South Korea visa application and requirements

South Korea Visa

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South Korea Visa Types

VisaHQ has all you need to apply for any of the available online visas issued to be eligible under the visa waiver program. You can apply for a tourist, business, and transit visa with VisaHQ by filling out the application form, attaching the required documents, and submitting it for approval. 

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    Tourist E-visa ETA
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A visa is required for this destination.

South Korea ETA for tourism

The tourist ETA is a travel permit for tourists coming to Korea to spend their vacation, tour the country, attend a social event, or even visit family and friends. This document is not a visa per SE, as it is only issued to visitors who are nationals from countries on the visa-exempt list. The ETA is issued as a multiple-entry travel document and is available online with two years validity. Depending on your nationality, you can stay in South Korea for 30-60 days unless, in the case of Canadians, you can stay for up to 180 days.

The application process is faster than a consular visa as you don’t have to visit the Korean embassy or consulate to apply for it. You can apply for it from the comfort of your home and second the hassle of waiting for an arrival card at the border.

Port of Entry

Visitors can enter South Korea with an electronic travel authorization permit using any of these airports.

  • Jeiu International Airport – Gimpo International Airport – Incheon International Airport – Gimhae International Airport

South Korea ETA for Business

Are you a business visitor with business interests or activities in South Korea? You can apply for an ETA for business if you are from an eligible country. This travel permit is for investors, professionals, representatives of companies, suppliers, consultants, and more. The business ETA is not a work visa as it is not suited for any activity that will earn the holder monetary reward for their effort. Instead, it is not noncommercial activity.

Business ETAs are issued as multiple entry travel permits, and the holder can stay in South Korea for 30, 60, 90, or 180 days, depending on their passport. Visitors are expected to complete their tasks and exit the country before their permits expire, but if they need more time, they must submit an application for an extension at the local immigration office.

Port of Entry

Visitors can enter South Korea with an electronic travel authorization permit using any of these airports

• Jeiu International Airport – Gimpo International Airport – Incheon International Airport – Gimhae International Airport

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

As of February 24th, 2020, the South Korean Consular Divisions across the world announced that a visa label will no longer be affixed to a visa applicant's passport. A loose-leaf document will be issued upon completion of the visa and this document will be returned to the applicant along with their passport. The process for obtaining a visa remains unchanged and the only change is that an applicant will have to carry a document in addition to their passport when traveling to South Korea.

Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories. If you feel you have a compelling or necessary reason to travel to South Korea please make sure you provide reason and information contained in your supporting documents.

South Korean visas are only being issued for emergency or essential reasons. If you feel you have a compelling or necessary reason to travel to South Korea please make sure you provide reason and information contained in your supporting documents.

Visa-free entry has been suspended until further notice. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, you can apply for the tourist visa when you have any humanitarian reason or some important business matter.

As of February 24th, 2020, the South Korean Consular Divisions across the world announced that a visa label will no longer be affixed to a visa applicant's passport. A loose-leaf document will be issued upon completion of the visa and this document will be returned to the applicant along with their passport. The process for obtaining a visa remains unchanged and the only change is that an applicant will have to carry a document in addition to their passport when traveling to South Korea.

Please make sure to plan in advance for your submission to ensure your timely departure. (Flight schedules, etc. do not fall under the reason for expedited visa screening process). Applicants are recommended to apply for their visa 1.5 – 2 months in advance during high seasons in summer and winter.

Please make sure to plan in advance for your submission to ensure your timely departure. (Flight schedules, etc. do not fall under the reason for expedited visa screening process). Applicants are recommended to apply for their visa 1.5 – 2 months in advance during high seasons in summer and winter.

As of February 24th, 2020, the South Korean Consular Divisions across the world announced that a visa label will no longer be affixed to a visa applicant's passport. A loose-leaf document will be issued upon completion of the visa and this document will be returned to the applicant along with their passport. The process for obtaining a visa remains unchanged and the only change is that an applicant will have to carry a document in addition to their passport when traveling to South Korea.

Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories. If you feel you have a compelling or necessary reason to travel to South Korea please make sure you provide reason and information contained in your supporting documents.

Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories. If you feel you have a compelling or necessary reason to travel to South Korea please make sure you provide reason and information contained in your supporting documents.

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, you will need to submit your application in person. Please reach out to our Customer Support team for assistance.

As of February 24th, 2020, the South Korean Consular Divisions across the world announced that a visa label will no longer be affixed to a visa applicant's passport. A loose-leaf document will be issued upon completion of the visa and this document will be returned to the applicant along with their passport. The process for obtaining a visa remains unchanged and the only change is that an applicant will have to carry a document in addition to their passport when traveling to South Korea.

Fill out South Korea Short-term work visa (C-4) application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign South Korea visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application MUST be printed double-sided.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A recent 2' x 2' passport photo of the applicant, front view, white background. Must be taken within the past 6 months.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Proof of Employment. Must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business invitation. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant.
    • State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Diploma. Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Visa Issuance Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea.

  • Certificate of Employment. Applicant must supply a Certificate of Employment from current or previous employers to prove their employment record.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport-style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months, size 2"x2". You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Visa Fee. Money order only.
    Pay to : Korean Consulate General
    Cash accepted in person.

  • Envelope. Self-addressed, pre-paid envelope for return of the passport (Must include tracking number from UPS or USPS Express) unless picking up in-person.

  • Driver's license. Copy of Driver's License as proof of residency (any legal document which can prove your residency).

  • Visa application form. Application form can be found here.

  • Visa application form. Application form with Issuance Number. Can be found here.

  • Certificate of Admission. A copy of Certificate of Admission from the University in Korea.

  • Additional documents. Certificate of business registration copy from the University in Korea.

  • Additional documents. For nationalities other than the U.S., individuals must submit their U.S. permanent resident card copy or valid U.S.A. visa copy. (F visa holders should submit I-20 copy, J visa holders should submit DS-2019 copy, H visa holders should submit I-797 copy).

  • Additional documents. Those who are not going to one of the certified universities and colleges should also submit the following four documents:
    1. Official sealed transcript or diploma
    2. Bank balance statement (the minimum required balance will follow the amount specified on your certificate of admission)
    3. Student exchange agreement between universities (Exchange Students only)
    4. Recommendation letter issued by the head of your university in your home country (Exchange Students only).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport-style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months, size 2"x2". You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Visa Fee. Money order only.
    Pay to : Korean Consulate General
    Cash accepted in person.

  • Envelope. Self-addressed, pre-paid envelope for return of the passport (Must include tracking number from UPS or USPS Express) unless picking up in-person.

  • Driver's license. Copy of Driver's License as proof of residency (any legal document which can prove your residency).

  • Visa application form. Application form can be found here.

  • Visa application form. Application form with Issuance Number. Can be found here.

  • Certificate of Admission. A copy of Certificate of Admission from the University in Korea.

  • Additional documents. Certificate of business registration copy from the University in Korea.

  • Additional documents. For nationalities other than the U.S., individuals must submit their U.S. permanent resident card copy or valid U.S.A. visa copy. (F visa holders should submit I-20 copy, J visa holders should submit DS-2019 copy, H visa holders should submit I-797 copy).

  • Additional documents. Those who are not going to one of the certified universities and colleges should also submit the following four documents:
    1. Official sealed transcript or diploma
    2. Bank balance statement (the minimum required balance will follow the amount specified on your certificate of admission)
    3. Student exchange agreement between universities (Exchange Students only)
    4. Recommendation letter issued by the head of your university in your home country (Exchange Students only).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A copy of biographical (personal information) pages of passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport-style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months, size 2"x2".

  • Visa Copy. For nationalities other than the U.S., individuals must submit their U.S. permanent resident card ORIGINAL & copy or valid U.S.A. visa copy. (F visa holders should submit I-20 copy, J visa holders should submit DS-2019 copy, H visa holders should submit I-797 copy)

  • Driver's license. Copy of Driver's License as proof of residency (any legal document which can prove your residency).

  • Visa application form. Application form can be found here.

  • Visa application form. Application form with Issuance Number. Can be found here.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Additional documents.
    (1) If you will be dispatched to a Korean company in accordance with a service -provide contract
    Required documents: Copy of service contract, Dispatch order or a proof of overseas assignment, Invitation Letter from the company in Korea, Certificate of business registration copy from the Company in Korea.
    (2) Language instructor at an English Camp
    Required documents: Document verifying your degree (Apostille confirmation), Criminal records (Apostille confirmation), Employment contract, Certificate of business registration copy from the company in Korea, copy of Certificate of private corporations, Camp schedule and lesson schedule.
    (3) Short-run show, fashion modeling
    Required documents: Recommendation letter from the Korea Media Rating Board, Performance outline, Employment contract, Certificate of business registration copy from the company in Korea.
    (4) Lectures, public speeches, researches
    Required documents: Contract that indicates the wages/incentives (If such details are written on the invitation card as well, you do not have to submit the contract), Copy of the applicant's university degree/diploma and proof of current employment, Certificate of business registration copy from the company in Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. You have to submit an original and signed passport for valid more than 6 months; it has to be with at least one visa page available for stamp.

  • Passport copy. A photocopy of the Passport's Information/Photo Page(s)

  • Passport-type photograph. One Passport photo. A photo must be taken within the last 6 months, have natural color. Printed photographs are not accepted. Please glue the photo on the application form.

  • Visa application form. For Visa Application Form, please click here.
    Fill out the form and sign it with your signature.

  • Proof of residency. To download Proof of Residency form, click here.

  • Residency Card. An original and photocopy of permanent residency card or valid U.S. visa and I-94 (F or M visa holder I-20, J visa holder DS-2019). If you apply by mail, do not mail your Original Permanent Residency Card but notarization is required for the copy.

  • Envelope. Pre-paid and self-addressed Envelope. If you are requesting your passport with the visa mailed back to you, please enclose a pre-paid and self-addressed envelop provided by the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Notarized proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form. Here is the notarization instructions.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Notarized proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form. Here is the notarization instructions.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. You have to submit an original and signed passport for valid more than 6 months; it has to be with at least one visa page available for stamp.

  • Passport copy. A photocopy of the passport's information/photo page(s).

  • Passport-type photograph. One Passport photo. A photo must be taken within the last 6 months, have natural color. Printed photographs are not accepted. Please glue the photo on the application form.

  • Visa application form. For Visa Application Form, please click here.
    Fill out the form and sign it with your signature.

  • Proof of residency. To download Proof of Residency form, click here.

  • Residency Card. An original and photocopy of permanent residency card or valid U.S. visa and I-94 (F or M visa holder I-20, J visa holder DS-2019). If you apply by mail, do not mail your Original Permanent Residency Card but notarization is required for the copy.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Additional documents. Submit at least 2 years of most recent I-94 history.

  • Additional documents. (1) If you will be dispatched to a Korean company in accordance with a service-provide contract:
    - Copy of service contract
    - Dispatch order or a proof of overseas.
    (2) Language instructor at an English Camp:
    - Document verifying your degree (Apostille confirmation)
    - Criminal records issued by FBI (Apostille confirmation)
    - Employment contract
    - Certificate of business registration, copy of certificate of private corporations
    - Camp schedule and lesson schedule.
    (3) Short-run show, fashion modeling:
    - Recommendation letter from the Korea Media Rating Board
    - Performance outline.
    (4) Athletic competition, singing competition, and others:
    - Invitation letter
    - Contract that indicates the wages/incentives for participating events (If such details are written on the invitation card as well, you do not have to submit the contract.)
    (5) Lectures, public speeches, researches:
    - Contract that indicates the wages/incentives (If such details are written on the invitation card as well, you do not have to submit the contract.)
    - Copy of the applicant's university degree/diploma or a proof of employment
    - Document related to the establishment of the inviting academic institution (a copy of certificate of business registration or a certificate of registration of incorporation and others).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. Personal information section with photo.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport-style photo, in color, U.S. passport-sized, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Invitation Letter. Document explaining the purpose of your enty (e. g. invitation letter).

  • Additional documents. If you are not a U.S. citizen: Original Valid U.S. Long-term Visa or U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green card) & A Copy.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement (official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement (official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. Personal information section with photo.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport-style photo, in color, U.S. passport-sized, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Additional documents. If you are not a U.S. citizen: Original Valid U.S. Long-term Visa or U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green card) & A Copy.

  • Additional documents.
    (1) If you will be dispatched to a Korean company in accordance with a service-provide contract:
    - Copy of service contract,
    - Dispatch order or a proof of overseas assignment.
    (2) Language instructor at an English Camp:
    - Document verifying your degree (Apostille confirmation),
    - Criminal records (Apostille confirmation),
    - Employment contract,
    - Certificate of business registration,
    - Copy of Certificate of private corporations,
    - Camp schedule and lesson schedule.
    (3) Short-run show, fashion modeling:
    - Recommendation letter from the Korea Media Rating Board,
    - Performance outline.
    (4) Athletic competition, singing competition, and others:
    - Invitation letter,
    - Contract that indicates the wages/incentives for participating events (If such details are written on the invitation card as well, you do not have to submit the contract).
    (5) Lectures, public speeches, researches:
    - Contract that indicates the wages/incentives (If such details are written on the invitation card as well, you do not have to submit the contract),
    - Copy of the applicant's university degree/diploma or a proof of employment,
    - Document related to the establishment of the inviting academic institution (a copy of certificate of business registration or a certificate of registration of incorporation and others).

  • Proof of residency. - A proof document that the applicant is living within our consular jurisdiction
    - Bank Statement, Utility bills or etc. (issued within last 3 months)

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. One photo (on photo paper, natural color, 2x2 inches, taken within 6 months).

  • Residency Card. US permanent resident card (or valid long-term US visa) & notarized copy (if not US Citizens).

  • Employment contract (with resume and salary details). Employment contract – Original with employee’s signature.

  • Invitation Letter. Invitation letter from Korean company.

  • Business registration. A copy of certificate of business registration of the organization.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. 1 copy of the passport. Photocopy the page that has your photo and personal information. You do not need to get notarization for copies of your passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. 1 photo taken within 6 months (35mm x 45mm or 2inch x 2inch).

  • Copy of green card. 1 copy of U.S. green card or long-term visa. A valid I-797 copy can be acceptable as a U.S. long-term visa.
    You do not need to get notarization for copy of your green card (U.S. visa).

  • Itinerary. Round-trip flight ticket (Must contain the flight itinerary, passenger name, etc.).

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of stay:
    - e.g.1 Hotel reservation confirmation (Must specify the information of the guest such as his/her name, period of stay, address, etc.)
    - e.g.2 If you are staying in a relative/friend's place, you must submit a statement where you write the full address of the place you will stay, the host's name, relationship with you, contact information along with the host's ID copy such as his/her alien registration card (front and back page), overseas Korean resident card (front and back page), (Korean ID).

  • Bank statement. Documents demonstrating the financial capacity during the stay in Korea such as a bank statement issued within a month, paystub issued within a month, etc.

  • Marriage certificate. 1 copy of the visa applicant's marriage certificate (If your spouse is funding your trip and stay in Korea) or any other official (government issued) document such as birth certificate to prove the relationship with the person who is funding your trip.
    If the document is in another language rather than in Korean or in English, you must submit your family relationship document along with its translation in Korean or in English notarized by a notary public.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement (official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Medical Certificate. Hard Copy Required. Originally signed Health Condition Report Form filled out completely.

  • Medical Certificate. A certificate issued within 48 hours from clinic or hospital before visa application to prove no symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory related disease.

  • Declaration Form. A completed and signed consent form.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require ORIGINAL supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Medical Certificate. Hard Copy Required. Originally signed Health Condition Report Form filled out completely.

  • Medical Certificate. A certificate issued within 48 hours from clinic or hospital before visa application to prove no symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory related disease.

  • Declaration Form. A completed and signed consent form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement (official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Medical Certificate. Hard Copy Required. Originally signed Health Condition Report Form filled out completely.

  • Medical Certificate. A certificate issued within 48 hours from clinic or hospital before visa application to prove no symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory related disease.

  • Declaration Form. A completed and signed consent form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of South Korea and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport copy. 1 copy of the passport. Photocopy the page that has your photo and personal information. You do not need to get notarization for copies of your passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. 1 photo taken within 6 months (35mm x 45mm or 2inch x 2inch).

  • Copy of green card. 1 copy of U.S. green card or long-term visa. A valid I-797 copy can be acceptable as a U.S. long-term visa.
    You do not need to get notarization for copy of your green card (U.S. visa).

  • Invitation Letter. Original invitation letter by the Korean company. The invitation letter must contain the period of visit, the purpose of visit, detailed daily activity plan during the visit, the expenses that will incur during the visit and who is responsible for them, etc. The invitation letter must be as detailed as possible.

  • Certificate of Business Registration. 1 copy of Business Registration Certificate or a certified copy of Corporate Register of the Korean company (Must be issued within 3 months of your visa application.)

  • Business plan. Activity plan: The visa applicant must submit an activity plan for their stay in Korea specifying daily activity plans.

  • Employment contract (with resume and salary details). Employment contract and/or Dispatch order by the U.S. company.
    * This should specify the amount of salary that you will get paid for the work in Korea, scope of work in Korea, the details about the relationship between the U.S. company and the Korean company, and all the other details that can be helpful for the visa issuance.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Additional documents. Purchase agreement or Service agreement or Maintenance agreement.

  • Additional documents. If you are applying for C-4 to teach in a college/university – A copy of your highest degree diploma.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Medical Certificate. Hard Copy Required. Originally signed Health Condition Report Form filled out completely.

  • Medical Certificate. A certificate issued within 48 hours from clinic or hospital before visa application to prove no symptoms of fever, cough and other respiratory related disease.

  • Declaration Form. A completed and signed consent form.

  • Visa application form. Printed 'e-form' (Visa Application) from KOREA VISA PORTAL can be found here.
    - Print the e-form with barcode: Even if you applied for your visa online, you must print the e-form (with a barcode) that you filled out on the Visa Portal. This form must be sent or brought along with all the required documents to our consulate.
    - Sign the application form: Ensure that you sign the form before submitting it. Your application will not be processed if the form is not signed.
    - Complete all areas: Ensure that all areas on all pages of the application are fully and accurately completed. Incomplete forms will be rejected.
    - Check the attached file: Please refer to the attached 'e-Form (Visa application) Sample' file for further instructions.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED copy of passport (Biographic data and signature page) - by mail DO NOT send your original passport if you mail your visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. One photo. A physical/printed 2x2 photo taken within the last 6 months, DO NOT PRINT AT HOME.

  • Residency Card. Non US citizens must also submit a notarized copy of valid US permanent resident card or valid long-term US visa.

  • Itinerary. Round-trip flight itinerary (In English only).

  • Hotel Reservation. Hotel reservation confirmation as proof of stay.
    * If you are staying family/friend's house, please submit one of the following documents:
    - A copy of Alien Registration Card
    - Certificate of Domestic Residence Report.

  • Bank statement. Documents proving your financial ability (Bank account statements for last 3 months (over $3,000), pay stubs, etc).

  • Driver's license. Copy of valid Driver License or ID as proof of residency.

  • Additional documents. Parents' Certificate of Naturalization and applicant's birth certificate if a person whose parent(s) had a Korean Nationality and has acquired a US nationality.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Printed 'e-form' (Visa Application) from KOREA VISA PORTAL can be found here.
    - Print the e-form with barcode: Even if you applied for your visa online, you must print the e-form (with a barcode) that you filled out on the Visa Portal. This form must be sent or brought along with all the required documents to our consulate.
    - Sign the application form: Ensure that you sign the form before submitting it. Your application will not be processed if the form is not signed.
    - Complete all areas: Ensure that all areas on all pages of the application are fully and accurately completed. Incomplete forms will be rejected.
    - Check the attached file: Please refer to the attached 'e-Form (Visa application) Sample' file for further instructions.

  • Passport copy. A NOTARIZED copy of passport (Biographic data and signature page) - by mail DO NOT send your original passport if you mail your visa application.

  • Passport-type photograph. One photo. A physical/printed 2x2 photo taken within the last 6 months, DO NOT PRINT AT HOME.

  • Residency Card. Non US citizens must also submit a notarized copy of valid US permanent resident card or valid long-term US visa.

  • Driver's license. Copy of valid Driver License or ID as proof of residency.

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Additional documents. Parents' Certificate of Naturalization and applicant's birth certificate if a person whose parent(s) had a Korean Nationality and has acquired a US nationality.

  • Additional documents.
    (1) Short-Term Employee:
    - Invitation letter
    - Employment contract
    - Dispatch order or a proof of overseas assignment from US Company that explains the purpose of travel to Korea
    - Certificate of Business Registration from Korean Company must be issued within the last 3 months.

    (2) English Summer/Winter Camp:
    - Copy of diploma with apostille
    - Federal criminal background check with apostille
    - Certificate of school’s establishment
    - Detailed camp schedule with duties.

    (3) Short-Run Show, Fashion Modeling
    - An employment recommendation letter from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism for advertisement, fashion models
    - Performance outline.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Approval Number. Approval reference number that was issued by the immigration department in South Korea. TaLK or EPIK program teachers require supporting documents from South Korea.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Korea (Republic of) and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 3 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds ($13,000 per 1 year). The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the educational institution in South Korea.

  • Transcripts. Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement(official & original diploma or school transcript). Must be sealed.

  • Enrollment Letter. Admission letter from the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability.

  • Certificate of Admission. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Admission with signature and stamp, granted by the school in South Korea.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Passport copy. A color copy of your valid, signed passport is required in addition to the original passport.

  • Airline tickets. Flight itinerary issued by a travel agency or an airline.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Business registration. A copy of Certificate for Business Registration from the company in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from company that explains the purpose of travel to South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1) briefly introduce the applicant;
    2) state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    3) specify the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Consent of quarantine. A duly filled out and signed Consent of quarantine.

  • Health Condition Report Form. A duly filled out and signed Health Condition Report Form.

  • Application for visa. A duly filled out and signed Visa Application Form (for those in possession of visa eligibility certificate) .

  • Notarized Proof of Residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form (please follow notarization instructions). Please note: address must match the address on the application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2' x 2'), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Paid itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing that the reservation has been paid in full. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Certificate of Employment. Employment Contract must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in South Korea.

  • Employment Invitation letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant.
    State the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry employment visa).
    The company in South Korea will also need to provide a copy of its business registration certificate.

  • Business registration. A copy of the certificate of business registration from the company in South Korea.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • NOTE: Validity is based on the listed duration in the Certificate of Admission. If staying for less than 2 months, please apply for the 3-month visa. Stays of over 2 months will require the 13-month visa.
  • Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories:
    21 nations/territories applicants from which are allowed to enter South Korea: 1) Visa application allowed: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados, Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines. St Kitts and Nevis, Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom; 2) Visa free entry: Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, United States of America, Guyana, Monaco, the Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia.
  • Steps to obtain Approval Number
    To apply for the approval applicants must mail the following to their employer in Korea who will then apply for the visa approval number.
    Notarized and apostilled copy of University degree.
    Sealed university transcripts.
    Apostilled FBI background report.
    Copy of passport.
    Copy of applicant's resume.
    Signed copy of employment contract.
    5 passport photos.
  • NOTE: Validity is based on the listed duration in the Certificate of Admission. If staying for less than 2 months, please apply for the 3-month visa. Stays of over 2 months will require the 13-month visa.
  • Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories:
    21 nations/territories applicants from which are allowed to enter South Korea: 1) Visa application allowed: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados, Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines. St Kitts and Nevis, Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom; 2) Visa free entry: Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, United States of America, Guyana, Monaco, the Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia.
  • Non-US citizens must also submit a copy of:
    valid US permanent resident card or valid US visa
  • Information for C-1 and C-3 visa holders
    C-1 and C-3 visas issued before 5 April have also been suspended. Exceptions include diplomatic and official passport holders, air crew, holders of the ABTC/APEC Card, and individuals with the C-4 (short-term employment) or long-term visa. Foreigners with active visas can leave and re-enter South Korea as long as they are registered. If not, they must attain a visa.
  • Existing visa exemptions and/or visa free entry is suspended with the exception of 21 nations/territories:
    21 nations/territories applicants from which are allowed to enter South Korea: 1) Visa application allowed: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados, Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines. St Kitts and Nevis, Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom; 2) Visa free entry: Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, United States of America, Guyana, Monaco, the Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia.

South Korea Short-term work visa (C-4) fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
90 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14-21 business days
Embassy fee:$45.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$254.00
$254.00
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South Korea Visa Policy

South Korea has an active immigration policy that regulates the immigration of foreign nations coming for short or long-term visits and residency. Under the current policy, visitors coming from other countries require visas unless otherwise stated. The country has visa waiver agreements with a host of countries which allows their citizens to visit South Korea for short trips without needing visas. However, those not from visa-exempt countries or all visitors coming for study, employment, diplomatic missions, and residency must obtain a visa before entering the country.

There are two ways to apply for legal entry into the country. One option is to visit the South Korean consulate in your country to apply for a long-stay visa. This option is immigration visas that last for one year or more. The second option is to apply for electronic travel authorization if you are coming for a short visit that will last for six months or less.

The South Korean Electronic Travel Authorization

South Korea has an online travel authorization called the South Korean ETA. This program. It was introduced in 2017 by the government for visa-free visitors, and it became mandatory in September 2021 for all visitors from visa-exempt countries coming for tournaments, business, and transit. Currently, there are more than 110 countries on the visa-exempt list, and these nationals are eligible for K- ETA, as it is popularly called.

This travel document is valid for 2 years from the day it is issued and it is a multiple entry visa.  This means that you can travel to South Korea multiple times as long as the ETA is valid but note that it will expire once the passport it is attached to expires.

The number of days you can stay in the country depends on your nationality.  While Canadians can stay for up to 180 days, other nationalities vary from 30 days to 90 days.

Note: South Korea ETA list is ever evolving as new countries are added and some taken out. Always consult the eligibility list before applying.

Temporary Visa Exemptions for South Korean ETA

Starting from April 1st, 2023, until 31st December 2024, the South Korean government has removed the mandatory requirements for selected nationalities to require ETA before entering the country. This exemption is specially put in place for visitors coming to celebrate the Visit Korea Year. The eligible nationalities who can visit South Korea can enter the country without ETAs to celebrate the national feast but after this period, this document will be requested for entry.

Key Information About South Korea ETA

It is Not A Visa: First and foremost, you should know that this travel document is not a visa and should not be treated as such. It is simply a permit that allows eligible visitors to enter the country without the need to visit the embassy for a consular visa. This permit was designed to decongest embassies and ease travel.

Only For Visa Exempt Nationals: The ETA program is designed for nationals who come from recognized countries under the visa waiver program. Although they are visa exempt, they still need an ETA before they can enter the country. If you are still determining your eligibility, consult the eligibility list at the top of this page to be sure.

Not For Residency: Note that, unlike consular visas like work, study, and residency visas, ETAs are nonresidential visas issued for only short visits. If you wish to stay for more than the approved days or you wish to work or study, you should get a Consular visa instead.

Use Approved Routes: South Korea ETA can only be used to rent the country through approved airports. As for the transit visa, international travelers must use Incheon International Airport only, as this is where the document is recognized. You will likely be denied entry if you use a different airport.

Not Transferable: The ETA can’t be used by more than one person. The standard rule is one person per ETA. Minors are also expected to have their own authorizations before they can be allowed into the country. Parents must provide Civil Status documents like a birth certificate to prove their parental status, while guardians must provide a proof of parental consent letter signed and verified by authorities in their countries that they have the permission of the child’s parents to bring them for the trip. These documents are required to combat child trafficking.

Not For Work: The South Korean ETA is not for employment, so you are not allowed to work during your time in the country. This document is only for short-term, tourist, business, or transit visitors. If you want to work in South Korea or have secured employment with an employer in the country, you should apply for a work visa instead by visiting the embassy or consulate in your country. Your employer may also assist you with the process.

Leave Before Your Visa Expires: Make sure you leave before your visa expires. To be on the safe side, mark the date of your visa or the last day of grace for visits and endeavor to leave the country on or before the day. It is a gross violation to overstay, and violators will be fined before they can leave or, in the worst cases, banned from entering the country outright.

Linked To Passport: Your ETA is linked to your passport so endeavor to travel to South Korea with the same passport you used for the application. Your passport number and biometric details is what will be used to generate your ETA data at the port of entry. If you travel with a different passport you will not be allowed into the country on grounds of not having a valid entry document. So make sure you travel with the same passport and if yours will expire soon apply for a new passport before the ETA.

South Korea Visa Online – Get your South Korea e-Visa with VisaHQ

Are you looking to travel to South Korea anytime soon? Do you want a stress-free visa application method? VisaHQ is exactly the platform you need for your online visa applications. If you are eligible for an online visa or electronic authorization, you don’t have to visit the South Korean embassy in your country; from the comfort of your home, you can fill out and submit an online application form, and you are good to go.

How To obtain A Visa With VisaHQ

ETA applicants can apply for an electronic travel authorization for South Korea with Visa in a few steps as outlined below.

Fill out The Form: The first thing you must do is navigate to the application page, select the visa you want, and fill out the form appropriately. This form contains sections for travel Itinerary information, passport, and personal information. Endeavor to complete the form with accurate information.

Upload Documents: Since it is an online application form, you don’t have to submit hard documents, as only soft copies will be required. Upload all the required documents, pay the application fee with your card, and submit for approval.

Get The Visa: The process can take 24-72 hours before you receive it in your inbox.

Why Use VisaHQ?

VisaHQ is the best option if you are looking for a smooth and secure platform for your online visa and ETA applications. As long as you are from an eligible country and your documents are up to date, you can get your application approved. Our platform is

  • User friendly
  • Secure
  • A great option for applying for multiple visas
  • A source of technical support when required

We are present in 6 countries across two continents and have the experience to ensure your application is successful. Visit our application page now to submit yours now.

South Korea COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    South Korea's borders are now open for travel.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    📝Health form and a Travel Record Declaration must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are recommended.

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