Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Boston informs that Consulate General no longer issues visa labels for visa applications processed in the U.S, as of 24th February, 2020.
The ROK immigration system does not require visa labels to be affixed to a page in an applicant’s passport as visa status can be checked and verified using the advanced visa information system with recent development in technology.
Consulate General will notify applicants of their visa details by issuing ‘VISA GRANT NOTICE’on the official web site at www.visa.go.kr where applicants can print out the document, at any time, by entering personal details such as passport number, date of birth and other relevant information.
The Confirmation of Visa Issuance will contain applicants’ personal details including name, date of birth and passport number as well as visa details including visa issuance number, status of stay, period of stay, number of entries, date of issue, validity of visa, and issuing authority.
All Foreigners seeking entry into ROK with valid visa are required to present the Confirmation of Visa Issuance to Korean Immigration authorities in the process of immigration inspection.
Notwithstanding the label-free visa policy, applicants must present and submit a passport for the purpose of document and identity verification.
Please see to issue ‘VISA GRANT NOTICE’ via the official website at www.visa.go.kr.
【How to verify and print out ‘Visa Grant Notice’】
1) Visit www.visa.go.kr -> Application Status/Issue -> Click ‘Check Application Status & Print’.
2) Enter your Passport number, Name and Date of Birth, and Click the ‘Search’ button.
3) If your visa application has been approved, visa details will appear at page bottom.
4) Click the ‘Visa Grant Notice’ button and print out the document.
*Please refer to the attached file for more details.