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South Korea Simplifies Visa Regime with Georgia

By Tea Mariamidze
Tuesday, July 10
As a result of intensive work carried out between the Georgian Embassy to Korea with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea and the Immigration Service, the Korean authorities have made a decision to simplify visa regime for citizens of Georgia who hold ordinary passports.

The information was released by Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The Georgian side says according to the Korean Authorities’ decision, the citizens of Georgia will obtain a multiple-entry Korean visa, valid for 1-5 years and it will be issued for the persons having higher education and representatives of various spheres like private sector, health, etc.

Before the changes, Georgian citizens used to get maximum one year, single-entry Korean visas.

The MFA added the number of visa documents to be sent to the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Korea will be significantly reduced and the period of stay in Korea will be increased from 30 to 90 days.

“New type, multiple and long-term will facilitate the cooperation of Georgian citizens, working in businesses, technologies, education and other fields, with Korean partners and the changes will serve tourism development as well,” the statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry reads.

A citizen of Georgia planning to travel to the Republic of Korea is required to apply for a respective visa (tourist, business, or any other type of visa).

Visas are issued by the Consular Service of the Embassy the Republic of Korea in Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan).

Documents to be submitted to the consular service are:
- Visa application form;
- Passport valid for the next 3 months;
- A letter from the employer indicating the applicant’s position and salary (translated into English);
- Copies of valid visas;
- 1 biometric photo taken during the last 6 months;
- Travel insurance (both original and copy);
- Fixed-date ticket (an original ticket and a printed e-ticket);
- Proof of financial support (e.g. the applicant’s employment income of the last 6 months, credit card and bank account statements);
- Hotel reservation;
- Visa fee: 30 Euros.