South Korean embassy announces shorter visa processing period

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2020 12:47 AM

MANILA - The embassy of South Korea in Manila has announced a shorter visa processing period as it employs additional staff.

In an announcement posted on its official website, the embassy said by the end of February, the current visa processing period of 25 to 27 days will be reduced to 10 to 15 days.

"The Embassy has allotted additional visa staffs for faster processing of Korean visa applications. Therefore, by the end of February, current visa processing period of 25~27 days will be reduced to 10~15 days," it said in the announcement.

The embassy also said the reduced processing period will be retained for visa applications for March to April, which is considered peak season of travel to South Korea.

In August 2019, the embassy increased the visa processing period from 7 days to 10 days due to the increase in number of visa applications.

They further extended the visa processing period to more than 10 days in September 2019.