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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Visa Requirements for Korea

Here's the visa application form for South Korea in the Philippines:

Effective April 1, 2011, to attract more tourists from South East Asian countries, the Ministry of Justice in Korea has simplified the Korean tourist visa requirements and has started issuing double entry visa and extended multiple entry visa category and validity from1 year to 3 years.

  •      Basic requirements:
    1. Application form
    2. Passport sized photo
    3. Original Passport (6 monthls valid), a copy of the first page of the passport
AShort-term Visas(C-3) for Tourists: Single Entry
    • For short term visitors to Korea
    • Visa Requirements 
      • Employment Certificate or Business Registration issued by SEC or DTI. 
      • Personal Bank Certificate 
      • Individual ITR or Form 2316 Copy (the previous year).
-          In case the applicant cannot submit one of the above mentioned requirements, he/she can submit additional documents such as Land Titles, vehicle registration, Country Club or Golf Membership , and Pension Certificates

-          For an applicant who has traveled or has valid visa to any one of the OECD member countries within the last 5years, applicants are only required to submit the requirements number & OECD countries visa copy and arrival stamps
-          If applicants are students, applicants are required to submit their School Certificate, Birth Certificate and Parents’ Documents (1,2,3).

-          In case of incentive tours supported by a company that is listed in the Philippine stock exchange market, applicants can submit only the guarantee letter from the company.

B. Double Visa
    • For Visitors who plan to visit Korea 2 times within 6 months.
    • Visa Requirements: Same requirements with Single Entry Visa
    • Issuance Details: Status(C-3), Validity (6Mons.), Entry (Double)

C.  Short Term Multiple Entry Visa
    • Qualified applicants
u  Applicants who have obtained a permanent residency in any OECD member countries (except Korea) or people who visited OECD member countries more than 2times within the last 4years, or people who visited Korea more than 4 times within the last 2years.
u  Group Tour Guides who has travelled to Korea more than once for the last 2 years
u  Philippine Government Officials ,
u  High Rank Officials/employees of International Airline Companies to Korea.
u  Applicants who earn more than $10,000 annually or has Platinum international credit card
u  Applicants who are invited for contract and consultation by Korean public agencies in connection to resources and energy development
u  Applicants who are invited by the Korean Government to attend international forums, international conferences, international conventions.
u  Executive or high ranking staff of a company that is listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange market
u  Reporters,PD,  journalists, news editors etc. people who works in major media company for more than one year
u  Professionals : i.e  lawyers, doctors, accountants, professors( PRC or IBP card holders)
u  Popular Celebrities ; Artist/Athlete/writers who can be searched or viewed in Philippine major media websites
u  Retired workers aged 55 years above who are receiving pensions of more than P20,000 monthly
u  People who obtained a two year college degree or bachelor’s degree, master’s and doctorate degree from Universities in Korea.
u  Spouse, minor aged children and Parent’s in law of a Korean national
u  Dependent(Spouse, Children etc) of Multiple visa holders

For the list of OECD member countries , please refer to

Visa Requirements

Applicants who visited OECD member countries
2times within the last 4years
Original & Photocopy of  visiting records in the  applicants’ passports (visa and arrival stamps)

High rank officials of  a Philippine Government office
or government owned companies
Employment Certificate

Applicants who earn more than $10,000 annually or
Platinum International credit card holders

Official documents proving the financial status of the applicant and original and photocopy of platinum card

Consultants or Contractors for Energy/Resource
Employment certificate, related contracts or guarantee letter from invitors

Applicants who are invited by the Korean government for
international forums, conferences, conventions
Employment Cetificate, Invitation letter

Executive and high rank employees who are working
for more than 1 year in a company that is listed in
the Philippine Stock Exchange market

Business Permit or Employment Certificate, individual ITR

 Applicants who are employees

Applicants who are businessmen

Applicants who are students

Applicants who are retiree
  •  Original employment certificate, personal bank certificate, copy of recent ITR, marriage contract if applicable
  • Business Registration, Mayor's Permit, Personal Bank Certificate, Copy of Recent Income Tax Return, marriage contract
  • Original School Certification, copy of school ID, original bank certifcate (personal or parents), parents' proof of income
  •  Bank Certificate, Copy of Senior Citizen Card and Retirement Documents

Applicants who are working in a major media company in the
Philippines for more than 1 year

Identification card and Employment certificate(the period of employment should be indicated), ITR

Professionals ie Lawyers, Doctors, Accountant, Professors
Employment Certificate, PRC Id copy or IBP copy  

Celebrities of social prominence, artists, athletes, writer etc
A membership card or an ID, Media Records or Records of concerned activity

Pension receivers (over 55 years old)

Applicants who acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Korea or a
Two years college course in Korea

Dependent(Spouse, children , parents, parents in law, etc)
of Multiple Visa Holders

Parent’s in Law of a Korean Nationals
Any supporting document which proves he/she is a Pension receiver
College diploma from Korea
Multiple Visa Copy and proof of relationship documents ; i.e. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate
Korean couples marriage contract and  Korean Marriage History

Contents: Short-term Visas (C-3), Term of Validity (3Yrs)

Visa fees are as follows
    • Base on visa fees exemption agreement, 59 days or less stay in Korea Gratis
    • More than 59days stay in korea  
      • Single entry: Php1500 
      • Double Visa: Php3000 
      • Multiple entry: Php4000
    • Applicants could be asked to submit additional documents as per consul’s evaluation
    • All visa applications are subject for approval

For more information:

South Korea Consulate, Philippines

122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center,

Fort Bonifacio
Taguig city

(63-2) 856-9210

(63-2) 856-9024
Website URL:

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