Cosmetic Surgery Tax Refund
1. What is the “Cosmetic Surgery V.A.T Refund”? ○ International patients who got cosmetic surgery and/or procedures (“cosmetic surgery”) in Korea can receive a V.A.T(10%) refund on their medical expenses. 2. Who can get the refund? (A person must satisfy all the below requirements.) ○ Persons who have no address or place of residence in the Republic of Korea ○ Persons who have undergone cosmetic surgery at a Special Medical Institution among medical institutions approved and registered with the Minister of Health and Welfare in accordance with an Act for Attraction of International Patients. * It is applied only to cosmetic surgery. Namely, not all medical institutions registered for the attraction of international patients with the Minister of Health and Welfare are applicable. ** Special Medical Institutions list may be subject to change, so make sure that they are available medical institutions for tax refund in advance. ★ Medical institutions in Daejeon where you can get tax refund. - 오라클피부과(Oracle Dermatology Clinic), 182, Daedeok-daero, Seo-gu, Daejeon - 365MC (365MC Clinic), 2F, 195, Daedeok-daero, Seo-gu, Daejeon - (의)영훈의료재단유성선병원(Younghoon Medical Foundation), 93 Whistlebook Road, Daejeon - 플랜트치과(Plant Dental Hospital), 16-18, Hanbat-daero 492beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon ○ Persons who depart within three months from the date of cosmetic surgery 3. Refund Period ○ Until December 2019 (If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.) 4. 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 5. Required Documents ○ A Special Medical Institution that has performed the surgery will provide a Certificate of selling medical service for overseas patient (“Certificate”) after medical treatment. ☞ Click ○ Depending on refund point, a Consent to collect, use and disclose of personal information (“Consent”) may be required. ☞ Click 6. Refund Procedure ① Issue of “Certificate” after medical treatment ② Submit a “Certificate” at refund point (airport, port, downtown) ③ Verify the departure of the patient ④ V.A.T Refund * Receive the “Certificate” after confirming the identity as international patients by a passport at a Special Medical Institution that has performed cosmetic surgery. * Submit the “Certificate” at refund point within three months after receiving medical treatment ○ At the airport or port i. Airport(port) with refund counter in the bonded zone - Location: Incheon international airport (Gate 27, fourth level), Gimhae·Jeju· Gimpo·Cheongju international airport and 1st Incheon·2nd Incheon·Busan· Pyeongtaek port, etc. - Submit the “Certificate” to refund counter or KIOSK and get a refund without a separate confirmation of departure because you already passed the immigration inspection. ii. Airport(port) with no refund counter - Location: Muan·Yangyang·Daegu airport and Gunsan·Jeju port, etc - (Before departure) Put the “Certificate” and “Consent” into mailbox next to customs - (After departure) Mail the “Certificate” and “Consent” out to the refund operator - Refund after confirming departure ○ At the downtown - Location: Ask the hospital about the nearest refund point - Submit the “Certificate” and “Consent” - In some case, refund counter operator may request a guarantee (such as flight ticket, etc.) to confirm a departure date - Refund after confirming departure (Total medical expenses: less than 5 million won) 7. Inquiry ○ Medical Korea Information Center: +82-1577-7129 * As the above information may be subject to change, please confirm it with the Special Medical Institution in advance.