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South Korea Express Visa: 2-day Application Available for Filipinos

Planning a trip to Korea any time soon? Last November 12, 2018, the embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines made it possible for Filipinos to receive their visa results faster with the South Korea Express Visa!

With this new process, you will only have to wait no more than two days to get your application processed.

Before this, applicants had to wait for at least three business days for frequent travelers with visas from any OECD-member country, and five business days for first-time applicants.

It is important to note, however, that the two-day processing time does not include the day of submission of all requirements.

How to apply for a Korean Express Visa:

1. Fill out the Express Visa application form.
2. Gather all requirements.
3. Submit accomplished form and requirements to any accredited travel agency.
4. Pay your agency’s service fee and an additional PHP1,000 non-refundable express visa processing fee.
5. Wait for the results.

Unlike the regular visa application, the express visa form only consists of one page.

You will just need to fill out your name, date of birth, gender, and signature.

Regardless of the outcome, the PHP1,000 express visa fee will not be refunded.

Take note that the express visa processing is only applicable for tourism purposes.

Those who wish to apply for a spouse visa, working visa, or a study abroad visa will have to go through the regular process.

N Seoul Tower

As was implemented last July 2018, all Korean visa hopefuls will have to course everything through a travel agency. Going straight to the Korean embassy is no longer allowed.

All applications forms and requirements have to be submitted between 8:30AM to 11AM from Monday to Friday. Releasing of results is from 1:30PM to 4PM on business days.


Click here for more information on the Korean visa application requirements!

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