Visitors 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.
Conference Invitation Letter
If needed, please download the invitation letter to apply for a Visa to attend EMBC’17
If you are an author and if your paper was accepted to the conference, you will have access through Papercept to a more personalized invitation letter
Note: In some cases, Visa Offices will not accept electronically transmitted invitation letters.
US Point of contact information (for visa application purposes):
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference Secretariat
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-1331