South Korea waives visa application fees for Asean countries

South Korea waives visa application fees for Asean countries
Travelers with Vietnamese nationality or citizens of ASEAN countries will not have to pay for visa to South Korea until the end of 2019.

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This policy only applies to short stay visas (C-3). The information is confirmed by the Korean Visa Application Center in Hanoi (KVAC) on the official website.

The notice stated: "The Korean Ministry of Justice has decided to temporarily waive the fee for short-term visas for citizens of ASEAN countries to increase their chances of going to South Korea and organizing special summits.

Accordingly, the exemption of examination fees for short-term visas of 10 ASEAN countries including Vietnam and is applied for 3 months starting from October 1, 2019 ".

ASEAN countries include Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei.
South Korea waives visa application fees for Asean countries
Travelers who plan to come to Korea benefit from the new policy. Photo: Lonely Planet.
C-3 visa is suitable for those who want to stay in Korea for less than 90 days, mainly for tourists, relatives, business trips. This type of visa is also selected by people who go to medical treatment, participate in arts, sports, research activities ...

Visitors should note that the Korean side is free of examination charge only. The fee for receiving documents (VND 390,000) is still the same. Normally, the Korean visa approval fee for each set of documents ranges from 20 USD.

The period from October to December is the peak tourist season in Korea. Coming to kimchi land on this occasion, visitors can participate in many festivals as well as watching the maple forest, almond trees change color.

Travelers planning to visit Korea should note the restrictions on entry. South Korea does not allow bringing raw meat products, ham, sausages, dried cows meat ... to prevent infectious diseases.

Those who violate the ban may be fined or not allowed to apply and enter Korea.

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