Notice on Change of Visa Processing Period from April 1, 2019
From April 1, 2019, visa processing period of temporary visitor's visa(C-3) will be increased from 3 days (frequent travelers) and 5 days (first time travelers) to 7 working days (same for both first time and frequent travelers) due to increase in number of Korean visa applicants.
Visa applications other than temporary visitor's visa (C-3) will take 5 working days. There will be no changes in the processing period of visa issuance number holders (2 working days), seafarers scheduled to embark in Korea (2 working days), and spouse visa (15 working days). For those who need rush processing of visa due to personal reasons, they may avail the existing express visa processing system (2 days processing, express fee $20).
For those who wish to apply for Korean visa, please consider the changed processing period and submit your visa applications early.