Danish travelers interested in visiting South Korea are not required to have a tourist visa before arriving in the country since Denmark is one of over 130 countries to which South Korea offers visa-free access.
However, the Republic of Korea is updating its visa policy, which soon will incorporate a visa waiver which will be needed by citizens of Denmark, among many others.
This article will provide travelers from Denmark with all of the information they need to visit South Korea.
How to Apply for a Korean eTA From Denmark
Danish passport holders will need to apply for the South Korean eTA through Korea’s visa waiver online application form, which contains a series of personal and travel questions related to the citizens of Denmark.
- Full name
- Age (place and date of birth)
- Nationality (in this case, Danish national)
- Current address
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Purpose of their trip to South Korea
- Brief travel itinerary, including flight plans and accommodation details
- Passport number, date of issuance and date of expiration
Danish citizens with dual citizenship need to use the same passport to travel that they use to apply for their South Korean eTA.
In addition to all of the details mentioned above, travelers from Denmark should also be prepared to respond to some routinary questions about criminal records, if any, or details about the overall health of the Danish passenger.
Once all this information has been provided, applicants must double-check their answers and complete the fee payment with a credit or debit card.
A confirmation message will appear once all the process has been successfully completed.
Documents & Prerequisites Needed From Denmark to Obtain a Korean eTA
Alongside the application form, each traveler from Denmark should be prepared to provide the following items and documents, which are commonly known as the South Korean entry eTA requirements:
- A valid Danish passport that has at least six months of remaining validity and two blank pages
- An unexpired credit/debit card with sufficient funds to pay the eTA processing fee
- A digital, passport-size photograph of the Danish national
- An accessible email account where all the visa waiver information will be sent
Travelers from Denmark must note that the Korean visa waiver fee is non-refundable and, therefore, it is paramount to check all the information submitted through the online application form. Otherwise, visitors take the risk of being denied the Korean eTA or entry to the country and having to apply again.
Also, the eTA to Korea will be sent via email in PDF format to the Danish passenger’s email address. This means national from Denmark must always check their email accounts, including their spam folders.
Note: Danish travelers must print out a hard copy of the Korean visa waiver once they receive it. Also, they need to carry this travel document with them alongside their passport to show them to the South Korean border authorities upon arrival.
Korean eTA’s use and validity for Danish nationals
The Korean electronic visa authorization (eTA) will be a requirement for citizens from Denmark who are entering South Korea for tourism purposes only and for a maximum of 90 consecutive days.
This travel permit, or visa waiver, does not allow Danish nationals to enter the country for study, work or residence reasons. In the case of visitors from Denmark who need longer stays in the Republic of Korea for leisure, they will need to apply for other types of Korean tourist visas.
Tips Before Traveling to South Korea From Denmark
Once the application has been submitted, Danish passport holders can expect a turnaround time between a few hours and a few days. With that in mind, it is recommended that Danish travelers give themselves as much time as possible to apply for their Korean visa waiver to avoid any unforeseen issues during the application process.
Although travelers often enter a country with flexible plans, it is important to remember that any visitor from Denmark who overstays the permitted 90 days granted by Korea through their electronic visa waiver could face a fine or sanctions upon exiting the country.
Families who are traveling between Denmark and South Korea are encouraged to apply for their Korean eTAs at the same time. Danish nationals must remember that each individual family member, including minors, are required to hold their own Korean eTA.
Traveling between Copenhagen and Seoul can typically be done with one stopover along the way. Travelers who follow the advice given should have no problem arriving in South Korea as quickly and easily as possible.