1.Visitors who plan to stay in Korea for longer than 90 days must obtain a visa before entering Korea.
2.Nationals of those countries or regions with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without a visa, on the condition that they do not engage in remunerative activities during their stay.
Canadians can enter the Republic of Korea without a visa for a stay of up to six months.
Countries under visa exemption agreement
1st February 2015
103 countries(up to 90 daysunless noticed otherwise)
Turkmenistan (30 days),,Uzbekistan (60 days)
Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan (30 days), Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin,,Cambodia (60 days), China (30 days), Cyprus, Croatia, Ecuador (Diplomatic: as needed for work,performance, Official: 3 months), Egypt, Gabon, India, Iran (3 months),,Japan (3 months), Kuwait, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan (3 months), Paraguay, the,Philippines (Unlimited), Ukraine,,Uruguay, Vietnam, Moldova(90 days within 180,days), Tajikistan, Georgia,Myanmar, Bolivia, Kyrgyz (30 days), Armenia,,Angola (30 days), Oman
Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Commonwealth of,Dominica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,,Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint,Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago,,Venezuela (Diplomatic/Official: 30 days, Ordinary: 90 days), Uruguay
[Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 26 Schengen countries)],,Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Belgium, Czech Republic, France,,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg,,Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (60days), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland※,Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (90 days within 180 days)
[Non-Schengen countries] Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan※,Russia (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)