Questions tagged [south-korea]

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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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 seems ...
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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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Flying from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon): will the passenger be quarantined in South Korea?

If a passenger flies from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon), will they be quarantined in South Korea? The passenger is a French citizen and permanent resident of the United ...
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Where can I find a Korean-English phrasebook in the form of laminated cards?

Soon, I'm hoping to travel to South Korea to get voice surgery. I remember hearing of these laminated cards that you could use to point to a phrase or something in order to help communicate. Do you ...
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Dual Citizenship (US, S. Korea) and entering Korea [duplicate]

I am currently a college student (20yrs) finishing up a semester of college in the US before flying back to Korea to be with my parents, but I heard that the travel restrictions in Korea are a bit ...
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Traveling to Korea with special entry procedure because of COVID-19 [closed]

According to the Korean government, a special entry procedure has been set for travellers from 5 European countries including The Netherlands. As an extension to some Asian countries. More info ...
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Travel through Chinese/Korean immigration/customs individually or together?

Me and my friend booked our flights from LAX to ICN together and have a layover in PEK Beijing. When we go to the immigration and customs counters, would we approach them individually or together? ...
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Airport Change when transiting in Korea (Indonesian passport, Canadian PR)

I am travelling to Japan from Canada and I found a ticket with Seoul transit. However, the Seoul transit will require an Airport change from ICN to GMP. It will be 20 hours layover which will be ...
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Is there a possibility I will get sent back from South Korea once I arrive after being in Wuhan December 2019?

On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any ...
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Korean Visa for a layover tour

If we have a US Visa, is it OK to enter Seoul, South Korea to take a layover tour? It's because we will be arriving in Seoul dawn of February 21 & leave Seoul to San Francisco on the night of ...
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Connecting flight with long layover in Korea

I am a Philippine Passport holder. I will travel to Brazil passing Incheon, South Korea, to arrive on March 29 at 8 pm in the airport and onward to Brazil on March 30 at 10:30 am. I plan to ...
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Transit Visa in South Korea for Uzbekistan Passport Holder?

I am a Uzbek student in China and I want to come back to Uzbekistan via flights from Shanghai to Seoul (Incheon) and Seoul (Incheon) to Tashkent. Transit time is 19-20 hours; do I need a transit visa ...
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Long Layover in Korea

I am a Philippine passport holder and I have a 14 hour layover in Korea on January 29. My problem is that my passport is expiring on April 21. When I called Asiana before I booked my flight, they said ...
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Need visa for 12 hours layover at Seoul airport?

We are Myanmar passport holders, me and our family are planning to visit Japan and Korea this April. We're planning to book a connecting flight from Japan to Korea, and then to Yangon. Is it OK for ...
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