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Symposium => "Open" Discussions => Topic started by: Hau5fly on December 22, 2015, 01:21:40 pm

Title: Visitors from UK
Post by: Hau5fly on December 22, 2015, 01:21:40 pm
My parents are visiting me from the UK, to get into Korea your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months, my dad's runs out in 5 months and 27 days... Frustrating right?

Does anyone have experience with releatives/friends visiting SK (on vacation!) and having problems with temporary visas like the issue above?
Title: Re: Visitors from UK
Post by: YoungMin on December 22, 2015, 01:38:22 pm
I've got you fam.

Passport only needs to be valid for 3 months.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-korea/entry-requirements
Title: Re: Visitors from UK
Post by: Hau5fly on December 22, 2015, 01:45:28 pm
A true hero of Waygookistan! :D thanks
Title: Re: Visitors from UK
Post by: Nivea on December 22, 2015, 02:11:58 pm
My parents are visiting me from the UK, to get into Korea your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months, my dad's runs out in 5 months and 27 days... Frustrating right?

Does anyone have experience with releatives/friends visiting SK (on vacation!) and having problems with temporary visas like the issue above?

Might be worth considering you can renew your passport 9 months before it runs out and get the left over time added to your new passport. I did it before I came to Korea. So my current passport is valid for 10 years and 6 months.