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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

If you are a US citizen - you can always return to the US. The US is not going to be enforcing Korean laws, so your overstay in Korea is of no consequence in the US. There may be consequences in other ...
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Why are there so many websites for the Korean K-ETA?

There's only one real K-ETA website, from the government: https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/apply/index.do All others may or may not be legit, and even if they actually provide you with a K-ETA, they'll ...
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Jeju Island : Visa requirements

Simple: Jeju is a part of South Korea, so if you have a visa for South Korea, it's valid for Jeju as well. There are various special programs for visiting Jeju only, but if you have a "full" ...
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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

No, there's nothing for the US to gain by caring about it in the slightest. As US citizens have a universal right to enter, all they're likely to care about is that you're not smuggling any goods and ...
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Jeju Island : Visa requirements

There's nothing confusing in the document you link to. The Jeju part is a special visa exemption for people who need a visa to visit South Korea, like you, an Indian citizen. If they fly directly to ...
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Travel with passport expiring in a month

TIMATIC (a travel document database) states Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. TravelDoc (another competing database) does indicate the same as TIMATIC
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Traveling to Korea after having "stolen" a residence card

the only way the Korean government would even be able to flag me is if they put 2 and 2 together in their own system and figured it out; I've lived in South Korea 15 years, and visited 200+ times ...
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Is it possible to be rejected at South Korean border with approved k-eta?

Yes. And this is true to any of "ETA" (and ESTA), but also with a visa. ETA and visas are just "pre-checks". ETA just tell that there is probably no formal restriction to enter: ...
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Is a Chinese passport holder eligible for South Korea 30-day visa exemption?

The KETA has nothing to do with the 30-day exemption. It's the Korean equivalent of the ESTA and brethren, an authorization to fly to the country that issues it, for people who have visa-free access. ...
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Is it possible to be rejected at South Korean border with approved k-eta?

First, a note about South Korea's K-ETA: it is not an option, it is mandatory if you are going to Korea without a visa (and can get visa-free access, as citizens of Kazakhstan can). In and of itself, ...
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Staying in transit

It will depend on the airlines: whether they interline, ie handle each other's luggage. If they do, you will be able to check your luggage all the way to Fukuoka, regardless of whether you have one or ...
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

As long as all the parts that are on the ticket are on the passport, you'll be fine. I'm in the same case as you, and never had problems, either in Korea or elsewhere. Someone I know is in a similar, ...
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Are there any direct ferries between South Korea and Taiwan?

While there are quite a few lines between Korea and Japan/Mainland China, the RoC is way too far to be practical and/or profitable. Container ships ply this route, but ferries, no.
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Gyms in South Korea

A friend of mine used to go to the YMCA, on Jongno I believe, which had a gym where you paid as you went. There a YWCA too, in Myeongdong.
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Procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying your visa

Depending on the length of the overstay, there could be fines, and detention. Plus of course you'll be sent back to the US – and they'll try their damnedest to make you foot the bill. There will ...
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What's the definition of "transit" for the South Korea 30 day visa exemption program?

According to Timatic (the system airlines use to confirm visa requirements), the relevant rules for you to be exempt from requiring a visa for South Korea are : Nationals of China (People's Rep.) ...
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Staying in transit

No, all the flights are not on the same ticket. MIAT and Korean Air do have codeshare/interlining agreements, so it's technically possible for them to check the bags through. However since these are ...
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South Korea transit visa waiver program

According to this document, you are only allowed in Korea visa-free on your way back from Australia, if you only have an e-visa, and no label/sticker in your passport. If you have a label, you're good ...
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With a Canada tourist visa, can Philippines passport holders visit South Korea for 7 days visa-free?

Yes, providing you meet the following conditions: Visa Exemptions: Nationals of Philippines with an entry visa issued by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, ...
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Can I leave Incheon airport during layover as an Indonesian passport holder?

You don't need a visa in this specific situation (because you are in transit), as long as you have visa sticker from the US in your passport. Timatic says: Visa required. Visa Exemptions: Nationals ...
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Can I leave Incheon airport during layover as an Indonesian passport holder?

Even without a US visa / stamp, Indonesian citizens can transit through South Korea (Incheon airport) without a visa, up to 24 hours. In that case, you may not leave the airport transit area on your ...
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Can an Indonesian citizen visit South Korea without a visa?

I think you’re good without a visa, you can check your actual itinerary via IATA Visa Exemptions: Nationals of Indonesia with an entry visa issued by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, ...
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Gyms in South Korea

There are lots of gyms in Seoul, but the tricky part for someone still learning the language is finding one with English-speaking staff. I was able to find a gym that offers memberships on a monthly ...
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Inconsistent question in Korean Visa form

The .pdf application form on the Canadian Embassy website (non-fillable) supports your Korean language translation with their bilingual form: I think it's fairly clear what they are after. ...
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Jeju Island : Visa requirements

From what I understand after looking at that Korean embassy page: If you have a South Korea visa, you're automatically good to visit Jeju too since it's part of Korea. There's special visa-free entry ...
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Chinese passport w/ US visa using refundable ticket for 30 day visa exemption in South Korea

You could try it, but the risk is not negligible. There are Immigration exit checks in Korea, and they are thorough – and the boarding pass is required and scanned. And they keep all records, ...
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Is a Chinese passport holder eligible for South Korea 30-day visa exemption?

You should be eligible for the 30-day visa exemption since your flights match the transit conditions and you have a valid US H1B visa in your passport. I'd say go ahead and enjoy that day in Seoul - ...
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Korea Visa-exemption for Australian Visa holders

Both cases work: the rules state that you need to be going either from OZ to Korea, and then a third country, or from a third country to Korea, onwards to OZ. There's another possibility involving a ...
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How safe are ferries within and travelling from Korea?

After the Sewol disaster and the Itaewon disaster (2022), and the building collapses of the 1990's and 2021, it's safe to say that South Korea still has some major issues with dealing with a disaster. ...
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Travel to Korea with I-327 Travel Document

TIMATIC states : Korea (Rep. of), South - Destination Passport Passport required. Passport Exemptions Passengers with a travel document issued to refugees or stateless persons. Document Validity ...
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