Clearing your belongings through customs in South Korea

Hello everyone,

During one’s big move abroad, shipping personal belongings to the host country can be stressful. Customs regulations differ from one country to another and you never quite know what to expect when trying to recover your belongings once you’re settled. How about helping expats considering moving to South Korea by answering some questions about custom regulations?

What are the procedures to get your belongings cleared by customs once you have arrived in South Korea? Who do you have to contact and how do you get in touch with them? How do you go about from there?

How long does this process usually take?

How do you then carry your belongings to your new home?

Are there any items that are restricted by customs in South Korea?

How much does it cost to get your belongings cleared by customs in South Korea? Does the cost change depending on the amount or on certain specific items?

Do you think it is better to seek the help of a contractor to get your belongings cleared in South Korea?

Please share your experience,

Priscilla

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