South Korea Study Visa Requirements - Documents, Eligibility & Fees

Indian passport holders who are willing to apply for a South Korea Study visa can find the necessary visa information on this page. In the following, you can find South Korea Study visa requirements which mainly include the visa documents and eligibility criteria. General guidelines to be followed at the time of submission of South Korea Study visa documents are mentioned on the page. For further visa consultation, you can contact BTW Visa Executives.

 

Following is the list of documents required for South Korea Study visa for Indians.
  • Passport

      The submitted passport must meet the parameters given below

    • It must be original and genuine.
    • It must be valid for 6 months ahead of the span of stay.
    • It must have minimum three blank pages for the visa stamp.
    • It must not be torn, ripped, split, or damaged in any kind of way.

    One cannot cross international boundries without the passport. It is considered a criminal offense otherwise.

  • Old Passport

      If available, the old passport must also be provided meeting the given criteria

    • It must be original and in a good condition to access the required information.

    Without the old passport, you cannot get the visa stamp. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Photo

      The photographs must be provided as per the given photo specifications

    • It should be Without Spectacles & Sunglasses, No Smiling face (Teeth should not be visible).
    • It must cover face 80% of the frame.
    • It must be clicked on an all white background.
    • Two copies to be submitted with general photo guidelines.
    • It must be of proper size with dimensions of 35x45 mm (length - 45mm, breadth - 35mm).
    • It must have a matte finish.
    • It must be a recent photograph.
    • The expressions on the face must be neutral, there must not be any kind of smiling of frowning in the photograph.
    • Any kind of glasses must not be worn in the photograph.
    • The hair must be tied back so that the face is clearly visible.
    • The ears must be visible clearly.
    • It must not have any headgear worn apart from religious reasons.
    • It is to be taken care that your teeth do not show in the photograph.

    Recent pictures are mandatory as old pictures can cause the authorities to reject your application.

  • Air Ticket

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • to and from air ticket blocking (as we recommended do not book ticket until visa not approved )
    • It must be confirmed for the complete round trip.

    An air ticket shows your course of travel and confirms your return to the native country.

  • Visa Application Form

      The visa application form is important as it contains all the required information of the applicant. It should be filled keeping in mind the following guidelines

    • It must be completely filled with proper information and must be signed by the applicant.

    The visa application form should be filled correctly as this information decides the fate of your visa acceptance. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Medical Reports

      The medical documents must be genuine and should match the criteria mentioned in the following

    • It must be original and issued from an authorized medical organization.

    If the medical reports do not approve of your health to travel, you may not be able to get the visa. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Bonafide Letter From School/College

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason


    Bonafide letter determines your credibility that you belong to the particular institution. Not being able to submit the documental proof of the same, other related documents may also get rejected.

  • Covering Letter From Applicant

      The covering letter provided by the visa applicant should be acceptable based on the following guidelines

    • It must mention other details as well as per the Consular's request.
    • It must mention the accommodation details of the applicant.
    • It must mention the person who will be bearing all the expenses during the trip, if not travelling alone.
    • It must specify the traveller's relationship with the fellow travellers if not travelling alone.
    • It must clearly specify the traveller's purpose of visit.
    • It must mention the travel dates as per the invitation letter or the booked flight tickets.
    • It must mention all the details as per the passport.

    Covering letter is the first document that is seen by the consular. If the covering letter is not appropriate, it may cause your visa to get rejected as well. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Invitation Letter From University

      It must follow the required criteria

    • It must be original and should be obtained on the letterhead specifying the traveller's purpose of visit.

    Without a proper proof of your purpose for acquiring the visa, like an invitation letter from the University, the visa application may not be accepted. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Bank Statement

      The Bank statement is a mandatory document and it should meet the following criteria

    • It must be original and should have the bank's stamp and signature on every page.

    If the Bank Statement doesn't show enough funds or shows irrelevant expenditure, it could lead to visa rejection on financial means. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Company Registration

      A Company registration or Shop Act License is an crucial commercial document that must meet the given requirements

    • It must mention the name of the applicant.
    • It must be issued in the English language.

    If the Company Registration is not genuine, there may be issues with the business visa acceptance. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Income Tax Returns

      The proof of income tax returns must match the provided parameters

    • It must be provided with a legitimate documentary proof of the payment of income tax.

    One cannot leave the country if they do not provide appropriate proof of tax payment. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Admission Receipt In School

      It must follow the required criteria

    • It should be original and in a readable condition.

    An Admission receipt is compulsory for the issuance of this visa as it provides to the purpose of the same.

  • Sponsorship Letter

      The Sponsorship letter is a compulsory document which must meet the given requirements

    • It must mention the dates of arrival and departure.
    • It must specify the profession of the sponsorer.
    • It must specify the applicant's relationship with the sponsorer.
    • It must mention the details of the applicant as well as the sponsorer as per the passport and the ID copy provided.
    • It must be addressed to the respective diplomatic mission.

    Without the sponsorship letter and an improper proof of your financial means, there are chances that your visa may get rejected. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Educational Documents

      Educational documents are obligatory for certain visas. They must follow the given criteria

    • It must be the highest qualification certificate provided as per the consular's requirement.

    Including some of the short term visas, without educational documents you will be granted a student visa or a work visa. Professional visa consultation is recommended.


For detailed information, Please go through South Korea Student Visa - Definitive Guide

Eligibility for getting South Korea Study Visa:

In order to be eligible to travel to the country on a visa, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Be a genuine traveller-You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

  2. Eligible to bear all expenses -You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

  3. Reasons to return - You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

  4. Be of good character - You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

  5. Be in good health -You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

Visa Fees for South Korea Study Visa:

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Single entry Normal 90 days 3 months 3775.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 7275.0
Single entry Normal 90 days 3 months 5875.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 7275.0

*Important Note:

Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted, so It's recommonded to get the professional visa consultation. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your visa application .

Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.

To know all details like process, eligibility, fees etc. Please refer South Korea Student Visa

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