For all other citizens, a visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the
Republic of Korea. Please check with your local embassy of the Republic
of Korea or consulate to obtain the necessary documents. In addition,
please allow enough time to process your visa. For more information on
the visa process, click
Visas for South Korea are not required by nationals referred to in the
chart above for the following durations:
• Nationals of Australia, the USA and EU countries can stay visa-free in South Korea for up to 90 days, except nationals of Portugal who may stay for up to 60 days and nationals of Cyprus who may stay for up to 30 days.
• Nationals of Canada can stay for up to six months.
• Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for South Korea.
All foreign visitors to South Korea are biometrically registered, and are required to have fingerprint samples and a digital photograph taken by an inspector upon entry. Children under 17 and officials of international governmental organizations are exempt from this requirement.
Validity usually begins from the date of issue.
Some nationals who would normally require a visa may enter South Korea without a visa provided they are in transit to a third country, remain in the Seoul area, and leave South Korea within 24 hours; check with the embassy for eligibility.
*Please be kindly noted that the organizing committee is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing Conference Invitation Letter. (* Invitation letter will only be issued upon request after successful registration.) The conference invitation letter cannot guarantee the approval of visa application. Should your application be denied, the conference organizing committee cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will the organizing committee engage in discussion or correspondence with the consulate or the visa center on behalf of the applicant.