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Korean Visa Requirements Summary

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Original passport
  • 6 months valid from the date of travel
  • Should be E-Passport already with a chip-like image on the outside cover, old passport cannot be accepted by the Embassy
  • Submit original Old passport if used in OECD countries within the last five years
  • Photocopy of passport’s first page (ID page) and visa or arrival stamps to any OECD countries within the last 5 years
  • 1 Passport sized picture with white background
  • Completely filled-out visa application form (Should be computerized except for the signature)

 

 Requirements as per qualification for Short-term Visas (C-3) for Tourists: Single Entry

EMPLOYEE
 Original Employment Certificate
o Must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, address, office landline number (cell
phone number is not allowed), email address.
**Please ask the Human Resource Department to follow the above format
 Photocopy of Company Identification Card
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
**Please ask the bank to follow the above format
 Photocopy of Latest Individual Income Tax Return (ITR)
o Form 2316 With personal tax identification number
o Form 1604 CF / Company Alphalist With BIR received stamp (Name should be highlighted)
 Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
 Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)
 If personally invited by Korean
o Invitation Letter, Photocopy of invitor’s Passport or Identification Card (authentication not required)
 If invited by Company in Korea
o Invitation Letter, Photocopy of Korean Company Business Permit (authentication not required)

BUSINESSMAN
 Photocopy of Business registration from SEC or DTI
o Must be in complete set, including the name of the incorporators, etc.
 Photocopy of Updated Mayor’s Business Permit
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
**Please ask the bank to follow the above format
 Photocopy of Latest Individual Income Tax Return (ITR)
o Form 1701 With personal tax identification number and receipt
 Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
 Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)
 If personally invited by Korean
o Invitation Letter, Photocopy of invitor’s Passport or Identification Card (authentication not required)
 If invited by Company in Korea
o Invitation Letter, Photocopy of Korean Company Business Permit (authentication not required)

 

HOUSEWIVES/HOUSEHUSBANDS/ UNEMPLOYED
 Photocopy of NSO/PSA Marriage Certificate
 Photocopy of NSO/PSA Birth Certificate
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
**Please ask the bank to follow the above format
 Original Affidavit of Support (Notarized)
 Legal spouse’s Documents, whichever is applicable (as Employee or Businessman)

 

STUDENT/CHILD
 Original School Certificate
 Photocopy of School Identification Card
 Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
 Original Affidavit of Support (Notarized)
 Parents’ Documents, whichever is applicable (as Employee or Businessman)
*If parents already have a valid visa, attach photocopy of parents’ valid visa. If not travelling together with parents, attach
photocopy of passport or valid ID of parents.

 

RETIREE/SENIOR CITIZEN
 Photocopy of Senior Citizen Identification Card
 Original Certificate of Retirement
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement/passbook for the last 3 months
**Please ask the bank to follow the above format
 Photocopy of other proof of funds such as Land titles, Vehicle registration, Pension Certificate, Country Club
or Golf Club, Stocks
 Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

 

OFW
 Photocopy of Contract
 Photocopy of Company ID
 Photocopy of Residential ID
 Original Personal Bank Certificate (Local Bank)
 Original Personal Bank Statement(Local Bank)
 Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

 

SEAFARER
 Photocopy of Seaman’s Book
 Photocopy of Medical Certificate (if applicable)
 Photocopy of Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)
 Original Personal Bank Certificate (Local Bank)
 Original Personal Bank Statement(Local Bank)
 Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
 Original Guarantee Letter from Manning / Shipping Company in the Philippines (If Supported)

 

RELIGIOUS WORKERS
 Copy of Church SEC in the Philippines
 Certification from Church Original
If Employed:
Employment Certificate Original [must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR
landline number (cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address],
Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy and Company Alphalist (Form 1604 CF with BIR received
stamp / please highlight name)
If Businessmen:
Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy),
Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit (Copy),
Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement/passbook for the last 3 months
 Invitation from Korea
-Copy of business permit of Korean church
– Invitation Letter
– Copy of invitor’s ID

 

INCENTIVE TOURS SUPPORTED BY COMPANY
 Personal documents of applicant whichever is applicable (ex. Employee or Businessman)
 Original Guarantee letter from the employer/sponsor (companies listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange
Market)
 Original Personal Bank Certificate
o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
 Original Bank Statement
o Original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
 Photocopy of Latest Individual Income Tax Return (ITR) or Form 2316
o With personal tax identification number
Documents of the Company:
• Photocopy of Business registration from SEC or DTI
• Photocopy of Updated Mayor’s Business Permit
• Original Bank Certificate
• Original Bank Statement
• Photocopy of Latest Individual Income Tax Return
Note: This is only additional documents for Incentive tour; applicants should provide the employee or businessman
requirements whichever is applicable.

 

KOREAN’S PARENTS IN –LAW
 Invitors'(Korean/Filipino) Korean Certificate of Marriage History (issued within 3months)
 Invitors'(Korean/Filipino) NSO Marriage Certificate
 Invitation letter from the Korean National
 Copy of Korean & Filipino’s Passport First page (or valid ID)

 

 

For those who have been to any of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries and had visa listed below within the last past five years:

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Other proof of funds such as land titles, Vehicle registration, Pension Certificate, Country Club or Golf Club, Stock Certificate, Time deposit certificate or other form of funds will only be the secondary supporting documents.
  2. Applications are accepted Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, while releasing of passports with visa results is between 1:30 PM-4:00 PM. Korean Embassy is closed on Philippine holidays and selected Korean holidays.
  3. All visa applications are subject for approval, processing normally takes 7 working days upon submission in the Korean Embassy
  4. 3-4 working days processing (subject to consul’s discretion) if applicant travelled to any OECD countries.
  5. All documents will remain confidential and will not be returned. Please make copies of submitted documents you may need.
  6. Paste your recent passport size photo on the application form.
  7. Submit documents to our office at least 21 days prior to your travel.
  8. Remove all covers or jacket of your passports, Staple old and new passports together.
  9. Visa Processing fee PHP 1,000 per passenger, non-refundable once application is submitted to embassy regardless if granted, denied or withdrawn.
  10. The Korean Embassy will only categorized the applicant as frequent traveler if they have travelled within 5 years in the OECD countries. The original stamp and or old passports are requested to submit to us if the stamp or previous visas are stamped in the old passport.
  11. Each applicant should submit the basic requirements and other requirements base on their status (ex. Employee, Businessman, Housewife, Student, Overseas Contract Workers, Senior Citizen or Retiree)
  12. Proof of relationship must be attached along if travelling with family, such as Marriage Contract, Birth Certificate and etc
  1. All applicants with unused tourist visa to the OECD member countries, will be considered as first time travelers, and thus, should apply at window 1or window 2.
  2. Only those who have travelled as tourist to the OECD member countries within 5 years will be exempt from submitting ITR copy and may apply at window 3 (frequent travelers)
  3. For those who travelled to Korea, only those who have visited more than twice within 4 years will be considered frequent travelers.
  4. If the embassy ask additional documents, upon submission of the new requirements the release of the visa will take minimum 3 additional days. The embassy will verify the new documents submitted.
  1. All documents must be issued within 3 months on the date of application
  2. Please refrain from using documents like Mayor’s permit and other business permits that is not under applicants name especially for Single proprietorship. If applicant declares ownership his/her names should be written in the business permit or other permits submitted in the embassy.
  1. Applicants, who work as freelancer or for those who could not provide some documents like ITR, etc, may still submit their application but has a less chance of getting a visa.
  2. Passengers who were able to visit Korea once will have the same privilege as for FREQUENT-TRAVELLER. Meaning to say, she/he doesn’t need to submit the ITR and his/her application can be accepted at WINDOW 3.
  3. Visa application can be submitted to Cebu satellite office of Korean Embassy.

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Promo Period: until December 31, 2019

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PROMO MECHANICS:

  1. The Multiple Visa Entry Privilege is valid for applicants filed from January 30 – December 31, 2015.
  2. Offer is exclusive to active Gold and Elite principal and supplementary BDO cardholders, American Express, BPI & Card members.
  3. Qualified cardholders are entitled to a provision of multiple Visa entry for use in their travel to Korea.
  4. To be exempted from submission of financial documents (Bank Certificate and ITR), qualified BDO / American Express/BPI cardholder must:
  1. Present the qualified BDO, American Express and BPI
  2. Submit the copy of recent monthly billing statement.
  1. When availing of Korea travel packages through a Travel agency, BDO, American Express, BPI cardholders shall submit the required documents to be presented to the Korean embassy.
  2. BDO/American Express, BPI shall not guarantee the issuance of any Visa. By availing the BDO, American Express or BPI Cardholder exclusive privilege, BDO, American Express, or BPI Cardholder acknowledges that for purposes of issuance of any Visa, certain credit account information may be disclosed to Korean Embassy and as such, hereby expressly consents to the disclosure and waives the right to confidentiality of credit card account information for this particular purpose.
  3. Furthermore, BDO, American Express and BPI Credit Cardholder agrees to indemnify and hold BDO, American Express or BPI its officers, directors, stockholders, employees, agents, assigns as well as its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates free and harmless from any and all actions, claims, demands and particularly on account of all known and unknown and unanticipated damages and/or losses arising out of and as a consequence of the issuance or non-issuance of any Visa.

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