Foreigners who would like to visit Korea should have a passport, and should get a visa before entering the country. However, people from the 99 countries that concluded a no-visa entry agreement with Korea can visit the country without a visa for a certain period of time.
|Visa waiver country||Conditions|
|UK, Sweden, Spain, Italia, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan||All visa (regardless of length of visit) But, in case of UK, it is limited to 6 months|
|Colombia, Barbados, Peru, Liberia, Dominican Republic||Limited to the visa that issues length of visit for longer than 91 days|
|Paraguay, Benin, Romania, Brazil, Uruguay, Cypress, Guatemala||Diplomatic?official passport holder and visa that issues length of visit for longer than 91 days|
|Mongolia, Venezuela||Diplomatic?official passport holder and visa that issues length of visit for longer than 31 days|
|Philippines||Limited to the visa that issues length of visit for longer than 59 days|
|Australia||Limited to the visa that issues length of visit for shorter than 90 days for short-term use(C-2)|
|Germany||Visa of overseas studying(D-2), general studying of the students who takes language course for university entrance with admission(D-4), residence(D-7), business investment(D-8), trade management(D-9), certain marketing activities(E-7)|
A Korean embassy or consulate can issue two types of visas: a short-term visa for visitors who wants to stay up to 90 days and a special long-term visa for periods longer than 90 days. A visitor with a special long-term visa is required to apply for alien registration at a local immigration office within 90 days of their arrival.
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A written baggage declaration must be submitted to a customs officer upon entry. Passengers must clear customs through either green, white, or red channels. Passengers who have no articles to declare should use the green channel. If a passenger declares non-duty-free articles voluntarily, the declared amount will be accepted and the clearance procedure will be expedited.
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