‘Kinain na ng Korea’- The Filipinos are very familiar with this statement as almost all of them, especially their kids, are addicted to Korean. Want proof? Didn’t you hear your kids talking about BTS, Lee Jung Suk, Jungkook, Suga, Blackpink, and other Korean celebrities (which I know, you’re not familiar about)?
K-dramas, K-pop, and Korean beauty have somewhat become part of the lives of many Filipinos that they actually included it to their goal- ‘Go to Korea-Visit the place where Goblin filmed’ etc. etc. Well, here’s the good news for all the Korean-lovers out there!
Multi-entry visa to Korea
Korea introduces a new multi-entry visa which allows Southeast Asian people to stay longer in their country.
On Dec. 3, the Korean government had issued multi-entry visas to Southeast Asian people. This is to provide an easy way to visit Korea.
According to the Ministry of Justice. The eligible nationals are from:
- Sri Lanka
- The Philippines
If before you have to acquire a visa for each visit, now, you can come and go by using the multi-entry visa as long as it is still valid.
As exciting and enticing it may sounds, the multi-entry visa is only limited to professional people. Doctors, Lawyers, Professors, Graduates of Local Universities with a degree for any four-year-plus program and those with an overseas academic degree equivalent to or higher than a masters’ are the ones mentioned by the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry believes that these eligible people are
“those with the least risk on our country’s part of infringing on Korean immigration laws, like staying illegally or getting a job without a valid work permit.”
The C-3 short-term visa is valid for up to 10 years, letting the visitors stay up to 30 days for each visit.