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Why carry an IDP while driving in South Korea?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. South Korea highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in South Korea

Discover one of the jewels of the world, South Korea. Visits palaces, temples and fortresses that captivate your imagination. South Korea offers the unique blend of where ancient world meets technology. Drive your own car to get from one place to another. Prepare yourself by reading these few tips on traffic laws.

Important Reminders:

  • Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
  • Minimum age to drive is 18 years old. Minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Speed limit is 30 km/h in urban areas, 60 km/h in rural areas and 80 km/h on highways.
  • You can turn to the left only if you see a corresponding left arrow signal.
  • Watch out for surveillance cameras.
  • Be sure to have early warning device, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and reflective vest in your car.

Driving in the Winter

Winter season is from December to February. Be sure to equip winter tires in all wheels. Keep your emergency kit at all times. Plan your trip accordingly.

Enjoy the country and safe travels.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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