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A capitalist democratic country in East Asia more well known for its technology industry than tourism. Usage of [tag:south-korea] is intended for South Korea; for questions specifically about its northern neighbour, use [tag:north-korea].

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Do I need a transit visa in South Korea?

I'm a US green card holder, planning to take a vacation to the Philippines. Do I need a transit visa if I just have a connecting flight to South Korea going to the Philippines?
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Is the F-4 visa of the Republic of Korea considered permanent residency (OECD PR) for visa application purposes?

For example, if a country provides holders of OECD PR special treatment (say simplification or exemption), would an F-4 visa of the Republic of Korea be considered such PR?
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Can one travel from Jeju island to Seoul without a passport?

A friend of mine misplaced his passport while staying in Jeju island. Normally I would advise him to just travel to Seoul, get an emergency passport from his embassy and fly back home without issues, ...
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Can bicycles be taken on the ferry from Incheon to China?

I am planning a bicycle tour through Asia and want to take my bike on the ferry from Incheon (South Korea) to China (specific city in China doesn’t matter for me). Does anyone have experience with ...
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About Jeju Island visas

I am planning to visit to Jeju Island, Korea, for vacation (5 to 6 days). Is there any specific visa requirement for me because I'm traveling also to Singapore, Macau or the Philippines from Pakistan?
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Passport made strange scan alert sound when checking out of the country

Earlier this year I was in Japan and Korea. Now I'm back in my home country. However, when I was in Korea the "scan" machine before going to luggage inspection, right before accessing the boarding ...
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I am an 18-year-old Japanese citizen. Can I travel out of my country alone?

Can a 18-year-old Japanese citizen travel alone from Japan to South Korea? Japanese citizens are not currently considered full adults until age 20.
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What benefits do C-3-8 visa holders enjoy, which C-3-9 visa holders do not, in the Republic of Korea?

C-3-8 is exclusively for the Korean diaspora, while C-3-9 is for everyone or everyone else. However, both of them are valid for 5 years, are multiple-entry, and allow a maximum stay of 90 days. Is ...
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What types of entry points for travelers are available at Incheon Airport and what are their respective terms of use? [closed]

For example, there usually are counters for citizens / PR and counters for foreigners. What exactly does Incheon airport have? Per the suggestion by the community, “immigration entry point” could be ...
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Do many Japanese people speak Korean?

I'd like to go to Japan but I can't speak Japanese. But I'm fluent in Korean. I know that many Korean people can speak Japanese, but can Japanese people also speak Korean?
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Is a visa necessary to travel to Korea from Japan?

I'm a student from India and I'll be travelling to Japan on a student visa and stay there for 3 months. I'd like to visit South Korea at the end of my studies and stay there for a week or so, and then ...
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International travel through Korea [duplicate]

My mom lives in the United States with a green card. She does not have a US passport. We will be traveling from New York to Vietnam with a stop in Korea, Incheon airport. Can she transit through Korea ...
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South Korea 30-day visa exemption

I’m planning on visiting Seoul for a few days. I'm not a US citizen but I'm a permanent resident. I’ve read online about South Korea’s 30-day visa exemption: Non-visa-exempt nationals who are in ...
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Incheon airport, ways to get wifi in south Korea for a few days

I'm flying to Korea in a couple of days, I live in the UK and never been outside Europe, also I'm have never traveled much, been to Italy and UK mostly. I'd like to be able to use Whatsapp, mainly to ...
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Does a Vietnamese with a US F-1 student visa need a visa to travel to Korea?

I'm currently an international student studying in the US. I'm Vietnamese and have an F-1 visa. I'm planning to take a round trip from Vietnam to Korea this summer and I was wondering about the visa ...
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Apply for a Korean visa in Jeju Island

Jeju Island is visa-free for Chinese nationals. Is it possible for Chinese nationals to apply for a visa for the Korean mainland from Jeju Island? I have searched around but cannot find anything ...
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Jeju island visa requirements for Pakistani

I am planning to visit to Jeju Island, Korea, for vacation (5 to 6 days) with my friends. Is there any specific visa requirement for me and my friends traveling from Pakistan to Jeju?
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I'm a Sri Lankan citizen.Do I need South Korean and Malaysian transit visas?

I'm a Sri Lankan citizen currently living in Russia. If I travel from Vladivostok to Seoul (S7 airlines) and within 24 hours from Seoul to Colombo (AirAsia with a transit in Kuala Lumpur), do I need ...
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Do I need a visa for a 3-day stopover in the Republic of Korea?

I'm flying from Canada and I'm currently holding a Vietnamese passport with a Canadian student visa. Am I allowed to enter Korea during a stopover, or do I need a visa to enter?
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Can Japan visa holders go to South Korea?

I am a student in Japan and I want to visit South Korea in April. What documents do I need for that? And can Indian passport holders in Japan enter Korea using a transit visa?
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Do I need to apply for a Korean visa?

I am a Philippines passport holder with a permanent visa in Japan. I want to go to South Korea for a 2-3-day tour. Do I need to apply for a Korean tourist visa?
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Up-to-date forecast for Korea cherry blossom time

For Japan, https://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/ or https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast provide current and very detailed forecast for when cherries are expected to blossom ...
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How many days can I stay in Korea annually?

I came here in Korea last year in October and left at the end of December because of my tourist visa. I entered Korea again on 1st January 2018 after I went back to my country, Malaysia and stayed for ...
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Transit in Korea without a visa

I am a USA valid visa holder. I want to go from Dhaka to China to Korea (2 days) to China (4 days) to Los Angeles. Then come back, fly to New York to China to Dhaka. Am I eligible to enter Korea ...
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Does South Korea have trains from Andong to Jeonju?

A rail map showed a line from Andong (안동) to Jeonju (전주). But Google Maps says I have to go transfer twice on a much longer route. Korail schedule search says there are no direct trains and transfer ...
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Do I need a visa to go out of the airport in Seoul for sightseeing? [duplicate]

I'm going to Mongolia and have a 14-hour layover in Seoul with Asiana Airlines from the USA. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Mongolian passport holder.
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Can a Filipino go outside the airport and travel on my own during a layover in Incheon airport without a visa?

If ever I passed through immigration in Incheon (with Filipino citizenship, US tourist visa and LA as my final destination) and my choice of free transit tour is not available or full already, can I ...
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Incheon free transit tour: no slots in online reservation for my tour choice. Can I still join on-site?

If the schedule for my particular choice of tour (slots show 15/15) is full in the reservation website, do I still have a chance to join that tour when registering on-site (off-line without ...
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Korean transit visa required for Indians?

I am an Indian citizen working in Indonesia. I would like to travel Jakarta-Tokyo-Beijing-Seoul-Jakarta with Korean Air. Do I need a transit visa before landing in Seoul?
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Do Philippine passport holders need a South Korean visa if travelling directly from Canada?

My sister and I are planning to visit South Korea before we go back to the Philippines. We're both Philippine passport holders, but I have a multiple-entry Canadian tourist visa, while she has (used ...
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Is a transit visa needed in Korea for Nepali people?

I am a Nepali citizen and I have a 2-year Japanese visa, from 2017 to 2019. I want to go to Nepal from Japan with Korean Air, transiting in Korea. Do I need a transit visa?
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Advice Needed: Exchange Students in South Korea

We are 3 Indian students, going to attend a 4-month exchange program at the Korean National Police University, in Asan. We are landing in Seoul on the 21st of February. However, because of a last-...
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Obtain an Alien Registration Card (in Korea), in order to obtain a Russian visa

I (German passport holder) can only apply for a Russian visa in my home country or the place of my current residence. Of course, I am already traveling. Soon I will go to Korea, where I have to keep ...
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Do I need a visa to enter South Korea while traveling to India from Australia? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national, living and working in Australia for a year. I’m on a bridging visa here. Now I’m going to India and my flight from Sydney is transiting through Seoul airport. It has a layover ...
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Does a Filipina need a visa to change planes in South Korea?

My wife has a Philippines passport and a green card and a dependent military ID card from the US. We have a flight that lands in South Korea (we have to claim our bags and recheck them on a different ...
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Can I withdraw money from a Korean bank account in US ATMs?

I need to withdraw money from my Korean bank account from ATMs in Las Vegas (foreign national living in Korea, going to the US for a personal visit), I am trying online searches but most results are ...
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Australian PR/Indonesian Passport - Do I need a visa to go to Korea?

I am an Indonesian passport holder who has Australian residency. I'm planning to go to Korea (ICN) through Taiwan (TPE), but I won't leave Taipei airport the first time around. From my research and ...
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Layover in Korea [duplicate]

Hello I am traveling back to the Philippines which is my home country and I have a layover in Korea for almost 20hrs do I need a visa to explore Seoul? By the way I do have a Japanese visa is it ...
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Visiting brother in Korea, transit 2 days

I am an Indian citizen, residing in Japan, having permanent residency in Japan. I am planning to visit Hong Kong via South Korea. I want to break my journey in Seoul for 2-3 days on the way to Hong ...
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Legality of “volunteering” for room & board (and language class) in South Korea?

This hostel offers bed, food, and language class in return for work. In USA and other countries, this requires a working visa. In Spain it is legal.¹ How is it in South Korea? The website is an ...
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Current USA to Korea visa rule?

I've read (for example South Korea travel visa - When do I leave?) that U.S.A. citizens can just go to Korea for 90 days as easily as to Schengen, i.e., no visa. Has there been a change? The reason ...
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South Korean Visa for Research Conference

I am an Indian passport holder, living in the United States. I have to travel to South Korea for a research conference. I want to know how can I apply for a visa for South Korea from the US. I tried ...
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Australian permanent resident, Philippines passport. Can I travel to Korea visa-free? [duplicate]

So here's my situation. I'm travelling to Korea for 3 weeks in December 2017, as an Australian permanent resident, but my passport is a Philippines passport (which expires in 2019). AUS > KR with a ...
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South Korea travel visa - When do I leave?

If you are a US citizen and travel to South Korea under the 90 day visa-free policy, when do you have to leave? Is it the 90th day or the 89th day?
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Transit visa for Korea going to Fiji island [duplicate]

I am a filipino citizen. I will be travelling to Fiji Island and my layover is in Korea. Do I need to get a transit visa in Korea? Thanks.
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Incheon Airport Transit Questions

I’m going to Seattle from Cebu via Incheon. I wanted to know, if I land in Incheon, go through security for my connecting flight and go up to the passenger terminal (where the boarding gates are), is ...
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Multiple Entry into Korea

I’m planning a trip to Korea and I am an Indian citizen. Now as an Indian, I can visit Jeju (by virtue of it being a Special Administrative Province) without a visa but for the rest of Korea I need a ...
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Can a refugee holding a US Green Card travel to South Korea without a visa?

I am a refugee from Cambodia with a Green Card in the US. I will get a refugee travel document, which is like a passport. Can I travel to South Korea? Will I need a visa? If so, how do I get it? ...
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Does a Vietnamese studying in Australia need a visa for a vacation to South Korea?

I'm currently studying in Australia so do I need a visa when I want to travel to Seoul in summer vacation?
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Schengen tourist visa right after student visa expires (South Korean passport holder) [duplicate]

I have a passport from South Korea, and I have a student visa from the Czech Republic valid from January 2017 to september 2017. I moved to Germany on 31st of August and I'm still here. (6th ...