Visa application / entry requirements: South Korea

AUTHORITY (depends on residence of the applicant)

SERVISUM Berlin

all German States, independent of residence

Optional you can choose this SERVISUM office:

SERVISUM Frankfurt

Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Hessen

German (and other) nationals travelling as tourists or for business purposes (for meetings and conferences) are required to obtain an electronical entry permit (called an ETA) before travelling. The application is made online at https://www.k-eta.go.kr

For other travel purposes, a visa must be applied for.

Please note that your contact in South Korea may apply for a quarantine exemption for you.

APPLYING FOR THE ETA VIA SERVISUM


We will be happy to assist you in applying for your ETA permit. To do so, we need the following documents from you by e-mail:

  • ETA application (download here)
  • coloured passport copy (first double page with personal information)
  • Passport photo (biometric, coloured)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

  • visa application form
    see on the right, completed in full
    !! Please also check the following notesfileadmin/redakteure/pdf/KOR-Hinweise.pdf !!

  • passport
    original, at least valid for 6 months after journey

  • passport picture
    original, biometric, photo requirements

    CURRENTLY:
  • NEW Consent For Isolation
    originally signed, download here
    Negative COVID test required on entry!

    non-German applicants
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) (if EU citizen) or
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen)


    FOR TOURIST VISA

    see minimum requirements above

    FOR BUSINESS VISA

    additional to minimum requirements above

    • letter of invitation 
      from the company in South Korea in original
       
    • company letter 
      from employer in Germany with detailedcdescribtion of travel purpose (sample)

    • business registration cerificate
      from South Korean company, not older than one month

    • NEW: purchase order
      copy of the contract between the German and South Korean company, if contractual work is involved

HANDLING TIME (nlow)
about 2 weeks


Website of the embassy: http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/de



Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

 
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Embassy fees

FOR GERMANS

embassy fee

variable depending
on category

KVAC fee
in Berlin

60.00 €

 

Visa processing is outsourced by the embassy in Berlin. An application centre (KVAC) receives the applications and charges a fee.

Application Form

Please save the PDF file on your computer before completing.

Application Form