Visa Issuance Location

  • R.O.K. Embassy or Consulate
    • Visa is issued by the R.O.K Embassy or Consulate under the assignment given by the Minister of Justice. (Immigration Act Article 8, Section 2, Regulations Articles 11 and 9)
      * In special cases, you may apply for the visa after receiving certificate of visa issuance approval from the Immigration Office (Immigration Control Act Article 9, Regulations Article 17)

Required Documents

  • Passport
  • Visa Issuance Application
  • Other documents as required by the applied visa status.
    * Submit with the certificate of visa issuance recognition if necessary.

Note

  • Head of Embassy/Consulate may issue visa at their discretion for the issuance-approved visa only.
  • For those visa that the Head of Embassy/Consulate is not cleared to issue on discretion, he/she must request for the approval to Minster of Justice (According to Regulations Article 8, Section 1 of the Immigration Control Act )
  • If the applicant applies for a visa without submitting the certificate of approval for visa issuance, the head of Embassy/Consulate may issue the visa with the permission of Minster of Justice in accordance with the visa issuance permission request procedure.

Notice

  • Should a visa applicant enter Korea prior to the actual issuance of the visa, it will be assumed that the applicant is withdrawing their application, and the issuance will be canceled.
  • Visa applicant must claim their visa within 3 months after:
    - the date of application or
    - the notification date of Minister of Justice's approval(applicable only if one is needed)
  • Otherwise, the applicant must apply for a new visa.

General Visa Issuance Flow

  • Upon visa application, applicants must submit all required documents the status of stay, which must suit the purpose of their visit.
    • Head of Embassy/Consulate may issue visa at their discretion for the issuance-approved visa only.
    • For visas that the Head of Embassy/Consulate is not cleared to issue on discretion, applicants must request for the approval to Minster of Justice (According to Regulations Article 8, Section 1 of the Immigration Control Act )
    • R.O.K. visa, which lists applicants' status of stay and its expiration date, is attached to the passport and returned to the applicant.

Visa Application Fee

  • Single-entry visa for less than 90 days: Amount equivalent to $40 (USD)
  • Single-entry visa for more than 91 days: Amount equivalent to $60 (USD)
  • Double-entry visa : Amount equivalent to $70 (USD)
  • Multiple-entry visa : Amount equivalent to $90 (USD)
  • Tourism Group visa(Chinese, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India) : Amount equivalent to $15 (USD)

* The fee is exempt for people of the country under the fee-exempt agreement with R.O.K.

Exempted countryExempt condition
England, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Thai, Japan, TaiwanAll types of visas (regardless of the period)
England is limited to less than 6 months
Columbia, Barbados, Peru, Liberia, Dominican RepublicLimited to the visa issued for more than 91 days
Paraguay, Benin, Romania, Brazil,
Uruguay, Cyprus, Guatemala
Limited to diplomatic/official passport holders of visa issued for more than
91 days
Mongolia, VenezuelaLimited to diplomatic/official passport holders of visa issued for more than
31 days
PhilippinesLimited to the visa issued for less than 59 days
AustraliaLimited to the visa issued for less than 90 days for the Short Term Business(C-2)
purpose
GermanyLimited to the visa issued for the purpose of Overseas Study (D-2), General Training (D-4), Supervisory Intra-Company Transfer (D-7), Corporate Investment (D-8), Trade Management (D-9), Special Occupation(E-7)