General Information and Eligibility for North Korea Visas

North Korea Visa General Information and Eligibility

North Korea Visa General Information and Eligibility

  • Go to my North Korea visa page for information on other types of visas for North Korea.
  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to North Korea:  Yes
    • You are required to be part of a pre-arranged tour group.
    • If you are going to enter and depart North Korea through China (and are staying in China for more than 24 hours), you will also need to obtain a multiple-entry visa for China because a valid Chinese visa is required to leave North Korea at the conclusion of your visit.
    • I recommend, even if you are in China for less than 24 hours, to go ahead and get a China Tourist Visa.  See the link here for information on how to get that.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens: Yes, but you must be part of a pre-arranged tour group.
  • Where to find the North Korea Embassy or Consulate closest to your place of residence: 
    • If you’re inside the U.S, there is no North Korean Embassy, but there is a permanent mission:

The Permanent Representative of the DemocraticPeople’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations

    •  If you’re outside of the U.S., deal with these guys below:

The Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Beijing

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