South Korea Electronic Visa - Individual

South Korea Electronic Visa – Individual

What is an electronic visa?

An electronic visa is a type of visa that you can apply for and get online without needing to go to the embassy, making it easier for travelers who want to visit Korea.

Eligibility Criteria for Electronic Visa Issuance

Below are the residence statuses eligible for electronic visa issuance, along with their respective visa types and application requirements:

Professor (E-1), Research (E-3), Technical Instructor (E-4), Professional (E-5), and Specified Activities (E-7) visas, including accompanying family members (F-3) visa.

Specified Activities (E-7) visa applicants must be advanced science and technology personnel with an employment recommendation letter, also known as the GOLD CARD.

Medical tourism (C-3-3) or medical treatment (G-1-10) visa applicants must be endorsed by excellent foreign patient attraction institutions.

Short-term commercial (C-3-4) visa applicants should be invited by domestic companies.

Individuals who have entered the country on a short-term visit (C-3) basis three or more times since January 1, with no record of illegal stay or other crimes during their stay.

Foreign scientists invited by government-funded research institutes or certified universities in the field of science and technology are eligible for short-term employment (C-4) visas.

Applicants are scheduled to enroll in master’s or doctoral programs at accredited universities (D-2-3, D-2-4) or study abroad at excellent accredited universities (D-2).

Application Procedure for South Korea E- Visa

Here’s the step-by-step process for both applicants and sponsors to follow when applying for a visa:

For Applicants:

  • Completion of Application Form
  • Making e-Payment
  • Confirmation your invitation
  • Reception and Review of the form
  •  Printing and sending the Confirmation

For Sponsors:

  • Login to the secure online portal
  • Facilitating Completion of the Application Form
  • e- Payment
  • Supporting Through Reception and Review Processes
  • Printing and sending confirmation

Required Documents for Visa Application

To apply for a visa, you’ll need to gather the following documents:

  • Scanned images of your passport pages.
  • A digital photograph in natural color, sized at 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
  • A credit card for electronic fee payment.
  • Soft copies of any other documents required for your specific intended stay status.
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