South Korea visa application and requirements
South Korea Visa

South Korea visa

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

  • 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.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign South Korea visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • 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. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Proof of Employment. 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

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A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.


Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to South Korea?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to South Korea. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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