Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu!
The Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu was established in March 2015. Its jurisdiction is the entire area of the Visayas region in the Philippines.
The mission of the Consulate is to assist Korean people within its jurisdiction, deal with consular services such as visa issuance for Filipinos and strengthen the relationship between Korea and the Philippines.
The Philippines is a very special friend to Korea. During the Korean War in 1950’s, 7,420 Filipino soldiers went to Korea to protect the liberal democracy in the Korean peninsula. In 2013, Korean military contingent “Araw” came to the Philippines to help the recovery efforts of typhoon “Haiyan” disaster in Leyte.
Our two blood-tied allies have retained the mutual cooperation persistently on economic relations, cultural exchanges and especially on the tourism sector.
In 2016, both countries attained 10.5 billion US dollars as the total trade volume which made Korea the 6th biggest trade partner to the Philippines. Korea has the largest number of tourists in the Philippines for several years. It recorded one million and four hundred seventy thousand Korean tourist arrivals in 2016. And on the other hand, five hundred sixty-six thousand Filipinos visited Korea.
The above-mentioned figures signifies that our two countries continue to consistently help each other towards an established, growing and long-lasting friendship through mutual cooperation.
Our staff and I will do our best to provide the best consular services and to boost mutual exchanges between the Visayas region of the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Korea.
We look forward to your continued support and constructive suggestions.
Consul General of the Republic of Korea
Uhm Won Jae