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Seoul Passport and Visa

  Passport Required? Visa Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes 1 Yes
Australian Yes 2 Yes
Canadian Yes 3 Yes
USA Yes 3 Yes
OtherEU Yes 1 Yes
Japanese Yes 3 Yes

Note: Regulations and requirements may be subject to change at short notice, and you are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authority before finalising travel arrangements. Details of these may be found in this countrys Address Section. Any numbers in the chart refer to the footnotes below.

PASSPORTS: Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months required by all.

VISAS: Required by all except the following:
(a) 1. nationals of EU countries for touristic and business purposes for stays of up to 3 months (except nationals of Italy and Portugal for stays of up to 2 months);
(b) 2. nationals of Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Surinam, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and Turkey for touristic purposes for stays of up to 3 months;
(c) nationals of Lesotho for stays of up to 2 months;
(d) nationals of Tunisia and Hong Kong (SAR) for stays of up to 1 month;
(e) 3. nationals of most other countries travelling for touristic purposes are allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 days, provided holding confirmed onward or return tickets and proof of sufficient funds. This regulation does not apply to nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China (PR), CIS, Cuba, Ghana, India, Iran, Laos, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam who do require a visa, even for visits of up to 30 days.

Note: There are additional visa exemptions for the following categories: business, touristic visits, meetings, medical treatment, lectures, games and contests, performances, location shots and cultural exchange. For full details, contact the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy).

Types of visa and cost: Tourist/Visit, Transit and Business: £20.15 (single entry of up to 90 days); £33.60 (single-entry for more than 90 days). For other types of visa (eg short-term employment, teaching foreign languages), enquire at the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy).

Validity: Up to 3 months from date of issue.

Application to: Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see address section for details.

Application requirements: Tourism: (a) Valid passport. (b) Completed application form. (c) 1-2 passport-size photos (de