Update: PLEASE READ FIRST
This is one of the most read, most researched, and most active posts in this blog and for that, I thank all of you for dropping by. It’s my only hope when I wrote this post that it will be helpful to you. I understand that as an excited traveler who wish to enter Seoul, you may have tons of questions about getting a visa as I also experienced that last year. While I’m trying my best to answer all of your questions, I don’t really have enough time to address each of you most especially now that I have just given birth to a beautiful and bouncing baby boy.
Just so that this post remains useful to you, please read the entire text first and see if your question in mind has already been answered. Kindly read the past comments because some questions are just repetitive, in which case, I may have already answered the same question before. Finally, please do not ask a question that seeks for a specific legal advice because I don’t wish to be bound by any attorney-client relationship by responding to your question. Please note also that there are questions that I can’t answer simply because I am not in any way connected with the Embassy or a travel agency that has a lot of experience with South Korean visa applications, and neither is this my field of expertise in law.
If your question has not been answered before and is something within my limited knowledge to answer, rest assured that I will get back at you no matter how busy I am.
Again thank you for reading my blog. I apologize in advance if I won’t be able to answer all your questions. And good luck with your visa application and I hope you enjoy Seoul the same way that I did!
Happy Easter everyone and yes, I’m back!
I’ve been away for almost a month because I’ve been terribly busy with work, Monsees Cafe re-launch, my birthday, hubby’s birthday, and… our recent trip to Seoul which I’m excited to tell you about.
Late last year, I started planning for our Seoul trip and I’m so happy to tell you that hubby and I had a really great time. Some friends who haven’t been to Seoul are asking me to post our photos here but more importantly, they’re asking me to share our itinerary, our experience with the Korean embassy in Manila, as well as the breakdown of our expenses. I’ll start with the visa application process and will try to be as detailed as possible so please bear with me
Just so you know, I’d like to tell you that we didn’t have a smooth time getting our visas. It’s not because we’re not qualified but because the immigration officers we met at the embassy were asking for various documents from us. We had to go to the embassy for 3-4 times but at the very least, we learned a lot from that experience.