Tax Refund Service is a scheme that enalbe foreign tourist to get VAT refund when they departure to
home country by holding goods puarchased and not used during stay.
Tourist Refund Scheme
|Not Eligible for Tax Refund
|US Forces in Korea
||Person who exceeds the period of stay
||An Employee in Korea
|An Employee in Korea
||Refund on behalf of others
Foreigner : Stay in Korea for less than 6 months
Overseas Koreans : Must be residents overseas for more than 2 years and stay in Korea for less then 3 months
Downtown Tax Refund
You can get your tax refund at the downtown tax refund points or downtown kiosk.
Downtown Refund Standards
The total amount of each tax free form must be over KRW 30,000 ~ KRW 5,000,000.
Credit card deposit is necessary. (VISA, AMEX, JCB, MASTER)
The purchased goods must be exported within 25 days from the cash refund.
Immidiate Tax Refund
Tax refund amount is deducted from the price immediately in store.
Immediate Refund Standards
Each amount per Tax Free Form must be below 300,000 KRW.
Total amount per tourist must be below 1,000,000 KRW.
Passport holder(Tourist need an approval in korea customs service through the
real-time confirmation of passport information and purchasing information)
Medical Tax Refund
Foreign tourists who have received cosmetic surgery in Korea can get VAT refund
Types of Medical Service
- · Double Eye-lid
· Breast Surgery
· Face Lift
· Facial bone contouring
- · Teeth Whitening, Laminate,
· Or thognathic surgery
· Nevus pigmentosus, Freckles,
- · Hair removal
· Hair loss, Hair transplantation
· Tatoo, Tattoo removal, piercing
· Skin regeneration, Skin Whitening,
Anti-aging, Pore tightening
* Medical Tax Refund standards are the same as those for tax refund standards
Hotel Tax Refund
Foreign tourists who pay on-site at Korean Hotels can get VAT refund
Hotel Refund Standards
Payment of hotel bill in either front desk or its official web site at check-out date.
* Fully independent travelers only qualified, not group travelers.
Staying less than 30 days in the Hotel.
Departure within 3 months from check-out date.