Sharing my experience with the steps I took to prepare for my South Korea visa application, aiming to seize a new opportunity as part of the Training of Trainers program in Seoul, South Korea. The program focuses on Enhancing Digital Economy Participation for ASEAN Women MSMEs.

How I Schedule a Korean Visa Application (Korean Embassy Manila)

Booked for Appointment  HERE. 

We were told that there is only 1 schedule every month to book an appointment.


korean visa application online appointment


You can either sign up or use non-membership login. I tried both since  I got no code when I tried to sign up. What worked for me was the Non-membership Login.

The challenge:

  • It took me around 4 hours to get  that appointment, from 8 am to 12 pm
  • I used a mobile phone, laptop, and computer simultaneously to have more chances of getting into the system since it was really difficult.

korean visa online queing


South Korea Visa Requirements I Submitted 

1. Original passport valid for 6 months above, including previous passport/s
2. Completed application form – typewritten on A4 paper –attached
The font should be Arial with a size of 12 for the form. Kindly ensure that the format of the page will stay at 5 pages. The page number should be placed in the upper right corner.
3. 2 pcs photos 1.77 x 1.37 inches colored with white background studio taken
4. Copy of Passport’s First page (Bio-data page)
5. Original Bank Certificate (must include account type, account number, currency, current balance, opening date, 6 months Average Daily Balance-ADB, issued within 3 months)
6. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
7. ITR (Income Tax Return). It should include the pages with net income and total revenue
8. Invitation Letter since I am invited by an organization in Korea
9. Handwritten letter of explanation since I lack a Business Permit and COE

Invitation Letter

Handwritten Explanation Letter of Lack of Documents

How to Fill South Korea Visa Application Form

Be very careful when you fill in the South Korea visa form. Make sure you put the right information in all the boxes and don’t forget to fill in every part that’s needed.

Make sure to check everything again to catch any mistakes. This will help avoid problems that could slow down your application.

Tracking Your  South Korea Visa  Application Status

Visit this link HERE and fill up your name, passport number, and birthday. While filling this up, I noticed I got different results from 2 browsers.



Ready to learn more about my 10 Days South Korea travel in South Korea trip?  Read my travel to Korea experience HERE.