Visa Requirements

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. However, nationals of 68 who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to a mutual visa-waiver agreement (Table 1) or in accordance with principles of reciprocity and national interest (Table 2).

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[Table 1] Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements *As of October 2015

Country/Period (Days) Country/Period (Days) Country/Period (Days)
Asia and Oceania
Japan / 90 Malaysia / 90 New Zealand / 90
Singapore / 90 Thailand / 90 Turkey / 90
Kazakhstan / 30
Americas
Antigua and Barbuda / 90 Bahamas / 90 Barbados / 90
Brazil / 90 Chile / 90 Colombia / 90
Costa Rica / 90 Grenada / 90 Guatemala / 90
Haiti / 90 Jamaica / 90 Mexico / 90
Nicaragua / 90 Panama / 90 Peru / 90
St. Lucia / 90 St. Kitts and Nevis / 90 St. Vincent & the Grenadines / 90
Surinam / 90 Trinidad and Tobago / 90 Uruguay / 90
Venezuela
Europe
Austria / 90 Belgium / 90 Bulgaria / 90
Czech Republic / 90 Denmark / 90 Estonia / 90
Finland / 90 France / 90 Greece / 90
Germany / 90 Hungary / 90 Iceland / 90
Ireland / 90 Italy / 60 Latvia / 90
Liechtenstein / 90 Lithuania / 90 Luxembourg / 90
Malta / 90 Netherlands / 90 Norway / 90
Portugal / 60 Poland / 90 Romania / 90
Russia / 60 Spain / 90 Slovak / 90
Sweden / 90 Switzerland / 90 United Kingdom / 90
Africa
Lesotho / 60 Liberia / 90 Morocco / 90
Tunisia / 30


[Table 2] Countries of Regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest

Country/Period (Days) Country/Period (Days) Country/Period (Days)
Asia
Bahrain / 30 Brunel / 30 Hong Kong / 90
Japan / 90 Kuwait / 30 Macao / 90
Oman / 30 Qatar / 30 Saudi Arabia / 30
Taiwan / 30 United Arab emirates / 30 Yemen / 30
Oceania
Australia / 90 Fiji / 30 Guam / 30
Kiribati / 30 Micronesia / 30 Marshall Islands / 30
Nauru / 30 New Caledonia / 30 Palau / 30
Samoa / 30 Solomon Islands / 30 Tuvalu / 30
Tonga / 30
North America
Canada / 180 United States / 90
South America
Argentina / 30 Ecuador / 30 Guatemala / 30
Guyana / 30 Paraguay / 30 Uruguay / 30
Europe
Albania / 30 Andorra / 30 Croatia / 30
Cyprus / 30 Monte Negro / 30 Monaco / 30
San Marino / 30 Serbia / 30 Slovenia / 90
Vatican / 30 Bosnia-Herzegovina / 30
Africa
Egypt / 30 Seychelles / 30 South Africa / 30
Swaziland/30 Mauritius / 30