South Korea visa requirements for Nigerian citizens
Today, we are going to review South Korea visa requirements for Nigerian citizens. There are several most common types of Korean visa, and the requirements are quite the same. But anyway there are some slight differences and peculiarities, that are necessary to take into consideration.
General South Korea visa requirements for Nigerian citizens
Here is the list of visa requirements for Nigerian citizens to South Korea:
- passport (valid for at least six months on the date of submission to the embassy);
- a copy of the first page of the passport with the tourist data;
- 1 color photo 3,5 x 4,5 cm, on a light background;
- 2 visa application forms filled in in English or Korean, signed personally by the applicant;
- the original invitation from the host or booked hotel;
- certificate of employment on company letterhead, indicating the position, period of work in this organization and salary;
- program of stay in the country (by day!) confirming that responsibility for the actions of tourists lies with the travel agency or the inviting person.
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It is also advisable to provide a copy of round-trip tickets (but this is not included in the list of required documents). Additionally, it is necessary to issue a medical insurance policy for the entire trip.
Students must provide a certificate from the school. Pensioners must provide a copy of their pension certificate. If the child travels with one adult or accompanied by a third person, it is necessary to provide the original and a copy of the consent to take the child out of the remaining parent.
South Korea business visa requirements for Nigerian citizens
A standard package of documents for a visa consists of the following items:
- a valid passport and its copy;
- an application form filled out in the prescribed pattern. You can find one on the official website of the Embassy (its electronic form becomes available only after passing the registration procedure);
- an invitation from a Korean company is relevant if the applicant seeks to obtain a work visa for official employment;
- an invitation to a business meeting or to participate in a related event (in the second case, you will need to provide a program of the event);
- certificate from a bank account with a sufficient balance or a letter from the sponsor;
- certificates, confirming the education, profession, degree or qualification of the applicant.
South Korea tourist visa requirements for Nigerian citizens
To obtain a 3-month tourist visa at the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea you need:
- passport valid for at least six months on the date of filing of the application;
- a copy of the first page of the passport and visa stamps of the USA, Canada, Japan or Australia, if any;
- 2 visa application forms filled out in English or Korean;
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- booking a hotel from one of the accredited travel agencies or an invitation from a citizen of the Republic of Korea with the address of residence, a copy of his passport and confirmation of financial solvency, if he sponsors your arrival;
- an extract from a bank account or a certificate of employment indicating the position, length of service and salary;
- 1 photo measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm, taken no earlier than six months before the application was submitted;
- consular fee.
Also for the successful receipt of a tourist visa for 3 months at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, it is recommended to attach:
- tickets with departure date from South Korea;
- a detailed travel plan that explains the need for a visa and confirms that either an accredited company or a citizen of the Republic of Korea is responsible for your long guided tour.
South Korea student visa requirements for Nigerian citizens
There are several types of student visa in South Korea:
- Visa C-3. A C-3 visa is usually called a tourist visa. You can get it if you plan to study for more than three months. If you plan to study for more than one semester, then documents are submitted for a D-4 visa (a study visa allowing you to stay in Korea for the entire period of study).
- D-2 visa. A long-term student visa is issued to all those who intend to study at a Korean school, college, university, graduate school or graduate school.
- D-4 visa. A short-term student visa must be obtained by all those who intend to visit Korea for a short-term language (or other) internship.
As a rule, a student visa to South Korea is issued with a standard set of documents. It is advisable to specify a specific list at the embassy so that the list may be supplemented. Mandatory documents in 2018 include:
- valid passport;
- 2 high-resolution color photos.
- application form filled in English / Korean.
- notarized photocopy of certificate/diploma.
- confirmation of the South Korean university of enrollment in a particular faculty (a visa to study in Korea is obtained after the official admission);
- confirmation of tuition fees;
- guarantees of the financial viability of the student or his guarantor;
- medical insurance.
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