I have received a cryptic message from the British Embassy, saying 'an international driving permit is only valid from one year after the date of entry', and then offering to take around $50 to give me a paper which will entitle me to exchange the British license for a Korean one.
Now of course, I will do this if I must BUT as we are all only on one year visas, does this in fact mean so long as your IDP runs from or after the date of your new, one year visa, then all is well? I know many foreigners believe this is the case and it seems to fit what the embassy is saying, but I am not so sure.
I have been here 3 years now - do I need (by law) to get the Korean license, or can I merrily drive on the IDP, so long as it is valid?
Thanks in advance. Want to do the right thing but don't want to pay more taxes and fees unless absolutely necessary.