During the current COVID-19 situation, who can apply for K-ETA and enter Korea?

Due to the COVID-19 situation,

5 countries/regions out of 112 countries/regions whose nationals are required for K-ETA have been suspended visa-free entry.

Therefore, as of September. 1, 2022,

K-ETA will be implemented to nationals of 107 countries and regions that can enter Korea without a visa.


Can I fill out the K-ETA application in any language?

No. Only English is available for filling out the K-ETA application.

The questions on the application form is available in 9 languages

.(Korean, English ,Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Thai)


My K-ETA application was disapproved. What can I do to enter Korea?


we are unable to give you the reason for the denial since it is subject to non-disclosure information.


You should visit a Korean Embassy (or Consulate) located in your jurisdiction and apply for an entry visa.



I am travelling with a friend, can we apply for K-ETA together?


One applicant can apply for up to 30 people, such as family members, and can proceed with the K-ETA payment as well.

The K-ETA results for each person will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail.

Each applicant can also check the K-ETA approval status

with the application number and passport number on the K-ETA official website.


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.



How can I check my K-ETA results?

K-ETA approval results are sent to the e-mail address which the applicant provided upon application.

You can also check your K-ETA approval status with your application number on the official K-ETA website.


I received K-ETA approval with incorrect information. Will I be allowed to enter Korea?

You may face disadvantages such as entry denial.

Please re-apply for your K-ETA.



What do I do if I made a mistake on the application form?

Before submitting your application, you will be able to correct any mistakes that you made.



What happens if I submit false information on the K-ETA application?

In case of submitting false information, the K-ETA approval will be refused or cancelled,

and that person may by subject to penalties or face entry restriction according to relevant Korean laws.


How will my photo and personal information that were provided upon application for the K-ETA be used?

Information provided for the K-ETA application is collected in accordance

with Article 7-3 (Electronic Travel Authorization) of the Immigration Act and

Article 8-3 (ETA Issuance Criteria) of the Enforcement Regulations of the Immigration Act.

Collected information will be stored in the Immigration Control Information System,

and may be disclosed to other government agencies of the Republic of Korea

in accordance with relevant domestic laws and regulations.


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