• 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 is lifted for ALL travellers regardless of vaccination status starting from 08 June 2022.
    • With effect from 01 October 2022, the on-arrival PCR test requirement will be lifted.
    • ALL travellers including children below the age of 6 are required to register for 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.

    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 the “SGWORKPASS” app to obtain the pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. When the employer scans the QR code of their domestic helper’s work permit, it would not automatically show the employer’s name unlike the old version of the app. In order to show the employer’s details, they will need to click on “My Employment Info” and the helper log in with her Singpass.
    • Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Documents required from the employer

    • One of the following:
      • 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 and that an employee bears all expenses for the trip (original and issued within recent 1 month). LOC (Letter of Consent) issued by MOM is required if you are LTVP / LTVP+ holder.
      • If you are self-employed: latest printout of ACRA business profile (issued within the last month).
      • If you are a student: school letter stating name, passport no. and student status (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:
      • 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.

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      Processing time for a tourist visa to South Korea

      • Visa processing time for all types of visas is 5 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.