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    Visa Information and Invitation Requests

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    Visas to enter Korea are required for residents of some countries. It depends upon your nationality. Some international visitors don't have to obtain a travel visa to visit Korea according to the Visa Exemption Agreements. However, if there's no Visa Exemption Agreements between South Korea and your home country, you will have to follow procedures in order to stay in Korea. Please visit the link below to check out the Visa Exemption Agreements between two countries:

    For more information, please contact the South Korea Embassy in your home country.

    If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please email Ms. Lisa Love at SPIE at


    It is recommended that you contact the South Korea embassy in your home country to confirm the latest requirements for your travel and stay in Korea.

    If there is no Visa Exemption Agreement between your country and South Korea, you will need to apply for a travel visa:

       - Visa application should be made at Korean embassies or consulates abroad.

       - It is required that visa applicants submit a passport, application forms,
          a recent passport-style color photograph, and such other documents as 
         determined by the status of stay.


    Information on travel to Korea for United States citizens:

    General Information on travel to Korea: