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I'm an Indonesian citizen holding an US visa. My itinerary is USA -> China -> South Korea -> China -> USA. All within 2 weeks. Do I need to apply for a South Korean visa?

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In general, you need a visa as an Indonesian passport holder. The only exemption, which applies to you, is where you have a re-entry visa and a travel plan including travel tickets to a country like the USA or Canada.

If you have a re-entry visa to the US, and you do not plan to stay in Korea longer than 30 days, you can enter visa-free as a Transit tourist, bound for the USA as a holder of a re-entry visa to the USA.

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I am just interested: How would holding a US Green card or visa have any bearing on his visa application to South Korea? As far as I know this would not be any use as a travel document? –  Andrew Apr 6 '13 at 13:16
    
According to this I might be able to enter without visa timaticweb.com/cgi-bin/tim_client.cgi?ExpertMode=TIDFT/KR/VI/VS/… sautsagala.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/… –  bingunginter Apr 6 '13 at 13:34
    
@Andrew South Korea seem to perceive US visa holders differently from people holding the same passport without a US visa. –  uncovery Apr 6 '13 at 17:25
    
@bingunginter Actually you are right. There is a difference depending on your onward journey, will fix above. –  uncovery Apr 6 '13 at 17:30

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