Have a question?
ETA Application Conditions
What is K-ETA?
K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) is an online electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea for tourism, visiting relatives, participate in events or meetings, and business purposes other than profitable activities.
Who need to apply for K-ETA?
K-ETA is for nationals of 66 visa waiver countries and nationals of 46 designated visa-free countries. K-ETA is required for foreign nationals who intend to enter the Republic of Korea for tourism, visiting relatives, participate in events or meetings, and business purposes other than profitable activities. ※ Please refer to 'K-ETA required countries’ below. 1. Countries that concluded a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Korea(Total 66 countries) Asia (7) : Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Turkey Americas (25) : Guatemala, Grenada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Commonwealth of Dominica, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Peru Europe (30) : Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary Oceania (1) : New Zealand Africa (3) : Lesotho, Morocco, Tunisia 2. Countries that are designated visa-free entry to the Republic of Korea (Total 46 countries) Asia (10) : Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Macau, Japan, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Taiwan Americas (7) : The United States, Canada, Guyana, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador Europe (11) : Monaco, Montenegro, Holy See, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia Oceania (13) : Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Australia Africa (5) : Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kingdom of Eswatini, Botswana
Is it mandatory to get a K-ETA when visiting Korea?
Yes. If a person, who is a national of a K-ETA required country, and does not have a K-ETA, he or she will not be allowed to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea.
What do I need to prepare to fill out the K-ETA application form?
You will need a valid passport, e-mail address, and a credit or debit card to pay the K-ETA application fee. If you are applying with your PC, instead of your mobile device, you will need an identification photo for uploading your facial image.
How long can I stay in Korea if I have a K-ETA?
Generally up to 90 days, but the allowed period of stay may differ by the nationality. Please check the below information. * Allowed Period of Stay by Country (Nationality) ALBANIA(30) ANDORRA(30) ANTIGUA-BARBUDA(90) ARGENTINA(30) AUSTRALIA(90) AUSTRIA(90) BAHAMAS(90) BAHRAIN(30) BELGIUM(03M) BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA(30) BOTSWANA(90) BRAZIL(90) BRUNEI(30) BULGARIA(90) CANADA(06M) CHILE(90) CHINAP.R.(HONGKONG,90) CHINAP.R.(MACAO,90) CHINA(TAIWAN,90) COLOMBIA(90) COSTA RICA(90) CROATIA(90) CYPRUS(30) CZECH(90 DENMARK(90) DOMINICA(90) DOMINICAN REP.(90) ECUADOR(90) EL SALVADOR(90) ESTONIA(90) ESWATINI(30) FIJI(30) FINLAND(90) FRANCE(90) GERMANY F.R(90) GREECE(03M) GRENADA(90) GUAM(30) GUATEMALA(90) GUYANA(30) HAITI(90) HOLY SEE(30) HONDURAS(30) HUNGARY(90) ICELAND(90) IRELAND(90) ISRAEL(90) ITALY(90) JAMAICA(90) JAPAN(90) KAZAKHSTAN(30) KIRIBATI(30) KUWAIT(90) LATVIA(90) LESOTHO(60) LIECHTENSTEIN(03M) LITHUANIA(90) LUXEMBOURG(03M) MALAYSIA(03M) MALTA(90) MARSHALL ISLANDS(30) MAURITIUS(30) MEXICO(03M) BARBADOS(90) MICRONESIA(30) MONACO(30) MONTENEGRO(30) MOROCCO(90) NAURU(30) NETHERLANDS(03M) NEW CALEDONIA(30) NEW ZEALAND(03M) NICARAGUA(90) NORWAY(90) OMAN(30) PALAU(30) PANAMA(90) PARAGUAY(30) PERU(90) POLAND(90) PORTUGAL(90) QATAR(30) REPUBLIC OF SERBIA(90) ROMANIA(90) RUSSIA(60) SAMOA(30) SAN MARINO(30) SAUDI ARABIA(30) SEYCHELLES(30) SINGAPORE(90) SLOVAK(90) SLOVENIA(90) SOLOMON IS.(30) SOUTH AFRICA(30) SPAIN(90) ST. KITTS-NEVIS(90) ST. LUCIA(90) ST. VINCENT(90) SURINAM(03M) SWEDEN(90) SWITZERLAND(03M) THAILAND(90) TONGA(30) TRINIDAD-TOBAGO(90) TUNISIA(30) TURKEY(90) TUVALU(30) U.A.E(90) UNITED KINGDOM(90) UNITED STATES(90) URUGUAY(90) VENEZUELA(90)
ETA Application Method
When do I need to apply for the K-ETA?
You should apply for the K-ETA at least 72 hours prior to boarding the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea.
How long does it take from submitting the K-ETA application to receiving the results?
The applicant can check the result by your email normally within 24 hours after completing the K-ETA application. But it can take sevral days due to circumstances of the applicants.
How long is the validity period of a K-ETA?
The validity period of a K-ETA is 2 years from the date of approval. However, if the passport used for the K-ETA application expires in less than 2 years, that K-ETA approval will be valid until the passport expiration date.
In what cases do I need to re-apply for the K-ETA during the validity period?
Note that if there are any changes to your information (nationality, name, sex, date of birth, passport number, passport expiration date, infectious disease and criminal record) you are required to apply for a new K-ETA, even if the previous K-ETA is still valid.
Do I need to get a K-ETA every time I visit Korea?
No. Once you are approved of a K-ETA, you do not have to apply for 2 years. However, if the passport used for the K-ETA application expires in less than 2 years, that K-ETA approval will be valid until the passport expiration date.
Does my identification photo (face image) for my K-ETA application have to be the same as my passport photo?
No. It does not have to be the same photo, but should comply with the following conditions. - Should be in color - Should be in image file such as JPG - Image size less than 100KB - Pixel density less than 600x600 - No accessories such as hats, scarves, or sunglasses - Recommend less colorful patterned clothing - Full face, front view (75% of the image), eyes should be open looking straight at the camera
If I have a K-ETA, am I allowed to work in Korea?
No. You cannot engage in profitable activities in Korea with a K-ETA. You must obtain a separate visa that allows you to work and participate in employment activities in Korea.
My K-ETA application was disapproved. What can I do to enter Korea?
You should visit a Korean Embassy (or Consulate) located in your jurisdiction and apply for an entry visa.
What is an E-Ticket?
It is a service in which all customer travel information is stored and processed in the airline's system by issuing an electronic ticket instead of the existing paper ticket. Since your ticket information is stored as an electronic document in the airline's system, there is no risk of loss and you can receive it by e-mail or fax.
What should I pay attention to when traveling?
☞ For emergencies, know the contact information and emergency contact information of the local embassy in Korea. ☞ If you are traveling through a travel agency, check the phone number of the guide and travel agency in charge. ☞ Know the travel information and precautions for the relevant travel country in advance. ☞ When you go through immigration, you must answer honestly and honestly. ☞ Refrain from going out alone and be wary of excessive favor and kindness from strangers. ☞ When going out, bring your hotel business card or get the contact information of a local guide or travel agency.
How do I exchange money?
A fee is charged each time you exchange money, so I think it's wise to exchange only a reasonable amount of money for traveling in that country. Usually, credit card is used, so 30% of the travel cost is appropriate.
How much travel expenses should I bring with me?
First of all, there is a difference in degree depending on the region and period of travel. On average, if you choose a package tour, it is appropriate to prepare extra expenses between USD 30 and USD 50 (per person) per day. In Korea, most credit cards are used, so you can bring an internationally usable card such as MASTER, VISA, AMX, or JBC.
What is a package tour?
Package travel refers to traveling using a ticket, tour itinerary, lodging, meal, transportation, etc., set in advance by a travel agency. Usually 10 to 15 people travel as a team, so you can travel cheaper than traveling alone. For inquiries about package tours, please contact us at 1544-9458.