South Korea Tourist Visa Application Guide


South Korean tourist, visit and business visas are short-term visas.

A tourist visa is issued to foreigners who wish to visit South Korea for tourism or on holiday.
Visit visa is a short-term visa which allows a foreigner to enter South Korea to visit family and friends. A business visa will allow foreigners to enter South Korea to conduct business, go to meetings, conferences and trade negotiations.

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All the above-listed visas will allow foreigners to reside in South Korea for up to 90 days. This visa may allow for single, double or multiple entries. A short-term visa does not allow foreigners to work while they are in the country.

 South Korea Tourist, visit or business visa requirements.

You must have all the documents listed below before you apply for South Korea Tourist, visit or business visa in Nigeria.

1- A visa application form: You should get the visa application form online, fill the form honestly and sign it.

2- One passport photograph: You should have a recent passport photograph with a white background.

3- An international passport: Your international passport should valid for at least 6 months and should have 2 blank pages.


4- Copy of the first page of your passport: You should make a clear copy of the first page of your international passport. This is the page with your biometric data and information.

5- Documents that show you can support yourself in South Korea:
– A recent bank statement
– A family member’s bank statement and documents proving your relationship to the individual.

Without these documents, you are ineligible to apply for South Korea Tourist, visit or business visa in Nigeria.

6- Document showing that you have reserved your flight to South Korea.

7- Hotel reservation: If you will be staying at a hotel, this document will show that you have made plans for your accommodation. If you will stay with your host, provide a letter from your host and their address.

8- A clear copy of a National identity card or driver’s license that is not older than five years.

9- If you are going to South Korea for business, you will need:
– A letter of invitation from your business partner or host
– A letter from your guarantor (It should be notarized)
– The company’s recent bank statements
-A certificate of incorporation
– A certificate of business registration
– A tax clearance form.


10- Applicants for a tourist visa may need the following:
– A tour itinerary from the tourism agency
– An invitation letter

11- If you have visited South Korea before, provide documents that explain the purpose of your visit.

How to Apply for South Korea Tourist, Visit or Business Visa.

Here is a simplified explanation of how to apply for South Korea Tourist, visit or business visa in Nigeria.

1- Gather the required documents:

Get all the necessary documents and make a clear copy of each one. Endeavor to do this before you go to the visa application center. Obtain a letter of invitation from your host in South Korea.

This letter should outline the purpose of your visit, how long you will remain in the country and when you will leave the country. This is only necessary if you have someone in South Korea.

Also, download the South Korea visa application form here. After you download the visa application form, fill the document and get your passport photograph ready.


2- Submit application:

You will be able to pay the visa fee at the application center. When you pay the fee, you will be given a receipt.  After paying the visa fee, you can submit your visa application including your passport documents.

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3- Collect your visa:

While your visa application is being processed, you will be able to track the progress of your application. When a verdict has been reached, you will need to return to the Visa application center to collect your documents and visa. If you paid for a courier service, your documents will be sent to you when a response to your visa application is ready.

South Korea embassy in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja?

The Embassy of South Korea in Nigeria is located in Abuja:

9 Ovia Crescent, off Pope John Paul 2 Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria; (234) 810-389-0991

The embassy works from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding Nigerian and the Republic of Korea public holidays.


Additionally, the following are the visa application centres, controlled by VFS in Nigeria:

VFS Global, Abuja-Nigeria
Republic of Korea Visa Application Centre
Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot 1083 Mohammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District.

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