• If you enter the Republic of Korea from abroad to attend the IWUMD 2022 Workshop, you are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa issued by your local or nearest Korean embassy or consulate.
  • Nationals of visa waiver or visa-free countries may visit Korea for up to 90 days without a visa. However, due to the still ongoing pandemic, Korea has temporarily suspended its visa waiver agreement with some countries. If you are unsure whether you need to apply for a visa, please visit the KOREA VISA PORTAL where you can search for your visa requirements by country/region, purpose of entry, etc.
    The countries eligible for visa-free entry (As of April 1, 2022)
  • Starting from September 2021, travelers from visa-waiver countries are required to get Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) online prior to their departure to Korea. For detailed information about K-ETA, please go to the official site.
  • The Republic of Korea has currently suspended the visa on arrival and offers only the option of obtaining a visa through a government diplomatic office, either an embassy or a consulate, or through designated travel agencies depending where you will be applying for your visa since a visa on arrival is currently suspended. This process of applying for a visa involves having to attend an appointment in person and supplying an embassy with a range of supporting documentation depending on the visa type requested. If you require a visa, therefore, you are strongly advised to start your visa application early enough to be sure to have your visa before you depart. The visa application process may take longer in certain countries, so please consult your local or nearest Korean embassy or consulate. (See the list of Korean diplomatic missions and their contacts here).

Example of Entry Visa to Korea


To Request the Official Invitation Letter

To request an official invitation letter, participants must complete the registration process first. If you need a letter of invitation for participating in the IWUMD 2022, Please send the request email to IWUMD2022 Secretariat including things below.

  • Participant's Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Name of the Affiliation
  • Registration Number
  • Presentation Title