Other Medical-related Information
Using Pharmacies in Jeju
There are many pharmacies in Jeju. They usually carry the Korean sign “약” or “약국.” Pharmacies here sell both prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. Medicines that can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription include digestives, nutrients, vitamin, aminopyrine and some cold medicines. Medications including antibiotics, hormonal drugs and pain killers for serious symptoms can only be purchased with a prescription.
Foreigners are advised to inform their doctor and pharmacist when they have any allergies. In addition, for those who were taking prescribed medication before entering Korea, it is recommended that they bring a sufficient supply and a copy of the prescription so as to conveniently continue taking the medication.
Report of Birth
To report the birth of a Korean-born child to foreign parents, foreigners should obtain a birth certificate from their embassy. After receiving the child’s passport, the foreign parent should apply for a status of stay within 30 days of the birth. The parent should submit documents including the parents’ foreign registration cards, birth certificate issued by the foreigner’s embassy, two photos of the newborn, and a fee of KRW50,000 to the jurisdictional immigration office.
Report of Death & Cremation
For repatriation of remains, foreigners should contact their embassy immediately. The embassy can help the foreigner return the remains of the deceased to his or her home country. In addition, the embassy can check all paperwork for correct translation, and authenticate the deceased person’s insurance. It can also contact his/her employer, or the Medical Referral Service (MRS), for further assistance.
For cremation, foreigners should submit documents including a death certificate, autopsy certificate, a confirmation note for death and a cremation certificate. Only original documents are accepted.