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Begin your path to success for your business in South Korea.

Your trusted partner to expand your business in South Korea.

Identify and assess your business

Determine the most suitable market entry method

Establish and support your market entry efforts

Your Business Needs are Our Priority

There are many considerations when setting up a business in South Korea and we are here to help you with every step in the process. From the requirements to set up an entity through to corporate services – such as accounting and finance, tax and treasure – to payroll, benefits and people advisory, we will work with you and your team to ensure compliance, and to help you maximize your productivity and profitability.

Corporate Secretarial Services

Accounting, Financial Administration, Reporting & Tax Services

Human Resources and Payroll Services

Employer of Record & Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Why Choose Vista Partners?

Vista Partners is a growing team of professionals who live and work in South Korea. We have a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements for setting up an entity and running a business in South Korea. Think of our team as an extension of your team when it comes to Corporate Secretarial, Accounting, Finance & Tax and Human Resource services.

While we have in-depth country experience, all of our communication with you is in English, making it easy to gather information and manage your day-to-day business requirements.

Local Network Expertise

Strong network of key industry contacts and strategic partners in South Korea, giving you a competitive edge in expanding your business successfully.

Proven Track Record

More than 500 successful market entries and expansion strategies.

Market Expertise

We understand the local market dynamics and can provide valuable insights to help your business thrive.

Language and Cultural Support

Helping you to build strong relationships and navigate cross-cultural challenges.

Customizable Solutions

Work closely with you to develop a comprehensive strategy that aligns with your business objectives.

Continuous Support

Ongoing support to ensure your long-term growth and sustainability in South Korea.

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Expanding Your Business Into Korea?

Thinking about expanding your business into Korea? Learn more about the cultural differences, benefits and challenges involved with entering this market.

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What is the business setup cost in South Korea?

The business setup costs in South Korea can vary depending on several factors, including the type of business entity you wish to establish and the specific requirements of your industry. Here are some general cost considerations for setting up a business in South Korea:​

  1. Registration Fees: When registering your business in South Korea, you will incur registration fees, which can vary depending on the type of entity. For example, registering a corporation (joint-stock company) typically involves higher fees compared to setting up a sole proprietorship or partnership.​

  2. Legal and Consulting Fees: It is advisable to seek legal and consulting services to ensure compliance with Korean laws and regulations. These services may include assistance with business registration, drafting legal documents, and obtaining necessary licenses or permits. The fees for such services can vary based on the complexity of your business requirements and the service provider.​

  3. Office Space and Utilities: Depending on your business needs, you may require office space, which entails costs such as rent, security deposits, and utility expenses. The cost will depend on factors like location, size, and facilities provided by the office space.​

  4. Capital Requirements: In some cases, there may be minimum capital requirements for certain types of businesses. This requirement varies depending on the industry and the business structure you choose.​

  5. Accounting and Taxation: You may need to hire an accountant or engage an accounting firm to handle your financial matters and ensure compliance with Korean tax regulations. The costs associated with accounting and taxation services will depend on the complexity of your business and the extent of services required.​

  6. Labor Costs: If you plan to hire employees in South Korea, it’s essential to consider labor costs, including salaries, social security contributions, and statutory benefits. The costs will depend on factors such as the skill level of the employees and industry standards.​

It’s important to note that these costs are general considerations, and the actual expenses may vary based on your specific business circumstances.

What are the documents required for corporations?

The following documents are needed for initial assessment of incorporation in South Korea:

  • Registry Certificate of the Parent Company ​

  • Business Registration or Business Permit of the Parent Company ​

  • Passport copy of the Parent Company’s Representative Director​

  • List of Shareholders or General Members of the Parent Company

How can your team help us understand the market in South Korea?

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in the Korean market. We provide in-depth market analysis, consumer insights, and competitive intelligence to help you understand the market dynamics, identify opportunities, and make informed business decisions.

What support do you provide post-market entry?

We provide ongoing support to help you sustain and grow your business in the Korean market. This includes a complete suite of back-office supports for corporate secretarial, accounting, tax, treasury, payroll and other general statutory requirements.

Do you have local connections and partnerships in South Korea?

Yes, we have a strong network of key industry contacts, strategic partners, and local stakeholders in South Korea. Our network allows us to connect you with potential clients, distributors, suppliers, and other relevant entities to facilitate your entry into the market.

Can you assist with language and cultural barriers?

Absolutely. Our team is fluent in both English and Korean, ensuring effective communication between you and local stakeholders. We also provide cultural guidance and insights to help you navigate cultural differences and build strong relationships with Korean partners.​

How long does the market expansion process typically take?

While the timeline for market expansion can fluctuate due to various elements, such as your business’s specific nature, the industry in which you operate, and prevailing market conditions, we typically see a duration of 4 to 8 weeks. We collaborate closely with you to establish a pragmatic timeline and key milestones, ensuring these are tailored to your unique objectives, making the process not just efficient, but also more appealing to your particular needs.

Yes, we provide guidance and support to ensure your business complies with relevant Korean laws and regulations. We help you navigate the legal landscape, obtain necessary permits or licenses, and address any compliance issues that may arise.​

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