South Korea visa application and requirements
South Korea Visa

South Korea visa

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A visa is 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Select the type of South Korea Short-term work visa (C-4) application:

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. A NOTARIZED admission letter, with an original signature by the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability. Here is the notarization instructions.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. A NOTARIZED admission letter, with an original signature by the chief dean of the educational institution, specifying the applicant's scholastic aptitude and financial capability. Here is the notarization instructions.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year6-14 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$209.00$0.00$254.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days6-14 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)6-14 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)6 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days6 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5-7 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)5-7 business days$45.00$99.00$0.00$144.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$90.00$99.00$0.00$189.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year6-14 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 1 year5 business days$45.00$169.00$0.00$214.00
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Validity
6-14 business days
to get your visa
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Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$144.00
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(90 days stay)
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Multiple entry
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Up to 1 year 1 month (401 day)
Validity
5 business days
to get your visa
$144.00
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(90 days stay)
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Up to 1 year
Validity
5 business days
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$189.00
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