K-pop and K-drama fans, rejoice! It will soon be easier for Filipinos to apply for a South Korea visa.
Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man made the announcement during the 70th anniversary of the Philippines and South Korea's diplomatic relations on June 2, 2019. According to the envoy, the embassy would reduce the number of its visa application requirements to encourage more Filipinos to travel to South Korea.
Qualified individuals such as professionals, business people, media representatives, and government officers can avail of a five to ten-year multiple-entry visa with a simple document as proof of employment.
The ambassador noted that half a million Filipinos visited South Korea in 2018. He also shared how among Southeast Asian nations, only Philippine citizens are entitled to a multiple-entry visa.