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Temporary Journalism (C-1)

Overview

Application Eligibility

  • Those seeking to collect news materials for a short period of time that are dispatched by foreign journalistic organizations such as newspaper, broadcasting station, magazine, etc.
  • Those seeking to collect news materials for a short period of time in accordance with the contract with foreign journalistic organizations.
  • Those seeking short term stay for arrangement of a branch of foreign journalistic organization. (If they wish to stay after the establishment, they must apply for D-5 status)

Visa Fees

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

Visa Category

Visa Fee in INR

Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days)

2800.00

Long Term Single Entry(for more than 91 days)

4200.00

Double Entry Visa

4900.00

For all Multiple Entry Visa

6300.00


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

Visa Category

Visa Fee in INR

Short Term Single Entry(for less than 90 days)

1400.00


C. 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. 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/-


D. 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. 3500/-

=

Rs. 1400

+

Rs. 2100/-


  • All the below service charges are Inclusive of  Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%Service Charge for Visa Applications– Rs.975 per person (inclusive of all Taxes).
  • Form Filling Charges for Kolkata and Delhi – Rs. 130(inclusive of all Taxes) (Optional Service)
  • For Delhi - Courier Charge – Rs.270 per person (inclusive of all Taxes) (Optional Service)
  • For Kolkata a Two Way Courier Charge – Rs.545 per person (inclusive of all Taxes)
  • Photocopy charges-Rs.2 per copy (inclusive of all Taxes).
  • Photo-booth charges-Rs.150 for 06 copies (inclusive of all Taxes).
  • All the above charges to be paid in cash at the time of submission.

Documents Required

Application form(Dully Filled by Applicant)

2 Passport size photographs

Original passport(Minimum validity of 6 months)

Temporary Journalism

From India:

Certificate of Journalism

Letter from Employer referring his/her purpose of visit

ID Card

1 yr. Income tax return personal (Last Assessment Year) or (In absence of Income Tax Return please provide explanatory note with 6 months bank statement till the date of submission)

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

Photo Specifications

photo
  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Taken against a bright background
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

Processing Time

Normal Application Processing Time: Minimum 5 Working Days

Express Application Processing Time: Minimum 2 Working Days

Yellow Passport holder (Identity Certificate) cannot apply for express service. Processing time: Minimum 15 Working Days.
Please Note:-

Please note that this is an indicative processing time only. Processing time may increase or decrease at the discretion of the Embassy of South Korea, New Delhi.

VFS Global is involved only in non-judgmental task of visa processing and does not play any role in processing the visa application as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of South Korea, New Delhi, New Delhi to process/grant the visa.

Application form

Visa Application Form - To be filled by Applicant
Visa Application Form – Visa issuance no. - To be filled by Applicant
Declaration To be filled by Applicant