Information on Changes to the National Health Insurance System for Foreigners and Overseas Koreans
Changes will be made to the subscription procedure of National Health Insurance Service for foreigners and overseas Koreans.
Previously, foreigners and overseas Koreans who have stayed in Korea for more than 3 months were allowed to subscribe to the National Health Insurance of Korea by choice. From July, 2019, only those who has stayed in Korea for more than 6 months will be allowed to subscribe to the National Health Insurance of Korea, and will be mandatorily subscribed without choice. Insurance contribution will be automatically imposed to those subscribed. However, holders of Study(D-2) or Marriage (F-6) Visa may subscribe immediately after alien registration.
For details, please refer to the attached handout. For inquiries on National Health Insurance, please call the customer service of National Health Insurance Corporation (Korean +82-2-1577-1000, English +82-33-811-2000).