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How to Apply for a Visa to the Republic of Korea from Nigeria

A visa to the Republic of Korea is a permit issued that allows a person to visit that country. It is a formal document that is stamped in your passport by the embassy of Korea and serves as a request for permission to enter or exit. The visa states the kind of visit and the length of time the person can stay.

If you are a Nigerian citizen who wishes to visit the Republic of Korea for business, work, study, tourism or other reasons, you need to secure a visa from the Embassy of Korea (Republic) in Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria. You can apply for the Korea visa from either Lagos or Abuja. If you live or stay close to Abuja, you would need to book an appointment with VFS but for anyone applying in Lagos, you can do a walk-in.

To avoid loss of time and money, check if your are qualified before you start the application process. In this article, we have listed all the required information and steps on how to apply for a Republic of Korea visa from Nigeria.

How much is Korea visa from Nigeria?

  • Single entry visa fee (90 days or shorter) is 20,000 naira
  • Single entry visa fee (91 days or longer) is 30,000 naira
  • Double entry visa fee (two times entry within six months) is 35,000 naira
  • Multiple entry visa fee (multiple entry within one year) is 45,000 naira

Common Requirements for Visa to the Republic of Korea

The common requirements for all visa application are listed below:

  • Valid Passport (Passport must be valid more than six months at the time of application submission).
  • A copy of the biographic data page of the applicant’s passport
  • Completed visa application form (please fill out the the entire form completely, failure of filling up may result in rejection)
  • One passport photo (size 2″ X 2″ , colour) must be attached on the form (next to the section 1.1 , please use glue stick or scotch tape only)
  • Documents proving financial ability: Personal bank statement (including at least recent three months transaction and issued within 3 days at the time of application submission and by the bank branch located in Lagos), credit card (master card, Visa card etc.), car registration, etc.
  • Confirmed flight booking and hotel reservation
  • Photocopy of National ID card or Drivers license or Voters card (issued within recent five years)
  • Additional requirements for specific visa types, please see the list below:
Private tour (not group tour)
1. Itinerary (Flight and Accommodation) and plan of tour
2. Personal bank statement (including at least recent three months transactions and issued within 14 days at the time of application submission and by the bank branch located in Abuja),
3. Other documents that can prove financial capability
– Pay slip
– Letter of employment
– Credit card (Master card, Visa card, etc.)
– Car registration, property documents, etc.
4. Invitation letter in case of being invited by someone
C-3-9 Short-Term Visit for tour

Please note that without inviter from Korea, the purpose of visit may be difficult to be proven.

Where to Submit your Korea Visa Application in Nigeria and Procedure

  • Applicants who live in below states: Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River will need to go to the Lagos Office of Korean Embassy. Visa application must be submitted to Lagos office of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea at No. 26 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive (formerly Queens Drive), Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. You can contact the Embassy for further assistance via email [email protected] or Tel: 01-271-6295 / 0808-505-0501.
  • For submission / issuance : 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 14:00 PM – 16:00 PM
  • For visa collection / withdrawal of rejected documents: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 14:00 PM – 16:00 PM
  • Lunch break at the Lagos office of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is between 12 noon and 2pm.
  • The collection officer will check all your documents and let you know if something is missing
  • The visa fees are paid by bank deposit (they will give you a pre-filled teller). For applicants that make a transfer, you will need to bring a print out of the receipt when coming to collect.
  • The 10 to 15 business for visa processing days starts to count from when the funds have been received by the embassy. But when it requires additional supporting documents or needs further verification, the processing period may take more.
  • Once application has been processed, you’ll be contacted via phone to come pick up your passport.
  • You can also check the status of your application here
  • If you are NOT a resident of one of the following states, (Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River), you are expected to visit Korea Visa center in Abuja at sterling bank plaza, 3rd floor, plot No 1083, Mohammadu Buhari way, central business. Click here for more information or contact 0815-018-8800

How to check Korea Visa Application Status

  • Visit Korea Visa portal here
  • Click ‘Check application status and print’
  • Search

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does Korea have an embassy in Nigeria?

In addition to the embassy in Abuja, the Republic of Korea also has an embassy branch office in Lagos.

How to get Korean visa easily?

Click here for general Visa information and guide to Republic of Korea.

How long does it take to process South Korea visa in Nigeria?

South Korea Visa application processing time in Nigeria takes 10 to 15 working days to get depending on how busy the embassy is. .The embassy states that it takes a minimum of 14 working days to process a regular South Korean visa in Nigeria.

Can a Nigerian enter South Korea now?

Applicants from Nigeria that fulfill all the visa requirements and holding Nigerian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay can enter South Korea.

Is South Korea also known as the Republic of Korea (ROK)?

The official name of South Korea is the Republic of Korea (ROK). That is because its government claims to be in charge of the whole of Korea and does not recognize North Korea as separate.

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