Visa Information

Foreign nationals entering Korea to attend ETME 2018 are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa assigned by overseas branch of Korean embassy or consular offices. However, many are now permitted visa-free for a limited period under certain conditions following the “Citizens of the Countries under the Visa Exemption Agreement”. Any visitor from a country that has no diplomatic relations or no special visa exemption with Korea should obtain an entry visa before coming to Korea. If you are uncertain as to the requirements for entry visas to the Republic of Korea, please contact the Korean Embassy or the consulate nearest to you as soon as possible.

Designated Countries & Regions Granted Visa-Free Entry to Korea

Allowed to stay in Korea for 30 days only (unless otherwise specified below) for the purposes of tourism and visitation only.

As of August 4, 2015
Continents Countries
Asia Japan (90 Days), Hong Kong (90 Days), Macao (90 Days), Taiwan (90 Days), Kuwait(90 Days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain (90 Days)
Americas United States (90 Days), Canada (6 Months), Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guyana
Europe Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia (90 Days), Switzerland (90 Days), Vatican Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
Oceania Australia (90 Days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga
Africa Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt
Letter of Invitation

To request an official invitation letter, participants must first complete the registration process and e-mail at secretariat@etme2018.org.

※ Registration does not guarantee a visa grant to an applicant.
※ ETME 2018 will not issue guarantee letters under any circumstances to participants for visa purposes. If you need any other documents, please contact the secretariat (secretariat@etme2018.org).