How long does it take from submitting the K-ETA application to receiving the results?
When do I need to apply for the K-ETA?
You should apply for the K-ETA prior to boarding the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea.
Assessment takes normally 72 hours. However, it can take more than 72 hours due to an unexpected increase of applications, the circumstances of the applicants etc.
How long can I stay in Korea if I have a K-ETA?
Generally up to 90 days, but the allowed period of stay may differ by the nationality. Please check the below information.
* Allowed Period of Stay by Country·Region
KAZAKHSTAN (30 days in a row, not exceeding 60 days within 180 days)
PORTUGAL (90 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA(90)
RUSSIA (60 days in a row, not exceeding 90 days within 180 days)
What do I need to prepare to fill out the K-ETA application form?
You will need to prepare a current valid passport and email address, as well as a credit or debit card to pay the K-ETA application fee. You will also need a photo file to upload a photo of your face.
Is it mandatory to get a K-ETA when visiting Korea?
Yes, it is. If a national of a K-ETA required country does not have a K-ETA, he or she will not be allowed to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea.
Who needs to apply for K-ETA?
K-ETA is for nationals of 67 visa waiver countries and nationals of 45 designated visa-free countries. K-ETA is required for foreign nationals who intend to enter the Republic of Korea for tourism, visiting relatives, participating in events or meeting, and business purposes other than profitable activities.
What is K-ETA?
K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) is an online electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea for the purpose of tour, visiting relatives, participating in events or meetings, or business (excluding profit-making activities)