K-ETA eligible nationals, who wish to enter visa-free the Republic of Korea, must obtain K-ETA approval before boarding the flight or ship. Please keep in mind that the assessment can take more than 72 hours depending on the situation(ex, an increased number of K-ETA applications, applicants’ circumstances, etc).
Therefore, please apply for K-ETA with sufficient time.
The validity period of a K-ETA is 2 years from the date of approval. K-ETA approval does not guarantee entry to the Republic of Korea. The final determination of a traveller’s entry will be made by the immigration official during the entry immigration inspection.
K-ETA approval will be refused 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 restrictions according to relevant Korean laws. The same will be applicable for those who are applying on behalf of the applicant.
The K-ETA fee is 10,000KRW (approximately USD $9~10, 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.
Please check the link below to check if your passport can apply for K-ETA.
※ If your passport is not included in the visa-free entrance country, please contact the embassy to issue the visa.