Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

SIDDS 2024

SIDDS 2024


K-ETA Application Guide

  • K-Eta eligible nationals, who wish to enter visa-free the Republic of Korea, must obtain K-ETA approval before boarding the fight or ship. Please keep in mind that the assessment can take more than 72 hours depending of the situation (ex, an increased number of K-ETA applications, applicants’ circumstances, etc.). Therefore, please apply for K-ETA with sufficient time.

  • Each approved K-ETA allows multiple visits to the Republic of Korea within the validity period of K-ETA (3 years in general). However, K-ETA approval is not a guarantee of entry into the Republic of Korea. The final decision of a traveler’s entry will be made by the immigration official of the Republic of Korea at the port of entry.

  • The validity period of L-ETA(3 years in general) is irrelevant with the allowed period of visa-free stay. Those who enter the country via K-ETA cannot stay beyond the allowed period of visa-free stay permitted by nationality. The allowed period of visa-free stay per entry differs by nationality. Therefore, please refer to Allowed period of stay at [K-ETA Application Eligibility Guide].

  • K-ETA approval may be denied or cancelled in any case of submitting false or inaccurate information on the K-ETA application, and that person may be subject to penalties or entry restriction according to relevant Korean laws. The same will be applicable to those who are applying on behalf of the applicant.

  • The K-ETA fee is 10,000KRW (additional fee excluded) and is non-refundable even if the application is denied.
    ※ K-ETA Center is not responsible for any third party(agency, etc.) fees for the transaction.

  • Even if your K-ETA has not expired, you are required to apply for a new K-ETA if there are any changes to your information, such as name, sex, date of birth, nationality, passport information (passport number, passport expiration date), infectious disease or criminal record.

  • If there are any changes to your purpose of entry, address in Korea or contact information after your K-ETA approval, you are required to update such information through the K-ETA website (K-ETA application results – Edit Information) before entering Korea. Failure to do so may result in unfavorable measures such as entry denial.

  • Those with K-ETA approval can go through entry immigration more conveniently, as they will be exempted from submitting the arrival card upon entry. K-ETA application by proxy is available, and one person can apply for up to a total of 50 people and make the payment at once.

  • If you hold both K-ETA and a valid Residence Card (or Overseas Korean Resident Card) when you enter South korea, you are firstly granted the status of stay and according to your Residence Card (or Oversea Korean Resident Card). Based on the Article 37-1 of the Immigration Control Act, you can enter the country via K-ETA only if you exited South korea in the past or if you return your card at the moment of entry. Please note that if you hold a valid visa, you are firstly granted the status of stay and period of stay according to your visa (regardless of your possessing K-ETA).

To learn the more about K-ETA, please visit here.

Notice on Temporary Exemption of K-ETA for 22 countries/regions(as of April 1, 2023)

K-ETA will be temporarily exempted to the 22 countries/regions listed below starting from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024, as part of a plan to support the revitalization of the tourism industry in relation to commemorating 「Visit Korea Year (2023 ~ 2024).
Kindly note, if a traveler who is eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption wants to apply for K-ETA to receive benefits such as not having to submit an arrival card upon entry, he/she may apply for K-ETA and pay the fee. ※ Previously approved K-ETA will remain valid until its expiry date.

Countries/regions eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption (as of April 1, 2023)

Asia (5) Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan
Americas (2) Canada, USA (including Guam)
Europe (13) Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK
Oceania (2) Australia, New Zealand

상단으로 이동

Copyright© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology. All Rights Reserved.

Room 305, 31 Seolleung-ro 86 Gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06193, Korea
SIDDS 2024 Secretariat
30, Bamgogae-ro 1-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Tel. +82-2-459-8286
  • Fax. +82-2-459-8256