South Korea issues visa advisory for Filipino travellers

South Korea announced a change in tourist visa application for Filipinos, following substantial increase in the number of applicants.

‘In the near future, walk-in applicants will no longer be accepted,’ the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines wrote on their Facebook page. Only travel agencies will be allowed to file tourist visa applications on behalf of the travellers.

Since the embassy will no longer accept walk-in applicants, it will be designating travel agencies in Philippines to facilitate the application for tourist visa. Only the designated travel agencies will be authorised to apply for visas at the embassy.

The ten agencies which were already selected for group visa are automatically included in the designated travel agency category.

The temporary tourist visa can be used for both tourism and business and is granted for a stay of up to 59 days or less. Philippine passport holders are not required to pay any fees for the said visa type.