If you’re planning to travel to Korea in the future, here’s a head’s up: The Korean Embassy in the Philippines will no longer be accepting walk-ins for tourist visa applications.
Instead, there will be designated travel agencies that will accept applications for temporary tourist visas.
The announcement on the Korean Embassy’s official website stated that:
“Due to increased number of temporary visitor’s visa applicants, in the near future, walk-in applicants will no longer be accepted while only designated travel agencies will be allowed to file temporary visitor’s visa application. Thus, the Korean Embassy in the Philippines is going to designate Philippine travel agencies which will be authorized to apply for temporary visitor’s visa at the Embassy.”
The embassy added that the 10 selected agencies for group visa applications were automatically included as designated travel agencies. These are:
- Rakso Air Travel and Tours
- Hanatour Manila
- Island Resort Club Tour Services
- International Journeys
- Pan Pacific Travel Corporation
- Rajah Travel Corporation
- Marsman Drysdale Travel
- Grand Hope Travel
- Horizon Travel & Tours
- Ark Travel Express
The Korean Embassy is currently accepting applications for designated travel agencies. Stay tuned for the official list soon.
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