2023 Guide: How to apply for a Korean Tourist Visa in Cebu

Say Annyeong to your K-drama dreams turned reality and travel to South Korea. But before you do, there are a few things you need to prepare first, like your Tourist Visa.

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Below are the different requirements you need to prepare to acquire a Tourist Visa for Korea.

General Requirements

  • Duly accomplished application form: download here.
  • Passport
    • The passport must still be valid for at least 6 months
  • One (1) passport-size colored picture
  • Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (frontpage)
  • Original and photocopy of previous and current valid visas to OECD member countries
  • Original Personal Bank Certificate
    • Must include the following:
      • Account type
      • Account number
      • Current balance
      • Account opening date
      • 6 months average daily balance
    • The certificate must be addressed to: the Consulate of the Republic of Korea
      • Address: 12th Floor Chinabank Corporate Center, Lot 2, Samar Loop Cor. Road 5, Business Park Mabolo, Cebu City
  • Bank Statement
    • An original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months
    • It needs to be the same account as your Bank Certificate
  • Traveling with Family: Original PSA Birth Certificate issued within 3 months
  • Traveling with Spouse: Original PSA Marriage Certificate issued within 3 months
  • For senior Citizens: Copy of Senior Citizen ID
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Important Reminders

  • When applying for Visa, old passports with previous travels within the last 5 years should be submitted with the latest passport.
  • The Visa’s validity is only for 3 months from the date it is issued.
  • Attach an affidavit of support and proof of relationship if you are financially supported by family members.
  • If it so happens that you cannot submit a document, write a letter of explanation and submit it.
  • Every PSA-issued document should be original and issued within 3 months.

Where to Submit the Documents

Once you have all the necessary requirements, you may now submit them to the Korean Consulate in Cebu. See the schedule below:

  • Mondays to Fridays 9AM – 11AM ONLY.
  • Closed on weekends and holidays.

Exact Address: 12th Floor Chinabank Corporate Center, Lot 2, Samar Loop Cor. Road 5, Cebu Business Park, Mabolo, Cebu City

You may contact the office through the following:

Visa Fees:

  • There is no fee for stays shorter than 59 days
  • P1350 for 60-90-day stays.

Processing Time:

  • Approximately 24-26 working days
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Head over to the official website of the Korean Consulate in Cebu for more information and updates.



Patricia Cruz
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