UPDATED LAST: December 29, 2017
22 days to go and I’ll be flying to my ultimate dream place! I couldn’t be more wired up. The reason for going there is quite special for me. I’ll definitely let you know soon. Stay tuned! 😄
Sharing with you my experience of getting a South Korea visa would be an utmost fulfillment of the day.
I would like to clarify things out first. These are my facts and may also be true to you:
🔶 My husband is Korean. I am Filipino.
🔶 We are both expats in Japan.
🔶 He holds a Permanent Residence Card.
🔶 I currently am not a permanent resident here. To be specific, the status is dependent.
🔶 A housewife for the time being.
🔶 Have never been to Korea but to other (3) Asian countries.
I did the application last month and I must say it was completely opposite to my expectation. In point of fact, it did give me a big surprise. Getting a Korea tourist visa in the Philippines is a bit complex particularly if the applicant doesn’t shoulder all travel expenses. A load of documents must be given and the issuance of a visa is not that much of a sure bull’s-eye. Knowing this beforehand and planning for the application caused me to be a little worried. I can be a worrywart at times. 😌
The first time we went to the Embassy of South Korea
I was asked to submit these:
🔷 Valid signed passport
🔷 Japan Residence Card (photocopy and original)
🔷 Completed Application Form
🔷 Passport size colored photo (should be pasted on the Application Form)
The procedure was quick and easy. The next thing I knew was to come back after 2 days for the result. 2 days! My husband was even surprised for he was expecting it to be given after 3-5 days. I honestly wasn’t that hopeful for a positive outcome but I prayed to God that whatever the result was, He’d be with me through it all. I had proven once again that God is undeniably good! He has always been and that I’ll be forever grateful. 💞
I was granted a C-3-9 single entry visa without any complication and the cherry on the cake was I didn’t get to spend a single coin for it. Yes, it was for free! 😄 I can recall the officer even suggested me to just apply for a multiple entry ’cause the procedure is pretty simple. I just couldn’t ask for more. A single entry is all enough for me. 😍
I mistook the South Korean Consulate for the embassy. Applications are accepted at the office of the consulate just a few minutes away from the embassy. Kindly refer to Google Maps for the address.
Visa Application/ Issuance is on the 3rd floor.
Application: Morning only (9 – 11)
Issuance: Afternoon only (2 – 4)