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What is Smart Entry Service(SeS)?

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Smart Entry Service is a Korea Immigration Service program that pre-approved trusted travelers process the immigration clearance
by themselves, using their biometric information.
Instead of the face-to-face inspection, program participants may enter and leave Korea by using Smart Entry Service auto-gates, which only take less than 12 seconds. This convenient program is widely introduced in many countries such as Global Entry of U.S.A., Privium of the Netherlands, e-Gate of Hong Kong, Smart Gate of Australia and so on.

Participation in Smart Entry Service is voluntary.
All applicants must register their passport and biometric information(fingerprints and facial image) in advance and agree to the usage of registered personal information for the program.
Related Laws and Regulations
Immigration Control Law of Korea, Paragraph 2 of Article 3 and Paragraph 3 of Article 6 (Automated Immigration Inspection for Koreans)
Immigration Control Law of Korea, Paragraph 2 of Article 12 and Paragraph 5 of Article 28 (Automated Immigration Inspection for Foreigners)
Enforcement Decree for the Law, Paragraph 1 of Article 1-2 and Paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 15
Enforcement Regulation for the Law, Article 1-2, Paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article 19, Article 19-2 and Paragraph 2 of Article 39
Law on Immigration and Legal Status of Overseas Ethnic Koreans, Articles 2, 6 and 7