IMPORTANT NOTICE 
 

New Requirement for C3 Multiple Entry Visa

Effective March 1, 2024, C-3 type applicants for a multiple-entry visa must have a documented stay of more than 2 years in countries where KVAC is located.
Please note that fees for multiple visa applications with ineligible cases are non-refundable, regardless of the visa outcome.

 

NEW VISA FEE 

From January 1, 2024 to June 28, 2024, the new visa fee applies. 
Visa fees vary according to nationality, visa type, and the number of entries, please check HERE for information on your visa fees.

 

KVAC Paris - Office Maintenance Notification

KVAC Paris office is currently undergoing maintenance. During this period, our office may experience temporary disruptions. Applicants are requested to use Building A for the passport pick-up. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work to enhance our office facilities.

 

Important Notice Regarding Visa Decisions and Conduct Guidelines - VISA REJECTION 

Upon receipt of your visa decision from the Consul, it is important to understand that the decision is final and cannot be reversed under any circumstances. In the event that your visa application is rejected, and you are dissatisfied with the outcome, we kindly emphasize the necessity of maintaining respectful and appropriate conduct. The use of abusive language, verbal harassment, or continuous and repetitive contact with the embassy or visa application center can result in repercussions under the 'Standards for Disciplinary Action for Visa Interference' as outlined by the Ministry of Justice. Please be aware that such actions may lead to visa issuance restrictions, which could extend for a period of up to 3 years.

 

!! KVAC HAGUE OPENING !!

We are pleased to announce the opening of the KVAC Hague office in The Hague, Netherlands, scheduled for the 3rd of July 2023. As a result, starting from this date, all visa applicants wishing to apply visa for Korea in the Netherlands are kindly requested to submit their applications at the KVAC Hague. (To apply for A Diplomat Visa, please contact RoK Embassy in the Netherlands) 

Please find the KVAC Hague office contact details as follows:

ADDRESS: Carnegielaan 12, 2517 KH, The Hague, The Netherlands 
TELEPHONE: +31 703181590 
EMAIL: kvacnlinfo@iom.int 

 

KVAC VISA APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME

The general visa processing time takes 14 working days from the date when you submit all the required documents to our KVAC team. However, please note that if an applicant fails to provide all mandatory documents or necessary information, the processing time may be delayed.

During peak season, which varies depending on the country and the specific KVAC office, the processing time may take longer.
Generally, the peak seasons are during the summer (June to August) and winter (December to February). 

Please make sure to plan in advance for the visa application submission for your timely departure. Your flight schedule will not be considered to make your visa processing time short. 

 

KVAC LONDON 

Please be informed that submission of documentation to the KVAC in London in person at the Center is temporarily suspended. The KVAC London will only receive applicants for passport pick-up after the visa decision is made by the ROK Embassy in Berlin. For inquiries, please contact KVAC London via phone at +44-02078116098 or via email at kvacukinfo@iom.int. Thank you for your understanding. 

 

KVAC BERLIN OFFICE RELOCATED

We would like to inform you that the KVAC Berlin office has moved from Taubenstrasse 20 to Charlottenstrasse 68, effective from 2 February 2023. We kindly request you to take note of this information before submitting your passport and visa application documents.

For all applicants visiting our office, you can enter after registering at the reception located on the 1st floor. Our call center number and email address will remain the same for any inquiries or further assistance.

Please find our contact details as follows:

Phone: +49-302902245550
Email: kvacdeinfo@iom.int

 

INTERNATIONAL POST IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

As part of the visa application process, it is required for the applicant to be physically present in the country where they are applying. Therefore, the Visa Application Centre (KVAC) only accepts applications that are submitted in person within the country's borders. Please note that KVAC does not accept visa applications that are mailed or submitted from outside of the country.

 

PHISHING SITE WARNING

 

  • We would like to bring to your attention the presence of fraudulent visa agency websites that claim to be official sites for entering Korea. These fraudulent sites impersonate the government of the Republic of Korea and demand large sums of money, often resulting in financial loss and other forms of fraud.
  • We have recently identified a fraudulent website, koreaonlinevisa.com, k-eta.co, evisa-go-kr.online, checkvisa.vn which are impersonating the K-ETA portal and Korea Visa Portal. Please note that the official websites for visa applications are the Korea Visa Portal [ www.visa.go.kr], KVAC Europe Website [www.visaforkorea.eu], and K-ETA Portal [www.k-eta.go.kr].