Revealed: 2022 • 09 • 21
One of many international locations I used to be nearly determined to return to is South Korea. So when the Korean authorities introduced that it will lastly begin accepting vacationer visa functions once more, I used to be the primary to e-book flights.
The issue is that Korea is a particularly in style vacation spot, particularly amongst Filipinos. Whereas the Korean embassy in Manila remains to be attempting to return to regular work, visa functions have began to reach. However it isn’t every thing. The embassy has additionally issued a warning in opposition to submitting fraudulent necessities similar to employment certificates, financial institution certificates, ITRs or different paperwork, suggesting a rise within the variety of suspicious paperwork it receives. In keeping with the journey companies we spoke to, it was for that reason that the embassy tightened and scrutinized the requests.
All this precipitated the Embassy to restrict the variety of functions accepted per day. Proposed candidates had already shaped lengthy queues the evening earlier than to verify they received to the cutoff. I do know this as a result of I’ve tried many occasions! I queued for hours solely to be informed they could not settle for my software as that they had already reached their day by day quota.
Happily, the Korean Embassy just lately launched a web based appointment system! The excellent news is that it eliminates the necessity to bodily spend the evening in line. The unhealthy information is that, as with all different new system, it will possibly nonetheless be fairly complicated. Happily, I used to be capable of efficiently e-book a seat whereas documenting your entire course of. On this article, I’ll share with you the precise strategy to safe your visa appointment on the Korean embassy.
However first just a few reminders:
- Ensure you have with you:
– working e-mail handle. This can be wanted to recuperate the authentication code.
– passport information, specifically identify and surname and passport quantity.
- You can also make an appointment ONLY for your self and accompanying dad and mom, youngsters and partner. Exterior of those situations, reporting to the group or different people isn’t permitted.
- The most effective time to e-book is each second Thursday when the embassy opens locations for the approaching week. Extra info on this within the FAQ part beneath. Nevertheless, some venues open on different days if different candidates or the embassy itself cancels the appointment.
- Use Google Chrome. I discover it extra website suitable than different browsers.
- Rush. The variety of slots decreases FAST and disappears inside minutes.
- This information is for particular person candidates solely. It’s also possible to apply by means of your designated journey agent.
This is learn how to make an appointment with the Korean embassy to use for a visa:
WHAT DOES THIS GUIDE COVER?
It may be discovered at https://consul.mofa.go.kr/en/predominant.do.
Within the APPLY FOR CONSULAR SERVICES tab, click on BOOKING A VISIT TO A DIPLOMATIC MISSION. That is the primary button beneath this tab.
A pop-up window will seem on the subsequent web page: To entry this service, log in as a non-member. Click on OK. Then observe these steps.
- Please enter your identify in keeping with the passport you’ll be utilizing.
- Enter your e-mail handle.
- Click on SEND AUTHENTICATION NUMBER. The system will ship the code to the e-mail handle you offered. It normally takes a few minute, however throughout peak hours it will possibly take as much as half-hour.
- Enter the authentication quantity you obtained and click on VERIFY.
- Within the contact info space, enter your telephone or cell quantity.
- Click on NON MEMBERSHIP LOG IN.
Earlier than you attain this sort, you could first be redirected to a digital “ready room”, relying on how a lot customer site visitors there may be on the time. The location will let you know how a lot time (in seconds) you must wait earlier than continuing to the reserving web page.
On the reserving web page, choose the next choices:
- In SELECT A DIPLOMACY MISSION, choose EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES. That is the Korean embassy in Manila. (It is on the backside of the checklist.) Discover that there are two Philippine missions within the checklist. The opposite is the Consulate Basic in Cebu. Ensure you select the right one.
- Within the SELECT CONSULAR SERVICE part, choose VISA (INDIVIDUAL TOURISM APPLICANTS). After which beneath it test the field subsequent to VISA (INDIVIDUAL TOURISM APPLICANTS). That is the one discipline to select from.
You will note that not all dates are clickable. Grayed out dates can’t be chosen. Choose a date.
After choosing the date, click on the button subsequent to 09:30. That is the one time accessible for making use of for a vacationer visa. Listed below are the time slots:
- 08:30 – accredited journey brokers and particular person candidates for household visits and Filipino spouses of Korean residents
- 09:30 – solely particular person candidates for a vacationer visa
- 10:30 – PEA companies or seasonal staff and particular person candidates for official convention, leisure, sports activities, enterprise, research, non secular go to, international diplomat, worldwide group, and so forth.
Though it is the one choice, do not forget to tick 09:30. In any other case, you will be unable to proceed to the subsequent step.
If all dates are greyed out and unclickable, there are not any extra seats accessible at the moment. You’ll be able to wait and proceed refreshing.
PLEASE NOTE: The Embassy opens locations for the approaching two weeks solely each different THURSDAY. That is the perfect time to attempt to make an appointment. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that you simply will be unable to discover a free spot on one other day. Generally the embassy or the applicant himself cancels the go to, providing refreshed locations to go.
‼️ IN SPECIAL APPLICATIONS, write your passport quantity! In case you are additionally making use of on your dad and mom/youngsters/partner as a part of this assembly, you need to present all of your names and their corresponding passport numbers.
If you don’t full the SPECIAL REQUESTS discipline, the Embassy will mechanically cancel your go to and you’ll have to discover a new nest. I discovered it the exhausting approach so do not make the identical mistake.
When every thing is okay, enter the CAPTCHA code and click on MAKE A BOOKING.
A be aware will seem. Verify that every one information is appropriate. It can’t be modified later. If you wish to change one thing, you’ll have to cancel and make one other reserving. If every thing is appropriate, click on OK.
You may be taken again to the BOOKING web page the place your scheduled go to will now be displayed. On the appropriate, beneath BOOKING CONFIRMATION, click on PRINT.
It seems to be like this:
‼️ IMPORTANT! Do not forget to print or make a copy of this receipt. They are going to test this when visiting the Embassy on the day of the go to. With out it, you’ll not be allowed into the power.
Additionally, you will obtain an e-mail affirmation.
Deliver the next:
- a printed or digital copy of the Reservation Affirmation
- A accomplished visa software kind
- Passport and ID card
- All different required paperwork
‼️ IMPORTANT! Solely visa candidates whose names and passport numbers seem on the Reserving Affirmation can be admitted to the Embassy. In case you are caught soliciting somebody aside from your self, your dad and mom, youngsters or partner, you’ll be blacklisted by the embassy.
I did not make an appointment. Can I nonetheless go to the embassy?
NOT. Visa candidates are not accepted, no matter the kind of visa they apply for.
An appointment is required to enter.
I can not discover the socket. Is there some other strategy to apply for a visa?
YES. You’ll be able to apply by means of your designated journey agent. They’ve their very own locations and hours.
Nevertheless, companies are additionally topic to sure quotas or limits set by the embassy. Relying on the variety of functions, journey companies could refuse to simply accept functions, particularly in case your journey date is approaching.
Ought to I nonetheless make an appointment on-line if I’m making use of by means of a journey agent?
NOT. The designated journey agent should prepare the appointment on behalf of you and different candidates.
Can I make an appointment for my partner (husband/spouse)?
YES. On October 4, the Korean embassy launched an replace stating that spouses can now be included in group conferences. Now you may make an appointment for your self, your dad and mom, youngsters or partner.
This was not allowed earlier than. As was clear from the Embassy’s earlier FB web page, husbands and wives should prepare a separate assembly.
However since then the rule has been modified.
Can I make an appointment for a sibling (brother/sister)?
NOT. You’ll be able to solely apply for your self, your dad and mom, youngsters or partner.
The siblings usually are not included in any of the embassy’s bulletins, although they’re additionally subsequent of kin.
The Embassy provides: “Your appointments with cousins, nephews, nieces and different kinfolk can be canceled by the Embassy.”
Can I make an appointment for pals to accompany me on my journey to Korea?
NO, they need to e-book the assembly place themselves, even if you’re touring collectively.
Every applicant could make a reserving for themselves or for a dad or mum, little one or partner. If the accompanying particular person isn’t a dad or mum, partner or little one, they have to prepare a separate appointment.
Can I prepare a number of conferences beneath my identify?
NOT. Solely visits for your self, partner, dad or mum or little one can be accepted. The embassy cancels all visits.
In case you are caught arranging two or extra appointments beneath the identical identify, you and all different candidates linked to you’ll be blacklisted by the embassy.
When is the perfect time to make an appointment?
The Embassy opens locations for the approaching two weeks each different THURSDAY. That is the perfect time to attempt to make an appointment. Right here is the schedule for the approaching months.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that you simply will be unable to discover a free spot on one other day. Generally the embassy or the candidates themselves cancel the go to, providing refreshed locations to go.
I maintain getting this error: System briefly failed. Please attempt once more later. What does it imply?
it sounds: The system briefly failed. Please attempt once more later.
You’ll be able to simply refresh the web page as it’ll present this error it doesn’t matter what you click on.
2022/10/11 – Displays the October 4 replace that features a partner in calling the appliance.
09/29/2022 – To begin with