The Philippine government has previously restricted Filipinos from leaving the country for short-term travel to prevent the influx of COVID-19.
However, it has been recently announced that such restrictions will be lifted for special reasons. The Korean Embassy will give an announcement on the resumption of short-term visa issuance from July 9th.
- However, due to the decision made by the Central Disaster Safety Headquarters to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Korea, short-term stay visas are not issued for sightseeing and tourism purposes. The short-term visas may be issued only for spouses of Korean citizens and/or entrepreneurs with urgent business purposes.
- However, those who are candidates for the Marriage Immigrant visa (F-6) under visa regular may not apply for the short-term visa. However in consideration of the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, those who are exempted from the Korean Marriage Guidance Program are eligible for the application of the short-term visa.
* Please refer to the Consular/Visa Service-Korean Spouse Visa board on the embassy's website for exemptions from the Korean Marriage Guidance Program.
* For your reference, we would like to inform you that any short-stay visa holder is required to go to the government isolation center for their quarantine period when entering the country (although the spouse of Korean citizens may transfer from the government facility to their personal homes for self-isolation). Also, the spouses with short-term visas may not change their visa status to the Marriage Immigrant visa (F-6) while in Korea.
Also, short-term stay (C-3) multi-visa issued before April 5, 2020 will not be available even if it is still valid(However, if the suspension of validity is removed, it can be used until the expiration date.) Please apply for a new visa in order to enter South Korea during the period of validity suspension.