E-visa for South Korea
Great news for travelers from all over the world! Traveling to South Korea is now much easier thanks to the new ETA system. South Korea has implemented this program to facilitate the entry of certain categories of travelers, including EU citizens.
In 2018, the South Korean government introduced a new electronic entry authorization system for visa-exempt foreign visitors. This system, known as Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA), became mandatory on September 1, 2021. All tourists from visa-exempt countries must obtain a K-ETA before traveling to South Korea. Citizens from 112 countries can apply for K-ETA. After three waivers, travelers can apply for a visa.
South Korea's ETA is an electronic document launched by the Korean Immigration Service to authorize entry for visa exempted fear tourists.
K-ETA approval comes within 24 hours.
What documents do I need to get an eVisa (K-ETA) to South Korea?
Valid for at least 6 months
Completed application form
In English or Korean language
Or an invitation from a Korean citizen with proof of funds
To a country where you have the right of residence
Valid e-mail address
We will send you a ready-made visa for it
When applying for a visa to South Korea, it is necessary to comply with the current photo requirements. One photo is enough for the document, which must comply with the following rules: the photo must be clear, colorful and made only on a white background. In addition, the quality of printed images must be high and the size of the photo must be 35x45 millimeters. Retouching on the photo is unacceptable.
It is best to wear black or dark blue clothes in business style, avoiding open shoulders and deep cleavage. The person's face should be seen completely, so he is photographed in full-face. A slight smile is acceptable, but the teeth should not be visible. The face should occupy up to 70% of the total area of the photo. Dark glasses and accessories that can distort the appearance are prohibited. In addition, the bangs should not overhang the eyes, but may be slightly covered by the forehead.
As of July 3, 2023, citizens under the age of 18 and those over the age of 65 are exempted from obtaining a Republic of Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA). However, if these individuals wish to take advantage of the privileges of K-ETA, such as exemption from filling out a migration card (arrival card) upon arrival in Korea, they may apply for an electronic K-ETA permit (service fee is charged).
As of July 3, 2023, the electronic entry permit (K-ETA) will be issued for three years instead of two years. If the e-entry permit was issued before July 3, 2023, the validity of the current e-entry permit will not be extended.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Visa (K-ETA) to South Korea
Do I need K-ETA to transit through Korea?
If you don't leave the international zone, you don't need K-ETA to transit through Korea.
How long does it take to get a K-ETA?
K-ETA-eligible citizens who wish to enter the Republic of Korea without a visa must obtain a K-ETA permit before boarding a flight or ship. The processing time is usually one day. Please note that depending on the situation (e.g., large number of K-ETA applications, applicant's circumstances, etc.), it may take longer than 72 hours to process the application.
Can K-ETA be used twice?
The K-ETA travel permit can be used several times during its validity period. However, if you have changed your passport, you must reapply for a K-ETA.
Do I need to print out a K-ETA?
If you have received an electronic entry permit (K-ETA), you do not need to print it out when you enter Korea.
How will I know if my K-ETA is ready?
Once your travel authorization is ready, we will send it to the email address provided in the application.
We will contact you as soon as possible.