South Korea Student Visa Requirements

PRE-DEPARTURE KOREA: Visa Application

In applying for your student application, there shouldn’t be any problem as long as you have all the required documents. Processing the documents would take 3-7 days and you may choose to do it by yourself or through a travel agent. You will have to leave your passport, and don’t lose your receipt/claim stub!

Visa Requirements (Student)

1. Application Form ( may/may not be typewritten

2. 1 passport sized colored picture

3. Passport (original and photocopy of the first page; must be at least 6 months valid

4. School Certificate (original)

5. Photocopy of School ID

6. Birth Certificate (photocopy)

7. From parents: Bank Certificate (Original),  Employment Certificate (Original), Income Tax Return (Photocopy), Affidavit of Support

If invited to Korea: Original Invitation Letter notarized in Korea & photocopy of the invitor’s passport

IMPORTANT: Submit the documents sent by the School (the letter and the Certificate of Admission both Original)

sample korean visa

sample korean visa

TIPS:

  • The Application form is available online or you can get the form in the Embassy before you line up.
  • Prepare PHP 2,500 for your visa application. Line up early, you can go up the elevators only around 9 am.
  • When printing out the visa form from the internet, be sure to print one page only.
  • Apply for your Certificate of Enrollment and Grades (just in case you need it) from the Registrar’s Office, it takes a few days to process your request.
  • Photocopy all your original documents before submitting them (again, just in case you need it).

More details:

The Embassy of Korea (Republic) in Manila, Philippines
18th Floor, The Pacific Star Building Sen. Gil Puyat corner Makati Avenue Makati City, 1226 Metro Manila, Philippines
City: Makati City
Phone: (+63) 2 811-6139 to 44
Fax: (+63) 2 811-6148
Web Site: http://embassy_philippines.mofat.go.kr
Email: dipinfom@mofat.go.kr
Office Hours: 08.30-12.00 and 13.30-17.30

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2 responses to “South Korea Student Visa Requirements

  1. good day,,,can you give me requirements for Student visa in korea?

    and most likely how much is the money we need to present in our bank certificate?

    • the requirements are listed above, those are the requirements for Filipino students planning to go to Korea. As for the amount of money it’s around $3,600-$4500 dollars for four months.

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