Business Visa Application Requirements for a Korea, Republic of (South) Visa

  1. ETA Eligibility

    Travelers attending unpaid business meetings or business conferences may apply for a Business ETA. Please return to our homepage and select "Business Electronic" from our list of travel purposes.

    Travelers engaged in profit-making activities must apply for a traditional business visa. Please follow the instructions on this page to obtain your business visa

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact Travisa at 877-876-3266 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide one color, passport-type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  4. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.

  5. Visa Application Form

    Complete your South Korea visa application form by logging onto https://travisa.com/formfill-order/korea-form after you have placed your order. This will ensure your documentation is accurately prepared and correctly submitted according to consular guidelines.

    Alternatively, the visa application form can be filled in by the applicant. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide a copy of your itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry/exit dates for your destination.

  7. Hotel Confirmation

    You must provide a confirmation of your hotel accommodation during your trip.

  8. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds. Your financial details must include the three most recent consecutive bank statements.

  9. Proof of State Residency

    You must provide a proof of your current address of residency. The document must be a copy of the front and back of your driver's license or government ID. The copy must:

    • Display your name as it appears on your passport
    • Display the current residence address as provided on your visa application

  10. Health Declaration

    Due to the recent coronavirus concerns, the Consulate requires you to complete and sign the health declaration form found in this kit.

  11. Travisa Order Form

    Provide the Travisa Order Form included in this kit.

  12. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, Travisa can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A Travisa expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://travisa.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.