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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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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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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Halal Restaurants in Seoul South Korea

I am travelling to Seoul this winter. I want to know about some good restaurants having halal food and also having spicy food as well. If there are some Pakistani restaurants having biryani that will ...
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Do Japanese residents need a visa for South Korea?

My husband and I live in Japan and we're planning to travel to South Korea this June. We both hold a Philippine passport with a long-term resident Japanese visa. Do we still have to apply for a visa ...
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Are old iPhones unable to be use SIM cards overseas, and if so, can it be avoided?

An iPhone 4 I got in March 2011 in Australia was able to be used with a SIM when I visited Japan in 2011 to 2013. However, when I tried getting a SIM for it in September 2016, the store staff said ...
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Indonesian passport holder wishing to visit South Korea for tourism. Do I need a visa?

I'm planning to visit South Korea next month. Short stay, only 5 days. Do I still need a visa? I hold an Indonesian passport with a Malaysian visa (I live here currently).
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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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Do tickets for these Korean trains have to be booked in advance?

I'm visiting Korea from 15th till 23rd of October. I want to go to Seoul, Busan and Jeonju. Do I have to buy train tickets in advance for the fast trains (KTX, ITX) or can I buy it just before ...
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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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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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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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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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Visa-free travel to South Korea for Filipino citizens holding an Australian visa

I've heard that you can travel to South Korea without a visa if you have an Australian visa and your flight is bound to/from that country. I plan to do this to travel from the Philippines to South ...
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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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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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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 citizens of the Philippines need a visa to visit South Korea?

I'm an Australian permanent resident holding a Philippines passport and I am planning to go on a holiday to South Korea for 10 days. Do I need to apply for a visa? My passport has my return visa ...
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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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Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea?

I am a Vietnamese citizen. I am planning to buy a round-trip flight ticket from Taipei to Los Angeles (America) and I will transit in Seoul airport. Do I need a visa if I want to enter Seoul (not ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving from US to South Korea, what surge protectors can I buy?

In September I'm moving from the US to South Korea. South Korea uses 220V/60Hz power and the continental European C/E/F-style plugs. As part of my budgeting process, I'm working on determining what ...
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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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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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Extending tourist stay in South Korea to take a language course?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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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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Is it still possible to find kisaengs in today's Korea?

Do kisaengs (female Korean entertainers, sometimes described as analogous to geishas in Japan) still exist, and is it possible to watch a performance or book an evening with them? The Wikipedia ...
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Geumjeongsan Mountain walkable?

I'm planning a trip to Busan, Korea and I wanted to check some temples by walking to them. A couple of places mention Geumjeongsan Mountain but it doesn't say much about an official hiking path. I ...
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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 ...
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Passport from Republic of China traveling to Taiwan with layover in Seoul

I will be traveling to Taiwan with my mother, who has a passport from the Republic of China. We have purchased direct round-trip flights from New York to Taipei via Seoul. We will have two overnight ...
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Dual Korean-American; how can I enter Russia with visa-free Korean passport?

I'm planning on flying to Moscow, Russia (SVO) from Incheon, Korea (ICN) in a few days. I am a Korean-American dual citizen, having both a Korean passport and an American one. My names on both ...
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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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Long layover at Incheon international Airport

I have a question related to my trip to Korea. I am Cambodian, I will have a trip from Cambodia to Jeju and of course I can get in Jeju without visa. But from Jeju to Cambodia, I will have a long ...
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Universities open to public in South Korea and Japan?

In California and most other states in the USA, at public universities (and sometimes private universities), it is possible for anyone who is not affiliated with the institution to walk into a ...
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Internet latency between Europe and Korea [closed]

I don't really know if this if the right place to ask this question but I can't find a better one. I'm moving to Seoul - South Korea for my studies in August and I was wondering with a friend staying ...
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Incheon International Airport: Problem with immigration stamp

I just arrived in incheon international airport from LAX earlier today and did not know how to get to the departure area. Hence, I went to the immigration area and got my passport stamped because i ...
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Which ferry from China to South Korea is the cheapest?

In less than two weeks my Chinese visa will expire and I'm considering taking one of the ferries to South Korea. I don't care about which part of China it leaves from, there are several choices. I ...
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Am I eligible for transit Visa in Seoul? (International Student at USA)

I am a student studying in USA and I am from Nepal. I have a student visa to study in USA. I will be going back to Nepal this December and return in January but I am planning to stay in S.Korea for ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter to South Korea if I already got Aus visa?

I'm currently holding Vietnamese passport and studying in Australia. I read some sources saying that I don't have to apply for visa if I already have a valid Australia visa. Is that true? Or will I be ...