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FAQs for Korea Tourist Visa application in Cebu


Planning a trip to Korea? Need a Korean Tourist Visa? Applying for a Korea Tourist Visa can be a bit overwhelming, but worry not! Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers to simplify your visa application process.

  1. What type of visa do I need to visit South Korea for tourism purposes? You will need a South Korea Tourist Visa.

  2. What are the requirements for a South Korea Tourist Visa? The requirements typically include a completed application form, passport-sized photos, passport, proof of employment, bank statements, and other supporting documents. You may refer to this blog post for the complete list of requirements.

  3. How early can I apply for a Korea tourist visa? The validity of the visa is only 3 months from the issue date so do not apply more than 3 months earlier than your travel date so you still have a valid visa when you travel.

  4. How long does it take to process a South Korea Tourist Visa? Processing times vary, but it usually takes around 5-10 working days from the date of submission.

  5. What is the minimum validity required on my passport to apply for a South Korea Tourist Visa? Your passport should have at least six months of validity remaining beyond your intended date of departure from South Korea.

  6. Do I need to show proof of funds for my trip? Yes, you will need to provide bank statements or other financial documents to demonstrate your ability to cover your expenses during your stay in South Korea.

  7. Is a personal interview required for the visa application? Interviews are not always required, but the embassy or consulate may request one if they need further clarification on your application.

  8. What are some common reasons for visa application rejections? Visa applications can be rejected for various reasons, such as insufficient documentation, inability to prove ties to your home country, or concerns about the purpose of your visit.

  9. What countries belong to the OECD? OECD stands for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and it includes the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

  10. Is travel insurance mandatory for a South Korea Tourist Visa? While it might not be mandatory, having travel insurance is recommended to cover unexpected medical expenses and other emergencies.

  11. Is Wow Travel accredited by the Korean Consulate to process applications for Korea Tourist Visa? Yes, Wow Travel is one of the few accredited travel agencies by the Korean Consulate in Cebu.

  12. Can Wow Travel process the visa application for applicants not based in Cebu? Yes but as of now we can only accept Visayas-based applicants since the Consulate in Cebu only accepts Visayas-based applicants.

  13. Can I process my application directly? Yes, you can apply directly to the Consulate but you'll have to dedicate time to find a slot of the appointment, submit the documents and pick-up the visa during releasing. For your convenience, Wow Travel can handle the hassle of doing all those things by yourself. We also review your documents prior to submitting to the Consulate to reduce the chances of deficiencies and/or disapproval.

  14. Do you also offer tour packages for Korea? Yes, we do. Just send us an email or visit any of our branches to learn more about our Korea Tour Packages.

Remember, visa requirements and procedures can change. It's always best to verify with the South Korean embassy or consulate in Cebu for the latest information before applying.


Got questions? Our Travel Consultants and Visa Specialists are here to assist you with your Korea Tourist Visa application. Contact us at hello@travelwithwow.com or visit our branches.


Also, don't forget to check out this blog post about How to Apply for a South Korea Tourist Visa in Cebu


Why file your Korea Tourist Visa application with Wow Travel?

  1. For a small fee, we will handle the hassle of getting a time slot with the Korean Consulate, submitting the application and claiming the visa once it is released.

  2. We will review the documents before we file them to the consulate to reduce the chances of deficiencies and/or disapproval.

  3. We are an accredited Travel Agency by the Korean Consulate of Cebu for visa processing.

  4. We have successfully secured more than 500+ approved Korean tourist visas for our clients.

  5. We have multiple branches in Cebu which are located in very convenient locations.

You can submit the required documents together with the filing fee payment to any of the following Wow Travel branches:

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