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[K-ETA] most relevant FAQs (1)

K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) is an online electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors can obtain before entering Korea for the purpose of sightseeing, visiting relatives, or sightseeing. Events, meetings, business (excluding for-profit activities) Did you understand?


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The Pureum Law Office (PLO) has received numerous questions about K-ETAs since the K-ETA went into effect on September 1, 2021, so the most relevant FAQs are summarized below. Please focus on the following from now on





Q1. Please let me know who can apply for K-ETA (K-ETA Application)



Due to COVID-19, citizens of 50 countries/regions who wish to enter Korea without a visa (see Table 1) can apply for K-ETA.


– Since K-ETA took effect on September 1, 2021, those who previously entered Korea without a visa must apply for K-ETA. Airlines may deny boarding to nationals of countries eligible for the program if they do not have a valid K-ETA.


– Citizens of 62 countries/regions where visa-free entry has been temporarily suspended (refer to Table 2) must obtain a visa at a diplomatic mission in Korea (as of January 2022).
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[Table 1] 50 countries and regions subject to K-ETA

Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guam, Guyana, Holy See, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Greece , the Netherlands, Denmark,

Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia,

Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Singapore


[Table 2] 62 countries and regions where K-ETA is currently suspended

Asia (16)

Macau, Malaysia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kuwait, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Hong Kong

Americas (23)

Guatemala, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica,

Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Peru, Canada, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador

Europe (4)

Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia

Oceania (11)

Nauru, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Australia

Africa (8)

South Africa, Lesotho, Morocco, Mauritius, Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini, Tunisia





Q2. Please tell me how to apply for K-ETA


You can apply for yourself or on behalf of others in English and Korean using the K-ETA official website or mobile application (available on the Play Store).






Q3. Please tell me what is the purpose of the visit that allows you to enter Korea with K-ETA


K-ETA is an online travel permit that must be issued before entering the Republic of Korea for the purpose of tourism, visits to relatives, attendance at events or gatherings, or business (except for commercial purposes) to nationals of visa-free entry countries. activity). If the purpose of your visit falls under these guidelines, you can use K-ETA to enter the country without a visa. If you are visiting for the purpose of employment, study, immigration, etc., you must obtain an appropriate visa from the Korean diplomatic mission abroad.
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Q4. Please tell me how to enter the address of where I will be staying


To search for an address, click the [Find Postal Code] button and enter the 5-digit postal code and street name (excluding building numbers) in English in the 'Find Address' pop-up window. The process does not continue with Korean text and special characters such as hyphens (-).




Q5. When I upload my photos, it says the file size is exceeded. please tell me what to do


Due to high traffic volume, photo file size is limited to 100KB and 700 x 700 pixels. If you can't resize your picture, install the K-ETA mobile application to take a new picture, it will be resized and uploaded automatically.




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