I'm a Vietnam passport holder and I live in The United States of America with Permanent Residence (green card holder). My trip will depart from Seattle, Washington for Seoul (going to stay in Seoul for 7 days) then to Vietnam (final destination).

Do I need to obtain a South Korea visa for this trip?

1 Answer 1


No. From TIMATIC courtesy KLM:

/ 03NOV16 / 2018 UTC

National Viet Nam (VN) /Residence USA (US) Embarkation USA (US) /Transit Korea (Rep.) (KR) Destination Viet Nam (VN)

Korea (Rep.) (KR)

Visa required, except for Passengers with a residence permit issued by USA to nationals of Viet Nam if:

-holding confirmed onward tickets on flights departing within 30 days; when

-arriving on a direct flight from USA, departing to a third country (e.g. USA-ICN-PVG); or
-arriving from a third country, departing to USA (e.g. PVG-ICN-USA).

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .