[KOREA VISA UPDATE] Korea Embassy Reduces Visa Processing Period as of January 20, 2020

Seoul Skyline across the Han River

On September 30, 2019, the Korea Embassy extended its visa processing time from 10 days to 2 months due to the upsurge of Korea Visa applicants. This just proves how huge the popularity of Korean culture in the Philippines.
This isn’t exactly bad news; it’s just that Filipino travelers would just need to wait longer to visit Korea.

However, last January 20, 2020, the Embassy announced that they will be adding more staff to process the on-flow of Korean visa applicants. Please see below screenshot of the announcement from the website of Korea Embassy:

Hopefully by February, the current visa processing period of 25~27 days will be reduced to 10~15 days.

Click here to see other Visa processing requirements

When planning to visit Korea, spring and autumn are considered to be the best time to travel to the Land of the Morning Calm, which is why a lot of tourists tend to visit during March-April. Spring is also considered to be the peak season, along with autumn, for Korea Tourism. Luckily by this time visa processing time has been reduced.

While you’re waiting for your visa, here are 5 must-visit destinations in Korea:

Now if you can’t wait to visit Korea, Try going to Jeju, VISA-FREE 

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