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[Korea] Apply for K-ETA to Visit Korea

  • Date06/02/2021
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Photo: Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (Credit: Ministry of Justice)

The K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) application process is operating a trial run for four months from May 3 to August 31.

The K-ETA application allow visitors from the 112 previously visa-free countries to receive access to travel by submitting personal and travel related information on the K-ETA website or mobile app prior to boarding.

During this trial period, application is not mandatory however visitors are encouraged to use the new system as the 10,000 won fee is waived and the issued K-ETA pass will be valid for 2 years.

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K-ETA, Korea Electronic Travel Authorization Application

Trial period:
May 3 – August 31, 2021
* Official operations start September 1, 2021
* Registration during the trial period is not mandatory, however the 10,000 won fee is waived and the issued K-ETA pass will be valid for 2 years.
Countries: Total of 112 countries (66 countries from the visa exemption agreement and 46 visa-free countries)
* Due to COVID-19, applications are limited to 21 countries* and business related travelers from visa-free countries
* United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominica, Barbados, Venezuela, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Malta, Ireland, Guyana, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia, Guam, New Caledonia, Palau
* Priority entry applicants will use both previous visa issuance methods and K-ETA
Application: K-ETA website (www.k-eta.go.kr) (Korean, English) or access the mobile app (K-ETA) and apply 24 hours prior to boarding
* For group travelers, a representative can apply for up to 30 people
Fee: ~10,000 won
* Additional taxes may differ by country, use a credit or debit card for payment
* Valid for two years and exempt from filling out an entry form
Preparation materials: Valid passport, e-mail address, fee, photo ID
Video application guide: www.youtube.com
* Videos available in Korean, English, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, German, French, Thai
1330 Korea Travel Hotline:
+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of the Ministry of Justice

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