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SOUTH KOREA VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa:
Korea (South)

For stays of up to 6 months to citizens of Canada

For tourist or business stays of up to 90 days to nationals of:
British (passports endorsed British Citizen or British National (Overseas)), Antigua & Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Rep, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Rep, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (SAR passports), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey & United States

For stays of up to 60 days to nationals of:
Italy, Lesotho & Portugal

For tourist visits of up to 30 days to nationals of:
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kiribati, Kuwait, Macao (SAR passports), Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Caledonia, Oman, Palau Islands, Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela & Yemen

  SOUTH KOREA visa service & travel information

General Information

SOUTH KOREAN visas take 5 working days to issue in the embassy.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

3 month Single entry South Korea visa

£82.00

£50.00

£132.00

Double entry South Korea employment visa

£140.00

£50.00

£190.00

Multiple entry South Korea employment visa

£155.00

£50.00

£205.00

SOUTH KOREA VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa:
Korea (South)

For stays of up to 6 months to citizens of Canada

For tourist or business stays of up to 90 days to nationals of:
British (passports endorsed British Citizen or British National (Overseas)), Antigua & Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Rep, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Rep, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (SAR passports), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey & United States

For stays of up to 60 days to nationals of:
Italy, Lesotho & Portugal

For tourist visits of up to 30 days to nationals of:
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kiribati, Kuwait, Macao (SAR passports), Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Caledonia, Oman, Palau Islands, Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela & Yemen

SOUTH KOREA TRANSIT VISAS:

Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours by the same form of transport & not leaving an airport, provided holding confirmed tickets & documentation

SOUTH KOREA HEALTH:

There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, TB & Typhoid.

Risks: Malaria, limited risk in the northern areas of Kyunggi Do & Gangwon Do Provinces. Rabies.

SOUTH KOREA WEATHER:

Winters are cold with occasional rain or snow. Summers are hot with half of the annual rainfall occuring during the monsoon period between late Jun-Jul. Spring is warm and runs from late Mar-May. Autumn from Sep-Nov is warm & the most pleasant time of the year

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR SOUTH KOREA:

Location of South Korea: Asia
Local Time in South Korea: GMT+9
Capital City of South Korea: Seoul
Population of South Korea: 49,024,737
Language(s) spoken in South Korea: Korean
Dialling Code for South Korea: 82
Emergency numbers in South Korea: Police: 112. Fire & Ambulance: 119
Driving in South Korea: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in South Korea: 220V AC 60Hz
Currency in South Korea: Won (KRW)
Notes: KRW: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: KRW: 10, 50, 100, 500
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted
Opening Hours in South Korea:
Bank: 0930-1630 Mon-Fri
Office: 0900-1800 Mon-Fri, 0900-1300 Sat (Mar-Oct), 0900-1700 Mon-Fri, 0900-1300 Sat (Nov-Feb)(Government offices)
Shops: 1030-2000 (department stores)
Hints for South Korea: On meeting and taking leave give a slight bow, but shaking hands is increasingly practiced. It is essential to note the full name, professional or job title of persons one meets. Business cards to have Korean translation on reverse side. Business cards are exchanged, using both hands after introduction. Some business executives speak English. Visitors should be perceptive to local customs and conventions and specialist travel guides should be read. It is the convention to use both hands when passing or receiving anything. In some places, footwear should be removed before entering. The minimum drinking age is 19 years
Tipping in South Korea: Not customary
Import Allowances for South Korea: For persons of 19 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250gr of pipe tobacco (the total quantity not to exceed 500gr)
1 bottle of alcoholic beverage (not to exceed 1 lit or USD 400 in value, by persons aged 20 and over).
2oz of perfume
Gifts up to the value of USD 400 (including purchase of items above)
Prohibited/Restricted in South Korea: Guns, firearms, knives and explosives, drugs, fruit,

Airports in South Korea:

Busan Gimhae (PUS)
Jeju International (CJU)
Seoul Gimpo International (GMP)
Seoul Incheon International (ICN)

 
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