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I'm going to Vancouver (YVR) and will transit in Seoul for 11 hours. I'm holding a passport from China.

Do I need any visa to transit in Korea?

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Do I need any visa to transit in Korea?

Normal Chinese passport holder can avail TWOV (transit without of visa) visa to stay in Seoul with a visa issued by Australia, Canada, New Zealand,Switzerland, USA or an EEA Member State . Since you have a visa from Canada, therefore you can simply enjoy TWOV in Seoul airport.

Source: Visa And Passport

National China (People's Rep.) (CN) Embarkation China (People's Rep.) (CN) Transit Korea (Rep.) (KR) /Destination Canada (CA) ALSO CHECK DESTINATION INFORMATION BELOW

Visa required, except for Passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport, or: Visa required, except for Passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport, or: Visa required, except for Nationals of China (People's Rep.)

with a visa issued by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA or an EEA Member State For details, click here if: For details, click here Visa required, except for Nationals of China (People's Rep.)

with a group visa issued by Japan if in transit through Korea (Rep.) when: For details, click here TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets transiting

Seoul Incheon (ICN), for a max. transit For details, click here time of 24 hours. Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets transiting Seoul Incheon (ICN), participating in the Transit Tourism

Program for a max. transit For details, click here time of 72 hours. Leaving the transit area is permitted, provided staying in Seoul, Incheon or Gyeonggi Province. Leaving the tour group is not permitted.

Transit Tour Incheon Airport

Also as a Chinese citizen , you are also entitled for a free transit tour programme since you have a 11 hour layover , you might be eligible to register and go outside airport for a minimal fee.

for complete registration process, you can simply follow the link below:

Transit Tour Programme

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