VISA Information

VISA Information

VISA Information

For those who will travel directly to Jeju, not connecting at Incheon or Seoul, there is a very flexible entry/departure policy which allows visitors to stay without a visa for up to 30 days (except for those who are traveling from the following countries: Afghanistan, Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Macedonia, Palestine, Sudan, and Syria). For those who will travel from China and connects at Incheon or Seoul must obtain a valid visa for a legitimate entry to Korea. If you are arriving directly to Jeju, no visa is required. Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. But people of 99 countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements (Table 1), or in accordance with principles reciprocity or national interest (Table 2).

  • [Table 1] Countries under VISA exemption agreements
    Continents Country / Period (days)
    Category A – G H – O P Z
    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
    Italy / 90
    Liechtenstein / 90
    Luxembourg / 90
    Malta / 90
    Netherlands / 90
    Norway / 90
    Portugal / 90
    Poland / 90
    Romania / 90
    Spain / 90
    Slovak Republic / 90
    Switzerland / 90
    United Kingdom / 90
    Asia and Oceania Bangladesh / 90 Israel / 90
    Malaysia / 90
    New Zealand / 90
    Pakistan / 90
    Singapore / 90
    Thailand / 90
    Turkey / 90
  • [Table 2] Countries or regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest
    Continents Country / Period (days)
    Category A – G H – O P Z
    Asia Brunei / 30 Hong Kong / 90
    Japan / 90
    Kuwait / 30
    Macao / 30
    Oman / 30
    Qatar / 30
    Saudi Arabia / 30
    Taiwan / 30
    United Arab emirates / 30
    Yemen / 30
    North America Canada / 180 United States / 30
    South America Argentina / 90
    Chile / 90
    Guatemala / 30
    Honduras / 30 Paraguay / 30
    Uruguay / 30
    Venezuela / 30
    Europe Albania / 30
    Croatia / 90
    Cyprus / 30
    Latvia / 90
    Lithuania / 90
    Monaco / 30
    Slovenia / 90
    Vatican / 30
    Oceania Australia / 90
    Fiji / 90
    Guam / 30
    Kiribati / 30
    Marshall Islands / 30
    Palau / 30
    Nauru / 30
    New Caledonia / 30
    Africa Republic of South Africa / 30
    Swaziland / 30

    If you would like to get more information regarding immigration to Korea, visit the Korean immigration service website.