Yes. In principle, dependents of USFK members and members of the civilian component are required to obtain a K-ETA.
However, those who request K-ETA exemption through the competent authorities of the United States to the Ministry of Justice,
nd receive approval, they may be exempt from the K-ETA requirement.
I am a member of the United States Forces Korea (USFK). Do I need to get a K-ETA?
According to the ‘Agreement under Article IV of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the USA and the Korea,
regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of United States Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea (SOFA)’, members of
the United States Armed Forces (USFK service members) do not need to get a K-ETA.
Note that you will need to present your DOD ID card instead of your passport upon check-in for issuance of your boarding pass.
In principle, diplomatic and official passport holders are required to obtain a K-ETA.
However, for those who requested for K-ETA exemption through relevant organizations in advance,
and received approval from the Ministry of Justice, will not be required to get a K-ETA.
No. Valid ABTC holders will be able to receive their boarding pass without a K-ETA.
But, USA and Canada are not included.
No. If you need to go through check-in process after entering the country to recheck the luggage, you need to get K-ETA.
No. Transfer/transit passengers who are not entering Korea do not need to get a K-ETA.
Yes, Starting from September 1, 2022,
K-ETA will be required for travelers entering Jeju Island via international flights.
When a flight or ship crew member is entering the Republic of Korea as a crew member,
that person does not need to get a K-ETA.
No. Residence Card holders (registered foreign residents) do not need to get a K-ETA.
No. If you have a valid Korean visa, you do not need to get a K-ETA.
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