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Applicants with a visa issuance number: Complete page 1 and write address, phone and email at the top of the page (Application for Visa For Those in Possession of Visa Issuance Confirmation).
All other applicants: Complete pages 2-6 (Application for Visa)
Application for Visas
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 up to six months.
Countries Under Visa Exemption Agreement
April 15, 2015
unless otherwise noted)
|Turkmenistan (30 days), Ukraine (90 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), Uzbekistan (60 days), 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 25 Schengen countries)]
Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (60 days), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
※ Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (90 days within 180 days)
Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan
※ Russia (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
|Israel, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia(30 days), Lesotho(60 days)|
※ Italy: Despite visa exemption for up to 60 days under agreement, the reciprocity principle allows a stay of up to 90 days from June 15, 2003.
※ Japan: Visa exemption for up to 90 days for ordinary passport holders based on exchange of note verbale. (Visa exemption agreement concluded for diplomatic and official passport holders)
Nationals of countries or regions allowed for visa-free entry
|Brunei (30 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Indonesia (diplomatic and official, 30 days),
Japan (90 days), Macau (90 days), Taiwan (90 days)
|Argentina (30 days), Canada (6 months), Ecuador (90days), Guyana (30 days),
Honduras (30 days), Paraguay (30 days), United States (90 days)
|Albania (30 days), Andora (30 days), Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 days), Croatia (90 days),
Cyprus (30 days), Monaco (30 days), Montenegro (30 days), San Marino (30 days),
Serbia (90 days), Slovenia (90 days), Vatican (30 days)
|Australia (90 days), Fiji (30 days), Guam (30 days), Kiribati (30 days),
Marshall Islands (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), Nauru (30 days), New Caledonia (30 days), Palau (30 days), Samoa (30 days), Solomon Islands (30 days), Tonga (30 days), Tuvalu (30 days)
|Bahrain (30 days), Egypt (30 days), Kuwait (30 days),
Lebanon (diplomatic and official 30 days), Mauritius (30 days), Oman (30 days),
Qatar (30 days), Saudi Arabia (30 days), Seychelles (30 days), South Africa (30 days), Swaziland (30 days), United Arab Emirates (30 days), Yemen (30 days)
※ Nationals of the above countries or regions are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visit.
- Exceptions: Nationals of Canada are allowed up to 6 months, and nationals of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Slovenia, and the United States are allowed up to 90 days.
3. Visa application should be made at Korean embassies or consulates abroad
4. Visa applicants are required to submit passport, application forms, a recent passport-size color photograph, and other relevant documents as determined by their status of stay.
5. Basic Visa Rates: please contact the Korean consulate before applying for a visa)
* Single entry visa for a stay of no more than 90 days: $40
* Single entry visa for a stay of more than 90 days: $60
* Multiple entry visa: $90
* Double entry visa: $70
※ The visa fee for citizens of the United States of America is $45 for all visas on the basis of reciprocity since the mutual agreement in 1994.
※ Visa Fee Exemptions (below)
|Countries or Regions||Visa Type|
|Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine||All visas (Regardless of period of stay)
※ For Ukranians, travel documents for children included
|Sweden||Visas with a period of stay of under 90 days|
|Barbados, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Peru||Visas with a period of stay of 91 days or more|
|Benin, Brazil, Cyprus, Guatemala, Paraguay, Romania, Uruguay, Mexico, Algeria||Visas issued to holders of diplomatic and official passports with a period of stay of 91 days or more|
|Mongolia||Visas issued to holders of ordinary passports for a stay of no more than 90 days
|Venezuela||Visas issued to holders of diplomatic and official passports for a stay of 31 days or more
|Philippines||Visas for a stay of no more than 59 days (temporary commercial or tourism purposes)|
|Australia||C-3-4 Visas for a stay of no more than 90 days (temporary commercial or tourism purposes)|
|Germany||D-2, D-4, D-7, D-8, D-9, E-7|
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