FAQ : South Korea Tourist Visa application for Filipino Qatar Residents

by - Sunday, January 27, 2019

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Question for application of South Korean Visa in Qatar

1. Q: What are the requirements for visa application?

    A:  http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/qa-en/wpge/m_11532/contents.do
Tourist Visa
 1. Copy of QID and Passport
 2. Employment Certificate;  Position and salary mentioned
 3. Company's computer card
 4. Official three months salary bank statement, which is signed/stamped by the bank(Online print will not be accepted.)
 5. Copy of airplane ticket(Round trip)
 6. Hotel reservation
 7. One latest passport-style ID picture(white background)

2.Q: How to fill out the application form

   A: Be as honest as possible. Do not skip an item, put N/A if it is not applicable. Application form is available at the Korean Embassy. The available downloadable Application form from their website is outdated but you can make it as a guide on filling it out.

3.Q: South Korean Embassy Location

   A: Located inside the MOFA compound, free bus going to Korean Embassy is available at the entrance of MOFA compound.


Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the State of Qatar
Address : P.O.BOX 3727, New Diplomatic Area, Onaiza-66, Al Shabab St., Doha, Qatar
Phone : +974-4483-2238~9
Consular Section : 7:30~12:00 , 13:00~15:30
Fax : +974-4483-3264

4.Q:How to check the Visa Application Status?

   A: Go to: https://www.visa.go.kr/openPage.do?MENU_ID=10301

5.Q: How long does it take for the results to be updated?

  A: Approximately a week but you can also follow up at the aforementioned contact numbers if the data is not updated in their system yet.

6.Q: How much is the Visa Application cost?

   A: Free for Filipinos for a period of stay of 59 days and below

7. Q: Can I apply from Qatar but traveling from the Philippines?

    A: Yes, provide both Qatar-Philippines and Philippines-South Korea Air Ticket

8.Q: How much should be in the bank account?   

   A: A little bit over the estimated daily expenses times the period of stay plus ticket/accommodation expenses. Of course this topic is very subjective but if the financial capability is in question, the answer will always be the traveler's ability to shoulder cost of travel expenses.

9.Q: How much is the typical budget?

   A: Considering a week of stay, an estimated budget of $1,000 is enough for the trip (including accommodation but excluding Air Ticket). A decent meal cost around KRW15,000, well you can go lower than this if you're on a budget.

If you have more questions, just leave in the comment section below ;)

Disclaimer: The above are only guidelines and does not guarantee approval of Visa. Rates may change without prior notice. These are all as per my personal experience during my application on September 2018 (Travel Date: November 2018).

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