Seoul Searching Diaries: How to Apply for a Korean Visa in the Philippines

Thanks to Air Asia’s seat sale, my friend and I decided to book a flight to Seoul for the summer. Well, it was more like he kidnapped me. See, my friends and I have this standing agreement that if one of us sees a seat sale or really cheap tickets, we’d just book for each other. This has led us to various destinations — Bangkok, Boracay, Cebu, and now Seoul.

This was my first trip without my family that I had to apply for a visa so I was unusually OC about it. The requirements needed depends a lot on the purpose for travel. I applied for a tourist visa as a student, my friend applied for a tourist visa as an employee. Here’s how we applied for the visa:

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