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How To Apply For A South Korea Visa For Filipinos in Cebu

Updated: Feb 2, 2020



Traveling to South Korea?

Here's a guide on how to get your South Korean tourist visa through Wow Travel :)


1. Determine what type of visa you need


There are different kinds of South Korean visas that you can apply but for this guide we'll be discussing the application process for a tourist visa. If you are applying for a different kind of visa (e.g. work, spouse), you will need to contact the South Korean Embassy for more information and for the complete requirements.


2. Prepare the required documents


Here's the list of requirements that you need to prepare. You can also download the list here.

  1. Duly filled up & signed computerized South Korea Visa application form which you can download here.

  2. One (1) Passport size colored photo

  3. Original Passport (must be signed and valid for more than 6 months)

  4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)

  5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)

  6. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)

  7. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)


Additional Requirements for Employees

  1. Original Certificate of Employment (must include applicant's position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address)

  2. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316

  3. Copy of company ID

  4. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)


Additional Requirements for Businessmen

  1. Photocopy of Business Permit or Mayor's Permit

  2. Photocopy of Business Registration from SEC (should include page with the names of the stockholders) or DTI

  3. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 (with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank and should include the pages with net income and total revenue)

  4. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)


Additional Requirements for Retiree

  1. Retirement documents / Senior Citizen ID (copy)


Additional Requirements for Students

  1. Original Certificate of Enrollment (not the Registration Form / Registration Receipt)

  2. Copy of School ID

  3. Copy of NSO/PSA Birth Certificate

  4. Copy of NSO/PSA Marriage Certificate of Parents

  5. Documents of Parents (Refer to above requirements e.g. if employed, businessmen)

  6. If parents already have a valid visa, attach photocopy of parents' valid visa. If not travelling together with parents, attach photocopy of passport or valid ID of parents.

  7. If financially supported by relatives other than parents, submit affidavit, complete financial documents of the supporter and proof of relationship (allowed for Siblings, Grandparents, Aunt/Uncle)

Additional Requirements for Housewives

  1. If husband is employed: Husband's Employment Certificate Original [must include position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address, Copy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy

  2. If husband is self-employed: Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy), Business Permit or Mayor's Permit (Copy), Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank

  3. Original Personal or Husband's Bank Certificate [must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance (ADB)]

  4. Personal or Husband's Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)

  5. Copy of NSO Marriage Certificate


Additional Requirements if Invited by a Korean Company

  1. Invitation Letter

  2. Copy of Invitor’s Passport or Identification Card (authentication not required)

  3. Copy of Korean Company Business Permit


Note:

  • Incomplete requirements and unoriginal documents may cause your application to be rejected, so remember to submit complete and original documents.

  • Old passports with previous travels within the last 5 years should be submitted together with the latest passport when applying for visa.

  • Frequent travellers who have travelled as tourist to OECD countries within 5 years are exempted from submitting ITR

  • Validity of visa is only 3 months from the issue date. Do not apply more than 3 months prior to the date of travel. Apply for visa prior to purchasing your airline tickets since visa issuance is subject for approval of the consul in charge.

  • If financially supported by family member, attach affidavit of support and proof of relationship.

  • For documents that cannot be submitted, letter of explanation written by the applicant should be submitted


3. Submit your documents to any Wow Travel branch


You can submit to required documents together with the processing fee (P1,500) to any of the following Wow Travel branches:

  • Ayala Malls Central Bloc (032) 326-9212

  • SM Seaside Cebu (032) 410-7372

  • Robinsons Place Cebu (032) 254-2640

  • Elizabeth Mall Cebu (032) 255-9979

  • J Centre Mandaue (032) 422-3288

  • Gaisano Mactan (032) 340-0882

  • SM Hypermart MEPZ 2 (032) 494-2565

  • Poblacion Lapu Lapu (032) 495-3012


4. Wait for the results


We'll let you know once your visa is approved and ready for pick-up. Processing will take 7-10 working days. You can also get an update of your visa application through this website. Should your application be approved, make sure that your visa has your correct name, passport number, etc.


That's it then you'll be ready to #TravelWithWow to Korea!


In case you haven't check, you can check out our hassle-free and affordable Korea Tour Packages here.

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