• Short Term Employment Visa to South Korea

    A short-term employment visa to South Korea is issued to foreign nationals who intend to work in Korea for 90 days or less. Its validity is 3 months (single entry).

    Travellers who are seeking entry into South Korea must 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.

    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.

    Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travel

    • Travellers using Vaccinated Travel Lane from Singapore to South Korea are exempted from the 10-day quarantine.
    • The traveller must be fully vaccinated​ with WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) COVID-19 vaccines with at least one dose taken in Singapore for minimum two weeks before arrival in Korea and has the vaccination certificate with QR code obtained from Notarise.
    • The traveller must remain in Singapore or Korea for at least 14 days consecutively prior to travel.
    • Accompanying children below the age of 6 who are unvaccinated are eligible to travel to Korea via VTL and are exempted from quarantine. Unvaccinated children age 6 years and above may enter Korea but would be subjected to quarantine for 10 days.
    • The traveller must take a direct flight operated by Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines or Scoot from Singapore to Korea.

    Non-VTL travel

    You are allowed to submit a visa application for non-VTL travel. Kindly indicate “Non-VTL” on the visa application form (top right hand corner). However, only business visa application for non-VTL travel is allowed at the moment. The traveller will be subject to a 10-day quarantine.

    Procedure for application is the same. Applicants who are not eligible for VTL are not required to complete the Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions.

    Required documents for a short-term employment visa to South Korea

    For the required documents, please click on the relevant job category:

    Work onboard vessel / in shipyard or vessel inspection

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) For non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)
    • Letter issued by Singapore company to verify your employment status such as designation, salary, date of hire, date and purpose of visit (original and issued within recent 1 month). LOC (Letter of Consent) issued by MOM is required if you are LTVP / LTVP+ holder.
    • Invitation letter issued by Korean company (fax or scan copy is acceptable). It must include information like date of visit, the purpose of visit, duration of visit and reason why the physical presence of the applicant is required despite COVID-19 situation.
    • Certificate of Business Registration of Korean company (사업자등록증명). It must have been issued within recent 3 months. The Korean company may obtain the document from www.hometax.go.kr.
    • Contract mentioning the provision of manpower or supervision work (a scanned copy is acceptable).
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Dispatch to Korea under service contract

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) for non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)
    • Letter issued by Singapore company to verify your employment status such as designation, salary, date of hire, date and purpose of visit (original and issued within recent 1 month). LOC (Letter of Consent) issued by MOM is required if you are LTVP / LTVP+ holder.
    • Invitation letter issued by Korean company (fax or scan copy is acceptable). It must include information like date of visit, the purpose of visit, duration of visit and reason why the physical presence of the applicant is required despite COVID-19 situation. If you are self-employed, the latest printout of the ACRA biz profile.
    • Certificate of Business Registration of Korean company (사업자등록증명). It must have been issued within recent 3 months. The Korean company may obtain the document from www.hometax.go.kr.
    • Contract (a scanned copy is acceptable).
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Performance in accordance to Public Performance Act

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) for non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)
    • Recommendation letter from Korea Media Rating Board.
    • Performance outline.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Work in e-business, IT, biotechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials industry...etc

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) For non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only).
    • Employment recommendation letter from respective department (affiliated organisations).
    • Certificate of Business Registration of Korean company (사업자등록증명). It must have been issued within recent 3 months. The Korean company may obtain the document from www.hometax.go.kr.
    • Employment contract.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Participate in competitions and matches in exchange for wages (excluding prize money)

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) For non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only).
    • Invitation card or attendance confirmation issued by host institution.
    • Contract that indicates wages / incentives for participation.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    An expert in relevant area or university instructor who lectures/researches on the basis of a contract for remuneration

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) For non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)
    • Letter issued by Singapore company to verify your employment status such as designation, salary, date of hire, date and purpose of visit (original and issued within recent 1 month). LOC (Letter of Consent) issued by MOM is required if you are LTVP / LTVP+ holder.
    • Invitation letter issued by Korean company (fax or scan copy is acceptable). It must include information like date of visit, the purpose of visit, duration of visit and reason why the physical presence of the applicant is required despite COVID-19 situation.
    • Certificate of Business Registration of Korean company (사업자등록증명). It must have been issued within recent 3 months. The Korean company may obtain the document from www.hometax.go.kr.
    • Employment contract for lecture / research in Korea.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Other purposes not defined above

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. The photo must be glued to the application form.
    • Original passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy) For non-Singaporeans. For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)
    • Employment recommendation letter by the Minister of respective department that will state the necessity of hiring.
    • Employment contract.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Agreement to VTL Terms and Conditions (applicable if you are travelling to Korea via VTL).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.


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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a short-term employment visa to South Korea:

      • Visa processing time for all types of visas is 4 to 7 working days excluding the submission day.
      • Urgent service is not available.

      Delivery of your passport:

      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 require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.