This was sent to me via e-mail by one of our readers. Thank you so much. The readers, especially those seeking to apply for a visa to South Korea, and I appreciate your effort. This is applicable to Filipinos only since the information is taken from the South Korea Embassy in the Philippines. Other nationalities seeking information on getting a visa to South Korea should ask the South Korean Embassy in their own country since requirements may be different.
To All Visa Applicants:
Please read the instructions below, before you present your documents to the window.
1. Please register and get a number from the guard, if your number doesn’t appear on the screen yet, please sit down and wait for your number to be called.
2. Please refrain from using your mobile phone while inside the embassy.
3. Please make sure that you have filled out the correct visa form, check the correct application form from the guard on duty, fill it out completely, and write “not applicable” if appropriate. Do not leave any blanks.
4. Paste your passport size photo on the application form.
5. Remove covers or jacket of your passport. Staple old and new passport together.
6. Remove paper clips, rubber bands, envelopes and folders.
7. Please arrange your documents accordingly: Visa application from on top, then photocopy of passport and visas issued from other countries then supporting documents.
8. Contact number in Korea is very important. Please don’t forget to fill out the contact number of your guarantor or your hotel in Korea.
9. The embassy will return your passport on the releasing date assigned to your application, we do not return any documents, so please make sure you have submitted only a photocopy of ITR, business permit, contract, marriage contract, birth certificate etc.
10. Bank certificate should indicate the amount of money you have in the bank and the date it was opened.
11. Employment certificate should indicate compensation and length of stay in the company. It should also have a valid land line number.
12. Do not forget to get your releasing slip/claim stub upon submission of documents.
I’m compiling all the posts I’ve made on getting a visa to South Korea. Please watch out for that.