Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the SES Program:
What does SES stand for?
SES stands for Smart Entry Service. It is South Korea's Trusted Traveler program for low risk travelers.
What is the time frame for scheduling SES interview?
You are asked to schedule interview within 30 days from the day of conditional approval by KIS. If not, your application is cancelled. As long as you schedule the interview within 30 days, you can choose the actual interview date within 6 months from the day of conditional approval.
Is the SES application fee refundable?
The application fee is non-refundable in any case and regardless of KIS vetting result.
How quickly after enrolling with SES will I receive approval?
You will receive a decision on your SES application one week after enrollment.
Do I still need to bring my passport with me if I am a member of the SES program?
Yes, you should always be able to prove your identity with a valid travel document like a passport. You always need to be able to present a valid travel document when you enter the destination country to which you are travelling.
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