South Korea to relax visa application requirements for Filipinos

People planning to travel to South Korea but are intimidated by the visa application process can breathe a sigh of relief.

South Korean ambassador to the Philippines Han Dongman has announced that the embassy is cutting down the number of required documents for visa applications, especially for qualified government workers, media, and professionals.

The announcement was made in the midst of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Philippines and South Korea.

Ambassador Han said that the abovementioned applicants can get a multiple visa good for five to 10 years by submitting a document stating that they work for their organization.

Last year, visa applications were coursed through accredited travel agencies to reduce the lines at the Embassy of South Korea.

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Bea Mandac
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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