North Korea Visa Requirements for international students

Visitors to North Korea must obtain a visa in advance from any of the North Korean diplomatic missions. All visitors holding ordinary passports except those from South Korea must obtain a visa before to entering North Korea.

All visitors except those from South Korea who travel to North Korea for tourism purposes require prior authorization from a travel agency registered with the State General Bureau of Tourist Guidance.

Tourist visas in North Korean are issued in the form of a tourist card for tourists, or on a separate paper for other types of visas and No stamps are stamped inside one's actual passport.

Holders of diplomatic or service passports issued to nationals of the following countries can visit North Korea without a visa: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Latvia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar,  Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

 Note: Visa application can be accepted or denied by the relevant North Korean authorities.

North Korean student visa

To be eligible for or to apply for a North Korean Visa the following are a prerequisite.

  • must have a passport that is valid at the time of entry
  • Have a valid acceptance letter from the university of enrollment.
  • have a plane ticket and a transit visa
  • Show proof of funds to cover their trip.
  • Proof of accommodation booking
  •  Recently taken passport photographs.
  • Routine vaccination certificates- these have to be current.
  • Original copy of the Travel Documents (e.g. Passport)
  • approval issued by the Registry of a University in North Korea
  • Passport Photos


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