Visa Finder

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Restriction Period of Resubmitting Visa Application

  • After a refusal, you need to wait for 6 months to resubmit your visa application.
  • The above restriction period is applied regardless of the visa type, including when you are planning to resubmit the application for a different visa type.
  • The above restriction period does not apply to a visa application with the Certificate for Confirmation of Visa Issuance (CCVI) or the exceptional cases under Marriage Migrant (F-6) visa as stated in the visa finder. In principle, all persons who are reapplying for the F-6 visa shall wait for 6 months for resubmission. For the below two cases, however, there is no time restriction even when the last refusal decision was notified less than 6 months ago.
    • If the F-6 applicant is pregnant or gave birth.
    • If the F-6 applicant and the spouse registered their marriage more than a year ago from the date of the application and lived together for more than 6 months after the registration.
  • If you hold a Confirmation of Voluntary Departure issued by the Government of Korea, and if your long-term visa application has been refused, you can apply for a Short-term General (C-3-1) visa regardless of the restriction period. However, in order to be eligible, you must not have applied for the C-3-1 visa before having applied for the rejected long-term visa.

Limiting the Period of Stay in Korea for Foreign Nationals

From July 1, 2021, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea will be implementing a policy of limiting the period of stay in Korea for foreign nationals to the validity period of one’s passport.

The Ministry of Justice is introducing this new policy in order to respond to the increase in violations of the immigration laws, such as failing to report the changes in passport information, and to the increasing challenges in identifying accurate status of entry and departure of foreign nationals to and from Korea.

For example, even if a person is eligible for an extension of the period of stay for 2 years according to the visa type, if the validity period of the passport remains only 6 months, the period of stay is extended only by 6 months.

Please be informed of this new policy and check the remaining period of your passport validity when planning your trip to Korea.

Bank Statement Summary Requirement

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea has issued a new regulation which pertains to all applicants whose visa type demands the submission of their bank statement. Starting from April 7, 2020, all Mongolian citizens and third country nationals wishing to apply for a visa type for which their bank statement is listed as required supporting documentation, are required to also submit a bank statement summary issued by their bank. Please note that in absence of the bank statement summary, the visa application will not be considered by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Forgery and Fraudulent Documents

Due to increases in irregular migration from Mongolia to Korea and use of illegitimate visa brokers, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has instituted more rigorous document verification processes to detect forged and falsified documents. Forgery and document falsification are violations of both Mongolia and Korean law.  

Provision of forged or falsified documents may be prosecuted by Mongolian authorities and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will prohibit you from re-applying for a Korean visa. 

Examples of illegal acts include:

  • Falsifying the ownership of a social insurance certificate
  • Falsifying the ownership of a tax certificate
  • Pretending to be a student
  • Falsifying a marriage certificate with a multiple entry visa owner to obtain another multiple entry visa
  • Bribing any individual to obtain a visa, particularly those connected with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Students

All students must provide original versions and copies of degrees and transcripts from the highest level of education obtained. Original versions will be submitted to the Korean Embassy and returned to the applicant only after a decision has been rendered.

Please find below the eligibility criteria for all D-2 visa types:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

Certified Universities

Study (D-2-1; D-2-2; D-2-5; D-2-6; D-2-7; D-2-8)

X

X

Master’s Degree (D-2-3)

X

Doctoral Degree (D-2-4)

X

General Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

X

Other Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-5 and D-2-7)

X

X

Exchange Study (D-2-6)

X

X

Short-Term Study (D-2-8)

X

X

 

Please find below the eligibility criteria for Language Training (D-4-1) visa applicants:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

Certified Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X X

General Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

Other Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

 

Notes for the Duration of Visas

Please review the table below regarding visa durations.

Visa Type

Duration

Number of Entries

Single

Double

Multiple 

SHORT-TERM VISA TYPES 

Journalism C-1

Up to 90 days

X

Short-Term General C-3-1

Up to 90 days

Medical Treatment C-3-3

Up to 90 days

X

Business Visitor C-3-4

Up to 90 days

Ordinary Tourism C-3-9

Up to 90 days

Short-Term Employment C-4

Up to 90 days

X

Study Short-Term D-2-8

Up to 90 days

X

X

LONG-TERM VISA TYPES*

Study D-2-1 to D-2-7

6 months

X

X

Family Visitor F-1

Up to 90 days

X

X

Spouse and Children of F-5 Visa Holders F-2-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Dependent Family F-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Marriage F-6

6 months

X

X

* All “Long-Term Visa Types” listed in the table above must be converted into a residence permit at the local Immigration Office upon arrival in the Republic of Korea.