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Notice Mandatory K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) from 1st Sept 2021 (Updated 2022.5.4)

DATE
2022-05-04

K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization)

o From Sep 2021, nationals of visa waiver countries and designated visa-free countries MUST obtain ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) before entering The Republic of Korea.





K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea, by submitting relevant information online such as their travel information.
Purpose of travel should be tourism, visiting a family member, participating in events or meetings, or commercial business (excluding pursuit of profit).
Starting 1st September 2021, K-ETA is Mandatory for all foreigners entering Korea from visa waiver countries and visa-free countries. (Ireland included) All foreigners without either a K-ETA or a valid Visa will not be permitted to board a plane to Korea. (You do not need a K-ETA if you have a valid visa)


List of Available Countries from May 1st 2022 : 102 countries (Ireland is included)

 


50 Eligible Countries for K-ETA

Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guam, Guyana, Holy See, Ireland,

Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Kitts-Nevis,

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom,

United States of America, Venezuela, Greece, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany,

Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden,

Spain, Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Singapore

 

Countries added as of April 1, 2022

Malaysia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Israel, Kazakhstan, Qatar,

Thailand, Turkey, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador, Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Tuvalu, Australia, Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Morocco, Mauritius, Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini, Tunisia

 

Countries added as of May 1, 2022

Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, Peru, New Zealand,



 Exceptions:

 ▷ Only UN passport holder, ABTC holder, USFK service member, aircraft and ship crew member, transfer passenger, Jeju Island travellers using a direct flight to Jeju Island are not required to apply for K-ETA.


 ▷ Diplomatic or official passport holders, dependents of USFK members and civilian components need to apply for K-ETA. However, if they obtain prior approval for K-ETA exemption from Ministry of Justice through official request from relevant organizations, they would be exempted from K-ETA application.





 

10 Countries Currently Suspended for K-ETA

Asia (4)

Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Americas (1)

Grenada

Oceania (5)

Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tonga

 


 


How to apply
- You can apply for your K-ETA at the official K-ETA website www.k-eta.go.kr (PC and mobile app)
- You must apply for K-ETA at least 24 hours before boarding your flight or ship bound to the Republic of Korea.
   * Your application may be filled out by proxy.
   * You can apply for up to 30 people at once.



Items to prepare
- valid passport, credit card(for fee payment), email address, recent profile photo

Check the result
- You can check the result within 72 hours of application either via email or on the website.

Period of validity
- The period of validity is 2 years from the date of authorization.

Fees
- The fee is 10,000 KRW (approximately $9-10, Additional fee excluded).


Re-application
- Please note that the information entered cannot be modified once the application is submitted. You must re-apply for K-ETA even if your current K-ETA is still valid, in case you entered incorrect information or the information you entered changed, such as your name, sex, date of birth, nationality, passport information (passport number or expiration date), criminal history, and infectious disease information.


Exempt from arrival card
- Those who have the authorized K-ETA are exempted from filling out the arrival card upon arrival. 

 

Information and Inquiry

- K-ETA is NOT a visa. K-ETA approval does not guarantee admission of the Republic of Korea; a Korea Immigration Service officer at the port of entry will have the final determiniation. -Since K-ETA center is not in charge of Quarantine, please contact the department in charge for detailed information on the quarantine requirements. (☏1339)


- Visit the official K-ETA website at www.k-eta.go.kr for more details.
- For questions, use  ‘Ask Us’ on the website (Available in Korean, English, Russian, and Thai)


----IMPORTANT ALERT!----

Non-official Websites for K-ETA Application

  • Recently, non-official K-ETA application websites were found to be charging more than the official fee. One website's price for the K-ETA application was even 20 times more than the official fee.
  • K-ETA can only be applied from the K-ETA official website(www.k-eta.go.kr) and mobile app(K-ETA). The Government of the Republic of Korea has not designated any application agencies for K-ETA.
  • The K-ETA fee is 10,000KRW (additional fee excluded) and does not charge any extra fees. Also, during the pilot project period from May 3 to August 31, application fee for K-ETA is waived.
  • If you have any questions on the K-ETA application procedure, pelase visit the K-ETA official website (www.k-eta.go.kr) - Notice - Questions (available in English, Russian, and Thai).
  • Please be extra cautious to avoid any financial damages or frauds due to non-official application agencies.



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