International Welding &
Joining Conference - Korea2017

April 11 ~ 14, 2017 HICO, Gyeongju, Korea

Important Dates

  • Final Extended Abstracts Submission Due : January 25, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance : February 10, 2017
  • Early Registration Due : March 15, 2017

VISA Application

Guideline for Abstract Preparation

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before the visitation. However, people of 90 countries who wish to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements or in accordance with principles reciprocity or national interest.

More information about visa-free entries for foreigners,

An official letter of invitation will be sent to any registrant upon request.
However, this invitation implies no obligation for visa.

If you need a letter of invitation for participating in the IWJC-Korea 2017, Please e-mail to secretariat at secretariat@iwjc2017.org

Table1. Counties under Visa Exemption Agreements

· Country/Period(days)

Europe Austria / 90 Germany / 90 Norway / 90
Belgium / 90 Hungary / 90 Portugal / 60
Bulgaria / 90 Iceland / 90 Poland / 90
Czech Republic / 90 Ireland / 90 Romania / 90
Denmark / 90 Italy / 60 Spain / 90
Estonia / 90 Liechtenstein / 90 Slovak Republic / 90
Finland / 90 Luxembourg / 90 Sweden / 90
France / 90 Malta / 90 Switzerland / 90
Greece / 90 Netherlands / 90 United Kingdom / 90
Asia and Oceania Bangladesh / 90 New Zealand / 90 Thailand / 90
Israel / 90 Pakistan / 90 Turkey / 90
Malaysia / 90 Singapore / 90
Americas Antigua and Barbuda / 90 Dominican Republic / 90 Panama / 90
Bahamas / 90 El Salvador / 90 Peru / 90
Barbados / 90 Grenada / 90 St. Lucia / 90
Brazil / 90 Haiti / 90 St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
Colombia / 90 Jamaica / 90 St. Vincent & the
Costa Rica / 90 Mexico / 90 Grenadines / 90
Common wealth of Dominica / 90 Nicaragua / 90 Surinam / 90
Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Africa Antigua and Barbuda / 90 Dominican Republic / 90 Panama / 90
Bahamas / 90 El Salvador / 90 Peru / 90
Barbados / 90 Grenada / 90 St. Lucia / 90
Brazil / 90 Haiti / 90 St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
Colombia / 90 Jamaica / 90 St. Vincent & the Grenadines / 90
Costa Rica / 90 Mexico / 90 Common wealth of Dominica / 90
Nicaragua / 90 Surinam / 90 Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Lesotho / 60 Morocco / 90 Tunisia / 30
Liberia / 90

Tabel2. Countries or Regions Under Principles of Reciprocity and National Interest

· Country/Period(days)

Asia Brunei / 30 Macao / 30 Taiwan / 30
Hong Kong / 90 Oman / 30 United Arab emirates / 30
Japan / 90 Qatar / 30 Yemen / 30
Kuwait / 30 Saudi Arabia / 30
North America Canada / 180 United States / 30
South America Argentina / 90 Honduras / 30 Uruguay / 30
Chile / 90 Paraguay / 30 Venezuela / 30
Guatemala / 30
Europe Albania / 30 Latvia / 90 Slovenia / 90
Croatia / 90 Lithuania / 90 Vatican / 30
Cyprus / 30 Monaco / 30
Oceania Australia / 90 Kiribati / 30 Nauru / 30
Fiji / 30 Marshall Islands/ 30 New Caledonia / 30
Guam / 30 Palau / 30
Africa Republic of South Africa / 30 Swaziland / 30