-ga Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-9338)
New Changwoo Certified Real Estate Agency Hyun, Aeran 82-2-749-7900 1F, 11-26, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-749-7907)
Cheongam Choi Ik-Hyeon Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Ikhyoun 82-2-716-6100 3-101, Sibeom APT, 209-27, Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu English, Spainish
(82-2-716-0079)
Haengun Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Hunyoung 82-2-797-4201 265-214, Bogwang-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-782-8101)
Rex Certified Real Estate Agency An, Gwonchan 82-2-790-8833 5-756, Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-790-8837)
114 Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Alexduk 82-2-711-4088 31-1, Cheongpa-dong 1(il)-ga, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-711-4089)
Central Certified Real Estate Agency Lim, Myungwoong 82-2-798-2121 1F, 341-7, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-798-2125)
Sinyongsan Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Byongchun 82-2-796-8833 1F, 258-1, Bogwang-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-796-5673)
Trapalace Certified Real Estate Agency Ha, Hongsu 82-2-756-8959 1F, 446-43, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-756-4554)
Itaewon Hanshin Real Estate Agency Kim, Kyungsoo 82-2-790-2002 1F, 224-1, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-792-3181)
ABC Certified Real Estate Agency Oh, Misook 82-2-797-4007 1F, 568-232, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-797-3537)
Orient Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Wonhyo 82-2-3672-4400 1F, 234-6, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-3672-4426)
Hangangsu Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Changkyu 82-2-792-9977 #105, Osung Sangga, 301-153, Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-792-0224)
Hilltop Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Dohyung 82-2-795-4999 2F Namil BD, 274-13 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu English
(82-2-795-4992)
Kangsan Certified Real Estate Agency Yoo, Taishik 82-2-446-0092 200-1, Guui 3-dong, Gwangjin-gu English
(82-2-453-3646)
Kangsan Certified Real Estate Agency Yoo, Taishik 82-2-446-0092 200-1, Guui 3-dong, Gwangjin-gu English
(82-2-453-3646)
Sobaek Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Kyohwan 82-2-432-8949 248-1, Junggok-dong, Gwangjin-gu English
(82-2-469-3300)
Jangwon Certified Real Estate Agency Jang, Muhyun 82-2-444-8066 1F, 257-76, Gueui-dong Gwangjin-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-444-8069)
Hana Certified Real Estate Agency Seo, Hongsuk 82-2-444-4949 #105, Hyundai APT Reatail Bldg., 567, Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu English
(82-2-444-4995)
Cheonjiin Certified Real Estate Agency Shin, Younwook 82-2-458-5151 #101, Hyundai Plaza 565, Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu English
(82-2-876-8242)
Janghanpyung Certified Real Estate Agency Wi, Taeyoon 82-2-2249-0088 1F, Younglim Bldg., 433-11, Jangan-dong, Dongdaemun-gu English
(82-2-2247-0211)
Shinimun Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Cholhyon 82-2-965-4400 220-29, Imun-dong, Dongdaemun-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-957-2505)
Kumgang Certified Real Eatate Agency Yom, Heungseob 82-2-977-5775 244-143, Muk 2-dong, Jungnang-gu English
(82-2-972-5776)
Gangsan Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Soowon 82-2-2292-8799 286-19, Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu English
(82-2-2292-8799)
Reallight Real Estate Reserch Agency Song, Changhyeon 82-2-498-9669 #101, Hyundai I-park Apt., Sangga, 834, Seongsu-dong 2-ga, Seongdong-gu English
(82-2-2292-8799)
Good-Morning Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Kyungsun 82-2-939-8585 867-58, Mia-dong, Gangbuk-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-945-8552)
Plus Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Dongju 82-2-987-8945 #606, 126-46, Songjung-dong, Gangbuk-gu English
(82-2-987-8946)
Ace Certified Real Estate Agency kwak, dongsun 82-2-995-6060 293-3, insu-dong, Gangbuk-gu English
(82-2-995-6131)
Joeun Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Kyungsook 82-2-990-0708 #102, 263-33, Chang 5-dong, Dobong-gu English
(82-2-990-0711)
Gaon Auction consulting Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Changhee 82-2-987-0880 #502, Nowon B/D, 717-1 Sanggye6-dong Nowon-gu English
(82-2-982-1100)
Shinwung Certified Real Estate Agency Suh, Shinwung 82-2-956-1589 #130, 1F, Hyundai Shopping Complx, 434-2, Junggye-dong, Nowon-gu English
(82-2-933-9970)
poonglim Certified Real Estate Agency Kang Kwon se 82-2-972-9984 28-1, 1st floor wealgye-dong, nowon-gu seoul English
(82-2-972-9984)
GaGa good Landvision Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Myeong-shik 82-2-935-0005 348-7,Sanggye-dong nowon-gu English
(82-2-935-0651)
Yesung Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Jongbae 82-2-383-2459 21-62, Gusan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu English
(82-2-383-2480)
Su Certified Real Estate Agency Chun, Sungee 82-2-356-9797 1F, 27-2 Yeokchon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu English
(82-2-384-7997)010-4948-8949
LBA Moonchanho Realty Certified Real Estate Agency Moon, Chanho 82-2-392-4040 101-6, Daehyun-dong, Seodaemun-gu English
(82-2-393-0804)
Shinsegae Certified Real Estate Agency Cho, Youngjoon 82-2-362-8400 129-38, Bugahyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu English
(82-2-313-2588)
Gaia Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, SoonWoo 82-2-363-4200 102-1, 1F, Gaia shinchon 27-20, Daehyun-Dong, Seodaemoon-Gu English
(82-2-313-3212)010-2446-9055
Sinhwa Certified Real Estate Agency Kang, Aeli 82-2-338-1550 180-8, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu English
(82-2-322-0576)
Yale Certified Real Estate Agency Jang, Deukkul 82-2-3141-1233 B-3, Paradisetel, 159-6, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu English
(82-2-3141-1546)
Mapo Station Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency Youn, Seonhwa 82-2-717-0049 #102, Seil Complex Store, 18-3, Yonggang-dong, Mapo-gu English
(82-2-702-2480)
Sindaerim Certified Real Estate Agency Cho, Hangjoon 82-2-375-4489 200-364, Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu English
(82-2-490-9114)
Hyundai Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Misook 82-2-376-7700 #101, Sangam World-cup Park Apt., 6 Danji Sangga, 1689, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-376-7720)
Smart Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Jaechoon 82-2-714-7080 B2-4, Pentraus Business Section, 172, Singongdeok-dong, Mapo-gu English
(82-2-718-7275)
Saeseoul Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Harkro 82-2-2651-2244 #104, Mok-dong Apt. 7 Danji A Sangga, 925, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-gu English
(82-2-2651-9966)
LBA Seoul Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Seongmu 82-2-2691-1700 1006-1, Hwagok 3-dong, Gangseo-gu English
(82-2-2692-1113)
Hyundai-I Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Sanghyun 82-2-2695-4998 1029-42, Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu English
(82-2-2696-7611)
LBA Ilsong Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Duckmyung 82-2-2601-5660 105-64, Hwagok-dong , Gangseo-gu English
(82-2-2606-2282)
Sohn Nelson Certified Real Estate Agency Sohn, Nelson 82-2-3662-5555 #104-12, Ujangsan Hillstate Mall, 657, Naebalsan-dong, Gangseo-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-3664-0304)
City Certified Real Estate Agency Han, Youngjoon 82-2-860-5656 #125, Sindorim Posvill, 26, Guro 5-dong, Guro-gu English
(82-2-860-5657)
Hanbitz Certified Real Estate Agency Moon, Youngjin 82-2-2688-1144 198-25, Gaebong-dong, Guro-gu English
(82-2-2686-7746)
Lotte Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Jae Yoon 82-2-854-8534 770-35, GuRo-Dong, GuRo-gu English
(82-2-854-8582)
Cheongho Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Naeyeol 82-2-808-8920 917-36, Siheung-dong, Geumcheon-gu English
(82-2-808-8970)
Star Parks Real Estate Co.,Ltd. Woo, Younsung 82-2-6337-1000 #706, Forestel Bldg., 45-13, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian
(82-2-783-0086)
Munrae Parogon Real Estate Agency Lee, Seung Jin 82-2-2635-1900 101-102, Munrae Paragon 16-2 Munrae-dong 6-Ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu English,Japanese
(82-2-2635-1551)
Samsung Certified Real Estate Agency Gang, Jiyoung 82-2-814-5848 36-3, Noryangjin-dong, Dongjak-gu English
(82-2-824-5114)
Shin-Hyundai Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Youngsik 82-2-817-8008 103-116, Hyundai Retail Bldg., 502, Daebang-dong, Dongjak-gu English
(82-2-817-8532)
Hana Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Jinok 82-2-889-7003 #105, Daewoo Apt. Sangga, 1717, Bongcheon-dong, Gwanak-gu English
(82-2-888-6714)
Banpo114 Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Dongha 82-2-595-5982 M-14, 938, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-595-5909)
Hanbo Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Ilkwon 82-2-532-7050 3-3, Banpo Mido Sangga, 60-4, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-536-8524)
Posco Certified Real Estate Agency Bae, Jungsoo 82-2-525-0024 #102, 1444-21, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-587-5911)
Nambuk Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Ohsung 82-2-577-9498 1F, 321-2, Yangje-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-577-9407)
Dongnam Real Estate Agency Hyun, yimsun 82-2-3482-4774 #101, Jinheung APT Retail Bldg., 1315, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-3482-4770)
Daeseong Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Jin 82-2-537-1044 #101, Seorae Bldg., 93-5, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-536-2369)
Century KS Realty Co.,Ltd. Kim, Seung 82-2-534-8252 1F, 83-18, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-534-8292)
Hwangkum Certified Real Estate Agency Song, Hangun 82-2-525-0077 1F, 1, 1020-4, Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu English, Spainish
(82-2-525-0880)
Green Certified Real Estate Agency Hong, Kwangyoo 82-2-575-8940 A-908, Twin Tower Officetel, 275-3, Yangjae 2-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-572-3275)
Top Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Kwangsoo 82-2-522-5355 #103, Anam Sangga, 1641-13, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-522-4288)
Fortune Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Chanyup 82-2-525-2779 1556-9, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu English
(82-2-525-7728)
Wooil Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Chunho 82-2-514-8959 722-1 Banpo-Dong Seocho-Gu English
(82-2-515-4980)
Chungdam Zai Certified Real Estate Agency Choi, Kyungho 82-2-511-6644 132-8, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-540-1335)
G&B Lotte Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Soonseo 82-2-548-2002 #101, Daewoong Bldg, 46-20, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-540-3953)
Hankook Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Heasun 82-2-578-0508 #309, Woosung Charactervill, 467-18, Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu English, Chinese
(82-2-578-0589)
NewYork Certified Real Estate Agency Park, Insoon 82-2-529-2089 A-104-2, Academysweet, 467-7, Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-529-8207)
Rexle-Top Certified Real Estate Agency Moon, Jonggyo 82-2-576-5765 #137, Dogok Rexle Sangga, 527, Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-576-5796)
Sambo Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Kwangduk 82-2-3445-9857 108, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-540-7170)
Anam Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Wonki 82-2-565-8800 #124, 702-10, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-565-0505)
sangwon Realty Co.,Ltd. Park, Sangwon 82-2-541-8866 #107, Chunggu Sangga, 78-4, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-541-4012)
Namil Certified Real Estate Agency Song, Taecheol 82-2-557-0808 702-1, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-554-3345)
Jun, Youngsuk Certified Real Estate Agency Jun, Youngsuk 82-2-581-3318 #126, Ssangyong Platinum, 826-37, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-581-3319)
Office Certified Real Estate Agency Pack, Myungjin 82-2-557-8444 #605, 43, Eonjuro87-gil, Gangnam-gu English
(82-2-6280-9175)
Pureun Certified Real Estate Agency Bae, Hongmoon 82-2-408-3003 #103, Da Sangga, 479, Garak-dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-408-4833)
Koa Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Wonmook 82-2-400-5949 #116, Daerim Apt. Sangga, Ogeum-dong, Songpa-gu English, Japanese
(82-2-401-0707)
Corea Certified Real Estate Agency Song, Wonyong 82-2-400-1310 1F, 51-7, Munjeong-dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-400-3830)
LBAleaders Certified Real Estate Agency Jang, Sunguk 82-2-456-4989 160-14, Bangi-Dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-456-4997)
Cheongdam Certified Real Estate Agency Koo, Jadong 82-2-413-4488 #105, Jungang Retail Bldg., 27-6, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-3431-8944)
Sky Certified Real Estate Agency Han, Sangjun 82-2-413-1114 #C-9, 1F, Ricenz Commercial Bldg., 22-6, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-416-4436)
Kain Certified Real Estate Agency Shin, Chaungsoo 82-2-416-1661 #105, Hanyang Sangga, 225, Bangi-Dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-415-1661)
Pacific Certified Real Estate Agency Song, Eunho 82-2-419-1230 A-106, Lake Palace Commercial Bldg., 44-3, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-2147-0950)
Hyundae I Certified Real Estate Agency Kim, Taehwan 82-2-412-8558 #102. jamsil I-Space 11-10,sincheondong, Songpa-gu English
(82-2-412-8977)
Lee Jik Sun Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Jiksun 82-2-470-8946 148-7, Dunchon-dong, Gangdong-gu English
(82-2-472-4455)
Sangil Certified Real Estate Agency Lee, Eunkyung 82-2-429-6300 1F, 258, Sangil-dong, Gangdong-gu English
(82-2-429-6502)
  • Real Estate Sales Agreement, Real Estate Lease Agreement, A Guide to Real Estate Brokerage Commissions.

Registration

Those who need to be registered

  • An foreign national who intends to stay in Korea for more than 90 days
  • A person who has given up his/her Korean nationality and acquired another country’s nationality; an foreign national born in Korea who intends to stay in Korea for more than 90 days from the day the status of sojourn is given.
  • The following foreign nationals are exempt from the obligation of foreign national registration:   
    1. A holder of a diplomatic or official passport or a person carrying out a treaty and his family (A-1, A-2, A-3)
    2. A person engaging in important diplomatic, industrial or defense business and his family; a person concerning whom the Justice Minister recognizes the need for exemption from the obligation of foreign national registration
    3. A Canadian national who intends to stay for less than 6 months and carry out one of the following activities → artist (D-1), religion (D-6), visiting or joining family (F-1),  accompanying spouse (F-3), miscellaneous (G-1)
    4. A registered foreign national under 17  years of age (He/she should be registered as an foreign national within 90 days of turning 17.

Registration Period

  • Foreigners who intend to stay in Korea for more than 90 days.
    → Registration must be done within 90 days of entry.
  • Foreigners granted the status to stay or to change their status.
    → Registration should be done immediately after receiving permission.

Required Documents

  • Application Form
  • Passport
  • Color Photograph (3.5X4.5)
  • Documents required per the status of sojourn
  • Fee : 20,000 Won (as of September 2013)
  • Power of attorney, a copy of the entrustor’s ID, and the entrustee’s employment certificate (if applicable)

Report on changes

In the case of a change relating to the following, a registered foreign national should submit a report a change in any details registered at the Immigration Control Office within 14 days. 

  • Personal name, gender, DOB or nationality
  • Number, date of issuance, validity of passport
  • Artist (D-1), student (D-2), general trainee (D-4) whose institution or organization has been changed (including a change in the name)
  • Journalism (D-5), religion (D-6), business supervisor (D-7), corporate investor (D-8), international trade (D-9) whose institution or organization has been changed (including a change in the name)

Introduction to relevant institution

  • Tel :82-2-2650-6212~5
  • Fax :82-2-2650-6293
  • How to go :By subway: Omokgyo Station (Line 5; Exit 7) / By bus: 5012, 6619, 6624, 6640, 6620, 517