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    24 June 2020

    Please note that South Korea Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will start accepting the application for Long term visa and C4 visa category from 29 June 2020 onwards. As a part of precautionary measures due to Covid-19 applicant would not be allowed to visit the visa application center for enquiry purpose.

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    15 April 2020

    All the applicant are requested to fill the below form while applying for the visa.

    Health Condition Report Form

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    07 March 2020

    Lockout notification Delhi

    As per the direction of Govt. of NCT of Delhi regarding closure of all establishments operating in the New Delhi till 31 March 2020, our offices/VAC’s in Delhi shall also remain closed till 31 March 2020.

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    07 March 2020

    Doljatra Holiday for Kolkata on 09 March 2020:

    Please note that South Korea Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 09 March 2020 (Monday) on account of ‘Doljatra Utsav’. This centre will be operating as normal days on Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

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    06 October 2019

    Please note that South Korea Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 07 October 2019 and 08 October 2019 on account of Durga Puja.

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    13 April 2018

    Dear all the travel agents/representative and applicant please be informed that With effect from 13 April 2018 declaration form has been changed.

    Click here to download new declaration form.

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    22 February 2018

    Dear all the travel agents/representative and applicant please be informed that South Korea visa application center; New Delhi will remain open on 01 March 2018 between 09:00 to 13:00 for acceptance of the applications.

    You are requested to plan your submission accordingly.

    By
    South Korea Visa Application Center
    Connaught Place, New Delhi

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    21 september 2017

    South Korea Visa Application Center; Kolkata will remain close on 29 September 2017 in lieu of ‘Durga Puja’.

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    02 July 2017

    With Effect from 03 July 2017, the Logistic Fee will be revised for the Indian nationals applying from India that is Rs. 975/- per application..

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    30 March 2017

    With Effect from 01 April 2017, the Logistic Fee will be revised for the Indian nationals applying from India that is Rs. 950/- per application.

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    02 March 2017

    Applicant/Representative/Agents please be informed that With effect from 06 March 2017 VFS South Korea Center (New Delhi & Kolkata) will not accept the VFS Logistic and Visa Fee in form of Demand Draft.

    All the payments will be collected in Cash only.

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    16 February 2017

    VFS- South Korea visa application center would like to inform all that With Effect from 20 February 2017 (Monday) to apply more than 05 applications travel agent / representative/ applicant needs to take prior appointment by sending email to info.korea.in@vfshelpline.com.

    Post confirmation of appointment by VFS applications would be accepted, without appointment application would not be accepted.

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    16 February 2017

    Guidelines on Multi-entry visas issuance for Frequent visitors. Click here

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    20 January 2017

    All applicants/representative/travel agents are here by informed that on 25 January 2017 (Wednesday) Application will be accepted till 14:00 and token for submission /collection will be given till 13:00 due to the security reason.  

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    23 December 2016

    With Effect from 02 January 2017, the Visa Fee will be revised for the Indian nationals applying from India. The new fees will be as follows:


    Visa Category
    Visa Fee in INR
    Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days) 2800 /-
    Long Term Single Entry(for more than 91 days) 4200 /-
    Double Entry Visa 4900 /-
    For all Multiple Entry Visa 6300 /-

    Visa Fees (For Vietnamese applying from India):


    Visa Category
    Visa Fee in INR
    Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days) 1400 /-


    VISA CATEGORY
    EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 4900/- = Rs. 2800/- + Rs. 2100/-
    Long Term Single Entry
    (More than 90 days)
    Rs. 6300/- = Rs. 4200/- + Rs. 2100/-
    Double Entry Visa Rs.7700/- = Rs.4900/- + Rs.2800/-
    Multiple Entry Visa Rs.9100/- = Rs.6300/- + Rs.2800/-

    Visa Fees Express (For Vietnamese applying from India):


    VISA CATEGORY
    EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 3500/- = Rs. 1400/- + Rs. 2100/-

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    15 December 2016

    With Effect from 01 January 2017, all the columns need to fill in application form in capital letters. Incomplete from is not acceptable.  

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    08 July 2016

    With Effect from 11 July 2016, the Occupation proof / Employment Certificate/ Bonafide Certificate should be in attached format (Click Here)

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    24 June 2016

    With Effect from 01 July 2016, the Visa Fee will be revised for the Indian nationals applying from India. The new fees will be as follows:


    Visa Category
    Visa Fee in INR
    Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days) 2640.00
    Long Term Single Entry(for more than 91 days) 3960.00
    Double Entry Visa 4620.00
    For all Multiple Entry Visa 5940.00


    Visa Category
    Visa Fee in INR
    Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days) 1320.00


    VISA CATEGORY
    EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 4620/- = Rs. 2640/- + Rs. 1980/-
    Long Term Single Entry
    (More than 90 days)
    Rs. 5940/- = Rs. 3960/- + Rs. 1980/-
    Double Entry Visa Rs.7260/- = Rs.4620/- + Rs.2640/-
    Multiple Entry Visa Rs.8580/- = Rs.5940/- + Rs.2640/-


    VISA CATEGORY
    EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 3300/- = Rs. 1320/- + Rs. 1980/-

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    24 June 2016

    Important Notice on Obligatory Enforcement of TB Test

    Applicant above 5 year needs to provide certificate of health (Obligatory Enforcement of TB Test) which needs to be issued by the designated hospitals, without original TB test report application is not acceptable For further information please click here

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    07 April 2016

    Important Notice on Obligatory Enforcement of TB Test

    Applicant needs to provide certificate of health (Obligatory Enforcement of TB Test) which needs to be issued by the designated hospitals, without original TB test report application is not acceptable For further information please click here

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    19 November 2015

    The Korea Service charge has been revised

    Please be informed that the Korea Service charge has been revised to INR 860/- for Delhi and Kolkata due to increase in the service tax from 14% to 14.5% as per directives from the Indian Government.

    Courier Charges

    Kolkata Revised Two way courier Charges with effect from 23 November 2015:-INR 525/-
    The above fees will be applicable with effect from 23 November 2015.
    For any further information you can contact our call Centre on +91 11 30018347

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    08 September 2015:

    Applicant/Representative/Agent please be informed with effect from 14 September 2015 submission timings would be as follows…

    Submission Timings (For Applicant’s): 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00-16:00 , Monday-Friday- (Except on declared Holidays )

    Submission Timings (For Travel agent’s/Shipping Companies): 09:00- 11:00 and 13:00 – 15:00, Monday- Friday (Except on declared Holidays )

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    06 July 2015

    Important notice for express visa in Korea Visa Application Centre ,Kolkata

    With effect from Monday, 6 July 2015, Applicants/Travel agents can apply for Express Visa at Korea Visa Application Centre, Kolkata also. Required processing time for Express Visa Application is 4 to 5 working days from the time of submission.

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    01 July 2015

    The Application in that case all Travel Agents must put a Travel Agency Sticker/Stamp on the Passport

    Pleased be informed that if travel agent /Shipping company is submitting the Application in that case all Travel Agents must put a Travel Agency Sticker/Stamp on the Passport and on the Application Forms. The sticker/Stamp must have the travel agency’s name in full, address, land line number. etc.

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    25 June 2015

    No-Visa Entry Policy for Foreigners in Transit

    Eligibility for No-Visa Entry for Foreigners in Transit

    1. No-Visa Entry for Transit Tourists (Existing Policy)

      A Eligibility

      • A national of one of the countries prohibited from no-visa entry into Korea, except for a national of Macedonia, Cuba, Syria, Sudan and Iran; and
        1. Who holds an entry visa for, and is bound for one of the following countries via Korea: United States, Japan, Canada, Australia or New Zealand (excluding Japanese group visa); or
        2. Who follows under A-i-(1) and is bound for the country of nationality or a third country via Korea, through direct flight from the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia or New Zealand to Korea after staying in these respective countries.

      B Criteria for Permission
      The person must hold a reserved airline ticket for a flight that departs within 30 days.

      C Status of Stay and Period: Tourism and Transit (B-2) visa, 30 days

    2. No-Visa Entry for Transit Tourists Participating in the Transit Tourism Program(newly adopted policy)

      A Eligibility

      1. A foreigner who transfers at the Incheon International Airport to the country of nationality or a third country and participates in the Transit Tourism Program, except for a national of one of the 24 countries prohibited from no-visa entry for Jeju Island ( Iran, Sudan, Syria, Macedonia, Cuba, Kosobo, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ghana, Nigeria, Yemen, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Cameroon, SriLanka, Myanmar); or
      2. A foreigner who holds a Japanese group visa and participates in the Transit Tourism Program.

      B Criteria for Permission

      1. The person must hold an airline ticket for transit within 72 hours.
      2. The person must stay only in the proximity of Seoul (Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province)

      C Status of Stay and Period : Tourism and Transit (B-2) visa, Within 72 hours

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    22 June 2015:

    Change in Visa Application form

    Please in informed that Effective from Wednesday, 01 July 2015 Applicant needs to submit the new application form as old application form is not acceptable. As per the requirement of Korean Embassy kindly fill the Visa Application form only in block letters. Any incomplete application form or with running handwriting/Small letters will not be accepted at the counter.

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    28 May 2015

    Change in VFS Global Charges

    Effective from Monday, 01 Jun 2015 VFS Charges will be revised due to increase in Service tax.

    • Logistic fees : 855 INR (Inclusive of Service Tax)
    • Form Filling Service : 125 INR (Inclusive of Service Tax)
    • Courier Charges : 260 INR (Inclusive of Service Tax)
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    23 April 2015

    Korea Visa Application Centre has introduced the form filling facility

    With Effect From Monday 27 April 2015 , Korea Visa Application Centre has introduced the form filling facility(optional) in Korean Visa Application Centre in Delhi and in Kolkata with the Charges of INR 125- per Application form (Inclusive of Service Tax)

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    3 February 2015

    With Effect From Friday 23 January 2015, the Visa Fee will be revised for the UK nationals applying from India. The new fees will be as follows:


    Visa Category Visa Fee
    (in USD)
    Visa Fee
    (in INR)
    Short Term Single Entry
    (for less than 90 days)
    130.00 7800
    Long Term Single Entry
    (for more than 90 days)
         200.00    12000
    Double Entry Visa      220.00    13200
    Multiple Entry Visa      250.00    15000
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    11 November 2014

    Applicants who are not eligible to apply for Express visa can also apply with the declaration letter (reason for applying for express visa).

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    27 October 2014

    Passport Validity

    With effective from 3 November 2014 passport with the validity of minimum 6 months will be acceptable for Korea Visa Application.

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    20 September 2014

    Tibetan passport holder

    For visa processing of Tibetan passport holder The Embassy of the Republic of Korea minimum will take 15 to 30 working days

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    2 April 2014

    Important notice for express visa

    with effect from Tuesday, 1 April 2014, Applicants/Travel agents can apply for Express Visa at Korea Visa Application Centre, New Delhi. Required processing time for Express Visa Application is 1½ to 2 working days from the time of submission.

    EXPRESS VISA FEE(For Indian Nationals)

    VISA CATEGORY EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 4,200/- = Rs. 2,400/- + Rs. 1,800/-
    Long Term Single Entry
    (More than 90 days)
    Rs. 5,400/- = Rs. 3,600/- + Rs. 1,800/-
    Double Entry Visa Rs. 6,600/- = Rs. 4,200/- + Rs. 2,400/-
    Multiple Entry Visa Rs. 7,800/- = Rs. 5,400/- + Rs. 2,400/-

    EXPRESS VISA FEE(For Vietnamese Nationals)


    VISA CATEGORY
    EXPRESS
    VISA FEE
      NORMAL
    VISA FEE
    EXPRESS
    SERVICE FEE
    Short Term Single Entry
    (Up to 90 days)
    Rs. 3,000/- = Rs. 1200/- + Rs. 1,800/-

    VFS Global Service Charges:
    Rs. 840/- per applicant (Inclusive of Service Tax)
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    4 February 2014

    Application as per Jurisdiction (South India)
    From Monday 17 February 2014 the applicants residing in the following States will submit their Applications directly at The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai, India:

    • Tamil Nadu
    • Kerala
    • Karnataka
    • Puducherry

    Address:

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
    5th Floor , No 29, Bannari Amman towers
    Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai Road
    Mylapore , Chennai 600004
    Tel: +91 44 40615500

    Application as per Jurisdiction (West India)
    From Tuesday 25 February 2014 the applicants residing in the following States will submit their Applications directly at The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai , India:

    • Maharashtra
    • Goa
    • Gujarat
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana

    Address

    Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
    Kanchanjunga Bldg , 9th floor,
    72 peddar Road,Mumbai 400026
    Contact no.(91-22) 61477000
    Fax . (91-22) 61477077

    For applicants residing in any other part of India except Telangana, Tamilnadu,Kerala,Karnataka , Puducherry, Maharashtra ,Goa and Gujarat should submit application at VFS Global Korea Visa Application Centre at New Delhi and Kolkata. Application submitted at VFS Global Delhi and Kolkata Centre will be processed by Embassy of Korea,New Delhi.

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    31 December 2013

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,

    Please be informed that with effect from 31 December 2013 (Second Session, New Delhi) and 1 January 2014 (For Kolkata) the Visa Fee will be revised as per instruction received from Embassy of Korea.The new fees will be as follows:

    A. Visa Fees (For Indians applying from India):


    Visa Category
    Visa Fee (in USD) Visa Fee (in INR)
    Short Term Single Entry (for less than 90 days) 40.00 2400.00
    Long Term Single Entry (for more than 90 days) 60.00 3600.00
    Double Entry Visa 70.00 4200.00
    Multiple Entry Visa 90.00 5400.00

    B. Visa Fees (For Vietnamese applying from India):

    Visa Category
    Visa Fee (in USD) Visa Fee (in INR)
    Short Term Single Entry (for less than 90 days) 20 1200
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    12 November 2012

    Important notice for visa applicants from Bhutan and Nepal

    For Residents of Bhutan:

    Residents of Bhutan applying for visa to the Republic of Korea must submit their applications at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in People's Republic of Bangladesh.

    Address: Embassy of the Republic of Korea
    4 Madani Avenue Baridhara
    Dhaka - 1212
    Bangladesh

    Tel: (+8802) 881-2088~90
    Fax: (+8802) 882-3871
    E-mail: embdhaka@mofat.go.kr
                    consuldhaka@mofat.go.kr (Visa Section)

    Hours of Operation: Sunday~Thursday 09:00~12:30, 14:00~17:00

    For Residents of Nepal:

    For visa applicants who are residents of Nepal and would be travelling to the Republic of Korea from anywhere in Nepal must submit their applications at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nepal.

    Address: Embassy of the Republic of Korea
    Ravibhawan
    Kathmandu
    Nepal

    Tel: 977-1 -427 -0172/0417/7391
    Fax: 977-1 -427-2041/5485
    E-mail: konepemb@gmail.com

    Hours of Operation: Monday~Friday 09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

    For applicants from Nepal residing in India except the above, your application should normally be submitted at The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi through VFS Global Korea Visa Application Centre at New Delhi and Kolkata.

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    Korea Immigration Service (KIS) has introduced Biometric Identification System

    KIS has launched Biometric Identification System
    The Korea Immigration Service (KIS) is scheduled to launch the biometric identification system from 1 January 2012. Any foreign travelers 17 years or older including crew members and foreign nationals with reentry permit are required to provide fingerprints and facial photos at ports of entry in Korea.

    Who will be exempted from providing the biometric information?

    Those under following categories are exempt from providing the said information:

    1. Foreign nationals under 17 years old

    2. Foreign nationals entering Korea for official duty of foreign governments or international organizations and their accompanying family members

    3. Among the foreign nationals who fall under any of the following items, those who are acknowledged by the Minister of Justice necessary for being exempted from providing biometric information upon the request by the heads of central administrative government agencies :

    3-1. Those who are former or incumbent heads of state, ministers or equivalent level of high-ranking officials, and who seek to enter Korea for enhancing mutual national friendship

    3-2. Those who are eminent in education, science, culture, art and sports, and other fields

    3-3. Those who are acknowledged necessary for entry into Korea to boost economic activities (e.g. investment delegations)

    4. Those who are qualified for A-3 status under the treaty

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    Guidance on Biometric Identification Entry Process

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    15 December 2011

    Announcement of Double Entry Visa

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Individuals, except for medical tourism visa applicants, who wants to visit Korea twice within six months of Immigration (In case of medical tourists, eligibility will be in accordance with 'medical tourism guidelines’)

    Required Documents

    • Purpose of visit

    Visa Fees

    • INR 3000.00 (USD 60.00)