UnionPay services since January, 2005
Local service hotline

001-800-800-95516(Korea Telecom supplier)

002-800-800-95516(DACOM supplier only)


In South Korea, UnionPay credit cards are accepted at almost all merchants accepting signature-based payment and more than 1,740,000 merchants accepting PIN-based payment. Nearly 68,000 local ATMs accept UnionPay cards for cash withdrawal.

  • Korea – Capital of Fashion
    In Korea, large-scale duty-free stores gathering fashionable brands at preferential price can help you turn into a fashion insider; all kinds of foods, such as barbecue, pickle and seafood can satisfy your taste buds; it is also available to take a holiday in Jeju Island and to visit historic spots of Silla Dynasty in Gyeongju, all attractive. Take your UnionPay card(card number starting with 62) to enjoy a preferential and easy trip to Korea.

    Explore South Korea with UnionPay
    •    Businese districts recommended:Myeong-dong, Dongdaemum, Gangnam-qu
    •    Food recommended:barbecue, kimchi(pickled vegetables),Dsokboki, Ginseng Chicken Soup, Kimbap, Korean sashimi
    •    Entertainments recommended:“ZaiSeoul”shuttle bus, Lotte World, Sachoon, Lee Moon Won Korean SPA
    •    Specialties recommended:red ginseng, sea sedge, cosmetics
    •    Shops recommended:LOTTE DUTY FREE, THE SHILLA DUTY FREE, Hyundai Department Store, SHINSEGAE Department Store, GalleriaMall

  • Enjoy South Korea with UnionPay services and privileges
    In South Korea, you can pay with UnionPay credit cards via signature at almost all merchants, and pay with UnionPay debit cards via PIN at over 1.63 million merchants. You can also withdraw cash in KRW at over 70,000 ATMs there. The ATMs of Woori Bank, Hana Bank, Shinhan Bank and Citibank as well as the Global ATMs of Korea Exchange Bank, SC First Bank, Jeju Bank, Daegu Bank, Busan Bank and Kwangju Bank, together with ATMs in LOTTE 24-Hour, Family Bank, NICE and HANNET at metro stations and in convenient stores, all accept UnionPay cards!

    QuickPass :tap the card to pay
    All the 8,000 or so GS25 convenient stores in South Korea, together with Doota shopping center and all the 110 Watsons, accept UnionPay Mobile QuickPass, which completes payments in seconds!

    Shop online and pick-up at airports
    You can shop with UnionPay cards online at the websites of many duty-free shops. Your purchase will be delivered to the airport you choose,where you can pick them up before departure.

    Travel at ease
    Show your UnionPay card at the “Zaiseoul” bus station, then you may take the bus to hot travelling districts such as Myeong-Dong and Shilla Duty Free for free!

  • POS acceptance
    Merchants with the signage of  all accept UnionPay cards,including famous department stores, supermarkets, convenient stores and cosmetics stores like LOTTE DUTY FREE, THE SHILLA DUTY FREE, Hyundai Department Store, Asiana Airlines Duty Free and Watsons, local hotels from featured hostels to five-star hotels such as Park Hyatt Seoul, transportation tools including almost all taxies, “ZaiSeoul” shuttle bus (free of charge), and Incheon airline shuttle buses (with special offers),popular local cuisine like many restaurants in Gimhae Airport and Incheon Airport, as well as DA pizza houses, the ticket of signature entertaining spots such as the musical Sachoon and the world-class theme park “Lotte World”,etc.


    Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.

    When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.

    Note:Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards  to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.

    Paying with UnionPay credit card at some local merchants requires no PIN. Cardholders can complete the payment following the instruction of the cashier. You can also refer to relative service guide at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Service Guide for Overseas Using of UnionPay Credit Card without PIN".

  • Cash withdrawal

    In South Korea, UnionPay cards are accepted at nearly 68,000 ATMs for withdrawing Korean Won. There are the signage of  on these ATMs or the ATM screen, and all provide the interface in Chinese. 

    Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).

  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees: 
    (1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
    (2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Korea: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Korea and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.
  • Introduction of Overseas Tax Refund
        UnionPay has launched the UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) overseas tax refund service in cooperation with Global Blue 、Premier Tax Free 、Tax Free Worldwide and GB Tax Free that are the world’s largest tax refund institutions. Such service covers 38 countries and regions. Furthermore, in addition to Global Blue, UnionPay has cooperated with local tax refund institutions in South Korea such as KTIS, Global Tax Free and Easy Tax Refund, all of which may refund taxes directly to UnionPay card accounts. You can apply for tax refunds when shopping in oversea stores only if they are labeled the following logos of tax refund cooperative institutions.
        Global tax refund institutions:   
        If you are using the Premier tax refund service, you can check the Premier global refund points and tax refund progress on Premier Tax Refund Inquiry.

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  • More considerate services offered by UnionPay Card
    UnionPay Card Emergency Cash Assistance Service UnionPay cardholders can call the hotline of the issuing 
    bank or local UnionPay hotline to apply for an emergency cash assistance capped at the equivalent of USD 5,000 if they are experiencing emergencies like lost or malfunctioning cards.

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