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South Korea

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

Please send all your documents to our office in: Bern

Entry (COVID19)

Entry (COVID19)

Currently, all citizens require a visa to enter South Korea and only single entry visas are issued.

Procedure for applying for a visa and exemption certificate for isolation

Three steps are necessary to obtain the visa and the permit:

  1. We apply for the visa for you with the documents listed below. At the same time, your sponsor in South Korea applies for an exemption for isolation at the authorities.
  2. We receive the "Visa Grant Notice" from the embassy within 10 days and send it to you. You must then forward this to your sponsor in South Korea so that he can submit it to the authorities.
  3. As soon as the authorities approve the exemption, the authorities will send it to the embassy in Bern. We will then receive the approved "Isolation Exemption Certificate" from the embassy, which we will send back to you with the passport.

After the "Isolation Exemption Certificate" has been issued, the traveler must have entered South Korea within 7 days. In step 3 we will check the travel data with you again.

On arrival:

If you arrive in Korea with the approved Isolation Exemption Certificate, you will be escorted to a separate facility outside Incheon International Airport for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The test result will be available in 6 to 24 hours. If an overnight stay is required, accommodation will be provided for you.
If the test result is negative, you will be released from the 14-day self quarantine. However, you will continue to be subject to "active surveillance" throughout your stay in Korea, which includes daily transmission of health status information via the "Self-Diagnosis App" and answering daily phone calls from health authorities.

Business

Business

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Original passport
Valid for at least six months beyond return date

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Isolation Exemption Certificate
Dully filled and original (download)

Health Condition Report Form
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Quarantine Exemption Application&Agreement
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Medical certificate
That the traveler is in good health

Invitation letter
Invitation letter on company letterhead, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the invited person
  • Traveldates
  • Reason for the trip

For visas with multiple entries, several planned travel dates must be listed.

Letter of introduction
from the applicant's employer in Switzerland, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the traveling person
  • Travel dates
  • Reason for the trip
  • Confirmation to cover the travel expenses

For visas with multiple entries, several planned travel dates must be listed.

Business Registration Certificate of Korean company

Copy with the business registration number

For multiple entries valid until 12 months:

  • Traveler's tax declaration from last year.
  • Bank statement from the last month
    and
  • Salary slip over the last 6 months

Travel confirmation

  • Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure
  • Copy of the hotel confirmation

Residence permit
If necessary, a copy of the applicant´s residence permit valid for Switzerland or Liechtenstein

Working Visit

Working Visit

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Original passport
Valid for at least six months beyond return date

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Isolation Exemption Certificate
Dully filled and original (download)

Health Condition Report Form
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Quarantine Exemption Application&Agreement
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Medical certificate
That the traveler is in good health

Invitation letter
Invitation letter on company letterhead, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the invited person
  • Traveldates
  • Reason for the trip
  • Note that it's for a C4 visa

For visas with multiple entries, several planned travel dates must be listed.

Letter of introduction
from the applicant's employer in Switzerland, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the traveling person
  • Travel dates
  • Reason for the trip
  • Confirmation to cover the travel expenses
  • Note that it's for a C-visa

For visas with multiple entries, several planned travel dates must be listed.

Business Registration Certificate of Korean company

Copy with the business registration number

Contract

Copy of the contract between the traveller and the local company or copy of the contract between the Swiss company and the local company.

Travel confirmation

  • Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure
  • Copy of the hotel confirmation

Residence permit
If necessary, a copy of the applicant´s residence permit valid for Switzerland or Liechtenstein

Tourist

Tourist

1 Application form
Dully filled and original signed (download)

Original passport
Valid for at least six months beyond return date

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Employment certificate in English
A confirmation letter from the employer

Proof of financial evidence

  • Bank statement from the last month
    and
  • Salary slip over the last 6 months

Travel confirmation

  • Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure
  • Copy of the hotel confirmation

Residence permit
If necessary, a copy of the applicant´s residence permit valid for Switzerland or Liechtenstein

Processing time

Processing time

10 working days

Information

Information

The original passport is only needed for the beginning of the application and can be sent back within 2 working days. The eVisa will then be forwarded by e-mail.

Documents

Documents

Application form

PDF

Order form

PDF

Pricelist

PDF