South Korea Tourist Visa
South Korea, an East Asian country on the South Half of the Korean Peninsula, is known for its lush, hilly countryside, cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, as well as its coastal fishing villages, subtropical islands and high-tech cities like Seoul.
South Korean tourist visa is awarded to people wishing to visit the Republic of Korea or South Korea for specific purposes. The visa enables a person to enter the country for sightseeing purposes, to visit friends and relatives or to attend conferences, cultural events, artistic activities or religious ceremonies. The single-entry visa is valid for three months.
About South Korea
A country in East Asia, Korea is surrounded by waters on three sides, with more mountainous region than plains.
South Korea is bordered by North Korea in the North, the East Sea in the east, the East China Sea in the south, and the Yellow Sea in the west.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea.
Prominent tourist destinations in South Korea –
· Bukchon Hanok Village
· Seoraksan National Park
· Lotte World
· Gwanghwamun Gate
· Jeju Island
· Blue House
· Hallyeo Maritime National Park
· Gyeongbokgung Palace
· Changdeokgung Palace
WHY VISIT SOUTH KOREA
There are many reasons that make South Korea worth visiting. These include –
- Cherry blossams in spring
- Visit gorgeous palaces
- Stunning nature
- Majestic architecture
- Shopping destination
- Culture and its people
Documents required for the South Korea Visit visa application:
- A valid passport
- Passport size photos
- Old passports and visa
- A copy of your completed and signed visa application form
- Details about your itinerary
- Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings
- Copy of return ticket
- A cover letter with all the required details about your itinerary
- Proof that you have enough finances to fund your visit
- Salary slip for last 6 months
- Income tax returns for last 3 years
- Travel insurance
Before you apply for a tourist visa, ensure that you meet the visa requirements, fill the application form, attach the required documents and pay the required fees.
Here are the details of the visit visa fees:
|Single entry||INR 2,800|
|Multiple entry||INR 6,300|
It can take anywhere between 5 to 8 working days in order to process the visa. Individuals should make their applications in advance to avoid delays in their travel plans.
How Y-Axis Can Help
- Advise you on the required documentation
- Advise you on the funds that need to be shown
- Fill out the application forms
- Review your documents for the visa application
Which visa do I need to visit South Korea?
You would have to apply for Temporary Visit [C3] visa, allowing the visa holder to stay in South Korea for a short time for purposes of – tourism, visiting relatives, transit, attending conference etc.
Do keep in mind that the purpose of visit for which a South Korea C3 visa is granted must not be for profit.
Which visa do I need to visit South Korea for a musical performance?
Those intending to visit South Korea seeking profit from performance of fine arts, literature, or music etc. would have to apply for the Short Term Employment [C4] visa.
This visa category is also for writers, photographers, composers, sculptors, and painters.
However, for a C4 to be granted, the period of stay in South Korea should be less than 90 days. For a stay involving 91 days and above, an E6 visa will have to be applied for instead.
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