Information for Visa Application
Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they want to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose.
(up to 90 days
|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 (90 days within 180 days), 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, Mozambique
|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)
Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan (30 days)
※ Russia (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
|Israel, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia (30 days), Lesotho (60 days), United Arab Emirates|
- Considering international convention, mutuality doctrine, national profit and other such factors, certain countries are granted visa-free entry permissions. (1 March 2017. Currently, 48 countries)
- Nationals of the following countries are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visitation.
* Exceptions: Canada is allowed up to 6 months, and United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, and Japan are allowed up to 90 days.
- Countries that are granted visa-free entry for diplomatic, government official, and general passport holders ↓
|Continents||Countries / Regions|
|Asia||Macao (90 days), Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Japan (90 days), Qatar, Taiwan (90 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Kuwait (90 days), Bahrain [10 countries]|
|North America||United States (90 days), Canada (6 months) [2 countries]|
|South America||Guyana, Argentina, Ecuador (90 days), Paraguay, Honduras [5 countries]|
|Europe||Monaco, Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Cyprus, San Marino, Serbia (90 days), Montenegro, Slovenia (90 days), Andorra, Croatia (90 days) [11 countries]|
|Oceania||Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Australia (90 days), Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, Tonga [13 countries]|
|Africa||South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Swaziland, Egypt [5 Countries]|
- Countries that are granted visa-free entry for diplomatic and government official passport holders (2 countries) ↓
|Continents||Countries / Regions|
- An agreement was made between Korean and Japanese governments on March 1st, 2006 in the interest of reciprocity and encouraging individual interchanges between Korea and Japan. Based on this agreement, nationals of both countries whose purpose of travel is short term visit or tourism are granted visa exemption, so long as the following conditions are met.
- Duration of stay: Up to 90 days
- Purpose: Tourism, business, attendance of a conference, private visit (relatives, friends, etc), or any such non-profit activities.
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