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C-3-9 Domestic Helper Tourism Visa

DATE
2023-12-29

Domestic Helper C-3-9 Short Term Tourism Visa


○ Domestic helpers who wish to enter Korea for their personal trip are not eligible to apply for visa.

○ If the employer or employer's spouse is Korean national or used to be Korean national, please refer to the requirements listed here (click) instead. 

○ Domestic helpers who wish to apply for visa MUST meet the prerequisites below in order to be eligible for visa application. 

○ Meeting the prerequisites for visa application does NOT guarantee the approval of visa. Application will be reviewed to determine the necessity of bringing helper to Korea. Therefore, please do NOT buy the air tickets before the approval of visa.



 Prerequisites for visa application

 Minimum employment period

 Domestic helper must be hired by the employer for at least 6 months during time of visa application.

 Employer must have humanitarian reason(s) for bringing the helper.

 1. The helper is travelling to Korea to assist with looking after young children aged 12 and below (as of calendar year).

                                          OR

 2. The helper is travelling to Korea to assist with looking after the elderly above age 65 (as of calendar year)

                                          OR

 3. The helper is travelling to Korea to assist person with special needs/medical condition.

○ Please submit your application through an appointed travel agent (click)Personal submission is not allowed.

○ Domestic helper is allowed to enter Korea once a year (i.e every 12 months) and the employer is allowed to bring one (1) domestic helper per trip.

○ Processing time: 4 working days. No urgent / express service.


○ We do not provide status update on your application. The appointed visa agent will inform you of the collection date and you will know the result of your application on the scheduled collection date.


○ We no longer issue physical visa stickers. You may download the visa grant notice online upon approval (read more here)


○ Visa fee: Please click here for details. Cash payment only.


○ Visa will be valid for 3 months upon issuance. You will need to enter Korea within 3 months of receiving the visa.



 Documents required from domestic helper

 1. Visa application form with one passport photo taken against white background

     ※ Fill in your name as per your passport

     ※ Please ensure all fields are completed to the best of your knowledge. Leaving blanks on the form will cause disadvantage.


 2. Passport with at least 6 months remainder validity (original and CLEAR photocopy of bio-data page)

    ※ Passport will be kept at the Embassy during the processing of your application.


 3. Work permit (CLEAR photocopy)

     ※ You are required to use "SGWORKPASS" app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result and "My Employment Info" page obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted. Please refer to FAQ-SGWORKPASS (page 4-5) in the attachment for details.

     ※ Blurred photocopies may result in visa rejection.

 Documents required from the employer

 1Choose one of the following: 

     ⓐ If you are an employee: Letter issued by Singapore company to verify your employment status such as designation, salary, date of hire...etc, date and purpose of visit (original and issued within recent 1 month)

          ※ LOC (Letter of Consent) issued by MOM is required if you are LTVP / LTVP+ holder.


     ⓑ If you are self-employed:  latest printout of ACRA biz profile 


       ⓒ If you are unemployed: Spouse's company letter


 2. Recent 3 months Singapore bank account statements / passbook (original and copy) / e-statements

     ※Credit/debit card statements will not be accepted.


 3. CLEAR passport copy of ALL family members who will be travelling to Korea.

     ※ Blurred photocopies may result in visa rejection.


 4. CLEAR photocopy of NRIC / EP / Spass / LTVP / DP of ALL family members who will be travelling to Korea.

      For physical work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use "SGWORKPASS" app to obtain the latest pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted.

     ※ For digital passes, the printout of pass information must include the verifiable QR code. 

     ※ Blurred photocopies or omission of QR code may result in visa rejection.


 5. Re-entry permit (applicable if the employer is PR)


 6. Letter of guarantee for FDW


 7. English marriage certificate (CLEAR photocopy)

      ※ Applicable if employer is married.

    ※ Blurred photocopies may result in visa rejection.

 

 8. Choose one of the following:

     ⓐ Look after young child aged 12 and below (as of calendar year): Child's English birth certificate (CLEAR photocopy)

     ⓑ Look after elderly above age 65 (as of calendar year): Employer's English birth certificate (CLEAR photocopy)

     ⓒ Assist person with special needs or medical condition: Doctor's memo issued no more than 6 months at the time of visa application. It is recommended for the doctor to include information that will help us better understand the necessity of bringing helper to Korea.


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