Your first port of arrival into the Republic of Korea will be at the Incheon International Airport, located approximately 50km west of Seoul.
After securing your baggage and processing through customs behind baggage carousel #1 or #23 Terminal 1 (Carousel 9 and 10 East side Terminal 2) you will want to report to the USFK Joint Reception Desk near Exit 1 at Terminal 1 or gate 6 at Terminal 2. There you will be taken by bus to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek to in-process and report to your final duty station. DO NOT TAKE A TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT! Taking a taxi from the airport can run in the hundreds of dollars, while the USFK bus is free. Below are more specific details for you to breeze through the arrival process and be on your way to your duty station.
Pre-Arrival Preparation (On board the aircraft, prior to landing) Prepare all arrival documents to speed processing through Korean Immigration.
Military Personnel (PCS/TDY/Leave) will need the following items to clear Immigration:
- 1. A copy of your Assignment Orders - PCS Travelers Only
- 2. TDY travel authorization - TDY Travelers Only
- 3. Signed/Valid Leave Form - Ordinary Leave Travelers Only- USFK customs only process pax on official order (PCS OR TDY)
- 4. Valid Military ID Card
- 5. Korean Arrival Card - Completely filled out (Passport # = SSN, Occupation = MIL, Purpose of Visit - Business, Address in Korea - 19th HRC, USAG-Humphreys
- 6. Korean Customs Declaration Card (issued on the Plane)
Civilian Personnel (DoD Civilians/Family on PCS/Leave/TDY) will need the following items to clear Immigration:
- 1. Valid Passport
- 2. Korean Arrival Card - Completely filled out
- 3. Korean Customs Declaration Card (issued on the Plane)
After Landing and Disembarking the Aircraft / Korean Immigration
After disembarking from the aircraft, follow the signs towards Immigration. Once you arrive at the Immigration area, stand in a line for Non-Korean Citizens. Ensure that you have all of the above documentation completed and readily available. Remove any hats and/or sunglasses you may be wearing. Provide the Immigration Officer with the following items:
- 1. Military ID Card or Passport for Dependents/Civilians
- 2. PCS Orders (completed unfolded) or other travel documents, if not traveling in a PCS status.
- 3. Completed Korean Arrival Card.
- 4. PCS Army Service Members do not use their passport. Only accompanied Family Members will present their passport.
The Immigration officer will return your Military ID/Passport and PCS Orders/Travel Documents. The Passport, if used, will be stamped with a 30 day tourist visa, unless an A-3 visa already exists.
Upon clearing Korean Immigration, note the location of the baggage claim area for your flight on the boards immediately following Immigration. Proceed down the stairs to the baggage carousel for your flight to retrieve your luggage.
Baggage Claim / Customs Inspection
In most cases you will have processed through Immigration before your baggage has made it into the baggage claim area. Acquire a wheeled baggage cart (free for use within the airport) to easily transport your baggage throughout the airport. While waiting for your baggage you may be approached by USFK Reception personnel Korean Service Corp. (KSC) directing you to the appropriate USFK Customs inspection station after you have retrieved your luggage.
Do NOT proceed through the Korean Customs station. Instead, head to the USFK Customs inspections area. (Behind baggage carousel #1 and #23 Terminal 1/ Carousel 9 and 10 East side Terminal 2).
Turn over the Korean Customs Declaration Card (issued on the Plane) to the USFK Customs Officer. If you are declaring items in your Unaccompanied Baggage and/or Household Goods shipments, you will be required to fill out an additional USFK Form 96-EK form at that time. Your baggage may be inspected by the Customs Officers. Please remember to be courteous, as they are doing their job to keep you safe.
**This is mandatory for all PCS personnel and is a requirement under the USFK Status of Forces Agreement with Korea**
Arrival Hall / Transportation
After clearing USFK Customs, proceed into the arrival hall. You will be exiting through either Arrival Gates A-B (for code-share flights) or Arrival Gates E-F (for US flights). Proceed through the arrival hall to the far right end. You are looking for the USFK Joint Reception Desk near Exit 1 at Terminal 1. At Terminal 2, you will find uniformed 19th HRC personnel at Exit 6 next to the 7/11. At either the USFK desk at Terminal 1 or at gate 6 at Terminal 2, 19th HRC personnel will gain accountability of inbound personnel, sign your DA-31, and get you onto a bus to Camp Humphreys (approximately 1.5 hour drive). All Army PCS Personnel and Families will spend the first 5 to 8 days at Camp Humphreys.
Soldiers and Family Members that are just arriving to Korea will need two forms of PHOTO ID to enter any Military Post/Base.
All PCS personnel will ride the Camp Humphreys PCS Bus regardless of rank unless pre-coordinated with 19th HRC leadership.
19th HRC Front Desk at Camp Humphreys:
Calling from the US: 011-82-503-357-2387
If you encounter any difficulty while navigating the airport, seek assistance at the Airport Information Desks where personnel have maps and can guide you on your way.
Do NOT, under any circumstances take a Korean taxi or other transportation from Incheon International Airport unless it has been cleared through the USFK Joint Reception desk first. Korean taxis can run into the hundreds of dollars for travel to U.S. installations, but they will only drop you off at the gate because they are not authorized entry onto U.S. Military installation in Korea.
All accompanied service members, SGM, CW5, and CSL O5 and above are encouraged to make reservations at Humphreys Lodge. All unaccompanied E7, CW4, O5 and below will be provided transient quarters for inprocessing.
Osan Air Base and Kunsan Air Base personnel will utilize the Osan Services bus or the Wolfpack Wheels for onward transportation to their respective installations. Inbound personnel stationed at Osan or Kunsan will be met by their sponsors at the bus terminal.
|Camp Humphreys to Incheon Airport|
|Incheon Airport to Camp Humphreys|
|Incheon Airport||T1 Arrival Time||0820||1320||1720||1820||2020||2220|
|T1 Departure Time||0830||1330||1730||1830||2030||2230|
|T2 Arrival Time||0845||1345||1745||1845||2045||2245|
|T2 Departure Time||0900||1400||1800||1900||2100||2300|
Osan Air Base
|Incheon Airport to Osan Air Base - $35.00 per person for official travel (reimbursable), $15.00 per person for Ordinary Leave|
|Leave||Incheon - Exit 14A||0830||1000||1430||1600||1830||2000||2230|
|This service is provided seven days a week. |
NOTE: A taxi trip to Osan AFB from Incheon International Airport could cost as much as $100 one-way.
Kunsan Air Base
|Incheon Airport to Kunsan Air Base - $25.00 per person (E-4 and below), $27.50 for E-5 and above [$51.50 for PCS/TDY travel]|
|Leave||Incheon - Exit 14A||0830||1930||2330|
|This service is provided seven days a week. |
NOTE: A taxi trip to Kunsan AFB from Incheon International Airport could cost as much as $200 one-way.