Travel and Visa Requirements for South Koreans

Visa required and visa free countries listed

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Visa free countries for South Korean passport holders

See a list of the countries you can travel to with a South Korean passport without needing a visa


Countries that require a visa for South Koreans

See a list of countries you need a visa to travel to as a South Korean passport holder

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General Visa Requirement & Things to know before you travel

See a general list of visa requirements before travelling to a new country

Valid travel passport.
Visa application form.
Visa fee.
Evidence of permission to be in that country.
Photocopy of passport data page.
Financial proof, original bank statement.
Letter of invitations.

Schengen visa for South Koreans

See our top pick of Schengen countries visited by South Koreans

South Korea has gained popularity among tourist due to what is known as the “Korean Wave”. The Korean Wave is a combination of South Korean pop music and television dramas. This has encouraged direct foreign investment into the country. South Korea is an attractive country which is rich in culture, ancient history, and landmarks which are popular attractions with tourists. Some of these include; the peaks of Baekdudaegan, the caves of Danyang and Hwanseongul, and beaches such as Haeundae and Mallipo. There are also annual festivals which tourists can take part in for their pleasure. Tourists are sure to enjoy every minute of their time in the country.
Since the emergence of the “Korean Wave”, the number of foreign tourists that visit the country has steadily been on the rise. This has greatly increased the investment in South Korea and the government expects the number of tourists to increase for years to come. In2017, over 13 million foreign tourists visited the country, making South Korea one of the most visited countries in Asia.

Visa information for other Nationals

See visa requirements for our top pick of visitors to South Korea