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Visa & K-ETA Information

GENERAL INFORMATION Visa & K-ETA Information

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before the visitation. However, people of 90 countries who wish to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest. More information about visa-free entries for foreigners.

Countries under Visa Waiver Agreement

For accurate visa information, Please visit the 'KOREA VISA PORTAL' website or ask to Korean Embassy.

If you need a letter of invitation for participating in the COLING 2022, please email to COLING 2022 Secretariat at info@coling2022.org

Your invitation letter request must include the following details;

Korea Electronic Travel Authorization

All foreign visitors who wish to enter the Republic of Korea must obtain K-ETA permission to board aircraft and ships bound for Korea. You must apply at least 72 hours before departure by accessing the K-ETA website or mobile app (K-ETA).

Fee : KRW 10,000 (additional card fee, 3% seperately)

K-ETA is valid for two years after issuance, and the number of arrivals is irrelevant. However, if the validity period of the passport is within two years when applying for K-ETA, the K-ETA is valid only until the validity period of the passport.
* K-ETA is not a visa.The issuance of K-ETA does not guarantee the entry of the Republic of Korea, and the entry availability of Korean immigration officials is finally determined according to the results of the immigration inspection.

Applicable to : 112 countries that can enter without a visa. Click Here for updates.
Excluded : Multiple Nationalities (with valid Korean passport), USFK active duty soldiers, Flight crew and ferry crew, ABTC holders, transit passengers, UN passport holders, foreigners registered in Korea, Korean visa holders.
Subject to exemption : Those who are eligible for K-ETA application in principle, but have obtained permission by requesting an exemption from our ministry in advance
- Diplomatic, tolerant passport holders, families of active duty soldiers in Korea, members of the U.S. military

* For other inquiries, please proceed through the Korea Electronic Travel Permit Center. (www.k-eta.go.kr -> notice -> questions)
Foreign language counseling available: 9am-12pm, 1pm-6pm on weekdays

*All overseas entrants (including Koreans) must submit a "PCR Negative Certificate" inspected within 48 hours of the departure date when entering Korea. In addition, immigrants excluding those subject to quarantine exemption need to be quarantined. Click Here for more information

Q-code (Quarantine COVID19 defense)

From 22.4.1.(Fri), Korean time, not only those who have completed domestic vaccinations, but also those who have completed overseas vaccination who have not registered their overseas vaccination history with the Korean public health center will be exempted from quarantine if they use the Q-code to enter quarantine information in advance.

COLING 2022 The 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics