New address of Korea Embassy in Manila

HT to a commenter for informing us that the Korea Embassy transfered to a new home. Here’s the new address and contact numbers of the Korea Embassy in the Philippines:
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines
122 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Town Center
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634
Phone number: 02-856-9210
Fax number: 02-856-9024
Extension numbers:
260 – for passport
240 – for family registration and other related documents
220 – Visa 1
230 – Visa 2
302 – Visa 3 (Filipino)
They said it’s about 200 meters from a Petron Station. Sorry, I’m not really familiar with the area since I’ve never been to Fort Bonifacio after 1992. Yikes, the last time I went there was 18 years ago. I wonder if they have their own building or if they have Saniflo toilet. I like the office of the Korean Embassy at the Pacific Star Bldg since it was easily accessible. However, I’ve never been there since 2003. 🙂

576 comments

  1. tamang tama…wow….it’s a sign…hehe… kasi kukuha ako ng visa this july ^^ …and i’ll read through your posts about getting a korean visa then kk….mam betchay, if sana me time kayo, sana pwede mo ko ma email sendzki@gmail.com hehe/…at chat tungkol sa pagkuha ng visa

  2. thanks sa info. kaso baka after 4 years ko pa magamit ito. hehhehe. hinihintay ko opening ng universal studios eh. ahahahaa. 😀

  3. tnks for the info.. i didnt know that they transfered.i visited korean embassy at the pacific star bldg. last may 5,2010.to get my visa.now im in suwon,korea for 2 mos.

  4. How long is the visa process for obtaining a south korean tourist visa for a U.S. citizen(U.S. passport) and Philppine citizen(phil. passport) living in the Philippines? One hour, one afternoon, one week or longer?

    1. a US passport holder doesn’t need a tourist visa anymore. 🙂 sorry if i answered. for a Philippine passport holder, if i remember correctly, it took us a week or two. 🙂 hope it helped. hehe.. ^^

    2. hi.. ms. betchay ask me lng if makakasal me agad sa korean kz punta cya d2 sa pinas next week kz ang problema nag tnt me dun 5years pero mahigit 2yrs nme d2 sa pinas

      1. hi ms.betchay ask ko lang po if pwede na po ba ako makabalik sa korea kase po nag over stay ako ng almost a year . 2010 to 2011..thanks for you consederation..

  5. Hi, ask ko sana if ano-ano requirements sa pagkuha ng student visa (bale mag stay ng 5 years), application cost, ilang araw ang processing and any information about sa visa application. tnx

  6. Address above is correct (the one in Mckinley Taguig). Been there last friday, July 23, 2010. It’s a bit inconvenient because only one bus circles the area. You either have to take a cab or bring your own car to get there. Cabbies know the way so you won’t get lost. 🙂

      1. You can ride the MRT to Guadalupe station. Then may mga jeep doon going to FTI. You can ride those na papuntang FTI, or yung C5 housing ung nakalagay. Then ask the driver to drop you off at MCkinley Hill 🙂

  7. anu po ba yung mga requirements sa pagkuha nang tourist visa…salamat po. Kasi I tried to contact the number that you post here but no one answer it..it’s only an answered machine.

  8. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    Maraming salamat sa pag post nitong bagong address ng embassy… I copied it po for reference sake sa yahoogroups namin.
    Thanks again!

  9. hello, ask ko lang kung alam nyo req. para sa direct hire, im here now in korea as tourist and my stay is up to 59 days but i have korean friends and she want me get a working visa. She has a garment factory she wants me to employ..but di nya alam where to start kc she already ask d immigration here pero di daw pwede kc tourist ang visa ko, and i called poea sabi i need to go back to d phil. and get working visa to korean immigration in the phil. ang question ko ano mga req. ang dapat ko dalin sa phil. para madali mag ka visa sa immig. and how? thanks…

    1. Hi Sally! Correct, you’ll need to go back to the Philippines to change your visa. As for the requirements, your employer friend should be the one to accomplish all the paperwork with the immigration office in Korea. Ang ipapadala lang nya sa iyo ay yung visa number mo na ipe-present mo sa embassy ng Korea sa Pilipinas.

      1. Ms. Betchay,
        Hi! finally makakapunta na rin ako jan sa Korea this September malaking tulong talaga itong blog kasi everyday akong nagbabasa dito.

      2. miss betchay ask ko lng po kung pwede ko ifollow up ung release nang visa ko dun sa number n nkpost?almost 2months n po kc nka apply ung visa ko eh.spouse visa

  10. hi!!!ask ko lang..,i got married 2a korean here in the phil.last yr.but b4 i got married..,i was an elligal worker already in korea for almost 5yrs.the korean embassy mnl.told me last week,my husband needs to send w/me a petetion letter so that i could go back in korea..,why is that so..,????tnx a lot..,hope this site could help me..,more power..,

    1. hello ako rin ganyan din ang problema ko 5 years akong nag tnt in korea tapos ngaun kinasal ako sa bf kong koreano d2 sa pinas. d ko lng alam kung ilan taon ang wait ko pra makabalik sa korea. ikaw nara korea ka na ba?

  11. Now i know kasi kelangan ko na ulet kumuha ng Visa im planning kasi umalis eh para sa su2nod na byahe ko di na ako ku2ha ng Visa pero mas madli kasing puntahan kapag sa Makati lang eh

  12. Hi Ms.Betchay,annyong hasseo!Gamshamnida s blog mo,helpful talaga ‘to para samin^^.I’m back from korea!grabe,ang ganda at ang linis ng korea.ang airport,nakakamangha at may train s loob papuntang immigration desk.
    This is my question,s september 2010 pa expired ng visa ko.Hindi ko na consumed yung 59 days ko with single entry as tourist,plan ko bumalik dun,pwede na ba ako mag renew ng visa ngayon or patapusin ko yung expiration date?at ano po mga requirements?Gaya pa ba ng dati or yung passport na lang with my previous visa?tatakan po ba ulit yon or re-entry lang ilalagay nila?and lastly,possible ba ako ma denied or mas madali para sakin yung second time?worry kasi ako.nag stay ako dun for 10days.Thank u.

    1. Pwede ka na mag-apply uli kasi one time entry lang naman ang visa. So pag nagamit mo na eh expired na siya. Ang requirements eh gaya ng dati. Wala naman kasing multiple visa or re-entry for tourists. Mas madali daw yung second time na application pero siyempre depende pa rin sa purpose mo at sa mga isa-submit mong documents. Balik ka na kasi maga-autumn na ;p

      1. Thank u ms.betchay,plan q nga bumalik by november or december tmang tma s winter.Ng ngpnta kc me summer,humid ung pnhon with matching pag ulan-ulan. nainlove kc aq s korea,ang ganda2 tlga.nkktuwa din ung coex mall kc nsa ground floor ung shopping area.ano b twg dun s prng kulay red n stamp (square n maliit),merun kc nun ung invitation letter q eh.sna s 2nd time n pgpnta q jan mgkita tau.

        1. stamp… “dojang”
          Kung babalik ka by November or December… maximum na 3 months before ang pag-apply ng visa. So kung November ang balik mo pwede ka na mag-apply. Kung December naman eh by September or better yet October ang apply mo ng visa.
          Maganda ang end ng October lalo na at colorful na ang mga dahon at hindi pa sobra ang lamig. Hindi maulan at usually blue na blue ang langit.

          1. hi salahat jan sa inyo.pwde nyo ako 2longan pano mag punta sa korea,kasi ala po akong alam kung paano.sana poh ma2longan nyo ako kasi gusto kung mag trabho sa korea,kasi sa POEA ang bagal ng pag alis dun sana 2lungan nyo ako kung paano

      2. miss betchay pwede po b n tourist visa nlang kunin ko para mabilis.tpos dun nlang ako mgapply nang spouse visa?gusto ko n po ksi mkapunta agad sa korea.

    2. Good day Ms. Betchay!
      Nag-a-apply po kase ako ngayon para sa Tourist Visa Application ko. Pwede ko po bang malaman ang lahat ng requirements na kailangan kong dalhin sa embassy? Hindi po kase detailed ung nakalagay sa site nila eh. Pati po kase mga supporting documents eh gusto kong dalhin na din, since 4hrs away po ung embassy from my province. Saka po, ano po kaya ung mga posibleng dahilan para ma-deny ang isang Visa application applied by a Filipino resident…. And, gaano po katagal bago ma-release ung Visa at magkano po? Salamat po ng madame.
      Cheers,
      Jasmine

  13. Hello everyone. Could anyone help me with some information? I am an American citizen working as an English teacher in South Korea who has a girlfriend from Butuan, Philippines. I’ve visited her on a few occasions, but have very few holidays in my schedule. She just picked up her passport from the DFA and we are both new to this process. She would like to come and visit me in Pusan. I’ve a heard a few different things from each blog and site. I would like her to come in with a tourist visa and stay maximum number of days. 60? 90? I heard from a cab driver in Manila that it is easy to have her come for a 21 day stay and request an extension thereafter. I’ve also heard that she needs a letter of invitation, but that might just apply to Korean citizens. Does anyone know how long it takes for the visa process? what the requirements are? We are both very new to this process, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  14. hi, ask ko lng po kung madali lng b mkakuha ng korean visa s k2lad ko first timer? invite kc ko ng ate ko pra mka punta ng korea… thanks

  15. what are the requirements to get a tourist visa,, we have an invitation from our relatives in Korea.. they are in military actually,, please help before we go back and forth in manila thanks!!

  16. Hello po!!!! ask ko lang po kung kailangan ko pa ng visa going to jeju..wala po kasing direct flight going there kya sa incheon po ako magtatransfer o kya sa busan…tnx po…..:) tumatawag po kasi ako sa embassy kya lang po wala pong sumasagot….

  17. hello po ask ko lang po…galing po kc ako ng korea for almost 2yrs.and half,then my friend ask me na may nakukuha daw po na money coming from korean government,tanong ko lang po kung ano mga requirements para po dun,then ask ko lang po kung makukuha ko pa tax refund ko,kc wala po akong nakuhang tax refund nung nandun po ako,thanks po,i hope that you give me reply…GOD BLESS

    1. hi jenny! anong money? tungkol ba sa pension refund or tax refund? yung tax refund eh yearly binibigay yan… pagkakaalam ko sa pension refund eh binibigay nila bago umalis yung empleyado sa korea

  18. hello po, ask me lng if d magiging problem s pagkuha q ng korean visa because mar6, 2011 ang validity ng passport q and nid n nmin kumuha ng visa. magstay kmi s gyeongnam province,south korean for 3days only as government trip dated oct. 5-7, 2010. maaalangan n kc me s pagkuha ng passport renewal. maaaprub po kya visa q?
    thanks.

  19. hello po! maam betchay I would like like to ask po about sa rquirements sa tourist visa. kasi po yung ITR ku po e non taxable po,pwede din po ba yan? makakaaply po pa rin aku ng tourist visa kasi i’m planning to have 3 months vacation sa korea. thanks po sana po u will answer. ^^

  20. hi!ate betchay.nkpnta n po k ng korea.gs2 kna po uli bmlik dun invite kc po k ng kapatid ko.kaso po ng aply po uli ko ng visa ndenied po ko ano kya po nging problema kc kumpleto nman po requirements ko.natawag po ako sa embassy operator lang po nasagot.san kya po pwde tumawag ng may makausap po dun.kc tinatawagan dn po ng kapatid ko sa korea ganun din po operator nasagot.pls help me.enx

  21. mam betchay.tanong ko lang po ilan buwan po ba pwde uli kumuha ng visa pag na denied.at ano po mga klangan na requirments.kc po natawag ko sa korean embassy operator lang po lagi nasagot.

  22. hi miss betchay,
    my name is rose ,fiance ako ng korean guy ,gusto nia punta kmi korea,wer both here in the phil.bec.wer getting married na soon,he wants me to meet his parents for permission to get married in a filipina.so wat will the rquirements i need to go to korea?am i get tourist visa bec.im only his fiance..wat will be the requirements for that..

  23. im just waiting now for the releasing my passport ,by next month we plan to go to korea,so as soon as possible i need the requirements for getting visa..how to..i hope ur answer immediately..tnxx

  24. Hi po..I’d like to ask about the validity of F21 visa.I’m planning to apply for the visa this month but I might leave in March pa po or April..Do you think my visa is still valid then?Thank you po..

  25. hi ms. betchay.. plano po namin mag tour sa korea (seoul) gusto namin makitra in person ang lugar nila duon lalo na eng everland..dalawa po kami ng hipag ko ano po ba mge requirements ? stay lang po kmi ng 1month duon ok na..plss reply po.. thnks para po maasikaso namin agad mga kailangan thnx po and GOD bless u..

  26. Hi, ask ko lng po kung ano ang documents na kailngn ko, currently nka confine ang asawa ko sa hospital sa korea and nirerequest ng hospital ang family member na pmunta don para i-accompany ang asawa ko pauwi ng Philippines since ndi nila ppyag umuwi mgisa dhl sa condition nya. Wla akong coe or other documents na nbsa ko d2 since im a housewife. Meron bang easiest way to apply for visa in my case since kailangn kong mkpnta agad don para sunduin ang asawa ko. Please, im hoping for your reply. thanks

    1. mam d best po punta k u s embassy ng korea pr mas mbigyan k u ng detalyadong sagot s inyong problem naiintindihan ko po ung feelings n inaalala mo ung family member mo s ibng bansa

  27. hello,
    ask ko lang if sa pagaapply ba ng korean visa, kelangan within 3 months lang before your departure? if ang alis namin sa manila ay sa may 2011 pa, di pa ako pwede mag-apply ng visa, tama po ba? kelangan sa february/march 2011 pa?
    given na sa feb/march 2011 pa dapat, pano pag nadeny ka sa application? kelan ka uli pwede mag-apply para umabot sa target departure na may 2011? salamat in advance sa reply.

    1. hi james! oo hindi ka pa dapat mag-apply ng visa… mga march 2011 ang best time na mag-apply ka… pag na-deny ka wait ka ulit ng six months bago ka mag-apply… ganun talaga…

  28. how the processes of getting tourist visa?and what is all the requirements that i need to prepare for getting visa….do i need bank account for that?pls reply cuz I am going to get visa this week maybe or next week..thank you

  29. Hi there,
    question lang po. Im going to korea this coming oct 31 til nov.4 with my family, filipino citizen. Do i need to bring my 2 kids, 7 yrs old and 4 yrs. old to korea embassy in manila process my korea visa?

    1. Hi cindy! You don’t need to bring them when you apply for the visa, just their documents like passport, birth certificate and photos.

  30. hello po maam bechay..i am planning po to go to korea this december. then my interview po ba sa korean embassy pagka process ko sa visa ko? help poh…. thanks

    1. hi mary fe! usually walang interview… submit lang ng documents tapos bibigyan ka ng claim slip kung kailan mo kukunin ang passport mo… dun mo rin malalaman kung pasado ka o denied

  31. gud pm. talaga po wala na pong interview un? basta submit lang po ng mga requirements? plan kopo mag tour sa seoul kaso wala po akong alam na titrhan pagdating po ba duon madali lang maka hanap ng matitirhan like hotel? kailangan po ba magpareserve na kaagad o kahit pag dating nalang po duon at magtatanung tanong nalang?mga magkano po ba dapt ang pera sa bangko or cash on hand na magagastos ko kung 6days po ako dun?

  32. hello po maam betchay…thank you po sa mga information na ibinigay nyo…sobrang helpful…meron din po akong blog kasama nang kaibigan ko kaso bago lang kami nagsimula…kumuha po kami nang mga impormasyong galing sa blog niyo at we gave credits to your blog…sana po pag maging presentable na ang aming blog…bumisita naman ho kayo…

    1. hi shellmaprain! sure, just inform me the blog address so i could visit it… thanks din sa pagbisita ;p

  33. hi ms. betchay,ask ko lang kung ano requirements ng pagrenew ng korean passport d2 sa philippines,yung pamangkin ko kasi maeexpire na ang korean passport nya.he is 10 years old and he is studying here since grade 1 up to now that he is in grade 4.korean ang father and filipina ang mother.pero sa japan sya ipinanganak at dun na rin nanirahan ang family ng father nya sa japan.uuwi ang mother nya dito from japan para asikasuhin ang passport nya.meron din syang filipino passport kaya bale dual passport sya.kya ask ko lang kung ano ang mga requirements para madala na ng mother nya this coming oct.26,i hope you will answer this as soon as possible pls….. thank you very much…

  34. hello ms. betchay me again babes,pls. i need your reply as soon as possible about my question yesterday..pleaaaas……

  35. hello po ms. betchay ..madali lng po b mkpnta dyan at my age of 19 ? gusto ko po tlga pmnta dyan at magwork n po help nmn po pls pls pls ..meron n nmn po akong passport ..help nyo lng po tlga ako kung pno mkpnta dyan

      1. hi po pwede pong mag tanung gustu q po invite ung kaptid q 18 n po sya my passport n po sya tas ppdlahan q po sya ng invitition 4 tourist nuh pong ned n pang paper para makakuha ng visa

  36. hi, po ms. betchay tanx po 4 all the infos that you gve, sobrang nkatulong po sakin ng malaki yun, pag invite po ng kapatid ndi n hinahanapan ng bnk account, pero ok lng ok din nman sakin yun nkapag open din ako… tnx po ulit nkuha ko na visa ko

  37. hello po ulit ms. betchay, thanks po pla at napansin nyo po ung comment ko ..hehe ..tama po b pagkkaintindi ko n ang required n documents lng po ay depende s occupation mo ska purpose ng pagpnta s korea ..eh pnu po un wla p po akong experience magwork kc po i just graduated lng po last september 2010 and ang purpose ko po sna eh don po ako makakuha ng first job ko kc dream ko pu un n sa korea mkakuha ng first job..d po kya ako mdenied kung un po ung ssbhin kong purpose ko ng panpnta s korea if evee n mag apply po ako ng visa ?
    thankxs thanlxs po ulit ..hehe

  38. Ms. Betchay,keep up the good site,very informative.By the way, need to clarify something.the case is: my son has a korean girlfriend currently now here in the phils.her family already visited us here in Subic and is now inviting my son to visit Korea.I’ve browsed diff korean sites that gives info on visa requirements but just couldn’t decide which best fits our case.My son is 19years old,not working yet & no bank accounts.he is being invited by the family of her korean girlfriend and will sponsor him.I understand,with tourist visa,requires bank statement,ITR,coe but all of these we don’t have.he has his passport & some IDs.So,how could we process his visa?is there such a thing as “sponsoring” in south korea?would it be better that the korean family sponsoring him provides the documents instead?Badly need help,Ms betchay.Advance Thanks and More Power.

  39. Good morning po ask ka lng ho! sana if there is any reconsideration regarding for the payment of korean lang. test(EPS).kc po hindi po aq nakabayad ng test permit last sept.20 to 23.dahil wala naman po kasi post sa website ng poea kng keylan magbabayad except po yung nakasulat sa bullitine board nila na hindi ko naman po nabasa.tumawag na po aq sa kanila kng pwede pa ho magbayad sabi nila hindi na daw pwede.balak ko sana pumunta sa korean embassy baka aq matulungan.pleas give me an advice po.

  40. hi ako nga po pala si jean
    may asawa akong korean magtatanong po sana ako kung pano k magagawan ng visa ang anak k…hindi kc naka_apelyedo s asawa k ung anak nya ,ang gamit nyang apelyedo k ay sa akin,,,
    gusto ko po sanang kumuha nalang ng teorist visa para madala k xa s korea ngaun month

  41. Hi, I am enquiry here about Philippine Passport for my cousin in Manila, she wanted to go to South Korea with me (since I’m from Australia). She is already booked appointment for Korea embassy next month to get/apply a Philippines Passport, and then for SK visa, she’ll be doing it in April ‘cos I might be going to the Philippines first then visiting South Korea in May 2011. But what she told me about bank certificate. She said I don’t need a bank statement, just bank certificate. I have no idea what it looks like. That’s why my cousin really needs that bank certificate from me because I’m the one that will pay her expenses before we go to South Korea for 6-7 days. So I have to ask my local bank here in Australia about bank certificate that I don’t really know what it looks like. I thought if I have one but I don’t think I have. Do I really need to get a bank certificate and send a copy to my cousin she will need it? Please write back hehe… God bless.

  42. ask ko lng din poh pla ulit..if pde mg invite sa korea kht di korean citizen? i had a british bf na ngtuturo sa korea..what visa po ba pde ko kunin? tnx help me poh…

  43. Hi ms.betchay,
    Ask lang po sana kung what kind of doc’s ung ihahanda ko pag nag apply ng visa going to korea.My anak po ako at american citizen npo sya.Mas madali po bang mg apply if youhave a an american citizen na baby?

    1. @Ana Marie… your American citizen child can come to Korea without a visa for 30 days… so ikaw lang ang kailangan mag-apply ng visa

    1. Hi Joe,
      You can apply multiple entry visa if you have been to Korea 4 times within 2 years. Multiple entry visa is valid for 1 year.

      1. hello,im already a free visa but only for 3 monhs,do i qualified for muliple visa so i can stay longer than 3 months?what would be he requirements?do u have more info about his NABI?thanks

  44. hi mam i would like to ask you what shall we do because we plan to visit my husband who work in korea this coming april how can we get our visa im a goverment employee ,my husband is legally work their can you help us thank you so much.

  45. hi mam/sir,, good day po!!! ask ko lang po about sa marriage visa requirements for korea kc nakalagay dun isa sa mga requirements na police clearance or nbi clearance original & copy.. i want to inquire/sure kong accepted na ba if police clearance original lang ang meron ako wla po kc akong nbi..kc nkalagay dun (or) lang so it means between sa dalawa d po ba???? salamat

  46. Dear ma’am/sir, I just want to inform you that i had already finished my 6 years contract as an EPS… Now, i just want to know if there is any benefits and what are the requirements needed… Very truly yours, Redentor Due

  47. hell0, I would like to know the latest updates about entering south korea as a tourist,is there any advisory as we watch and hear the possible war between the north and south.i would like to know if it is still safe to enter or may be best question is IS THE EMBASSY NOT TO TIGHT TO GIVE VISA FOR TOURISTS?…hoping for a reply po…thanks

  48. good day,,,,i would like to know how to get a south korea police clearance since i work there for a year thank you………..hoping for your considiration reply thank again

  49. can anyone advise me?!
    i am visiting my filipina Fiance who works in Seoul since nov 2010, but she didnt get her korean ID card yet. i am planning to bring her dad, mom and daughter to celebrate christmas with us there on the 24th Dec. the agency they are applying at in Manila are saying its impossible to get the visa unless their daughter in seoul gets her korean ID 🙁
    knowing that i will be sponsering all the expensses, and the Air Tickets are already booked!
    i am far from Manila, and dont know if we still have the chance to make this happen!!

  50. gud evening ask ko lng kung ano mga recq. kung mag aaply ng tourist visa kasal ako d2 sa pinas .American army sya nka base sa korea aalis nsya sa korea so asap kilangan….SALAMAT

  51. h! po ,..ask q lng po kung pwede q gwan d2 ng korean passport ung bby q pra gmitin p blik ng korea kh8 d2 sya ipinanganak,..reply plz,….tn’x

    1. Hi Rose! Sorry pero hindi ko masyado naintindihan. Hindi ako bihasa sa text message style ng pagsulat, bawal kasi sa PEX ;p
      Pero ang pagkakaintindi ko eh pinanganak ang anak mo sa Pilipinas at Korean ang tatay? As long as legally married kayo ng tatay ng mga bata at recognized ng tatay ang mga bata eh pwede. Eto ang details from the Korean Embassy website:
      KOREAN PASSPORT APPLICATION
      (for child of Korean & Filipino parents, born in the Philippines)
      Requirements:
      1. Application Form for Passport
      2. 2 pieces passport-sized colored pictures
      – 3.5mm x 4.5mm
      – white background
      – must show the full frontal facial image of the child. both ears and the shoulders must be visible
      3. Photocopy of the Birth Certificate from NSO
      4. Passport photocopy of both parents
      5. Baby’s Basic Certificate (Gibonjungmyeongso: Korean pronounciation) – 1 photocopy
      6. Father or Mother’s Seal Certificate (Inkamjungmyeongso: Korean pronounciation) – 1 photocopy
      7. Authorization from Korean father or mother to allow the Filipino wife/husband to apply for Korean
      passport of their child. It should be in Korean characters. (Yeokwon Balgup Dong Uyseo: Korean
      pronounciation)
      * Note: The Korean father/mother should include the following information on his/her Authorization
      letter:
      – name of child
      – date of birth of child
      – name of Korean father/mother
      – date of birth of Korean father/mother
      – request of Korean father/mother to issue paasport to his/her child
      – signature of Korean father/mother & the date of signing the letter
      Fees: for electronic passport valid for 5 years – PHP1750.00
      Processing: 2 weeks
      Fees: for 1 year regualr passport -PHP 750.00
      Processing: 3 days
      Fees: for Travel Certificate valid for 1 month – PHP 350.00
      Processing: 1 day
      *Notice: After the Korean passport has been issued, there’s a need to apply for the necessary visa from the Philippine Immigration

      1. hi. i think your website is very informative. Im in Cebu. I would just like to know if I have to process this directly with the Korean embassy or I can course it through an agency. Can i download the application form? Your help is much appreciated.
        Best regards.

  52. hi can u help me plz. kung nkuhaan aq aq ng bf or fiance q ng paperwork sa korea tz send nio d2 sa phils.at pg ngpunta aq embassy,madali lng po ba aq mkakuha ng visa papunta dun??
    den about show mOney i dnt need to show mOney cuz they said they cost all from him bout paperwOrks..
    and mhhirapan po ba ako sa pgkuha ng visa to vist him in kOrea even ive been there..

  53. hi mam/sir just wanna know kung may possibility ba n mainvite ko ang mom n sister ko s korea my invitation letter n po ako since november im here at philippines with my hubby (american soldier)were leaving in january 8th back to korea mga ilang weeks po ba ang aabutin s papers nila??kindly response thnx!!!

  54. sir/madam,
    i have a korean nephew who was born here in the phils., he is now eighteen years old a second year college student of Saint Louis University, when he was born in 1993 his father often come here for 4 years, lost communication was the problem until now, my nephew wants to meet his father and needs moral and financial support from him, his mother and father meets in seoul in 1990, her mother works as a factory worker and unfortunately got pregnant and they both want a help from him the latest news about him is the father is in u.s homeland,his father’s name Kim Kwangtaek from puchon, inchon. hoping for your immediate response. thank you and more power. God Bless

  55. ask ko lang po…first time ko pong uuwi sa pinas 5 months pa lang ako d2..TNT po kc ako…pag po ba winter vacation pati sa airport wala din flight?…at way po sa pag uwi kung pano po ba pumasok sa airport sa incheon ganun din po yung pag lalabas?…mga anong buwan po kadalasan naguuwian ang mga pinoy sa pinas?

  56. hello po sir, ask ko lng po sana kung papano kukuha ng form, pra sa recommendition letter, kc po six years n ko this comming january, ehh papatanung ng amo ko.. kung san pedeng kumuha ng form..! pra sa maigawaan ako ng amo ko. ng recommendition letter, para sa pagbalik ko ng korea po sir,

  57. good afternoon po ask ko lang po kung may habol po ako sa korean national na napangasawa ko ikinasal po kami noong february 15 2008 pagkatapos po ng kasal he promised to get me here in philippines but then when he knows that i have a baby he cancelled my visa but yesterday i came to national statistics office i found out that were legally married so i want to find him and i need your help kung anu ang dapat kong gawin since wala na kaming kontak mag tthree years na sa february…pakihanap na lang po siya kung maari first na arrive nya dito sa pinas is february 13 to 17 im not sure of that date but im sure one of that date when he was here…i am arlene roldan de guzman and the korean name was kim tae yeong…please help me……if ever you found him i will give my number +639158225982 thank you

    1. Hi arlene! maraming pare-parehong pangalan sa Korea at kahit na legally married kayo sa Pinas, kung hindi niya ni-register pangalan mo as his wife dito sa Korea eh hindi rin honored ng Korean government ang kasal ninyo.

  58. hello ask ko lang poh.. paanu poh ba ang way papunta sa new embassy ng korea if dito ako sa makati nakatira? thanks

  59. tatanong ko lang po, pwede po bang magstudy ako sa seoul after i graduate here sa philippines?magcocontinue po sana ako ng medical course dun. my friend offers me to stay at their home in seoul, coz he’s planning to take up medicine too. what do i need? student visa? or what? wala po kase ako masyadong alam about legal matters. thank you. 🙂 i hope you can help me.

    1. hi trish! kailangan mo ng student visa… ask for the requirements from the university you’re planning to attend… kasi pagkaka-alam ko dapat marunong ka ng korean

      1. Hi maam betchay ask ko po sana qng ano po requirements sa pagkuha ng divorce paper sa korea ngtnt po kc q tapos d ko po nakuha ung divorse paper?

  60. Hi! tanong ko lang po kung ilan buwan or taon bago makabalik ulit dyan sa korea? exkorean po ako at ngayon nka apply po ako sa poea bilang manufacturing or factory worker..katatapos lang po namin ng 7KLT exam at nakapagpasa narin po akong med. cert.
    tnx a lot and more power….

  61. good day po. i just want to ask kong papaano po ako makakakuha ng police clearance sa south korea. i worked there for 5 years before and currently staying here in the philippines. i hope you send me the requirements of getting the police clearance and how to do it. hope you can help me madam! thanks a lot in advance!

  62. sir / madam itanong ko po sana kung paano ilakad ang visa ng anak ko dyan sa pilipinas ,asaawa po ako koreano ang anak ko ay inuwi ko dyan sa pilipinas. kasi po balikbayan ang tatak ng pastport nya kaya nag stay siya ng 1 year dyan sa pilipinas.paano po ba i extend ang visa ng anak ko?

  63. I just want to thank Ms.Betchay for this wonderful site.Looking back in Dec.2009 I was afraid to apply C3 visa (u know why..denied or not).I posted a one or 2 questions here that time & by thorough reading through this site, I have now free-entry visa to Korea. I called immigration yesterday and asked if for 4 times travel to Korea with C3 visa in 2009,can I get muliple visa if on my 5th travel on March 2011? The lady on the other side of the line said they dont give multiple visa for C3/tourist visa but you can enter Korea by showing to the immigration your 4 visas granted,no need to submit documents to the immigration in Phils. Since I have newborn infant,I need to apply my son’s visa since It’s his 1st time to Korea. So,even I can enter Korea w/o submitting docs to embassy,I need to apply/submit same docs for C3 visa with birth cert of my son.Happy New Year to all.Bless you more Ms.Betchay:)

  64. good afternoon po..magtatanong lang po…plano ko po sanang papuntahin ang anak ko d2 sa korea 8ys.old na po sya at d2 po sya pinanganak sa korea..bale ano po ba ang mga requirements na kailangan ng kr embassy,pati na din po requirements ng magsasama o maghahatid sa kanya d2 sa korea…ty po…

  65. good day po! ask ko lng po ano mga requirements for application of a tourist visa to Korea..i will be travelling there next month thank you

  66. Dear Maa’m & Sir
    Good morning po! ask lang po ako kung ano po ba ang requirement sa pag kuha po ng visa my husband are korean but he grow up in sweden but now he live’s in seoul korea..he got f-4 visa and his working in international school…im divorce for my first merriage i have divorce papers with me… and my korean husband we got married in hongkong,is that okay if i apply visa without NSO Merriage Certificate?
    marivic

  67. Good morning po! ask lang po ako kung ano po ba ang requirement sa pag kuha po ng visa my husband are korean but he grow up in sweden but now he live’s in seoul korea..he got f-4 visa and his working in international school…im divorce for my first merriage i have divorce papers with me… and my korean husband we got married in hongkong,is that okay if i apply visa without NSO Merriage Certificate? thanks po

    1. Hi Marivic! Is your marriage registered with the Philippine and Swedish governments? You’ll have to apply for a C-3 visa first and when you’re here, you could apply for the F-3 (dependent) visa.

      1. Hi Maam Betchay! Hindi ko pa po na registered yung marriage ko dito pinas but my Husband will registered in swedish embassy in seoul,gusto ko lang po sana kumuha ng visa pupunta ng korea,okay lang po ba na hindi galing NSO yung marriage certificate ko?kasi po sa hongkong lang kami kinasal ng husband ko,and my husband try to ask something what requirement he need to praper for me to get the visa? thanks for your time have a Good day!

  68. Hi ms betchay! my 2 sons ages 17 and 14 born filipino with korean father. Hindi pa cla registered sa korea, Ano ang mga requirements na dadalin ko sa korean embassy para maregister cla? Sa korea lang kami married ng father nila dahil may first marriage ako dito sa pilipinas…
    tyvm, josenoj

    1. Hi Josenoj! Yung unang kasal mo sa Pilipinas, hindi annul? Kung hindi na-annul ang unang kasal mo, hindi legal ang kasal mo sa Korea. Ano ba asawa mo, Korean ba? Sorry ha pero hindi naman kasi kumpleto detalye pero mas maganda kung kukunsulta ka sa abogado.

  69. hello poh
    ask ko lang poh if paano poh kung wala poh akong bank certificate at income tax,bali poh nag aaply poh me sa visa.sabi nman poh ng boyfriend ko siya na poh bahala sa kinakaylangan ko don sa korae….inaasahan ko po na mag reply u sa mensahe ko
    maraming salamat poh
    take care and god bless you

  70. gud evening po..itatanong ko lang po kng pwede ako mg aplay ng multiple visa nagsimula po ako mag tour sa korea noong oct.15,2006 ang last ko na punta dun ay noong april 21,2009.naka apat po aq na punta dun,cover pa po kaya ako ng year na iyan para mkaaplay ng multiple visa? marami po nagsasabi sa akin na pwede daw ako makakuha nito kaso malabo po sa akin kung paano at kung qualified ako,san po kaya ako pwede magpunta para makatulong sa akin?maraming salamat po at inaasahan ko po ang inyong kasagutan?

    1. Hi maricel, as far my memory could dig the words of a lady in SK embassy,she said that qualification is that ur C3 visa did not exceed 30days stay in Korea during your four travels within 2 yrs,then u can just go to airport and show the four visas (or more) that were granted by SK embassy.Verify pa rin sa kanila to make sure:)

  71. hi good day po,eps po aq at 1 yr n lng natirang visa q.nagvacation po aq d2 s pinas pra d2 manganak,ask q lng po kung pede q png i reg. ang baby q d2 s korean embassy s pinas? kung pede po ano po ang req.?pero single parent po aq hndi aq nagpakasal.tnx po

  72. madam/sir ask ko lng po kung anu ibig sabihin ng CLASSIFICATION DP OF OR…QUESTION #8 po yon sa application for visa…invite po kasi ako ng uncle ko n us marine.tnx

  73. Hi madam,
    I want to ask that what kind of document that I’m going to prepare go to Korea because my fiancé want me to visit Korea… he is a Korean and he is a single…I’m Filipina I’m a single…he want me to induce to his family before we were going to marry here in Philippines..Please tell me what I should prepare…

    1. hi jhoy! you’ll need to apply for a tourist visa… please find the requirements at the SOUTH KOREA TOURIST VISA FAQ link above
      good luck to you… that’s what i did before and i got denied

  74. hi po…wla po bang pag asa n iregister q ang baby q d2 s korean embassy khit n single parent aq pero my visa pa po aq n eps.pls. help..thnkz

  75. hi! mam. tanung q lng po ano po ba ang kayilanagn or requirements para kumuha nang tourist visa sa korea mahirap po bang kumuha matagal q na po kasing balak pumunta tns po.

    1. Hi rizalyn! Click mo yung link na “South Korea Tourist Visa FAQ” sa taas ng blog… nandun lahat info na kailangan mo… good luck sa ‘yo

  76. Hi good day!
    I been there in korea last 2009. i just wanna ask what are the other requirements. coz i planning to go there again this april 2011
    Thank you,

  77. Dear Sir/Madam,
    Good day.
    My sister is there in Sheol South Korea, and she wanted to hire our younger brother to help her husband to work in their farm. Could you please give me the requirements for my brother to be prepared? Hoping your favorable response.
    Thank you very much.
    May God bless us always.
    In Christ love,
    Fr. Boboy.

  78. good day ms betchay,i would to know how many days can i get the visa after the interview in korean embassy?tnx

    1. hi cherielyn! For a tourist visa, it takes about 5-7 business days (one whole week) after submitting your application. There is usually no interview for tourist visas.

  79. Hello,
    good morning po..may mga katanungan po ako na sana po ay matugunan…kasal po ako sa koreano at my isang anak.,Galing na po kami sa korea nung 2005 pero hindi po kami nagtagal dun ng anak ko at umuwi kami sa pinas.bago kami umuwi ng pinas inayus ng husband ko ang visa namin F-2-1 ngayon pero umuwi kami kagad ng anak ko..pano po yun if babalik po kami sa korea panibago visa po ba ulit komi or continue po yung dati visa namin? balak ko rin po sana mag ayos ng papel papuntang korea kasama ang anak ko.ano po ba ang kakailanganin kong mga papeles.?
    salapat po..

    1. Hi Marneli! Two years lang kasi ang validity ng visa, di ba? So kung expired na visa mo, kailangan mo uli mag-apply ng visa. Sabihin mo sa asawa mo na ipadala niya ang financial documents, invitation letter at family register kung saan nakalagay ang pangalan mo as his legal wife. Yung anak mo ba Korean citizen? I mean, ang passport ba niya ay Korean?

      1. Hi po Ms.Betchay..Two years po ang validity ng F21 visa po?Nakapunta ako ng Korea June 2011 under F21 visa at bumalik ako ng pinas after a month..Does that mean valid pa po ang visa ko?Salamt po..Confuse po ako sa validity..

      2. Hi mam betchay,
        good afternoon po…Una po sa lahat nais ko pa magpasalamat saiyong pagtugon sa ‘kin katanungan.Yung tungkol po sa anak po namin phil.passport po ang gamit pa nya kc dito ko sa pinas isinilang ang anak ko.Sa ngayon po nag inquire na po me sa korean embassy ’bout po sa kakailanganin ko papeles tulad po ng sabi mo mam may mga papeles ako kailangan ipadala sa akin ng husband ko as his legal wife….Sa ngayon po yung anak ko nais po nya makapagtapos ng elementary dito sa pinas at ako na lang po ang pupunta sa korea para matulungan ang mother inlaw ko sa tahanan at makahanap rin ng trabaho dun.Nais ko po sana itanong ulit kung madali lang ba makahanap ng trabaho pagdating ko dun sa tulad ko di pa masyado bihasa sa salita nila?Sana po makahanap rin ako ng trabaho dun para makatulong din sa akin asawa.
        marami salamat po.
        marneli

  80. gud day ms betchay,ask ko lang bakit denied ako kahit kinuha nila requirements ko pati passport at nagbayad pa ako ng visa fee..i would like to know whats the problem?and what they want addional requirements…because i submitted all the requirements they want…i have no any idea..

  81. SIR/MAAM, Pwede po ba akung mag visit sa mga friend kung mga korean?ano po ang mga requirments ?tnx and GOD BLESS US.

  82. hello po…ask ko lang po kung pano kumuha ng visa papuntang south korea..i was invited by a korean friend for a month vacation there so she sent me an invitation letter and a photocopy of her ID in korea..aside from that po, ano pa po ang mga needed documents.thanks po.

  83. hi mam,ask ko lang po kung anio po ba ang requrements kapag mag tour sa south korea …estudyante po kc ako e…merom po ba akong kailangan kunin na letters para sa school ko……tanung ko din po paano po kung pupunta muna ako ng singapore then ska po ako pupunta ng south korea kailangan po ba dt manggaling ung visa ko?….pa reply na lang po sa e mail add ko…..thank you po….

  84. hi ako po si michelle bisaya po ako,ngtry po akong mgtanong sa inyo kung ano po an requirements pag pa interview po ako sa korean embassy kasi po gusto ko pong mg asawa ng korean,,malapit na pong pupunta ang syota kong koreano, punta kami kaagad sa korean embassy para mainterview doodn pero di ko po alam ang rwquirements tulungan nyo po ako at tska po, ilang oras matapos ang interview? anong araw ang interview mangyayari ?

    1. hello michelle!
      ang naaalala ko lng na dala ko nung for intrvw plng kmi ng hubby ko eh passport namin ni hubby. tska you need to organize na in writing kung papano kayo nag meet ng korean bf mo hanggang nag decide kayo pkasal (lahat ng detalye).
      Ang pgkakaalam ko eh every aftrnoon ang intrvw (u may call the embassy bka may changes). You should go to the embassy early in the morning to fill up forms at pra ma-sched kayo the same day for intrvw. Don’t worry about the othr requirements kc hindi mo pa kakailanganin yun during the intrvw. You can find the list of requirements sa waiting area ng embassy. Kakailanganin mong ma secure mga ‘to when you come back to apply for F2-1 visa (aftr marriage).
      The interview is just short (mga less than 10 mins per couple) pero depende yan sa kung na satisfy ang consul sa answers nyo ni bf mo. Kung hanggang kelan mtapos eh depende sa dami ng couple intrviewees. Sabay kc lahat ng couple i-intrvwhin (sa amin last time was approxmtly 3:30pm-4:30pm). Aftr the intvw, ska ibibgay ang “Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” (discretion ng consul).

      1. Mga ‘to pla dala ko noon:
        ** 1 pc passport size ID picture
        ** Photocopy of your passport
        ** Original passport
        Tip: damihan mo na passport-size ID pic at photocopy ng passport mo at ni hubby kc marami ka pag-gagamitan in the future.

  85. Hello Ms. Betchay, ask ko lang po kung magkano po kailangan n amount sa bank certificate for me to approve my tourist visa, thou my friend there in korea will shoulder my expenses. tnx for the immediate response. God Bless

  86. hi maricel!
    Pupwde ka mag bus (AYALA) tapos sabihan mo yung konduktor na paki-para sa babaan na papuntang Korean Embassy. Upo ka lng malapit sa driver. Pgkababa mo, tatawid ka niyan papuntang paradahan ng jeep (going to market market / market mall). Sabihan mo yung driver ng jeep na ibaba ka sa pinakamalapit na daan papuntang Korean Embassy. Or pupwde ring mag taxi ka na from ayala pgkababa mo sa bus (lakad ka lng ng konti para mkakuha ng taxi).
    Dati kc from market market nagta-taxi ako papuntang embassy at na try ko din mag taxi from ayala going to the embassy.
    Sana mkatulong info ko.

    1. ask ko lang po kung anu ang ibig sabihin ng family relation certificate ?iyan po ang hinihingi ng korean embasy saken.

  87. ma’am im getting married on march then my husband is a US army deployed in korea,then after the wedding were planning to get tourist visa in korea..my passport only is when im still single can i used that to get tourist visa or should i change my passport for being married what i mean should i used already my husband surname in the passport if i apply visa..?please help me maam

  88. hell po ms. betchay…im planning to go to korea and look for some work. ask ko lang po. madali po bang matutunan ang korean language? salamat po and GodBless!

    1. hi julianne! i wouldn’t advise you come here to look for work without the proper papers… wala kang proteksyon…

  89. hi maricel.. ang naaalala ko, pag galing sa ayala to korean embassy nsa less than 100 (80-90 yata … di ko na msyado ma remember).. pero from market market to embassy e 40-50 lang.

  90. HI, I went to korea last december for a 10 days vacation…now i am applying for tourist visa again. My problem is my fiancee put 59 days in his invitation….will it be ok ? do u think it will get approved fast? how many percent that it will get approved…just being nervous like the first time i applied….
    thank you….

  91. hello ms betchat may tatanong lang ako kakasal ko sa korean girl d2 ko sa korea kaso dko lm ano lahat kailangan and baka umuwi kme jan this may sama ko gf ko about jan sa kasal no lahat kailangan namin and kailangan nya or pede ba ko hindi n umuwi jan d2 nalang eprocess mga kailangan pede ba yun?

  92. Hi ms betchay! mag-aaply na po ako ng visa within this week i was wondering if there is a certain amount of “show money” — although i was able get na ung bank certificate ko and complete na din ung ibang requirements. First time to go to Korea 🙂

  93. hi mam betchay ask ko lng po sna kung anu yung requirements s pgkuha ng working visa pinapasok po kc ako ng ate ko s work nya factory kzo tourist lang po yung visa ko now savi po ng companya nila dpat muna akong umuwi ng pinas eh next wek po pauwi na ako ano nga po ba dpat kong gawin pra mkakuha ng working visa slamat po,..

    1. hi rose! oo dapat kang umuwi ng pinas kasi hindi nag-aallow ng change sa working visa pag tourist… kailangan mo i-process ang visa sa pilipinas…

  94. mam betchay
    ,.yung company po b pnapasukan ko ang mag aayus ng working visa ko hindi rin po kc nla alam kung panu at saan mauumpisa,.tnx po sna magresponse po kau agd,.tnx po

  95. hello po..
    ask ko lng plan ko sana mg apply ng tourist visa s south korea because my husband ( a Filipino) is working there and mg exit nko d2 s saudi jeddah i tried here kso they need a requiremnts from saudi chamber here and ng ask nko but mdyo malbo kc nga exit nko d2…plan ko sana by end of march 2011 or april 2011 me mg apply s embssy ng korea s pinas..can u help “some details” n pwede me mg stay even up to 3 months lang ( ung mern me chances as positive result n mkpnta me) just to be with my hubby kc newly wed lang kmi last june 2010..he can’t get his vacation this year hopefully kht ako n lng sana mkpnta don to visit him..alam ko hirap mkkuha ng visa s korea pero im still hoping n mkpg visit me sknya..thanks

    1. hi ana! mag-apply ka as a tourist pero wag 3 months ha… kung E-9 visa ng hubby mo medyo mahihirapan ka pero kung E-7 naman mas madali kang makakuha ng tourist visa at pwede mo pa ipa-change sa F-3

  96. hellow po,tanungin kuh nga po kung anu requirements if invite kuh parentskuh dito korea? anu po ung mga dapat n iforwadr nmin at anu pu ung dapat n iprepare ng parents kuh?ilan days po ang pa visa ng parents?

  97. itong april namin cla invite parents kuh… thanks po pala kc alam kuh n ung bagong address ng korean embassy

  98. ask ko lang po sana if anung meaning nung stamp sa passport visa ko na 68-(1)na tinatkan ng immigration bfore i arrive in the phil.makakabalik po ba agad ako ulit ng korea…thanks alot po…

  99. mam betchay
    tnanong n po nmin yung immigration d2 s jeju south korea d daw nla alam kung panu at anu yung requirements pra magkaron ng working visa,.kau nlang po sna ang iaask ko kung pwde tnx po,..

  100. Sophie
    Hi gud evening po,French passport po ako,gusto ko lang malaman kung kailangan ko pa ang visa,kase gusto ko lang makita ang friend ko.nag stay na ako noon 2years,worried lang ako baka nag bago na ang rules,kaya nagtanong muna bago ako bumili ng ticket.thx po.

  101. to the person who did not give visa to my Mom,
    dear sir/ma’am,
    I am a Fipilina, but korean citizen, my mom been to Korea 3 times, but I need her help again coz I am giving birth this coming
    March, how come they didn’t give her a visa??? I am going to make a complain to the immigration here in Korea and let them know that all Koreans who are working in the Philippine Embassy are just stealling money from all the people who applied visa but they denied them. In the American Embassy, they wont get your money unless they give you visa, while in Korean Embassy,they get your money and they wont give you visa. This shit needs to fix up, Imma gonna write all broadcaster in the philippines and
    publish in the news this shit happening and also in the TV news,
    sa mga kababayang pinoys/pinays, wag kayong magpapaapi sa mga magnanakaw na mga korikong na andyan sa embassy, lalaban kayo, walang mang-aapi kung walang nagpapaapi….

  102. i am a soldier, working in korea, i wanted to invite my mother-in-law here but they didnt give her a visa, i got pissed off, coz they never do that in the amreican embassy, they wont keep any applicants money unless they give them visa, and why only korean embassy do this shit??? I am going to make a complain to legal office here in Korea, and tell them change all the workers
    in that embassy…. Koreans are thief wtf

  103. hi..Ms.Bechay
    gusto ko lang po malaman pano ako makakakuha ng police clearance and police report sa korea???andito n po ako sa pilipinas. nag work po ako dun for 6months.. kelangan ko po kasi un para s bago kung inaaplayan..help me namn po kelangang kelangan ko lang po..salamat po ms.bechay wait ko po response nio.. godbless

  104. hi mam betchay,ask ko lang po,dati po ko ngawork sa korea pero andito napo ko ngayon sa pinas.naka pasa po ako sa klt7 nung exam nasa jobrooster na po ako yun nga lang waiting pa hangang ngayon ng employer. may bf po akong koryano.pwede po ba akong mga painvite sa kanya papunta ulit ng korea at ano po ang dapat gawin.sana po matulungan nyo po ako.

  105. Hi Betchay,
    I was hoping you can give me an answer. I would like to visit South Korea… And i already been there before for 4 years and i had a mutiple re-entre visa back then. I visited few more country. Now i have a friend in South Korea who would like me to come and visit. Is it possible for me to get a visitors visa? And what do i need? maybe it’s too hard? If you have any idea about this. Hope you can help me. Hope to hear from you. Thanks…

  106. hello po sa inyo… help nmn po. last jan.14, 2010 nag apply po ko ng tourist visa, i was 18 that time at denied po ang result… meron nmn po akong invitation letter from a korean and nakaindicate din po dun na sila mag sponsor ng lahat ng expenses ko. tinanung ko anu po nging poblema pero wala nmn ako nakuha sagot. i have more than 100k on my bank account that time. siguro po dahil sa age ko? and wala po kc ako ITR? ngayon po, nagpaplanu po ulit ako mag apply ng tourist visa this coming april after my 20th birthday, ask ko lang po kung anu dapat ko gawin kc wala po akong maiprepresent na ITR kc sa insurance company po ako nagwowork at wala po akong binabayaran n tax kasi commision basis po kami. panu po kaya yun??

  107. hi ms betchay,need your help.I’m married with korean and we have two kids im planning to invite my brother to help me to taking care of my baby.I was gived birth on January 1.2011 and no one of my sister can help me beacause they are all busy in their own family.My only one brother who can help me because my mother was taking care of my father who is sick.Is there a chance to have a visa from the embassy?If I will request for 6months stay here how much its cost and is there a chance to get visa?I will send all the requirements to my brother.Thank you.

  108. hi….!tanung ko lang sana kung anu anu?ang requirements sa korea embacy inimvite kc ako ng ng ate ko don may asawa syang koreano!korean citizen na sya eh firstime ko kasi mag tourist sa korea!pls answer me!thank you!

    1. eto…
      FOR KOREAN’S SISTER/BROTHER-IN-LAW (sister or brother of a Filipino married to a Korean)
      Birth Certificate of the applicant
      Korean’s Marriage History Certificate (issued within 3 months)
      Korean’s passport photocopy (first page)
      Married Filipino’s passport photocopy (first page)
      Married Filipino’s NSO Marriage Certificate
      Invitation Letter from the Korean national
      If applicant is employed, submit Employment Certificate, BAnk Certificate and ITR

  109. hi baka naman meron gusto dyan mag reply about sa tanung ko?tanung ko lng naman po kung anu ang requirements sa tourist sa korean invite ako ng ate ko!pls tell me…..and tanung ko kung mahigpit ba ngayun?

  110. would like to ask if possible to get 1 way ticket only going back to korea,my mom visit korea once and she got sojourn status she can stay korea till sept 30.she just comeback to philippines last feb.20 and going back to korea on march 27 again.can u tell me if we can buy just one way ticket?i try to call korean embassy for 2hr but they dont answer me and the line if transfer nobody pick up the call and i return again and again.

  111. Hi Ms. Betchay!
    I will be applying for a tourist visa going to Seoul Korea. May round trip ticket na po ako at sa katapusan ng April ang alis ko kung saka sakali makakuha ako ng visa. I am currently employed po at aware ako na kelangan ko magpasa ng ITR kaso po “work from home” ako dito sa Pinas ng isang Law Firm sa US at wala po ako ITR. Meron po akong US B1/B2 visa na valid for 8 yrs pa. naka byahe na din po ako ng US dahil pinadala ako ng company ko doon 2 yrs ago. may 10 na tatak na din passport ko (9-Asia and 1-US). kakabyahe ko lang din po last Feb at last week. The other requirements meron po ako except sa ITR. Makakaapekto po ba ito sa application ko? ano po dapat ko gawin? Please advise. Thank you and God bless 🙂

  112. Hi, I was denied my visa application just today. Submitted all necessary requirements but I still got denied. Was recently employed last October 2010 with a salary that can fund my trip but sadly I was still denied, funny.
    Will appeal my application tomorrow. Just wanted to ask if there are any other ways to have my visa approved. Have a return flight na and hotel confirmation. I don’t get it why they’d deny me, while my 2 friends who I’ll be with on our trip, na-approve.

    1. Hi Gino! It might be because you haven’t been working in your company for a long time that’s why they denied you a visa. Sometimes it’s not really the salary nor the money in the bank that would convince the consul. When I applied for a tourist visa the first time, I also got a denial despite having all the documents they required including a notarized invitation letter. Better luck next time.

    2. Hello, Gino! I too got denied of a tourist visa last year. I was invited by my fiancé (now husband) for me to see what and how my life would seem to be when I move to Korea. I submitted all the required docs. All were original ones. My employment certificate was even printed on the official paper of our company. It contained company logo, address, phone numbers, and the signature of our HRD VP. I also submitted the authenticated invitation letter of my husband, citing that he is going to shoulder all the expenses. The company I used to work in is big, world class, and no. 1 in its industry. I have worked there for 11 years. I was receiving a salary in a confidential category. But still, I was denied of a visa. My husband called the embassy then and found out that the fault was on my bank certificate. I was wondering then how much do I need to have when I had much more than some of those who were approved. It was hard to accept as everything was ready – from luggage, clothes to wear, place to stay, and the itineraries in Korea. I just got to learn to accept it later and just thought that it wasn’t meant to be.

  113. Good day po.tanong kulang po,ilang days ang processing ng visa? Kc po ikakasal po ako sa korea april 30.salamat po.sana masagot nyo agad..god bless

  114. ma’am. advise lng po. ano po ba ilalagay ko sa purpose of stay in korea. baka kasi ma deny ako kng magpa dalos2x. F2-1 po yung ina-applyan kong visa. plsss. reply

  115. tanong ko lng pagkinuha nila ung papers m at kinuha pati bayad sa visa at sinabi balik sa sunod n linggo ibig sabihin siguradong mkakuha k ng visa;;;;;;

  116. RAQUEL
    GANDANG GABI PO,ITATANONG KO LNG PO SANA KONG OK LNG PO SA KOREAN EMBASSY N MGINVITE NG NANAY AT KAPATID DITO SA KOREA?KASI PO IINVITE KO SANA N UNG NANAY KO DITO KASI MANGANGANAK PO AKO SA JUNE 10,2011 EH!KAILANGAN KO NG KASAMA.NGAUN UNG NANAY KO TAKOT DAW MGISA MGBIYAHE 52YAER OLD PO ANG NANAY KO PWEDE PO BANG ISAMA SA INVITATION ANG KAPATID KO PARA MY KASAMA UNG NANAY KO PUNTA DITO?ND PO B SILA MADEDENAI KNG SAKALI PO INVITE KO SILA? KASI FIRST TIME KO LNG DIN MGINVITE DITO SA KOREA.
    ASK KO DIN KNG ANO UNG MGA REQUIREMENTS NA KAILANGANIN NILA SA KOREAN EMBASSY SA PAGIINVITE SA KANILA,,,SANA PO MABASA NYO AGAD ANG MESSAGE KO KASI KAILANGAN KONG MALAMAN AGAD ANG INYONG KASAGUTAN PO KASI NEXTWEEK KU2HA NA PO AKO NG INVITATION LETTER NILA.MARAMING SALAMAT PO.

    1. Hi raquel! Eto yung mga requirements:
      para sa nanay mo…
      PARENTS OF A FILIPINO NATIONAL MARRIED TO KOREAN
      Korean Family Census issued within the last 3 months (original)
      Korean’s Passport photocopy
      Daughter’s Passport photocopy
      Daughter’s NSO marriage Certificate
      Invitation letter from the Korean National
      para sa kapatid mo…
      FOR KOREAN’S SISTER/BROTHER-IN-LAW (sister or brother of a Filipino married to a Korean)
      Birth Certificate of the applicant
      Korean’s Marriage History Certificate (issued within 3 months)
      Korean’s passport photocopy (first page)
      Married Filipino’s passport photocopy (first page)
      Married Filipino’s NSO Marriage Certificate
      Invitation Letter from the Korean national
      If applicant is employed, submit Employment Certificate, BAnk Certificate and ITR

  117. dear betchay,
    i will be travelling to Seoul as tourist with my wife and baby. on the visa application form, do we apply as family (i.e. family members travelling with me are indicated in the form already) or does she have to apply on her own (i.e. she is also employed also). what about the visa for our baby (i.e. less than 2 years old)? thanks

  118. maraming salamat po sainyong pag sagot sa aking katanungan.mam,betchay
    meron pa po akong katanungan sAINYO ulit
    po,ung ipa2gawa ko bang invitation sa kanila ay pwedeng pagisahin o tagiisa sila ng bawat invitation letter.at magkano po ngaun ang singil nila sa pagaapply ng visa.maraming salamat po,

  119. madam,gud pm po.ask lng po ako.kami po yung mga nakatapos ng 6yrs sa korea.may pgasa pa po ba makabalik ulit?or kung pwede n po bang dna mgtake ulit ng klt?saan po ba kmi pwede komunsulta?thank you very much.god bless!!!

  120. hi Mam Bechay.
    May japanese boy friend po ako, lagi po sya pumupunta dito sa Pinas to visit me. Gusto nya po sana punta kmi Korea kahit 3 days lang.Madali lang po ba ako makakuha ng visa? Mahihirapan po ba ako?

  121. hi ate bechy ask ko lang po kasi yong re entry ko po ay tapos na nong march2009,asawa ko po ay koreano gusto na ng asawa ko bumalik sa korea pero iiwan ko dito yong anak namin para mag school.ano po ba ang gagawin ko maka kuha pa po ba ako ng re entry ulit pa balik ng korea?ano po ba ang mga requirements?

  122. Joie
    Hi po mam betchay
    Ask ko lang po kung pweding ma imvite ako ng brother ko n working 6yrs in korea up to now. As tourist po dun?
    Mkkakuha poba ako ng visa? hope for your reply.
    thanks po.

  123. hello po good po nakita ko po yung sites nio and marami na rin po kayo natulungan at sana rin po matulungan nio rin po ako,magtatanong lng po sana ako bali married po ako sa US army kinasal po kmi sa dito po sa pilipinas,ngaun po nakadistino po yung asawa ko sa iraq at yung parents in law ko po nsa korea po ngaun bali US army rin po kasi ung byenan kong lalake at yung byenan kong babae koreana po,iniinvite po nila ako pumunta sa korea kasi gusto po nila makita ung apo nila kaso natatakot po ako na baka madeny ako kasi nun nsa korea po ako dati nagrunaway po ako at balak sana na dun na mgpakasal kaso diko po hawak passport ko,pumunta po ako sa philippines embassy sa korea at kumuha po ako ng travel document para makauwi dito sa pinas pero before nun dumaan muna po ako sa immigration sa korea sa airport para makauwi po ako..ano po kaya ang mngyayari po sakin mabibisahan kaya po ako..nagpadala na po yung byenan ko ng invitation letter at army record nia para makuha po kami ng anak ko..ano po kaya mangyayari sakin sana po matulungan nio po ako…

  124. good am po mam bechay ask ko lang po sana kung anong requirements ang need ko ksi po iniinvite po ako ng parents in law ko sa korea and US army po sya ano po mga papers ang kailngan kong dalin para sakin at sa baby ko.nagpadala n po sya sakin ng invitation letter and military order na and copy ng ID nia bukod po dun ano pa po kaya papers ang need ko?thank u po sana po matulungan nio po ako

  125. hi miss betchay
    ask k lang po if i am unemployed dito sa pinas tas iniinvite po ko ng pinsan ko doon sa korea for a visit?
    ano po ang mga kelangan ko na dalahin sa embassy?

  126. mam, tanong ko lang po kung saan nag papatranslate ng police clearance at contract galing sa South Korea? nasa South Korea po ngayon ang asawa ko. kailangan po nya ng police clearance since we are applying as one family to Canada. Binigyan po sya kaso po nasa Korean language. San po kaya? Dyan po sa embassy? salamat po. sana po masagot nyo ito kailangan na po kasi namin by last week of April. salamat po and God bless!

  127. Good morning, just want to know how much am I going to pay if I will get a police clearance from your embassy as one of the requirements in applying to Canada. Thank you very much!
    God bless!

  128. hi mam betchay,tanong ko lng po kung my pag asa pa ako makabalik ng korea kc po ang passport ko po ay natatakan ng immigration ng korea ng 67-1.ng pauwi na po ako d2 sa pinas.mabigyan pa kaya po uli ko ng visa.invite lang po kc ko ng kapatid ko may pag asa pa po kaya ako makabalik ng korea.one year na po ang nakalipas gusto kuna po ulit mag aply ng visa di kaya po un maging problema.inaasahan ko po ang sagot nyo.salamat po.

  129. .,i’m not used to commute..i don’t know how to go there..what should i take if i’m coming from tagaytay?please help..i’ll go there tomorrow..

  130. hi good afternoon, ask ko lng po kung ano2 mga requirments? kc po my darating po ko nvitation gling s ate ko dis week.. thanks a lot

  131. Hi! I’m Cecelia I just would like to ask a simple question, me and my fiancée are planning to get married and I want to know if I would still need a visa to go to Seoul Korea. My fiancée is a US army and he is assigned in Korea. Your answer would be very helpful.
    🙂

  132. Pasend po kung pano magpunta sa korian embassy,,manggagaling po ako ng cavite ano po ang bus na pwdi kong sakyan?pls reply bukas po kasi pupunta nako!!tnx po

  133. hi po madam!gusto ko po sana mag tourist sa korea, ano po ba ang mga requirements first time ko pa lang po mag travel kung sakali? please help me send my email address…thank you so much

  134. raquel
    maam betchay,
    sure ko lng po kng parehas po ng ate ko at nanay ko na maaprobahan ng visa nilang dalawa kng iinvte ko sila dito sa korea,sa aking panganganak.kasi kinakabahan ako n bka my isa sa kanila n madenai.gusto kng malaman para alm ko po ang aking gagawin sa pagiinvite nila.sana masagot nyo po ito agad ang aking mensahe.maraming salamat po.

    1. hi raquel! sorry pero hindi naman tayo consul para malaman kung 100% na maa-approve visa ng nanay at ate mo ;p kailangan lang talaga na mag-apply ng visa para malaman… kasi kung hindi eh hindi rin natin malalaman… pero usually naman sa mga nag-apply na kamag-anak eh nabibigyan ng visa

      1. hello!ask ko lang kc nag punta ako ng korea last july 2010 but nag over stay ako ng 20 days tinatakan ako ng 68-1 then after a month nag apply ulet ako for tourist visa but my visa denied.after 6 months daw ako pwede mag apply ulet.after 6 months po ba may possibility na ba na ma bigyan ako ulet ng visa?kc tpos na yung penalty ko?or my possibility na ma denied ako ulet?hope to hear from you mam betchay or any one here na may alam

  135. ask ko lang po kung pwede uling bumalik ang dating mutiple visa,na nahuli sa factory.ang sabi po nila 1yr.bago makabalik totoo po ba un?do they have to apply visa again sa same passport kahit di na ito i renew..your reply will be a good help..tnx

  136. hi mam betchay, kddating lng po ng invitation gling s ate ko nsa korea po sya ngaun.. ano2 po b mga requirments kpag invitation po? tnx

  137. pwede po ba mag tanong pwede po ba mamakuha yung pamangkin ko ng visa kahit d ko sya ka ipelyedo kasi wala na ksi mma ko at wala ksi mag aalaga sa akinpag nanganak ako hirap ksi ako lang kasi nabinat ksi ako dito ayuko na maulit ngyari sa akin buntis po kasi ako pangalawa kaya gusto ko mag invite ng pamangkin kasi ako lng ang mag isa may anak pa akong isa 4 yrs old wala ksi mag aalaga d rin po kasi pwede yung mga biyanan ko nasa malayong lugar sila eh dito sa korea at matanda na rin ksi yung biyanan ko mayinaalagan din ksi syang asawang matanda na din po…sana naman po mapagbigyan ako ng embassy ng korea…sana bigyan nila ng importante yung hinihingi ko kasi importante nmn po ito wala na ksi malapitan para sa panganganak ko now july sana mapagbigyan nyo ako plss

  138. ..wala ksi akong kapatid na babae d naman po pwede ppa ko matanda na rin po ksi d naman po pwede yung kapatid kong llaki kasi walang mag babantay sa ppa kosila nalang ksi dalawa sa pinas naninirahan pls

  139. hi po nag apply ako ng visa sa embassy nung narelease sya [c31] ung visa error po ba yun or ok lang yun?

  140. Hi! I tried to call the Korean embassy to ask something but unfortunately no one answered. Would you mind to answer my inquiries? It’s my first time to travel abroad and I really want to go in Korea. My brother works there for five years and I want to visit him, is there anything he can do? Like letters or something? And what are the requirements needed? If you don’t mind can you send the answer to my email? A BIG THANKS TO YOU!:D

  141. pwede po b malamn kung paano ko punta s korean embassy philippines?need ko alien card number ko? nlimutan ko kc..tnx po

  142. hi mam betchay! im planning to apply for a student visa. Meron na po akong admission letter from the school and all other requirements required for a student visa like bank statement and bank certificate, diploma, birth certificate, invitation letter. what are the things that i need to add to have a higher passing rate to get a visa? sayang po kasi ive paid for six months na tution fee and all other expenses.. housing etc.. may maliit po akong business sa amin.. so i need to include it? anyway i have all necessary documents for my business.. thank you po!

  143. hi! maam Betchay,
    iwould like to ask something , when appying F2-1 visa meron pa bang medical examination? and what should i do first? mag pa medical muna ako bago mag apply ng visa….?.. please answer my question as soon as possible.

  144. c elma po ulit to kelangan din po bp ang land title, property contract lease,bank certificate, property tax, income tax retun etc. lhat b yan kelangan? pkisgot lng po sn mga ktnungan q tnx po.

  145. hi im yoori hope makuha q ng korean visa to vissit in korea soon i wanted to see my father if does ok i hagve only his name n im planning to go to the embbassy to have an information how to have a visa to korea

  146. Hi Betchay, hope to hear from you on this.
    I am planning to go to korea this october (my 2nd time) and from there I will visit Japan. I have a RT ticket Japan-Korea (courtersy of AsiaMiles). My orig plan is to go back to Korea from Japan and then fly back to the Philippines. Do I need a separate visa although I do not intend to go out of the airport upon arrival from Japan, I would have my onward ticket then to the Philippines.
    If you would ask why not go to the Philippines directly from Japan? My free ticket from AsiaMiles is RT (cannot be redeemed one-way) and I have an option to go to Osaka or Tokyo. I prefer to go to Tokyo and there is no budget airline from there to the Phils, only Osaka (c/o Cebu Pacific).

  147. hi! Good day..
    Ask ko lang po kung sino may alam dito kung ano requirements to apply tourist visa in Korea.
    Thank you

  148. Hello everyone!
    Gusto ko mag work sa korea. baka may alam kayo work sa korea. Pls help..
    Thanks!

  149. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    I badly need your help. I checked all the requirements for tourist visa (C3) and it says there na, if you have already traveled or has a valid visa to any of the OECD Member Countries, all you need to present is your Certificate of Employment and the stamp of your return from the country you have visited that is an OECD Member. I have traveled Australia last April to May, so ang kailangan ko lang po bang i-submit is COE ko tska stamp sa passport ko na tlagang bumalik ako fr Australia?
    How big po ba is the chance na ma-aapprove ang visa ko? Esp since ang purpose ko lang is to travel and see Korea. I wanna book my flight now and wanna take the risk kahit na wala pa un VISA ko… But Im also seeking for your advice and opinion.
    Maraming Salamat Po!

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  151. Hello,, I have a Korean friend,and she’s asking me to come to Korea to work for her, I’m a physical therapist,
    I did process my passport on my own,, and I have now, and she tell me she will send me a visa,,until now she don’t know how can I get to Korea to meet here,,
    Tanong Lang poh,panu poh b un, tourist visa Lang poh b at mkakarating n q don,,let me know some
    Information regarding s visa,, thank you

  152. Hi ms Betchay,ask ko lang po gusto ko po uli bumalik sa korea for thanksgiving this year sept 9 2011 ask ko lang kung anu dapat kong ipasa uli sa korean embassy kakauwi lang namin we stay in korea for 15 days from may 17 to may 31 with my family and we are planning visit again what kind of paper works we must provide ,thank you hope to hear from you soon….

  153. hi ms betchay ask ko lng e-9 po ako bali hindi ko po tinapos contract ko dla po ng hindi maganda ung huling pinasukan ko na campany sa korea 1 month na po ako sa pinas ngayon ..balak ko po mg tourist ngayon sa korea to visit my frens ask ko lng po ung pasport ko po kz my tatak pa n visa for 10 moths ,,ok lng po b un ..tpos mg totourist ako now to visit my frens ,tnx po sa reply

  154. hello po maam betchay,,
    itatanong ko lang po,,,malapit na kasi ma end yong contract nang husband ko,,gusto po nya bumalik kong sakaling papalarin xa,,,pwede po ba na aaply xa nang tourist visa for 6months,,or kailangan nya nang sponsor,,,or invitor,,,ano bang kailangan naming gawin para makabalik xa nang korea para magtrabaho,,yong the best na dapat naming gawin,,,
    sana po mareplyan nnyo ako nito,maraming salamat po,,

  155. pls…ms bechay paki reply naman po yung message ko about sa pamangkin ko na invite ko kasi wala na tlga akong nanay may tty ako kaso d naman po pwede kasi ma deperensya kasi sya sa pandinig at rin pwede kapatid kong lalaki kasi walang mag titingin sa ppa ko matanda na ksi ppa ko kailangan ko lang kasi pamangkin ko dito para may katuwang ako sa aking panganganak may anak pa po akoisa bbae 3 yrs old ppano naman po pag na nganak na ako sino naman po mag aalaga sa isa pag nag kasakit at d naman pwedeng ako dhil panganganak ko lang buti kung isa lang anak ko kakayanin ko kaso dlwa na po eh nag kasakit na ksi ako noong una ayuko na ksi maulit yung nagyari sa akin…kaya nag invite ako kasi ang asawa ko malayo kasi pinag ttrbahoan nya d naman sya pwede mag absent ng ilang araw kasi hangang 2 or 3 days lang sya mag absent…pls help naman ohhh sana sagutin nyo naman ako…dito sa problema ko

  156. good afternoon!
    Can i have please the official website of korean embassy manila.
    what is the requirements to get korean passport for my son ( 3 years old) how much is the payment for his korean passport?
    Thanks

  157. hi!
    ms betchay..
    everyday binabasa ko ang mga blog mo…marami akong natutunan..for sure marami kang natutulungan..keep up the good work..
    by the way may travel agency ako..nag apply ako ng visa..at naghihintay ako ng result sana nga ma approve kase ang anak ko love nya mga korean singer and movies and im planing to bring her in korea..since we travel asia…try namin korea..
    thanks and god bless

  158. Good pm Ms Betchay, ask ko lang po about Korean Police certificate. Nakapagwork po kc ako sa Korea for 3 years last 2004-2006. Nakakuha npo ako ng police cert sa Korean embassy manila last year but since 1 year na sabi kc nila good for 1 year lang ang police cert at mag expire na. Tanong ko lang po if kukuha ako ng bago since renew nlang siya, makukuha ko ba kaagad? Need ko lang po kc para sa pag apply ko ng spousal visa sa US. Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Jucyca! Sorry ha pero hindi ko alam kung gaano katagal. Siguro mas mabuti na mag-apply ka na lang at hopefully eh makuha mo agad ;p

      1. HELLO BECHAY ASK LANG AKO NG FAVOR KUNG PAPAANO KUKUHA NG POLICE CERTIFICATE DYAN?DATI ANG HUSBAND KO NAG WO WORK DYAN AT NGAYON HINDI NA,KAILANGAN NMIN SA CANADIAN EMBASSY NA MAPASA NG DEC 7,2012.THANKS

        1. Hi Merly! Dalhin mo passport ng asawa mo (yung may Korean visa) sa Korean Embassy. Dala ka rin ng passport sized photo at mag-apply ng police certificate sa embassy. Aabutin ng isang buwan bago makuha.

  159. good day po ma’am betchay, andito po ako ngayon sa korea at napadala ko na po ung requets papers ko sa aking ama. tanong ko lang po if ilang days ba bago ma e release ung visa nya.
    thanks po.

  160. gud day po ms betchay ask ko lng po if ano po b gagawin sa mga nakatapos ng 6yrs under EPS in one company lng po tapos may recommendation letter ako kay lng wla p po recontract,need ko n po mgwork 4months n po me d2 s pinas,ang alam ko po after 6months p daw pwede, sabi nmn s poea kung may recontract cla ndaw ang mgpaparocess kaso wla p ko contract e, pano po b employer ko po b ang mga process ng visa ko or pwede ako nlng,tnx and more power

  161. hi po mam..mag iinquire lang po ako kung may mga benifits po akong makukuha dito sa pilipinas sa korean embassy other than tejikum and kukminungup..5 years po akong nag work sa korea as an EPS..nakauwi napo ako dito last june 1,2011..1 month and 2 weeks napo ako d2 sa pilipinas..kasi po may may balita po kami nuon sa korea when i was ther..na may makkuha pa daw po kami jan po sa korean embassy d2 sa pilipinas..ask ko lng po kung ano anong req po ang mga kailangan na ipoproces ko sa embassy kung meron po..tnks n more power..

  162. gandang umaga po mam betchay..ask ko lng po kung may makkuha papo ako jan sa korean embassy d2 sa pinas na mga benifits bukod po sa nakuha konang tejikum at kukminunggup..5 yrs po akong nag work sa korea as EPS, actually my contract is not already end..my contract is until may 2012 pa po..but i decided to went back home here in phil after 5 years for private reason..and im still holding my aliencard valid til 2012..ano po bang req po ang kailangan kong ipoproces sa embassy ng korea kung meron papo akong makkuha sa kanila?..at pwede pa po ba akong bumalik ng korea ano po ang ggawin ko?..dumating po ako d2 sa pinas last june 1 2011….wating 4 ur reply..tnks po n more power..godbles..

  163. hi ms. betchay, im so thankful for this information you have about S. Korea’s embassy here in manila. can i ask what are the requirements for getting a tourist visa? a friend and i are planning to go there this october. would it also be advisable to get a visa two months ahead? i also read in some blogs that applying for a visa for Sokor is a bit difficult and unpredictable. could you give me sound advice on this? thanks! 🙂

  164. can you send me a marriage requirements. we are planning to get married soon my fiancee is a korean

    1. Hi Cindy, nasa pinas kba ngayon?first kelangan ni bf mo kumuha ng Legal Capacity nya sa Korean Embassy kung d2 kayo sa pinas ikakasal. tas pgkuha nyo nun, pde na kayo mag-apply ng marriage license sa city hall. may 10 or 11 days yun na posting sa civil registrar, then after nyo makuha ang license, prepare na kayo for ur wedding.
      Ang Legal Capacity ay makukuha nyo ng 1 day lng sa Embassy. apply kayo sa umaga then interview kayo sa hapon at irerelease na yung Legal Capacity nya after. God Bless!

  165. hello po ms.betchay,
    im here in korea right now.f2 po entry ko.4 months pa lang po ako.im holding an alien card.and planning to visit phil.just for a week.kaso po sa oct.7,2011 na expiration date ng passport ko.di na maihahabol for renewal dito sa korea before our flight. a pilipinas na lang po ako magrenew. kaso po papano po ba yong entry ko pabalik?kailangan ko po ba mag apply ng f2 visa ulit?
    sana po ay matulungan nyo po ako…MAria

    1. Hi maria..I read your post..I am just wondering kung nag apply ka ulit ng F21 visa?Is it possible?Kasi ako umuwi din ng pinas at matagal pa akong babalik ng Korea.Pwede kayang mka apply ulit ng F21 visa?thanks ha?good luck sayo..

  166. anyongaseyo,,,ask kulang sana kung pwede paku maextend payari na ksi visa ko ngayun aug 9 eh pwede paba ko makabalik agad kung sakaling maextend aku pwede kayang mga 2 weeks lang aku sa pinas enden balik aku dito agad pls tel me …!

  167. mag papadala po ng invitation letter ang hipag ko n nkapag asawa ng koreano pra maipasok po ako ng trabaho dun ang problema po hinde p po kami kasal ng kaptid nya kc po kasal po ako sa una.ok lng po ba yung dati kong marriage contract ang gamitin ko?

  168. magandang hapon po Mam Bechay, ako po c akee gusto ko lang po sana malaman kung anu po ang ibig sabihin ng tatak ko sa passport ko na 68-(1) papauwi po kc ako sa pinas that time sa immigration po sa airport bago pa po ako makauwi eh pinapaunta pa po ako sa office nila nag stay lang po kc ako dun sa korea ng 6 months,hanggang ngayon po kasi diko po alam ang ibig sabihin nung tinatak po sa passport ko..gusto kona po kasing bumalik ng korea para mag trabaho po ulit nung first timer po ako sa korea nag work na po ako nag 2years di bale po yung pangalawang beses n balik ko nag stay lang po ako ng 6month my posibility po bana makabalik pa po ako..feb 16 2011 po ako umuwi dito sa pinas di bale po 5moths na po ako dito at nag paplano na pong bumalik ulit sa korea,alam ko po na kayo lang ang makakapag bigay ng kasagutan sa mga tanong ko..marami na po kasi akong napag tanungan ngunit di din po talga ako makakuha ng magandang sagot sana po masabi nyo po sakin at malaman ko po sa tulong po ninyo.antayin ko po ang sagot nyo dito sa site nyo po.maraming salamat po at marami po kayong natutulungan Mam bechay.

  169. hi im jennylyn ,,im going to ask about the POLICE CERTIFICATE cuz i need to hve that papers from korea i just want to knw if wht documents i need to bring there and wth time i need to b there and how long i need to wait before ill get that paper? hope u let me knw all the information i need about that thank u so much.

  170. ask ko lang poh…lhat na nag apply ng tourist visa once na deny hnd b tlga binabalik ung bnyad?khit nman 70% lang?para sa aming mga mhrap mlaking hlga na ung 1,500.00 peso…..salamat poh………

    1. hi Erna, ang alam ko sa Tourist visa walng fee na 1500.kse noong nag apply ako nun hindi naman ako ngbayad

  171. Hello Mam Betchay ,
    Thanks for the address.I was in Pacific Star last March 2010 for my first visa in SK and this year I’ll be applying tourist visa for SK for my 2nd visit 🙂 God bless.

  172. ms betchay hello good day po,, tanung ko lang po sana
    if kailangan pa po bang kukuha ng visa kung pupunta
    ng Jeju Island? kasi im planning to have a vacation there po kasi eh.. mga 3 or 5 days lang naman po kasi eh..

  173. ask ko lang po ano ang kaylangan sa pagkuha ng visa pag retired teacher at pag senior citizen kilangan pa po ba ng ITR at bank cert? tnks po……..

  174. maam,,,kasal po ako sa korean last 2009 dito po kami kinasal sa pilipinas,,,,tapos bumalik na po sya ng korea tapos simula po noon di na po sya bumalik dito,,,,anu po kaya dapat kung gawin,,,,di rin po nagbibigay ng alowance ,,,txt nyo po ako sa number n ito para ako po tawag sa inyo 09489744359

  175. Hi Miss Betchay,
    September 11-15 flights ko and I havent applied for tourist visa yet. Pwede pa kaya? Hope you could reply soonest. Thanks.
    Dennis

  176. mam betchay asking ko lang kung exsample na hindi na ako bumalik ng korea at hayaan ma expire ang visa ok lang po ba na kumuha ako ulit ng panibago…..masyado kasing mahal kung babalik pa ako ng korea para lang sa extension ng visa ko..asawa ko po ay koreano at nandito po kami sa pilipinas ngayon dito na rin kami maninirahan bale bisita lang po sa pamilya nya kung pupunta kami ng korea..pls reply po

      1. Hello po 1st time po ako sa ganitong blog. but I’m doing my research to help my Aunt. Filipina po ak with US Passport and married to US Army. dito po kami ngayon sa Yongsan Seoul Korea. gusto ko po sana imbitahan ang Aunt ko sa Philippines na pumunta dito. pero hendi ko alam kong ano ang dapat kong gawin. gaano po katagal mag aply for her Tourist visa and kylangan po bang my Bank saving acount sya. at hendi ko alam kong pwedi b syang tumira dito sa military housing namin.
        Please po if any one can help me please email me.
        thank you in advance

  177. hello po mam betchay ask ko lng po f my chance pa po aqng makabalik ng korea kac po nadeport po aq dun,so ngaun po nakapag.asawa po aq ng US army na nakaassign ngaun sa korea ,,pls po wait ko po reply nyo..thanks po…

  178. hello mam ask ko lang po pano po mag apply for tourist visa ano requirements po ? please reply po thanks

    1. my mg iivite b s u n korean citizen kung meron mas madali no need for bank statement o anek anek basta kompleto lng mga paper mo at pin process mona s embassy 5 days lng my visa kn pero kung wl k invitor mahirap at madiwara mkkuha ng visa

  179. grabe naman ka strict ang embassy ngayon ang daming hinihingi na mga papers sa mga koreans na nag asawa ng pinay pinapahirapan ang mga pinay na nag apply ng visa. dapat sa mga koreans employee na ituro nila kung ano ang dapat gawin kung ano ang mga requirements na papers na kailangan para dina pabalik balik ang pinay sa embassy, para isa lang ang pagkuha ng papers sa koreans . naka apat na pagkuha ng papers ang korean then padala pa sa pinas tapos dipa binigyan ng visa kulang daw ang papers ano ba yan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ang comment ko lang sa korean embassy sa pinas na ayusin nila ang trabaho nila at dina pahirapan ang mga pinay na mag apply ng visa. dapat isulat nila ang lahat na requirements para pag apply ng visa dala na lahat ang mga papers. pleaseeeeeeee maawa naman kayo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sa mga pinay ang layo pa naman sa beyahe nila tapos pagdating pala sa embassy dipa tangapin ang papers dahil kulang baliktarin natin kung kayo ang nasa posesyon na nag apply ng visa na pabalik balik init at pagod dahil malayo ang beyahe. parang walang consensya parang di tao ang kaharap……. ayusin nyo nga ang trabaho nyo maawa naman kayo……. tao rin kayo? sana naman baguhin nyo……

  180. sana naman bigyan nyo ng pansin ang mga comment ng tao asahan ko yan na my pagbabago na at dina pahirapan nyo ang tao. ginagawa naman lahat kung ano ang mga kailangan na papers para maka apply ng visa. kung ano ang nakasulat na mga requirements na binibigay nyo sa mga koreans at pinay ginawa lahat bakit di completo yong binibigay nyo sa tao bago nyo yong nakasulat sa papel na binibigay nyo sa tao na requirements. anong gusto nyo isumbong ko kayo sa presidente sa korea na di tama ang ginagawa nyo pinapahirapan nyo ang tao pa balik balik sa embassy at di completo yong binibigay nyo na requirements sa tao. kailangan pa ba yan na pahirapan…….

  181. HI Ms Betchay! My brother inlaw invites us for a korea trip and it wil just be for 5 days..do we still need to get a tourist visa? if yes. do we still need to show a bank statement if we can already show necessary documents and a certified invitation? By he way my brother in law works in US army and he stays in korea for a while.
    Ill be waiting for your reply…Thanks a lot. God Bless!

    1. am ako po ssgot nyan kc galing ndin po ako s korea as tourist sponsor by my korean brother in law basta po my invitation letter k u hindi npo kailangan ng bank certificate o anek anek s buhay basta ung mga req. lng n papala at hihingin ng embassy n paper …..yes still you need to have visa for 5 days stay there

      1. hi oliver! mas madali kasi talaga pag may korean brother-in-law (or sister-in-law) ka… kahit may nagi-invite sa ‘yo pero kung hindi mo kamag-anak eh mahirap din makakuha ng visa at maraming hinihingi ;p

      2. HELLO.MGA KABAYAN PAPAANO BA KUKUHA NG POLICE CERTIFICATE DYAN SA KOREA?PLS HELP US,ANO UNG MGA REQUIREMENTS?tHANKS AND GOD BLESS US ALL.

  182. Hello miss betchay ask ko lng po kung Anong mangyayari sa korean invitor if yung inimbitahan nya eh nakahanap ng work sa KoreA at nag tnt na lang.thanks

  183. helo po,mag tanong lang po ako kong papano po mag kuha ng I-CARD kasi ang father ng anak ko uuwi next month galing korea.then kumuha cia ng visa 59 days ang probleme ko kasi kong saan po,pwede kumuha ng I-CARD ang tanong ko,kong sa imagration ba or sa korean imbassy..kasi nasa davao po kmi nkatira pls po…hintay po ako nasagot sa inyo.maraming salanat po.

  184. Hello Miss Betchay, I have a korean boyfriend who wants to marry me in Korea. May I Know if getting a fiancee visa is more difficult than a tourist visa. What are the necessary documents for this?

  185. Hello Miss Betchay…He is telling me about getting medical certificates and vaccines..where do i get that?.here or in Korea?.and what vaccines in particular?.can you please help me with the requirements in getting married in Korea, I only have with me my NSO birth cert and my CENOMAR…I don’t know what to do and where to start..forgive me for asking too many questions…i just wanted to be married on November so i must have the documents needed and enjoy my 1 month stay there…I will be taking a 1 month leave from my work here…my bf can only take a 7 days leave from his work there, so its really impossible for us to get married here unless he quits his job which i think is impossible…so we both agreed to be married there instead..he is from Busan, given a chance i would love to meet you too..

  186. hello poh,,matanung ko lng poh d2 kung sinu nakakaalm about goin back korea as a travel lng ksi poh my baby ako sa korea,,,so gusto ko lng malaman kung anu ang kailngan na mga requirments pabalik ng korea,nextyear poh sana ako nagbabalak umalis,,so gusto ko poh mlaman kung panu poh,does anyone can help me bout my problems?

    1. Hi Lyn! Check mo yung “Korean Visa For Filipinos” na link sa ‘taas. Kung tour lang ang purpose mo, C-3 visa ang aaplayan mo.

  187. Hi Ms Bechay, ask ko lng po pag transit lng klangan pa ba ng visa pro gusto ko magstay ng 3days dun? My visa kc ko sa japan paalis ako balak ko sna dumaan ng korea puede po kya khit wala akong visa sna po matulungan nyo ako sa tanong ko thanks po 🙂

  188. Hi,
    can i ask the requirement as tourist to korea?. we want to celebrate my birthday there.Pls. email me all the details we need..
    thanks in advance.

  189. gud eving po..ask ko po sana umuwi po ako ng pinas..asawa po ako ng koreano pero umalis ako sa kanya 1year po ang visa ko pero ng expired na po..bale sumuko po ako korean emmbasy and tinatakan nila yung passport ko ng 68-1 anu pa ba ang ibig sabihin nun

  190. helo po…tanong po sana ako..i have fiance in south korea and he is a us army and his gonna visit here in p.i this coming november and where getting married this coming november.galing din po ako korea kauwi kulang nong july kasi na deport ako eligal po kasi ako…tanong kulang sana kung mag papakasal kami dito sa pinas ng fiance ko…at gamit ko nah ung apelyedo nya…tanong kulang kng anong visa ung kunin ko invitation letter bah galing sa us army ?at pwde pa bah ako maka balik ng korea…

  191. Gud day po Ms.Bethay,
    Sana po masagutan nyo agad ang msge ko please,nsa korea ang anak ko fix marriage sila d2 sa pinas at hindi na maganda ang sitwasyon nya doon mga salbahe pla ang napuntahan nya,hindi na sya nkkain ng maayos at di na sya nkklabas ng bahay kinukulong na sya ng pamilya.Paano kaya sya mkkbalik ng Pinas sa lalong madling panahon?

  192. hello po gud pm ask ko lang po what requirements do i need to get F3 visa in Korea ? My husband is american and working in Korean as a English teacher there like 8 years now.I am hoping that i hear from you as soon as you can.Thank you so much.

  193. Good day po Mam Bechay. Ask ko lang po kung ano dpat kong gawin para makapunta sa Korea. Pakibigyan po ko ng step by step na procedures kung pano ako makapunta ng korea. Actually ang asawa ko ay isang U.S Army at naka destino ngaun sa Camp Stanley,Korea may anak nrin po kami isang baby girl. Hndi nya po ksi inaaasikaso ang pagpunta ko don dhil ayaw nya po aq magpunta don. Pls pakituruan po aq kung ano2 ung dapat ko gawin para makapunta ng Korea. And simula nung makasal kmi andto lang ako sa Pilipinas almost 3yrs. Thanks and more powers. Pls reply ASAP:)

    1. Hi Mabel,mahirap kang makapunta dun kung hindi aasikasuhin ng husband mo kasi dapat yung mga supporting document ay galing sa kanya.

  194. im going to travel in south korea with my filapina girl friend,, does she need a visa for 2 weeks stay in s.korea,and do we need an onward ticket to enter the country

    1. Hi Steve! She needs to get a visa first before you get her a ticket, even if it’s just for a 2-week stay. Good luck!

  195. Good day po ma’am Bechay, I just want to ask kng ung nkapost po sa taas na requirements for inviting brother or sister from the Philippines are still what we need to provide now…My husband already called the Immigration here and said there are some changes…is that true?

  196. hello po…my boyfriend po na ako korean at andito po sya ngayon sa pinas.gusto po nya ako dalhin sa korea.tanong ko lang po sana kung possible po ba na makakuha ako ng tourist visa at ano po ang mga requirements…thank you po…hintay ko po ang sagot nyo mam betchay…GODBLESS and more power…^_^

  197. hello po ms betchay pwede po bng dalawa ang sabay n i invite ng korean brother in law ko , ako at ang mother ko pero galing npo ako s korea before 3mos po ako dun dati hahatid ko po sn ung pamankin kung filipino/korean kaso n hold po pamankin ko kc wl dswd concent umuwi po ako ng pinas nung may 31 2011 pero gang june 2 2011 p po valid ng passport kailn po ako pwede ulit mg apply ng visa

  198. hello po ms betchay pwede po bng dalawa ang sabay na iinvite ng korean brother in law ko, ako at ang mother ko pero galing npo ako s korea 3mos po ako dun dati hahatid ko po sana pamankin kung filipino/korean ung pamankin ko po my korean passport kso n hold po pamankin ko kasi wl daw pong dswd consent pero now meron npo if ever n pwede kmi sabay, umuwi po ako ng pilipinas nung may 31 2011 pero valid po ung visa ko hanggang june 2 2011 kailn po ako uli pwede mg apply ng visa tnx po s replay

    1. Oo naman pwede kayong sabay i-invite kahit isa lang ang invitation. Yung mga ate ko, sabay sila nag-apply at isang set lang ng papers ang kinailangan nila.

  199. hi po…please help me po to trace if theres a name juvy buag travelled year 2010 0r 2011 in south korea and i want to know urgent if she enter the country and i wnt to know also f she already here in the philippines….please help me to find out soon its very important to me to find out….thanks idont know wer im gonna ask some help about this

  200. mam betchay i enter korea march 4 then ang validity po ng visa ko ay valid until june 2 po pero umuwi po ako ng may 31 kailn po ako mg start mg bilng para s 6mos ko pr makablik ayt kailn po ako pwede mg apply ng visa
    tnx po nguguluhan ppo ako tungkol d2 s bagay n e2

  201. mam goodmorning ho ask ko lang po sana kung may chance po ba na makapunta at makabisita ng korea kng iinvite ako ng army na friend ko na nakabase sa korea..tapos po mam ang passport ko kakarelease lang nitong nov 25 po mam..thanks in advance

  202. Hi mam Betchay ask ko lang po kasi need ko ng proof stated that i didn’t overstayed my working visa in korea. In fact i had my alieb card when i was there before , but they took me that in the airport. and now i’m trying to get a visa for Uk and that is one of the reason they denied me. I left here in PI March 15th 2010. And my working visa is for 6 months. But my manager just dissaper ang never show up when the time i have to leave korea. So i just bought my own ticket and left there september 29th 2010. All i need is get a letter from korean embassy stating that i didnn’t overstayed there. Pls help me. I called that number that posted but no one is answering me. Need you’re response please.:(