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Status for increase in vehicles

2000~2009 Status for increase in vehicles
Classification 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Vehicles 12,059,276 12,914,115 13,949,440 14,586,498 14,934,092 15,396,715 15,895,234 16,428,177 16,794,219 17,325,210

2010~2018 Status for increase in vehicles
Classification 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Vehicles 17,941,356 18,437,373 18,870,533 19,400,864 20,117,955 20,989,885 21,803,351 22,528,295 23,202,555

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4Status for occurrence of traffic accidents caused by intoxication Expand list

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6Status for traffic accidents byacquired years of driver’s license Expand list

7Status by pedestrian traffic accident type Expand list

8Traffic accident status by road alignment Expand list

9Status for results of measures taken for traffic violation (drivers) Expand list

10Status for traffic violation crackdown by type Expand list

11Status for intoxicated traffic violation crackdown Expand list

12Status for parking and stopping violations Expand list

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13Status for escape from traffic accident Expand list

162019 Traffic Accident Statistic (January~End of June) Expand list

17Driver's License Holder State (Register, By Gender Nationwide) Expand list

18Driver's License Holder State (Register) Expand list

19Current State of Driver's License Issuance by Year (By Type, Gender) Expand list

20Current State of Driver's License Issuance by Year (By Test Course, Academy) Expand list

21Status for administrative measures of driver’s licenses Expand list

22Koreans Driving Overseas (The State of the Membership of the Geneva International Convention on Road
Traffic and The State of Korean Driver's License Recognition Included) Expand list

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Guide on Driving Overseas for Korean Citizen

Ⅰ. Required Driver's License

  1. On Short Term Stay
    1. - Under the Geneva Convention, an international driver's license issued by our country is required
    2. - It is available only in the member countries of the Geneva Convention and is valid for one year from the date of issuance
    3. ※ International Convention of Geneva on Road Traffic (Year 1949) Member Countries : 98 Countries ― <Appendix1>
  2. On Long·Short Term Stay
    1. - Use an international driver's license issued by Korea, OR,
    2. - Use the driver's license after obtaining the driver's license of the host country

Ⅱ. Reference

  1. International Driver's License
    1. - Issuing Institution : Police Station (255 Stations), Driving License Test Center (27 Centers)
    2. - Required Documents : ID(Driver's License etc.), Passport (The information on joint use of administrative information is available when not in possession), Picture 1 (Passport Type)
    3. - Time and Fee for Issuance : Immediate, 8,500 Korean Won (Import Recognition)
  2. If you exchange our license for a license in a foreign country
    1. - you will need the basic required documents as below
      • ① Original Drivers' License ② Passport ③ Korean License Translation of the Language (or English) of the country in question and a Confirmation of Authenticity (issued by the Korean Embassy (Consulate) in the Country of Residence). ④<Country of Residence> ID, ⑤<Country of Residence> Residence Certificate
    2. ⇒ Most countries require the above documents and require other documents in detail, so it is necessary to confirm them through the Korean embassy in the country concerned

<Appendix1> The Status of the Countries of the Geneva International Convention on Road Traffic (1949)

The Status of the Countries of the Geneva International Convention on Road Traffic (1949)
Classification 98 Countries
Asia·The Pacific (17 Countries) Korea, New Zealand, Laos, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Philippines, <Hong Kong, Macau>
America (15 Countries) Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Barbados, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Ecuador, Jamaica, Chile, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay, Peru
Europe (34 Countries) The Vatican, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Monaco, Montenegro, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Iceland, Ireland, Albania, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Joia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary
Middle East·Africa (32 Countries) Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Niger, Lebanon, Lesotho, Rwanda, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Malta, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Syria, Sierra Leone, UAE, Algeria, Jordan, Uganda, Israel, Egypt, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivwar, Congo, Congo, Togo, Tunisia

※ Korea is only a member of the Geneva Convention (1971.6.14)


<Appendix2> Korea's Driver's license-Approved Country (Total of 135 countries)

Korea's Driver's license-Approved Country (Total of 135 countries)
Region Name of Country
Asia (28 Countries) Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, East Timor, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Brunei, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Australia, Uzbekistan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, the Cook Islands, the Republic of Kyrgyz, Kiribati, Thailand, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Philippines, Hong Kong
America (21 Countries) Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Federation, Mexico(Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Guerraxcala, Mexico City), Bahamas, Brazil, St. Kitsnevis, Haiti, Anticavabuda, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Uruguay, Chile, Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Peru, the United States(Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Idaho, Alabama, West Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisiana)
Europe (34 Countries) Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Serbia, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Albania, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Georgia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary
Middle East (13 Countries) Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Iraq(Avilla), Iran, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait
Africa (39 Countries) Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Liberia, Rwanda, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, Algeria, Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia

※ Austria is exempting the holder of the Korean driver's license issued after 1st Jan 1997 and is considered to be a domestic license-recognized country
※ Australia applies only to those aged 25 and over, and New Zealand applies only to those who have passed two years or more after acquisition
The notation is a country that has concluded a mutual recognition agreement or agreement (25 Countries)