Limiting the Period of Stay in Korea for Foreign Nationals

From July 1, 2021, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea will be implementing a policy of limiting the period of stay in Korea for foreign nationals to the validity period of one’s passport.

 

The Ministry of Justice is introducing this new policy in order to respond to the increase in violations of the immigration laws, such as failing to report the changes in passport information, and to the increasing challenges in identifying accurate status of entry and departure of foreign nationals to and from Korea.

 

For example, even if a person is eligible for an extension of the period of stay for 2 years according to the visa type, if the validity period of the passport remains only 6 months, the period of stay is extended only by 6 months.

 

Please be informed of this new policy and check the remaining period of your passport validity when planning your trip to Korea.

 
Increase in Service Fee

Please be informed that the service Fee for all visa applications at KVAC will be charged as below from May 1, 2021:

Service Fee

Previously: 55,000 MNT

New: 57,000 MNT

 
 
 
ADJUSTING OPERATING HOURS

Please be advised that from March 9, 2021 the Korea Visa Application Center’s operating hours are adjusted as below:

Operating Hours /Monday-Friday/

Lunch time

08:30 -16:00

12:30 – 13:30

 

 
 
BANK STATEMENT SUMMARY REQUIREMENT
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea has issued a new regulation which pertains to all applicants whose visa type demands the submission of their bank statement. Starting from April 7, 2020, all Mongolian citizens and third country nationals wishing to apply for a visa type for which their bank statement is listed as required supporting documentation, are required to also submit a bank statement summary issued by their bank. Please note that in absence of the bank statement summary, the visa application will not be considered by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
 
Processing Time

Due to the high number of visa applications, the processing time for each application is approximately 12 weeks.

Please consider this when preparing your application and note that the decision-making process starts only when all supporting documentation has been provided.

Any delay due to incompleteness or requiring further investigation will be considered your responsibility. 

 

Forgery and Fraudulent Documents

Due to increases in irregular migration from Mongolia to Korea and use of illegitimate visa brokers, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has instituted more rigorous document verification processes to detect forged and falsified documents. Forgery and document falsification are violations of both Mongolia and Korean law.  

Provision of forged or falsified documents may be prosecuted by Mongolian authorities and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will prohibit you from re-applying for a Korean visa. 

Examples of illegal acts include:
  • Falsifying the ownership of a social insurance certificate
  • Falsifying the ownership of a tax certificate
  • Pretending to be a student
  • Falsifying a marriage certificate with a multiple entry visa owner to obtain another multiple entry visa
  • Bribing any individual to obtain a visa, particularly those connected with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Unfortunately, we are unable to shorten visa application processing times. In cases of emergency (e.g., medical situation, family member’s illness, etc.), please contact the Visa Application Center and submit all requests through the appropriate channel. 

 

Students

All students must provide original versions and copies of degrees and transcripts from the highest level of education obtained. Original versions will be submitted to the Korean Embassy and returned to the applicant only after a decision has been rendered.

Please find below the eligibility criteria for all D-2 visa types:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

Certified Universities

Study (D-2-1; D-2-2; D-2-5; D-2-6; D-2-7; D-2-8)

X

X

Master’s Degree (D-2-3)

X

Doctoral Degree (D-2-4)

X

General Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

X

Other Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-5 and D-2-7)

X

X

Exchange Study (D-2-6)

X

X

Short-Term Study (D-2-8)

X

X

 

Please find below the eligibility criteria for Language Training (D-4-1) visa applicants:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

Certified Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

General Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

Other Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

 

Modification on Visa Application Requirements

Please click here to download the “Visa Finder” manual to read about the latest changes in visa application requirements. 

 

Important Notes for Completing the Visa Application Form
  • The Korea Visa Application Form must be written in English or Korean with black ink pen. Application Forms filled in Mongolian or any other language will not be accepted.
  • The Korea Visa Application Form must be printed single-sided on A4 paper. Applicants with forms printed double-sided will be requested to complete a new form.
  • When a Confirmation of Visa Issuance is required, the confirmation number received by the Korean Immigration Office must be noted on the Visa Application Form and proof of receipt of the Confirmation of Visa Issuance must be printed and submitted along with the visa application. 
  • All documents in Mongolian must be translated to Korean (except for social security certificates and the bank statements).
  • In accordance with the Korean Immigration Law, visa refusal decisions will be communicated only in writing. No information regarding the visa decision can be shared by phone or in-person by the Embassy, authorized agencies, or the Visa Application Center.
  • If a visa application is denied, applicants must wait at least six months before re-applying (based on the date of original application submission).
  • Applicants will be contacted by phone by the Visa Application Center or the authorized agency to schedule an interview appointment at the Embassy.
  • All documents issued in Korea and submitted with a visa application must have been issued at least three months prior to the visa application.
  • All the documents issued in Mongolia via fingerprint solution kiosks must have been issued within 45 days from the visa application submission date.
  • The Korean Embassy in Ulaanbaatar reserves the right to request additional documentation or conduct an interview.
  • Passports must be submitted in original along with two copies.
  • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from when the visa application is submitted.
  • Pictures must meet the requirements set forth by the Korean Ministry of Justice: not older than 6 months from the date of the visa application submission; measure 3.5X4.5 cm; be taken in front of a white or off-white background; and the applicant is forward looking and not wearing sunglasses or hat where ears and eyes are visible. The Visa Application Center, authorized agencies, and the Korean Embassy reserve the right to request applicants take a new picture. 

 

Notes for the Duration of Visas

Please review the table below regarding visa durations.

Visa Type

Duration

Number of Entries

Single

Double

Multiple 

SHORT-TERM VISA TYPES 

Journalism C-1

Up to 90 days

X

Short-Term General C-3-1

Up to 90 days

Medical Treatment C-3-3

Up to 90 days

X

Business Visitor C-3-4

Up to 90 days

Ordinary Tourism C-3-9

Up to 90 days

Short-Term Employment C-4

Up to 90 days

X

Study Short-Term D-2-8

Up to 90 days

X

X

LONG-TERM VISA TYPES*

Study D-2-1 to D-2-7

6 months

X

X

Family Visitor F-1

Up to 90 days

X

X

Spouse and Children of F-5 Visa Holders F-2-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Dependent Family F-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Marriage F-6

6 months

X

X

 

* All “Long-Term Visa Types” listed in the table above must be converted into a residence permit at the local Immigration Office upon arrival in the Republic of Korea.