Pay your bills at the bank machine in Korea

I have finally mastered the art of paying my bills at the bank machine by myself. Hold the applause, it only took me about 4 years.

There are loads of ways you can pay your bills in Korea. Just to make it clear, I’m actually talking about my gas and electricity bill, nothing else. Some 7-11’s, GS25’s and other convenience stores take payment. This is convenient if you work all day and can’t make it to the bank within the opening hours. (A list of these places are on the back of the bill)

To make life easier for everyone, I’ve decided to put the instructions and some terrifically bad pictures up here.

What you will need:

1. Gas and/or electricity bill

2. Bank card

wpid-1400826894950.jpgGo to the machine that looks similar to this one. Put in your card.

There are 5 options on the screen, all in Korean. You’ll be looking for the top one on the left. It’ll say 지로공과금 납부. Press this button. 

Then you should tear off the part of the bill that is demonstrated on the screen. Insert it in to the machine.It might say 공과금 투입구 

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If you have 2 bills simply insert them one after another. The amount should appear on the screen.

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Check that it is the correct amount and press 

Finally, it asks you to choose the type of receipt you want. One shows (I think) the total you have left in your account, the other doesn’t. Choose whichever you want. Just press 선택 under your chosen option.

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You will get your receipt and that’s it!

*Apologies for the terrible pictures
*Apologies for any mistakes in the Korean typing. If you spot some, let me know and I’ll fix them.

 

2 thoughts on “Pay your bills at the bank machine in Korea

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