Visa Information

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a visa before coming. However, nationals of most countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to a mutual visa-waiver agreement or in accordance with principles of reciprocity and national interest.

To make sure your country is a visa waiver country, please visit KOREA VISA PORTAL (

You may use Visa Navigator there. For all other citizens, a visa must be obtained prior to arrival in Korea. If you require a visa to visit Korea, please check with your local embassy of the Republic of Korea or consulate to obtain the necessary documents. In addition, please allow enough time to process your visa. Please visit KOREA VISA PORTAL ( for further information on the visa process.