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Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 8:00am

South Korea, Georgia Ink License Deal

Department of Driver Services Commissioner, Rob Mikell, and Consul General of the Republic of South Korea, He Beom Kim, have signed an agreement exempting South Korean citizens from written and road tests when applying for Georgia licenses.

The Georgia General Assembly passed during the 2013 session allowing the commissioner of the Department of Driver Services to form agreements with officials from foreign countries that have business interests in the state.

Deal signed the bill into law May 1 at a Kia plant in West Point.

Officials say Georgia residents will be afforded the same privilege if they apply for driver's licenses in South Korea.

Among other things, the law requires applicants to be in either country legally, have valid licenses of an equal class, and to pass a vision screening.