• Tourist visa to South Korea

    A tourist visa to South Korea is granted for the purpose of tourism and leisure or visiting relatives in South Korea and is valid for 3 months (single entry). Nationals from countries eligible for Electronic Travel Authorisation may apply for K-ETA instead.

    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.

    Required documents for a tourist visa to South Korea

    • 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.
    • Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with one empty page for stamping the visa.
    • 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)

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

    • 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.
    • 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) and marriage certificate in English (original and copy).
      • child’s company letter, child’s passport (copy) and child’s birth certificate in English (original and copy).
      • parent’s company letter, parent’s passport (copy) and child’s birth certificate in English (original and copy).
      • child’s school letter, child’s passport (copy) and child’sbirth certificate in English (original and copy).
      • sibling’s company letter, sibling’s passport (copy) and both applicant and sibling’s birth certificate in English (original and copy.)
      • * Birth/marriage certificate that is not available in English must be translated into English and endorsed by the issuing country’s Embassy/High Commission in Singapore.

    • Recent 3 months Singapore bank account statements / passbook (original and copy) / e-statements. * Credit/debit card statements will not be accepted.
    • 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).
    • Travellers must purchase travel insurance (not required for visa submission) 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.
    • 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 tourist 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.