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  • Tourist visa to South Korea for a domestic helper

    A tourist visa to South Korea is granted for a domestic helper who will be travelling to Korea with her employer for humanitarian reasons such as looking after the elderly, young children, person requiring special assistance. A domestic helper must be hired by the employer for at least 6 months at the time of visa application in order to be eligible. A domestic helper is allowed to enter Korea once a year (i.e every 12 months) and the employer is allowed to bring one domestic helper per trip.

    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.

    Quarantine-Free Travel to Korea

    Quarantine-Free Travel to Korea

    • The applicant should be fully vaccinated with WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) vaccines with the 2nd dose taken between 15 to 180 days of departure.
    • If the 2nd dose was taken more than 180 days ago, a booster dose is required.
    • A person who contracted COVID-19 after receiving 2 doses of vaccine can be considered as fully vaccinated without taking the booster dose if he/she can provide a proof of recovery for verification.
    • Unvaccinated children below the age of 6 may be exempted from quarantine if accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult.
    • The person is not required to remain in a certain country for a certain period of time before travel.
    • Pre-departure PCR test must be taken within 2 days of departure.
    • Travellers must upload their vaccination records and pre-departure PCR test result onto Q-Code System prior to departure. A QR code will be issued to the traveller’s email after registration. The Q-Code is valid for one-time entry. Therefore, you need to register for Q-Code before every entry. If you require clarifications on Q-Code or assistance with any technical difficulties, please contact Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) at +82-2-2633-1339. We will not be able to assist you with the Q-Code.
    • Take an On-Arrival PCR Test (ART is not allowed).​ Children below the age of 6 may be tested at the discretion of the testing officials.
    • Proceed to your accommodation for isolation pending test result. You may proceed to your accommodation in Korea by public transport (i.e bus, train, AREX, KTX), taxi, private vehicle or domestic flight to isolate while waiting for the result of your on-arrival PCR test.​
    • Self-administered ART on day 6 or 7 (arrival day is day 1)​. Reporting of result is not required if negative. In case of a positive result, please contact KDCA at +82-2-2633-1339 or a public health centre immediately. You will be given further instructions from there.

    Required documents for a tourist visa to South Korea

    • Arrange your documents in the order according to the checklist.
    • All documents should be printed or photocopied on A4-sized paper.
    • Separate all the application documents for different applicants into individual sets.
    • NO staples/pins/paper clips should be used on documents.

    Documents required from a domestic helper

    • Completed and signed visa application form.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background (shoulders must be covered!) – can be arranged in our office.
    • Passport (original and copy) with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa.
    • Work permit (original and copy). You are required to use “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain the pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Consent for isolation (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Vaccination certificate.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Documents required from the employer


    One of the following (click on + for details):

    • If you are an employee: a 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 an LTVP / LTVP+ holder.
    • If you are self-employed: latest printout of ACRA biz profile.
    • If you are a student: school letter stating name, passport no. and student status (original and issued within recent 1 month).
    • If you are unemployed: spouse’s company letter, spouse’s passport (copy).

    • Recent 3 months Singapore bank account statements / passbook (original and copy) / e-statements. * Credit/debit card statements will not be accepted.
    • Passport copy of ALL family members who will be travelling to Korea.
    • NRIC/EP/Spass/WP/LTVP/DP (original and copy). 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).
    • A letter of guarantee for FDW.
    • A marriage certificate in English (original and copy) if the employer is married.

    One of the following (click on + for details):

    • Looking after a young child below the age of 13: child’s birth certificate in English (original and copy).
    • Looking after an elderly above the age of 65: employer’s birth certificate in English (original and copy).
    • Other humanitarian reason(s): relevant document(s) to prove the necessity of bringing a domestic helper to Korea.

    Fees for a tourist visa to South Korea


























































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      Processing time for a tourist visa to South Korea

      • Visa processing time for all types of visas is 4 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 12.00. 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.