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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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After my Korean C-4 visa expires, can I re-enter immediately as a visa-free national? [closed]

I hava question in regards to my current work visa in Seoul South Korea. I am a US citizen in Seoul, South Korea, on a C-4 work visa that will expire next week. If don't have a employer to renew or ...
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How much is the visa cost for South Korea from India?

I have been invited to an business event in Seoul, South Korea. I'm an Indian citizen. What is the cost for such visas?
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Can we visit Korea without visa?

My husband and I plan to visit Korea, specifically Nami Island, but we're worried that we won't be able to submit all the visa requirements. I am a domestic helper here in Hongkong and my husband ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea? Vietnamese passport, depart from Taipei [duplicate]

I am Vietnamese and living in Taiwan. I would like to check if I could enter Korea without a visa as transit program. I got a physical Japan visa. Transit tourists bound for another country ...
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Would people in Seoul be bothered by a big baggage in the subway/bus?

The box in question is a 55cm cube. Do we also need to buy a ticket for it or something?
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Transit visa for South Korea as a Pakistani citizen?

I am taking a round trip from China to Japan. My departure flight has a 7-hour layover in Seoul, that would be okay, but on the return flight there is a layover of 24 hours. Can I get a transit visa ...
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Can I leave ICN airport on an 8-hour layover? Indonesian citizen, US Green Card

I'm an Indonesian citizen with a US green card. I'm traveling to Jakarta. I have an 8-hour layover in South Korea. Based on https://visa.go.kr/, I'm pretty certain that I don't need a tourist/transit ...
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Can I use T-Money on AREX Express from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport?

I want to go back to Incheon from Seoul Station. When I came here, I used a bus from Incheon to Gangnam Station, but now I want to use AREX Express to return to the airport. Can I purchase the ...
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Indonesian with Japan visa travelling to South Korea

My friend is an Indonesian and would like to travel to South Korea, he holds a Japan technical intern visa. Will he be exempt from a South Korean visa? If not, how should I get the South Korea visa?
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Visa-free transit in Korea

I'm flying from Auckland to China (layover) to Busan. Then 5 days in Korea, then Seoul to Japan. I am staying there for 3 months. I am from Jordan and a New Zealand permanent resident. I already have ...
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Using my train pass in Korea

I'm going to South Korea for 2 weeks between September 10 and 24. I bought a flexible pass on the Korail website. But I discovered too late that I can only make reservations up to one month before any ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Incheon Airport?

I am a Nigerian citizen and will be boarding a round trip from Osaka to Nigeria. My flight is from Osaka Kansai Airport to Incheon Airport, and I will transfer to an Ethiopian Airlines flight heading ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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English-language meta-search engine with good coverage of Korean airlines?

When I search for flights from South Korea to nearby countries on Google Flights, there are usually many flights from airlines which don't share fare data with Google, for example: T'Way, Eastar Jet, ...
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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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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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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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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?