• Visa to South Korea

    A smooth visa to South Korea application process requires a clear understanding of the step-by-step lodging procedure as well as the necessary set of the documents. Using our 20 years’ experience, we ensure that all your forms are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. This minimises the possibility of visa rejection.

    Global Singapore has been appointed by the South Korean Embassy to submit visa applications on the applicant’s behalf. Travellers who are seeking entry into Korea must submit through a travel agent appointed by the Embassy. We offer assistance with the application process for the following categories of visas to South Korea:

    VTL update, 28/12/2021

    To mitigate the risk of omicron variant, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that travellers who will purchase air tickets for entry in Korea from Singapore between 29 December 2021, 0000hrs and 20 January 2022, 2359hrs would not be eligible to make use of VTL arrangement and to be exempted from quarantine.

    Travellers who already hold valid tickets and meet all other conditions for travel under the VTL will not be affected and may continue to enter Korea under the VTL.

    To apply for a visa to South Korea, you will need to go through a few steps:

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    Check whether your nationality is in the list of countries that established visa-free movement regime with South Korea. In view of the current COVID-19 situation, the visa waiver for visa-free regime countries will remain suspended till further notice. You will need to apply for the Electronic Travel Authorisation (evisa).

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    The Korean Embassy accepts applications from Singapore passport holders and foreigners holding a long-term residence in Singapore (DP, Student Pass, EP, WP and LTVP). Travellers who are seeking entry into South Korea should submit through a travel agent appointed by the Embassy. Global Singapore has been appointed by the South Korean Embassy to submit visa applications on the applicant’s behalf.

    03

    Check whether you have at least one empty page in your passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of exiting South Korea.

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    Choose the required visa type:

    E-visaTourist visaBusiness visaFamily visa

    Visa-free foreign visitors need South Korean ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) approval in order to obtain the boarding pass and to enter the Republic of Korea For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the E-visa requirements and fees page.

    A tourist visa is granted for the purpose of tourism and leisure or visiting relatives and is valid for 3 months (single entry). For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Tourist visa requirements and fees page.

    A business visa is issued for those who are invited to South Korea for business matters and is valid for 3 months (single entry). For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Business visa requirements and fees page.

    A family visa to South Korea is issued for those who are visiting their immediate family members who are Korean nationals for 90 days or less. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Family visa requirements and fees page.

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    Submit all the documents to us, so we can process your visa application:

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    Before travelling to South Korea – what you need to know:

    • Download the Self-Check App.
    • Travellers must purchase travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30 million won (approximately SGD 34,000) for COVID-19 related medical/treatment expenses and hospitalisation cost. The traveller must carry a physical copy of the insurance policy when travelling to Korea.
    • Undergo a COVID-19 PCR test before departure. You may take the pre-departure PCR test at a MOH-approved test provider (see list). The PCR test result must be issued within 72 hours of departure (entering Korea via airport) or within 72 hours of boarding the vessel bound for Korea (entering Korea via seaport).

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    Collect or have your passport with the visa affixed delivered.

    Do not have time to collect your passport? Let us save your time and money and deliver it to you for as low as SGD 10.00. Please, enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.

    Should you have any further questions regarding a visa to South Korea after reading the information on our website, email us at info@globalsingapore.sg. One of our consultants will help you with the query.