Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa assigned by overseas branch of Korean embassy or consular offices. However, many are now permitted visa-free for a limited period under certain conditions following the "Citizens of the Countries under the Visa Exemption Agreement" [See Tables 1]. In order to check whether you're allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact the Korean immigration offices or visit the following websites to confirm.
Specimen of entry visa to Korea
* For more information about countries, regions under visa exemption agreement, please click here to check the latest information. (English)
[Table 1] Designated Countries & Regions Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea
* Allowed to stay in Korea for 30 days only (unless otherwise specified below) for the purposes of tourism and visitation only.
|Asia||Japan (90 Days), Hong Kong (90 Days), Macao (90 Days), Taiwan (90 Days), Kuwait(90 Days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain (90 Days)|
|North America||United States (90 Days), Canada (6 Months)|
|South America||Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guyana|
|Europe||Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia (90 Days), Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro|
|Oceania||Australia (90 Days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga|
|Africa||Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt|
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<Last updated on August 4, 2015>