- United States
South Korea has extended the visa free period for passport holders of Taiwan from 30 days to 90 days starting from July 1, 2012. Thus allowing the Taiwanese to stay in South Korea for up to three months without requiring to obtain visa.
South Korea has bilateral agreements with a number of countries allowing the foreign nationals to stay in South Korea for a period of 30 days to 180 days depending on the nationality of the foreign national. Canadian citizens holding ordinary passports are granted entry into South Korea for a maximum period of 6 months or 180 days. South Korean are also allowed to live in Canada for six months without visa.
Taiwan and South Korea had signed the agreement for 30 days visa travel for Taiwanese in the year 2003. Since then hundreds of thousands travellers have benefited this visa free regime. In 2011, about 660,000 people crossed the two countries.
The extension in the allowed period to stay in South Korea and vice versa is expected to increase the tourist activities in both countries and more people will be able to take advantage of this visa free privilege.
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