Annyeong! With all the K-dramas and K-Pop we consumed during the 2-year worldwide health situation, it’s understandable that South Korea is the country most of us Filipinos want to travel to first as the boarders are starting to ease up.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Autumn 2018

Did you know that Cebuanos (with a Cebu address) can conveniently apply for a tourist visa for FREE (for short-stay visa) at the Consulate of the Republic of Korea Cebu Office? Yes, and it’s also a quick and hassle-free process. Book a schedule online and be sure you have all the needed requirements!

A. Prepare your requirements
For Employed individuals: (For Sponsored trips, family or others, click HERE for requirements)
A.1. Application Form (Click here for PDF file of the Application Form)

A.2. 1piece of Passport size colored picture

A.3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6months)

A.4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)

A.5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)

A.6. Original Certificate of Employment

   (including applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, address, office landline number, e-mail address)

A.7. Original Personal Bank Certificate 

   (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)

A. 8. Bank Statement

   (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)

A.9. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 (Checked by BIR with stamp)

A.10. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

B. Schedule an Appointment
Click HERE , login as a “Non-Member” and fill out the necessary information

C. Pass all needed requirements at the Consulate of the Republic of Korea Cebu Office
Address: 12F Chinabank Corporate Center, Samar Loop, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

C. Check the Status of your Visa Application online. Check HERE

D. Pick up your passport on the specified time and date as shown on the stub at the Consulate of the Republic of Korea Cebu Office.

The current Korea Visas are now printed on a different sheet of paper, and not fixed on the passport like before. Here’s how it looks like:

This blogpost serves as a guide and has been updated on December 29, 2022. For updates and the latest information on Korea Visa Application, you may visit Visa.Go.Kr

Gyeongbokgung Palace Autumn 2018

Inwangsan Mountain – Autumn 2015

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