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South Korea Visa

Type of South Korea Visas

Tourist Visa (Short term)
  • Processing time: 5-10 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 4,999/-
Business Visa (Short term)
  • Processing time: 5-10 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 4,999/-
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Documents required for South Korea Visa

  • Documents required for South Korea Visa
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank Statement (last 6 months);
    • Income Tax Returns / Form 16 for last 2 years;
    • Confirmed return flight tickets;
    • Hotel reservation.

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student:

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor:

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative:

    • Invitation letter;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport, Alien Registration card copy or Employment certificate;
    • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc;
    • Relationship proof (for family visit).

    7. If Sponsored:

    • Sponsorship letter;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Income tax returns of last 3 years.

    8. For Business Visa:

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead;
    • Business Registration certificate of the Indian & Host Company.

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South Korea Visa FAQs

  • add What is a South Korea Visa?

    A South Korea visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of South Korea on a passport that allows the bearer to visit South Korea. Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of South Korea for your visit. "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.

  • add What are the different types of South Korea visa that I can apply for in India?

    Depending on the duration or number of days you wish to spend in SOUTH KOREA, different types of visas include tourist visa, transit visa, and visit visa.

  • add I am a regular visitor to the Republic of Korea. Will I have to provide with all documentation each time I apply?

    Yes. Every time you apply for visa for the Republic of Korea you must supply with recent supplementary documentation

  • add Can I send the documents directly to Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi?

    All Short term and long term visa applications should be submitted at the Visa Application Centre (VFS).

  • add What do I do if my visa was refused?

    If your visa was refused you can appeal by sending a letter to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea or you can reapply for the visa again.

  • add What is the role of VFS?

    VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd (VFS) is the Service Delivery Provider for the Embassy of South Korea in New Delhi. The role of VFS is to accept visa applications and to dispatch passports and documents back to clients, on behalf of the Embassy of South Korea. VFS does not play any part in or influence the outcome of your visa application.

  • add How can I check the status of my South Korea Visa application?

    Applicants can check the status of South Korea visa application online using the South Korea VFS Reference number and Date of Birth. Kindly visit the Track Your Application section of the VFS South Korea website.

  • add When should I lodge my visa application?

    South Korea visa validity starts from the date it’s been issue by Embassy of Korea and its valid for next three months (90 days), therefore it is advisable to lodge the application accordingly.

  • add When should I submit my application?

    You may submit your requirements up to 2 months to two weeks before your travel date.

  • add Do I need to take health/travel insurance?

    You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself in South Korea as medical treatment can be very expensive in South Korea. Your travel insurance offers protection against unexpected emergencies on international travel such as coverage of medical expenses, flight delay and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident. For financial safety and security on your international trip we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance and avail our special offer.

  • add How will you help me with getting my South Korea visa?

    Applying for a South Korea Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process. It is highly advisable to process your visa through us as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your South Korea visa.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a South Korea Visa?

    The easiest way to apply for a South Korea Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

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

    We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

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Simple steps to get a South Korea Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your South Kore 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 a South Korea Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay the visa fee and upload your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify your documents and submit your application to the Embassy.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit South Korea

  • Have a valid Passport and valid South Korea Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your South Korea visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in South Korea and the amount depends on how long you will stay in South Korea and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid South Korea Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in South Korea;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • South Korea Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in South Korea

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid South Korea Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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South Korea travel guide

Officially known as the Republic of Korea, South Korea is a land filled with mesmerizing landscapes and a culture that mixes both ancient and modern. Read more

This welcoming country, known as the Land of the Morning Calm for its impressive mountain ranges and tranquil valleys, is now renowned worldwide for its technological know-how. Situated on the southern half of the Korean peninsula with China across the sea to the west and Japan to the southeast, South Korea is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. Following the end of the Korean War, when it was left destitute and a recipient of foreign aid, South Korea began a process of economic development on such a scale that it has now become one of the 20 largest economies in the world. This massive growth in industrialization sees the new tower blocks, highways and shopping malls, interspersed with traditional parks, ancient temples and local markets.

Discover majestic mountain ranges, perfect for winter sports, and relax on glorious sand beaches dotted around the surrounding islands. Explore historic sites and temples, sample local street food and traditional tasty delicacies, and pamper yourself in Jjimjilbang, a Korean bathhouse for a perfect South Korean experience!

Places to visit in South Korea

1. Seoul

With over 600 years of history, the capital Seoul is the heart of South Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. A fusion of cutting edge design, royal palaces, ancient temples and mountain trails it really is the beating heart of the country. It is home to many historic sites such as the World Heritage listed Changdeokgung Palace, the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village, the impressive Jogye-sa temple, and Namdaemun Market.

2. Busan

Korea’s largest port city is filled with endless excitement and pleasant surprises. Many visitors flock to Haeundae, Song do and Gwangalli Beaches to relax or to attend festivals. The city hosts the annual Fireworks Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. Other must-see sites include Taejondae Resort overlooking the sea, Yongdusan Park, Yonggungsa Temple on a cliff, and the Jagalchi Market.

3. PyeongChang

Host to the 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang County is also known for the Odaesan National Park which has trails that criss-cross the Taebak Mountains. Northeast of Seoul, the park has many Buddhist temples to discover and is also home to the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village, where the acclaimed author was born and raised.

4. Chungju

Located in the center of South Korea, it is the second largest city in the province of Chungcheongbuk-do and an easy city to cycle around. Home to Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary General of the U.N. when he was a boy, the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival and an annual apple festival. The beautiful Chungju Lake is just a short bus ride away and hot springs of Angseong-oncheon and Suanbo are a must.

5. Jeju Island

Jeju Island is known as the “Santorini of Korea”, the largest of the coastal islands off the Korean peninsula and is known for its beach resorts and beautiful volcanic landscape of craters and lava tubes. Fishing was the main source of income on this island in times gone by, with the Haenyo, the deep-diving women, who like mermaids, dived 10-20 meters without breathing apparatus, to catch fresh seafood to sell in the market. Even though their average age is 65, you can still see them working in various locations across the island including Jungman Beach and Seogwipo.

6. Mount Seorak

Designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Protection site, and the third highest mountain on the peninsula, Mount Seorak is a destination favored by many. Particularly popular in July and August, when it is hot and humid elsewhere, and mid-October for the wonderful autumn vistas. While there you really should see the Gwongeumseong Fortress, the Sinheungsa Temple, the Biryong Falls and of course, treat yourself to a ride on the Seorak Sogongwon Cable Car.

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South Korea Facts and Figures

Name
Republic of Korea (South)
Location:
Far East
Time:
IST (-) 3 ½ hours Read more
Capital:
Seoul
Major cities:
Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daujeon.  
Language:
Korean, English
Area:
99, 268 sq kms
Population:
51,181,299 
National day:
15 Aug
Currency:
South Korean Won (KRW) 
Main Airline:
Korean Air KE
Asiana Airlines OZ
International Airports:
Gimpo (GMP)
Cheongju (CJJ)
Incheon (ICN)
Gimhae (PUS)
Jeju (CJU)
Best time to visit South Korea :
April to June and September to November
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Other South Korea Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

Short-term Visa

SShort-term visas are intended for tourists and business people, since they apply to people who are staying ninety days or less.

Long-term Visa

If you plan to stay in South Korea for longer than ninety days, you will need to apply for a long-term visa. You should apply one to two months in advance of your departure to allow for processing time. When you arrive in South Korea, you will be required to apply for a residence certificate. Do this within the first ninety days at an immigration office.