Asian Borderlands Research Network

Visa information South Korea

Foreign nationals visiting South Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa. Citizens from many countries are however permitted visa-free entry for a limited period under certain conditions. In order to check whether you require a visa and for more information on visa requirements, please contact a Korean embassy or consular office in your country or visit the following website to verify the latest visa information: (Korean, English, Chinese).

Please send an email to (cc to and include the following information if you require a support letter from RCCZ for your visa application:
- Official name as in passport
- Nationality
- Passport number
- Issue date passport
- Expiry date passport
- Country of Residence
- Email address

Please note that visa support letters will only be issued to conference participants who have completed their registration. 

To ensure you obtain your visa in time, we recommend that you start your visa arrangements well in advance. The processing time for a South Korean visa may take up to 10 working days, it is therefore strongly recommended to submit your application no later than 30 days before your travel. Applications can be made already as early as 90 days before the time of travel. 

If you have visa-related queries, please contact Dr Kee-Hyun Ban (RCCZ Asian Borderlands conference coordinator) at