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What is e-Visa?

e-Visa refers to an electronic visa which can be applied and granted via the Visa Portal. However, applicants can apply for their e-visas for only certain status of stay. e-Visa is introduced to reduce inconvenience many visa applicants face, which caused by an in-person visit to a Korean diplomatic mission in their countries of residence.

Applicable Status of Stay for the e-Visa

  • Professor (E-1), Researcher (E-3), Technical Instructor/Technician (E-4), Professional (E-5), Foreign National of Special Ability (E-7) visas for the applicant and Dependent Family (F-3) visas for his/her accompanying family members

    Qualification : the applicant must be an expert in advanced science and technology and have an official employment recommendation letter (a.k.a. Gold Card)

  • Short-Term General (C-3-1) visas for a potential investor in public business and his/her accompanying family members
  • Medical Tourist (C-3-3) or Treatment and Recuperation (G-1-10) visas when applied by a recognized medical travel facilitator
  • Business Visitor (General) (C-3-4) visas for a person who has been invited by a Korean company

    Qualifications : A foreigner who has entered Korea 3 times or more with a Short-term (C-3) Visa since the implementation of the fingerprint confirmation system for foreigner on Jan. 1, 2012, and who has no history of illegal stay or criminal cases

Application Procedure

  • - Application procedure for an applicant

    1. Completion of Application Form
    2. e-Payment
    3. Invitation Confirmation
    4. Reception·Review
    5. Printing·Sending the Confirmation
  • - Application procedure for a sponsor

    1. Login
    2. Completion of Application Form
    3. e-Payment
    4. Reception·Review
    5. Printing·Sending the Confirmation

Required Documents

Scanned images of passport pages, digital photograph (in natural color, size; 3.5cm x 4.5cm), credit card(for electronic fee payment), and soft copies of other required documents for the corresponding status of stay


Visa Applicant(personally)