Requirements for Korean Visa Application for Seasonal Workers — FULL LIST

Guide on the Requirements for Korean Visa Application for Seasonal Work Purposes

REQUIREMENTS FOR KOREAN VISA APPLICATION FOR BUSINESSMEN – Here are the documents needed in applying for visa for a seasonal work in Korea.

There are many beautiful countries across the globe and one of them is Korea. A lot of Filipinos want to visit the Korean nation for a tour while others dream of working in the country. However, it is one of the nations that require a travel visa for entry.

Requirements for Korean Visa Application
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A lot of Pinoys are working in Korea – some are on permanent jobs that make them under contract for years while others perform seasonal jobs. If you are one of those who are looking forward to work in the country for a seasonal job, it is best to start with preparing the specific visa that you will need.

The government of Korea has set different requirements for visa depending on the purpose of the visit. It allows entry for tourists, businessmen, seasonal workers, spouses of Koreans and other family members, etc. provided that you comply with the requirements needed.

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The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines posted this list of requirements for Korean visa application for seasonal workers:

  • Korean Visa Application Form
  • Original Passport, Photocopy of Passport Bio-page
  • 1 piece of passport size colored picture
  • Medical Certificate (issued within 6 months from the date of visa application)
    • General health checkups should include lab test results of AIDS, Syphilis, and Drug
    • No designated hospital
  • Certificate of TB (tuberculosis) Screening (issued from hospitals designated by the Korean embassy within 3months)
    • Only those examined at the designated hospitals are valid
    • Refer to attachment for the list of designated hospitals and Certificate of TB (tuberculosis) Screening
  • NBI Clearance Certificate (E-8-1~4 visa applicants only)
    • Issued within 3 months from the date of visa application
  • WHO-approved certificate of completion of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Covishield, Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac, and Covaxin
    • Certificate issued by VaxCertPH or certificate issued by WHO ICV International Vaccination Certificate

If you will be working in a seasonal work in Korea, the application for a travel visa must be submitted to the Embassy of Korea in the Philippines or in your home country. The processing may take up to five (5) working days.

As mentioned earlier, the lists of documents needed in securing a travel visa to Korea vary thus there is a separate list of requirements for Korean visa application for employed individuals in the country.

Furthermore, there is also a different list of requirements for businessmen who want to enter Korea.

Other countries that also require a travel visa before allowing entry are the United States and UK. There are requirements for the US Visa application as well as documents required for UK Visa application.

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