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How to Apply for South Korea Visa

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Types of South Korea Visa

Tourist/visitor visa
A South Korea tourist visa will be given to people who wish to travel the country for tourism purpose. The single entry visa will be valid only for 60 days from the day of issue for the sole purpose of tourism.
Business visa
Business visa is allotted to people who want to travel temporarily for business purpose and the person is not planning to settle in the country.
Work visa
A South Korea work visa will only be allotted if people wish to travel the country for the work purpose on the temporary basis.
Transit Visa
South Korea transit visa is provided to the people who wish to stay in the country for a shorter period of time.

Documents Required for South Korea Visa Application

Common Documents for South Korea Visa

  • Passport
  • Validity - Six months
  • A photocopy of duly filled visa application form
  • Two color photographs
  • Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • Original confirmed return/onward air ticket
  • Proof of hotel reservation.
  • Original and photocopy of Income Tax Returns and photocopy of pan card
  • Original and photocopy of Investment documents

Documents for Tourist - South Korea Visa

  • All specified documents
  • Old passports and visa
  • Copy of leave letters from employer, school or college
  • Proof of accommodation during entire stay in al Schengen countries
  • Salary slip for last 6 months
  • Income tax returns for last 3 years
  • Travel insurance
  • Retirement proof/company registration proof/school college ID and copy

Documents for Business - South Korea Visa

  • All specified documents
  • Business registration proof
  • Taxation proof
  • Copy of the invitation from the company
  • Conference/event registration details

South Korea Visa FAQs

Can a third party collect my visa from South Korea Consulate?
South Korea Consulate doesn’t allow third parties to collect Visa. However, there are certain exemptions like an immediate family member like parents or children or a group collection for entire group can feel free to visit the office and get their visa done.
What is the visa rule for the retired people?
They are needed to show the proof of retirement along with other documents.
Are the visa requirements different for different categories of visa?
Yes, requirements for work, study, business and tourist visa are different. You have to buy Visa as per the agenda of the visit.
What if I don't receive my visa in the given time?
If you don't get your visa under time specified, you should hurry and track the status on You can also get in touch with the visa experts who can communicate with the said authorities for South Korea Visa status.
Is there any age criterion to apply for South Korea Tourist visa?
Anyone can apply for a German tourist Visa but those under 18 will need to show a NOC from their parents.
Do students have a different visa requirement for South Korea Visa application?
Students who are travelling to South Korea for exams or study are required to show related documents along with details of the place they’ll be studying or giving their exams. Students need to carry NOC letter from parents, photo identity of parents / guardian, (Pan Card/Passport/Driving License) and student ID card. In case the student is travelling for education then the visa will be valid till the duration of the education.
Is biometric data mandatory for the travellers visiting South Korea?
All Diplomatic and Consular Schengen Missions in India have introduced Visa Information System (VIS). Applicants applying for a Schengen visa will need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travellers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years. Children under age of 12 are exempted from this process.
Do I need to carry forex in South Korea?
It is recommended to convert your country’s currency to South Korean won. You can buy Forex online with Thomas Cook and get it delivered at your home or office address.

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