Visa Requirements for North Korean Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of North Korea

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Visa Not Required

6 destinations allow visa-free entry to North Korean citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 18 destinations for passport holders of North Korea.

eVisa

North Korean passport allows entry to 15 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 11 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of North Korea.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival120 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalMay apply online.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

140 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of North Korea. This requirement may be waived off if North Korean citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

Special Conditions

In order to trave to 1 destination, passport holders of North Korea must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • 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.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between North Korea and 1 destination have imposed restrictions in traveling to North Korea.

  • Entry RefusedJapan has banned North Korean citizens from entering as part of sanctions against North Korea imposed by the Government of Japan, since February 2016.

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