South Korea visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

South Korean Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans who want to visit South Korea can stay there visa-free for up to 30 days. 
  • Passport must be valid for up to 6 months after date of departure. 
  • Visa applicants must submit their passport, visa application form, a recent coloured passport sized photograph, and other relevant documents as determined by the status of the applicant.
  • Submitted documents would not be returned with the exception of passports, visitors should have prepared photocopies along with the original. 
  • The Visa must have  blank pages. 
  • South Africans who wish to extend their stay in South Korea past 30 days must apply for a visa. 
  • Holders of laissez-passers are visa exempt for 30 days.
  • Holders of e-visas or e-resident permit are only granted visa free access if they depart from Australia. 
  • Travelers in transit do not require a visa if the transit takes less than 24-hours. 
  • Visitors can easily get around South Africa using public transport such as buses or trains; ferries are also available to the surrounding islands, as the public transport system is very efficient. 
  • The spring and autumn are the best times to visit South Korea as summer and winter are very extreme in the country. 
  • Visitors to South Korea should take precautions against Japanese encephalitis in the months of June and October. 
  •  South Africans are not expected to take up paid employment for the duration of their stay in South Korea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is South Africa visa-free to South Korea?

Yes South Africa is visa-free to South Korea. 

Can South Africans get visa on arrival in South Korea?

Yes South Africans can get visa on arrival to South Korea.

What language is spoken in South Korea?

While Korean is the official language of South Korea, English is spoken as well. 

Is Korea a 1st world country?

Along with the United States, Canada and other Western European nations South Korea is a 1st world country. 

Is South Korea a poor country?

According to estimates about 16% of the population live below the poverty line, poverty in South Korea is referred to Relative.  

What is the best time of the year to visit South Korea?

March to May and September to November are the best time to visit to South Korea as Autumn to Winter as very extreme in the country.