In the Korean ID verification system (Korean Phone Number Verification), your passport information will not match your ARC information.
Any prepaid SIM card number (Activated using your passport) can’t be verified online for internet shopping or food delivery in Korea. You must update your ARC information with Kimchi Mobile Team.
You need a few required items before verifying your ID online in Korea.
[Required Items for ID online verification]
1. Valid ARC
2. Cell phone number with ARC registration (Passport activated prepaid number is not available)
3. Cell phone to receive a text message
Step 1. Check your name on your ARC
Check your name on the ARC. Your name must be in all caps.
You have to enter exactly the same as how your ARC appeared.
So that, you need to use your name in all caps when you type your name.
Step 2. Use your name correctly (must be in an appeared order)
In Korea, the last name always comes first and the first name next. So, you have to follow that Korean name order.
Also, because the Korean name does not have a middle name, you must put your middle name at the end.
ex) If your name is John Middle Doe. Then you have to put your name like
DOE JOHN MIDDLE.
Step 3. Select “알뜰폰”
If you are using Kimchi Mobile prepaid SIM card, you must select “알뜰폰”.
Kimchi mobile prepaid SIM card is the MVNO SIM which means it does not have a mobile network itself but borrows the wireless service from the network provider(such as SK, KT, LG U+).
Kimchi Mobile Prepaid SIM (before 2023) = LG U+ 알뜰폰 or SKT 알뜰폰
Kimchi Mobile Prepaid SIM (current 2023) = SKT 알뜰폰
For that reason, select ‘알뜰폰’ or ‘MVNO’ options and ‘select 알뜰폰 SKT or 알뜰폰 LG U+’ for the next options.
Step 3. Enter your personal information
1. Type your name in all caps, and make sure it must be the same as written on your ARC
2. Enter your ARC number (주민등록번호 = ARC Number)
3. Select “LG U+ 알뜰폰 or SKT 알뜰폰” for Kimchi Mobile Prepaid SIM card
4. Enter your cell phone number
5. Press “인증번호 요청” – Verification SMS request
Step 4. Enter the verification text message
After entering your text message verification code, your online ID verification is completed.
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