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Questions tagged [south-korea]

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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requirement of Philippine passport holder applying tourist visa in Korea with multiple visa in Japan [on hold]

requirement of Philippine passport holder applying tourist visa in Korea with multiple visa in Japan..and applying korean visa in Japan embassy
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MINIMUM STAY As a transit passenger

I have a US passport travelling from Guam to London. My first transit is Seoul (Incheon Airport). Lay over for 10hrs before my next flight to Dubai. Is there any minimum days to stay in Seoul before ...
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Is there now, or was there a few years ago, a ferry from Busan, Korea or Shimonoseki, Japan to China?

In the past I took ferries between South Korea and Japan six times, but the most recent was seven years ago. I seem to recall that besides the Japanese and Korean travellers that there were also many ...
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Can registered guest stay in other room of the same hotel?

My girlfriend has just come to Seoul in a group of tourists. I'm already in Seoul since I study there. Because we want to spend a night with each other so I thinking about booking a (double) room for ...
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What does amber - green traffic light mean in South Korea?

I recently rented a car in Jeju, South Korea. While I managed to get used to most of the traffic rules there which are different from what I'm used to (such as right turn on a red light) I got really ...
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Visiting Jeju island on single entry visa to South Korea

I'm traveling to South Korea on single entry visa and I'm making plans of visiting Jeju island during my stay from Seoul. As I have my return flight back from Seoul I have to travel back to Seoul ...
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Can I travel on JR Beetle to South Korea and stay for a week, on a 3 month Japan visit

I’m going to be in Japan for a total of 88 days with confirmed flights in and out. I was thinking about spending a week in the middle of that in South Korea, travelling on the JR Beetle from Hakata to ...
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Korea Incheon airport 22hr and 14hr Layover visa

I am Nepali with Nepali passport. I am on Temporary Protected Status and I have advanced parole. My flight details are SEATTLE-ICN-NEPAL (22hr) and NEPAL-ICN-SEATTLE (14hr). My question is, would I be ...
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Going from Hongik Univ to Incheon intairport by train: possible with T-money card?

T-money is an all-around transportation card used for public buses, subways, taxis, and convenience stores that accept T-money as a form of transaction (most do). The function of a T-money card is ...
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Are international contactless cards / Apple Pay accepted in South Korea?

Travelling around Seoul, I've often seen the NFC / contactless payment logo in restaurants, shops, and bars. However, every time I've tried paying through either contactless American Express and ...
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South Korea Exit Requirements

I have an F2 visa in South Korea on my Canadian passport, which has expired and in the process of renewal. I do have to travel, and was thinking to do so on my other, and Dutch passport. Is South ...
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transit visa for indian passport holder in Daegu or Busan (South Korea) on the way to Khabarovsky or Vladivostok (Russia)

I have an Indian passport, Japanese residence card and intend to visit Khabarovsk and Vladivostok (Russia) but an itinerary (the cheapeast one) involves a transit in Daegu (TAE) or Busan (PUS). I have ...
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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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Do I need transit visa for South Korea?

I'm an Indian working in the USA. I have a long layover in Incheon, South Korea while travelling to India from the US. Do I need a transit visa to go out of airport and see the city? Thanks and ...
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Conflicting info about visa-free South Korea countries?

I was wondering which countries are OK for visa-free tourism to South Korea. Particularly just USA and UK. Strangely, I found it hard to find decisive information! Click here - https://english....
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Do I need a transit visa for South Korea? (under 24 hours)

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen who has been living in Japan for the past year on a student visa. As such, I have a valid residence card for Japan. I’m planning to travel to France, with a transit through ...
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Which bus providers in South Korea run from Sokcho to Pohang?

I'm trying to book travel from Sokcho-si to Gyeongju, which Rome2Rio suggests taking as a bus trip from Sokcho Express terminal to Pohang and then changing to a local bus from Pohang to Gyeongju. ...
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Where is smoking allowed in South Korea?

I heard on a few YouTube travel videos that there are "stricter than normal" restrictions on where smoking is allowed in South Korea, especially in Seoul. Are there any signs that I should watch out ...
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Apply for Korean Visa in Japan as an exchange student

I am curently a Vietnamese exchange student in Japan. And I just got here in March 20th. My Japan Visa is 6 months. I am intending to travel to South Korea in September. I want to apply for the visa ...
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South Korea SIM paperwork: laissez-faire or strict?

Looking for information from someone who's recently visited Korea as a tourist. With regards to visitors buying a SIM card for local use, I've noticed some countries are totally laissez-faire. You ...
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90-days without a visa in South Korea [closed]

I am a frequent visitor to South Korea without a visa as a U.S. citizen. Each time I left Korea without fully staying those full 90 days but am wondering whether there is a limit to this count (one ...
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Does a Filipina need a transit visa for South Korea? [duplicate]

I'm a Filipina going home to the Philippines this coming April 27 by Jeju Air via Muan (MWX). Do I need a transit visa?
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Can I visit outside Incheon Airport with this conditions?

I have 17 hours layover for my CEB-AUH flight via Incheon I am a Filipino holding an active Working/Resident visa in the United Arab Emirates valid until 2020 I have an active US Tourist Visa valid ...
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Using Incheon’s Transit Hotel

I’m going to have a 12 hour layover in Incheon in April and was planning on using their terminal 2 transit hotel. Their hotel policy states that I cannot use them if I have to go through immigration ...
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Travel to South Korea with a German residence permit (but less than 6 months)

I am a foreigner from Indonesia and living in Germany. I want to travel to South Korea in April 2019 (only for 7 days) and would like therefore to apply a tourist visa. I have checked all the ...
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Can I buy in Japan expensive thing and transfer it to third party country through South Korea without paying taxes in Korea?

I want to travel (Russia -> Japan -> South Korea -> Russia). I want to buy a laptop in Japan ($4300). Should I pay taxes on South Korea border when I will enter/leave country?
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Visa and entry to South Korea as a volunteer?

I would like to go to Seoul as a volunteer in a hostel and would like to know if the visa free entry as a tourist is enough for that purpose (not getting paid, just accommodation). Also, how exactly ...
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Layover in Incheon

We are a Philippine Passport holder. We already have a Japan Visa. We already have a Ticket for our return flight. Unfortunately, it is connecting with Korea. May I know if do we need to secure a ...
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Travel to France with refugee travel document [closed]

I intend to travel to France with a South Korean refugee travel document. Can I do this?
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Can a South Korean national visiting Canada travel to the United States?

My friend from South Korea is visiting me in Canada. Is it possible for her to get an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) while in Canada, and then visit the U.S. with me by driving ...
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Does South Korea stamp the passports of US citizens?

I am a U.S. citizen. Does South Korea stamp my passport upon entry to the country? They did not stamp it when I left two weeks ago. My passport's visa pages are almost filled, but it is still good for ...
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Do I need to apply korean tourist visa

I'm currently holding Indonesian passport who has a Permanent Residency of Australia. I'm planning to go to Inchon and Jeju island for 1 week from Indonesia. My question is, do I need to apply for a ...
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Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?

I've been to South Korea a few times already and always enjoy it but I've always had an onward ticket before. Now I need to fly home from a trip that's lasted over a year, but I still want to take my ...
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Is it ok to bring sex toy in South Korea? In luggages

I'd like to know if it’s possible to take two vibrators into South Korea. I'll be flying from USA to China and will connect there to South Korea.
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Jeju visa procedures for Nigeria and Ghana

How do I apply visa to Jeju Island with Nigerian and Ghanese passports?
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Transit a day in Seoul (Indonesian citizen)

I'm an Indonesian citizen and traveling with family to Japan next month. My flight will transit in Seoul for a day. Do I need visa for 1 day/night stop over ? How many hour max I can stay in Seoul ...
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Proof of Home Address UK Visa Application

My friend is applying for a UK Visa but she has not proof of address at the country where she is currently residing and it is required for the application process. She has a tenancy agreement but it'...
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I’m a flight attendant with dual citizenship of USA and South Korea. Can I enter US using foreign passport? [duplicate]

If I want to use my staff ticket I have to book the ticket under my Korean name (which is completely different from my English name) and Korean passport number. The only thing is I know that for the ...
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Do I need a visa to transfer flight in Seoul (Incheon Airport)? [duplicate]

I'm a Chinese citizen with Japan one-time tourist visa. I booked two tickets to go home, Okinawa to Seoul (Incheon Airport) and Seoul (Incheon Airport) to Dalian. Do I need a South Korean visa to ...
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I am going to South Korea and my passport is only valid for 5 more months, will I be rejected?

I am going to South Korea and my passport is only valid for 5 more months, will I be rejected?
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Korean and Japanese visa needed for travelling?

I'm a Philippine passport holder who is currently working in Germany. I already have a Residence Permit here in Germany. I want to travel to Japan for a week, then another week going to Korea. Do I ...
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Can I reset my stay in Korea by going out? [duplicate]

I live in a country which allows me to stay in Korea for 90 days on a tourist visa. I’m wondering is it enough for me to go out from Korea, let say I go to Japan for few days and then I go back to ...
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I was denied entry to South Korea even though I have a valid visa and passport

I'm an Algerian citizen. I applied for the tourist visa C-3-9, along with my friend. Our visas were issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Algiers. We bought the tickets and came to Korea (...
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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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Do we need a visa? Vietnamese with Australian visa travelling SYD-TPE-ICN-TPE-SYD

I've read the Timatic guide for visa exclusions but I'm not sure if our trip is covered by the given itineraries. Any help would be very appreciated! My partner is Vietnamese with an Australian visa ...
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Can I apply for Korean travel visa from Japan?

I’m a Mongolian citizen currently on a travel visa in Japan. Am I allowed to apply for a travel visa directly from Tokyo or must I return home and then apply?
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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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Is there a local bus from Seomyeon (Busan) to the airport or to some bus stop within 2 km from the airport?

Is there a local bus from Seomyeon (Busan) to the Gimhae airport or to some bus stop within 2 km from the airport? I guess the title says it all. I want to find a local bus from Seomyeon to the ...
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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 ...