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.

If you need a letter of invitation for participating in the International HANARO Symposium 2019, please email to secretariat at with the following information.

(※ An official invitation letters will be sent to participants, who request them, but you must have registered for the symposium and completed payment.)

Your invitation letter request must include the following details ;

  • Participant’s Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Name of the Affiliation (University, Company, etc.)
  • Department
  • Address of the Affiliation (University, Company, etc.)

Example of Entry Visa to Korea

Countries under Visa Waiver Agreement

The 107 countries listed on the website linked below are under a Visa Waiver Agreement with Korea. Depending on nationality and passport type, citizens from these countries can visit Korea with the purpose of tourism without a visa for 30 to 90 days.

List of countries under the visa waiver agreement

Designated Countries & Regions Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea

(Listed countries without a specified period have a limit of 30 days)

Countries with visa-free entry for general, diplomatic & official passport holders [Table1]

Continent Countries
Asia Japan (90 Days), Hong Kong (90 Days), Macao (90 Days), Taiwan (90 Days), Kuwait (90 Days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain
North America United States (90 Days), Canada (6 Months)
South America Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador (90 Days), Guyana
Europe Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia (90 Days), Slovenia (90 Days), Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia (90 Days), Montenegro
Oceania Australia (90 Days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga
Africa Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Botswana

Countries with visa-free entry for diplomatic & official passport holders [Table2]

Continent Country
Asia Indonesia, Lebanon