Republic of Korea
Do I Need a Visa to Visit South Korea?
Canadian citizens using a Canadian passport do not need a visa to visit Korea for the purpose of tourism, business, or visitation, provided that no work is undertaken, and the stay is less than ninety (90) days in length.
Nationals of the following countries do not need a business or tourist visa:
European Union (EU), *EXCEPT Latvia;
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, CANADA, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Surinam, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vatican, Venezuela, Yemen.
Persons from the following countries or places require a visa for all purposes: citizens of China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina; persons who have no nationality; citizens of countries which do not have diplomatic relations with Korea (such as Cuba).
TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE VISA
Applicants are advised to not make final travel arrangements until a visa has been confirmed. If you enter Korea prior to the visa being issued, the application will be considered nullified. These are only issued to Canadians with a Visa Issuance Number from Korea (not required if invited by the Ministry of Education).
For more information about travel conditions in Asia, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.