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South Korea K-ETA
South Korea K-ETA


South Korea K-ETA


South Korea K-ETA – Basic information

The K-ETA is the Electronic Travel Authorization introduced in South Korea in 2021. The South Korean ETA functions as a multiple-entry online visa that remains valid for 2 years from the date of issue and entitles its holder to numerous visits to South Korea related to tourism or business.

The permitted duration of stay in South Korea with ETA can vary between 30 and 90 days and depends on the traveler’s nationality.

The K-ETA system has facilitated the process of obtaining a visa for short-term purposes. Eligible applicants can receive the K-ETA approval after going through three very intuitive steps. The online application can be completed online from the comfort of the individual’s home.

Please remember to apply for the South Korean Electronic Travel Authorization at least 72 hours prior to the planned trip to receive your K-ETA on time.

Who needs a South Korea K-ETA

Currently, there are 49 visa-exempt countries whose nationals must obtain the K-ETA before traveling to South Korea.

Consult the list of eligible countries to see whether your nationality is eligible for K-ETA, and submit your application 3 business days prior to your planned arrival in the Republic of Korea.


List of eligible countries

Countries eligible for K-ETA for a stay of up to 30 days:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BruneiBrunei
  • CyprusCyprus
  • FijiFiji
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HondurasHonduras
  • IndiaIndia
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NauruNauru
  • OmanOman
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • SamoaSamoa
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory
  • EswatiniEswatini

A country that can stay in South Korea with an ETA for 60 days:

  • LesothoLesotho

Countries that can visit South Korea for up to 90 days at a time with K-ETA:

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JapanJapan
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MacauMacau
  • MaltaMalta
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • PolandPoland
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • ThailandThailand
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

A country which can stay in South Korea for up to 180 days with a valid K-ETA:

  • CanadaCanada

eVisa for South Korea is available to the citizens of following countries:


Types of the South Korean K-ETA

There is only one type of South Korean Electronic Travel Authorization which is a multiple-entry document that remains effective for 2 years from the date of issue and enables its holder to enter South Korea numerous times.

The approved K-ETA may be used for a number of leisure and business-related activities, including:

  • vacationing;
  • family and friend reunions;
  • participation in business events, meetings, conferences, etc.;
  • taking part in trade fairs and seminars.


South Korea K-ETA application guide

Prepare your valid passport and your face photo, and start your application by following these simple steps:

  1. Fill out the online form: enter all required details, upload necessary documents, and double-check the provided information.
  2. Pay the processing fee: use one of the available methods of online payment and pay the service fee of 69 Euro for your K-ETA.
  3. Refresh your email: after settling the payment, make sure to check the email address to which you should receive the confirmation email.
  4. Download your K-ETA: the approved official K-ETA will be delivered to your email in a PDF file.

Please note that there is no need to print the received South Korean electronic visa. K-ETA will be automatically linked to your passport.

South Korea K-ETA validity

The K-ETA visa waiver is issued for 2 years, and its validity period starts from the date of issue. Its holder is permitted numerous visits to the Republic of South Korea within this 2-year validity period.

Applicants from K-ETA-eligible countries should make sure that their passports will not expire throughout the entire planned stay in South Korea.

Please do note that South Korea ETA cannot be extended. Once your ETA expires and you consider entering South Korea again, you need to submit a new K-ETA application.


South Korea K-ETA requirements

To apply for the South Korea ETA, you will need to meet simple requirements, including the following:

  • to be a holder of a passport whose validity will extend beyond at least 6 months from the intended arrival date in South Korea;
  • to upload a face photo (you may take it with your phone or a PC camera);
  • to be an active user of an email address
  • to have access to any valid method of online payment available in the online form


Transit information

Nationals of most countries worldwide can transit through South Korea visa-free, providing that their transit stop will not exceed 24 hours and they will not be leaving the airport transit zone.

Please also bear in mind that there are 5 certain countries that must hold a transit visa in South Korea regardless of the duration of their transit stop. These countries include:

  • EgyptEgypt
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • SyriaSyria
  • YemenYemen
  • SudanSudan

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination


    South Korea

  • eVisa price


    69 Euro

  • eVisa Processing time


    a few days

  • Visa validity


    2 years

  • Visa requirements documents


    • valid passport
    • face photo
    • active email address
    • working electronic device
    • valid means of online payment

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I get a South Korea K-ETA?

Follow a few simple steps, including providing the correct data in the online application form, covering the application fee of 69 Euro, and getting the approved document via email.

When will I receive a South Korea K-ETA?

To submit your application for the official K-ETA, you just need a couple of minutes. Once your application is approved by the South Korean Government, you will receive its approval via email. Remember to apply for your K-ETA no later than 72 hours prior to the planned trip to the Republic of Korea.

Should I print a South Korea K-ETA?

As soon as K-ETA arrives in your email inbox, make sure to download it and save its copy on your mobile device. There is no need to carry its printed copy for your trip to South Korea.

What if my South Korea K-ETA is not approved?

Should your K-ETA be denied, check for any possible mistakes that could have been made in your application form and then get in touch with our visa consultants immediately.

How long can I stay in South Korea with K-ETA?

It is the applicant's nationality that determines the allowed duration of stay in South Korea with K-ETA, and it may be either 30,60 or 90 days upon each visit. Every K-ETA is a multiple-entry permit which means that it can be used for numerous trips to South Korea within a 2-year ETA validity period.

How long is the South Korean K-ETA valid for?

The South Korean ETA remains effective for 2 years from the date of issue and functions as an online multiple-entry visa. Applicants must bear in mind that for their ETA to remain valid, their passports must remain as well. Once one's passport becomes invalid, so does the K-ETA.

Do children need a South Korea K-ETA?

Parents or legal guardians should remember to include every underage traveler accompanying them on a trip to South Korea. They are also responsible for the correctness of the provided details in the K-ETA application form.

How much is a South Korea K-ETA?

The processing fee of South Korea K-ETA is 69 Euro and may be covered using one of the available methods of online payment, e.g., credit/debit card or PayPal.

What are the requirements to apply for a South Korea K-ETA?

Travelers applying for a South Korea ETA must be holders of valid passports, be nationals of one of the K-ETA-eligible countries, use an active email address to receive the approved ETA, and have access to a valid means of online payment to cover the processing fee.

What is the processing time for a South Korean K-ETA?

The standard processing time for South Korea ETA is 72 business hours. Please remember to apply for your K-ETA at least 3 business days prior to the planned departure for South Korea to obtain your travel authorization on time.

What documents do I need to apply for a South Korea K-ETA?

To apply for the South Korea Electronic Travel Authorization, an eligible applicant just needs to prepare a valid passport and face photo.

What data do I need to provide when applying for a South Korea K-ETA?

Applicants will be asked to provide some personal details, passport data, travel information as well as contact details.