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Life in Korea - Communication & Banking
  - Credit cards   - Monetary units   - Foreign currency exchange service
  - International call   - Postal service   - Assistance centers
  - Cable TV   - Prepaid International calling card   - Wireless Internet
  - Mobile phones   - Internet   - Pay phones
  - Telephone installation service   - Satellite TV  

Korean banks and credit card companies issue credit cards affiliated with international brands to foreigners.

Each bank or credit card company has its own regulations for qualification. Usually, there is no problem for those applicants who are employed by a company listed on the Korean Stock Exchange.
  Foreigners who have an account with a Korean bank can apply for credit cards of the brands that the bank is
  affiliated with such as VISA, Master Card or JCB. American Express and Diners Club cards are issued only
  through the following-mentioned card companies or local branches of foreign banks.

Credit card company Tel
 VISA Card  82-2-524-9827
 Master Card  82-2-398-2200
 Diners Club  82-2-222-6100
 American Express Card  82-2-552-7600
 JCB Card  82-2-755-4977
 BC Card  82-2-520-4020
 Samsung Card  82-2-2172-7180
 Shinhan Card  82-2-3420-7000
 
Credit card companies issue credit cards to those applicants that meet requirements for issuance of a credit
card. A request for issuance of a credit card might be rejected if the applicant does not have a good credit record.

A foreigner who intends to apply for a credit card needs to find out about the benefits and services offered by the
various credit card companies or banks. Application can be made through the credit card company’s website or
in person at one of their offices, or by visiting a bank. Required documents to sign-up include an application form
with your photo, foreign registration card, and documents verifying your employment and income. However,
please note that each bank or credit card company may require different documents.

Annual membership fee (as of 2007) is a fee charged for the issuance of the credit card and the range of
services offered by the credit card company. Annual membership fees are charged starting with the month of
issuance.




 
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