South Korea

Visa Information

Consulate information


2320 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  9 am – 12 pm


Phone: (202) 939-5600 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. They are subject to quarantine for 14 days and to a PCR test for Covid-19 within 3 days after arrival. Also, must complete a “Health Declaration Form” and a “Travel Record Declaration” and present them upon arrival. The forms are obtained upon arrivals.
  • CONSULAR JURISDICTION. The South Korean Embassy can only process visa applications from the residents of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA, Venezuela, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of Portugal, Russia Fed. for a stay up to 60 days; and for nationals of Argentina, Botswana, Mauritius, South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of most countries with a residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the USA. Must have a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to the country that issued the residence permit within 30 days. Please contact the GC Visa office for more information.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US e-Visa
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
Complete online application
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
Copy of passport vital information page
Invitation letter
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
Copy of proof of legal residency in the US
Notarized copy of legal residency in the US

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist40.00SingleUp to 90 days
Business/Tourist60.00SingleMore than 91 days
Business/Tourist90.00Multiple5 years

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: August 5, 2021