KOREAN VISA REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE FOR FILIPINOS
A Korean Tourist Visa is needed by Filipinos who intend to travel to South Korea for tourism purposes. Filipinos will find here the visa requirements for tourism purposes and a step by step procedure on how to apply for one.
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SHORT TERM VISA (C3) BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURISTS
All documents should be original with one photocopy each.
Applicant may be scheduled for an interview, if required.
VISA FEES: 59 days (or less) stay in Korea- GRATIS
60-90 days stay in Korea- P1350.00
more than 90 days stay in Korea- P2250.00 (single entry)
more than 90 days stay in Korea- P3600.00 (multiple entry)
PROCESSING TIME: 5 working days for applicants without OECD visas ; 3 Working days for applicants with OECD visas
FILING TIME : Monday to Friday 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM
RELEASING TIME : Monday to Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
VISA-FREE ENTRY TO QUALIFIED PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS/VISA EXEMPTIONS:
HOW TO APPLY FOR A KOREAN VISA
1. Completely fill out the visa application form. The visa application form can be downloaded from http://embassy_philippines.mofa.go.kr/english/as/embassy_philippines/main/index.jsp. Write 'Not Applicable', if appropriate. Do not leave any blanks.
2. Paste your passport-size photo to your visa application form. (no staples or clip, please)
3. After completing the required documents, applicant or his representative may file their application at the Consular Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City from 9-11 am only. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointment needed.
4. At the entrance of the Korean Embassy, you need to leave an ID to get your gate pass.
5. Head inside the visa office, show your passport and documents at the front desk. You will then be given a service number. Wait for your number to be called. First time travelers and those who do not have previous or valid visas to OECD countries (U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, or Korea) must present their documents at Windows 1 or 2. Frequent Travelers and those with previous or valid visas to OECD countries should apply at Window 3.
5. When your number is called, hand all your documents (original and photocopies) to the visa officer. If complete, you will be given a claim stub indicating the date and time of the release of your passport.
6. On the date indicated in the claim stub, go back to the embassy, leave an ID, get your visitor's pass. Head to the visa office and get a service number at the front desk. Wait for your number to be called.
7. When your number is called, get your passport and visa (if approved). If your visa application were denied, you would get your passport back and a paper indicating the reason for visa denial.
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
- Address : 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634, Philippines
- Tel : (63-2) 856-9210
- Fax : (63-2) 856-9008
- Hours of Operation: Monday~Friday 08:30~17:30