South Korea resumes Hong Kong people’s entry visa pre-filled card can be exempted from quarantine for up to 90 days

One more option for Hong Kong people to travel abroad. The Ministry of Justice of South Korea announced earlier that it will resume the issuance of short-term visitor visas (C-3) for foreign tourists from June 1. Citizens of general countries and regions (Level 1), including Hong Kong and Macau, can apply for short-term visit visas for tourism, business activities, family visits, convalescence and conferences, etc., with a maximum stay of 90 days. The visa is valid for 3 months and is suitable for single entry. According to the “Entry Quarantine Information Pre-filling System (Q-code)” measures, all inbound passengers who have completed the designated vaccinations can fill in the vaccination records, etc., entry quarantine information in advance, and obtain a QR Code. If the traveler has completed the vaccination, they can be exempted from quarantine. People under the age of 18 who have completed the vaccination are exempt from quarantine if they have received two shots for more than 14 days. As for children under the age of 12 accompanied by those who have completed the vaccination, they can also enjoy the same treatment.

According to the announcement by the South Korean Consulate General in Hong Kong today (27th), the daily limit for the number of entry visa applicants is 30. Applicants should fill in the electronic form in English or Korean on the website of the Consulate General of South Korea in Hong Kong. After successfully submitting the form, you need to submit the remaining required documents in person at the Consulate General of South Korea in Hong Kong within 2 weeks, and pay the visa application fee of HKD 320. It is applicable to Hong Kong SAR passport, BNO and Macau SAR passport. Visa verification takes a minimum of 7 working days.

Documents required to apply for a short-term personal tourist visa (C-3-9), including a printed copy of the electronic form; a recent photo with a white background; the original passport and photocopy of the personal data page; the original and photocopy of the Hong Kong Identity Card, and the last 3 months, equivalent Proof of deposit balance over HK$20,000, such as original and copy of bank passbook.

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