How to obtain a visa for South Korea
Take a trip in aircraft for foreign countries requires prior consideration of a range of documents including the visa. Obtaining a visa for South Korea is therefore a step in the preparation of your trip to South Korea. It is important to know that a visa lasts for two years. To start the visa procedure, it is also important to know the type of trip you want to make and its duration. Find here the different documents to provide according to the type of trip and its duration for obtain a visa for South Korea.
Short-term business and/or work visa
For a business trip, obtaining a visa for South Korea requires a visa order form. Also an original passport valid for six months after the trip and a standard photo. You need to provide an official visa application form with an address and telephone number in Korea. Then an agreement to facilitate quarantine, a consent of isolation, a consent form, a visa withdrawal authorization.
A signed certificate from the employer is required, stating the seniority and position of the person who will be in Korea. A letter of invitation by name from Korea requesting the participation of the person. A copy of the Korean company's trade register and an authorisation from the Korean immigration service formulated and obtained by the Korean company and which will have requested an exemption from the Korean Minister of Industry.
Since you are going for work, a contract in Korea for short-term work or business visas proving the agreement between companies is mandatory since 15 March 2021. A copy of a certificate of residence in France for European nationals. Or a copy of the visa for entry into France and a copy of the French residence permit obtained for non-EU nationals who can prove more than two years of legal residence in France.
You need to provide a CV and a photocopy of your last diploma if you are a teacher, religious person, engineer or technician. You need a permit from the Ministry of Culture in Korea and a contract for artists. It is possible to apply for an exemption from the mandatory quarantine subject to acceptance. To do so, simply email the exemption request form from the inviting company.
After that, a reply will be given by the consulate by email to the company on your application. This request must be supported by the inviting Korean company and the Ministry of Industry. For your trip, it is useful to keep with you all medical documents and the validated or stamped quarantine exemption form that you should receive by email. All of this takes about 15 days.
Short-term internship visit, for less than 90 days
To obtain a visa for South Korea, if you are going there for a short-term internship, you need an Atout Visa order form. The original passport valid for six months after the trip, a standard photo, the visa application form. It is compulsory to indicate on the form an address and telephone number in Korea. You must also provide a consent for quarantine, a health condition report, a letter of invitation from Korea indicating the reason, the duration and the date of the visit. programme of the internship.
The important elements are: a copy of the trade register of the Korean company, a certificate of schooling in France, a copy of the training agreement. As well as a copy of proof of residence in France for European nationals. For non-European nationals who can prove more than two years of legal residence in France, a copy of the visa for entry into France and copies of French residence permits obtained are required. An extract from the criminal record is an important document.
Tourist visa (for the moment it is suspended)
To visit South Korea, you need a visa. To do this, you need the Atout Visa order form, the original passport valid for six months after the trip. You will also need a standard photo and the official form, completed and signed, on which you will need to provide an address and telephone number in Korea. A consent for quarantine, a health condition report, a photocopy of the return air ticket or a certificate from the travel agency, a certificate of the hotel reservation in Korea.
A copy of the visa for entry into France and copies of French residence permits obtained for foreign nationals who can prove more than two years of legal residence in France. An extract from the criminal record, a certificate of employment with stamp and signature and the last three months of monthly salary slips or a certificate of schooling with stamp and signature accompanied by the last three months of salary slips of the parents or even those of the husband, the birth certificate or marriage certificate and a copy of the parents' residence permit or a copy of the husband's identity document.
Visa to attend a conference
To attend a conference, obtaining a visa for South Korea is much the same as above. You will need the Atout Visa order form, the original passport valid for six months after the trip and a standard photo. The official visa application form, a consent for quarantine, a health report, a letter of invitation from Korea by name and requesting the person's participation.
Also a copy of the Korean company's trade register, a copy of the summary of the presentation that the visa applicant will make there and a programme of the conference. You must attach to your documents a photocopy of the return air ticket or the travel agency's certificate. A certificate of hotel reservation in Korea is useful.
A copy of the visa for entry into France and copies of residence permits for foreign nationals who can prove more than two years of legal residence in France must always be included. An extract from the criminal record, a work certificate with stamp and signature and the last three monthly pay slips or a school certificate with stamp and signature.
If you want to travel to Korea for business, work, short internship, tourism and conference, you now know what is required to obtain a visa to South Korea. Gather the documents listed here and be in good standing for travel.
Obtaining K-ETA authorisation for South Korea
Recently, South Korea has introduced a new procedure for travelling to its territory for a non-remunerated tourist or professional stay, the K-ETA authorisation is the equivalent of the E-Visa in other countries.
The K-ETA permit will be valid for 2 years from the date of issue and will be used for stay in South Korea for 90 days, i.e. 3 months, by benefiting from several entries and exits, at the end of each period of use of the K-ETA, it will be necessary to reapply for it, if you want to know the price of the ETA permit for South KoreaGo here!
Applying for the K-ETA is quite simple, it is imperative to prepare your application well before your stay, it is a form to fill in where you will have to fill in some information about yourself and the reason for your stay, you will also have to provide a copy of your passport and a passport photo.
If you are wondering which nationalities are covered by the K-ETA authorisation, you should know that more than 112 nationalities are eligible for the K-ETA, France being one of the 112 countries concerned.