Do you Need Visa to Go to Korea

  posted by: Gretchen



visa to koreaIf you are planning for a vacation abroad that includes visiting South Korea, you may want to ask if you still need a visa to get there.  There are factors that determine if you need a visa.  These factors include your nationality, your purpose of visit, and how long you will stay there.   But before we talk about if you really need a visa in going there,  let’s try to know the definition of visa first.

What is a Visa ?

A travel visa is a document that gives someone permission to travel into a specific country and stay there for a certain period of time.  They may be stamped directly into your passport or they may be given separately in the form of documents which should be kept properly.

Kinds of Visa

  • Tourist
  • Immigration
  • Work
  • Business
  • Student

Do You Need a Visa to Go to Korea ?

There are some citizens that do not need a visa at all to go to South Korea while some others need if you will be staying beyond a certain period and still others are required to get a visa no matter how short they will be staying in South Korea.

If you will be visiting South Korea for business and tourist purposes and you don’t have plans to stay there longer than three months and are a citizen of the following countries, you will not need a visa but you will need passport of course.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The United Kingdom
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Singapore
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Thiland
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United States of America

If you don’t see your country in the list then you will need a visa to visit Korea. You will need to bring your major credit cards or MasterCard for you to have convenience there. You can also bring some cash.

For further inquiries, visit the Korean Consulate in your place and get the necessary information that you need.


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