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Applicants are expected to enter all the required information correctly. Applying with false information will make the application be denied or canceled at any time, even if it is approved. Furthermore, the individual may be subject to penalties or face entry restrictions, according to relevant Korean laws.

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The information provided in the K-ETA application is collected in accordance with Article 7-3 (Electronic Travel Authorization) of the Immigration Act and Article 101 (Processing of sensitive and unique information) of its Enforcement Decree. The information will be stored in the Korean Immigration Control Information System and may be shared with other government agencies of the Republic of Korea in accordance with relevant domestic laws and regulations.

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The average time to complete the application is 10 minutes. However, it may vary depending on the applicants.

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No. It does not have to be the same photo, but should comply with the following conditions:
- Should be in color
- Should be in JPG format
- Image size not exceeding 20MB
- No accessories such as hats, scarves, sunglasses
- Recommend less colorful patterned clothing
- Full face, front view (75% of the image), eyes should be open looking straight at the camera

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No. K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) is a travel authorization for foreign nationals who want to enter the Republic of Korea visa-free for a tour, visiti relatives, participate in events or meetings, business, and/or other similar reasons (other than profit-making activities).

Therefore, if you plan to enter and stay in the country for any other purposes such as employment, study, or any profitable activities, you must obtain a visa at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Korea.

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Yes. In principle, dependents of USFK service members and civilian components are required to obtain a K-ETA. However, valid A-3 visa or SOFA stamp holders do not need to apply for a K-ETA.

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No. According to the ‘Agreement under Article IV of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of 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 the issuance of your boarding pass.

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No. Diplomatic∙Official passport holders do not need to apply for a K-ETA as long as they are the nationals of K-ETA eligible countries/regions.

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No. Valid ABTC (APEC) cardholders are not required to apply for a K-ETA if Korea (KOR) is stated in the ‘Valid For Travel To’ field on the back side of the card.

※ If not, you are required to apply for a K-ETA.

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No. K-ETA is not required for the transfer/transit passengers not entering the Republic of Korea. However, if you need to go through immigration control to claim your baggage and check-in again for your next flight, you are required to get a K-ETA.