COVID-19 Notice

Visa Information

COVID-19 NoticeVisa Information

The World Water Cities Forum (WWCF) 2021 participants entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korea Visa issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea or consular offices in their respective countries. Some countries have Visa-waiver or visa-free entry programs with the Republic of Korea, however, under the COVID-19 pandemic situation, this program has been temporarily suspended starting from 13 April, 2020.

Please click here to see the announcement on the temporary suspension of Visa-waiver and Visa-free entry programs.

Regardless of this announcement, you are advised to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Korea or consular offices in your respective countries to have more accurate information regarding the visa application procedures. To see the list of Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Korea, please click here.

Letter of Invitation

The visa application is the sole responsibility of the participants. If an invitation letter is needed for the visa application process, it can be obtained from the World Water Cities Forum Secretariat (wwcf@exco.co.kr).

Invitation Letter Request Form


For the Visas being processed at Embassies or Consulates, you can check the application status within 5 working days from submission. For the duration of the visa issuance process, please refer to the notice board of the Diplomatic Office to which you made your submission. Each Diplomatic Office may require a different amount of processing time depending on the workload.