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Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and, if necessary, obtain a Korean visa prior to entering Korea.

However, many are permitted visa-free entry for a limited time under certain conditions. Nationals of those countries or regions with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without a visa, on the condition that they do not engage in remunerative activities during their stay.

The homepage of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides information on which countries citizens require a visa. Please contact the Korean Embassy or Consulate in your departure country for further details.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.go.kr
Immigration Service http://www.immigration.go.kr

Countries under visa exemption agreement or allowed for visa-free entry

Continents Country/Region (days)
Asia
(9 countries/region)
New Zealand (90 days), Brunei (30 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Japan (90 days), Macau (90 days), Malaysia (90 days), Singapore (90 days), Taiwan (90 days), Thailand (90 days)
America
(32 countries)
Antigua and Barbuda (90 days), Argentina (30 days), Bahamas (90 days),
Barbados (90 days), Brazil (90 days), Canada (6 months), Chile (90 days),
Colombia (90 days), Commonwealth of Dominica (90 days), Costa Rica (90 days), Dominican Republic (90 days), Ecuador (90 days), El Salvador (90 days),
Grenada (90 days), Guatemala (90 days), Guyana (30 days), Haiti (90 days),
Honduras (30 days), Jamaica (90 days), Mexico (90 days), Nicaragua (90 days), Panama (90 days), Paraguay (30 days), Peru (90 days), Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days), Saint Lucia (90 days), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (90 days), Suriname (90 days), Trinidad and Tobago (90 days), Venezuela (90 days), United States (90 days), Uruguay (90 days)
Europe
(43countries)
Albania (30 days), Andora (30 days), Austria (90 days), Belgium (90 days),
Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 days), Bulagaria (90 days), Croatia (30 days), Cyprus (30 days),
Denmark (90 days), Estonia (90 days), Finland (90 days), France (90 days), Germany (90 days), Greece (90 days), Hungary (90 days), Iceland (90 days), Italy (90 days), Ireland (90 days), Kazakhstan(30 days), Liechtenstein (90 days), Lithuania (90 days), Latvia (90 days), Luxemburg (90 days), Malta (90 days), Monaco (30 days), Montenegro (30 days), Netherlands (90 days), Norway (90 days), Poland (90 days), Portugal (60 days), Romania (90 days), San Marino (30 days), Serbia (30 days), Slovakia (90 days), Slovenia (90 days), Spain (90 days), Sweden (90 days), Switzerland (90 days), Turkey(90 days), UK (90 days), Vatican (30 days), Russia (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
Middle East and Africa
(16 countries)
Bahrain (30 days), Egypt (30 days), Israel (90 days), Kuwait (30 days),
Lesotho (60days), Liberia (90 days), Mauritius (30 days), Morocco (90 days),
Oman (30 days), Qatar (30 days), Saudi Arabia (30 days), Seychelles (30 days),
South Africa (30 days), Swaziland (30 days), Tunisia (30 days), United Arab Emirates (30 days)
Oceania
(12 countries)
Australia (90 days), Fiji (30 days), Guam (30 days), Kiribati (30 days),
Marshall Islands (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), Nauru (30 days),
Palau (30 days), Samoa (30 days), Solomon Islands (30 days), Tonga (30 days),
Tuvalu (30 days)
Total 112 countries