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All visitors to Korea must have a valid passport and visa before coming. Visitors from countries that have a special agreement with Korea are exempt from the visa requirement and allowed to stay in Korea without a visa for 30 days or up to 90 days, depending on agreements.

For more information, please contact the local Korean consulate or embassy, or visit the official website of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Countries under visa exemption agreements

Total Passport Type Countries
103 countries
(up to 90 Days unless noticed otherwise)
Diplomatic
(2 countries)
Turkmenistan (30 days), Ukraine (90 days)
Diplomatic
&
Official
(35 countries)
Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan (30 days), Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Cambodia (60 days), China (30 days), Cyprus, Croatia, Ecuador (Diplomatic: as needed for work performance, Official: 3 months), Egypt, Gabon, India, Iran (3 months), Japan (3 months), Kuwait, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan (3 months), Paraguay, the Philippines (Unlimited), Uzbekistan (60 days), Uruguay, Vietnam, Moldova (90 days within 180 days), Tajikistan, Georgia, Myanmar, Bolivia, Kyrgyz (30 days), Armenia, Angola (30 days), Oman
Diplomatic
&
Official
&
Ordinary
(66 countries)
Asia
(4 countries)
Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand
America
(25 countries)
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, 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), Uruguay
Europe
(32 countries)
[Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 26 Schengen countries)], Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (60days), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
※ Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (90 days within 180 days)
[Non-Schengen countries] Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan
※ Russia (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
Africa & Middle East(5 countries) Israel, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia (30 days), Lesotho (60 days)
  • * Italy: Despite visa exemption for a stay of up to 60 days under agreement, the reciprocity principle allows a stay of up to 90 days from June 15, 2003.
  • * Japan: Visa exemption for a stay of up to 90 days for ordinary-passport holders based on exchange of note verbale. (Visa exemption agreement concluded for diplomatic and official-passport holders)

Nationals of countries or regions allowed for visa-free entry (30/90 days unless noticed otherwise)

Continents Countries or Regions
Asia or regions
(6 countries)
Brunei (30 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Indonesia (diplomatic and official 30 days), Japan (90 days), Macau (90 days), Taiwan (90 days)
America
(7 countries)
Argentina (30 days), Canada (6 months), Ecuador (90 days), Guyana (30 days), Honduras (30 days), Paraguay (30 days), United States (90 days)
Europe
(11 countries)
Albania (30 days), Italy (30 days), Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 days), Croatia (90 days), Cyprus (30 days), Monaco (30 days), Montenegro (30 days), San Marino (30 days), Serbia (90 days), Slovenia (90 days), Vatican (30 days)
Oceania or
regions
(13 countries)
Australia (90 days), Fiji (30 days), Guam (30 days), Kiribati (30 days), Marshall Islands (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), Nauru (30 days), New Caledonia (30 days), Palau (30 days), Samoa (30 days), Solomon Islands (30 days), Tonga (30 days), Tuvalu (30 days)
Middle East
and
Africa
(12 countries)
Bahrain (30 days), Egypt (30 days), Kuwait (30 days), Lebanon (diplomatic and official 30 days), Mauritius (30 days), Oman (30 days), Qatar (30 days), Saudi Arabia (30 days), Seychelles (30 days), South Africa (30 days), Swaziland (30 days), United Arab Emirates (30 days)
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