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Canadians can enter the Republic of Korea without a visa for a stay of up to six months.
Countries under visa exemption agreement
November 15, 2011
|Turkmenistan (30 days), Ukraine (90 days), Uzbekistan (60 days)|
|Algeria (90 days), Argentina (90 days), Azerbaijan (30 days),
Bangladesh (90 days), Belarus (90 days), Belize (90 days), Benin (90 days), Cambodia (60 days), Cyprus (90 days), Croatia (90 days),
Ecuador (Diplomatic: as needed for work performance, Official: 3 months),
Egypt (90 days), India (90 days), Iran (3 months), Japan (3 months),
Kazakhstan (90 days), Laos (90 days), Mongolia (30 days), Pakistan (3 months), Paraguay (90 days), Philippines (Unlimited), Russia (90 days),
Uruguay (90 days), Vietnam (90 days), Myanmar (90 days), Bolivia (90 days), Kyrgyz (30 days)
|Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand|
|Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela (Diplomatic/Official: 30 days, Ordinary: 90 days)|
|[Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 25 Schengen countries)], Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
※ Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (180 days within 90 days. To renew, need to wait 6 months) ,Portugal (60days)
|[Non-Schengen countries] Bulgaria, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Romania, Turkey, UK|
|Israel, Liberia, Morocco|
Italy: Despite visa exemption for a stay of up to 60 days under agreement, the reciprocity principle allows a stay of up to 90 days from June 15, 2003.
Japan: Visa exemption for a stay of up to 90 days for ordinary-passport holders based on exchange of note verbale. (Visa exemption agreement concluded for diplomatic and official-passport holders)
|Brunei (30 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Indonesia (diplomatic and official, 14 days),
Japan (90 days), Macau (90 days), Taiwan (30 days)
|Argentina (30 days), Canada (6 months), Ecuador (30days), Guyana (30 days),
Honduras (30days), Paraguay (30 days), United States (90 days), Uruguay (30 days)
|Albania (30 days), Andora (30 days), Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 days), Croatia (30 days),
Cyprus (30 days), Monaco (30 days), Montenegro (30 days), San Marino (30 days),
Serbia (30 days), Slovenia (90 days), Vatican (30 days)
|Australia (90 days), Fiji (30 days), Guam (30 days), Kiribati (30 days),
Marshall Islands (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), Nauru (30 days), New Caledonia (30 days), Palau (30 days), Samoa (30 days), Solomon Islands (30 days), Tonga (30 days),
Tuvalu (30 days)
|Bahrain (30 days), Egypt (30 days), Kuwait (30 days),
Lebanon (diplomatic and official 30 days), Mauritius (30 days), Oman (30 days),
Qatar (30 days), Saudi Arabia (30 days), Seychelles (30 days), South Africa (30 days), Swaziland (30 days), United Arab Emirates (30 days), Yemen (30 days)
Nationals of the above countries or regions are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visit.
Exceptions: Nationals of Canada are allowed up to 6 months, and nationals of Australia, Hong Kong,Japan, Macau, Slovenia, and the United States are allowed up to 90 days.
For citizens of the United States of America, multiple entry visa fee is US$45 on the basis of reciprocity since the mutual agreement in 1994.
|Countries or Regions||Visa Type|
|Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine||All visas (Regardless of period of stay)|
|Sweden||Visas for a period of stay of under 90 days|
|Barbados, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Peru||Visas for a period of stay of 91 days or more|
|Benin, Brazil, Cyprus, Guatemala, Paraguay, Romania, Uruguay, Mexico, Algeria||Visas issued to holders of diplomatic and official passports for a period of stay of 91 days or more|
|Mongolia, Venezuela||Visas issued to holders of diplomatic and official passports for a period of stay of 31 days or more|
|Philippines||Visas for a period of stay 59 days(temporary commercial or tourism purposes)|
|Australia||C-2 visas for a period of stay of no more than 90 days|
|Germany||D-2, D-4, D-7, D-8, D-9, E-7|