All passport should be valid for a minimum of 3 months.
Required by all except the following:
a. nationals countries mentioned in the table above except
1. nationals of Latvia, who do need a visa.
b. nationals of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Antigua &
Barbuda, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei,
Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominica,
Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Federated States of
Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,
Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, Kuwait,
Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Marshall
Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nauru, New Caledonia, New
Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay,
Peru, Qatar, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent
& the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Solomon Islands, South Africa, Surinam, Swaziland, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey United
Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuala and Yemen.
Types of visa and cost
for up to 90 days is £16.20.
for more than 90 days is £27.00.
The same fees apply to both business and tourist visas.
However, nationals of Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan
(China), Thailand and United Kingdom can obtain a visa valid
up to 6 months without any fees.
Visa Conversion Table:
Validity: Up to 90 days from date
of issue, although this may vary.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy), see Contact Addresses
section for more information.
These may vary depending on visa required and nationality
a. Valid passport.
b. Completed application form.
c. One recent passport-size colour photo.
d. Fee, payable by cash or postal order (but not cheque).
e. Stamped, self-addressed envelope, if applicable.
f. Proof of sufficient funds (a bank statement for £1,000
if not working in the United Kingdom and a company letter
if working in the UK).
a.-f. and, g. Substantiating documents for the activity of
the applicant, eg. letter of invitation from the host company
in the Korea (Republic), business-related documents etc.
Private visit: a. - f. and, g. A certificate
for confirmation of visa issuance, obtained by the person
in Korea with whom the applicant will be staying.
Student: a. - f. and, g. Standard admission
letter for students, substantiating the educational ability
and coverage of the expense of the applicant, issued by the
president or a dean of the University. h. Substantiating documents
for researchers, including a reference, if applicable.
a. For a national who is unable to fulfill the necessary requirements
and entry conditions (such as the expiration of passport)
due to unavoidable circumstances, or is required for further
review before a visa can be issued, a conditional entry permit
may be granted with a validity of up to 72 hours. With regard
to this permit, the chief of a district or branch office may
impose conditions such as a reference, financial guarantee,
restrictions on duration of stay, a duty to obey summons or
other necessary conditions, and, if deemed necessary, a monetary
deposit not exceeding 10 million won (US$10,000).
b. When a short-term visitor or unregistered national who
visited Korea (DPR) re-enters the Republic
of Korea, an immigration officer shall issue the same visa
which was granted, minus the duration of stay in Korea
(DPR). If a national’s duration of stay on
the visa expired whilst in Korea (DPR), or
remaining period is less than thirty days, a new visa may
have to be granted.
c. A national who requires to get into the Republic of Korea
via Korea (DPR) must have a valid passport and visa. If the
national has a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of
Korea, they must show a passport, a written paper stating
the reason for visiting and E/D Card (Immigration Card) to
the Immigration officer at an inspection counter.
Working days required
For a residence certificate or for a stay of more than ninety
days, applications should be made to the Immigration Office
in Seoul. For further information, contact
the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) see Contacts