Indian visa for South Korean citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for South Korean passport holders visiting India for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For South Korean citizens to enter India for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa India e-visa for South Korean citizens Eligible
Visa on arrival India visa on arrival for South Korean citizens Eligible

India tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding South Korean passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in India.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from India.

If you are looking for India visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from South Korea, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of India nearest your place of residence.

  • Seoul: The Embassy of India in Seoul, South Korea (Working hours: Close now. Open in 1 hours 27 minutes)

India visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest India diplomatic mission offices to South Korea for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from South Korea traveling to India from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (South Korea) estimated Change (%)
2008 343,395 N/A
2009 335,920 -2.18%
2010 375,440 11.76%
2011 410,085 9.23%
2012 427,570 4.26%
2013 452,920 5.93%
2014 851,955 88.10%
2015 863,460 1.35%
2016 947,050 9.68%
2017 1,010,295 6.68%
2018 1,132,495 12.10%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

India & South Korea comparison

India's area is approximately 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,954 sq mi), while the area of South Korea is approximately 97,230 km2 (37,540 sq mi). This means South Korea is 30.58 times smaller than India.

As of May 2021, India's population is ~1.9 billion people - 1,817,415,488 more people than the population of South Korea.

We have highlighted India & South Korea’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

India South Korea Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,870,340,737 52,925,249 1.8 billion more people live in India than South Korea
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 186 183 India has 3 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with South Korea.
Travel freedom (2021) 28 138 India passport holders visit 110 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 466 129 Indian hosts 337 more foreign missions than South Korea.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from South Korea travel to India in one year?

The number of visitors from South Korea visiting India in 2018 was approximately 1,132,495.

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