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 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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Applying for South Korean tourist visas

I would like to apply for South Korean tourist visas for my parents, who hold Indonesian passports. They are coming to Australia next week to visit me and my sister and then flying to South Korea ...
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Transit visa at Incheon airport

I am a Nigerian and making a round trip for holiday from Lagos to East Timor, with a transit at Incheon airport, South Korea. Do i need a transit visa?
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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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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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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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Do I need Korea Visa when transit at Incheon Airport, as an Indonesian citizen?

I'm travelling from London (UK) to Jakarta and using 2 different airlines (2 separate tickets - non connecting flight), from London to Incheon using Asiana (1 ticket), and from Incheon to Jakarta ...
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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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Stitches removal in south Korea [closed]

I suddenly had to get just some small stitches on my wrist and it has to come off in 10 days and I will be in Korea at that time so I was wondering where I can go get it removed and how much will it ...
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How is winter time in Busan, South Korea? [duplicate]

I will travel around early January. I want to know from someone who has been there around this time if it's extremely cold?
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Can transit in Japan or korea [closed]

I am traveling to Vladivostok from India. I have a flight from India to Japan to Korea to Vladivostok. Can I transit in Japan or Korea? I hold an Indian passport.
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Transiting through Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

I'm planning to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Melbourne via Seoul (and Kuala Lumpur). There seems to be a policy for allowing passengers destined for some countries (Australia included) to transit through ...
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Where to find clear sky In South Korea for viewing stars?

What parts of South Korea have the clearest sky without light pollution to see stars? It's clear the big cities have lots of light pollution, but even the places I have been told are "country side" ...
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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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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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Zurich to Japan and South Korea for three weeks [closed]

I'm planning to travel alone to Japan and South Korea for three weeks (20 June - 12 July, 2015) and I'll depart from Zurich, Switzerland. My main question is about getting to both places, which is a ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW 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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3-4 days in Korea [closed]

I am going to a business conference in Korea in July. I've managed to prolong my stay by 3-4 days (can't stay longer because I have another meeting in Europe). The event is in Seoul. What are "must ...
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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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Does an Indian citizen with a tourist visa have to report to South Korean immigration center after arrival?

My wife is planing to come to South Korea for the winter vacation. She comes for a period of 1 month and has hold tourist visa. I would like to know if she need to have some formalities (for ex, ...
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Places to drink (party) at Songnae Korea [closed]

I'm visiting Songnae South Korea, and I wanted to know (since I didn't find any) if there are bars or places to go and have a couple of drinks.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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China passport holder transit more than 11 hours in Seoul (KE) to YVR

I'm going to Vancouver (YVR) and will transit in Seoul for 11 hours. I'm holding a passport from China. Do I need any visa to transit in Korea?
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Is there an active nightlife in Seoul on weekdays?

I'll be traveling to Seoul on a Monday in the near future and I want to experience the nightlife culture. My concern is that I leave Seoul on a Friday afternoon and unable to experience the nightlife. ...
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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 ...
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Where can I go skydiving in South Korea?

I am heading to Korea in near future for quite a long trip. As, I am very enthusiastic about skydiving, I was wondering how easy (or hard) to get a tandem jump (aka assisted jump). After Google, I ...
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Can a used smartphone purchased in South Korea be used in Australia?

I'm thinking about buying a second-hand smartphone before I leave Korea since some major brands are based here and Koreans seem to always want the latest and greatest I'm assuming models one or two ...
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Changing yen to won in Japan vs. Korea

Is it better to change yen to won in Japan or Korea? We are about to move from Japan to Korea and just want to get the best rate.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bushwalking options for solo travellers in Korea

I occasionally go bushwalking (hiking), and would like to do so in South Korea if possible. The main concern I have is safety. I'm concerned about going bushwalking solo, because I have it ingrained ...
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Transit Visa required for US citizens going from Japan to Korea?

We are U.S citizens and will be traveling to Japan from SFO in June, originally to stay 2 weeks. We are just now thinking of adding a week in Seoul, Korea to depart from Haneda or Narita before ...
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Does a Greek need a visa to visit Seoul or Moscow or Singapore?

I have a Greek passport and plan to go to Thailand via Seoul, Moscow or Singapore. Before I book my ticket for city break, for which of these cities DON'T I need a visa (transit or tourist)?
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Chinese passports + A residence permit issued by France: Do I need a visa traveling to South Korea?

Excerpt from Wikipedia: Visa policy of South Korea Holders of Chinese passports who also hold a physical visa or a residence permit issued by a EEA member state or Switzerland, or a group visa ...
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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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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?