Visa Information

Ministry of Foreign Affair http://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/index.do
Korean Immigration Service http://www.immigration.go.kr
Korea Visa Portal https://www.visa.go.kr

 

Visa Information

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. However, nationals of 115 countries(as specified below) who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to a mutual visa-waiver agreement (69 countries, Table 1) or in accordance with principles of reciprocity and national interest (46 countries, Table 2).

Table 1] Countries under visa Waiver Agreement (as of Feb 21,2018)

Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they want to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose.

Table 2] Countries of Regions under principles of reciprocity and national interest

Considering international convention, mutuality doctrine, national profit and other such factors, certain countries are granted visa-free entry permissions. (As of September 1, 2018).

Country / Period (days)
Asia
Bangladesh / 90 Israel / 90 Kazakhstan / 30
Malaysia / 3 month Pakistan / 3 month Singapore / 90
Thailand / 90 Turkey / 90 United Arab Emirates / 90
America
Antigua and Barbuda / 90 Barbados / 90 Brazil / 90
Chile / 90 Columbia / 90 Costa Rica / 90
Dominica / 90 Dominican Republic / 90 El Salvador / 90
Grenada / 90 Guatemala / 90 Heiti / 90
Jamaica / 90 Mexico / 3 month Nicaragua / 90
Panama / 90 Peru / 90 Saint Kitts Nevis / 90
Saint Lucia / 90 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines / 90 Surinam / 90
The Bahamas / 90 Trinidad Tobago / 90 Uruguay / 90
Venezuela / 90
Europe
Austria / 90 Belgium / 3 month Bulgaria / 90
Denmark / 90 Estonia / 90 Finland / 90
France / 90 Germany / 90 Greece / 3 month
Hungary / 90 Iceland / 90 Ireland / 90
Italy / 90 Latvia / 90 Lichtenstein / 3 month
Lithuania / 90 Luxembourg / 3 month Malta / 90
Netherlands / 3 month Norway / 90 Poland / 90
Portugal / 60 Romania / 90 Russia / 60
Slovakia / 90 Spain / 90 Sweden / 90
Switzerland / 3 month The Czech Republic / 90 The united Kingdom / 90
Africa & Oceania
Lesotho / 60 Liberia / 90 Morocco / 90
Tunisia / 30 New Zealand / 3 month

Invitation Letter

Tips for Invitation Letter
  • We would like to inform you that the Organizing Committee will be pleased to provide an official invitation letter to those who need it for Visa application to enter the Republic of Korea.
  • The Letter is not a commitment on the part of the organizer to provide any financial support. This request will be processed as a part of the online registration system.
  • The official invitation letter, to be used for application of visa, will be available ONLY to those who have completed the registration.
  • Please access 'My Page' with your registered ID (e-mail) and Password and click on 'Invitation Letter' to print out a copy of the original invitation letter in color.
Notarized Invitation Letter
  • Request of notarized invitation letter can not be available after August 15 (Sat), 2020.
  • USD 50 will be charged for the notary and air courier (EMS), and you will be required to make the payment by wire transfer.
  • Please send a copy of your passport to the secretariat by email (reg-amclivercenter@insession.co.kr).
  • If you are not sure whether you need a notarized letter of invitation for visa issuance, please check with the Korea Embassy in your country.
Bank Information
  • All bank remittance charges are to be paid by registrants.
  • The sender's name should be the same as registrant's name. If the registrant's name and the sender's name are not identical, please send the copy of the wire transfer slip to the International Symposium in Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Asan Liver Center Secretariat by e-mail (reg-amc-livercenter@insession.co.kr) after writing the registrant's name that appears on the bank remittance receipt.
Account Name 국제간외과학회 (ISLS)
Bank Name WOORI BANK
Account No. 1005-803-841195
Swift Code HVBKKRSEXXX

 

Contact for Registration

+82-2-6207-8178(Dir), +82-2-521-8683
reg-amc-livercenter@insession.co.kr