Requirements for Korean Visa Application for Employed Individuals — FULL LIST

Guide on the Requirements for Korean Visa Application If You Are Employed

REQUIREMENTS FOR KOREAN VISA APPLICATION – Here is a full list of the documents needed in applying for a visa to Korea if you are employed.

Korea is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries for tourist visit. It is where the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and the Namiseom Island are located. It is also a home to a lot of delicious foods. No wonder many people wants to visit the country.

Requirements for Korean Visa Application
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However, Korea is one of the countries that requires a visa upon entry. It has listed different sets of documentary requirements for Korean visa application depending on the nature of the person applying for visa or the purpose of the visit.

Most often, employed individuals are the ones traveling to Korea for vacation. If you are employed in the Philippines and you wish to fulfill your dream visit to the Korean country soon, it is best to start gathering the requirements for Korean visa application.

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The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines listed the following requirements for Korean visa application for employed individuals:

  • Application Form
  • 1 piece of Passport size colored picture
  • Original Passport 
  • Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
  • Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
  • Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)
  • 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]
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate [must include account name, account number, account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance (ADB)]
  • Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
  • Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316
  • Visa Fee: GRATIS (59 days below stay in Korea) / PHP2,000 (60 to 90 days stay in Korea) 

If you were personally invited by a Korean, you can present the invitation letter and a photocopy of the passport or identification card of the inviter. To apply, submit your requirements to the Korean embassy in your country.

Aside from Korea, also among the countries that require visa upon entry are the United States and the United Kingdom (UK). There are different lists of requirements for the US Visa application and documents required for UK Visa application.

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