• Visa-free regime countries

    The nationals of the countries listed below travelling to South Korea for tourism or business do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days but must hold a confirmed return air ticket.

    The Visa Exemption Agreement is applicable only for the purpose of touring, business meetings, conferences, seminars, short term study, etc. It is not applicable for employment engagement, whether paid or unpaid or to those intending to study long term in Korea.

    Please note that you may not extend your stay in Korea beyond 90 days or change your status under the Visa Exemption Agreement while you are in Korea. Countries without a specified period (inside parenthesis) have a limit of 90 days.

    Asia & Oceania:

    • Australia
    • Brunei (30)
    • Fiji (30)
    • Guam (30)
    • Hong Kong
    • Kiribati (30)

    • Japan
    • Macao
    • Malaysia
    • Marshall Islands (30)
    • Micronesia (30)

    • Nauru (30)
    • New Zealand
    • Palau (30)
    • Samoa (30)
    • Singapore

    • Solomon Islands (30)
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Tonga (30)
    • Tuvalu (30)

    Americas:

    • Antigua & Barbuda
    • Argentina (30)
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Brazil
    • Canada (6 months)
    • Chile
    • Colombia

    • Costa Rica
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana (30)

    • Haiti
    • Honduras (30)
    • Jamaica
    • Mexico
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Paraguay (30)
    • Peru

    • Saint Kitts & Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
    • Suriname
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • United States

    Europe:

    • Albania (30)
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina (30)
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus (30)
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark*
    • Estonia*
    • Finland*

    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland*
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kazakhstan (30)
    • Latvia
    • Lichtenstein
    • Lithuania

    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Monaco (30)
    • Montenegro (30)
    • Netherlands
    • Norway*
    • Poland
    • Portugal*
    • Romania
    • Russia**
    • San Marino (30)

    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden*
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom
    • Vatican City (30)

    • * The stay should not exceed 90 days in any 180 days’ period
    • ** Up to 60 days; the stay should not exceed 90 days in any 180 days’ period

    Africa & Middle East:

    • Arab Emirates
    • Bahrain (30)
    • Botswana
    • Israel

    • Kuwait
    • Lesotho (60)
    • Liberia*
    • Mauritius (30)

    • Morocco
    • Oman (30)
    • Qatar (30)
    • Republic of South Africa (30)

    • Saudi Arabia (30)
    • Seychelles (30)
    • Swaziland (30)
    • Tunisia (30)

    • * Visa-waiver agreement with Liberia has been temporarily suspended as of July 18, 2019