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Notice [MUST READ] Guidelines for Visa Application

DATE
2022-12-01

VISA APPLICATION GUIDELINES

 (Updated: 03.01.2024)


 

※ IMPORTANT: You MUST read this page from Top to Bottom! Otherwise, you may miss very important information.



If you are living in Sabah and Sarawak, you MUST submit your application to the Consulate of the Republic of Korea 

in Kota Kinabalu.

 

Address: L7, Plaza Shell, 29 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 88000 Kota Kinabalu

Email: visa-kk@mofa.go.kr

Tel: +60-88-206-110


GENERAL INFORMATION ON VISA APPLICATION

 

※ Email: myvisa@mofa.go.kr (Inquiries via phone call is NOT available)

※ Operation hours: Monday – Friday

※ Closed on weekend & public holidays

※ Embassy holiday for 2024 (Click here)


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY A VISA AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA IN 

MALAYSIA?

 

1. Applicants with Visa Issuance Confirmation Number (VICN) (Click here)

 

2. Malaysian citizens & Malaysian permanent residents (MyPR Card holders)

 

3. Long-term pass holders in Malaysia, who fulfill ALL the conditions:


3(a) Long-term pass is defined as a pass issued for a stay of one-year or longer in Malaysia.


3(b) For the following countries mentioned in the table below:

You must possess long-term pass continuously for the past two yearsand the current validity is not less than 6 months. Please refer to example as below:


China

Philippines

Indonesia

Bangladesh

Vietnam

Mongolia

Thailand

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

India

Myanmar

Nepal

Iran

Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Ukraine

Nigeria

Ghana

Egypt

Peru

Syria

Sudan

Macedonia

Kosovo

Cuba

Palestine

Iraq

Yemen

Afghanistan

Cameroon

Somalia

Gambia

Senegal

 

 

Exemption from 3(b):

i. Applicants with invitation from Korea Government, or invitation from local government authority in Korea.

ii. Diplomats.

iii. Spouse and underage children of i and ii.

iv. Spouse and underage children of Malaysian citizens.


[Example:]

Visa application at Embassy22 December 2023

You must submit your long term pass in Malaysia:

From 22 December 2021 continuously until – 22 December 2023

Your Malaysian visa must be valid : Until or after 22 June 2024.

 

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3(c) For applicants holding student pass: 

You must be studying diploma or higher program at an accredited college/university, or studying at an accredited public/private school. (Those studying language, certificate, or foundation courses are not eligible.)


3(d) For applicants holding temporary employment pass as domestic helper/maid: 

You MUST BE accompanying employer who requires special assistance (This visa will be issued under limited condition only.

 

[Note]:

○ Eligible applicants are still subject to the eligibility requirement of each visa type, and must be physically present in Malaysia.

 

○ WE DO NOT ACCEPT VISA APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE WHO ENTERED MALAYSIA WITH SHORT TERM VISIT PASS OR UNDER VISA FREE SCHEME.

(e.g: Tourist, short term business travellers and etc.).

 

○ Those who do not meet the requirement need to apply a visa to Korea in their home country or their country of residence. (Click here to find the Korean Embassy or Consulate in other country.)

 

 


IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR VISA APPLICATION

 

1. Documents and fee submitted for visa application will not be returned, regardless of the outcome.

 

2. Visa is subjected to approval.

 

3. Application must be made on individual basis. You must prepare the documents as per individual application.

 

4. Confirmed flight tickets and hotel bookings are not compulsory. DO NOT purchase any non-refundable tickets as the Embassy DOES NOT take any responsibility in case your application is delayed or denied.

 

5. The Embassy has the right to request additional documents OR call an applicant for an interview if it is deemed necessary (case by case basis).

 

6. All documents submitted must be in English, Bahasa Melayu or Korean. Documents in other languages must be translated by a professional translator and notarized.

 

7. Overseas documents must be notarized by a relevant foreign mission in Malaysia, or the Korean Embassy or Consulate in a relevant country where that document was issued, or get Apostille if the country where the documents issued is a member of Apostille Convention..

 

[NOTE] IF A VISA APPLICANT CAUSES PHYSICAL HARM TO THE STAFF OR THE PROPERTY OF THE EMBASSY, MAKES VERBAL OR PHYSICAL THREATS, EXERT INAPPROPRIATE PRESSURE, OR PROVIDES ANY FRAUDULENT OR UNTRUTHFUL INFORMATION OR DOCUMENTS, HE/SHE MAY BE DENIED THE ISSUANCE OF VISA FOR A MAXIMUM 3 YEARS.

 


STEP ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA

REMINDER: Make sure you read all the steps mentioned below.

STEP 1

Fill up the e-Form via Korea Visa Portal to get the serial number.

 

Select Korean Embassy in Malaysia (for submission to Embassy in KL)

 

DO NOT fill up the Visa Issuance Confirmation number part. Leave it empty. Incomplete or incorrect form may cause rejection or delay of your visa.

 

You must use the latest & same photo that you have uploaded on the e-Form with the photo that you will use to submit to the counter. If you use different photos, your application may be rejected or delayed.

 

Fill up all the information according to your best knowledge as the Embassy will not be able to assist you on how to fill up the form for each detail. You may refer to the attached manual.

 

Print & download your e-Form

 

If the information is not written on the form after you have printed it out, please fill it up manually using a black ball pen.

 

[IMPORTANT:] After submission, (X) DO NOT close the window / Tab!

   If you do, you will not be able to download and print the form.




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[IMPORTANT:] Please make sure your serial number begin with MAxxONxxxxxx. Your form should consist of 6-7 pages. After printing out the form, please sign at No.12.

 

Are you done reading the first step? Link to fill up the e-Form (Click here)

 

STEP 2

 

▶ Make an online reservation under the name of person who will physically visit the Embassy (you or your representative)

 

▶ A walk-in applicant will not be entertained.

 

▶ Please refer to the attached ‘User guide for online reservation (VISA)’

 

[NOTE:]

● Reservation must be made under the category of VISA FOR NON-KOREANS (REGULAR APPLICANT).

● DO NOT SELECT CONSULAR SERVICE! 

 

STEP 3

 

Click the visa category below according to your purpose of visit to Korea, and you will see the checklist.

 

Prepare all documents according to the Checklist.

 

STEP 4

 

Submit your application to the Visa Counter at Embassy & make payment (Cash in MYR only).

 

[NOTE:]

● Application by mail or online is NOT possible.

● Process take 7 working days NOT including the submission day. It may take longer during peak season.

● Earliest time to apply is 3 months before entry to Korea, as a visa will be valid for three months from date of issue.

● Urgent / express visa service is NOT available.

 

STEP 5

 

Document will be reviewed by the Consul

 

Additional document or interview may be requested if it is deemed necessary when reviewing your application. Please check your email frequently.

 

STEP 6

 

On the informed date, please check your result at the Korea Visa Portal.

 

Expected date of result will be informed on your visa receipt.

 

Guideline on how to download the Visa Grant notice will be given on your application day. Please keep it.

 

You do not need to visit our Embassy to pick up your passport. Your passport will be returned after the verification on the same day of your visa application.

 

There is no more visa sticker in your passport.

 

IF REJECTED

 

You only can re-apply after 3 months from the date of rejection

 

You may check the result and reason of rejection on the Korea Visa Portal website, and we do not provide further details

 

There is no appeal procedure at the Embassy.

 

Documents and fee submitted for visa application will not be returned.


VISA CATEGORY & CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Please click the visa type according to your purpose of visiting Korea to get the detailed checklist.

 

If you want to apply for a visa type which is not listed below, please contact us via email at myvisa@mofa.go.kr

 

[NOTE]

Consent for Isolation IS NOT REQUIRED

Certificate of Health for Tuberculosis(TB) screening IS NOT REQUIRED for visit less than 90 days

● Malaysian citizen MUST apply K-ETA for non-commercial short-term visit.

 

CATEGORY


C-3-1

Short-term general visitor

DESCRIPTION


Transit, visiting relatives, participating in friendly sporting match, attending events or meetings (including conferences, exhibitions, seminars), cultural art, general training, taking lessons, attending religious ceremony and others


● Malaysian citizen MUST apply K-ETA

 

C-3-4

Short-term business

Market research, business communication, consulting, contract, and other business activities


● Malaysian citizen MUST apply K-ETA

 

C-3-9

Short-term tourism

Ordinary tourist who is not eligible for K-ETA


● Malaysian citizen MUST apply K-ETA


● For domestic helper who is accompanying their employer to Korea, please email to myvisa@mofa.go.kr

 

C-3-10

Direct Airside Transit Visa

This visa is ONLY for ordinary passport holders of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who needs to transit in Korea without going through border control.

 

C-4-5

Short term employee

Temporary performance activities, advertisement or fashion activities, lecture or speeches, research or technical transfer, any employment activity on the basis of a contract with a government-owned company or private corporation, provision of services, advanced technology

 

Simple labor does not qualify for a C-4 visa

D-2

Student

 

Study and research at educational or academic institutions (community college or higher), exchange student

D-4-1

Korean Language Trainee


Learning Korean at a university-affiliated language center

D-9

International Trade


Installment, management, and maintenance of exporting machinery; Shipbuilding, supervision over industrial facilities

D-10-1

Job seeker


Job seeking activities at a Korean company or group

F-1

Family visitor


Sojourn for the purpose of visiting relatives or family or dependant for long term; Organizing household

F-3-1

Dependant Family


Accompanying family members of an eligible applicant for D-1 to E-7 visas, except D-3

F-6-1

Migrant spouse


Spouse of a Korean citizen to stay in Korea in order to continue the marriage


VISA APPLICATION FEE

 

Cash only (in MYR)

Standard normal application fee (including Malaysian passport holders):

 

There are countries with adjusted fee and also countries with exempted visa fee. Please check if your country is listed with different fee or not (Click here)

 


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