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Of course, sometimes countries are very strict in terms of the issuance of visa – and one of them is South Korea. Such countries are very careful in their selection of individuals that can come into their territory.
However, if you will do the right things, you are more likely to obtain a South Korean visa without passing through unnecessary stress.
The Asian country has one of the biggest economies in the world, and has Seoul as its capital. The Korean language is the official language in the country, although English is becoming popular also.
South Korea is an amiable business hub that embraces technology and business visitors.
South Korea Visa Types
There are various types of South Korea visas. Depending on what you want, you can obtain a single entry, double entry or multiple entry visas.
It should be noted that the single entry and double entry visas are valid for 90 days from the day it was issued, while the multiple entry visas on it part, are valid for about a year.
South Korean visas also have sub types. You can either obtain a student visa or a business visa.
Although there are actually various requirements for the different types of visas available, there are some general requirements that apply to almost all the types of visas.
In the first place, you should ensure you have a valid Nigerian passport that is yet to be expired.
Here are other documents that you need for a South Korean visa application:
• A valid Nigerian passport
• A properly filled and signed South Korea visa application form.
• One Passport-photograph of the applicant.
• Visa Processing fees.
• A prepaid envelope by any major courier service to return passport and original documents.
• Travel health insurance
• A bank statement for at least a period of 3 months and issued within 14 days.
Don’t forget that depending on the type of visa you are vying for, you might need some other documents like an invitation letter from a South Korean sponsor or a letter from applicant’s South Korean employer.
If you are seeking to further your education in the country, you will need to present a proof of provisional admission that was issued by the South Korean academic institution.
- Visa Types
- Single Entry Visa
If you want to visit the country just once, then this visa is for you. You should note that it is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
Actually, Single Entry visas can either be long term (more than 90 days) or short term (less than 90 days)
- Double Entry Visa
If you intend visiting South Korea on two occasions within the validity period, then this visa is for you, as it allows you to stay for a maximum of 30 days within 6 months.
- Multiple Entry Visa
If what you want is to move freely in and out of South Korea unhindered, then you should get this visa. Please note that these visas are valid for 1 year.
Address and Location of South Korea Embassy in Nigeria
The South Korean Embassy in Abuja
Address: 9 Ovia Crescent Off Pope John Paul II Street. Maitama, P.O. Box 6870. Abuja, Nigeria.
Telephone: (+234) (9) 461-2701
The South Korean Embassy in Abuja
Address: Layi Ajayi-Bembe Rd, Ikoyi 101233, Lagos, Nigeria
Where to Get Application Form
You can actually download the visa application forms online from the embassy’s website and then fill them manually.
How and Where to Pay South Korea Visa Fees
Travellers can pay the visa fee at the visa application centre. They can either pay with cash or with a debit card. It is important to note that the visa processing fee is non-refundable.
Where to Submit South Korea Application
You can submit your application at the visa application centre here in Nigeria.
What is the Visa Application Processing Time
If you submit the right documents and fill the form right, then the processing time should be up to 10 working days (minimum though).
Where to Collect South Korea Visa upon Approval
If the application is successful, applicants can either collect their passport at the visa application centre or through delivery by a courier service.