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South Korea

History
Around A.D. 668, several competing kingdoms were unified into a single dominion on the Korean Peninsula. Successive regimes maintained Korean political and cultural independence for more than a thousand years; the last of these ruling kingdoms would be the Choson Dynasty (1392-1910).After surviving invasions by Japan at the end of the 16th century and the Manchus of East Asia in the early 17th, Korea chose to limit its contact with the outside world. A 250-year-long period of peace followed, with few Koreans traveling outside their isolated country.This began to change in the late 19th century, when Western powers like Britain, France and the United States made efforts to open trade and diplomatic relations with Korea, with little success.
Transportation
Public transportation in South Korea is world class! Home to 8 international airports and 6 domestic airports, the famous KTX high speed train system and a number of the worlds busiest ports, Korea boasts an abundance of excellent transportation options for country-wide or country-to-country travel. At the local level, 6 Korean cities operate modern subway systems and all cities have extensive bus routes which makes it incredibly easy, and cost effective, to get around.
Weather
In Seoul, the summers are long, warm, muggy, wet, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, freezing, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 85°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 91°F.Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Seoul for warm-weather activities are from late May to early July and from late August to early October. It is a temperate country or has 4 seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn
People & Culture
South Korea is a crowded country, with 1,294 citizens for every square mile (499 per every square kilometer) of land. Koreans' lives are heavily influenced by Confucianism, a Chinese philosophy that teaches respect and morality. Historically, Chinese and Japanese influences were seen in South Korean art; aesthetic concepts and motifs were shared. Korean music and arts were linked to natural cycles and religion, giving rise to a folk culture in rural areas that are still considered popular. Foreign influences have produced a fast food and coffee culture in recent years, especially within Seoul. Language has altered with the introduction of some Western phrases such as ‘eye shopping’ (window shopping). The rise of Hallyu or Korean Wave continues to overtake the world as many people were fascinated from their music, to food & even beauty care products that leads to boost their tourism and economy.
Food
Korean cuisine is based on rice, vegetables and meat. ‘Kimchi’ is the national dish and is eaten with most meals. Kimchi is made from a variety of vegetables which are then fermented and can be stored for long periods of time. Banchan are side dishes – these are often made in large numbers and are served along with the main dish. Food is used in ceremonies, especially at weddings, birthdays and to honour ancestors.

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Columbia

90 days can be extended for another 90 days

Taiwan

14 days (extended until July 31, 2020)

Viet Nam

21 days. Single entry eVisa is valid for 30 days

Myanmar

14 days visa free, need to apply for eVisa for 28 days stay, visa holders, must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports

USA

General Requirements

  1. DS-160 Online Visa Electronic Application
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport( 6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs picture 2×2  colored with white Background
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 6 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate(if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate(If traveling with Family)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2.  Approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
United Kingdom

General Requirements

  1. Original valid passport
  2. 2 passport size colored with white background
  3. Completed online  application form  
  4. Latest Income Tax Return 
  5. Bank Certificate, last 6 months bank statement and last 6 months credit card statement 
  6. PSA Birth Certificate
  7. PSA Marriage Certificate – for married) 
  8. Proof of assets such as; Land Title, Car Registration, or any property documents
  9. Previous passports (within 10 years) 

– All documents submitted should be original and with one (1) set of photocopy. 

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Employment Certificate
  2. Approved Leave of Absence
  3. Last 6 months payslips

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Business documents such as; Mayor’s Permit, DTI/SEC

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
Schengen Countries

General Requirements

  1. Schengen Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Cover letter stating the purpose of visit and Itinerary
  5. Flight Booking
  6. Proof of accomodation
  7. Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 Euro coverage entire Schengen Area
  8. Proof of sufficient Financial means  (Bank Certificate, Bank Statement and Passbook)
  9.  Day to day itinerary with transfers
  10. Copy of credit card (just the front), land title, car registration (if applicable)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment showing Date Hired, Position, Compensation.
  2. Approved Certificate of Leave of Absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Full Copy of SEC
  2. Copy of Financial Statement
  3. Copy of General Information Sheet (GIS)

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
New Zealand

General Requirements

  1. Original, valid and old passports
  2. 2 pcs passport size pictures, colored with white background
  3. Photocopy of Income Tax Return
  4. Original bank certificate
  5. Original latest 6 months bank statement

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Original approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF INVITED:

  1. Invitation letter if invited
  2. Copy of passport with visa of inviter
South Korea

General Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. 1 pc. Passport size colored picture
  3. Passport Original(6 months Valid)
  4. Copy of Passport First Page
  5. Original & copy of valid visa and arrival stamps
  6. Original Bank Certificate
  7. Original Bank Statement 
  8. Copy of Income Tax Return
  9. Copy of PRC or IBP Card (If applicable only)
  10. Birth Certificate (If traveling with family)
  11. Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter & Copy of Inviter’s Passport

If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation letter & Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Japan

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs Picture 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Latest Income Tax Return
  5. Original Bank Certificate
  6. PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate (Issued within a year)
  7. PSA Marriage Contract (Issued within a year, if married)
  8. Authorization Letter (for Visa Filling and Pick-up)
  9. Daily Schedule in Japan
  10. Original Letter of guarantee with passport copy of sponsor (If the applicant sponsor by other person)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Photocopy of School I.D
  2. Original Affidavit of Support of parents/Guardian

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Original Marriage Certificate (if traveling w/ Spouse)
    3. Affidavit of Support if Senior is dependent.
China

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (Form V.2013A)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs passport size colored with white background
  4. Flight Booking
  5. Hotel Voucher

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Copy of Company I.D

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School I.D

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen I.D or Retirement Documents

IF SPONSORED:

  1. Sponsorship Letter of Affidavit of Support
  2. Marriage Certificate for Spouse
  3. Birth Certificate for Children
Canada

General Requirements

  1. Completed Filled out set of Application Form
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport
  3. 2 pcs Passport size colored w/ white background
  4. Bank Certificate
  5. Copy of Income Tax Return
  6. Original PSA Birth Certificate
  7. Original PSA Marriage Certificate

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI and SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter from Canada
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
Australia

General Requirements

  1. Application Form ( Form 1419 and Form 956)
  2. 2pcs Passport size w/ with background
  3. Copy of Passport (6 months Valid)
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 3 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate (if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with Spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate (If traveling with Family)
  8. Copy of PRC or IBP I.D (If applicable only)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Approved leave of Absence
  3. Copy of Company I.D.
  4. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID
  3. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen ID
  2. Retirement Certificate for early retiree.

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
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