2024. 06. 14.



Foreign visitors who wish to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before the visitation. However, people from some countries who wish to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest.


In order to enter the Republic of Korea, a valid passport and a Korean visa are mandatory.
For more accurate information, the Secretariat of ICOMES 2024 recommends that you contact the Korean Embassy in your country to ask about the necessary documents for visa issuance. It is highly recommended to apply for a visa at least one month before your departure.
Nationals or regions with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without a visa for up to 30 or 90 days. For more information on visa issuance, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea Visa Portal

Invitation Letter for VISA

The Secretariat will send official invitation letters upon request, but only to those who have completed registration with full payment.
This invitation is intended to assist potential participants in raising funds or obtaining visas. Please note that an invitation letter does NOT guarantee any financial assistance from the organizers.
To obtain an invitation letter for attending ICOMES 2024, please send an email to the secretariat at and provide the following application information.

  • 1) Full name on passport
  • 2) Nationality
  • 3) Name of the organization
  • 4) Valid passport No.
  • 5) Postal code and postal address
  • 6) Mobile phone numbers


K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea, by submitting relevant information online such as their travel information.

  • • The purpose of travel should be for tourism, visiting family members, participating in events or meetings, or commercial business (excluding the pursuit of profit).
  • • Starting 1st September 2021, K-ETA is mandatory for all foreigners entering Korea from visa-waiver countries and visa-free countries. All foreigners without either a K-ETA or a valid Visa will not be permitted to board a plane to Korea. (You do not need a K-ETA if you have a valid visa)
  • • Starting 1st April 1, 2023, K-ETA (The Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) will be temporarily exempted to the 22 countries/regions listed below.
    - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, US (including Guam)

How to apply

  • • You can apply for your K-ETA at the official K-ETA website PC and mobile app.
  • • You must apply for K-ETA at least 72 hours before boarding your flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea. (Due to the increased number of K-ETA applicants, the process is currently taking more than 72 hours)

Items to prepare

  • 1) A valid passport
  • 2) Credit cards (for fee payment)
    - 10,000 KRW (approximately $9-10, Additional fee excluded).
  • 3) E-mail address
  • 4) Recent profile photo