Visa Requirements for Entering South Korea

Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
Electronic travel authorization
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Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Visitor visa suspended

Mandatory

Visitor visa suspended

South Korea has suspended the issuance of visitor visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Visitor visa

Mandatory

Visitor visa

Travelers need a visa to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers visiting South Korea. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate or visa center before traveling.
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Electronic travel authorization

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Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit South Korea for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering South Korea must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 2 years. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Transit visa

Mandatory

Transit visa

Travelers need a visa to transit through South Korea. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers transiting through South Korea. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate or visa center before traveling.
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