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Business Visa  |  South Korea


Visa Requirements


::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Two blank visa pages in passport

::    One recent passport photograph

::    Copy of UK residence visa

::    Completed application form (including ebola report)

::    Business introduction letter

The letter of introduction from your UK employer must be an original, document on company letterhead, addressed to the embassy. It should note duration and purpose of travel, provide details of all companies and organisations to be visited in South Korea, and confirm acceptance of moral and financial responsibility for your trip.

::    Letter of invitation

The letter of invitation must come from a business or organisation in South Korea. It should be on official letterhead, signed by an authorised representative with contact details included. The letter should include your name, the purpose of your visit, and confirm source of financial responsibility.

The inviting organisation must also provide a copy of their corporation certificate or certificate of business registration. If you are attending a conference or meeting hosted by a company which is not registered in Korea, you should instead submit a confirmation letter from the local committee which arranged the event and a copy of their business registration certificate.

::    Photocopies of original documents

Please provide photocopies of any original documents submitted. The embassy will not return originals (with the exception of your passport) unless you submit the relevant copies.




Please click here to view a list of nationals who DO NOT require a visa to enter South Korea.



Additional Information


Please note, all documents must have been issued no more than three months before your visa application is submitted.

Visas are usually valid for three months. You are therefore advised to apply for your visa no more than two months in advance of the proposed date of entry.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees


Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.




(from 5 working days)


Single entry visa (under 90 days):  (see note below)

Single entry visa (over 91 days):  (see note below)

Multiple entry visa:  (see note below)

Handling fee:  £80



South Korean visa fees vary according
to applicant’s nationality.

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