VISA Information

visa_1Visitors to Korea from most countries are welcomed and will not need a visa for periods of two weeks to 180 days, depending on the type of agreement between the two countries. Moreover, Jeju offers a very flexible entry/departure policy, which allows visitors to stay without a visa for up to 30 days.

Special Entry arrangements for the JEJU Island

※ Jeju offers a very flexible entry/departure policy, which allows visitors to stay without a visa for up to 30 days.

  • Eligible Foreigners: Nationals of all countries are not allowed visa-free entry into Korea via Jeju airport for tourism or transit as these special arrangements are denied to those of the following 11 countries: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, Syria, Macedonia, Palestine, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ghana.
  • Duration of Stay: Up to 30 days
  • Permitted area/range: Jeju Island

** This policy applies only to Jeju, not to the mainland of Korea

** A person transferring at Gimpo or Incheon International Airport needs to obtain a visa.

  • Conditions of entry: Those arriving directly at Jeju Island by flight or ship

For more information, please consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Korean embassy or consulate in your area.

Visa applications are currently subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Therefore, attendees are strongly advised to apply for their visa no later than 3-5 months prior to the conference.

Invitation Letters

Upon request, an official invitation letter will be sent. If you need a letter of invitation, please email to the secretariat embc2017@hdasan.com including following information;

First Name
(Middle Name)
Last Name
Gender Male (      )  Female (      ) Nationality
Date of Birth Passport No.
Telephone E-mail
Job Title  (Professor, Lab Director, Team Head etc.)
Affiliation  (Full Affiliation Name)
Address  (Full Postal Address)

Multiple Travelers from One Institution

In order to expedite the application process and reduce processing costs, it is requested that if you will be traveling from an institution that will likely be sending more than one person, please work with your institution to submit all requests at one time.

Note: In some cases, Visa Offices will not accept electronically transmitted invitation letters.