Korean Visa Application Center in the Philippines

Korean Embassy in the Philippines will launch Korean Visa Application Center (KVAC).  

Starting August 29, 2023 (tentative), Korean Visa Application Center which is located at Brittany Hotel  in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will start to operate.  All walk-in applicants are allowed during working days with no limit in applicants per day.  Accredited travel agencies are now allowed to assist you in visa application.

Here is the excerpt of current details in Korean Embassy Website as of this writing, July 23, 2023. Please revisit as this may change. 


Notice on Opening of Korea Visa Application Center and Changes on Visa Application Policy


In line with the opening of the Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC) in August, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines will be making the following changes in its visa application policies:

ROpening of the Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC)

After the opening of KVAC, submission of visa applications and release of passports will only be available at KVAC. The embassy will no longer accept visa applications or release visas.


Address of KVAC : 9F~10F, Brittany Hotel BGC, 6 McKinley Pkwy, Taguig City, Metro Manila


Opening and operation schedule of KVAC :

-Opening date : August 14, 2023

-Pilot operation period : August 14 - 25, 2023

 Only applications with online reservation will be accepted

-Start of official operation : August 29, 2023 (tentative date only, confirmed date will be announced in the future)


 Applications without online reservations will be accepted

Online Visa Appointment

The current online visa appointment system will end after the last opening of slots for the month of August.

From August 29, 2023, online reservation will no longer be required to apply for a Korean visa. Walk-in visa applications at KVAC will be accepted on any working day. There will be no limit as to the number of visa applications accepted per day.

However, online reservation is required for visa applications to be filed from  August 1 -25, 2023.

-Online reservation slots for the month of August will open on July 27, 2023 at 09:00.

-Applications with online reservation will be accepted at the Korean Embassy from August 1 – 11.

-Applications with online reservation   will be accepted at KVAC starting August 14 – 25.

Designated Travel Agencies for Visa Application

Starting from the official operation of KVAC on August 29, 2023, visa applications will be accepted only if filed in person or through one of our designated travel agencies.

The list of designated travel agencies for 2022 remains valid. An updated list will be announced later.


We will post additional details on the new visa policy and other visa-related information in the future.

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