Moving to South Korea

Moving to South Korea

South Korea

You are moving to South Korea. Atlas Movers will get you there.

Are you moving from Switzerland to South Korea soon and are you looking for an international moving company? Atlas International Movers is very experienced and specialized in international relocations from Switzerland to South Korea. This makes us the perfect international moving company to arrange your move to South Korea down to the last detail.

Moving to South Korea, what do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to South Korea, it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to South Korea, your nationality and how long you intend to stay in South Korea. So where can I find more information about visas in South Korea? The best place with the most information is the official South Korea visa portal website. The website also has a visa navigator that helps you find out what kind of visa you’ll be needing.

If you want to stay in South Korea for a period up to 90 days, there is a possibility that you won’t need a visa. This is because of the Visa Exemption Agreement between the Republic of Korea and your country. It is always smart to check if you need to get a short-stay visa. It should also be noted that for some countries a visa is not needed, but you will have to apply for a K-ETA.

Click on this link to find out if you need a visa or K-ETA!

South Korea has a lot of different kinds of visas depending on your reason for staying. Below you’ll find the different kinds of visas:

  • Short term visit
  • Medical treatment
  • Studying – Language training
  • Professional
  • Intra-company transfer
  • Journalism – Religious affairs
  • Investment
  • International trade
  • Overseas korean
  • Work and visit
  • Family visit
  • Marriage migrant
  • Trainee
  • Non-professional
  • Diplomacy – Official business

This seems like a lot and can be overwhelming, but the official South Korea visa portal website will help you navigate through the different kinds of visas. If you still have trouble you can always go to the embassy of South Korea in your country or hire immigration officer who can help you with everything.

Can I become a South Korean Citizen?

Can I become a South Korean citizen? Yes, there are several ways of acquiring South Korean nationality. You can become a South Korean citizen with all the accompanying rights through either naturalization, marriage, or birth. Obtaining South Korean citizenship through general naturalization is suitable for foreigners, who have never previously held a South Korean passport and have no kinship with Koreans. But you’ll have to meet these requirements:

  • Permanent residence in South Korea for at least 5 consecutive years. In some cases, a temporary stay outside the country is allowed for a period not exceeding a month. The person who wants to obtain a residence permit should have a permanent address, legal work, and foreign registration card.
  • A foreigner must be at least 20 years old.
  • No criminal record or serious violations of South Korean laws.
  • Sufficient financial security for living in the country at the expense of their funds or the income of family members.
  • Basic knowledge of the Korean language, knowledge of local culture and traditions on an equal basis with residents.

A South Korean passport can be obtained under a simplified procedure for persons who meet all the requirements for general naturalization, except for the period of permanent residence, which is reduced to 3 years. If you want to become a South Korean national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at this website, it has very clear information about South Korean citizenship.

You are moving to South Korea, what’s next?

So you’re moving to South Korea! You have a job offer with a permanent residence visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now it’s important to make the relocation to South Korea as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. Why else is moving to South Korea perfect for you? Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to South Korea including a nice climate, great quality of living, and great education. The work-life balance in Asian countries is different or harder than in Western countries. This is part of their culture and something you should talk about with your employer.

South Korea is famous for being the land of kimchi, K-pop, K-dramas, tech giant Samsung, automotive manufacturer Hyundai, soju, Korean fried chicken, Korean barbecue, the 12-step skincare routine, and of course, Gangnam Style. But there’s so much more to this beautiful east Asian country than these few things. From food to technological advancements to beautiful old and new cities and gorgeous nature.

These are some of the most beautiful things you want to see in South Korea:

  • Changdeokgung Palace:Changdeokgung Palace was always the preferred royal residence. It’s where the king and royal family lived their daily lives.
  • Busan: Did you know you can hit the beach in Korea? Busan is the second largest city in the country, and its coast is lined with some beautiful beaches and resorts.
  • Jeonju: This historic city, once the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, is about 90 minutes by train from Seoul.
  • Seoul Tower: Yes, everyone visiting Seoul should go up to the city’s iconic observation tower. Its position almost on top of a mountain, plus the height of the tower itself, gets you almost 500 meters above sea level and the city below.
  • Bukchon Hanok Village: Hanok villages, which can be found in a few places in Seoul and around Korea, are living museums.

Of course, there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in South Korea, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website! Don’t worry, the website is available in a variety of languages, also in English!

Living in South Korea

Moving to South Korea is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. It has its own culture, language, dress and cuisine, separate and distinct from its neighbouring countries. Hard work, filial piety and modesty are characteristics esteemed by Koreans. They are proud of their traditional culture and their modern economic success. Education is highly valued as the path to status, money, and success. As an expat or outsider, it can be difficult to manage. But if you immerse yourself in the culture, South Korea will be an amazing place to live.

These are some of the things expats found different about living in South Korea. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to making living in South Korea easier for expats. If you want more information about South Korean culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about South Korea.

Moving to South Korea? Sea freight or Air freight?

Our consultant will estimate the volume of your belongings and after presenting you with a tailor-made proposal either by Sea freight or Airfreight pending the total volume and your requirements.

If you decide for the Sea freight option our trained international removal crew will normally pack and load your valuable belongings at your residence into either a 20ft. or 40ft. container and seal the container on site. May due to access be an outside elevator, parking permit or shuttle be required we will arrange this in house with our own operational department. Our teams of international packers will always speak English and German, and we have also have various team members speaking Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic and other languages ensuring we can assign the best crew to your international relocation. Your container will travel by barge or train via Basel to either Rotterdam or Antwerp and from there get on an international container ship to Busan.

If you decide for the Air freight option our trained international removal crew will normally pack and load your valuable belongings at your residence and place the export packed cartons and wrapped items into an Airfreight carton. Your Airfreight cartons will be booked on the first available flight option via Zurich or Geneva Airport to the airport of Seoul in South Korea.

As an international removal company, we also have in house facilities to arrange international crating of valuable pieces like pictures, musical instruments, and glass items.

Your own move manager and dedicated Atlas crew.

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door starting with either a physical or virtual survey at origin in Switzerland where our estimator will visit you at home or arrange a virtual meeting based on your own preference.

During the survey which will take usually around 30 minutes to 1 hours our consultant will answer all questions you might have surrounding the customs clearance process, international transit insurance, transit times from Switzerland to your destination and the international packing process and requirements to ensure a safe and smooth relocations.

With our many years of experience as an international moving company, we know exactly how to get your goods safely from door to door. Our well-trained and committed own team of international packers both male and female guarantee you a worry-free international relocation to Japan.

May you require further assistance departing Switzerland we can also arrange for deregistration out of Switzerland. Home cleaning in line with Swiss regulations and other requests you might have and require leaving Switzerland. If you are moving to South Korea and you want to make an appointment with an international removal company with years of experience, please feel free to contact us or visit our website!

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