Previously, I applied for my South Korea visa at the embassy myself, but now you should know that all Korean visa applications must be lodged through one of the accredited travel agencies. Even so, let me share with you the simple steps to apply for a Korean visa for Filipinos.
If you to conserve paper, you can print on both sides of the paper but the sequence of pages should be correct. Eg. Page 1 (front), Page 2 (back) and so on.
Important fields to need to take note of
1.7 국가신분증번호 National Identity No.
Put N/A because Filipinos don’t have this yet.
9.8. 동반입국 가족 유무 기재 Are you travelling to Korea with any family member?
Family Members only include your spouse, father, mother, children, brothers and sisters. Your de facto partners, boyfriend or girlfriend, and friends are NOT family members, so don’t put them on the list even though you’re travelling with them.
10.2 경비지불자 Who will pay for your travel-related expenses?
a) 성명/회사(단체)명 Name of Person/Company(Institute)
If you are funding your travel, write you name. If not, provide the name of the person/s or institute who will fund you.
b) 관계 Relationship to you
Self or your relationship to the person/s or institute funding you.
c) 지원내용 Type of Support
If you are paying for yourself, write “financial support” or write which part of your trip will be funded (eg. flights, hotels, tours, etc.).
You just have to trust and wait for the verdict. Your travel agency will usually contact you via text when your passport (with or without a South Korea visa) will be ready for pick up. If, unfortunately, you get denied, you can re-apply only after 6 months.
All the best in your Korean visa application. Let us know how it goes!