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Travel to South Korea

South Korea Essentials

South Korean Won (KRW)
Time Zone
Avg. Salary
₩34,700,000 per year
Calling Code
Socket Type
C and F (220 V/60 Hz)
United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

Requirements for a citizen of United States


Last updated: Sep 27, 2022

Download the Atlys app to apply for a visa.

You can get the K-ETA through Atlys for a small additional charge of only $50.00 USD. We make it easy for you by handling all the requirements for you, dealing with the visa bureaucracy of South Korea, and following up to make sure your application gets approved.

Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesSouth KoreaDifference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant₩8,000
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course₩50,000
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)₩7,000
Milk (regular), (1 liter)₩2,616
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)₩3,316
Eggs (regular) (12)₩4,188
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)₩1,300
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)₩55,000
Gasoline (1 liter)₩1,755
You Need
Health PassRequired
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Learn when you'll get your visa

You will receive your visa by:

Oct 8, 2022 if submitted today

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