Korea (South Korea)
Passport valid at time of entry.
No visa required for stays less than 90 days for tourism or business.
Visa required for all other purposes, including employment, teaching English, and for stays longer than 90 days.
Exceeding your authorized stay or not possessing a valid visa may result in detention and fines.
In the event of an overstay, apply for a visa extension from the Korea Immigration Service (KIS) before attempting to leave the country. Also consult with KIS regarding changes in visa category.
Military Personnel/DOD and their families on orders:
Consult DOD Foreign Clearance Guide, and follow all instructions.
Enter Korea with DOD identification and travel orders.
Do not transit other countries such as China without a passport and appropriate visas.
Family Members/Dependents of Military Personnel/DOD on orders must present upon arrival passports valid for a least six months and an A-3 SOFA visa.
U.S. Government Executive Branch personnel on official business and DOD personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy (Including family members/dependents):
Enter Korea with a diplomatic or official passport and a diplomatic or official ROK visa obtained through your sponsoring agency.
Obtain country clearance using Department of State’s eCC system or DOD APACS system.