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The British Embassy in Seoul has made changes to the services it offers.
The Korean authorities have advised that they no longer require validated copies of UK drivers licences from those who wish to apply for a Korean licence. They have confirmed that an apostilled UK licence is the only acceptable method. As such, from 1 March 2014 we will no longer issue letters validating UK drivers licences. Details on how to have your UK licence apostilled can be found on our Get a document legalised page. More information on Driving licences and vehicles is available in our Living in South Korea guide.