Traveling to South Korea? You’ll need a visa for that. This is the list of requirements for a tourist visa

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Original passport
    • 6 months valid from the date of travel
    • Should be E-Passport already with a chip-like image on the outside cover, an old passport cannot be accepted by the Embassy
    • Submit original and old passport if used in OECD countries within the last five years
  • copy of passport’s first page (ID page) and visa or arrival stamps to any OECD countries within the last 4 yrs
  • 1 Passport sized picture with a white background
  • Completely filled-out computerized visa application form with a signature that is handwritten printed in A4

Requirements as per qualification for Korean Tourist Visa

EMPLOYEE

  • Original Employment Certificate
    • Must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, address, date of certificate issuance, office landline number (cell phone number is not allowed), email address.
  • copy of Company Identification Card
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate
    • Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
  • Original Bank Statement
    • An original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
  • Latest Individual Income Tax Return (ITR)
    • Form 2316 With personal tax identification number
    • Form 1604 CF / Company Alphalist With BIR received a stamp (Name should be highlighted)
  • NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

BUSINESSMAN

  • Business Registration from SEC or DTI
    • Must be in a complete set, including the name of the incorporators, etc.
  • PhotoUpdated Mayor’s Business Permit
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate
    • Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
  • Original Bank Statement
    • An original or certified true copy of bank statement or copy of passbook for the last 3 months
  • Latest Individual Income Tax Return (ITR)
    • All pages of the ITR Form 1701 With personal tax identification number and receipt
  • NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only

STUDENT/CHILD

  • Original School Certificate
  • Photocopy of School Identification Card
  • Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Original Affidavit of Support (Notarized)
  • Parents’ Documents, whichever is applicable (as Employee or Businessman)

Notes :

  • If parents already have a valid visa, attach a photocopy of parents’ valid visa. If not traveling together with parents, attach a photocopy of passport or valid ID of parents.
  • If financially supported by relatives other than parents, submit an affidavit, financial documents and proof of relationship (Allowed are siblings, grandparents, aunt/uncle)

RETIREE/SENIOR CITIZEN

  • Photocopy of Senior Citizen Identification Card
  • Original Certificate of Retirement
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate
    • Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
  • Original Bank Statement
    • An original or certified true copy of bank statement/passbook for the last 3 months
  • Photocopy of other proof of funds such as Land titles, Vehicle registration, Pension Certificate, Country Club or Golf Club, Stocks
  • Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

OFW

  • Photocopy of Contract
  • Photocopy of Company ID
  • Photocopy of Residential ID
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate (Local Bank)
  • Original Personal Bank Statement(Local Bank)
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

SEAFARER

  • Copy of Seaman’s book
  • Copy of Medical Certificate
  • Copy of OEC Receipt & Copy of Overseas Employment Certificate(OEC)
  • Original Guarantee Letter from Manning / Shipping Company in the Philippines (No given format)
  • Copy of 2 Guarantee Letters from Korean Company (Refer to the format in the Korean Embassy website)
  • Copy of Korean Company business permit

RELIGIOUS WORKERS

  • Copy of Church SEC in the Philippines
  • Certification from Church Original
    • If Employed: Employment Certificate Original (must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number (cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address) Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy and Company Alphalist
    • If Businessmen: Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy), Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit (Copy), Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate o Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance
  • Original Bank Statement o Original or certified true copy of bank statement/passbook for the last 3 months
  • Invitation from Korea -Copy of business permit of Korean church – Invitation Letter – Copy of inviter’s ID

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