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Notice General Information about Visa Issuance

DATE
2022-04-01

Due to COVID-19, we currently issue only single-entry visas. All single-entry visas require you to enter Korea within 90 days of the visa issuance date.


General Information


1. U.S. Visa Waiver Program


   U.S. citizens can visit the Republic of Korea without a visa for duration of up to 90 days or less if the purpose of the trip is for tourism, business meeting, attendance at a conference or visiting families or relatives. (Extension of stay is not permitted)


   ※ Visa Exemption for Non-U.S. citizen( https://www.visa.go.kr )


2. For Non-U.S. citizen


   ※ please call or e-mail the Consulate to check your qualification.


3. Consular Jurisdiction of Atlanta


   The jurisdiction of the Consulate General of the ROK in Atlanta encompasses Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North and South Carolinas, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. If you live outside of these areas, please refer to "About the Mission" > "Consular Jurisdiction" to find the Consulate that would have jurisdiction over your state.


4. General Required Documents (※ Applies to all Visas)


   Visa Application Form (printed and completed) / Photo (natural color, taken within 6 months) / Passport (more than 6 months valid) & copy(personal information section with photo) / Fee / Return Envelope


   ※ Non-U.S. citizen should submit copy of U.S. long-term Visa(excluding B-1/B-2) or Permanent Resident Card



5. Visa Fee (We accept only cash or money-order)


   U.S. Citizens : US$45 (regardless of number of entry)


   Non US Citizens Fees vary based on reciprocity.

    - Canadian, Chinese, Indian applying for C-3 : US$40

    - Vietnamese applying for C-3 : US$20

    - Filipino applying for C-3 : free ( only in case of less than 59 days)

    - Mongolian applying for C-3 : free


   ※ Single entry visa for a stay of less than 90 days : US$30 – US$130

   ※ Single entry visa for a stay of more than 90 days : US$50 - US$200


   ※ Multiple entry visa : US$70 – US$250


   ※ Please check with Consulate General for the exact amount.




6. Processing Time


   The visa processing time is 14 business days (Not including mailing time).


   All Submitted documents with visa application will not be returned to the applicant except the passport.


   ※ After 14 business days, please check your application status and print your own visa by visiting at https://visa.go.kr.


   We no longer issue sticker-type visa in your passport.


How to apply a Korean VISA via mail


   You may submit your visa application in-person(on-line appointment required) or by mail. When mailing, please prepare the following documents.


   ※ We only accept visa applications mailed within our jurisdiction. Visa applications from outside our jurisdiction will be returned at your own expenses.


  1) Passport


  2) One Passport Photo(size 2"x2", taken within recent 6 months)


  3) Visa Application; Depending on the type of visa, it is necessary to attach relevant documents such as a visa issuance number or the Certificate of Admission.


  4) Fees may vary; We accept cash or a money order * Make a money order payable to Korean Consulate General and write your name on it.


  5) Return Envelope(self-addressed and prepaid)


  6) Additional Required Documentation

     - Short-Term Visa : https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-atlanta-en/brd/m_4849/view.do?seq=12&page=1

     - Long-Term Visa  : https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-atlanta-en/brd/m_4849/view.do?seq=13&page=1 


All the documents submitted with visa application will NOT be returned to the applicants except the passport.

Mailing Address :

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea (ATTN: Visa Service)

229 Peachtree St. NE. Suite #2100. International Tower. Atlanta. GA 30303


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