JUST IN: Now You Can Apply For A Korean VISA Via Mail!

Sugboanons, are you ready to go to Korea?

The rise of K-pop and Korean telenovelas are the top reasons why us Filipinos want to visit Korea, specifically Seoul!

The great news is that the Korea Visa Application Center Philippines (KVAC) recently announced on social media that the month of May is the start of them expanding their Visa Application Courier Service nationwide through W-Express.

According to KVAC, they will be limiting their tourist VISA applications to Filipinos only. Non-Filipinos or other issuance of VISAs will have to submit their requirements personally at their offices or travel agencies. With an estimated timeline of 13 business days, it is expected that the new process will make things easier for those planning to travel to Korea.


How to know if your VISA application was approved?

You can monitor the status of your application on their website: visa.go.kr.

  • Step 1: Select “Check Application Status.”
  • Step 2: Choose “Check Application Status & Print”
  • Step 3: Click on “Diplomatic Office” and use your passport number along with all necessary details required on the portal.
  • Step 4: Search your name in English in the format: Last Name [space] First Name [space] Second Name. Your middle name is not required.

Can I file a VISA application on behalf of someone?

Yes, you can! Just show written proof of your relationship along with all the other requirements for the application.

How much is the charge for a VISA application?

It depends but the KVAC service fee is only ₱900.00 while the WExpress service fee is ₱1,000.00.


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Lenie Lañojan
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