Filipinos who plans to travel to South Korea will no longer need to go to the Korean Embassy for tourist visas starting July 1, 2018. Visa applications will be processed through accredited travel agencies only as stated by the Korean Embassy in Manila. [Read: Seoul Travel Guide]
As of now, there are 35 travel agencies designated to process temporary visitor’s visa application. Some agencies have multiple branches including Cebu, Iloilo, Pampanga and Laguna. Below is the list of the Korean emabassy accredited agencies with thei main office and branches phone numbers and address.
|Seoul | Photo by: Joshua Berida|
Complete list of accredited travel agencies to process Korean visa in the Philippines:ABOEX TRAVEL AND TOURS 077-722-2141 / 02-246-1518
Unit 14 Upper Ground Globe Tower Plaza 1 Pioneer St., Cor. Madison St. Mandaluyong
G/F 3rd & 4th Floor Eurovilla 2, Rufino St. Legaspi Village Makati City
ARK TRAVEL EXPRESS INC.
146 Alfaro Place, L.P Leviste St. Salcedo Village, Makati City
BLUE HORIZONS TRAVEL AND TOURS INC. 02-988-5000 23 Floor Pacific Star Bldg Makati Avenue Cor Sen Gil Puyat Makati City
BUDGET TRAVEL AND TOURS INC. 02-523-8120 Suite 3, Metropolitan Tower, Mabini St. Malate Manila >>> Alabang Branch 02-850-5505/56/59/63 Unit 4018 3/F Alabang Town Center Alabang Muntinlupa City
CASTO TRAVEL PHILIPPINES INC. 02-810-0079 2/Flr Tuscan Bldg., 114 VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
CITY TRAVEL & TOURS CORPORATION 02-812-9111 LG8 Cityland 10 Tower 1, H.V Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City >>> Pampanga Branch 045-322-3767 / 045-405-0317 Unit 201, 2F Diamond Spring Hotel Bldg. Mc Arthur Highway, Balibago Angeles City
COME ON PHILS. GOLF & TRAVEL AGENCY INC. 02-810-1959 A-36 HK Sun Plaza Macapagal, Pasay
CONSTELLATION TRAVELS, INC. 02-224-1730 11/F Pryce Center Condominium 1179 Chino Roces Ave. cor. Bagtikan St.
San Antonio Village, Makati City >>> Iloilo Branch 033-514-1066 G/F Door 2, Manfred’s Building, 22 Gen. Luna St. Iloilo City
FIRST UNITED TRAVEL INC. 02-818-7181 / 02-819-3919
Garden Level Corinthian Plaza Paso de Roxas, Makati City>>> Cebu Branch 032-266-8816 / 032-266-1841 Unit 118, The QC Pavillon Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City >>> Bulacan Branch 044-892-0746 / 044-766-1939 2/Floor, Abary Square Bldg. 1773 Ano St. corner F. vergel De Dios St. Poblacion, Baliuag Bulacan >>> Subic Sattelite Office 047-251-4134 BLDG. 896 Rizal Highway Corner Manila Avenue, Subic Bay Freefort Zone
GETAWAY TOURS INTERNATIONAL INC. 02-524-2202 / 02-524-2252 576
San Andres St. near corner Adriatico St. Malate, Manila
GRAND HOPE TRAVEL, INC. 032-234-0764 Lower Ground Level, SM City – NRA, Cebu City
H.I.S. (PHILIPPINES) TRAVEL CORP 02-718-5002 2/F Serendra Bonifacio High Street Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio
HANATOUR MANILA INC. 02-403-3993 2/F Damon Bldg., Macapagal Avenue, 1011 Pasay, Metro Manila
HANKOOKCEB CORP. 032-238-2595
02-776-0253 Trans Asia Building Room 301 Cor. MJ Cuenco Ave, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City >>> Makati Branch 02-776-0253 Unit 201 Buma Building Metropolitan Ave., San Antonio Makati City
HORIZON TRAVEL & TOURS, INC 02-521-2586 490 Potenciana Mansion Sta Monica St., Ermita Manila
INTERNATIONAL JOURNEYS INC. 02-4000-550 Unit 2 Third Floor Altra Center 1663 Jorge Bocobo Street Malate, Manila
ISLAND RESORT CLUB TOUR SERVICES, INC. 02-708-9999 Unit 109-P, G/F Five Ecom Center, Pacific Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
JTB ASIA PACIFIC PHIL. CORP. 02-894-5528 18th flr. RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Cntr., 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City >>> Mall of Asia Branch 02-994-8954 / 0949-9940249 259 (EM) 2F South Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia, MOA Complex, Pasay City >>> Quezon Branch 02-932-5600 / 0999-2245669 4th Floor japan Town Retail 2 Level 4, Ayala Mall (Vertis North), Quezon City >>> Cebu Branch 1 032-260-8024 Unit 2L 170, J Centre Mall, A.S. Fortuna St., Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu City >>> Cebu Branch 2 032-261-5102 Unit 5/6, MDCT Building 8th Floor, Block 20, Leyte Loop Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
KP JOEUN CONSULTANCY INC.
02-854-5514 / 02-4511282 / 02-998-6639 Retail 9, Goldland Millenia Tower J., Escriva Drive Ortigas Center, Pasig City
LAS PALMAS TOURS AND TRAVEL AGENCY, INC. 02-711-7069 G/F Unit b2 Imperial Bayfront Tower, 1642 A. Mabini St. Malate, Manila >>> Makati Branch 02-840-1363 to 65 UGI1 Alfaro Place 146 LP Leviste Street Salcedo Village, Makati City >>> Pampanga Branch 045-435-1177 / 045-435-1977 Unit 2 1010 Alley Building, Consunji Street Brgy. Sto Rosario, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
MARSMAN DRYSDALE TRAVEL INC. 02-887-0000 19th Floor Robinsons Summit Center Ayala Avenue, Makati City
MNK TRAVEL & TOURS CORP. 02-687-4443 802 One Corp. Center, Julia Vargas Cor., Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
NORTH STAR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, INC. 02-485-7272 19F Trident Tower 312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
PAN PACIFIC TRAVEL CORPORATION 02-243-6666 353 E.T. Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila >>> Ermita Branch 02-523-1990 / 02-526-6427 G/F Pacific Place Apartelle Suites. 539 Arquiza St. Ermita, Manila >>> Makati Branch 02-810-8551 to 56 Unit LG-1 Herrera Tower Condominium. #98 V.A. Rufino St. corner Valero St., Salcedo Village Makati City >>> Cebu Branch 032-254-0343/45/47/49 Diplomat Hotel. Suite No. 6, 90 F. Ramos Street. Cebu City
PARTY-ON TRAVEL AND TOUR COMMUNITY INC. 02-470-2000 Unit C2 17th Flr. Strata 100 Bldg. F. Ortigas Jr. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
RAJAH TRAVEL CORPORATION 02-894-0886 3/F 331 Building, 331 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
RAKSO AIR TRAVEL AND TOURS INC. 02-651-9000 3F Rico Bldg. #112, Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
RELI TOURS AND TRAVEL COMPANY 02-894-1214 3rd Floor Dusit Hotel Corner Edsa Pasay Road Makati City >>> SM Mandaluyong Branch 893-7259 / 894-1213 / 894-1214 >>> SM South Mall Las Pinas Branch 800-4948 to 50 >>> Lucky Chinatown Binondo Branch 242-0640
SHARP TRAVEL SERVICE (PHILS.) INC. 02-817-0071-4 Suite 504 Alexander House Bldg. Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
SWIRE TRAVEL PHILS, INC. 02-817-1082 6th Floor Country Spacel Bldg. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
THE BARON TRAVEL CORPORATION 02-817-4926 3F PCCI Corporate Center 118 L.P. Leviste Street Salcedo Village, Makati City
TRAVEL PROS 02-6340265 /02- 6340266 5F SM Megamall Bdlg B. Edsa Mandaluyong City >>> SM Fairview Branch 939-6023 / 938-8742 Lower Ground Floor SM City Fairview Quirino Highway Greater Lagro Novaliches Quezon City >>>SM North EDSA Branch 332-9678 / 921-9279 Unit 107 Ground Floor The Block SM North Edsa Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City >>> SM Aura Branch 556-3007 Basement 1 SM Aura Premiere Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City >>> Market Market Branch 889-7296 / 889-7396 Flight Center 3rd Floor 367A-D Market Market Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City >>> Tiaong Branch 042-652-2268 31 A-Square Town Center Dona Tating Poblacion 1, Tiaong, Quezon
TRAVELSERVICES, INC. 02-706-8600 2F Trinity Insurance Center 7504 Bagtikan Street, San Antonio, Makati City >>> Laguna Branch 049-508-2513 / 049-508-2268 2nd Flr. J. Alcasid Business Center, Crossing Brgy. 1, Calamba City >>> Cebu Branch 032-253-5808 / 032-255-7374 4F, Metrobank Plaza Building, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City
UNI-ORIENT TRAVEL, INC 02-243-3888 447 Juan Luna Street, Binondo, Manila >>> Makati Branch 02-818-9585 Unit 101, Ground Floor, Windsor Tower, 163 Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City >>> Pasig Branch 02-705-2222 Unit 2006 East Tektite Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange, Orgias Center, Pasig City >>> Cebu Branch 032-253-1868 2nd Floor, Capitol Square, N. Escario St., Cebu City
Requirements in Applying for a Korean Visa in the Philippines
■ Download and fill up the Application form.
■ 1 piece of the Passport size colored picture. You may tell a studio photographer that you’ll be using it for South Korea Tourist Visa.
■ a Philippine Passport which is valid for at least 6 months at the time of departure.
If you don’t have one, better to have your appointment now. Click here for the requirements and setting up an appointment.
■ Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
■ Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
■ Original Certificate of Employment
(must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR email address)
If you are not employed but your parents are, these are the requirements that you need to secure:
Original copy of your parents’ Certificate of Employment (if they are employed)
Photocopy of your parents’ Business Registration from SEC or DTI and photocopy of their Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit (if they are self-employed)
Photocopy of your parents’ ITR
Photocopy of your parents’ NSO Marriage Certificate
Photocopy of your birth certificate
Photocopy of your school ID
Original copy of your school certificate
■ Original Personal Bank Certificate and Bank Statement
You can get these from your bank, I got mine from BDO. They charged me P100 for the Bank Certificate and P100/page for the Bank Statement.
I think this will serve as a proof that you can afford to travel to their country and I guess the amount of money you have in your bank doesn’t guarantee you 100% approval of the visa.
■ ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy
This can be obtained from your respective company, if you don’t have this, I suggest you write a letter of explanation (if you’re a freelancer or if you’re a tax-exempt employee)
■ Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)