VISA & TRAVEL
Visa Application
Visa Application

Foreign nationals entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa issued by the Korean embassy or consular offices in their country. However, citizens from many countries are now permitted visa-free entry for a limited period under certain conditions. In order to check whether you are allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact a Korean embassy or consular office in your country or visit the following websites to confirm.

KOREA VISA PORTAL
All foreign visitors who wish to enter the Republic of Korea must obtain K-ETA permission to board aircraft and ships bound for Korea. You must apply at least 72 hours before departure by accessing the K-ETA website or mobile app (K-ETA).

K-ETA for participants from visa waiver and visa-free countries

K-ETA is an online electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain prior to arrival to Republic of Korea. From April 1, 2022, K-ETA application is open to nationals from 96 countries. Please apply for K-ETA at least 72 hours before departure.

To learn more about K-ETA, please see here.

50 Eligible Countries for K-ETA
Asia (3) Guam, Palau, Singapore
Americas (9) Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint  Kitts-Nevis, Saint  Vincent  and  the  Grenadines , United  States  of  America, Venezuela
Europe (37) Albania, Andorra, Holy  See, Ireland, Malta, Monaco, San  Marino, Slovenia, United  Kingdom, Greece, Netherlands,  Denmark,  Germany, Latvia,  Romania,  Luxembourg, Lithuania,  Belgium,  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Sweden,  Spain, Slovakia,  Estonia, Austria,  Italy,  Czech  Republic,  Croatia,  Portugal,  Poland,  France,  Finland, Hungary,  Norway,  Switzerland, Liechtenstein,  Iceland
Oceania (1) New  Caledonia
46 for K-ETA Additional Eligible Countries (from Apr. 1st, 2022)
Asia (8) Malaysia, Bahrain, United  Arab  Emirates, Oman, Israel, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Thailand
Americas (20) Guatemala, Dominican  Republic,  Bahamas,  Brazil,  Saint Lucia,  Suriname,  Haiti,  Antigua  and  Barbuda,  El  Salvador,  Uruguay, Jamaica,  Chile, Costa  Rica,  Colombia,  Trinidad  and  Tobago,  Canada, Argentina,  Honduras,  Paraguay,  Ecuador
Europe (5) Turkey, Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia  and Herzegovina, Serbia
Oceania (5) Nauru, Marshall  Islands,  Fiji,  Tuvalu,  Australia
Africa (8) Republic  of  South  Africa,  Lesotho,  Morocco,  Mauritius,  Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini, Tunisia
16 Countries Currently Suspended for the K-ETA

Temporary suspension measures have been applied to 16 countries/regions* that have a visa-waiver or visa-free entry program with the Republic of Korea as of April 1, 2022.

Asia (7) Macau,   Brunei   Darussalam,   Saudi   Arabia,   Japan,   Kuwait, Taiwan, Hong  Kong
Americas  (3) Grenada, Panama, Peru
Oceania (6) New  Zealand,  Micronesia,  Samoa,  Solomon  Islands,  Kiribati, Tonga

Visa for participants from visa-required countries

Please direct any questions regarding entry to Korea and quarantine requirements to your nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate, as the terms and conditions may vary.

Invitation letter for visa application
An official invitation letter will be sent by ICDERS 2023 upon request. This personal invitation is intended to facilitate travel and visa arrangements for registered participants. Visa applications are the sole responsibility of participants. After completing registration, in-person participants may request a letter of invitation at My Page.