UPDATE: Travel Agencies to Process South Korea Tourist Visa Applications Starting July 1

UPDATE: Travel Agencies to Process South Korea Tourist Visa Applications Starting July 1

No more long lines.

The Rundown

  • The Embassy has designated 35 travel agencies to process all South Korea tourist visa applications beginning July 1, 2018.

  • This is to accommodate the increasing number of visa applicants and improve the application process.

  • Walk-in applicants, except for a number of categories, will no longer be accommodated after June 30, 2018.

For the new guide, also read: Applying for a Korean Visa Through An Accredited Travel Agency

What's New

Queue outside the Embassy in Taguig.

Queue outside the Embassy in Taguig.

Starting July 1, 2018, the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea in the Philippines will no longer accept walk-in applicants for the South Korea Tourist Visa. Those who intend to apply will have to submit their application to an authorized travel agency for processing. This is to offer a better experience for applicants, who normally would have to queue for long hours despite the harsh sun, rain, and pollution.

However, those who are spouses and children of Koreans, holders of Visa Issuance Number, Government Employees with official business trip, and/or travelers with urgent humanitarian reasons will still be allowed to do a walk-in application.

List of Designated Travel Agencies

The following is a short list of authorized travel agencies for your South Korea tourist visa application. For a more comprehensive directory and visa guide, find the link to our new visa application guide below.

CEBU

  • GrandHope Travel, Inc.

    • Lower Ground Level, SM City - NRA, Cebu City

    • 032-234-0764

  • Hankookceb Corp.

    • Trans Asia Building Room 301 Cor. MJ Cuenco Ave, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City

    • 032-238-2595 or 02-776-0253

MAKATI

  • Adventure International

    • G/F, 3rd & 4th Floor, Eurovilla 2, Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

    • 02-884-9400

  • Ark Travel Express Inc.

    • 146 Alfaro Place, L.P Leviste St. Salcedo Village, Makati City

    • 02-816-6416

  • Blue Horizons Travel and Tours Inc.

    • 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Avenue Cor. Sen Gil Puyat, Makati City

    • 02-988-5000

  • Casto Travel Philippines Inc.

    • 2/F Tuscan Bldg., 114 VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

    • 02-810-0079

  • City Travel and Tours Corporation

    • LG8 Cityland 10 Tower 1, H.V Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

    • 02-812-9111

  • Constellation Travels, Inc.

    • 11/F Pryce Center Condominium 1179 Chino Roces Ave. cor. Bagtikan St.
      San Antonio Village, Makati City

    • 02-224-1730

  • First United Travel Inc.

    • Garden Level Corinthian Plaza Paso de Roxas, Makati City

    • 02-818-7181 or 02-819-3919

  • Marsman Drsydale Travel Inc.

    • 19/F, Robinsons Summit Center Ayala Avenue, Makati City

    • 02-887-0000

  • North Star International Travel, Inc.

    • 19/F Trident Tower 312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

    • 02-485-7272

  • Rajah Travel Corporation

    • 3/F 331 Building, 331 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

    • 02-894-0886

  • Rakso Air Travel and Tours Inc.

    • 3/F Rico Bldg. #112, Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

    • 02-651-9000

  • Reli Tours and Travel Company

    • 3/F Dusit Hotel cor. Edsa Pasay Road, Makati City

    • 02-894-1214

  • Sharp Travel Service (Phils.) Inc.

    • Suite 504 Alexander House Bldg. Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

    • 02-817-0071 to 74

  • Swire Travel Philippines Inc.

    • 3/F Country Spacel Bldg. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

    • 02-817-1082

  • The Baron Travel Corporation

    • 5/F PCCI Corporate Center 118 L.P. Leviste Street Salcedo Village, Makati City

    • 02-817-4926

  • TravelServices, Inc.

    • 2/F Trinity Insurance Center 7504 Bagtikan Street, San Antonio, Makati City

    • 02-706-8600

MANDALUYONG

  • Aboex Travel and Tours

    • Unit 14 Upper Ground Globe Tower Plaza 1, Pioneer St., Cor. Madison St., Mandaluyong

    • 077-722-2141 or 02-246-1518

  • Travelpros

    • 5/F SM Megamall Bdlg B. Edsa, Mandaluyong City

    • 6340265 or 6340266

MANILA

  • Budget Travel and Tours Inc.

    • Suite 3, Metropolitan Tower, Mabini St. Malate Manila

    • 02-523-8120

  • Getaway Tours International Inc.

    • 576 San Andres St. near corner Adriatico St. Malate, Manila

    • 02-524-2202 or 02-524-2252

  • Horizon Travel and Tours, Inc.

    • 490 Potenciana Mansion Sta Monica St., Ermita Manila

    • 02-521-2586

  • International Journeys Inc.

    • Unit 2, 3/F Altra Center, 1663 Jorge Bocobo Street Malate, Manila

    • 02-4000-550

  • Las Palmas Tours and Travel Agency, Inc.

    • G/F Unit B2, Imperial Bayfront Tower, 1642 A. Mabini St. Malate, Manila

    • 02-711-7069

  • Pan Pacific Travel Corporation

    • 353 E.T. Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila

    • 02-243-6666

  • Uni-Orient Travel Inc.

    • 447 Juan Luna Street, Binondo, Manila

    • 02-243-3888

PASAY

  • Come on Phils. Golf & Travel Agency Inc.

    • A-36 HK Sun Plaza Macapagal, Pasay

    • 02-810-1959

  • Hanatour Manila Inc.

    • 2/F Damon Bldg., Macapagal Avenue, 1011 Pasay, Metro Manila

    • 02-403-3993

  • Island Resort Club Tour Services, Inc.

    • Unit 109-P, G/F Five Ecom Center, Pacific Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

    • 02-708-9999

PASIG

  • KP Joeun Consultancy Inc.

    • Retail 9, Goldland Millenia Tower J., Escriva Drive Ortigas Center, Pasig City

    • 02-854-5514, 02-4511282, or 02-998-6639

  • MNK Travel and Tours Corp.

    • 802 One Corp. Center, Julia Vargas Cor., Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

    • 02-687-4443

  • Party-on Travel and Tour Community Inc.

    • Unit C2 17/F, Strata 100 Bldg. F. Ortigas Jr. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

    • 02-470-2000

TAGUIG

  • H.I.S. (Philippines) Travel Corp.

    • 2/F Serendra Bonifacio High Street Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio

    • 02-718-5002

  • JTB Asia Pacific Phil. Corp.

    • 8/F, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Cntr., 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

    • 02-894-5528

New South Korea Visa Guide

Click on the link below to see our new Korea visa application guide + full directory for all accredited travel agencies (includes fees, contact details, and addresses):

Questions and Reference

For further questions about this new  procedure, you may contact any of the travel agency above. You may also click here to read the Embassy's official notice.

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