Check your South Korea Visa Application Status Online

Check your South Korea Visa Application Status Online

Okay, your Korean Visa Application was accepted and it is now being processed, and you're too excited to know if you were granted a visa or not. It usually takes about 3 working days for the visa to be released for applicants with OECD Visa/s. For those without OECD visa, applying in Manila takes about 5 working days for your visa to be processed and 7 working days if you're applying in Cebu.

Last February 14, 2018, I went to the Korean Embassy in Manila to apply for a tourist visa. After submitting all the required documents, I was given a slip that says my passport will be released on February 20, 2018 whether my application is approved or not. I have a Japan Visa which is one of the members of the OECD or Organization for Economic Co-operation. That's why, my passport will be released only after 3 working days. Yey!

Check your South Korea Visa Application Status Online

At dahil excited ako, and I can't wait to know if I was granted a Korean Visa or not, I checked my Korean visa application status online. Yes, it's possible to check it online. All you need to do is go to Korean Visa Portal Website and change the language to "English." On the left-hand side of the website, choose "Check Application Status" and click on "Check Application Status & Print" and you will be directed to the search page. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Tick "Diplomatic Office" in the Type of applications part

Step 2: Select "Passport No." and Enter your Passport Number on the box provided

Step 3: Enter your name in English with LAST NAME first and followed by your FIRST NAME - all in capital letters

Step 4: Enter your "Date of Birth"

Step 5: Click "Submit"

It will then show your application status! Yey! APPROVED! Hehehe! As easy as that!

Check your South Korea Visa Application Status Online

ALSO READ: How to Apply for a SOUTH KOREA VISA in the Philippines in 3 Easy Steps!

South Korea Visa for Filipinos: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for applying a tourist visa?

  • I will publish a separate post on that. :)

What are the member countries of OECD?

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

What is the address of the Korean Embassy / Consulate?

  • Address: 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center,
    Fort Bonifacio, Taguig city 1634, Philippines
  • Email Address:
  • Contact No.: (63-2) 856-9210 visa local no. 270, 500

  • Address: 12th Floor Chinabank Corporate Center,
    Lot 2, Samar Loop Cor. Road 5, Cebu Business Park, Mabolo, Cebu City
  • Email Address:
  • Contact No.: (63-32) 231-1516

What time is the Visa Application?

  • It's from 8:30 am to 11:00 am, Monday-Friday. Arrive early at the embassy because it's a first come first served basis.

What time is the releasing of the Passport?

  • It's from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

How much is the visa fee?

  • For tourist visa with a stay of less than 60 days, visa application is FREE.

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If you have other questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.


  1. I wonder why can't I see my status, it would always say no search data has been found

  2. Hi. I wonder if you know if ok lang na we claim our passport way after the date indicated sa claim stub?

  3. Very clear and helpful! Thanks a lot!

  4. Hello po i just have a question. I have have been to norway before and lived there for almost 2 years pero nauwi namn ako non sa pinas for a vacation for 3 weeks. I have a fiance visa before and granted a temporary residence there. Can i use this stamps to proove that i have been out of the country before and would it be considered as part of the OECD country that i have been before? Thank you very much for the help :)

  5. You have to click the search button (not enter).. :)



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