[GENERAL INFORMATION OF VISA GUIDELINE]
Before you apply for a visa, please read this page "General Information of Visa Guideline" first. After you read this page, click the visa category which you are applying for and prepare the required documents.
● INFORMATION ON VISA-FREE ENTRY FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS
From 2022.04.01, Canadian passport holders are eligible for visa-free entry for a short-term visit up to 180days. You must apply a K-ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) and get approval in advance. Please read the post about K-eta → "Click"
● VISA APPLICANTS
If you are not a resident of our jurisdiction (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Northwest Territories), please contact and apply through the embassy or consulate present in your jurisdiction.
● HOW FAR IN ADVANCE TO APPLY?
From the date of visa issue, regular visas have a 3 months window for the visa holder to enter Korea. That window will expire after 3 months as indicated on the visa. If that period has passed, your visa is no longer valid, and you will need to re-apply with all relevant required documents. Please do not apply too far in advance. We recommend applying about a month prior to your intended departure date as our regular processing time is approximately 14 business days and to give yourself some extra time in case your visa is delayed due to heavy volume of application or if we require any additional documents or interview from you.
● HOW TO APPLY FOR VISA (ONLINE RESERVATION OR MAIL-IN)
● VISA PORTAL SITE (CHECKING YOUR VISA STATUS, PRINTING OUT VISA GRANT NOTICE)
● INFORMATION FOR LONT-TERM VISA HOLDERS
Please visit the Korean Immigration Service Office within 90days of your arrival in Korea to register for it.
● VISA FEES
▪ Canadian Citizens
● TELEPHONE INQUIRIES
o Please note that the Korean Consulate receives an extreme number of inquiries by phone and e-mail.