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South Korea issues visa advisory for Filipino travellers

South Korea issues visa advisory for Filipino travellers

Dubai - Changes were implemented due to the increase in visa applicants.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 4:22 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 8:15 PM

South Korea, a popular travel destination among Filipinos, recently announced a change in tourist visa application for Filipinos, following substantial increase in the number of applicants.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines wrote on their Facebook page: 'In the near future, walk-in applicants will no longer be accepted.' Only travel agencies will be allowed to file tourist visa applications on behalf of travellers.

Since the embassy will no longer accept walk-in applicants, it stated that it will be designating several travel agencies in the Philippines to facilitate the application for tourist visa - also known as the temporary visitor's visa. Hence, only the designated travel agencies will be authorised to apply for visas at the embassy.
Moreover, the ten agencies which were already selected for group visa are automatically included in the designated travel agency category.
The temporary tourist visa can be used for both tourism and business and is granted for a stay of up to 59 days or less. According to the embassy's website, Philippine passport holders are not required to pay any fees for the said visa type.

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