Visas

Foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a proper visa. However, citizens of 99 countries who wish to visit the country are temporarily permitted to enter the Republic of Korea without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements [Table 1] or designated visa-free entry [Table 2].

Countries under Visa Exemption Agreement
Passport Type Countries

Diplomatic

Turkmenistan (30 days), Ukraine (90 days), Uzbekistan (60 days),

Diplomatic &
Official

30 days

Azerbaijan, Mongolia

60 days

Cambodia

90 days

Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Uruguay, Vietnam

Ecuador (Diplomatic: as needed for work performance, Official: 3 months), Philippines (Unlimited)

Diplomatic &
Official &
Ordinary

30 days

Tunisia

60 days

Portugal, Lesotho

90 days

Asia

Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia

America

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Commonwealth of Dominica, Colombia, 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)

Europe

[Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 25 Schengen countries), Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
(below countries: 90 days out of 180 days) 
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

[Non-Schengen countries] Bulgaria, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Romania, Turkey,  United Kingdom

Africa &
Middle East

Morocco, Liberia, Israel

Nationals of Countries allowed for Visa-free Entry
Continents Countries

Asia

Brunei, Hong Kong (90 days), Indonesia (diplomatic and government officials), Japan (90 days), Macau(90 days), Taiwan

Indonesia, Lebanon
(visa-free entry for diplomatic and government official passport holders)

America

Argentina, Canada (6 months), Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, United States (90 days)

Europe

Albania, Andora, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia (90 days), Serbia, Vatican

Oceania

Australia (90 days), Caledonia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu

Africa &
Middle East

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon (diplomatic and government officials), Mauritius, Oman, Qatar (90 days), Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Yemen

Click here for more information on Korean visa requirements. We advise you to recheck with the nearest Korean diplomatic or consular representation.