Visa Information

Enter to Republic of Korea

Following the implementation of K-ETA from 1 September 2021, nationals of 112 countries/regions, who were eligible for visa-free entry, now need to obtain K-ETA approval in advance in order to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea. K-ETA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

*Please note that the information given below is subject to change according to the policy of the Korean government.

What is K-ETA?

K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) is an online electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea for the purpose of the tour, visiting relatives, participating in events or meetings, or business (excluding profit-making activities)

Is it mandatory to get a K-ETA when visiting Korea?

Yes, it is. If a national of a K-ETA required country does not have a K-ETA, he or she will not be allowed to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea

Who need to apply for K-ETA?

K-ETA is for nationals of 66 visa waiver countries and nationals of 46 designated visa-free countries. K-ETA is required for foreign nationals who intend to enter the Republic of Korea for tourism, visiting relatives, participating in events or meetings, and business purposes other than profitable activities.

Please click the button below to check the countries where you can apply for K-ETA. For countries that do not apply, please contact the secretariat (

K-ETA Application Eligibility Guide More FAQs

Items to prepare for K-ETA application
  1. Valid passport
  2. Valid e-mail address
  3. Face image photo:
    – For PC, image file.
    – For mobile application, photo taken by mobile device camera during application.
  4. Credit or debit card that can be used to pay the fee. The fee is 10,000KRW (approximately USD $9~10) per person.

Apply for K-ETA
Official Invitation Request

The secretariat will send official invitation letters upon request. Such an invitation is intended to help potential attendees raise funds or obtain visas. It is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. IEEE-ISICAS 2023 can only issue the Visa Letter of Invitation for the conference. No other kind of documentation will be provided for use of visa applications. To get your letter, please send an e-mail to

Download Request Form

We will process your request and send the letter attached by e-mail. In case you need the original to be sent by post, please let us know. Visa letters will state only the following facts:

– Conference Title, Dates, and Location.
– That the requester has paid the required registration fee in full.