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Posted: 04 September 2013 - 01:16 AM

I am a french girl moving to Goeje soon for three years. As i will have to take care of my children going to school, I will definitly need a car and therefore a driving license.

I am wondering if it is possible to get a driving license there in Geoje ?.

I have already successfully obtain the french "traffic rule" exam, and I want to pass the practical examination in korea.

Is there any driving school that allows foreign people to pass the exams?
What is required ? ( what do I have to bring from France?)

Thabk you
Posted: 10 October 2013 - 04:43 AM

I am exactly in the same situation, did you get the answer to your question?
Any help on that matter would be very much appreciated!!!!
Posted: 10 October 2013 - 06:43 PM
See below thread already posted on the forum.
If you have a license already, the you are required to bring that and an International Driving License which you will be able to drive on for 6 months before converting your national license to a Korean one.
Posted: 12 October 2013 - 04:49 AM
No I don't have any driving license at all, I only got the theory part in France but will not be able to pass the practical exam before my departure. So I would like to get the korean driving license, and as I don't speak korean, is it possible in okpo / geoje to do so? How and where?
If someone who already got through this situation could give indications, that would be great!!!
Posted: 13 October 2013 - 09:04 PM
It is possible to get driving lessons on Geoje.

You will have to do 20+ hours of driving, and a theory test which is held in Masan, the two practical tests can be taken on Geoje.

Unfortunately I don't have the contact details, but I do know there is the one place in Dokpo.

Hope this helps.

Posted: 14 October 2013 - 11:31 PM

I got all details available on how / where to go for driving license. The wife of a colleague just pass a driving license in Aju (in 2 weeks !!)

Do not hesitate to call me 0103-3046-8532

Posted: 22 November 2013 - 01:03 AM
Hi Ian,

I was just looking for some more info on the driving lessons that you mentioned. I tried calling the number, however the person at the other end didn't speak english. Is the number a digit too long or is it just my lack of tech skill.

Cheers in advance,

Posted: 11 January 2014 - 01:49 AM
For those interested, I got my korean driving license now, there is a driver's license institute with people speaking english (just enough to complete the training!!) in Suwal (898-1 Yangjeong-Dong)(near Hillstate residence),
Here is the contact: Mr Sang-Wan Park, Mobile 010-9637-4450, e-mail:
You need Alien card, 3 ID photos and will pass medical check (arranged by Mr Park).
It costs around 500 000 wons, and will take you 5 hours for "safe driving education" in a school class, 3 hours to go to Masan with their bus to pass written test (you will get a training CD), 2 hours inside driving practice (with small test at the end) and 6 hours outside driving practice, with the test at the end.
It took me 3 weeks to complete everything.

Hope it helps!
Posted: 22 January 2015 - 08:05 AM
I just recently failed my driving test in the uk and am moving to Geoje this febuary so won't have time to take another test in the uk.

I would like to do a driving course in korea now.
I have read that you have to be resident in korea for 6 months before taking a driving test, does anyone know if this is true?

Many thanks
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