Applying for a Tourist Visa for South Korea

Sth Korea Visa Requirements Updates

Filipino & Foreign Passport Holders

for INDIVIDUAL – Rate Php800/Pax

Legends Express Travel is now taking Visa Applications for South Korea at an affordable rate for everyone to enjoy. Should you plan to visit Korea, LEx. has Tour Packages with Korea “Visa FREE” – included in packages. Another customer service offered to our valuable clients by LEx.

Filipinos who wish to travel to South Korea may apply for a Visa only through travel agencies, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines announced Tuesday. The new policy will be implemented starting SEPTEMBER  2019.

According to the Korean Embassy, the new policy will be implemented due to the big increase in Korean visa applicants.
“A total number of visa applicants increased from 90,000 in the year 2015 to 120,000 by the end of 2016. In the year 2018, the total number of visa applicants recorded was around 200,000+,” the embassy said.
The increase in the number of visa applicants caused inconvenience to the applicants.
“This increase in the number of visa applicants caused the applicants to stand in hot weather outside the embassy for hours to wait in line for their turn to apply for respective visas,” the embassy said.

From July 1, all walk-in applicants for a temporary visitor’s visa will no longer be accepted.

The embassy, however, will allow walk-in applicants for the following:
* spouses and children of Koreans,
* holders of visa issuance number,
* Government employees with an official business trip, and 
* those with humanitarian reasons to travel to Korea urgently.

Notes  ~  On Acquiring a VISA
Frequent Flyers, Visa Processing is now 30-35 Business Days 
First-time travelers, Visa Processing is now 30-35 Business Days
This is an average period for Visa Application to most countries.
Some Visa Applications will take 90 Business days – Please inquiry early to avoid disappointment.
Personal appearance in the Embassy may be required by the Embassy you’re applying for your visa from.
We will inform you if you have to make a personal appearance.
Variable Fees may be applicable for certain requirements, (you will be notified if this is applicable )
Any Fees, additional cost paid to the Embassy for a Visa Application, whether Accepted or Denied are Non-Refundable
Each Embassy has their own Rules, Regulations, and Requirements for processing a Visa to enter their Country, we have No Authority to change this process, so it’s up to each individual to meet their requirements.

LEx. will professionally assist you (as an Agent), in every way possible with your Visa Application, in obtaining an Entry Permit/Visa and accepts No Liability in any form, whatsoever, towards acceptance or denial of any Visa application
Should your Visa Application be denied, for any reason, by the Embassy, your course of action is with the Embassy Not with LEx. Should you require any Passport Assistance, please contact your friendly LEx. representative. Contact Form below

A. Tourist/Business Visa Requirements for Employees

1. Application Form (Must be Typewritten – Handwritten Applications will not be accepted)
2. Original Passport (6 months valid from the travel date)
3. 1 piece of Passport size colored picture (Please attach on the application form)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Original Certificate of Employment (must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number (cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address)
7. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
8. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
9. ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy
10. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

Korea Visa Application Form – Apply here

B. Tourist/Business Visa Requirements for Businessmen

1. Application Form (type written)
2. Original Passport (6 months valid from the travel date)
3. 1 piece of Passport size coloured picture (Please attach on the application form)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Photocopy of Business Registration from SEC or DTI
7. Photocopy of Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit
8. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
9. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
10. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorised bank
11. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only) 3

C. Tourist/Business Visa Application for Student

1. Application Form (type written).
2. Original Passport (6 months valid from the travel date)
3. 1 piece of Passport size coloured picture (Please attach on the application form)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. School Certificate (Original)
7. Copy of School ID
8. Copy of Birth Certificate
9. Parents’ Documents – If employed: Employment Certificate Original [must include position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR email address] Photocopy of ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy. – 
If Self-employed: Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy), Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit(Copy), Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorised bank. – Original Bank Certificate [must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance (ADB)]. – Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months) – Copy of NSO Marriage Certificate. 4

Tourist/Business Visa Application for Housewife

1. Application Form (type written)
2. Original Passport (6 months valid from the travel date)
3. 1 piece of Passport size coloured picture (Please attach on the application form)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Additional documents – If husband is employed : Husband’s Employment Certificate Original [must include position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address], Copy of ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy. – If husband is self-employed : Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy), Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit(Copy), Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorised bank.- Original Personal or Husband’s Bank Certificate [must include account type, current balance, account opening date, 6 months average balance (ADB)]. – Personal or Husband’s Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months). 7. Copy of NSO Marriage Certificate 5

Tourist/Business Visa Application for Retiree/Senior Citizen

1. Application Form (type written).
2. Original Passport (6 months valid from the travel date)
3. 1 piece of Passport size coloured picture (Please attach on the application form).
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2).
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only).
6. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
7. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
8. Copy of Senior citizen’s ID * If bank documents to be submitted are named to another family member, submit proof of relationship. (Ex. Copy of Marriage Contract for spouse, Birth Certificate for child, etc) 6

Group Visa

SOUTH KOREA GROUP TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS – Rate Php800/Pax
GROUP VISA IS ONLY APPLICABLE FOR COMPANY INCENTIVE TRIP & EDUCATIONAL TOUR GROUP VISA CONDITIONS:
* Should be a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 20 members per group application.
* Members of the group should travel with the same tour schedule and flight schedule inbound/outbound.
* There should be one assigned representative for a group maximum of 20 members including him/her.
* Representative should be 20-60 years of age. He/she is in charge of controlling the group and reporting in case of unusual events. o List of a maximum of 20 members per each letter with one person assigned as representative. o One visa will be issued to the passport of the representative of the group.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 

(must be submitted by the group representative)

1. Original passport.
✓ 6 months valid from the date of travel.
✓ Should be E-Passport already with a chip-like image on the outside cover, old passport cannot be accepted by the Embassy.
✓ Submit original and Old passport if used in OECD countries within the last five years.
2. Photocopy of passport’s bio page and visa or arrival stamps to any OECD countries within the last 4 years.
3. One (1) passport size picture with white background.
4. Completely filled-out group visa application form. 7

A. INCENTIVE TOUR

1. Group Visa Application Form (typewritten).
2. Original Passports of all the members.
3. Visa request letter from the company – Signatory is President/ CEO only. Must include the following:
✓ Company letterhead, address, contact number.
✓ A list of a maximum of 20 members per each letter included one person assigned as representative. ✓ Name (Surname, First Name, M.I), position and date hired of all employees.
✓ Purpose of entry.
✓ Tour Schedule.
✓ Who will shoulder the cost of travel expenses?
✓ Guarantee that the company shall ensure all the members abide by the laws and regulations of Korea.
4. Business Registration of the Company (DTI/SEC).
5. Business Permit of the Company.
6. Latest ITR of the Company.
7. Business Permit of the travel agency in Korea (ground handler operator).

B. EDUCATIONAL TOUR

1. Group Visa Application Form (typewritten).
2. Original Passports of all the members
3. Visa request letter from the company – Signatory is President/ CEO only. Must include the following:
✓ School letterhead, address, contact number.
✓ A list of a maximum of 20 members per each letter included one person assigned as representative.
✓ Name (Surname, First Name, M.I), course, grade/ year. and date hired of enrolment of all students.
✓ Purpose of entry.
✓ Tour Schedule.
✓ Who will shoulder the cost of travel expenses?
✓ Guarantee that the company shall ensure all the members abide by the laws and regulations of Korea.
4. Business Registration of the School (DTI/SEC)
5. Business Permit of School
6. Latest ITR of The School
7. Business Permit of the travel agency in Korea (ground handler operator)

VISA WAIVER

I have read and understand, that continuing to Purchase, Book, make a Payment a reservation and/or  submit a visa application through LegendsTraveler/LEx./Legends Express Travel Services hereby known as the Company and/or Travel Agency, that I agree and fully understand the provisions set out in this Waiver in relation to a Visa Application(s)- 

That the Company, cannot guarantee the approval/granting approval of my Visa Application
That the said Travel Agency has no control of whatever documents the embassy may require in regards to my application.
Document requirements can be changed per application, without any prior notice by the embassy failure to comply with the submission of any additional documents may result in the pending/cancellation of a visa application
The Company is not responsible for the cancellation, rebooking of missed flight of the application brought about by the delayed submission of lacking documents. 
The Company is not responsible for the delays by the embassy to approve any visa application or changes to visa processing made by an embassy.
The applicant is fully aware of the risk of non-compliance will result in the denial of the application.
The Company does not allow for safe-keeping of documents in the office and in case of loss or damaged documents of the applicant and is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
That in case of delay in releasing of passport from the embassy, the Company will not shoulder the necessary expense(s) incurred in the speedy return of such a document.
The Company is not in any way responsible nor in control of processing times and even delays in the visa application to the embassy.
The counting of days will start after the complete submission of documents and date of mailing/delivery by LBC, JRS, DHL, or any other courier service for filing and final screening. ( Not from the day you submit your visa application to the travel agency )
The Company will not be responsible if the applicant insists on filing the visa application over a short period of processing time.
The required time for a visa application approval or denial can be up to 40 business/working days (6-8 weeks) or longer. We have no control over the time taken by an embassy for a visa application to be approved or delayed.
That any service directly and/or indirectly related to this Visa filing will be at the expense of the applicant.
That cancellation, rebooking, or missed flights will not be shouldered by the Company arising for any negligence or delay of the said applicants in the application process conducted by the processing team or embassy.
You hereby agree that you have fully read and understood the above statements, and by continuing to use this website, with a payment/purchase /application through the Company for any travel product and/or service you understand that Legends Traveler is not liable for any delays, denials, made by an embassy and will abide by the above waiver of the Company. If you do not fully agree with this Waiver, please do not continue to use this site.

Legends Traveler does everything in its power, as a Travel Agency, to ensure a visa application is successful, but we cannot offer any guarantee or overrule any embassy rules, laws or regulations for a visa being approved, delayed or denied!


“To avoid any disappointments we recommend you submit a visa application at least 2 months before your departure date.”
as Legends Traveler will accept no liability for delays or changes made by an Embassy.


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Visa / Passport

LEx. offers Visa Processing & Passport Assistance

LegendsTraveler gives you a hassle-free processing of your visa. We have a team of knowledgeable people who will assist and check the orderliness of your travel documents.

We have listed the basic requirements in processing your visa in your preferred destinations across the globe. We aim to process your visa application within the service standards; however, actual visa processing times will vary depending  which embassy you’re applying your visa for and the actual date we receive your documents. However, visa approval is always subject to the discretion of the given embassy ~ This is a Guide Only.

Filipino & Foreign Passport Holders

Legends Express Travel is now taking Visa Applications for South Korea at an affordable rate for everyone to enjoy. Should you plan to visit Korea, LEx. has Tour Packages with Korea “Visa FREE” – included in packages. Another customer service offered to our valuable clients by LEx.

Legends Traveler does everything in its power, as a Travel Agency, to ensure a visa application and/or Passport application is successful, but we cannot offer any guarantee or overrule any embassy rules, laws or regulations for a visa being approved, delayed or denied!

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