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Information of Cosmetic Surgery V.A.T Refund

This medical institution is registered as a medical institution which intends to attract foreign patients with the Minister of Health and Welfare in accordance with Article 27-2(1) of MEDICAL SERVICE ACT. Therefore, foreign patients may receive a V.A.T refund on their cosmetic surgery expenses.

V.A.T Refund Items




Refund Procedure

You may submit the “Certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient” issued after treatment to the operator of a refund point by any of the methods shown below.

  1. Refund at airport(port) of departure
    1. Airport(port) with refund point in the bonded zone : Submit to refund counter or KIOSK
    2. Airport(port) with no refund counter(Muan·Yangyang·Daegu airport and Pyeongtaek·Jeju port, etc.): Put the certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient into mailbox next to customs with Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information
  2. Downtown refund(Total medical expenses less than 2 mil. won: Submit the certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient and Consent to collection, usage and disclosure of personal information. In such case, refund counter operator may request a guarantee

VAT refunds are valid only if the Certificate is submitted at one of the tax refund locations and depart the Republic of Korea within 3 months of receiving medical treatment.

Refund Amount

10% of the medical expenses eligible for V.A.T. refund after transaction fees are deducted

If a medical institution refuses to refund the V.A.T. or you have other questions, please contact to Medical Korea Information Center(1577-7129)

Dongil-ro 1342, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea

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