Information about K-ETA (from 9 January, 2023)

  • 2022-11-01
  • Admin
❍ With the implementation of K-ETA, nationals of 112 countries/regions eligible for visa-free entry need K-ETA approval in advance to board a flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea.

❍ K-ETA approval is generally valid for two years within the passport expiration date, unless the personal information, such as name, nationality or passport number, changes.

❍ You can use your approved K-ETA for multiple times within the validity period as long as you do not exceed your allowed period of stay*.
* The allowed period of stay varies depending on your nationality.

❍ K-ETA is NOT a visa. K-ETA approval does not guarantee admission to the Republic of Korea; a Korea Immigration Service officer at the port of entry will have the final determination.

❍ The information entered cannot be modified once the application is submitted. Therefore, you need to re-apply for K-ETA with correct information. In addition, if the information on the approved K-ETA does not match your passport, boarding the flight or ship to Korea will be denied. Please make sure all information is filled in correctly before making payment.

❍ From January 9, 2023, Diplomatic and Official passport holders are exempted from K-ETA.

※ For more details, please refer to the attached files below.