JURISDICTION for Korea: Residents of IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI are processed in Chicago.

Visas for Korea

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for South Korea. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.

Please note: US Passport holders do not need a Visa for South Korea for trips less than 90 days whether for business or for tourism.

Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, click HERE for information.


  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages

  • One current passport-type photo

  • A copy of the picture page of the Passport. This is the page with the photo and personal details.

  • One completed and signed application. Click HERE for the application

  • (Business Visas) Original Business Letter from company in the U.S.
    For Korean Visas this letter must be Notarized

  • (Business Visas) Invitation from Company to be visited in Korea

  • (Business Visas) Certificate of Business Registration for the host company in Korea

  • Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets

  • (For tourism) Copy of Hotel Reservation or Letter of Invitation if visiting friends or family

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card
    ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 5 or more Business days: $95
Rush Processing less than — 5 Business days: $155

South Korea charges: $100 for visas  

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
    If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information and ship your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.
Type: Visa
Country: Korea, South
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular (5+ days)-Business or Tourist
Rush (less than 5 days)-Business or Tourist

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.