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New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start issuing a new type of driver’s license with personal information written in English on the back in September at the earliest, officials said Monday. The nation’s current license has the driver’s information printed only in Korean on the front, obliging holders wanting to drive abroad [...]

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A program requiring drivers aged 65 or older to voluntarily return their licenses is in place in Seoul and some other local governments. However, in rural areas, where public transportation infrastructure is poor and the elderly population is a more significant demographic, there are voices of concern. According to [...]

Foreigners Use Forged Licenses to Receive Driving Permits in S. Korea

Foreigners Use Forged Licenses to Receive Driving Permits in S. Korea

BUSAN, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Programs designed to replace foreigners’ driver’s licenses with local ones were found to be full of loopholes after a recent case in which Vietnamese individuals used a forged driver’s license to obtain a South Korean license. The Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office could not distinguish a forged [...]

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

Public Agencies to Help Immigrants Acquire Driver’s Licenses

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of public institutions nationwide that support multicultural families are offering programs to help immigrants acquire a driver’s license. The Chuncheon Healthy Home Multicultural Family Support Center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province announced on Thursday that it will begin offering special courses from March for members of multicultural families [...]

S. Korea Revokes Driver’s Licenses of Visually Impaired Athletes

S. Korea Revokes Driver’s Licenses of Visually Impaired Athletes

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean authorities have revoked driver’s licenses of visually impaired athletes who took part in the Asian Para Games, officials here said Friday, following their vision tests. According to the sports ministry and the Korea Paralympic Committee (KPC), the blind athletes recently retook the aptitude test for driver’s licenses [...]

S. Korea, Hawaii Sign Pact to Mutually Recognize Driver’s Licenses

S. Korea, Hawaii Sign Pact to Mutually Recognize Driver’s Licenses

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and Hawaii have signed a pact to recognize the validity of noncommercial driver’s licenses issued by each other, the foreign ministry said Thursday.  Under the agreement, which went into force Wednesday in the U.S. state after being signed, holders of driver’s licenses issued by their own authorities [...]