Korea Visas

  • Foreign nationals are required to have a valid passport (at least 6 months validity) and a Korea visa.
  • However, many are now permitted visa-free for a limited period under certain conditions following the "Citizens of the Countries under the Visa Exemption Agreement.”
  • Any visitor from a country that has no diplomatic relations or special visa exemption with Korea should obtain an entry visa before coming to Korea.
  • You are recommended to contact a Korean Embassy in each country to check the necessary documents for visa issuance and apply for visa at least one month before your departure for Korea as it may take time to acquire the visa.

Related site: 

Korea Visa Portal Click

[Table1] Countries under Visa Exemption Agreements
ex) Country/Period(days)

Asia and Oceania
  • Bangladesh / 90
  • New Zealand / 90
  • Singapore / 90
  • Thailand / 90
   
Americas
  • Antigua and Bahamas / 90
  • Barbados / 90
  • Barbuda / 90
  • Brazil / 90
  • Chile / 90
  • Colombia / 90
  • Common wealth of Dominica / 90
  • Costa Rica / 90
  • Dominican Republic / 90
  • El Salvador / 90
  • Grenada / 90
  • Guatemala / 90
  • Haiti / 90
  • Jamaica / 90
  • Mexico / 90
  • Nicaragua / 90
  • Panama / 90
  • Peru / 90
  • St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines / 90
  • St. Lucia / 90
  • Surinam / 90
  • Venezuela / 90
  • Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Europe
  • Austria / 90
  • Belgium / 90
  • Bulgaria / 90
  • Czech Republic / 90
  • Denmark / 90
  • Estonia / 90
  • Finland / 90
  • France / 90
  • Greece / 90
  • Germany / 90
  • Hungary / 90
  • Iceland / 90
  • Ireland / 90
  • Italy / 60
  • Latvia / 90
  • Liechtenstein / 90
  • Lithuania / 90
  • Luxembourg / 90
  • Malta / 90
  • Netherlands / 90
  • Norway / 90
  • Poland / 90
  • Portugal / 60
  • Romania / 90
  • Slovak Republic / 90
  • Spain / 90
  • Sweden / 90
  • Switzerland / 90
  • United Kingdom / 90
Middle East and Africa
  • Israel / 90
  • Lesotho / 60
  • Liberia / 90
  • Morocco / 90
  • Turkey / 90
  • Tunisia / 30
 

[Table2] Countries or Regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest
ex) Country/Period(days)

Asia and Oceania
  • Australia / 90
  • Brunei / 30
  • Fiji / 30
  • Guam / 30
  • Hong Kong / 90
  • Japan / 90
  • Kiribati / 30
  • Macao / 90
  • Marshall Islands/ 30
  • Micronesia / 30
  • Nauru / 30
  • New Caledonia / 30
  • Palau / 30
  • Solomon Islands / 30
  • Samoa / 30
  • Taiwan / 30
  • Tonga / 30
  • Tuvalu / 30
Americas
  • Argentina / 30
  • Canada / 180
  • Ecuador / 30
  • Guyana / 30
  • Honduras / 30
  • Paraguay / 30
  • Uruguay / 30
  • United States / 90
 
Europe
  • Albania / 30
  • Andorra / 30
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina / 30
  • Croatia / 90
  • Cyprus / 30
  • Monaco / 30
  • Montenegro / 30
  • San Marino / 30
  • Serbia / 30
  • Slovenia / 90
  • Vatican / 30
Middle East and Africa
  • Egypt / 30
  • Kuwait / 30
  • Mauritius / 30
  • Oman / 30
  • Qatar / 30
  • Republic of South Africa / 30
  • Saudi Arabia / 30
  • Swaziland / 30
  • United Arab emirates / 30
  • Seychelles / 30
  • Yemen / 30

Invitation letter

Printing the invitation letter from “My Page”

Participants who completed payment are able to download the invitation letter from the “MY PAGE” of the website.

Original Copy of the Invitation Letter (Notarized Invitation Letter)

Registration does not guarantee the applicant a visa.
If you need an original invitation letter for a visa or any other reason, please email the secretariat with the request form.
The original invitation letter will be available ONLY to those who have completed registration payment.
For the international mailing service, USD 60 will be charged.
If you are not sure whether you need an original invitation letter for visa issuance, please check with the Korean Embassy in your country.