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Visa Information

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Passport and Visa

Foreign visitors to the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport with proper visa before arriving.

Citizens of the below listed countries or regions are permitted to enter without visa in accordance to visa exemption agreements or principles of reciprocity and national interest. For more information, please contact the local Korean consulate or embassy in your country, or refer to the website www.korea.net or www.moj.go.kr

Countries under Visa Exemption Agreements (62 countries)

ASLA & OCEANIA Bangladesh, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, New Zealand
AMERICA Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamasm Barbadosm Brazil, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominica Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St.Lucia, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
AFRICA Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia
EUROPE Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

Designated countries allowed to enter Korea without a visa (41 countries)

ASLA BBrunei, HongKong(90days), Japan, Kuwait, Macao,Oman, Oatar, Repubic of Yemen,Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates
OCEANIA Australia(90days), Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Island,Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands
AMERICA Argentina, Canada (6 months), Ecuador, Guatermala, Guyana, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, U.S.A, Venezuela
EUROPE Albania, Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino, Slovenia(90days), Vatican City, Republic of Bosnia adn Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro

Customs Law & Regulations

The customs authorities of Korea enforce laws and regulations about importing and exporting items. If you are traveling to Korea, or even just transiting, be sure to visit the Korea Customs Service' website to check for restrictions. All currency or negotiable checks exceeding US$ 10,000 must be declared. If you depart Korea with expensive items (i.e. computers, golf clubs, cameras, etc.) and intend to bring them back, they must be declared. Alcoholic beverages are limited to one bottle (not to exceed 1 liter), cigarettes are limited to 200 (50 cigars or 250g of tobacco), and perfumes are limited to two ounces. If traveling with animals or plants, or have any further inquiries, please contact the Korea Customs Services

Korea Customs Services www.customs.go.kr