North Korea

Living and
Working in North Korea

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Albert Chevalier

"Finding international contacts in Pyongyang was difficult, but with InterNations I quickly connected to the expat community."

Marina Salgado

"InterNations helped me getting to know other expat woman. I really helped me to settle in Pyongyang. What a great plattform."

Working and living in North Korea with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in North Korea? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Pyongyang, Chongjin or some other international North Korean city?

The expat relocation to North Korea is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the coastlines of the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan, getting to know how North Korean folks celebrate the Arirang mass games, or acquiring a taste for North Korea’s popular dishes like kim chi…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in North Korea. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Dominican Republic to living in Taiwan.

Top Articles in the North Korea Expat Guide

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Reliable Information about living and working in North Korea

Relocating to and living in North Korea necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of North Korean expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in North Korea: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to North Korean income tax law?ʺ, ʺWill we be able to have access to Western media during our stay?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Pyongyang?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a North Korean residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in North Korea is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for North Korea is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in North Korea. Various topics are covered in our North Korea Expat Guide from food and shopping, to health-care or education and children, up to local organisations & companies. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWill our travel be restricted or supervised?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside North Korea? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Qatar or living in Bahrain!

From international bookstores to social clubs for expats –
Advice on living and working in North Korea

In addition, our expat listings for North Korea include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like international bookstores or social clubs for expats. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in North Korea. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Hwangyong-hamnida among our InterNations members living and working in North Korea.

Albert Chevalier

"Finding international contacts in Pyongyang was difficult, but with InterNations I quickly connected to the expat community."

Marina Salgado

"InterNations helped me getting to know other expat woman. I really helped me to settle in Pyongyang. What a great plattform."

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