Important information on traveling to the South Korea

A foreigner who plans to enter the Korea has to meet the entry requirements as below:

  • You must possess a valid passport.

    Immigration officials will reject your entry if you present him/her an expired or fake/false passport.

  • You must possess a valid visa.

    You must enter before the expiry date of your visa. Moreover, immigration officials may reject your entry if your Visa type does not match with your entry purpose.

Countries whose nationals hold a diplomatic, official or ordinary passport may enter Korea without a visa.

  • Asia : Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan

  • North America : United States of America, Canada

  • Europe : Germany F.R, United kingdom



Helpful Hints & Applying for Your Visa

  • Review the Korea Visa Portal for changes to the Visa process that may affect you.

  • Apply for your Visa as early as possible and at least 30 days prior to your departure date. Make this a priority.

  • If you already have a Visa, check the expiration date to make sure it will not expire before your trip is completed.