Business Visa

South Korea Business Visa – Non-US Citizens:

  • A) Applicant’s Passport: original, undamaged, and valid for at least another 6 months beyond intended stay.
    • Foreign nationals residing in the USA also need to provide a notarized copy of the Permanent Resident Card (the Green Card) or U.S. valid visa with a valid I-94 card.
  • B) Visa Application Form: Visa Application completed online, typed, and signed. If any spaces are not used they must be filled with N/A. The consulate will reject applications that are not fully completed.

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  • D) Photograph: 2 Passport-type photographs required. (No glasses, with the applicants, face in plain view, and ears must be showing). The applicant must also be wearing a button-up shirt with a tie. The consulate will only accept actual 2×2 passport-type photographs from a reputable source, i.e. Kinko’s, Walgreens, CVS, etc. Photos printed at home or from an office printer will not be accepted under any circumstances. Photos that are sent in invalid format will be rejected and will cause a delay in submission at the traveler’s expense.


  • D) Business Letter: meeting the requirements listed below:
    • Original: original signature of senior manager;
    • Issued by applicant’s company/employer in the United States; State the following information
    • Nature of business of the U.S. company;
    • Applicant’s title and/or functions with the U.S. company;
    • Detailed information concerning the nature of business and activities to be conducted in South Korea;
    • Responsibility of the U.S. company that the applicant will not be pursuing any activities that are incompatible with a business visa (such as paid work, technical assistance, or technical training) during his/her stay in South Korea;
    • Name(s) and address (es) of South Korean company (ies) with which applicant is going to deal/negotiate;
    • Name(s) of the person(s) to be contacted in South Korea, phone number(s), and his/her/their functions with the South Korean company (ies);
    • Expected travel dates of trip to South Korea;
    • Responsibility of the U.S. company for the applicant’s stay in Israel and his/her return to the country of origin;

Template For Business Letter

  • E) Letter of Invitation: A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in South Korea which must meet the following criteria:
    • Printed on company letterhead
    • Addressed to “The Consulate of South Korea, Visa Section”
    • Signed by a senior manager
    • Briefly introduce the applicant including employment status and position held in the company by the applicant
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. Business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.)
    • Names of companies to be contacted in South Korea
    • Specify the type and validity of the visa requested (i.e. One-year multiple-entry business visas).

Template For Invitation Letter

  • F) Corporate Tax Certificate: A copy of the Corporate Tax Certificate showing taxes have been paid in South Korea
  • G) Itinerary: copy of your round-trip ticket, reservation, or letter from a travel agency under the applicant’s name, listing flight number and arrival/departure dates and reservation code provided by the airline/cruise company;
  • H) Proof of Residency Form: A original notarized and completed form

Proof of Residency Form

  • I) Important Information:
    • US. citizens do not require a visa for stays of 90 days or less
    • Listed above are requirements for all U.S. citizens for stays over 90 days, and all other foreign nationals.

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