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Korea, South

When you need to get your visa for Korea, South processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Korea, South

Korea, South issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Korea, South Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

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Korea, South Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Korea, South

Korea, South issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Korea, South Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

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Korea, South Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Korea, South

Korea, South issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official Government Travel

Korea, South Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Korea, South Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Get a Military Dependent Visa for Korea, South

Korea, South issues Military Dependent visas for:
  • Unsponsored Military Dependant.

Korea, South Military Dependent Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a U.S. Passport, a Military Dependent Visa is required.

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Korea, South Military Dependent Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Korea, South with a Non-US Passport, a Military Dependent Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Korea, South related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Korea, South

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About Korea, South

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Korea, South at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Korea, South

An independent Korean state or collection of states has existed almost continuously for several millennia. Between its initial unification in the 7th century - from three predecessor Korean states - until the 20th century, Korea existed as a single independent country. In 1905, following the Russo-Japanese War, Korea became a protectorate of imperial Japan, and in 1910 it was annexed as a colony. Korea regained its independence following Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945. After World War II, a Republic of Korea (ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a Communist-style government was installed in the north (the DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside soldiers from the ROK to defend South Korea from DPRK attacks supported by China and the Soviet Union. An armistice was signed in 1953, splitting the peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 14 times the level of North Korea. In 1993, KIM Young-sam became South Korea's first civilian president following 32 years of military rule. South Korea today is a fully functioning modern democracy. In June 2000, a historic first North-South summit took place between the South's President KIM Dae-jung and the North's leader KIM Jong Il. In October 2007, a second North-South summit took place between the South's President ROH Moo-hyun and the North Korean leader. Harsh rhetoric and unwillingness by North Korea to engage with President LEE Myung-bak following his February 2008 inauguration has strained inter-Korean relations.

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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.