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North Korea Visa

Type of North Korea Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 15 to 20 days
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: USD 50
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter North Korea for tourism, sightseeing or visiting relatives and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 15 to 20 days
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: USD 50
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders attending business meetings, exhibitions. conferences in North Korea
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Documents required for North Koreaa Visa:

  • Must have Documents for North Koreaa Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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North Korea Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for North Korea?

    Indian passport holders attending business meetings, exhibitions. conferences in North Korea

  • add Will the North Korea be stamped on my passport?

    No. Your North Korea visa will be issued on a separate paper and given on the day of departure.

  • add What is the entry type provided for North Korea Visa for Indians?

    You are granted single entry in most cases for North Korea Visas.

  • add Can I travel to North Korea on my own without joining a tour?

    No. You must join either a group tour or a private tour. All travellers to North Korea must be on an approved, guided tour organized by an authorized tour operator. Independent travel to North Korea is not possible. It is not possible to organize your North Korean visa yourself

  • add Which are the tours available for North Korea?

    The majority of tours depart from China, most commonly Beijing but often Dandong, Shanghai, and Shenyang. Departures from Vladivostok, Russia are also possible. It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure they have the appropriate Chinese or Russian visa to join and return from their tour back to China or Russia. After lodging your application, the North Korea visa will be issued on a separate paper and not on your passport. The tour operator will collect the visa on your behalf and hand over your visa copy on the day of your tour departure.

  • add What is the North Korea visa processing time?

    Typically, it takes 15-20 working days to get approval from the North Korean authorities.

  • add What are my options in case of rejection of my North Korea visa?

    A North Korea visa rejection or approval is at the sole discretion of the Embassy of North Korea, New Delhi. You have to accept their decision, and no appeal will be entertained or refund given.

  • add Does visiting North Korea affect travel to other countries?

    No. Visiting North Korea will not affect your travel to other countries. Your North Korean visa is also issued on a separate visa card, not in your passport. Your passport will not be stamped on entry or exit to the DPRK.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a North Korea visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting North Korea
    • How long you intend to stay in North Korea
    • How will you support yourself during your time in North Korea
    • What is the purpose of your visit to North Korea
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to North Korea
    • If you have a permit to North Korea the country you intend to travel to after your stay in North Korea
  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrenceof unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the North Korea Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your North Korea Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the North Korea Embassy or Consulate near you.


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Simple steps to get a North Korea Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free North Korea visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your North Korea visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an North Korea Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your North Korea visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your North Korea Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit North Korea

  • Have a valid Passport and valid North Korea Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid North Korea Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in North Korea ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within North Korea
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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North Korea Travel guide

North Korea, in East Asia, shares a border with 3 countries namely China besides the Amnok River, Russia at the Tumen River and South Korea at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. North Korea mostly comprises mostly hills and mountains as well as valleys. Read more

  • The best time to visit North Korea would be spring or autumn when the weather is pleasant. The natural environment of North Korea has forests, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. As Korean is mostly spoken, it would be advisable to use a tour guide to travel across Korea. There are restrictions on travel and the guide will get you the required permissions.
  • North Korea is a safe tourist destination, though you need to keep an eye on your belongings. Taxis are the normal mode of transport, but your local guide needs to accompany you! Other modes of transport are trolleybuses and trams.
  • There are two flights operating from New Delhi to Pyongyang. The airlines are Air China and Air India with a connecting flight to Air China.
  • What to see in North Korea?

  • Not only does North Korea some mesmerizing natural beauty but also some grand monuments symbolizing its military past. The Mansu Hill Grand Monument on Mansu Hill boasts a total of 229 figures, a proud testament to the martyrs in the Korean revolution. It is a treat for patrons of history and very popular with most tourists. The tower of Juche Idea in Pyongyang is equally impressive, especially when lit at night. You get a fantastic view of Pyongyang from the top of the tower! To understand the history of the Korean War, a visit to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum can’t be missed. The Demilitarized Zone that divides Korea into North and South parts is worth a look, though it is heavily guarded.
  • If you want to combine nature with history, then you must visit the Pyongyang Ethnographic Park. The Juche Idea tower also offers a fantastic view of the Daedong River. North Korea also has some breathtaking mountains like Mount Kumgang and Mount Myohyang.
  • For sports enthusiasts, the Masik Pass Ski Resort is a perfect place. There are facilities for golf and horse riding. Don’t forget to try the delicious North Korean cuisine like Naengmyeon or cold noodle soup and barbecued clam!

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North Korea Facts and Figures

East Asia
Major cities :
Pyongyang, Hamhung, Chongjin
National Day:
March 1
Time in North Korea:
IST (+) 3:30 hours Read more
120,540 km2
Korean People’s Won
Main Airlines:
Air Koyro
International Airports :
Pyongyang International Airport, Kalma Airport, Orang Airport
Best time to visit:
May to July or August to October
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Other North Korea Visa types

  • At present, just two types of visas issued by North Korea, namely Tourist Visas and Business Visas and both these are processed by Akbar Travels.
  • Only tourist and business visas are available for Indians travelling to North Korea. Citizens of 19 countries who hold service or diplomatic passports can visit North Korea without a visa. These include Iran, Albania, Belarus, Myanmar, Montenegro, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, etc. However, this does not apply to Indians.