NEW KOREAN VISA APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS 2018

Starting July 1, 2018, the Korean Embassy in Manila will be implementing a new visa application process. The requirements are still the same, but this time applicants will need to course their application through any of the embassy’s officially designated travel agencies.

The move was in reaction to the growing number of applicants in the Philippines, which has almost doubled in the past couple of years, from 90,000 in 2015 to 160,000 in 2017. This caused applicants to create long queues in front of the consular building often as early as 2am. To avoid this inconvenience, this new application procedure is set to be rolled out.

This also means that beginning July 1, 2018, walk-in hopefuls will no longer be allowed to directly apply for a tourist visa at the embassy, with some exceptions.

Note that the Korean Consulate in Cebu is NOT affected by this and will continue to accept direct applications on site. For more information about direct application in Cebu, read: How to Apply for a Korean Visa in Cebu.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to apply for a South Korean tourist visa via travel agency.


Korean Visa Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished application form. Download here. You can also find it below.
  2. 1 passport size colored photo
  3. Passport (must still be valid for at least 6 months)
  4. Photocopy of the passport Bio page (Page 2)
  5. Photocopy of all your OECD Visas (If You Have Them). Only if you have them. If you don’t, skip this part. If you have visas to any member country of the  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), you will need to submit the ORIGINAL copy and a photocopy of all of them. (Past Korean visas are not counted.) To see all the OECD member countries, visit this website.
  6. If invited by a Korean: an Invitation letter and a copy of the inviter’s passport. (Ignore if not applicable.)

Korea Visa Application Form

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In addition, you will need to prove that you can support the trip. Here are the additional documents you need to secure according to your employment status.

For Employees

  1. Certificate of Employment. Must be original; and must have the address of the employer, the landline number and email address of employer’s HR department, applicant’s position, date hired, and compensation. Mobile number is not allowed.
  2. Original Personal Bank Certificate. Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB.
  3. Original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook covering the last 3 months.
  4. ITR (Income Tax Return, Form 2316).
  5. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

For Self-Employed

  1. Photocopy of Business registration form from DTI or SEC. SEC Registration must include pages with the names of stockholders.
  2. Photocopy of Business permit or Mayor’s permit
  3. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank and with pages including net income and total revenue.
  4. Original Personal Bank Certificate. Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB.
  5. Original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook covering the last 3 months.
  6. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

For Housewives or Househusbands

  1. Your own or your spouse’s original Bank Certificate. Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB.
  2. Your own or your spouse’s Bank Statement. Original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months.
  3. If spouse is employed
    – Spouse’s Original Certificate of Employment. Must be original; and must have the address of the employer, the landline number and email address of employer’s HR department, applicant’s position, date hired, and compensation. Mobile number is not allowed.
    – Copy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy. Highlight your name on the list.
  4. If spouse is self-employed
    – Copy of spouse’s Business Registration from SEC or DTI
    – Copy of spouse’s Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit(Copy)
    – Photocopy of spouse’s ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank
  5. Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate

For Students

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Photocopy of School ID
  3. Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate of applicant
  4. If parents are employed
    – Parents’ Original Certificate of Employment. Must be original; and must have the address of the employer, the landline number and email address of employer’s HR department, applicant’s position, date hired, and compensation. Mobile number is not allowed.
    – Copy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy AND Company Alphalist (Form 1604 CF with BIR received stamp). Highlight your name on the list.
  5. If parents are self-employed
    – Copy of parents’ Business Registration from SEC or DTI
    – Copy of parents’ Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit(Copy)
    – Photocopy of parents’ ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 with corresponding payment receipt from BIR authorized bank
  6. Parents’ Original Bank Certificate. Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB.
  7. Parents’ Bank Statement. Original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months.
  8. Copy of parents’ marriage certificate.

For Retired Senior Citizens

  1. Original Personal Bank Certificate. Must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB.
  2. Original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook covering the last 3 months.
  3. Copy of Senior Citizen ID

Important Notes

  • UPDATE REGARDING THE ITR! (June 2018): The embassy has announced that starting 26 March 2018, first-time travelers who have NOT traveled as tourists to any OECD country within the last 5 years MUST submit the following:

    For Employees, ITR. The embassy website no longer mentions that the ITR copy must have BIR Received or BIR Certified True Copy Stamp. But this stamp was required previously. I don’t know if it’s still the case.

    For Self-Employed, BIR Form with Corresponding Payment Receipt from a BIR-authorized bank.

  • Starting July 1, 2018. The company alphalist is no longer required. However, it may be requested as additional document for some applicants. But if you’re applying before July 1, you will still need to provide it by default.
  • Submission of ITR is waived for applicants who have traveled to South Korea more than 2x within the last 4 years and applicants who have traveled at least once to any OECD country within the last 5 years. This is according to Constellation Travels, which is an official embassy-designated travel agency.
  • For family applications, you must provide documents that can serve as proof of relationship. Birth certificates and marriage contracts are accepted. A representative can file for the whole family.
The guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace gate
The guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace gate

How to Apply for a Korean Visa

1. Complete all the requirements.

Make sure you have gathered all the requirements listed above.

The list follows a certain order. The basic requirements first, then photocopy of OECD visas, then the financial/employment documents, and lastly the invitation letter or cover letter if you have it.

You will also be given the list when you enter the embassy, so you can rearrange the docs on the spot.

2. Submit the documents to a designated travel agency.

Now that you have all the required documents, it’s time to find an officially designated travel agency. The embassy accredited 35 agencies where you can lodge your application. If you’re familiar with the Japan Visa application process, it works pretty much the same.

The good news is, many of these travel agencies have branches all around the country, which means it’s easier for applicants in the provinces to apply.

To see the full list of travel agencies, their addresses, and contact details, visit: List of Korean Embassy-Accredited Travel Agencies.

The only applicants that can directly apply at the embassy are spouses and children of Koreans, government employees on official business trip, applicants with humanitarian reasons to travel urgently, and holders of visa issuance number (a separate document issued in Korea).

The visa itself for stays shorter than 59 days remains FREE-OF-CHARGE, but now that the embassy has employed travel agencies, they will surely be collecting a processing fee from applicants. The fee varies from agency to agency, usually between P500 and P1500. But call your chosen embassy to confirm their rates.

Processing time:

  • 3 working days – for those applying in Manila with OECD tourist visas within the past 5 years.
  • 5 working days – for those applying in Manila without OECD visas

These are the processing times by the embassy. But because the agencies are now in the picture, the whole process takes much longer to give agencies time to collect, document, sort out, deliver to and pick up the passports from the embassy.

Some embassies promise 5-7 days, some 7-10 days. It really varies per agency.

3. Claim your visa and passport.

Pick up your passport (hopefully with a visa attached) when you are informed by your travel agency. Some agencies can arrange to mail it to you if you prefer, but most will ask you to come back and pick it up from their office.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How early can I apply for a South Korea Visa?

You can enter Korea at any time within the next 3 months (90 days) of the issue date. So if your visa is issued on July 1, you can enter anytime before October 1.

So that means, you can apply as early as 3 months (90 days) before your departure date.

How long would I be allowed to stay in Korea?

59 days, if you’re granted a regular tourist visa.

You can apply for a longer stay but you must be able to justify that.

Do I need to book flights and hotels before applying?

No. They’re not required. I’ve tried submitting these before, but they removed it from the pile.

Do I really need a travel agency for this?

YES. The Korean Embassy requires tourist visa applications filed starting July 1, 2018, to be coursed through any of their designated travel agencies.

But if you’re applying BEFORE July 1, 2018, you can still work on the application yourself. It’s fast, and free. However, if for whatever reason this isn’t a practical option — you live in the province, you just can’t spare a working day for this — by all means, find a travel agency. Just remember that they will charge you a service fee of P500-P1500.

My employer said they can’t provide the company alphalist because it’s confidential. What can I do?

Starting July 1, 2018. The company alphalist is no longer required. However, it may be requested as additional document for some applicants.

But if you’re applying before July 1, you will still need to provide it by default. Thankfully, one of the members of our Facebook community, Ms. Caye Sadie, got in touch with the Korean Embassy to ask that same question, and here’s their reply.

If the applicant can’t submit the company alpha list (Form 1604 CF with BIR stamp), they can submit an explanation letter. However, it will be subject to approval of the Officer-in-Charge.

But feel free to call the Korean Embassy to confirm. Here are the numbers:

Manila: (63-2) 856-9210 visa local no. 270, 500
Cebu: (63-32) 231-1516(-9)

What is the Visa Issuance Confirmation in the Section 2 of the Application Form?

The Section 2 of the application form calls for details of Visa Issuance Confirmation. This section is only for those with a document called “Confirmation of Visa Issuance.” Many people think it refers to previous Korean visas; NO, IT DOESN’T. The “Visa Issuance Confirmation” is a completely different document, usually issued in Korea.

If my application is denied, can I apply again?

Yes, but only after 6 months.

What does a South Korea visa look like?

Like this:

Good luck! Enjoy South Korea!

If you have more questions, we answered more frequently asked questions here: Korea Visa FAQs

For more information about Korean visa applications, contact or visit the official website of the Korean Embassy in Manila.


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Comments

  1. Jeric says:

    Hi, does this only apply in manila korean consulate? or kasama rin sa cebu? we are planning kasi mag apply via cebu kasi malapit kami sa cebu and using the waived financial docs promo ng BDO/BPI gold card na may multiple entry. Pano na yun?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Jeric, sa Cebu, you can still apply directly at the consulate. 🙂

  2. Tawny Gwynne Estolloso says:

    Hi!

    What if I am currently unemployed but still have the finances to support myself on the trip?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Medyo mahihirapan po. They want to be sure of not just the financial capacity but also rootedness in the Philippines.

  3. edwardo says:

    Paano kung Fresh college graduate ako, pero supportado padin ng parents ko.

  4. Janzell says:

    Hi. How if isasama ko tatay ko mag travel sa korea pero unemployed sya. Do i need guarantee letter? Thanks

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Janzell. By any chance, is your dad a senior citizen or retired?

  5. Carlo says:

    Hi. It is said na those who have visited any country from OECD is exempted from submitting ITR. I already visited SoKor and planning to visit again, would I be already exempted from submitting ITR?

  6. cecille vidal says:

    HI,

    Just to inquire both my parents already senior they want to travel in South Korea financially stable do I need to make a letter of support? Thank you.

    cllvidal@yahoo.com

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Cecille, for seniors, these are the requirements:

      1. Application Form
      2. 1 piece of Passport size photo
      3. Valid passport + photocopy of bio page
      4. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
      5. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
      6. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
      7. Copy of Senior citizen’s ID

      • mark says:

        hi ask ko lng if ung application need ng computerized or okay nmn kung print then susulatan?
        thanks

        • Yoshke Dimen says:

          Hi Mark, last time I applied, pwede handwritten basta block letters (capital letters).

  7. Shaira says:

    Hi,

    Ask ko lang po if below 3 months palang ang account is it still possible to apply for visa?

  8. Antonio says:

    Hi, I’ve been in OECD member countries (France and UK) last year. Is it possible that I’ll be given 1 year visa? I’m going this August then 2nd visit is in December.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Antonio. Naku, di namin alam process kapag longer than 59 days. 🙁

  9. Vicky Barioga says:

    pag credit card po ba pwidi mag request ng bank statements?

    • BINGO DRILON says:

      You may request copy of your credit card statement of account (SOA) to the credit company where ur a holder.

  10. Ailene says:

    Hi, i want to apply korean visa, but i stopped working last December 2017, because my korean boyfriend want me to stop work. And i have bank account .may chance pa kayang ma approve ako sa korean visa pag mag aaply ako?

  11. Anika says:

    Paano po if student tapos ofw ang parent? Tapos they are not filing ITR. Single mom and wala pong bank account. Possible pa rin po ba?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Find another sponsor, preferably relative, and write a cover letter explaining why that relative is sponsoring you.

  12. Heidi says:

    hi, i will be applying for korean visa as self-employed. Yung DTI and mayor’s permit ko under my mother’s name for she was the owner and i took over the business last year. will it be acceptable?

    I have my BDO credit card, bank statement, and PRC card. also i’ve been to korea last 2016.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Heidi. I don’t know if it’s a good idea to apply as self-employed if hindi nakapangalan sayo ung business. Maybe some of our readers know…

    • JEROME says:

      Hi Heidi. You can put on your application “UNEMPLOYED” kasi hindi nakapangalan yung DTI at Mayor’s permit sayu. Tsaka hingi karin nang Affidavit of Support at marriage Contract at Full pages of ITR with BIR stamp sa mama mo for Verification purposes din provide your own Bank Certificate and Bank statement . Hope it can help.

  13. rose pena says:

    hi .
    my sister wants me to go with her in south korea the problem is im jobless no itr, bank account… but she will support and shoulder all the expenses . will i still have the chance to have a visa.

  14. rose pena says:

    hi
    Im jobless but my sister wants me to go with her in south korea and she will shoulder all the expenses , i dont have bank account and itr what should i do, its just a 1 week tour. im 50 yrs old . will they grant me a visa

  15. rose pena says:

    hi .
    my sister wants me to go with her in south korea the problem is im jobless no itr, bank account… but she will support and shoulder all the expenses . will i still have the chance to have a visa. its just a week tour

  16. Rowell Octavio says:

    Hi can i still try applying for visa even if i dnt have ITR? Or sure denied if without ITR?.. reason for visit i won a raffle prize from paradise city resort and casino (3 nights accomodation and casino playing voucher). Will this help as additional credential?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Rowell, if you can get a letter from the sponsor certifying that you indeed won the trip, that would be helpful.

      If you have a reason why you can’t provide an ITR, you can put that in an explanation letter.

  17. Tin says:

    –> For Employees, ITR with BIR Received or BIR Certified True Copy Stamp
    Question:
    Paano po itong part na to? Kasi pag check ko sa embassy website nila wala naman po nakalagay na dapat may stamp. Kelangan po ba talaga idala pa sa BIR para ipa-certify??
    Thank you po sa sasagot 😉

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Tin! Yep, inalis na nila sa website yung mention ng stamp. But I’m not sure if kailangan pa rin or hindi kasi yung previous list ay specifically nakasulat dun yun

      • Eddi Suh says:

        Hi, paano po para sa mga OFW? BIR Certified Copy po ibibigay?

        • Yoshke Dimen says:

          Di yata covered ng BIR kapag earned abroad. Di ko alam. 🙁

  18. Ijin says:

    hi po good day! Ask lang po kung ano ang requirements ng Mother at Sister ko for korean visa? ung mother ko, Housewife sya pero may dollar account po and ung sa sister ko, employed na pero kaka-hire nya lng sa work and wala sya mapoprovide na ITR and Bank Statement but i will be sponsoring their trip po.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Ijin, for your mom, nasa taas yung requirements nung for housewives.

      For your sister, she can write a cover letter explaining why she can’t provide ITR and bank statement, although walang guarantee that it will be approved. It’s still up to whoever will process.

      They can also submit a notarized Affidavit of Support to show that you will be shouldering their expenses.

  19. Nei says:

    Hi! I have availed the bpi promo and was granted a 3 years multiple entry which will expire on aug 2019. Since dec 2019 ang end ng promo, i plan to reapply using credit card. Same process rin kaya? Thanks!

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      I think same pa rin. Best to call a designated travel agency to be sure.

  20. leirahm says:

    Hi,
    I am planning to visit Korea this September with my 4 year old daughter. My husband is working there. But I have my own bank account and could possibly support our stay there for 10 days. Do we still need an invitation letter?

  21. leirahm says:

    I am travelling with my daughter, do we need to fill up 2 application form?

  22. Jam says:

    Hi! My son wanted to apply a visa for south korea. He doesnt have any ITR kasi kaka employ lang nya. He can provide employment certification and bank certification. Is this possible to be granded? Thanks

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Yep, just write a cover letter explaining why he can’t provide ITR.

  23. Jill says:

    Hi.. i have an invitation for training in korea for 1month under the sponsorship of WHO, do I still need bank statements? Do you have any idea how much is needed ..my only accnt is my payroll accnt from where I work..tnx

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Jill, no idea. My knowledge is limited to personal experience, which covers tourist visa only.

  24. Chii says:

    Hi,

    Pano po kaya kung employee naman ako but walang ITR? But I have bank statement. Can I still apply for a visa? Thank you. 🙂

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Just write a letter explaining why you can’t provide an ITR.

  25. Jeng says:

    Hi! Wanna ask po, what if 6 mos na yung bank acct ko? Possible naman pong ma grant? 🙂 thank youuuu

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      I think so. Basta nothing fishy sa transaction history.

  26. Jong Refugia says:

    Hi. A Committee invited my theater team to perform in Korea this coming August . I was wondering if you know what type of visa we should apply for and what the requirements for this trip are. Thank you very much!

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Jong, naku, I dunno. Best to call the embassy or any of the accredited agencies to be sure.

  27. Jay says:

    Hi Ill be applying as a student in korea. Do you by chance know the process for this?

  28. Nix says:

    Hi po pano pag ang kasama ko lang po isa sa parents ko but im still a minor po and were planning to go there for maybe a week only ano mga kailangan requirements? kaso yung dad isn’t working here sa ibang bansa po? may kailangan po bang letter from my mom that is allowing me to travel po kasama dad ko?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Same lang din. If kasama mo dad mo and he’s not working here, he needs equivalent of ITR nung bansang un.

  29. ROWENA MENESES says:

    Hi!
    As stated on Student’s requirements, they need to submit parent’s Company Alphalist (Form 1604 CF with BIR received stamp), what if kasama naman po kaming parents nya going to Korea, does she needs to submit this requirement?

    Thank you.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Rowena, I haven’t done applying na sabay with family so hindi ko alam. Pero feeling ko kailangan pa rin kasi individually yata inaassess ang application. Pero di ko rin sure talaga.

  30. lowreen says:

    Hi I have submitted all the requirements, however, umalis ako sa job , as in resigned on the process of application. Maapektuhan ba yun? I have travelled to Korea 2x na rin naman but usually single entry. thanks

  31. liz says:

    hello, i would like to ask if there would be a problem kung mg,apply ako ng visa sa pinas? im currently in canada and dito din ako ng.work. i am planning to go home sa pinas and dyan na lang din mg.apply ng visa. thanks

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Yep, pwede. Just bring the equivalent ng documents na required.

  32. Blue says:

    Hi, i would like to ask lang. me and my siblings kasi want to travel sa seoul, been there last may but single entry lang, and i have my requirements namn pede ko b i sponsor ung minor siblings ko? And ung isa kasing kapatid ko mas matanda sya sakin pero disabled sya can i sponsor him too? Or need niya tlga ng requirements? Thanks po

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Blue, kahit i-sponsor mo sila, need pa rin nila nung docs nila. Ia-add lang yung docs mo as sponsor, pero kailangan pa rin ng kanila.

  33. Kat says:

    For the ITR requirement— since I traveled to Korea once before in 2015, I no longer need to submit it right? Or should it be 2 times to visit Korea or any OTHER OECD contry?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Kat, according to one official agency we talked to, the UPDATED POLICY is this: it’s waived only for those who have traveled to South Korea more than 2x within the last 4 years and applicants who have traveled at least once to any OECD country within the last 5 years.

      In summary, if Korea = 2x dapat.
      other OECD = kahit 1 time lang.

      If once ka pa lang nag-Korea and never other OECD, in my understanding, you will still need to submit ITR.

  34. Avy says:

    Question lang, are there specifications/ requirements for the passport photo? Thank you.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Avy, passport-size, colored, white background, business/professional yung suot (with collar pag men)

  35. Ken says:

    Ung account ko po is bdo kabayan savings.hindi po ba magtataka pag nakita a banking history na more than 70k ung once na dumating sa acc kc ngppdala tatay ko po ?at ung sahod ko dto sa pinas eh hndi naman gnun kalaki?

  36. Jd says:

    Hi Yoshke!

    I am currently employed in a start-up company and we don’t have an HR, our finance head yung nagbibigay ng ITR/CoE namin. My question is, is it okay to put our finance head’s name & signature in my CoE since dapat HR Manager yun nakalagay?

    Thanks!

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Yep! Pwede mo ipaexplain sa same COE na ung Finance Head din ung naghahandle ng HR matters kasi start-up.

  37. zel says:

    Hi. Would like to ask if ok to submit just the copy of ITR because that’s what our company only provides. Does it needs to be Certified true copy? I’ve just went to BIR on our RD but they don’t just stamp Certified true copy without the “transmittal letter” as proof that our company filed. Or ss a written letter will suffice why it is only a copy of the ITR? Thanks!

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Zel, I discussed this in the post above. The embassy website no longer mentions that the ITR copy must have BIR Received or BIR Certified True Copy Stamp. But this stamp was required previously. I don’t know if it’s still the case.

  38. Ems says:

    Hi plan po nmin magtour ng family ko,yng isang daughter ko po ay student pa ang isa po ay graduated na 2 yrs ago pero unemployed po sya..ano po kaya application form yng dapat nya i-fill out at bale yng husband ko lang ang magiging principal sponsor nmin…magrant kay kmi ng visa?thanks

  39. Ronley says:

    Hi po ask ko lang regarding the release of Visa. Pwede po ba iba ang kukuha during the releasing day? Pero ako po yong mag aapply pero iba lang kukuha. Thanks po.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Ronley, I think with most agencies pwede naman, pero padala ka ng authorization letter and copy of ID.

  40. Gggg says:

    Hi! just wanted to ask yung isang kasama namin is currently working in australia. And she wanted to join us in our trip to korea this december. However, this december pa siya uuwi and will travel from ph to korea. Any advice on how we can apply for her visa here in ph?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Mag-apply sa kahit alin sa designated travel agencies. Di naman kailangang personal mag-apply. Kahit isend lang ang documents, basta complete and satisfactory.

  41. Mark Tejones says:

    kelangan po ba tlga parent’s passport and bank statements etc. What if sister ko mag susuport sakin and ung parents ko walang passport?

    and i’m currently a student.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Ang alam ko pwede naman. I-explain mo na lang sa cover letter. Pero to be sure, call the agency na lang kung saan ka apply.

  42. Jenah says:

    Hi po!
    Kelangan ba na original copy ang i-attach ko na bank cert & bank statement para sa mother and sister ko? Ako kasi ang maagsponsor sa trip namin.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Jenah, ang alam ko, oo. Pero di kasi ako familiar kapag group application. Pero get na lang original copies for all to be sure.

  43. cherillloba@yahoo.com says:

    Hi po! hindi na ba available ang promo yung sa BPI pag kumuha sa agency.

  44. Billy De Jesus says:

    Hi! I’m self-employed. May sarili akong negosyo. Complete requirements naman nsubmit ko. Bank account is good. Pero denied ang visa application saying i’m not qualified. Pwede ba yun malaman kung bakit? Dahil wala ako makita reason para sabihin na hindi ako qualified.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Billy, impossible po for me to know kung ano ang reason. It could be any of so many factors. Di rin enough na complete ang requirements, dapat satisfactory sa kanila yung documents.

  45. Grace says:

    Hi ask ko lang for homebased/virtual assistant na katukad ko na walang itr for the past few years, possible bang maaprove? Can you give some Tips in what tl do and paano maapprove kapag self employed na wala namang mapoprovide na itr or business permit? Thanks

  46. Jackid says:

    Hello may friend po ako na US citizen and also a senior she wants me to go to korea all expenses paid to accompany her. Its there a possible na maapprove ang visa ko.?

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Jackid, it’s impossible po for me to give an opinion ng super konti lang yung info na alam ko po about your case. Depende po kasi yan sa napakaraming factors.

  47. mara says:

    I traveled to Israel last year. Do I need to submit the original arrival slip (since they dont stamp your passport)? Or will a photocopy of the said slip suffice?

  48. Kay says:

    Hi po, ask lang po regarding sa Form 2316. Nasabi po ninyo na sa website nila hindi na naka-indicate na need na ng may BIR stamped po tama? Kasi po namomroblema kami ng boyfriend ko dahil yung Form 2316 nya walang stamped by BIR though yung sakin meron. Need your advice po kung ano pwedeng alternative way para may chance mas maaprove si BF kahit walang stamp yung Form 2316 nya. Magaapply na kasi kami ng visa this coming August 20. Thanks po.

  49. Kay says:

    Hi Ms. Yoshke Dimen,

    Tinawagan ko na po yung pag-aapplyan namin na agency. Okay nga daw po wala ng stamp ng BIR kapag galing from HR yung Form 2316. Thanks for your help po. 🙂

  50. Mei says:

    Hi Po. What about for Nanny/Yaya? Ano po requirements? Kami po magsponsor sa kanya. Actually, yun Yaya if first cousin ng asawa ko ka-apilyedo lang din namin. Thanks.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Mei, most likely you will serve as her sponsor, so you’d probably need an Affidavit of Support and a cover letter. Best to ask na lang the travel agency kung saan kayo mag-aapply for the other possible requirements.

      • mei says:

        Thanks for the response Yoshke. One more question, actually parang natanong ko na to in one of your blogs. May cousin kasi kami na gustong sumabay, she can provide bank cert and statement which I can assure have enough amount to fund her travel. However, pagdating sa COE kasi yung monthly salary is just about 15k which also will appear in the ITR. May chance po bang ma-approve visa nya? May mga small businesses kasi sya but not registered like pautang kaya may enough savings sya.

        • Yoshke Dimen says:

          Hi Mei, if may savings naman sya and stable yung job or matagal na sya dun, I think okay pa rin ang chances na maapprove. Yung job kasi, hindi lang proof of financial capacity but also proof na may reason sya to return to PH.

  51. John Greg Padua says:

    Hi Yoshke, I just want to ask regarding sa bank account ko. inopen ko sya last 2017 pero hindi ko sya hinuhulugan until June 2018. I started depositing money last July pero nagwiwithdraw din ako using the same debit card meaning – in and out yung pera sa account ko pero continuous naman yung monthly deposit ko nababawasan nga lang. We are planning to apply January of next year. what do you think will happen? Thanks so much!

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi John, okay lang naman yung bank account mo based on yung dinescribe mo na activities. Nothing fishy naman. Assuming may maayos na laman sya ha. 🙂

  52. nicole says:

    hi im a student applying for a visa but im not going with my parents but my mothers officemate is it still possible that my mom could support me even though she is not coming with me?? or do i need my own bank account??

    Thank you in advance!!!

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