Foreigners who enter Korea must possess a valid passport and visa issued by the Minister of Justice.
Visitors from countries that have entered a visa waiver agreement with Korea or visitors that are otherwise exempt from visa requirements may enter using only a passport. Visitors are encouraged to be aware of passport and visa expiration dates to avoid any complications in the case of stay extensions, etc.
Foreigners are asked to carry their passport at all times.
Passports are used as an identification card specifying the carrier’s personal information such as nationality, etc. to verify the carrier’s identity in a variety of situations.
Please note that information contained within this publication is current as of April 2019; information is subject to change without notice.