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I have plans to travel to India and have 7 hours transit in South Korea so I am a PR card and Canadian travel documents holder. Do I need transit Visa for South Korea

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    What do you mean by 'Canadian travel document holder'? And what is your nationality? – DJClayworth Jan 10 at 19:55
  • Canada issues travel documents, which only say TRAVEL DOCUMENT (Convention of 28 July 1951) on the cover. These are, of course, 1951 convention travel documents. Recently issued ones are also biometric. But the OP got his answer and is probably not returning to this site. – Michael Hampton Feb 10 at 2:41
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You can transit South Korea airside with a Canada 1951 convention (refugee) travel document and do not need a visa. But you cannot transit landside using the "transit tourist" program.

When transiting at Seoul, you can stay airside up to 24 hours between your flights. When transiting at other airports, your connecting flight must leave on the same calendar day.

Timatic states:

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

  • Passengers transiting through Seoul (ICN) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

    • TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
  • Passengers transiting through Seoul (ICN) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 72 hours. They must:

    • join a transit tour organized by Seoul (ICN), and
    • have documents required for the next destination.

    • TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

    • This TWOV facility does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia (FYROM), Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.
    • This TWOV facility does not apply to passengers with "The Palestinian Authority passport.

    • This TWOV facility does not apply to refugees and stateless persons.

  • Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

    • This TWOV facility does not apply at Seoul (ICN).
    • TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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