South Korea Visa Guidelines

The Padnos International Center (PIC) provides the general information below as a service to GVSU students. We strive to maintain accurate information regarding visa procedures, however, changes to policies and procedures may occur frequently without our knowledge. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for their program and must consult the consulate for the most up to date information on application procedures.

Please look over the visa information carefully and do not delay, as visa procedures are time sensitive.


Do I need a visa?

All students participating in study abroad programs in South Korea longer than 90 days are required to apply for a student visa

Processing Time and Visa Appointment

Visas are processed in 5-7 business days not including mailing time. Students are not required to appear at the consulate.

Application Instructions

Consulate of South Korea in Chicago     

Visa Information Page

Estimated Cost

$45 Money Order ONLY made payable to: Korean Consulate General (refer to the website of the consulate for updated fee information).

Nearest Consulate or Embassy

Consulate General of the Republic of South Korea in Chicago

NBC Tower Suite 2700

455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Contact Information

Phone: 1-312-822-9485