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1. Posted by Cathy1234 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

I'm travelling to South Korea this summer, and I need some information about how I should apply for the visa. I have been told to visit the nearest Korean consulate or the Korean embassy in my home country. I'm just wondering if it's possible for me to apply for a korean tourist visa at the embassy of my home country while I am still living in another country.. my country of residence. Which means I would have to post them all the necessary documents ( passport as well I'm assuming) and they would post my passport with the visa back to me. I would just like to know if this is possible.

Thanks :)

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

What country is your passport from? I'm an American, and have no problem entering the ROK without a visa. It's really impossible to answer your ? since the rules differ for different nationalities.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3843 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Likewise on a UK passport.

If you do need a visa the best thing is to apply to the Korean embassy/consulate in the country you're living in, rather than sending everything back to your home country. This shouldn't be a problem; I applied for my Chinese visa at the Chinese consulate in New Zealand with a UK passport.

4. Posted by Cathy1234 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I am a Sri Lankan passport holder and I live in China. Unfortunately the consulate that I have visited requires a bank statement with a pretty large sum of money, which I do not have. If I cannot submit this, they will reject my visa application. This is why I am considering sending all my documents back to the Korean embassy in Sri Lanka, because I know they would not ask for such a large sum of money there. That would be pretty unreasonable because most sri Lankans dont even earn that much during their entire lifetime. Anyways, I just want to know if it's possible to do this. I could DHL them everything and have a relative pick it up and DHL it back to me.