Foreign nationals entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa issued by the Korean embassy or consular offices in their country. However, citizens from many countries are now permitted visa-free entry for a limited period under certain conditions. In order to check whether you are allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact a Korean embassy or consular office in your country or visit the following websites to confirm.
Example of Entry Visa to Korea
Designated Countries & Regions Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea (Listed countries without a specified period have a limit of 90 days)
- Countries with visa-free entry for general passport holders [Table1]
|Asia||Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Brunei (30 Days), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand|
|Americas||United States, Canada (6 Months), Guyana (30 Days), Guatemala, Grenada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Argentina, Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras (30 Days), Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, Paraguay (30 Days), Peru|
|Europe||Andorra (30 Days), Monaco (30 Days), San Marino (30 Days), Cyprus (30 Days), Albania (30 Days), Croatia, Slovenia, Vatican (30 Days), Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 Days), Serbia, Montenegro (30 Days), Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia (60 Days / 90 Days total within a 180 day-period), Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Malta, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan (30 Days), Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary|
|Oceania||Australia (30 Days), Guam (30 Days), Fiji (30 Days), Nauru (30 Days), Palau (30 Days), Kiribati (30 Days), Marshall Islands (30 Days), Solomon Islands (30 Days), Micronesia (30 Days), Samoa (30 Days), Tuvalu (30 Days), Tonga (30 Days), New Zealand|
|Africa & Middle East||Republic of South Africa (30 Days), Mauritius (30 Days), Seychelles (30 Days), Swaziland (30 Days), Botswana, Morocco, Saudi Arabia (30 Days), Arab Emirates, Oman (30 Days), Qatar (30 Days), Kuwait, Bahrain (30 Days), Liberia, Lesotho (60 Days), Israel, Tunisia (30 Days)|
- Countries with visa-free entry for diplomatic & official passport holders [Table 2]
* Official passport refers to those issued to government employees for official business
|Diplomatic & Official||Indonesia (30 Days), Lebanon (30 Days), Gabon, Bolivia, Ukraine, Laos, Cyprus, Armenia, Japan, Mozambique, Argentina, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan (30 Days), China (30 Days), Mongolia, Algeria, Cape Verde, Myanmar, Angola (30 Days), Cambodia (60 Days), Vanuatu, Oman, Croatia, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan (30 Days), Benin, Ecuador (Diplomatic: Duration of mission / Official: 3 Months), Tajikistan, Vietnam, Iran (3 Months), Paraguay, Belarus, Egypt, Pakistan (3 Months), Belize, India, Philippines (Unlimited)|
|Diplomatic only||Jordan, Uzbekistan (60 Days), Turkmenistan (30 Days)|
Visa-Free Entry to Jeju-do
- Applicable countries: Citizens from all countries not included in the Visa-Free tables above, excluding the 24 countries below, who travel directly to Jeju International Airport or Jeju International Passenger Terminal with the purpose of tourism.
* Excluded countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Macedonia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Cuba, Palestine, Gambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Egypt
- Duration of stay: 30 Days
- Allowed region: Jeju-do
- Conditions of entry: Travelers must take planes or ferries with direct routes to Jeju-do
- Korea Immigration Service: +82-2-1345 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mongolian, Filipino, Burmese, Cambodian, Bengali, Nepali, Urdu, Sinhala)
- 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
This page was last updated on July 19, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.