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

  • Double Eye-lid, Rhinoplasty, Breast Surgery(reduction/augmentation), Liposuction, Face Lift, Facial bone contouring, Teeth Whitening, Laminate, Gingivoplasty, Orthognathic surgery
  • Nevus pigmentosus, Freckles, Lentigo, Chloasma, Pimple, Hair removal, Hair loss, Hair transplantation, Tattoo, Tattoo removal, Piercing, Lipolysis, Skin regeneration, Skin Whitening, Anti-aging, Pore tightening

Refund Procedure

Issue of “Certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient” after medical treatment

Submit a “Certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient” at refund point(airport, port, downtown)

V.A.T. Refund

  • 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

      • Airport(port) with refund point in the bonded zone : Submit to refund counter or KIOSK
      • 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)