How to Get a Five Year Multiple Entry South Korea Visa for Filipinos

By Kach Umandap - Howe May 16th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides 2 Comments

In the application form, there’s no indication if you are applying for a single or multiple South Korea Tourist Visa. Whether you apply for a Single or Multiple, it is the discretion of the Embassy to grant you one. But, if you want to have a chance to be given a Five Year Multiple Entry South Korea Visa, read this article.

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In this article, we will be focusing on a Tourist Visa. Multiple Entry Visa holders can stay in South Korea for a maximum of 30 days. The validity of the visa depends on your eligibility as well as your passport’s validity. Check out how you can get yours now!

How to be Eligible for Multiple Entry South Korea Visa

If you want to have big chances of getting a Multiple Entry South Korea Visa, you must be any of the following:

Frequent Visitor

As per this notice:

  • Those who visited Korea more than 4 times within the last 2 years from application date
  • Those who visited Korea more than 10 times in total and at least once in the previous two years

BDO Credit Card Holders

Credit Card Holders of:

BDO Gold

  • Visa Credit Card
  • MasterCard Credit Card
  • UnionPay Credit Card
  • JCB Credit Card
  • American Express Gold Credit Card

BDO Elite

  • Platinum Visa Credit Card
  • Titanium, Platinum and World Elite MasterCard
  • American Express​ Platinum Credit Card
  • Cathay Pacific American Express Credit Cards (Standard and Elite)
  • American Express International Dollar Charge Cards
  • Diamond UnionPay
  • Diners Club Premiere
  • JCB Platinum

Requirements:

  • Credit card’s Monthly Billing for the last 3 months
  • Photocopy of the Credit Card

Note:

  • This is only up to December 31, 2022
  • Bank Certificate and Income Tax Returns are not required for submission in case you avail this
  • Read more here

RCBC Bankard Premium Card Holders

Active and Principal Card Holders of:

  • World MasterCard (including co-brands Balesin and The City Club)
  • Black Platinum MasterCard
  • Diamond Platinum MasterCard
  • Visa Infinite
  • Visa Platinum
  • JCB Platinum
  • UnionPay Diamond BDO Elite

Requirements:

  • Credit card’s Monthly Billing for the last 3 months
  • Photocopy of the Credit Card

Note:

  • This is only up to December 31, 2020
  • Bank Certificate and Income Tax Returns are not required for submission in case you avail this
  • Read more here

Requirements for Applying for Multiple Entry South Korea Visa

1. Valid passport – should be valid for more than 6 months

Philippine Passport

2. Filled-up Visa Application Form – Here’s a document version that is easier to edit. Don’t forget to sign it.

3. Passport-Sized Photo – 1 piece, colored

4. Valid Visa or Arrival Stamps to any OECD Countries for the past five years – original and photocopy. OECD countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and US.

P.S. If you are a frequent traveler, you may also submit the valid visa or arrival stamps of your previous visits to South Korea

5. Bank Certificate – Include current balance, account type, and ADB. However, you may skip this when you are an eligible credit cardholder.

6. Bank Statement – for the last 3 months, in case you are an eligible credit card holder, submit your credit card statements for the previous 3 months

Supporting Documents

  • Income Tax Return – you are exempt if you are an eligible cardholder
  • If you are an Employee – Original copy of Certificate of Employment – with applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, H.R. landline (not cellphone number), and H.R. e-mail address must be included.
  • If you are a Business Owner – Business Registration and Business Permit
  • Copy of IBP Card or PRC Card (only if applicable)

Notes

  • If you want to apply, you can also make a cover letter stating that you wish to a Five Year Multiple Entry South Korea Visa and the reasons
  • You can also attach your flight reservations, hotel bookings, and attraction tickets
  • There is no visa fee for a stay of fewer than 59 days, but you’ll pay the travel agency about PHP 500 – PHP 2000

VISA APPLICATION BUNDLE SERVICE

STEP by STEP Guide In Getting a Multiple Entry South Korea Visa

STEP 1: Gather the documents needed.

STEP 2: Find an accredited travel agency to process your application.

STEP 3: Wait for the decision.

STEP 4: Claim your passport with your visa at the travel agency.

Addresses that could help you

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines
122 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Town Center
Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City 1634
+63-2-8856-9210

Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu
12th Floor Chinabank Corporate Center
Lot 2, Samar Loop Cor. Road 5
Cebu Business Park
Mabolo, Cebu City
+63-32-231-1516(-9)

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Good luck with your application for a Five Year Multiple Entry South Korea Visa. It’s a handy tool, especially if you want to visit South Korea in every season. It’s also a great key in case you want to watch a concert or attend fan meets of KPop Idols. I hope this is helpful! Happy Travels!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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