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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: South Korea Visa entry | AU
    Posted: Apr/22/2012 at 4:56pm
Do i need a visa for entry to South Korea from Australia ...i know the fee is waived but do i need the actual visa still?

***looking at you wilz if your still lurking**

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  Quote grunge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2012 at 12:54pm
PM him man it'll give him an email notification. =)
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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2012 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by grunge

PM him man it'll give him an email notification. =)

you only get an email notification when you have your TS acct setup to send one when you get a PM
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2012 at 1:21pm
not sure if going to south korea is a good idea right now...the north just announced they'll wipe out the south soon...and the attack will only last 3-4 minutes. the new leader is trying to redeem himself after the failed "rocket" launch.
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 6:22am
they've been announcing it for some time now....


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  Quote Kenmanh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2012 at 7:48am
I was in South Korea two years ago and I don't remember going to get a Visa for it.  Looking at my passport just now, confirmed there was no visa attached.

Government site doesn't mention requiring a Visa also:
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/South_Korea
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  Quote ippollite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2012 at 1:41pm
youre just talking about a tourist visa right?

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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2012 at 6:57pm
Originally posted by lightning80

not sure if going to south korea is a good idea right now...the north just announced they'll wipe out the south soon...and the attack will only last 3-4 minutes. the new leader is trying to redeem himself after the failed "rocket" launch.

I heard North has a bunch of "rockets" but they're all poorly made fakes.
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2012 at 4:50pm
Originally posted by Kenmanh

I was in South Korea two years ago and I don't remember going to get a Visa for it.  Looking at my passport just now, confirmed there was no visa attached.

Government site doesn't mention requiring a Visa also:
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/South_Korea


thanks mang

yeah i didnt find anything either
hence why i just thought it would be easier asking someone that has been before


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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2012 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by ippollite

youre just talking about a tourist visa right?


yeah tourist visa
pretty sure we didnt need one but never hurts to double check


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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/29/2012 at 2:59am
ok ok i'm online now. .haha found ur thread!
sorry for late reply~
 
nah you don't need VISA. well actually depends how long you're going for. there's an agreement with aus where within like 30 days or something you don't need a VISA.
 
when you going?
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/29/2012 at 5:21am
looking around Feb
mainly tourist stuff with some boarding

definitely will not even be close to 30 days

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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/29/2012 at 2:32pm
yeah deff won't need VISA.
 
Where are you going boarding? and tourist stuff just in seoul? or outside?
 
I went to yongpyong and seoul only. so i can only provide comment and information on those places. let me know what u want to know and i'll help as much as i can :)
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2012 at 2:04am
is yongpyong the one just outside Seoul? bout 2hrs?

yeah mainly Seoul
havent done much research into other stuff
was looking jeju island but wife didnt want to go there in the end

was it hard getting around not knowing the language?

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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2012 at 3:09am
nah yong pyong is far east.. in the seperate province.
 
ahh it was pretty hard at start, when we arrived and was looking for something to eat. we dind't know how do say are u still open.. so half the time we were doing hand signals.. lolz
 
google translate on phone is useless.. dont' bother with that. borrow a lonley planet guide from libary, that'll help a bit. but don't follow instructions on how ot get to places, it's completely wrong. instead go ask people, like info desk or hotel etc on how to get there.
 
Some phrases we picked up on our trip
yo gi oh  = excuse me, or attention in a restruant. only used in restuarant.
Ju se oh = please give me
du myon = 2 people please (when u go into restuarant)
 
people there are pretty friendly and try to help you out as much as they can seeing as ur not from korea. espesh the older people. there are more people in seoul who understand broken english, so you can communicate some how. else try chinese.. (if u know it) trains is easy because they broadcast korean, chinese, english and japanese about the next station and there's a TV telling u the next station. Else take a taxi, it's cheap... cost like $5 to go places average. 30-40min ride was like $15. but always have a map of where you're going because addresses in korea don't mean anything. ur hotel should also have a card with map, so def take that!
 
hope that gives you some useful info.
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  Quote dongypro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2012 at 12:12am
No you don't need one for South Korea.

I visit almost every year using my Aussie passport and it is not required :)

If unsure, you can always check with the consulate.
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2012 at 6:53pm
so all locked in

Yong Pyong for 2 nights
Seoul for rest of it....than off to niseko for a week

freaking hell the accomo is so cheap compared to niseko/sapporo
good to know about chinese...my mates are all fluent in both dialects

why is yo gi oh it only in restaurants?
i gotta ask my local korean bbq joint that one LOL
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  Quote ippollite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2012 at 7:55pm
yay! have fun. 

Also very important for korea:



This is the sign for a HOTEL in korea (its also the sign for an onsen in japan). 

Hotels are EVERYWHERE. I have no idea how they stay in business to be honest, but there are literally billions of the things. (except in hongdae for some bizarre reason - could never find one of these cats anytime i was there). 

This means you dont really have to dick around booking hotels in super pricey international accommodation. Even in seoul you can ninja a room for about 25,000 yen if youre wiling to pop into an occasional back alley to find them. 

Oh and net cafes are everywhere as well. 

How to use a net cafe. 

Walk in the door, head to the counter, pick up one of the very prominent plastic cards (itll have a four number ID usually in teh form of 00xx). Pick a computer, sit down, input the number as a password and enjoy SUPER CHEAP net access (and er, lung cancer). 

When youre finished, just take the card to the dude, and thats that. 
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2012 at 10:45pm
already got all the accommodation sorted

im staying at guest house while in seoul

65000 a night won for triple with on-suite 

net cafe sounds like ones in Australia...though i wont be needing it

will be using a portable wi-fi modem gizmo...derno other mates organising it

split between 7 people to juice off it...with Ipads/iphones/laptop etc 
costing about 10 bucks each for 7 days
slightly over a buck a day i can dig that Wink

will be staying at one of those spa houses for 1 day
any junk food we must try? LOL or regular food too





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  Quote aniki_xiao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2013 at 11:26pm
Yea, you don't need a visa. Never been to SK for Snow through~~

Is Yong Pyong any good? compared to NZ Queenstown region or Oz resorts.

humdingaling which place you staying? Sooo cheap!

Btw, must try Ginseng Chicken Soup, keeps u super warm in winter!
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