Revealed: 2022 • 09 • 21
One of many international locations I’ve been virtually desperately eager to return to is South Korea. So when the Korean authorities introduced it will lastly start accepting vacationer visa functions once more, I used to be the primary to e-book flights.
The issue is, Korea is a particularly in style vacation spot, particularly amongst Filipinos. Whereas the Korean Embassy in Manila continues to be making an attempt to get again to regular operations, visa functions began piling up. However that’s not all. The embassy has additionally posted a discover warning in opposition to submission of falsified necessities like certificates of employment, financial institution certificates, ITR or different paperwork, implying an increase in doubtful paperwork it receives. In keeping with journey brokers we talked to, it’s due to this that the embassy turned stricter and extra meticulous in reviewing functions.
All these led to the Embassy limiting the variety of functions it accepts per day. Stroll-in candidates shaped lengthy queues as early because the night time earlier than simply to ensure they make it to the cutoff. I do know this as a result of I’ve tried a number of occasions! I fell in line for hours solely to be informed that they couldn’t settle for my utility as a result of they’d already reached the day’s quota.
Fortuitously, the Korean Embassy just lately launched a web based appointment system! The excellent news is, it eliminates the necessity for candidates to bodily spend the night time lining up. The dangerous information is, as with every different new system, it could actually nonetheless be fairly complicated. Fortunately, I used to be capable of efficiently reserve a slot whereas documenting the whole course of. On this article, I’ll share with you precisely the way to safe a visa utility appointment with the Korean Embassy.
However first, a couple of reminders:
- Be sure you have the next with you:
– a working e-mail deal with. You’ll want this to retrieve an authentication code.
– your passport particulars, significantly your title and passport quantity.
- You possibly can schedule an appointment for your self, dad and mom and youngsters ONLY. Exterior these circumstances, making use of for a bunch or different individuals isn’t allowed.
- The very best time to e-book is Tuesday, when the embassy opens slots for the approaching week. Nevertheless, some slots do open up on different days if different candidates or the embassy itself cancels their appointment.
- Use Google Chrome. I discover it to be extra appropriate to the web site than different browsers.
- Be fast. The variety of slots dwindle FAST and be all gone in a matter of minutes.
- This information is just for particular person candidates. You may additionally apply by way of a chosen journey company.
Right here’s the way to get an appointment with the Korean Embassy for visa utility:
WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS GUIDE?
You will discover it at https://consul.mofa.go.kr/en/major.do.
Beneath the APPLY FOR A CONSULAR SERVICE tab, click on on RESERVATION TO VISIT A DIPLOMATIC MISSION. It’s the primary button beneath this tab.
On the following web page, a pop up will seem: Please log in as a non-member to entry this service. Click on OK. Then, observe these steps.
- On the log-in kind, click on on the CONSENT TO ALL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE button. It would show the phrases. Learn and scroll down, after which click on CONFIRM.
- Enter your title as indicated on the passport that you’ll use.
- Enter your e mail deal with.
- Click on SEND AUTHENTICATION NUMBER. The system will ship a code to the e-mail deal with you simply entered. It often takes a minute or so, however at peak occasions, it could actually take so long as half-hour.
- Enter the authentication quantity you obtained and click on VERIFY.
- Beneath contact info, enter your telephone or cell quantity.
- Click on NON-MEMBERSHIP LOG IN.
Earlier than you attain this sort, you is perhaps redirected first to a digital “ready room”, relying on how heavy the customer site visitors is on the time. The web page will present you the way a lot time (in seconds) it’s good to wait earlier than it takes you to the reservation web page.
As soon as on the Reservation web page, select the next:
- Beneath SELECT A DIPLOMATIC MISSION, select EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES. That is the Korean Embassy in Manila. (It’s towards the underside of the listing.) Word that there are two Philippine missions on the listing. The opposite is the Consulate Common in Cebu. Be sure you choose the correct one.
- Beneath SELECT A CONSULAR SERVICE, select VISA (INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS FOR TOURISM). After which, beneath it, tick the field subsequent to VISA (INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS FOR TOURISM). It’s the one selectable field.
You’ll see that not all dates are clickable. The grayed out dates can’t be chosen. Choose a date.
After you choose a date, click on the radio button beside 09:30. That is the one obtainable time of submission for vacationer visa candidates. These are the time allocations:
- 08:30 AM – accredited journey businesses and particular person candidates for household go to and Filipino spouses of Korean nationals
- 09:30 AM – particular person candidates for tourism visa solely
- 10:30 AM – businesses for PEA or seasonal staff and particular person candidates for official convention, leisure, sports activities, enterprise, research, spiritual go to, international diplomat, worldwide group, and many others.
Though it’s the one choice, don’t overlook to nonetheless tick 09:30. You gained’t be capable of transfer on to the following step in any other case.
If all dates are grayed out and never clickable, it means there are not any extra obtainable slots on the time. You possibly can wait and carry on refreshing.
NOTE: The Embassy solely opens slots for the approaching week each TUESDAY. This makes Tuesday one of the best time to attempt to get an appointment. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that you simply gained’t be capable of discover a slot some other day. Generally, the Embassy or the applicant themselves cancel their appointment, placing refreshed slots up for grabs.
Beneath SPECIFIC REQUESTS, enter your passport quantity! For those who’re additionally making use of to your dad and mom/youngsters beneath this appointment, you need to enter all of your full names and corresponding passport numbers.
For those who don’t fill within the SPECIFIC REQUESTS discipline, the Embassy will routinely cancel your appointment and also you’ll must discover a new slot. I discovered this the arduous approach, so don’t make the identical mistake.
As soon as all the things is so as, sort within the CAPTCHA code and click on MAKE RESERVATION.
A word will pop up. Verify if all the main points are appropriate. You gained’t be capable of modify it afterwards. If it’s good to change one thing, you’ll must cancel and make one other reservation. If all the things is appropriate, click on OK.
You’ll be taken again to the RESERVATION web page, which can now show your scheduled appointment. On the far proper, beneath RESERVATION RECEIPT, click on PRINT.
It appears like this:
IMPORTANT! Don’t forget to print or save a duplicate of this receipt. They may test it once you go to the Embassy in your appointment date. With out it, you’ll be denied entry to the premises.
You’ll additionally obtain a affirmation by way of e mail.
Deliver the next:
- a printed or comfortable copy of your Reservation Affirmation
- Accomplished visa utility kind
- Passport and identification card
- All the opposite required paperwork
IMPORTANT! Solely the visa candidates themselves whose names and passport numbers are indicated on the Reservation Receipt can be allowed to enter the Embassy. For those who’re caught making use of for somebody aside from your self, your dad and mom or your youngsters, you’ll be blacklisted by the Embassy.
I didn’t make an appointment. Can I nonetheless make a walk-in go to to the Embassy?
NO. Stroll-in candidates are not accepted, whatever the visa sort you’re making use of for.
An appointment is required to be allowed entry.
I can’t discover a slot. Is there some other approach of making use of for a visa?
YES. You could apply by way of a chosen journey company. They’re given their very own slots and hour.
Nevertheless, businesses are additionally topic to a sure quota or restrict set by the Embassy. Relying on the quantity of functions, journey businesses could select to refuse accepting functions, particularly in case your journey date is drawing close to.
Ought to I nonetheless make an appointment on-line if I’m making use of by way of a journey company?
NO. The designated journey company should make the appointment in your and different candidates’ behalf.
Can I make an appointment for my partner (husband/spouse) or siblings (brother/sister)?
NO. You could solely apply for your self, your dad and mom, or your youngsters.
Somebody requested this query on the Korean Embassy’s official Fb web page. In keeping with it, husbands and wives should make a separate appointment. I do know it sounds inconvenient, however right here’s a screenshot:
All of the Embassy’s revealed notices completely mentions dad and mom and youngsters. Spouses and siblings aren’t included, though they’re rapid family members, too.
The Embassy provides: “Your appointments to your cousins, nephews, nieces and different family members can be cancelled by the Embassy.”
Can I make an appointment for my pals who can be my journey companions to Korea?
NO, they need to safe an appointment slot on their very own though you’ll be touring collectively.
Every applicant can e-book just for himself alone or for a mother or father or baby. In case your companion isn’t a mother or father or a baby, they should safe a separate appointment.
Can I make a number of appointments beneath my title?
NO. Solely appointments for your self, mother or father or baby can be accepted. All your appointments can be cancelled by the Embassy.
For those who’re caught making two or extra appointments beneath one title, you and all the opposite candidates related to you’ll be blacklisted by the Embassy.
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