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C-3-9 Tourist Visa (Starting 1 June, 2022)

DATE
2022-09-01

**Must read before applying for your visa***


 How to submit your visa application

- You may either submit your visa application in person or by mail

* No walk-ins will be accepted! You must have an appointment to visit our office (☞ Click for details)

 Processing Time: 4-5 weeks 

Due to an unexpected increase of applications, please apply for the visa with plenty of time in advance.

* There is NO EXPEDITED process for applications

 We don't provide service to check your visa application status. However, you can check your status through our Korea Visa website. (☞ Click for details)

 Consular Jurisdiction of Seattle

Our jurisdiction is Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho. Applicants who do not live in these areas, please contact the appropriate Korean Consular Office in your respective area. (☞ Click for details)


□ Eligible Applicants for a C-3-9 Visa

- A person who plans to visit Korea on the purpose of travel for holidays or leisure

※ If you are holding a B-1/B-2 visa in the US, you may not apply for a Korean visa at our office


□ General Required Documents

1. Visa Application 

    * Please see attached 'VISA APPLICATION SAMPLE'   

    * Please make sure you SIGN or it will be rejected 

    * Please all areas on all pages are fully and accurately completed or it will be rejected

2. Original Passport (must be valid for more than 6 months) - in person

    Notarized copy of passport (Biographic data and signature page) - by mail

3. Original valid US permanent resident card or valid long-term US visa (F1, I-20, H1B, I-797 etc.)

    Notarized copy of valid US permanent resident card or valid long-term US visa (F1, I-20, H1B, I-797 etc.) - by mail

   * DO NOT mail your original (physical) passport and green card (or visa)

4. One Photo

   * A physical/printed 2x2 photo taken within the last 6 months, DO NOT PRINT AT HOME

5. Fees vary (☞ View Fees by Country)     

  Money Orders Only by mail (Payable to the Korean Consulate in Seattle)

  * For Vietnamese citizens $20

6. Round-trip flight itinerary (In English only)

  * If you are staying family/friend's house, please submit one of the following documents

     - A copy of Alien Registration Card

     - Certificate of Domestic Residence Report

7. Hotel reservation confirmation as proof of stay

8. Documents proving your financial ability (Bank account statements for last 3 months (over $3,000), pay stubs, etc)

9. Copy of valid Driver License or ID as proof of residency

10. Parents' Certificate of Naturalization and applicant's birth certificate if a person whose parent(s) had a Korean Nationality and has acquired a US nationality


※ Please note that we may request for additional documents if it's deemed necessary to review the purpose of entry.


□ Mailing Address: Korean Consulate in Seattle

 ​     Attn: Visa Department

      115 W Mercer St. Seattle WA 98119

* The Consulate is not responsible for any lost or stolen mail


□ Number of Entries

Countries applicable for multiple entry visas

 ● China: The Sojourn Period for 90 days / Validity Period of Visa 5 years 

 ● Philippines, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh: The Sojourn Period for 30 days / Validity Period of Visa 5 years 

 ● Mongolia: A person who has visited Korea (Visa-free entry records are not countable) / Spouse and minor child of C-3 multiple visa holders / A person who has visited Korea more than four times within two years or visited (total) more than ten times.
At the time of initial receipt: The Sojourn Period for 90 days / Validity Period of Visa 1 year 

A person who has visited the Republic of Korea more than twice with a valid multiple visa for one year() and has good immigration records in Korea: The Sojourn Period for 90 days / Validity Period of Visa 3 years 

A person who has visited the Republic of Korea with a valid multiple visa for three years () and has good immigration records in Korea: The Sojourn Period for 90 days / Validity Period of Visa 5 years 

 

 Other countries not on the above lists are eligible for Single entry visas

 ● The Sojourn Period for 90 days / Validity Period of Visa 90 days

 

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