Visa Information

 

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korea visa before visiting. However, people of countries below who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa.

  • Designated visa-free entry

    • Considering international convention, mutuality doctrine, national profit and other such factors, certain countries are granted visa-free entry permissions.
    • Nationals of the following countries are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visitation
      Exceptions: Canada is allowed up to 6 months, and United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, and Japan are allowed up to 90 days.
    • Countries that are granted visa-free entry for diplomatic, government official, and general passport holders
Continent Countries/ regions
Asia Macao(90 days), Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Arab Emirates, Oman, Japan (90 days), Qatar, Taiwan(90 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Kuwait(90 days), Bahrain [11 countries]

for only diplomatic and government official passport holders: Indonesia, Lebanon [2 countries]

North America United States(90 days), Canada (6 months) [2 countries]
South America Guyana, Argentina, Ecuador(90),Paraguay, Honduras [5 countries]
Europe Monaco, Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Cyprus, San Marino, Serbia(90), Montenegro, Slovenia (90 days), Andorra, Croatia(90) [11 countries]
Oceania Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Australia (90 days), Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, Tonga [13 countries]
Africa South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Swaziland, Egypt (5 Countries)

 

  • Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements

    • Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they want to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose.
    • => Find Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements with Korea

 

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