Taguig City, Philippines —
As of the 1st of April 2014, the Korean Embassy in the Philippines implemented the revised requirements of spouse visa. These are .hwp files taken from their website, and not all computers can view them. So, I posted these for you. I hope it’ll be of great help. Before asking questions,
PLEASE MAKE READING A HABIT!!!
(MAGBASA BAGO MAGTANONG)
Thank you 🙂
In our case, both of us can communicate in English pretty well. I didn’t go to any Korean language institution or apply for TOPIK. Instead, my husband got interviewed by the Korean consul in plain English.
Korean Exam Sample:
Guarantee Letter (use specific format as required by embassy):
My Korean F6-1 Visa Journey
I’ve received several emails inquiring about how long the process took, from our wedding to migration here in Korea. Please note that this may not be applicable to everyone. It would depend on the pace of the couple and of the government.
First and foremost, one of the reasons why Danny and I decided to settle down is because we can stand on our own feet. Meaning, we did not just rely on one source. We did LOTS of research on our own, called the embassy quite a few times to verify our concerns and asked help from some of our dear friends on how to process this and that. But, not to the extent that we annoyed the heck out of them or compared our experiences and situation to them. So what if you got your documents and visa faster than I did? Pft. C’mon. Then, does that make you a better person? Just saying.
I couldn’t find any recent blogs about processing F6-1 visa and other related documents when I was researching online a year ago, that was when I decided that one of my blog’s purposes should impart as much knowledge as I can on how to marry a Korean legally. So, I made this timeline as a reference and I hope this will be of great help to you:
We got married last January 2015 and requested our officiating church and the Local Civil Registry Office (LCR) to have our marriage contract endorsed electronically to the National Statistics Office (NSO). Six (6) weeks after, around the last week of February, we got our marriage certificate on NSO security paper. For the whole month of March, Danny stayed in Korea to work and assist my father-in-law. He also registered our marriage at the local government office and obtained and notarized all pertinent documents we needed. It was really a busy month completing the requirements. However, it could have been quicker if Danny neglected his job and came back as soon as he got all the documents. But, he isn’t that type of person. ♥
My final advice is to always check for the completeness of the requirements before submitting them. But more importantly, it’s not necessary to be in a hurry. I suggest you spend some more time with your family and friends as much as you can or until your mindset is finally ready to start a whole new life. Got it?
I also compiled ALL the requirements needed for your convenience. If you want a more detailed story, just click ” Title (CLICK HERE) “.
How to Apply for Legal Capacity Certificate or Certificate of Singleness from the Korean Embassy in the Philippines – (CLICK HERE)
Fee: Php 90
Source Link HERE
The medical certificate must be computerized or typewritten and include the following:
- Hospital letter head
- Contact Number
- Physician’s signature, license number and contact number
Note: The Korean embassy does not accept medical certificates from GOD’S WAY DIAGNOSTIC CENTER (486 United Nation Avenue, Ermita, Manila) and SOUTH SUPERHI-WAY MEDICAL CENTER (Km. 17, West Service Rd., Bgry Marcelo, Paranaque City).
Once you arrive in Korea, apply for the Alien Registration Card – (CLICK HERE)
Effective June 1, 2015 the new schedule of visa application and releasing time will be implemented:
- 8:30 am to 11:00 am – Visa Application (personal appearance)
- 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Releasing of Passports (after 15 workings days or more)
Starting September 1, 2016, Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu will be processing all types of visa applications including Korean’s Spouse visa (F-6), Entertainer’s Visa (E-6), and Non-professional Employment Visa (E-9).
NSO Website: https://www.ecensus.com.ph/
Embassy of Korea in the Philippines Website: http://embassy_philippines.mofa.go.kr/
CFO Website: http://www.cfo.gov.ph/
NBI Website: http://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/
As always, questions, clarifications and/or suggestions are highly encouraged and greatly appreciated. If you have any, please feel free to comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them. But,
PLEASE MAKE READING A HABIT!
(MAGBASA BAGO MAGTANONG)
You may also ask directly to the Korean embassy or the respective offices. Thank you!
Aja fighting~ All the best!
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines
- Address: 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634, Philippines
- Telephone Number: (63-2) 856-9210
- Website: http://embassy_philippines.mofa.go.kr/
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
- The Korean Embassy is located at the corner of Upper Mckinley Rd. and C5 Rd, right beside the British Embassy.
- From Guadalupe MRT Station or Market-Market, take the FTI-C5 jeepney. It will take 20 minutes from Guadalupe MRT Station and 7 minutes from Market-Market.
- From the Venice Piazza at Mckinley Hill, there is a free shuttle bus that will take you to Upper McKinely Rd. The ride will take about 10 minutes. The Embassy is within walking distance from the last Bust Stop at Mckinley Rd.
- When you take a cab/taxi, ask the driver to drop you off at the Korean Embassy at Mckinley Hill along C5 road, beside the British Embassy.
Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu, Philippines
- Address: 12th Floor Chinabank Corporate Center, Lot 2, Samar Loop Cor. Road 5, Cebu Business Park, Mabolo, Cebu City
- Telephone Number: (63-32) 231-1516(-9)
- Fax: (63-32) 231-2950
- E-Mail: email@example.com
Last Updated: September 2016
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