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Temporary Visit (C-3)

Overview

Application Eligibility

  • Those that are going to stay for a short period of time for tourism, transit, visiting relative, conference, culture and art, common training, religious ceremony, collecting academicals datum or other similar reasons (Must not be for profit)
  • Those arranging the establishment of a branch of foreign corporation or corporation with inward foreign direct investment.
  • Those that is self-employed, and seeking to make purchase.
  • Those entered for consulting or contract, that were invited by the Korean public/private organization
  • Those in trade business that seek to acquire knowledge of installation, repair, inspection, or operation of machinery (except those being paid for such acts)
  • Those who want to be invited to receive medical treatment at medical institution in Korea by the hospital or inviter with permission of the Medical Services Law

    NOTE:- All the Applicant/Travel Agent/Representative are here by informed for C3 visa all the column needs to filled adequately in block letters

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
For all Multiple Entry Visa 6300

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 allTaxes) (Optional Service)
  • For Delhi - Courier Charge – Rs.270 per person (inclusive of allTaxes) (Optional Service)
  • For Kolkata a Two Way Courier Charge – Rs.545 per person (inclusive of allTaxes)
  • Photocopy charges-Rs.2 per copy (inclusive of allTaxes).
  • Photo-booth charges-Rs.150 for 06 copies (inclusive of allTaxes).
  • All the above charges to be paid in cash at the time of submission.

Documents Required

For Tourist Visa:

(Up to 90days)

                                                         
Application form(Dully filled by Applicant)
2 Passport size photographs
Valid passport (Minimum 6 months validity)
Tourist Visa (Visiting friend) From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Alien Registration card copy or Employment certificate/ passport Copy (If Korean)
From India:
Occupation proof (Specimen copy - click here)
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)
Tourist visa (Visiting Indian Family ) From Korea:
Alien Registration card copy
From India:
Relationship proof
Tourist  visa (Sightseeing or Tour) From India:
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)
Tourist Visa(To attend Marriage) From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Alien Registration card copy or Employment certificate/ passport Copy (If Korean)
Original/Photocopy of invitation card
From India:
Relationship proof ( If Required)
Occupation Proof OR Employment Certificate (Specimen copy – click here)
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)
Tourist Visa(Medical Tourist) From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Registration certificate of hospital/Alien Registration card copy or Employment certificate/ passport Copy (If Korean)
From India:
Certification of immigration education (as of November 1, 2009))
Medical treatment documentary evidence by medical institution
Occupation proof (Specimen copy – click here)
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)
Tourist Visa (Visiting Korean Family) From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Passport Copy of the Inviter
Proper Relationship Proof between inviter and invitee
From India:
Occupation proof (Specimen copy - click here)
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)

For General Temporary Visit:

(Up to 90days)

                                               
Application form(Dully filled by Applicant)
2 Passport size photographs
Valid passport (Minimum 6 months validity)
Business Meetings/Conference/Events/ From Korea :
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Business/Organization Registration Certificate
From India :
Employment Certificate/ Occupation proof / Student proof (Bonafide Certificate) (Specimen copy – click here)
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)
Seamen From Korea :
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Business/Organization Registration Certificate
Guarantee letter I (click here) & Guarantee letter II (click here) of seamen
From India :
Employment Certificate/ Occupation proof/complete CDC Copy (Specimen copy – click here)
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)
Sports/Art and Culture: (In case of student, under age of 30 years, financial documents of their parents would suffice.) From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Business/Organization Registration Certificate
From India:
Achievement certificates
If Applicant is student than he/she can provide their bonafide certificate from collage or institute also. Else Occupation Proof OR Employment Certificate. (Specimen copy – click here)
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) 
Short Term Student/Internship/Research From Korea:
Invitation letter(Scan copy or Photocopy)
Business registration certificate of korean org. or Employment certificate/ passport Copy (If Korean)
From India:
Student proof (Bonafide Certificate), Else Occupation Proof OR Employment Certificate. (Specimen copy – click here)
Guarantee letter from the sponsor along with relationship proof
1 yr. Income tax return personal notarized ( Last Assessment Year) or (In absence of Income Tax Return please provide explanatory note with 6 months bank statement till the date of submission in original) Note: In case of student, under age of 30 years, financial documents of their parents with relationship proof would suffice.
Original or Notarized of all Academic Records

The invitation letter should contain the following information

  • Invitee's details, such as full name and DOB and Passport number
  • Inviter's details, such as in case of companies, name, phone, number of person and Email ID
  • In-charge, and in case of individuals, inviter's full name, ID no (Foreigner Registration No), and phone number and Email ID
  • Inviting company/individual's registered seal/signature at the end of the letter

The latest copy of Certificate of Business Registration can be downloaded by the Korean Inviter from:

Reference

  • Those from countries that is under agreement of multiple-entry visa with Korea, multiple-entry visa will be issued upon request
  • Those that enter Korea with the purpose of industrial training must apply for Industrial Training status (D-3), and cannot apply for the C-2 or C-3.

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 Form To be filled by Applicant