Korean Tourist Visa

I was “MIA” for about a week, as one friend had said. My sisters arrived on Sunday morning at 5:40 AM, although their original schedule was 6:20 AM. They took Cebu Pacific from NAIA 3. I got to the airport at almost 7 o’clock in the morning.
Anyway, after a week of almost non-stop walking they flew back to the Philippines at 7:30 AM. I wasn’t still free from family obligations since I had to attend a wedding on Sunday afternoon. My husband is in Italy and I had to represent him, even if the only thing that I wanted to do was to rest.
Have you ever wondered how a Korean tourist visa looks like? I took a picture of my sister’s and here it is.

Korean tourist visa for Filipinos
Korean tourist visa for Filipinos

The entries on the visa are pretty self-explanatory. The status is C-3-1 or single entry tourist visa. The period of sojourn refers to how many days the visa holder can stay in Korea. The issue date is when the visa was given while the final entry date refers to until when the holder can enter Korea. The immigration official at Incheon Airport stamped the visa of the date when the holder was admitted in Korea.
This is an improved visa compared to the one I had eight years ago, which was just stamped on my passport.


  1. ohhh i was at the airport too same day and time sana na meet kita dun ms betch, im ur avid blog follower from my 1st tourist visa to korea until i have my f2 spouse visa now..God bless your family and more insights to read on from your blog:)

  2. ask lang po ako ano ano po ba interview sa korean embassy to get korean visa ,,,,, single entry lang po. salamat po uli hintayin ko po sagot nyo.

          1. bale bibili ako ng product ng isang companya maam,tapos un iniinvite ako para pagusapan ung deal at para makita ko rin ung mga products at ma test ung products nila personal maam.

          2. Hi Lord! It’s better if you could ask the company for an invitation letter. At my husband’s company, they send an invitation letter to clients who would come to Korea for business purposes.

          3. hi ms. betchay may asawa po akong american air force nka base po siya ngayun sa korea. ano po ba kailangan kong papers para maka pag visit ako sa asawa ko..

      1. hello mam betchay, tanong ko po sana kung pwede po ako mainvite ng friend ko na korean magtourist sa korea kahit nagkaroon po ako ng 68(1) overstaying sa korea pero voluntarily po ako umuwi,..gusto po kc ako invite ng friend ko sa korea para magtour pero inaalam po nmin kung pwede po ako,..pls reply po asap!,,,thank u so much po!God bless and more power po sa inyo! pkidetail nman po skin lahat kung ano po ung penalty ng overstaying sa korea pero umuwi ng kusa at gusto po magtourist!..

        1. Hi Jennifer! Yung isang friend ko na nag-overstay din for years, nakabalik naman siya rito as tourist. Mga four or five years din ata before siya nakapag-tourist uli dito ;p

  3. Hi Miss Betchay,
    Hi, we’re planning to go to korea, my question is, how can we supply one of the requirements of my sister (not employed), is it possible if I use my ITR as a substitute?
    second question, we also want to go there with my parents, but same question, they don’t have bank accounts or ITR, as they are not working? is it possible that they can go to korea if I used my ITR?

  4. ask lang po ako again ms.betchay need po ba ng hotel reservatoin kc wala po ako kakilala sa korea baka lang kc kasama sa pag filed up ko sa application yung name ng hotel na tutuluyan ko sa korea..salamat po again..hintayin ko po sagot nyo uli.

    1. Hi Emma!
      Halos kahat naman ng hostel nag o-offer ng free breakfast. try to check Tripadvisor, marami kang mapagpipilian na hostel dun from the cheapest to the most expensive. May ranking din ung hostel based on reviews and ratings. 🙂

  5. ms. betchay hintayin ko po sagot nyo,,,, need po ba ng hotel reservation kung mag apply ka ng torist visa ( sinlge entry ) lang po

  6. hi ms. betchay i would like to ask my chances of having a tourist visa for my second time attempt of securing it?
    i am currently working as a gov’t employee. a year ago, i tried my luck to have a k-tourist visa but unfortunately i was denied, pinalakad ko sya thru an agency, may note lang in a piece of paper na binigay ang embassy the possibilities of my denial. may tatak lang na “received by korean embassy manila” ung likod ng passport ko. as far as i am concern i have completed my documents: ITR, Bank cert., clearance and etc. me and my officemates are planning to have a 4 to 5-day vacation on april 2012.
    and by the way, may “bearing” ba talaga kapag nkapagtravel ka na abroad for the approval of k-tourist visa? because i once traveled in bangkok after the denial of my visa, kumbaga malinis pa passport ko nung nag-apply ako for k-tourist visa.
    thank you very much for your prompt reply. 🙂

    1. Hi Luya! May bearing kung may visa ka from any OECD country – e.g. USA, Japan, UK, Canada. Mas madali nga daw kumuha ng visa ang government employee kasi may security of tenure sa Pilipinas. Try mo na lang uli .

      1. yun nga rin nsa isip ko, may security of tenure naman, chances are talagang babalik ako sa pinas. sobrang naghinayang ako, sayang ung opportunity to watch a concert then.
        sana nga swertehin na ako this time and again thank you very much for some clarifications. God Bless 🙂

  7. Hi, Ms. Betchay!
    Is it true that if you have a US visa, more or less sure na that they’ll grant you a Korean visa?

  8. ask ko lng po if ok lng ba khit wla ng ITR? Im working as fashion designer but im not paying any w/holding tax so wla aq ITR.. but I have an invitation from Korea.. and it state there na yung invitor ang mgshoulder ng lahat ng expeses ko.. so anu po ok lng kaya khit wla ako ipass na itr? tnx po..

    1. Hi Maya! The Embassy requires complete documents. They will not accept your documents if you don’t have an ITR, even if someone invites you.

      1. ms betchay, my itr was only filed last monthh so I could not present one when i applied for the visa. I read that they require atleast the previous year’s itr round so it was impossible for me. =c

  9. Hello, I would like to ask kasi my fiance is working in Korea and he is a Filipino. Would I be needing to submit a copy of his passport and a copy of his working (korean) visa and letter of invitation as well? I tried to contact the korean embassy several times but nobody’s answering. I would like to submit all my documents by tomorrow. and I really wish to secure all the documents.

    1. Hi Malou! Only invitation letters from Korean nationals are accepted by the Embassy. You don’t need to submit a letter of invitation if you’re applying for a tourist visa.

      1. Thanks, ms. Betchay. I have my documents already. However, would I require to submit my fiance’s passport and korean visa? Thanks for your prompt reply.

        1. Hi Ms. Malou,
          Did your fiance have problems requesting for an invitation letter?
          My husband’s school doesn’t want to give an invitation letter to me. Does your invitation letter have a certain format or was it in paragraph form written in Korean?
          I hope to receive a reply from you ASAP.

          1. Hello Ms. Marie,
            I did not provide an invitation letter since my fiance is a Filipino. As mentioned by ms. betchay, only invitation letters from Korean nationals are accepted by the Korean embassy. I only provide copies of his passport, alien card and korean visa and I also gave details of his contact number and his address.

          2. Hi Ms. Marie,
            I did not provide an invitation letter since my fiance is Filipino. As Ms. Betchay mentioned, letter of invitations from Korean Nationals are only accepted by the Korean Embassy. I only provide copies of his passport, alien card, and visa. I also gave his contact details and address.

      2. Hi, Betchay
        Need tourist invitation letter from South Korea. Since here in our country for tourist and business visit invitation must required. So please let me know where i can get invitation letter. zahid.bhatti1978@gmail.com

  10. Hi Ms. Betchay!
    Our company only issue Certificate of employment for bank transaction only, we tried to get it for visa application but they denied. Medyo mahigpit po sila e. Can we still submit that COE? What are other documents can we provide? Me and my officemates were scheduled to go to Korea on February, but we still dont apply for our visa. And need p dn po b ng address ng hotel? We already reaserved our hotel. Thank you!

  11. Hi Cherry and Mars,
    Ang alam ko talaga dapat kung apply ka for Korean Tourist Visa, yun COE naka-specify yung purpose mo. Yung sa akin kasi naka-lagay for travel to South Korea; mas maganda pa nga yata kung ipapalagay mo yung period of stay. Kasi tinitingnan nila dun na may stable kang work at babalik ka pa. Yung ibang kakilala ko na nagtravel abroad, nanghingi pa nga ng Leave form/certification sa HR. Ang ibang documents na kailangan: ITR (siguro dapat for 2011 na yun since dapat ang mga companies nag iissue na ng ITR ngayong January), Personal Bank Certificate, original passport, passport-sized photo. Goodluck!

    1. Thanks Malu! Mahigpit tlga ung HR namin. Ayaw kaming bgyan. And ung sa ITR namin is sa february p daw ibbigay. We’ll be going to Korea this feb 17 to 20. This week na kami kukuha ng visa. Hope mapprove kami. Do you think need pa namin ng Leave Form? Need pa dn b namin ilagay ung reservation for our hotel?
      Thanks for the help! We really appreciate it!

  12. Hi Ms Betchay, Ask ko lang po what requirements should be submitted for my boyfriend kasi there will be 3 of us traveling to Korea by next month. Me and my office friend already has the necessary requirements but my boyfriend doesn’t since he just graduated from college last April and still taking the board exams. Documents aside he is a dual citizen Japanese and Filipino. His Japanese passport is already expiring in May so he’ll be using his Philippine Passport. In his situation what documents are necessary to present for a Korean tourist visa since he is still unemployed?

  13. hi po mam betchay gustu q po sanang invite ung kapyid q my chance po b sya .2 months lang po sya 4 tourist ty po

  14. hi ms. betchay,
    i got married na.. i resigned on my previous company. my husband is back now to s. kor. he has an E-2 visa. he’s an american and working as an english teacher. my ITR was issued last year. My question is, what type of visa should i get? is it C3? do i really need to have a job para iapprove nila yung visa ko? what is the difference of the alien card and k visa? kelangan po b iphotocopy ko yun at ipresent din or enough n po b ang alien card and passport nya?

  15. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    Ask ko if mas malaki ung chance na mapprove kami if as a group kami nagapply. and lahat kami is nkapagtravel abroad na.. Mejo kinakabahan ksi kami.. Sana lahat kami mapprove…

  16. Hi ms. betchay!
    We got our visa already! Fortunately lahat kami naapproved! Thank God! Thanks for ur help dn. Sana if may time ka pwede k namin mameet. Will be going on Feb 17 to 20.
    God Bless!

  17. Hello po Ms. Betchay. Tanong ko lang po if kelangan pa ng visa if 14hrs lang ang stay ko sa Korea. Kasi flight ko from Canada to Korea tapos waiting ako ng 14hrs for my flight to Manila. If hindi kailangan ng visa, can you atleast let me know ano mga kailangan kong ipakita para ma-grant ako ng entry to Korea. Thank you po!

  18. Good day,
    Ask Lang po ako gusto namin mag tourist visa, my mom and my brother, mom galing na sya nang Korea last year were planing to go there this April, my invitation letter kami from my sister, Paano yung pag punta sa embassy mam to submit our docs kailanngan ba kami tatlo or ako Lang then may interview po ba? thanks po

  19. Good day,
    Ask Lang po ako if necessary po ba na pag submit sa docs kami 3 na mom at brother ko ang pupunta
    sa embassy? Thank you

  20. hello po ask ko lang po kung pwede po ako makakuha ng tourist visa dati po ako may f2-1 visa married po ako sa korean pero separated kmi but di pa divorce balak ko sana bumalik sa korea pero expired na visa ko..


  21. good day ms.betchay
    nakarating na po ako s korea netong 2012 lng pero bayaw ko nag-invite..ask ko lng po kung ano po ung mga requirments para makakuha ng tourist visa hindi ko po ka-ano-ano ung nag-invite sa akin pero mayaman siya??at ano po ulit ang mga requir.?
    thanks po

    1. Hi Princess! Kailangan mong mag-submit ng basic requirements ng Korean Embassy: COE, ITR, bank certificate, pati na rin invitation letter ng inviter mo at copy ng passport niya.

  22. Good day po!=)
    I’m a student po, i just wanna ask if u know other requirements that I needed po? Im a student, not working, my father has no passport and even an income tax return since he’s not working na po matagal na. according to their reqs i need to present a copy of my father’s passport and his ITR.. please help.. i really wnant to go to korea and meet my college friend there. thanks po in advance!=)

  23. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    I am planning on attending a music festival for this not-so-well-known kind of vessel flute in Korea (Hongseong county, Chungchongnam-do). It’s the first time they’re doing it in the country. It’s usually only in Italy and Germany. I’m a collector and amateur player of the instrument. I would describe myself as an enthusiast, and it’s really just a dream to be able to attend one of the festivals, especially now that I am so close to one.
    I bought my ticket way back in February when there was a seatsale at Cebu Pacific. The festival will be in early May. There is no problem about affording the trip since I really saved up for it, plus my father agreed to back me up on certain things…but well, of course, I worry about the visa.
    I feel like I am in between being an employee and a student. I only started my job in the last week of December (my first “official” job), so I don’t really have an ITR yet. Also, my current line of work has something to do with…teaching English to…
    …yes, you guessed it: Koreans (primarily).
    I only really applied for the job because I want my own spending money. I am currently waiting for Law/Grad school application results (which would be coming out this week or the next).

    So the question is: Would it harm my application if I admit to working as an EFL teacher? There’s no problem about filing leave at work since it’s lean season, plus, before I got hired (waaay back in November, during interview) I already told the company about my not-so-well-known-vessel-flute-festival plans.

    My father will pretty much finance my trip. Wala namang problem in terms of his ITR, Bank Statement, Employment Certificate, Copy of his passport etc.
    Question is: Should I still provide MY own employment certificate? And reveal the contents of my measly bank account? I have no ITR. Should I just claim full dependence, even though I slightly do have some “outside” form of income?
    Does my father need to write a letter addressed to the SK embassy that he will indeed be financing my trip, and that there are no issues regarding my return? Should I also give them a copy of the Hongseong festival flyer + application form + details?
    How about pictures of my vessel flute collection? and links to the online community I belong to? Video of my “winning” entry for this one competition related to that instrument? (didn’t win cash, but won more of those vessel flutes for my collection).
    Kindly advise me on this. And I’m sorry for my long post!
    I already booked the flight, and made accomodation arrangements. >_<…problem din na wala akong other kasama from here. Wala kasi akong kakilala na Filipino sa Philippines na nagpiplay na enthusiast din tulad ko.

  24. i want to ask, if only tourist visa i need for 3 days coming from hongkong cause ill be coming from macau then going to hongkong with my husband working in macau and my child though i dont have ITR sa pinas, do u think will be grand a 3 days tourist visa?

  25. ask ko lng po 3x na akong nkapunta sa korea, as a visit visa gamit ko my sister ako dun korean citizen 5 anak nya wla na kming mga magulang.kya ako nakakatulong nya sa mga bta last may 2011 umuwi ako august 2011 ng apply uli ako at na denied ang visa ko sv sa embassy after 6 months apply ulit ako.february 2012 pumasok ung valid na six months nitong april20 ng apply ulit ako ng visa. kaya lng hd tinanggap ang application ko kc daw dapat minsan lng sa isang taon pwede mg apply ang kapatid. ang tanung ko poh kelan ako pwede mg apply ulit ng visa sa next year pa uli, kailangan ako ng sister ko to help sa mga bta, lalu na ngaun my pasok na. ung 3rd child nya my sakit na epilepsy. ung pang 5. 40 months old. anu poh ang dapat kong gawin.

  26. Hi miss betchay
    My nag invite po sa akin friend ko na Koreano, napadala nya na po skin through emali un invitation letter and sila po ang ssgot sa ticket and other expenses ko sa Korea lahat po sagot nila. Do I need bank certificate pa po ba? e sila nmn po lhat ssgot ng mga expenses ko. and invitation letter and ung xerox copy lang po ba n invitor ko ung ipapasa ko, sna po makareply kayo agd kse mgaapply po ako this May. And natatakot po ako madeny kse 6 months after pa po mgaantay db po. thank you..

    1. Hi Phoebe! It’s best na dalhin mo ang bank certificate mo. Kasi istrikto sa documents at kung may kulang hindi tatanggapin ang application mo. Pwedeng wag mo munang ibigay, tapos kung tanungin ka ng nasa counter dun mo ibigay. Pwede rin na ibigay mo nang lahat at once para hindi ka na tanungin. Mas maganda yung dalhin mo.

      1. Thank you betchay!last question nlng po, 15k lng po ang laman ng pera ko sa bangko tatanggapin po kaya ako?wla pa po ako work eh. cguro pang pocket money ko lng po yun. and yun letter po na nasend skin betchay ndi un sinasbe mo n nkanotary. ok lng ba yun?

      2. Thank you betchay!last question nlng po, 15k lng po ang laman ng pera ko sa bangko tatanggapin po kaya ako?wla pa po ako work eh. cguro pang pocket money ko lng po yun. and yun letter po na nasend skin betchay ndi un sinasbe mo n nkanotary. ok lng ba yun?isang papel lang cya.

        1. Hi Phoebe! Hindi ko masasabi kung makakakuha ka ng visa or not. Nasa consul yun. Good luck sa application mo at think positively.

  27. hI MS BETCHAY …my question is, how can I supply two of the requirements (not employed right now), is it possible if I use my husband ITR and Employment Certificate as a substitute? My last employment is Dec..2007…unemloyed for 4 1/2 yr…and.i dont have the ITR and Employment Cert…which is one of the requirements…but i have my personal bank account as ALLOTTEE .. My husband is a seaferer …or can i show other documents such as land titles or car registration or can i write a letter stating the reason why i dont have the ITR and CERT of EMPLOYMent…Pls. help ms betchay…thank you

  28. Hi po, just want to ask Kung pano pag 5 Kame mag apply visa Lahat ba kami need pumunta dun or ok Lang n ako n Lang Lahat?ang bata 3yr old ififill up ko din ng form for application?panu yung requirements nun?panu yung bank account kc ako Lang ang Meron yung husband ko wala, ok n yun since conjugal?isasama namin yung sis ko at baby Nya, kelang an p din ng requirements?in invite kami ng auntie ng hubby ko to stay at their place nagwowork cxa dun…kelang an p invitation?

  29. gud day maam betchay….ask lng po if ok lng ba mg pa invyt me sa korean national na husband ng frend q?kht my visa n aq dti n f2-1,kya lng po hiwalay n po kmi 3years ago na po..wla po b mgiging problma pag ngapply po aq ng tourist visa sa frend qor mgpa invyt sa ate qng korean citezen na po..tnx po please i need ur answer regarding this maam betchay..god bless po.

  30. hi ms betchay, i hope you can help me po, ksi po ung parents ng student ko gusto ako papuntahin sa korea this december coz i mentioned to them that i wanna see a show. hehehe, so they are planning to invite me there, aside sa passport ko po at invitation letter ano pa po ang ibng requrements? pra maprepare ko na po ng maaga. sna po matulungan niyo ako maraming slamat po miss betchay.

  31. Hi ms betchay,tan0ng q lng pu kng anung pwdng VISA ang pwdng kunin ng m0m q at ako.kc invite pu kame ng ate q dun cetizen n pu xa sa k0rea.e blak pu ipagam0t ung m0m q sa k0rea,my asawa n pu xa ng k0reano.

  32. Hi mam. I just want to ask if you know anything regarding applying work in south korea. I’m a nurse currently working in Saudi Arabia. I’m planning to work there next year once my contract expires. In the meantime I’m trying to learn the language to prepare me for my newest adventure. Thanks in advance 🙂

  33. hi po. tanong ko lng po. paano kung group kami pupunta. dalawa kami ng mom ko na may travel stamps na, then yung tatlo namin kasama 1st time travelers. nabasa ko po kasi na magkaiba window ng first time travelers sa hnd. san po kaya namin ung ipapasa? thanks!!

  34. hi po.ask ko lang pwede po bang documents ng korean friend ko yung gamitin pag magapply ng visa?parang sponsor po?

  35. hi jean, may window 1, 2 and 3 na magkakahelera, tapos for first time travelers, parang window 1 and 2 is allotted for first time travelers tapos for frequent travelers window 3. So ang mangyayari sa 2 separate windows hanggang tawagin ang number niyo @tiffany, yes, puede yung supporting document ng friend mo, just include the other important docs. – hope this helps

    1. pero po kasi puro students po kasama namin. so bale, ung mom ko ang accompanying adult namin. then meron kasi kami affidavit from my father na lahat kami isupport niya. mga cousins ko kasi mga kasama. thanks.

      1. hi jean, for your cousins ilagay nila mom mo, their auntie as accompanying person, complete the documents needed, inabot kami ng two minutes tapos okay na ang visa, sa tingin ko as first time travelers, secure all docs for student travelers

        1. sorry makulit po. so magkahiwalay pa din po? pwede po ba photocopy na lng ung papers ng mom ko? gagamitin ko kasi mga original and san po ilalagay ung name ng accompanying person? kinakabahan lng po tlga kasi kami. thanks.

          1. hi jean, noong time na pinabalik kami to get our passport, kinabahan din ako dahil ang daming sablay ng ibang appicants, pero ang saving grace, hindi nila ide-deny, bibigyan ka ng other requirements to fulfill, noong lumabas yung number ko, abot passport and pag open andun na ang visa for 3 years. ok ang xerox and accompanying person ay nasa application form yata

        2. ung mom ko at akin kinuha naman documents, kukunin na lng sa Sept. 11. may OECD travel visas and stamps kasi kami kaya d na tinignan ung papers, kinuha sabay tatak lng sa amin. sana nga po ma approve.
          ang problema ko sa mga pinsan ko. hinanap ung bank certificate ng parents nila kahit hnd sila ang magbabayad ng expenses. ang problema wala sila mga bank certificate kasi d naman sila ganun nakakaangat, kaya nga kami gagastos. napahiwalay sila window kasi 1st time travelers. sinabi namin sa korean na may affidavit of support from my father at wala bank cert parents ng mga pinsa ko. sabi lng ng paulit ulit na “BANK CERTIFICATE”. Pero ang kagandahan lng eh, mabait ung korean kaya hnd masyado nakakabad trip.
          HELP NAMAN PO! ano pa ba pwede ipalit sa bank certificate, kasi kung meron man sila bank account un ung pang sweldo nila.. maliban din sa mga land titles etc. gusto talaga namin pumuna ng SK!! Please help! THANKS!

          1. hi jean, ang madvise ko, sundin niyo na lang to get the bank certificate ng mga cousins mo using their savings dun sa existing bank account nila. Baka it will solve the problem, from there once makita nung Korean yung document, your cousins can explain na may affidavit of support sila from your dad. Dyahe lang na pabalikbalik sa mckinley

          2. na approved na ung sa amin ng mom ko.. 3 years multiple visa.. sa mga pinsan ko aayusin pa.. sana ung ipapasa ma accept.

  36. Hi Mam betchay,
    Im Fiipino and working po ako dito sa Korea.Ang visa ko dito ay D9.Gusto ko papuntahin ang wife and son ko dito na ang magiging visa nila ay more than 90 days.Is that possible po kaya?
    Thanks so much sa mabibigay mo information.

    1. Hi Jeff! It’s possible with the F-3 visa. Papuntahin mo muna sila dito as tourists, tapos dito mo na i-apply ng F-3 visa sa Immigration Office. O kaya apply mo sila ng Visa Issuance. Mas mabuti na mag-inquire ka sa Immigration Office dito sa Korea kasi iba-iba ang requirements depende sa visa (at tatanunging officer)

  37. hi po mam Betchay my tanong po ako plan ko po kc pumunta ng korea as tourist visa kc di pa kme ksal ng korean bf ko 8 years na po cla separated ng asawa nia pero di cla divorced..wala po ako employment certificate and ITR kc wla p po ko work experience and im planning to stay in korea for 1 or 2 weeks lng po..my iba p po ba paraan? wait ko po ung sagot nio..thanks po.. Godbless..

    1. Hi Ivy! tourist visa at lahat ng requirements na kailangan nila… istrikto talaga ang embassy pagdating sa mga documents…

      1. ah ganun po ba..so hindi po pla ko pde maka apply for visa kc wla po ko itr and employment certificate unless papakasal kme..

    1. Hi Dina! Paki-check na lang sa ‘taas yung para sa employed kung nagtatrabaho ka or kung may sarili kang business. Kailangan mong kumpletuhin ang mga dokumento na nakalagay sa listaha.

  38. hello, Ms. Bechay… May friend po ako na gustong mgpakasal sa isang Korean. Dahil hindi pupuwde sa sked nung Korean ang kekelanganing time span ng pagpa-process ng marriage requirements sa Pilipinas, napagdesisyunan nila (my friend and her bf) na kumuha na lamang ng tourist visa instead of F6. Dito na lamang daw sila sa Korea magpapakasal at dito na rin magpapa-change ng kaniyang visa (my friend’s) into F6. Maaari po kaya ‘yun? Ngayon ang tanong, kelangan pa po ba ng CFO seminar nung friend ko (gayung tourist visa lang naman siya)? Pa-share naman po ng inyong idea… maraming salamat….

  39. Hi. Will it be fine to travel with the valid visa on the older passport? Really need help about this one. thank you

  40. Hi Betchay. I Have been in Korea last 2010 pa and plan ko na bumalik ulit next year. May record pa kaya sila na na na-issyuha na ako ng visa?mas mdali kaya akong ma appproved since 2nd time ko na to?iba ba yung window ng 2nd timer?may multiple entry na ba ngayon for tourist visa?many thanks.

  41. hello i want to ask that my friend in South korea is inviting me for, he is holding E7 visa type there, so what documents he needs to send me for getting the visa.

    1. Hi! You still need to supply the requirements for tourists. Your name doesn’t sound Filipino. The requirements above are for Filipino passport holders only.

  42. its me again. Mawawala po ba ung multiple tourist visa ko kapag kumuha ako ng language course sa Korea? d ba po iba ung visa kapag nag aral kahit ilang weeks lng? gusto ko sana mag language short course kaso baka kapag kumuha ako ng ibang visa mawala ung multiple visa ko. Thanks po!

  43. hello po ask lang po sana ako pwede po bang mag send sa akin ng invitation ang bf ko US army po siya i got all my requirements for c3 bka i am worried lang kasi baka hinde siya pwede mag invite kasi hindi siya korean citizen as wat i read in hr only korean citizen lang pwede mag invite. pls heelp naman I’ll be goin to manila na kasi next week to go to korean embassy to apply for c3 visa pa help naman. 🙁

  44. Mesha, if nakapag travel ka na sa mga OECD countries especially USA, madali na, just complete the requirements and hopefully you get the c3 visa

    1. ala pa po eh first time po. cancel nia nalang ung ticket q. ano po buh dapat nia i send sa akin para sa supporting documents q. pls help. wish to be together this coming christmas po. 🙁

  45. hi!just want to ask anu po ang required documents para sa korean tourist visa. andito po ako ngaun sa dubai, uuwi muna po ako sa pinas then after a month mag tour po kami ng husband ko for just 7 days..ok lang po ba kahit may visa stamped ng dubai ang passport ko?mag ggrant po kaya ng korean embassy kahit may iba akong visa?thanks po..

    1. provide your Mayor’s permit,DTI,ITR and bank certificate. with your Passport and application form with ur picture. So far ito lang talaga tinatanggap nila for business, unless big time buisnessman ka, then u need also invitation from Korean company.yet C-3 or tourist visa pa rin apply mo 🙂 Goodluck

  46. hello po..we are planning to visit korea this year kaya lng po my friend is still a student and wala pa syang itr and ako din po kasi i’m a fresh graduate. or by the time na magaaply po ako ung itr ko po ay bago lng.. what other documents can we submit. thank you po..:)

  47. Hello good evening po. I am a faculty member of Holy Name University, a catholic institution run by the SVD priest here in Tagbilaran City Bohol. I am an active researcher wherein many of my papers were presented in Kuala Lumpur, Thailand, Singapore and lately in Jakarta. Our organizer, IAMURE an international ISO certified organization plan to stage our international research presentation in July 2013 there in the beautiful and majestic place of Seoul. All of my international trips except Jakarta, I brought my wife with me who is not employed as of the moment. Now, I am very eager to go to Seoul, hence, in my excitement, I already bought a cebu pacific plane ticket (Cebu-Incheon-Cebu) together with my wife. Lately, I learned that there is a visa requirement to enter your country. What are the requirements for visa application? Can my wife be given a tourist visa even if she is not employed as of the present, hence she has no ITR last year. But she has a tax identification number because she was employed before.
    Thanks a lot.
    Best regards,
    Ernesto Golosino

  48. hi po ask ko lng po kung ano anong papers po ang kailangan ko kong ihanda para po mabisita ko po ung asawa ko sa korea andito po ako ngun sa pinas at ung asawa ko military po kasi siya at nka base lang po siya duon sa korea..

  49. hi po ate tanong ko lang po kung ano ang kaingan kong papers pra po mabisita ko ung asawa kong nka base sa korea military po kasi siya andito po ako ngayun sa pinas pls,, po reaply po kayo

  50. pwede po ba akong mag apply ng tourist visa for south korea na ang gagamitin kong ITR ay sa asawa ko?

  51. hi po pwd po ba ako mg aply ng visa for tourism gusto ko po kc magtour kht one month lng po invited nmn po ako ng asawa ng kapatid ko anu po ba un requirement na kailangan ko

  52. Hi Ms.Betchay…tanong ko lang po paanong mg inquire for tourist visa sa korea?kasi po yung gf ko magwowork na po dyan gusto ko po sanang mag apply ng tourist visa?anu po ba mga kailangang documents?unemployed po ako ngayon, x OFW din po ako since 2009,untill now wala p rin po ko work.pwede pa rin po ba akong payagang makapag tour dyan sa korea?gusto ko lang po kasing makasama ang gf ko dyan sa korea.pls po sana matulungan po ninyo ako.

    1. Hi RyAnn! Medyo mahirap kumuha ng tourist visa kasi kailangan kumpleto ka ng dokumento. Kailangan mo kasing patunayan ang “ties” mo sa Pilipinas, gaya ng trabaho, business o kaya pag-aari. So kailangan magpakita ka ng dokumento na kaya mong suportahan ang trip mo.

  53. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    Good day.
    I would just like to ask what is the likelihood that I will be granted a Tourist Visa the second time around. I was successful in getting a Visa last year (October 2012) and I stayed in SK for five days. I know that I will follow the same procedure and follow the same steps when applying but I can’t help but feel uneasy. I heard that there are returning tourists/visitors to SK that were still denied a Visa. I’m planning to stay around 6 days this time around. I have travelled to HK and SG in the past five years as well. I guess I’m just paranoid when it comes to applying for things like this. Would they take into consideration that I do travel (for pleasure) and the fact that they have already granted a Visa to me previously?
    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    1. we have the same situation, i have visted Korea June of last year, also been to HK, SG and Taiwan..
      i re-applied last month and has been granted a visa.. did the same procedure the first time i applied..
      though not asked, i prepared with me my payslips, mobile phone billing statements, credit card statement, etc.. just to make sure i am ready, since my office mates were required to present these during the release of their passport..
      good luck and God bless! 🙂

  54. Hi. This will be our second time applying for a visa. The last time was october of 2012. We were granted a visa naman back then but we did not use it though. All of us has traveled to an OECD country and we have an existing multiple visa to nz. We have traveled a lot in SE asia. My main concern is about the ITR, last october, we were granted without ITR because it says in the requirements that if you have a valid visa to an oecd member then only COE is required. We already have a plane ticket. It seems now that they are requiring ITR even with a valid visa. what are our chances of being granted a visa? We really cant provide ITR coz both my parents are self-employed.

    1. Hi! You could present other financial documents in lieu of an ITR, such as a land title, car registration, stock certificates and the likes.

  55. Hello po Ma’am! I would like po to inquire about the tourist visa..
    My cousin and I are planning to go to SK next year. The thing is, we both don’t have an ITR or even an employment certificate because both of us are just fresh graduates. But our parents will be the ones spending for our trip as for our graduation gift. So is it okay if we submit our parent’s ITR, bank certificate, and any other documents related to their assets? And would it also help if we include our itinerary for our planned vacation there?
    Thank you po Ma’am. I hope you can address our concerns.

    1. Hi Airam! It might be okay as long ask you could prove that it will be your parents’ graduation gift.

  56. Hi!
    I will be going to Seoul twice next year with two different sets of friends, first will be on February then on April. Would you suggest that I apply for a double visa or the single entry visa lang pero twice ako mag-aapply? Kinakabahan kase ako baka madeny if I apply for the double visa, although these will be my 4th and 5th visit to Seoul na. Baka kase iba ang standards nila for approving double and single entry visas. Eh since magpapang abot naman ung 2 visits ko dun sa validity na 6 months for double visa, napapaisip tuloy ako na un na lang applyan ko para isang puntahan na lang sa embassy. Advise po please! 🙂 Thank you!

  57. Hi. Just wanted to say thank you so much for breaking down this visa stuff. I just got my visa today in order to teach English in South Korea, and the “final entry date” freaked me out. I thought it meant I had to be out of SK before then, which would be impossible seeing that I have to teach a full year in stead of the limit posted on it. Silly me. Again, thank you so much for breaking this down for me.

  58. hi! i just want to ask lang po..
    kasi meron po kaming friend na koreano sa korea na nag invite samin mag work sa company ng father niya..
    and yung father nung friend namin pumayag na mag work kmi dun..
    but the problem is.. we dont have any “bank account” kasi ung work namin eh cash ung sahod…
    we can provide naman lahat ng requirements.. ung bank account lang ung problema namin…
    anu po bang pdeng alternative nun para hindi kami madeny..
    ok lang po ba sponsors?
    ok lang po ba na may magssponsor samin na kamag-anak namin..? (for example- tita, tito)
    and isa samin eh wlang land title (kasi nagnungupahan lang po ) (no cars din)
    and isa pa po first time lang po kami tratravel sa korea…
    i hope you can reply this… thanks 😀

  59. hi ms.betchay i don’t know if you still check this site but I am hoping na mabasa mo inquiry ko..nagpunta kasi ako last Monday sa embassy ng korea 4 kami nag aaply ng visa my 2 daughther and mother in law ko, pagdating sa mother in-law ko hinanapan nya birthcertificate yung father ng baby ko katunayan na sya ay lola nila, nung na provide ko na, hinanap nmn ay itr at employement certificate ng aswa ko, kaso nasa korea sya, ang gusto ko kasi ang ibibigay ko requirements yung sakin dahil ako gagastos, di ko kasi sinabi na nasa korea ama ng baby ko..anu pwede ko gawin para sa mother in-law ko?

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