Visa information

All foreign nationals travelling to the Republic of Korea for ITU Telecom World 2017 are responsible for obtaining their own valid travel documents, such as passports and visas. If a visa is required, participants must first complete their individual registration to attend the event.


Visa exemption

Nationals of many countries and territories may be exempt from visa requirements. Click here for details.

Visa application

Participants who do require a visa should apply as early as possible and at least three weeks before departure.

Applications must be submitted in person at a Korean diplomatic mission in your area of residence.  Before visiting the Embassy or Consulate-General in your area to apply for a visa, it is highly recommended that you call the Embassy or Consulate-General to check for required documents. Fees may apply.

Click here to search for a Korean diplomatic mission in your area of residence.

To expedite the process

Send the following information to Ms Yeri Kang at visa.tw17@gmail.com before visiting the Korean Embassy or Consulate-General in your area of residence. Information provided will be sent to relevant authorities in the Republic of Korea to expedite the process.

  • First name, middle name, last Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Company name
  • Job title

Note: sending your information to relevant authorities in the Republic of Korea does not warrant the approval of a visa as this decision will be made at the sole discretion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. It will, however, facilitate a simplified screening process for eligible applicants.

When visiting the Embassy or Consulate-General in your area of residence, you should present your individual Confirmation of Registration email issued by ITU as a supporting document, along with any other supporting documents related to your participation that may be required.

Contacts

  • For all visa related assistance or enquires, contact:
    Ms Yeri KANG
    visa.tw17@gmail.com
    +82 51 888 4619
  • For any questions about your event registration, contact:
    registration.telecom@itu.int
    +41 22 730 5680 between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 CET Mon – Fri