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Korea Today

  • The Korean Peninsula is divided between north and south, making Korea one of the only divided countries in the world. The following information is about the Republic of Korea.
  • Korea has four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning scenes. In the spring, forsythia, cherry blossoms, azaleas and many other flowers are in full bloom; in the summer, vacationers head to the coasts to enjoy time at the beach; autumn brings crimson colors to mountain foliage, and in the winter, land is covered with a blanket of white snow.
  • The capital of Korea is Seoul, and the government is led by President Park Geun-hye, elected in 2013 as the country’s first woman president.
  • The Korean economy is driven by the manufacturing and exports including ships, automobiles, mobile phones, PCs, TVs, and a wide range of other electronics. Korea has enjoyed rapid economic growth thanks in large part to its export-focused strategy. In 2013, Korea’s GDP was USD$1.19 trillion based on IMF statistics. The nation boasts the world’s 15th-largest economy (IMF 2013). Recently, Korean dramas and movies are also widely exported thanks to the popularity of Korean pop culture. K-pop stars are also active on the world stage.
  • The country’s population reached 51.20 million in April 2014 (Ministry of Security and Public Administration), with a large proportion living in major metropolitan areas. To address congestion in the Seoul and its satellite cities where around half the country’s population resides, the Korean government is relocating many government organizations to locations outside of the capital city, with the process set to be completed in 2014.

Korea Weather

Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer season in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The island of Jeju off the southern coast is the warmest and wettest place in the country. The ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September-November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies that are cobalt blue and spectacular foliage that is perhaps the biggest draw. Winters are cold and dry and are a good time to visit if you are interested in winter sports as there are numerous ski resorts. Spring (April-May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. However, it is very busy and one needs to book in advance to ensure accommodation is available. The summer months are muggy and hot, and rather crowded. It is also when the monsoon season begins so many activities are subject to the fluctuations of heavy rain.

Autumn (October)
Lasting from September through November, the mild days of fall make it the most pleasant time of the year. The temperature varies greatly from day to night. The mountains, when blanketed with vivid golden and red autumnal leaves under the clear blue sky, are breathtaking.

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  • Most foreigners coming into Korea do not require visas for entry and may be given social visit passes for up to 30 days upon their arrival in Korea. However, it is best to consult your local consular office for the latest information with regards to coming into Korea.
  • If you would like to stay in Korea for a longer period, you may apply to the Korea Immigration Service(KIS) upon your arrival. You should have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity, onward or return tickets, onward facilities (such as visas or entry permits) to your next destination, and of course, sufficient funds for your stay in Korea.
  • Should you lose your passport while in Korea, please make a police report immediately and approach your embassy in Korea to apply for a replacement travel document. You should also report to the KIS for a visit pass which will regularize your stay in Korea.
  • Choirs coming from Indonesia, Philippines and China Must prepare their Visa documents until August 31th and they need to provide all traveling members' full name, gender and passport number to BCFC office until Aug 31th so that we could provide Visa Letter and our Certificate for Business Registration for applying their visa in a timely manner.