Korea and how it captured the hearts of many Filipinos through its Korean dramas, music also known as K-Pop, and even Skincare Products, made most of the Filipino citizens eager to do a trip to Korea and have already included in their bucket lists the things to do in Seoul. Even before this phenomena, Korean and Filipino have already created strong bonds as countries part of ASEAN.

Now, here’s the great news.

Getting visa to Korea is much more accessible as South Korea open its country for a stronger hold on tourism. Who wouldn’t want to see where our favorite Korean stars live? Here’s your complete guide on the Korean visa requirements.

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What are the travel visa requirements for South Korea?

Here are the requirements:

1. Visa form(just check here http://embassy_philippines.mofa.go.kr)
2. 1 pc colored passport photo
3.original philippine passport (validity should be 6months up)
4. Photocopy of passport’s bio-page (page 2)

5. Original bank certificate
Must be own personal bank statement and must include also account types,current balance,date open,six months averange balance (ADB)

6. Bank statement

Original or certified true copy or passbook for the last 3months

7. Photocopy of imcome tax return or form 2316

Must be your own and not from your company

8. Original certificate of employment

With the applicant’s position,compensation, date hired,complete address,official email address , date issue and office landline

9. Original and photocopy of visa and arrival stamps from visited OECD member countries for past 5 years

Previous korean visa is not counted

* all documents must be recent, it must be less than 3 months old

* tidy and neatly ordered

Here are the basic requirements:
1. Completed visa application form. Paste your 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm colored passport photo on your completed form.
2. Philippine passport holder should make sure that your passports have at least 6 months before it expires.

Here are the additional requirements for different categories:

For Adult Employees 1. Original certificate of employment that contains; job position, dated hired, salary, company address, office landline number, and e-mail address
2.ITR Form 2316
3. Original bank certificate
4. Certified true copy of bank statements / passbook for the last three (3) months.
5. Original and photocopy of valid visa(s) and arrival stamps to OECD member countries within the last 5 years.
For Self-Employed Adults 1. Photocopy of business registration from SEC or DTI.
2. Photocopy of business or mayor’s permit.
3. Photocopy of income tax return (ITR Form 2316)
4. Certified true copy of bank statements / passbook for the last three (3) months.
5. Original and photocopy of valid visa(s) and arrival stamps to OECD member countries within the last 5 years.
For Unemployed Spouses 1. Spouse’s original certificate of employment
2. Spouse’s original blank certificate
3. Spouse’s original or certified true copy of bank statements / passbook for the last three (3) months.
4. Photocopy of spouse’s ITR Form 2316
5. Photocopy of PSA-issued marriage certificate
6. Original and photocopy of valid visa(s) and arrival stamps to OECD member countries within the last 5 years
For Students/Minors 1. Original school certificate.
2. Photocopy of school ID.
3. Photocopy of PSA-issued birth certificate.
4. Parents’ supporting financial documents
5. Original and photocopy of valid visa(s) and arrival stamps to OECD member countries within the last 5 years

What’s the next thing to do?

Go to the Embassy of Korea in their filing hours. Staying in Korea for 59 days or less is free of any charge, but for 60-90 days, the fee is ₱1,800.00. The processing time for applicants with valid OECD-member visas is 3 business days, and 5 business days for those without.

For more questions and inquiries, here’s the address and contact number of Korean Immigration.


Address: 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634
Tel: +632 856-9210 Fax: +632 856-9008
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:30PM
Filing: Mon-Fri, 9-11AM Releasing: Mon-Fri, 2-4PM

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