There are various types of visas which can be obtained from South Korean embassies and consulates. The type of visa which a visitor needs depends on their reason for visiting.
Here are some of the most typical types of visas for South Korea:
Working Holiday Visa (H-1)
For young adults from certain countries (who have a reciprocal agreement with South Korea). These visas allow visitors to enter for up to one year and engage in work and /or education.
Overseas Study Visa (D-2)
Issued to foreigners who plan to study at undergraduate level or above.
Corporate Investment Visa (D-8)
Granted to foreigner who will own and manage a small or medium-sized business. Individuals must invest at least 50 million won.
Foreign Language Teaching Visa (E-2)
For foreign language teachers who work in South Korea. Applicants must be native speakers of the taught language and hold a bachelor’s degree.
Residency Visa (F-2)
Issued to spouses of Korean nationals or holders of the F-5 permanent residency visa. Applicants must prove financial ability and relationship.
South Korea Online Visa
The South Korea Online Visa will allow tourists from certain countries to obtain a visa without going to an embassy or consulate. The online eVisa application form will just involve entering some basic information and paying a fee using a credit or debit card. Applications will be quickly processed and approved visas will be sent by email.