How to Obtain a Personal Customs Code(PCC) in Korea for Foreigners: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to obtain a Personal Customs Code in Korea as a foreigner with this step-by-step guide, including the necessary documents and application process.

How to Obtain a Personal Customs Code in Korea for Foreigners

If you are a foreigner residing in Korea and need to obtain a Personal Customs Code for importing and exporting goods, follow these steps:


This guide provides instructions on how to apply for and receive a Personal Customs Code in Korea.

Target Audience:

Foreigners residing in Korea, as well as Korean citizens.

Application Process:

  1. Fill Out the Application Form:
    • Complete the Personal Customs Code application form. This form can be downloaded from the Korea Customs Service website or through the UNI-PASS system.
  2. Prepare Required Documents:
    • Passport Copy: A copy of the passport page showing your photograph.
    • Alien Registration Card Copy: If you are residing in Korea, prepare a copy of your Alien Registration Card.
    • Residence Card Copy: If you do not have an Alien Registration Card, prepare a copy of your Residence Card.
  3. Submit the Application Form:
    • Submit the completed application form along with the required documents to the Korea Customs Service. This can be done online through their system.
  4. Review and Issuance:
    • The Korea Customs Service will review your submitted documents and issue the Personal Customs Code. This process usually takes a few days. Once issued, the code will be sent to the email address provided in the application.
  5. Using the Online System:
    • Foreigners can apply for the Personal Customs Code through the ‘UNI-PASS’ system provided by the Korea Customs Service. Access the UNI-PASS system, fill in the required information, and upload the necessary documents.
  6. Applying Through a Representative:
    • If needed, you can apply through a representative in Korea. In this case, the representative must submit copies of your identification documents and a power of attorney.

Online Application Process Using the UNI-PASS System:

  1. Visit the UNI-PASS website.
  2. Register for an account.
  3. After logging in, select the “Electronic Customs” menu and choose “Personal Customs Code Application.”
  4. Complete the application form and upload copies of your passport and other necessary documents.
  5. Submit the application and wait for the results.

Important Notes:

  • Ensure all information and documents provided are accurate.
  • The Personal Customs Code will be emailed to you once the issuance process is complete.

By following these steps, you can easily obtain a Personal Customs Code in Korea, facilitating your import and export activities.

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