Friday, July 1, 2016

Anyoung South Korea - Applying for South Korea Visa

Application for South Korea Visa can be a bit eerie but don't waste much time thinking whether your Visa will be approved or not since it's just the people from the embassy who would know who gets to go to South Korea. Just complete the documents required, hope for the best and wait for the result. :)

Visa requirements vary for each type of individual. For a complete list, you may visit the Embassy's website.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines

To buy us some time, my friends and I processed our visas via Rakso Travel.We prepared the documents below and paid a fee of P1,000 for processing fee plus P500 for documents' shipping fee.

Tourist/Business Visa Requirements for Employees

1. Application Form - You can secure a copy online. See this link. Be mindful of the paper size when printing.

2. 1 piece of Passport size colored picture - We had ours done in a Photo Studio to look more professional. Don't forget to mention that you'll be using your photo for South Korea Application Visa.

3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6months)

4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)

5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)

6. Original Certificate of Employment
   (must include applicant's position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address)

7. Original Personal Bank Certificate
   (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB) -
I am not sure how much balance you should have in your bank account/s to get your visa approved but a friend have around 15k in his bank balance and he got approved. :)

8. Bank Statement
   (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)

9. ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy 

10. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

■ Processing Time:
  3 working days (for those who have been to OECD member countries within 5 years as tourist)
  5 working days (for those who have not been to OECD member countries within 5 years)

■ Visa Fee: 59 days (or less) stay in Korea -- GRATIS
                   60 to 90 days stay in Korea -- PHP1,800.00

OECD Members:

- Australia
- Austria
- Belgium
- Canada
- Chile
- Czech Republic
- Denmark
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Greece
- Hungary
- Iceland
- Ireland
- Israel
- Italy
- Japan
- Korea
- Latvia
- Luxembourg
- Mexico
- Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Norway
- Poland
- Portugal
- Slovak Republic
- Spain
- Sweden
- Switzerland
- Turkey
- United Kingdom
- United States

If you have any questions, feel free to drop by in the comment section of this page and I would be glad to share with you our experiences in our visa application.

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