Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: Starting September 1st, 2021, South Korea will replace their visa-on-arrival program with an online visa request system. All visitors will need to complete an application and receive approval before departing for South Korea. Read more about it in our guide: K-ETA Program Explained

UPDATE: South Korea has suspended visa free and visa waiver entrance from many countries, due to the COVID-19.

Countries on this list can enter visa free, or by visa on arrival.

Individuals from countries not on the above list can request an invitation letter from Shin Medical, which they can use to apply for a medical visa with after. Click here to fill out form, and we will send you an invitation letter.

Please feel free to inquire whether you might need a visa.

We require a deposit of 20% which must be paid before booking your procedure dates. This deposit will confirm your procedure’s booking and lock in the price. If a deposit is not received, Shin Medical cannot guarantee your desired procedure date or price. The outstanding amount will be settled in South Korea, on the day your procedure is booked for.

For your deposit, you can either make a bank transfer, pay via credit card, or PayPal is also accepted.

For full payment, here are your available options to choose from:

Bank Transfers: All our affiliated clinics accept bank transfers. Be sure to send your international transfers ahead of time in case there is a delay, clinics will not go ahead with the procedure unless payment has been received in full.

Credit Card: Visa and Mastercard are accepted everywhere! AmEx and UnionPay are accepted at some clinics, but not all. It is very important that you inform your relevant bank in your home country that you will be using your card for large transactions. If you forgo notifying the bank, they might decline your payment, and in that case you will not be able to go ahead with the procedure on that day.

PayPal is also accepted.

You will be responsible for all banking fees associated with transfers and payments using PayPal

Shin medical provides premium medical services by ensuring the quality of our affiliate clinics. Our process of selecting is very thorough, and we base our decisions on the following criteria:

  • Legally operating licensed clinics
  • Clinics with the best reviews
  • Qualified and experienced doctors
  • Doctors with proven track records
  • Clinics with the best past results
  • Clinics with the highest standard of care

Yes we do. We specialize in all medical procedures. Try our free consultation service.

Traveling alone can be scary and intimidating. Patients are more than welcome to have a friend, partner, or family member come along. Our services include group travel.