Korean Embassy will soon assign travel agencies for tourist visa application

Soon, Philippine passport holders will no longer need to go to the Korean Embassy to apply for a visa.

The Korean Embassy in the country announced that they will soon assign travel agencies to handle tourist visa applications.

“Due to (the) increased number of temporary visitor’s visa applicants, in the near future, walk-in applicants will no longer be accepted while only designated travel agencies will be allowed to file temporary visitor’s visa application,” the Korean Embassy said.

“The Korean Embassy in the Philippines is going to designate Philippine travel agencies which will be authorized to apply for temporary visitor’s visa at the Embassy. The 10 agencies which were selected for the group visa are automatically included as (a) designated travel agency,” they added.

In November, the Korean Embassy already announced the travel agencies that handle group visa. These are:

  • Rakso Air Travel and Tours
  • Hanatour Manila
  • Island Resort Club Tour Services
  • International Journeys
  • Pan Pacific Travel Corp.
  • Rajah Travel Corp.
  • Marsman Drysdale Travel
  • Grand Hope Travel
  • Horizon Travel & Tours
  • Ark Travel Express

Application for accreditation for travel agencies is until March 28, 2017.

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