Visa applications to enter Korea may be applied at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore.
Our Consular Section opening hours for visa application and issuance are from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed during some Korean public holidays and Singapore public holidays.
The Consular section is located at 47 Scotts Road #05-01, Goldbell Towers, Singapore 228233. Enquiries may be made at 62561188.
For general information, you may wish to visit our website at http://sgp.mofat.go.kr
VISA EXEMPTION FOR
Singapore nationals travelling to Korea for a period of up to 90 days do not need a visa under the Visa Exemption Agreement between the
Korea and the
The Visa Exemption Agreement is applicable only for the purpose of touring, business meetings, conferences, seminars, short term study, etc. It is not applicable to employment engagement, whether paid or unpaid, or to those intending to study long term in Korea.
Please note that you may not extend your stay in Korea beyond 90 days or change your status under the Visa Exemption Agreement while you are in Korea
VISA EXEMPTION FOR OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS
Under the Visa Exemption Agreement between the Republic of Korea and those countries listed below, the nationals of these countries travelling to Korea for touring or business do not need a visa :
For a period of up to 90 days : The traveller must have a confirmed outbound ticket.
1. Visitors who plan to stay in Korea longer than 90 days must obtain visas before entering Korea.
2. Nationals of those countries with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without visas, on the condition that they do not engage in remunerative activities during their stay. ※ Canadians can also enter the Republic of Korea without visas for a stay of up to six months for touring purpose only.
Countries under Visa Exemption Agreement (As of October 1, 2009)
Ukraine (90 days), Uzbekistan (60 days), Turkmenistan (30 days)
Barbados, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Peru, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Brazil, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Nicaragua, El Salvadore, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Venezuela (Diplomatic/Official: 30 days, Ordinary: 90 days)
[Schengen countries (except for Slovenia out of the 25 Schengen countries), Greece, Austria (Diplomatic/Official: 180 days), Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Spain, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, (below countries: 90days out of 180days) Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
[Non-Schengen countries] Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
Africa & Middle East (3 countries)
Morocco, Liberia, Israel
※ Canada: Visa exemption for a stay of up to six months for touring purpose only under mutual consent (without agreement, ‘98.4.10). ※ Pakistan: Visa exemption temporarily suspended for ordinary-passport holders starting from October 1, 2001. ※ Bangladesh: Visa exemption temporarily suspended for ordinary-passport holders starting from July 15, 2008. ※ Italy: Despite visa exemption for a stay of up to six months under agreement, the reciprocity principle allows a stay of up to 90 days. (June 15, 2003) ※ Japan: A note verbale exchanged allowing a visa-free stay of up to 90 days (A visa exemption agreement concluded for diplomatic- and official-passport holders)
Nationals of Countries allowed for visa-free entry
Hong Kong(90 days), Japan(90 days), Macau(90 days), Brunei, Taiwan, Indonesia(diplomatic and government officials)
United States (90 days), Canada (6 months) Argentina, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador
Guam, Nauru, New Caledonia, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, Australia (90 days) Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia, Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Qatar (90 days), South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kuwait, Lebanon (diplomatic and government officials), Bahrain
※ Nationals of the above countries are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for touring purpose. - Exceptions: Canada is allowed up to 6 months, and United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Slovenia and Japan are allowed up to 90 days. ※(diplomatic and government officials) : Countries that are granted visa-free entry for diplomatic and government official passport holders
3. Visa application should be made at the Korean Embassies or Consulates abroad.
4. Visa applicant is required to submit actual passport, application form, a recent colored passport-sized photograph, and other relevant documents as determined by the status of visa.
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA
Beginning from 21 April 2008, nationals of the following 26 countries, who have travelled to Korea more than 4 times in the last two years, or who have been to Korea regularly more than 10 times in the past without any records of immigration offence or prohibition, may apply for a multiple entry visa to Korea, subject to approval. The countries are:
China, Russia, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Algeria, Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Liberia, Bangladesh.
CERTIFICATE OF CONFIRMATION OF VISA ISSUANCE
In some cases, a Certificate of Confirmation of Visa Issuance must be applied through the immigration office in Korea before submission at this Embassy. Please submit a visa application form with a colored passport-sized photograph taken within the last 6 months together with your passport after obtaining the Certificate approval number.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A VISA?
Visa applications may be made in person or on behalf(letter of authorization not necessary) over the counter at the Consulates. The Korean Embassy in Singapore does not accept visa applications by post, email or online.
It takes 4 working days to process your visa. No urgent or express service is available. It is advisable that you apply for a visa in advance, since not all visa applications can be processed within 4 working days.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED To apply for a visa, you should provide the required documents as listed below. Other documents may be requested on a case-by-case basis.
The following documents must be produced :
Your current actual passport, with remaining validity of at least 6 months to finish your travel to Korea
One completed visa application form, with a colored passport-sized photograph taken within the last 6 months. All travelers, including children endorsed in a parent's passport, should submit a visa application form and a photograph separately. You must submit the original and photocopy of all documents.
⊙ For Short-Term Business(C-2) Visa
· One invitation letter from the Korean companies or organisations · One copy of Certificate for Business Registration(issued within 3 months) of the Korean companies or organisations · For Employee : One letter from the applicant's employer stating job title, salary, date of hire, purpose of trip and expenses to be borne · For Self-Employed : One printout of the biz profile issued by Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority(ACRA) within 1 month.
⊙ For Short-Term Tourism(C-3) Visa
· For Employee : One letter from the applicant's employer stating job title, salary and date of hire(issued within 1 month) · For Self-Employed : one latest printout of biz profile issued by Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority(ACRA) within 1 month · For Student : One school letter from current school in Singapore · Original and photocopy of the latest bank statement or bank passbook for the transactions of the last 3 months[Note: Internet printout are accepted only after signed and stamped by the respective bank] · Spouses and Minors may submit an original and photocopy of marriage certificate or birth certificate showing the relationship with their spouses or parents.[Note: Certificate must be in English version only. English translated document must be endorsed by relevant government authority or Embassy]
Only foreigners residing in Singapore with long term visa or pass may apply for his/her visa.
* SPR - Original and photocapy of NRIC, one copy of re-entry permin to Singapore * Others - Original and photocopy of long term pass in Singapore
VISA APPLICATION FEE
The visa application fees below are non-refundable. It must be paid in cash upon submission.
Under the special arrangements, visa application fees are exempted for the nationals of the countries listed below in certain cases. (Exception applicable to certain countries or types visa)
A. Single entry visa for a stay of no more than 90 days : S$40 B. Single entry visa for a stay of more than 90 days : S$66 C. Multiple entry visa : S$106 D. Prolongation of Reentry Permit : S$26 ※ For Citizens of United States of America, multiple entry visa fee is S$60 on the basis of reciprocity since the mutual agreement in 1994. E. Exemption of Visas Fees (As listed below) F. List of Countries Exempted from Payment of Fees (as of Jan 2011)
Spain, Italy, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan. Ukraine
All Visas Regardless of duration
※ Including child`s travel certificate (applicable to Ukraine only)
All visas with duration of stay less than 90 days only
Colombia, Barbados, Peru, Liberia, Dominican Republic