For Canadian Citizens:
Canadian citizens are exempt from obtaining visas for tourism, visiting, or business (without any employment activities) for up to 6 months. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry and at the discretion of the immigration officer. Admitted individuals do not need to complete the Alien Registration process during their stay. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in employment activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa.
|Asia||Macau(90 days), Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Japan (90 days), Qatar, Taiwan, Hong Kong (90 days), Kuwait, BAHRAIN(90 days) [12 countries]|
|North America||United States(90 days), Canada (6 months) [2 countries]|
|South America||Guyana, Guatemala, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay [6 countries]|
|Europe||Monaco, Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Cyprus, San Marino, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia (90 days), Andorra, Croatia [11 countries]|
|Oceania||Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Australia (90 days), Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, Tonga [13 countries]|
|Africa||South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Swaziland, Egypt (5 Countries)|
※ Please read the visa guidelines carefully and if you have any additional questions, please visit the Republic of Korea’s visa-specific website at www.visa.go.kr. If you are not eligible for Tourist/Transit, you can search what kind of visa you need, as well as required documents and fees by your nationality, length of stay, and purpose of stay.
If you satisfy any of the following conditions, you can travel to or transit through Korea without a visa. You will be able to stay for up to 30 days in Korea.
1) Transit Tourists Travelling to a Third Country
-> Most Chinese nationalities residing in Canada belong to this category.
Simply put, if you have a visa (study permit, work permit, permanent residency, etc.) from United States, Japan, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you can transit through & stay in Korea for 30 days, but Korea may NOT be your final destination.
* exceptions: e-visa or Japanese group visa
Okay: Canada -> Korea -> China OR China -> Korea -> Canada
NOT Okay: Canada -> China -> Korea OR Canada -> Korea
2) Transit Tourists Travelling to Europe
You are a Chinese traveller holding a valid visa (including permanent residency) of 30 European countries as well as an airplane ticket to your final destination
※ If there is a direct flight from the respective countries, a passenger must use that flight to come to Korea.
3) Transit Tourists
You participate in the Transfer Tourism Program for a third country or the country of nationality, and transit through Korea.
Person planning to visit Jeju Island for tour or transit within 30 days will be able to enter Korea without visa.
Should you be unable to find the answers to your questions in regards to your visit to Korea either above or at www.visa.go.kr, please contact the Korean Consulate or Embassy responsible for your jurisdiction.
1. Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ottawa(오타와 대사관)
2. Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto(토론토 총영사관)
3. Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Montreal(몬트리올 총영사관)
4. Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver(밴쿠버 총영사관)
If you need to contact an immigration office in Korea, a Customs Office or Quarantine center, please find the contact information below:
|Incheon Airport||(032)740-7013, (032)740-7030|
|Gimhae Airport||(051)972-1610, (051)972-1615|