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Passport and Visa Requirements

Each foreign visitor wishing to enter the Republic of Korea should have a valid passport and formally obtain a Korean visa before entering.

 

 

Entry into Korea for 90 days is easier to obtain a Visa. Participants requiring visas should apply well in advance to Korean consular offices or diplomatic missions in their countries prior to making final travel arrangements with a travel agent.

 

1.     Visitors from the following countries require a Korean visa. Please apply for it not less than 2 or 3 months prior to your intended travel date (The sooner, the better).

 

 

America

ARGENTINA, BELIZE, Cuba, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, PARAGUAY, URUGUAY

Africa

ALGERIA, BENIN, EGYPT,Ghana, Nigeria,

Asia

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, China, Mongolia, Iran, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, PAKISTAN,SriLanka, Palestine

Europe

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, CROATIA, CYPRUS, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Stan, Georgia, Former, Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia

 

 

< Application of Invitation Letter >

       A letter of invitation may be required with your visa application.

       KIAS will issue a letter of invitation ASAP.

       If you require an invitation letter, please send e-mail to aqis08@kias.re.kr

       the following is necessary:

1)    a short curriculum vitae and a recent publication list
(Either text, TeX, dvi, ps
ms-word or pdf format is recommended.)

 

2.     Visitors from the following countries can visit Korea temporarily without a visa.

(Please check by yourself with Korean embassy of your country or travel agency.)

Asia & Oceania

Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Israel, Macao, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Yemen, Oman, Japan, Qatar, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Guam, Nauru, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Australia, Marshall Islands, Palau

America

Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A, Canada, Chile, Venezuela, Honduras

Africa

Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Swaziland

Europe

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Turkey, Lithuania, Monaco, Vatican City, Slovenia, Albania, San Marino, Andorra