Visa Requirements for South Korea

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Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 117 countries can travel to South Korea without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.


Passport holders for 21 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to South Korea.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at South Korea, passport holders of 89 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of South Korea. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Special Conditions

Special conditions are impossed to passport holders of 1 country in order to travel to South Korea. These special requirements are often more time-consuming and may not be granted to every traveler.

  • Special RequirementsNationals of either Koreas seeking to visit the other must submit the North/South Korea visitation verification certificate and the Departure card to the Immigration Officer at the immigration port and go through immigration inspection.

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