• All foreign visitors entering the Republic of Korea must possess a valid passport. Delegates, except those from countries who have visa exemption agreements with Korea, should apply to a Korean diplomatic mission in their countries for visas prior to departure. For details, delegates are advised to contact the Korean Embassy in their countries, or view the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at www.mofat.go.kr. Please contact the Conference Secretariat if you have difficulties in obtaining a visa.
  • Application for Visas
  • 1. Visitors who plan to stay in Korea for longer than 90 days must obtain visas before entering Korea.
    2. Nationals of those countries with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without visas, on the condition that they do not engage in remunerative activities during their stay.
  • Countries under Visa Exemption Agreement
  • 90 Countries Passport Type Countries
      Ukraine (90 days), Uzbekistan (60 days), Turkmenistan (30 days)
    Diplomatic & Official
    (24 countries)
    Philippines (Unlimited), Paraguay (90 days), Iran (3 months), Mongolia (30 days), Benin (90 days), Vietnam (90 days), Ecuador (Diplomatic : as needed for work performance,Official: 3 months), Cyprus (90 days), Belize (90 days), Egypt (90 days), Pakistan (3 months), Japan (3 months), Croatia (90 days), Uruguay (90 days), India (90 days), Argentina (90 days), Russia (90 days), Algeria (90 days), Belarus (90 days), Azerbaijan (30 days), Cambodia (60 days), Kazakhstan (90 days), Bangladesh (90 days), Laos (90 days)
      30 days
    (1 country)
    60 days
    (2 countries)
    Portugal, Lesotho
    (60 countries)
    (4 countries)
    Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia
    (24 countries)
    Barbados, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Peru, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Brazil, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Nicaragua, El Salvadore, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Venezuela (Diplomatic/Official: 30 days, Ordinary: 90 days)
    (29 countries)
    [Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 25 Schengen countries), Greece, Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Spain, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, (below countries: 90days out of 180days) Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
    [Non-Schengen countries] Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
    Africa & Middle East
    (3 countries)
    Morocco, Liberia, Israel
  • ※ Canada: Visa exemption for a stay of up to six months under mutual consent(without agreement, ‘98.4.10).
    ※ Pakistan: Visa exemption temporarily suspended for ordinary-passport holders starting from October 1, 2001.
    ※ Bangladesh: Visa exemption temporarily suspended for ordinary-passport holders starting from July 15, 2008.
    ※ Italy: Despite visa exemption for a stay of up to six months under agreement, the reciprocity principleallows a stay
        of up to 90 days. (June 15, 2003)
    ※ Japan: A note verbale exchanged allowing a visa-free stay of up to 90 days
        (A visa exemption agreement concluded for diplomatic- and official-passport holders)
  • Nationals of Countries allowed for visa-free entry
  • Continents Countries
    Asia Hong Kong(90 days), Japan(90 days), Macau(90 days), Brunei, Taiwan, Indonesia(diplomatic and government officials)
    America United States (90 days), Canada (6 months) Argentina, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador
    Europe Monaco, Vatican, Slovenia(90 days), Albania, Cyprus, San Marino, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Andora, Croatia
    Oceania Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, Australia (90 days) Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga
    Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia, Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Qatar (90 days), South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kuwait, Lebanon (diplomatic and government officials), Bahrain
  • ※ Nationals of the above countries are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visitation - Exceptions:
        Canada is allowed up to 6 months, and United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Slovenia and Japan are
        allowed up to 90 days.
    ※ (diplomatic and government officials): Countries that are granted visa -free entry for diplomatic and government
        official passport holders
    3. Visa application should be made at the Korean Embassies or Consulates abroad.
    4. Visa applicants are required to submit passport, application forms, a recent passport-style color photograph, and
       other relevant documents as determined by the status of stay.
    5. Visa fees are as follows: (visa fees below are basic rates so first contact the Korean Embassy or Consulate before
       applying for a visa):
  • A. Single entry visa for a stay of no more than 90 days: US$30
    B. Single entry visa for a stay of more than 90 days: US$50 C. Multiple entry visa: US$80 D. Prolongation of Reentry Permit: US$20 ※ For Citizens of United States of America, multiple entry visa fee is US$45 on the basis of reciprocity since the mutual agreement in 1994. E. Exemption of visa Fees (As listed below) F. List of Countries Exempted from Payment of Fees (as of May 2009)
  • For the Nationals of These States On These Conditions
    UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan Every Visa(Regardless of its period of stay)
    ※ In case of Britain, it is restricted the period of stay should be no more than six months.
    Colombia, Barbados, Peru, Liberia,Dominican Republic Those Visas of which the period of stay is more than 90 days.
    Paraguay, Benin, Romania, Brazil, Uruguay, Cyprus, Guatemala Those Visas of which the period of stay is more than 90 days issued to the holders of diplomatic and official passports.
    Mongolia, Venezuela Those Visas of which the period of stay is more than 30days issued to the holders of diplomatic and official passports.
    Philippines Those Visas of which the period of stay is no more than 60 days.
    Australia C-2 Visas of which the period of stay is no more than 90 days.
    Germany Those Visas of which the purpose is D-2, D-4, D-7, D-8, D-9, E-7

    For visa information, you may consult to the following information on on as well as Visa on Arrival. If you need any assistance about visa, please email at secretariat@ilas2014.org or call on 전화번호.