Seoul Global Center – Comprehensive Support Center for Foreigners

global centerDid you know that the Seoul Metropolitan Government established a comprehensive support center for foreign residents of Seoul? This facility, Seoul Global Center, is a one stop shop that offers a variety of services to foreigners with information on living and visiting Korea.

global center booklet “Living in Seoul,” an English language booklet produced by the Seoul Global Center, contains useful information.  You can obtain a copy for free at the Seoul Global Center!  There’s also a DVD and/or e-book version which you can find online at

Below is the list of services offered at the Seoul Global Center:

Comprehensive Multilingual Counseling Service:

  • Counseling on matters related to daily issues such as education, housing, medical services, transportation, consumer services, and banking
  • Consulting services in areas such as labor, legal issues, taxes, real estate, etc.

Comprehensive Administrative Service:

  • Banking: Opening a bank account, obtaining a credit card, and registering as a foreign-invested company (Woori Bank)
  • Mobile: Signing up for a mobile phone (KT)
  • Travel Information: Information on tours in Seoul
  • Other services: Consulting services on taxation and national pension

Education and Exchange Program:

  • Korean Language Classes (free)
  • Life Orientation – Life information seminars for newly-arrived residents

Business Support:

  • Business Consulting Services:
    General consultation on establishing a company
    In-depth consultation provided by professional consultants in areas such as taxation, accounting, and business law
  • Business Start-up School: A program that provides essential information for starting up a new business
  • Networking with Experts: Meeting foreign business people – mentoring program

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