Visa Requirements for South Korea

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Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 94 countries can travel to South Korea without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

eVisa

Passport holders for 45 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to South Korea.

  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa3 MonthsBelgian citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 days
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    eVisa30 days
  • British Virgin Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysBruneian citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysBulgarian citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa6 monthsKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • Cayman Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysK-ETA (Korean Electronic Travel Authorization) starting from September 1, 2021.
  • eVisa30 daysCypriot citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
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    eVisa90 daysCzech citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysDanish citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • Falkland Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa30 days
  • Faroe Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa90 daysDanish citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysDanish citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysChinese citizens of Hong Kong can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysJapanese citizens of can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It's illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysMalaysian citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysMoroccan citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • eVisa90 days90 days within any 180 day period
  • eVisa90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021 need K-ETA with the fee of 10,000 won.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021 need K-ETA with the fee of 10,000 won.
  • eVisa90 daysSingaporean citizens can enter South Korea up to 90 days without a visa.
    A K-ETA application can be completed up to 24 hours before boarding a flight. It will be valid for two years.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa90 daysTaiwanese citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though you should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. You must also have an onward or return ticket. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    You must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free. You can complete your K-ETA application up to 24 hours before boarding your flight and it will be valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa90 daysKorea K-ETA required since September 2021 with a fee of 10,000 KRW per person.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa90 daysBritish citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though they should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. An onward or return ticket is mandatory. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    One must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free, which can be completed up to 24 hours before boarding a flight, and is valid for two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • United States Virgin Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021 need K-ETA with the fee of 10,000 won.
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021 need K-ETA with the fee of 10,000 won.

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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