1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Korea - South visas and can help you secure a Korea - South visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Korea - South visas at the Korea - South Embassy every day for residents of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korea - South Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Korea - South visa?
The best time to apply for your Korea - South visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Korea - South visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Korea - South visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Important Information

Temporary visa suspension

Please be advised that the Embassy of South Korea has suspended the issuance of business visas until further notice. This is a rapidly changing situation. CIBTvisas is monitoring the situation closely so check our website for updates.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Korea - South Visa for UK Citizens

  1. ETA Eligibility

    Effective 1 September 2021, the Government of South Korea requires your nationality to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) if your business travels comprise activities that are not immediately profit-generating, e.g. simple discussions, meeting with colleagues, attending a conference, etc. To access these requirements, please return to our homepage and select "Business Electronic" from our list of travel purposes.

    If your business activities comprise activities that will generate profits in the near-term, e.g. advanced negotiations, signing of contracts/agreements, etc., then follow the instructions below to request a traditional business visa

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a UK postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Consulate; See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party

  6. Proof of Registration

    This must be provided as a copy of the Business Registration Certificate of the inviting organisation in Korea which must have been issued within the last three months.

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    This must be provided as a copy of the paid flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  8. Consent Form

    One fully completed and signed Quarantine Agreement Form that can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack.

  9. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed visa application form. The form must: 

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.go.kr/openPage.do?MENU_ID=1020408
    • Include an uploaded passport photograph
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant´s passport

  10. Supplementary Form

    Applicants must provide the Health Condition Supplementary Form which can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack.

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

Important Information

Temporary visa suspension

Please be advised that the Embassy of South Korea has suspended the issuance of tourist visas until further notice. This is a rapidly changing situation. CIBTvisas is monitoring the situation closely so check our website for updates.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Korea - South Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid six months beyond entry date

  2. Proof of Residency

    This must be provided as an original permit valid for more than one year from date of visa form submission in a passport that can be supplied

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be typed and signed in the original by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

    A sample Proof of Employment Letter can be found in the Application Pack

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as the applicant's original last three non-online current account bank statements which must show a minimum credit balance of £1,500  which must have been held in account for at least one month

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Photocopy of Application Materials

    A clear colour photocopy of the following document(s) must be submitted to CIBTvisas:

    • The bank statement(s)
    • The flight confirmation
    • The applicant's UK residency visa where applicable

    CIBTvisas will supply this requirement at a fee of £10.00 + VAT if not received with the application. This will minimise the risk of delay with the application

  8. Consent Form

    One fully completed and signed Quarantine Agreement Form that can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack.

  9. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed visa application form. The form must: 

    • Be completed online at: https://www.visa.go.kr/openPage.do?MENU_ID=1020408
    • Include an uploaded passport photograph
    • Be printed on separate pages, forms that are copied back to back are not accepted
    • Be signed in the original
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Bear a signature that matches the applicant´s passport

  10. Supplementary Form

    Applicants must provide the Health Condition Supplementary Form which can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack.

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  12. Children Under the Age of 18

    Applicants under 18 years of age must provide the following additional supporting documents:

    • Original and copy of long birth certificate must be supplied showing the names of both parents
    • Copy of the information page of both parents' valid passports
    • Letter of consent signed by both parents named on the birth certificate. The letter must be typed, signed, dated and addressed to the High Commission. It should also include the full acceptance of immigration responsibilities along with the applicants' address of stay.