Why get a Multiple-Entry Visa?
A single trip to South Korea is not enough for an ultimate Korean Wave experience that is why you need to apply for a Multiple Entry Korea Visa.
Once you’ve obtained your C-3 (Multiple-Entry) Visa, you will be allowed multiple visits to Korea for three (3) to ten (10) years (depending on your application), each visit for a maximum of thirty (30) days.
See this article for a complete list of requirements for your Korean Visa Application
Qualifications for a Multiple Entry Visa
If you meet at least one of the criteria below, you are automatically eligible
1. Visited Korea:
Four times (X4) in the last two (2) years
10 or more times total (latest visit must have been in the last 2 years)
2. Credit card holder of the following BPI or BDO cards:
Promo period is from January 1 to December 31, 2019 only.
List of BPI Credit Cards eligible for multiple-entry visa
BPI Gold Master
BPI SkyMiles Platinum Master Card
BPI Amore Visa Platinum
Gold BPI Express Teller Debit Card
Promo Period is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020
List of BDO Credit Cards eligible for multiple-entry visa
Gold Visa Credit Card
Gold MasterCard Credit Card
Gold UnionPay Credit Card
Gold JCB Credit Card
Platinum Visa Credit Card
Titanium or Platinum and World Elite MasterCard Credit Card
Gold, Platinum, Cathay Pacific and American Express Charge Cards issued by BDO
Diamond UnionPay Credit Card
Diners Club Premiere
What do I need to submit to qualify for multiple-entry visa?
Photocopy of the front card
Original latest Statement of Account
For BDO Credit card holders with electronic statement
• Submit a electronic Monthly Billing Statement (MBS) and the original copy of Certification from BDO.
For BPI cardholders receiving their Statement of Account Online:
• Print your recent Statement of Account
• Visit the nearest BPI Branch to have it certified as true copy
For BPI BPI Express Teller Gold Debit Card
• Latest 3 months bank statement and photocopy of the debit card should be submitted for BPI Express Teller Gold Debit Card
Get answers to your questions regarding Korean Visa!
What if i’m a Supplementary Cardholder? Am I still eligible?
Yes, only supplementary cardholders of immediate family members are eligible. (Spouse, Children, Parents).
Eligible applicants are also exempted from submitting an ITR, Bank Certificate and Bank Statement.
3. If you are a citizen of Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh AND are:
A working professional (doctor, lawyer, professor, etc…)
A Graduate of any four (4)- year degree program from a local university
Holders of overseas academic degree equal to or higher than a master’s degree
Read more at Korea Times
You are NOT eligible if:
You are a Chinese, Cuban, Macedonian, Kosovar, or Syrian National
You have been fined more than Five (5) Million Korean Won
You have been given a deportation/departure order in the last 3 years
See Korean Embassy Website for more details on a Multiple-Entry Visa.
Eligible applicants are not automatically issued a multiple entry visa. Issuance of visa whether single or multiple entry is subject for approval of the consul in-charge.
Once you determine your eligibility, the next step is to gather all the required documents and course them through an accredited travel agency. Learn how to apply for Korean visa here.