How to Check the Status of Your South Korea Visa Application

How to Check the Status of Your South Korea Visa Application

If you would like to track the status of your South Korea visa application, there’s an online visa portal where you may do so.

The Rundown

  • If you’ve applied for a South Korea visa through a travel agency in the Philippines or directly to the Consulate in Cebu, chances are the waiting game is killing you.

  • It’s a good thing that there’s a way for you to check the status of your Korean visa application online via the Korea Visa Portal.

  • Do note, however, that the data to be shown by the Korea Visa Portal may not be updated real-time, so don’t be too anxious.

  • When your application is approved, why not treat yourself to this authentic Korean BBQ restaurant in Seoul?

Also read: Visit Seoul: Travel Guide to Myeongdong, Itaewon, & More


LATEST UPDATES

September 12, 2019

  • The Embassy announced a change in their processing period for tourist and business visa applications. Find the details here.

August 28, 2019

  • The South Korea ‘Express Visa’ will no longer be available starting September 9, 2019. Full details here.

August 20, 2019

  • Effective August 22, 2019, the South Korea visa processing period for Filipino tourists (as well as others covered by the C-3 category) will increase from seven (7) business days to ten (10) business days. This applies for both first-time and frequent travelers. You can find the official notice here.


Anxiously awaiting the result of your application?

If you submitted your South Korea visa application recently and are feeling worried and impatient, why not browse through these Seoul travel recommendations first instead of imagining the worst? Calm down and stop overthinking. Seoul awaits your visit. 😉

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Steps to Check Your South Korea Visa Application Status

The process to check the status of your Korean visa application is simple. You need only provide your passport number, first name, and birthdate. Here are the steps:

1. Go to the Korea Visa Portal

Click on this link and translate the page to English. You can do this by simply clicking on English at the upper-right handside of the window.

Once translated, the website should look something like this.


2. Click on ‘Check Application Status’

On the sidebar on the right, hover over Check Application Status. You will then see a text that reads Check Application Status & Print. Select this option.

3. Do the search

a. Make sure to tick or select the Diplomatic Office as your ‘Type of Application’
b. Select Passport No.
c. Input the details in the search boxes and hit the Search Button on the right

  • Name should be in this format: [LAST FIRST] or [CRUZ JOHN] or [CRUZ JOHN JAMES], if you have a second name

  • Date of birth should be in this format: [YYYY-MM-DD] or [1993-02-14]

Here’s what it should look like once you’ve filled it out.

Upon clicking ‘search’, it will return a result or data similar to what’s shown below:

Refresh the page from time to time, and you might find your Korean visa application status change from Application Received to Approved. Just go and be easy on your checking.

Actual screenshot of my search result from Jan. 10, 2019. Personal details were changed for privacy.

Actual screenshot of my search result from Jan. 10, 2019. Personal details were changed for privacy.


TIPS!

  • If your search returns a result of No search data has been found, it may be due to the following reasons:

    • You did not follow the format when inputting your name, date of birth, or passport number.

    • You’ve probably checked too soon.

    • Your chosen travel agency that’s designated to process your visa application has not submitted your requirements yet.

  • Do note of the processing or lead time set forth by the Embassy for South Korea visa applications:

    • At least ten (10) working days for regular processing (as of September 12, 2019)

    • At least 7 working days for those who applied directly to the Consulate in Cebu

  • Think positive.

  • If your application is denied, read the end portion of this article.


All the best

Whatever the result of your South Korea visa application is, stay positive!

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