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

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Transit visa required for South Korea?

I am a Myanmar passport holder and I am flying back from USA (JFK) to Thailand with Korean Air. I have a layover in Korea for 5 hours. Do I need a transit visa for my case? My baggages are all checked ...
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Can I leave Incheon airport during layover as an Indonesian passport holder?

I'm an Indonesian passport holder. I'll be going round trip (USA-Indonesia) and transit in South Korea for 11 hrs. I want to leave the airport during my layover. Do I need a transit visa?
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With a Canada tourist visa, can Philippines passport holders visit South Korea for 7 days visa-free?

Can my family visit South Korea with a Canada multiple-entry visa on a Philippines passport?
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Are there any direct ferries between South Korea and Taiwan?

My plan is to travel between South Korea to Taiwan or the Philippines by sea. I'm looking for a ferry without having to change in China or Japan.
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South Korea transit visa waiver program

I am a Chinese passport holder with permanent residency in the UK. I would like to travel to South Korea and then Australia (UK -> South Korea -> Australia -> UK), and will apply online for ...
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Travel with passport expiring in a month

I am planning a trip to South Korea the first two weeks of June and I have a little concern. My Italian passport will expire in August (1.5 month after). Normally when finalizing the trip I am ...
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Staying in transit

I am flying from Frankfurt to Seoul (South Korea), changing airlines, and flying to Fukuoka, Japan, on the same day. I have ADHD and have received special permission from the Japanese authorities to ...
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

I am flying to South Korea from Miami, Florida. My passport says my name like "Patricia Rivera Ruiz" (my dad's last name and mom’s last name, since I am hispanic), but my plane ticket says &...
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Can an Indonesian citizen visit South Korea without a visa?

I'll be going round trip (USA-Indonesia) and transit in South Korea. I have a US green card. I want to stop by in South Korea for 1 week. I think I don't need a visa, but I'm not sure. I will have to ...
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Gyms in South Korea

I am planning to visit South Korea (Seoul) a few times this year (so I can learn the language). Each stay can vary from 1 to 2 weeks. Despite the break however I'd like to be able to work out while I ...
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Inconsistent question in Korean Visa form

The Republic of Korea online visa application form has a section where it asks if you have used any other names. However when we generate a PDF after filling out the form, this question changes to ...
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Document requirements for South Korean Visa e-form

While filling up the e-form for South Korean visa, I noticed that there was no place to upload passport scanned files. However instructions before filling e-form mentioned it: https://www.visa.go.kr/...
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What's the definition of "transit" for the South Korea 30 day visa exemption program?

I am planning to travel to Seoul and Bangkok for a holiday trip. I hold a Chinese passport and I am studying in Australia (so I also have a valid Australia student visa). My plan is to go Australia -&...
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Jeju Island : Visa requirements

I am extremely confused with visa requirements for visiting Jeju island. My plan is to visit South Korea and cover Jeju island as well. I am an Indian citizen and I am not sure if South Korean visa ...
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Chinese passport w/ US visa using refundable ticket for 30 day visa exemption in South Korea

I recently became aware that my girlfriend, who has a Chinese passport but a B2 U.S. visa, can get 30 days in Seoul visa exempt provided that she has a "confirmed flight ticket from South Korea ...
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Is a Chinese passport holder eligible for South Korea 30-day visa exemption?

I have a Chinese passport with a USA H1B visa, originally scheduled for a flight from NKG (Nanjing) to SFO via ICN on the same day. Asiana Airlines rescheduled my first leg exactly 24 hours earlier so ...
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Korea Visa-exemption for Australian Visa holders

I'm an Indonesian citizen (Indo passport), staying in Australia with a valid Australian visa (not PR, not citizenship). My travel plan is: Australia -> Japan (2 weeks) -> Korea (2 weeks) -> ...
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Is it possible to be rejected at South Korean border with approved k-eta?

I'm from Kazakhstan, and we have the option to obtain a K-ETA for trips lasting less than 30 days. However, I've heard some stories about our citizens getting rejected at the border even if they have ...
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Why are there so many websites for the Korean K-ETA?

Why are there are so many websites for the Korean K-ETA? This makes me think that it's a kind of scam or something non-related to the government. Does someone know why it works like this or can point ...
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Procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying your visa

What is the procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying my visa? Specifically, what happens when i visit the Korea Immigration Service Center (KIS) after almost 6 months in the country? Almost ...
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I overstayed in South Korea, and now I want to go back to my home country (the US) after two months

I overstayed in South Korea , and now I want to go back to my home country (the US) after two months. Will there be a problem with the US Immigration when arriving back to the country?
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How to book Busan/Korea to Osaka/Japan ferry

There is a ferry operator Panstar that runs a ferry from Busan to Osaka. The JP site of the company offers the online booking but it looks the company does not offer a online booking from Busan to ...
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Travel to Korea with I-327 Travel Document

I am wondering if South Korea accepts I-327 Travel Document (US Re-entry Permit) in lieu of a passport either for visa free travel or for visa issuance purposes. Anyone has the experience?
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Where to see baseball in Daegu, South Korea?

I am lucky enough to be in Daegu, South Korea this weekend. I'd like to bring my son to see some baseball while we are there. What are the options? I already found that the Samsung Lions play in Daegu,...
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West Coast, US to S Korea by sea with cat, economy

I want to travel to South Korea from California/Oregon/West Coast by boat with my cat. I'm not looking for luxury as it's just a focused trip to get from point A to point B without flying. Travel ...
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Applying Korean Tourist visa from Nagpur or Bengaluru

I will be travelling to South Korea on 31th MAY, 2023 for tourism purposes. Before travelling, I have to get my visa approved. So, I was looking for some service based out of Nagpur/Bengaluru which ...
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Navigating Daejeon, Korea as an English-speaker

I am considering a attending a scientific conference in Daejeon, South Korea but I only speak English. I would like some insight on how difficult the city is to navigate for a speaker of English-only. ...
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South Korea navigation app

I'll be in South Korea for a couple of weeks and would love to rent a car there to drive around the country. What is the best navigation app I can use there (with English interface of course)? It ...
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Transit in Seoul, South Korea - Indonesian with a USA visa

I'm Indonesian, traveling to the USA through Seoul. I have a valid US visa and I will have a long transit at ICN airport. Can I leave the airport?
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Is it possible to book a ferry from Fukuoka or Shimonoseki to Busan online in early 2023?

For over a decade I've entered Japan on one way tickets and no airline has asked for my proof of return/onward flights, so I stopped obtaining them long ago. However a few days ago I arrived at BKK ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for a layover in South Korea/Incheon?

Below are the details I am Indian citizen holding a valid visa to USA. I am planning to travel from Delhi (DEL) to Los Angles (LAX) from Delta airlines via ICN (Incheon, South Korea) I do not have ...
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As a Chinese national, can I layover at ICN airport for 17 hours before next aligned flight?

From YVR Canada to PVG Shanghai, I am planning to transit at ICN, Seoul for 17 hours. Do you know if I can do this without a visa?
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Terminating H-1 Visa in Korea - What Steps Do I need to Take?

I currently have the H-1 Working Holiday visa, and intend to leave Korea soon. I can find surprisingly little information on the web on what steps I need to take. Can I just get up and leave? Do I ...
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Does a Uzbekistan passport holder require a transit visa for South Korea? [duplicate]

I'm from Uzbekistan; is it okay to go to China via South Korea? I don't have a visa for South Korea but I have a China visa and I have prepared a China health code in my country.
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Can I bring non-prescribed medication to South Korea?

When travelling, I like to bring a few non-prescribed medications with me just in case I ever need them, such as aspirin/paracetamol/ibuprofen, diarrhoea/sickness tablets, and sleeping tablets. I will ...
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Using Korail trains in South Korea without advance booking?

I plan to take a Korail train in October in South Korea. I don't know exactly at what time I'll reach the train station. Is it practical to just show up at Korail train stations and buy a ticket there?...
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How can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online?

"Standing / Non-reserved Seat" is the cheapest fare on Korail: But how can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online? I only see two purchase options (...
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Traveling to Korea after having "stolen" a residence card

Some background on the story: In 2011, I lived in (South) Korea as an English teacher. Due to immense bureaucratic difficulty I had trouble getting my Residence Card and only received it the Monday ...
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Current lockdown situations in Thailand and Korea?

I'm planning a trip with a friend and we're thinking of going to either Thailand (Chiang Mai) or Korea (Seoul and/or Jeju). We want to go to local places, meet and hang out with local people, go to ...
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South Korea travel visa [closed]

Can I use my wife's bank statement to apply for the South Korea tourist visa. my wife and daughter travel with me.
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Do Asians generally want a tourist/visitor to "act Asian", or "be different"?

One of my biggest fears with going to Japan (or Korea, etc.) is that I will offend them somehow by accident. If I do some silly attempt at holding my hands together to express "thank you", ...
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Do I need a Korean transit visa to go through Seoul on my way to Jeju?

I am a Filipino planning to go to Jeju for a 4-day trip. My flight will go from Manila to Incheon then change airport to Gimpo then to Jeju vice versa.
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Air Asiana canceled return flight while on a trip. How to get most compensation (and a flight)

A while ago I bought a flight+return from Japan to Korea. Now I am in Korea (used the first flight) and have just received an email that my return flight has been canceled (a couple weeks ahead). The ...
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Entry procedure to Korea (long term stay?) [closed]

I am looking for the current entry restrictions to Korea for a 4 months stay on a D-2 visa, entering from Japan. I have found the following website, but I am not sure if I am really considered long ...
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Taking birth-control pills to South Korea

I'll be going to South Korea for at least 6 months, and I take birth control pills. In my country, I've never needed any prescription to buy them, although I can easily get a prescription if needed. ...
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How long does an alien have to fly into Korea once my D-4 visa is issued?

If an alien (i.e. a non South Korean national) applies to a D-4 visa to study in Korea, and assume the visa is granted, is there any pre-defined period of time the alien has since the visa is issued ...
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Purpose of travel for past trips on a d-2-8 visa

I'm applying for a D-2-8 visa (Summer school/short term study visa) to go South Korea. One of the questions is what the purpose of visit was for my past travel history. I've been to England, France, ...
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has anyone translated dietary restrictions in writing from english to korean?

https://justhungry.com/japan-dining-out-cards has printable cards for communicating dietary restrictions in Japan. they translated english to japanese. are there any similar cards or website for ...
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Inverted Speed Limit sign in South Korea

Can anyone tell me the meaning of this South Korean street sign? It looks like a speed limit to me, but the colors are inverted (white font on black instead of black font on white). I searched ...
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Can French citizens apply for a South Korean tourist visa with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Visa_policy_of_South_Korea&oldid=966979960#Visa-free_entry: On 13 April 2020, the South Korean government temporarily suspended its visa ...
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