New Korean Visa Privacy Consent Form Required for Filipinos

Dreaming of K-pop concerts, delicious Korean BBQ, and also exploring the stunning sights of South Korea? Filipino travellers, this update is for you!

The Korean Visa Application Center (KVAC) has announced a new requirement for visa applications starting 1 Jul 2024. KVAC has introduced a new requirement: The . The form guarantees the secure handling of your personal information, using it only for processing your visa application.

Also read: What to Know About the Digital Nomad, Hallyu Visas in South Korea

Here’s what you need to know about the

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Starting July 1st, 2024, the Korean Visa Application Center (KVAC) is implementing a mandatory Privacy Consent Form. This new requirement also ensures your personal information is handled securely and used solely for processing your visa application. This update is a simple step to ensure a smooth visa application process. So, let’s dive into the details and get you ready for your unforgettable Korean adventure!

  • Effective Date: July 1st, 2024 (onwards)
  • What is the Form? A Privacy Consent Form that confirms your agreement to how your personal information is handled during visa processing.
  • Where to Get It? Download the latest version of the form for free directly from the official KVAC website. Do not download from unofficial sources.
  • How to Fill It Out: Fill out the form completely and accurately, including your full name as it appears in your passport. Don’t forget to sign the form!

This new requirement is a straightforward process, but it’s important to ensure you follow the guidelines. Make sure to include the completed and signed Privacy Consent Form with your regular visa application documents. Missing or unsigned forms could delay also your visa processing, potentially impacting your travel plans.

Also read: Good News: Getting a Korean Visa is Now Much Easier for Select Filipinos

The KVAC implemented a test run of this new requirement throughout June 2024 to ensure a smooth transition. So, with this update in mind, you can now confidently proceed with planning your Korean escapade! From exploring bustling Seoul to venturing beyond the city for breathtaking scenery, South Korea awaits!


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