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Notice Transfer of Valid Visa from Old Passport to New Passport (Online Service)

DATE
2023-12-27

Transfer of Valid Visa from Old Passport to New Passport (Online)


If you possess a valid visa in your old passport and have renewed your passport, you MUST transfer your visa to the new passport in order to use it. Please note that transfer of visa is not allowed if the old passport is reported lost. This service is only available ONLINE. 


If you have any question regarding transfer of visa, please contact us via email (consg@mofa.go.kr) ONLY. Please note that we DO NOT apply for transfer on behalf of applicants. The onus is on the applicant to complete the transfer of visa on time before travel.



 The Korean Embassy in Singapore is only able to approve transfer of visas that were issued in Singapore. If your visa was issued outside of Singapore, you can still follow the procedures below. However, please contact the Korean Embassy that issued your visa directly if you need to follow-up on your request. For example: visa was issued in Country A → Contact the Korean Embassy in Country A to follow-up)



Steps to transfer visa (please read carefully)


1) Select "Change of Passport Information" (link) on the Visa Portal.


2) Fill in your name as per the sequence in the machine-readable zone of your passport (i.e bottom of your passport), date of birth, old passport number and visa number.

    ※ If the visa sticker is affixed to your old passport, the visa number is the first row of numbers located at thetop right hand cornerof your visa sticker and would start with 2 alphabets (eg.SG1234567). Do NOT include the second row of numbers.

    ※ If you possess the visa grant notice, the visa number is located right on top of your photograph. 


3) After completing the fields, click "Register". You will be redirected to the next page.


4) Fill in your new passport details and upload a scan copy of both your new and old passports*. 

    * The scan copy of the old passport must show the cancellation/void stamp. Transfer request would be refused if we are not able to verify this.


5) Click "Register" (please note that there will be NO application number or reference number for your application)



How to check if you have successfully submitted an application


1) Visit "Change of Passport Information" (link) on the Visa Portal.


2) Key in your information and click "Search".


3) If your application is received, the status will reflect "Apply".



How to print the visa grant notice bearing new passport number


1) Select "Check Application Status & Print" (link) on the Visa Portal.


2) Select "Diplomatic Office" for Type of Application.


3) Key in your name, NEW passport number and date of birth. Click on the "Search" button.


4) The result of your application will be shown below.  Click on the "Certificate" button to print out the visa grant notice.




IMPORTANT NOTE:

○Transfer of visa can only be completed online.


○ Processing time is approximately 4 working days. After 4 working days, please follow the instructions above to print out the visa grant notice bearing your new passport number. We would not be contacting you separately to update on the status of your request unless additional document(s) is required. Also, if your transfer application is still within processing time, we may not respond to your enquiry.


○ Please note that we no longer issue physical visa stickers and you are required to carry the visa grant notice with you whenever you visit Korea.


○ If you are unable to print your visa grant notice bearing your new passport number after 4 working days, please reach out to us via email (consg@mofa.go.krwith a copy of your visa sticker / visa grant notice. Once again, we are only able to assist with visas that were issued in Singapore. If your visa was issued elsewhere, please contact the respective Korean Embassies/Consulates.


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