Important: Please read this instruction page before inquiring by phone or e-mail.
We receive a large number of applications and have a limited capacity to respond on the phone or via e-mail.
Please download the application form and fill it out completely and hand in the first page only with a 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm passport photo (with white background) attached, along with all other required documents.
Do not fill out the section left for official use only.
Please see the specific article for each visa type you're applying to.
But regardless of which visa, the common required documents are:
1) Original passport
2) Clear photocopy of the passport (only the page with photo & signature)
3) Application form completely filled out with a photo attached
4) PR Card or other Canadian visa (work/study permit) if you are not Canadian
5) Photocopy of PR Card or other Canadian visa
6) Travel Itinerary
7) Most recent Certified Bank Statement with the bank stamp on
8) Travel Plan
9) Invitation letter (if applicable)
As of July 1, 2015, visa fees are as follows:
A. Single entry visa for a stay of no more than 90 days: CAD $52
B. Single entry visa for a stay of more than 90 days: CAD $78
C. Multiple entry visa: CAD $117
D. Double entry visa: CAD $91
※ Visa fees above are basic rates for Canadians and most other nationalities.
Please consult the separate list for exceptions.
Visa Processing Time & Application Status
Visa processing time after complete application is received: 10 business days.
It may take longer after review or depending on the volume of applications. We DO NOT have a rush service.
Please do not inquire about express service and please do not buy plane tickets for least 10-15 business days after the date of your visa application. We are not responsible for flight cancellations or modifications.
Visa Application Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm (except holidays)
Pick-up Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays)
(Please bring a government issued photo ID and "visa receipt")
Please apply in person to ensure fast processing. You may alternatively apply by mailing in your complete application package (including your passport, application fee in cash or certified check and return XpressPost postage paid envelop with address written), but please allow extra time both ways for mail delivery. We are not responsible for lost or delayed documents you send via post. Due to the large volume of calls, we are unable to check your application status by phone.
We will only contact you if:
- you omitted some documents or fee,
- we require additional documents,
- if we require an interview,
- if your application will take longer than 10 business days,
- and/or if your application is denied.
In the above cases, we will make 1-2 attempts to reach you by phone or e-mail. If we do not contact you, please assume your visa will be ready in 10 business days and you may either pick up your passport 10 business days from your application or expect return mail to be sent out for delivery (please use your tracking number to check on www.canadapost.ca.
How Far in Advance to Apply?
From the date of visa issue, regular visas have 3 months window for the visa holder to enter Korea. That window will expire after 3 months as indicated on the visa. If that period has passed, your visa is no longer valid and you will need to reapply with all relevant required documents. Please do not apply too far in advance.
We recommend applying about a month prior to your intended departure date as our regular processing time is 10 business days and to give yourself some extra time in case your visa is delayed due to heavy volume of application or if we require any additional documents or interview from you.
Group or Family Visa Application
A separate and complete application is needed per person. You may, however, notify us that an entire family is applying together (i.e. going on vacation) or a group is applying together (i.e. a work visa for multiple people in the same company/school). It will help us process all visas in the family or group at the same time, provided that there are no reasons for us to deny issuance for one or more individuals.
Please note that the Korean Consulate receives an extreme number of inquiries by phone and e-mail and as such, we do not answer any visa inquiries by phone.
※ Please read the visa guidelines carefully and if you have any additional questions, please visit our visa-specific website at www.visa.go.kr.
All applicants can check your application status. (www.visa.go.kr → 'Check Application Status & Print' → 'Search')
Please keep in mind, even if is says your application is approved, that does not mean it is ready to be picked up.
If you still have questions, send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your e-mail will be answered in priority sequence and we will try our best to respond in 5 business days. However, please note we will NOT respond to inquiries that are already answered above, anywhere else on our website, or on visa.go.kr