How To Apply For A South Korea Visa

South Korea is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, amazing food, and in recent times, its pop culture. 

South Korean Tourist Visa

 South Korea provides an e-visa for tourists for up to 90 days. 

Do I need a South Korea Visa?

Foreigners traveling to South Korea from visa-free countries must carry the K-ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) with them

A total of 112 countries' passport holders can travel visa-free to South Korea

180 days

  • Canada

90 days

  • European Union (except Cyprus)
  •  Antigua and Barbuda
  •  Argentina
  •  Australia
  •  Bahamas
  •  Barbados
  •  Botswana
  •  Brazil
  •  Chile
  •  Colombia
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Dominica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  Ecuador
  •  El Salvador
  •  Grenada
  •  Guam
  •  Guatemala
  •  Haiti
  •  Hong Kong
  •  Iceland
  •  Israel
  •  Jamaica
  •  Japan
  •  Kuwait
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Macau
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mexico
  •  Morocco
  •  New Zealand
  •  Nicaragua
  •  Norway
  •  Panama
  •  Peru
  •  Qatar
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  •  Saint Lucia
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  •  Serbia
  •  Singapore
  •  Suriname
  •  Switzerland
  •  Taiwan
  •  Thailand
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Turkey
  •  United Arab Emirates
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Uruguay
  •  Venezuela

60 days

  • Russia

Less than 30 days

  •  Albania
  •  Andorra
  •  Bahrain
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Brunei
  •  Cyprus
  •  Eswatini
  •  Fiji
  •  Guyana
  •  Honduras
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Kiribati
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Mauritius
  •  Micronesia
  •  Monaco
  •  Montenegro
  •  Nauru
  •  New Caledonia
  •  Oman
  •  Palau
  •  Paraguay
  •  Samoa
  •  San Marino

How do I apply for a South Korean Visa? 

Total processing time: 5-10 working days

Entry type: Single entry and multiple entries


Documents required:

To apply for a Visa, you will be required to have the following documents ready:

  1. Passport- minimum 6 months of validity with 3 empty pages. 
  2. Digital photographs / 2 passport-size photocopies
  3. Fee (e-payment, credit card, etc)
  4. Travel details/Return flight/Itenary 
  5. Original Bank statement- displaying sufficient funds for a period of stay
  6. Cover letter - from sponsor (if any)
  7. Accommodation proofs

Applying for a South Korean Visa:

Here’s how you can apply for a South Korean visa:

Step 1: Login and fill out the online Visa application form(link)

Step 2: Make an online visa payment (e-payment) and apply. Provide an invite confirmation letter (in case of sponsors) 

Step 3: Await the processing and review at the Visa portal

Step 4: Receive confirmation online & take a printout of the E-Visa

Step 5: Get your passport stamped after clearing the immigration interview upon arrival 

Why apply for a visa with BDATrip?

BDATrip provides a quick and simple procedure to get your travel visa. We provide 24/7 customer service to help you with all your queries. We will also keep you updated with the latest information about your visa process through email or phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a South Korean visa cost?

    A South Korean visa cost can be covered with an e-payment of $60.

  • How long does it take to receive a South Korean visa?

    It takes a minimum of 5-10 days to receive a South Korean visa.

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