TRAVEL: How to get a Korean Visa (Tourist)

Note: Visa application for employees without guarantor and for Philippine Passport holders only 🙂

Getting a Korean Visa is as easy as 1-2-3.

STEP 1: Secure all the requirements needed.

  • Original passport valid for more than 6months
  • Application form printed in A4 sized paper
  • Recent passport- sized ID picture
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Original Bank Certificate with 6months ADB
  • Original Bank Statement for the last 3 months
  • Photocopy of Passport’s Bio-page
  • Original and Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable)
  • Photocopy of ITR or BIR Form 2316
  • Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable)

STEP 2: Submit your application.

Proceed directly at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines (122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig city 1634, Philippines). No need to schedule an appointment, you may apply walk-in from Monday- Friday 8:30AM- 11:00AM only.

3 working days for frequent travelers with tourist visas within 5 years from OECD countries and 5 working days for first timers. Note that these may be extended depending on your Consul decision.

Waiting game begins….

STEP 3: Claim your Visa 🙂

Present the claim slip on the same window and tadaaah, it’s done!

Releasing is from Monday- Friday 1:30PM-4:00PM only.


  • Arrive early or at least before 10:30AM
  • Windows will open at exactly 8:30AM
  • You will sign- up at the entrance and proceed directly inside the embassy
  • Have your documents neatly compiled, ID picture pasted on the application form and fall- in line at the checker near the entrance door; he will give your queue and window number
  • Wait for your number be called; usually, it’ll take less than 5mins on the designated window
  • No parking nearby, suggest you take uber/ grab instead
  • Issued Visa is valid for 3 months upon issuance
  • No Visa fee for 59 days stay; 60- 90days stay- Php1,800
  • There’s an on- going BDO Credit Card and BPI Credit Card promo for multiple entry visa valid until Dec 31, 2019!

Annyeonghaseyo Korea! 🙂

I’ll see you Nam Joo Hyuk!



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