Sharing my experience with the steps I took to prepare for my South Korea Visa Application for a new opportunity to be part of the Training of Trainers for Seoul, South Korea, on  Enhancing Digital Economy Participation for ASEAN Women MSME’s.

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

How to Check the Status of Your South Korea Visa Application

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.