Visas & Customs

Learn about the Korean visa, customs and quarantine regulations. This includes types of visa applications, what to declare and what is prohibited in Korea.

Countries Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea

Countries under visa exemption & Nationals of countries allowed for visa-free entry list.

  • UAE (90 days)

  • Bahrain (30 days)

  • Morocco (90 days)

  • kwuait (90 days)

  • Oman (30 days)

  • Egypt (30 days)

  • Saudi Arabia (30 days)

  • Qatar (30 days)

  • Tunisia (30 days)

The countries which are not in the list are compulsory to check and apply the Visa in a diplomatic office in the country
Usually it takes 4~5 working days to get Visa

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a citizen of the above countries, you can visit and stay in Korea without visa for 30days for the purpose of tourism. For others, you will need a valid Korean visa to enter the country. [country names] passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate.

  •  Visa information available for each country is easily available on the Visa Portal website.

There are a variety of visas available to travelers to Korea. The type of visa you should apply for depends on the length of your stay, your passport and the purpose of your visit.

  • For more information visit the Korean Immigration Services visit this website.

Korea’s customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife and plant into Korea. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, meat, plants and seeds are also prohibited.

For more information, visit the following websites.

There is no limit on the amount of currency that you can bring into Australia, but you will need to declare amounts over $10,000.

  • For more information, Visit the Korea Customs Service’s website.

For items that are taxable, US $600 per capita from the total dutiable value shall be exempted from imposition of duty tax. Additional duty free exemptions are: 1 bottle of liquor (less than 1 liter, not over US $400), 1 carton of cigarettes (200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco) and 2 ounces of perfume (about 60). For amounts that exceed the duty exemption, duty on the amount over will be charged per capita. Also, the liquor and cigarette exemptions are only permitted for those over 19 years of age.

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