Visa

Visa Information

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming.
However, nationals of 115 countries(as specified below) who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to a mutual visa-waiver agreement (69 countries, Table 1) or in accordance with principles of reciprocity and national interest (47 countries, Table 2).

[Table 1] Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements (as of Feb 21, 2018)

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.

Country / Period (days)
Asia
Bangladesh / 90 Israel / 90 Kazakhstan / 30
Malaysia / 90 Pakistan / 3 month Singapore / 90
Thailand / 90 Turkey / 90 United Arab Emirates / 90
America
Antigua and Barbuda / 90 Barbados / 90 Brazil / 90
Chile / 90 Columbia / 90 Costa Rica / 90
Dominica / 90 Dominican Republic / 90 El Salvador / 90
Grenada / 90 Guatemala / 90 Heiti / 90
Jamaica / 90 Mexico / 3 month Nicaragua / 90
Panama / 90 Peru / 90 Saint Kitts Nevis / 90
Saint Lucia / 90 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines / 90 Surinam / 90
The Bahamas / 90 Trinidad Tobago / 90 Uruguay / 90
Venezuela / 90    
Europe
Austria / 90 Belgium / 3 month Bulgaria / 90
Denmark / 90 Estonia / 90 Finland / 90
France / 90 Germany / 90 Greece / 3 month
Hungary / 90 Iceland / 90 Ireland / 90
Italy / 90 Latvia / 90 Lichtenstein / 3 month
Lithuania / 90 Luxembourg / 3 month Malta / 90
Netherlands / 3 month Norway / 90 Poland / 90
Portugal / 60 Romania / 90 Russia / 60
Slovakia / 90 Spain / 90 Sweden / 90
Switzerland / 3 month The Czech Republic / 90 The united Kingdom / 90
Africa & Oceania
Lesotho / 60 Liberia / 90 Morocco / 90
Tunisia / 30 New Zealand / 3 month  

[Table 2] Countries of Regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest

Considering international convention, mutuality doctrine, national profit and other such factors, certain countries are granted visa-free entry permissions (as of March 1, 2017).

Country / Period (days)
Asia
Bahrain / 90 Brunei / 30 Hong Kong / 90
Japan / 90 Kuwait / 90 Macao / 90
Oman / 30 Qatar / 30 Saudi Arabia / 30
Taiwan / 90    
Oceania
Australia / 90 Fiji / 30 Guam / 30
Kiribati / 30 Micronesia / 30 Marshall Islands / 30
Nauru / 30 New Caledonia / 30 Palau / 30
Samoa / 30 Solomon Islands / 30 Tuvalu / 30
Tonga / 30    
North America
Canada / 6 month United States / 90  
South America
Argentina / 30 Ecuador / 90 Guyana / 30
Honduras / 30 Paraguay / 30  
Europe
Albania / 30 Andorra / 30 Croatia / 90
Cyprus / 30 Monte Negro / 30 Monaco / 30
San Marino / 30 Serbia / 90 Slovenia / 90
Vatican / 30 Bosnia-Herzegovina / 30  
Africa
Botswana / 30 Egypt / 30 Seychelles / 30
South Africa / 30 Swaziland / 30 Mauritius / 30
If you need any documents for visa issuance, please contact the secretariat by 21 Sep 2018.