Multiple-Entry Visa to Korea Without Submitting Financial Documents

Korean Uniform Experience (5)

The embassy of Republic of Korea has a visa promo for the following card holders:

  • BDO Gold*
  • BDO Elite**
  • BPI Gold Mastercard*
  • BPI SkyMiles Platinum Mastercard**
  • BPI Amore Visa Platinum**
  • BPI Gold Express Teller Debit Card**

*multiple entry visa to Korea valid for 3 years
**multiple entry visa to Korea valid for 3-5 years

The card holders who have any of these cards are no longer required to submit a bank certificate and income tax return (ITR). They only need to submit their credit card statements upon visa  application. However, employment certificate or business permit is still required.

Aside from BPI and BDO card holders, those who have traveled as tourist to the OECD member countries within 5 years and those who have traveled as tourist to Korea at least once within 5 years are also exempted from submitting an ITR.

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36 Replies to “Multiple-Entry Visa to Korea Without Submitting Financial Documents”

  1. hi miss Karla, what are the documents i need to submit for my yaya? She’s studying now 3rd year college pero she doesnt have a bank account since we send her to school, pano pag ganun? Thank you in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You may declare her as one of your dependents. She can use your financial docs.

    2. hi miss Karla if i declare my yaya as my dependent anong relationship ang ilalagay ko? May nababasa ako ayaw nila ng caregiver eh. Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hi karla, what if my husband owns a extension card of my bpi card can he also use this for the multiple visa application cobsidering na yung statement is sa akin lang nakapangalan

  3. hi. i have a bpi gold mastercard. i know i dont need to submit itr and bank cert. but do i still need to submit bank statement (with 3mos history)? thanks

    1. You have ro submit the history of transactions/ billing from your bpi gold

  4. Hello Ms Karla, I have been to 10 countries for the last 5 yrs and Japan and lately Canada are one of them. Is there any possibility that I can be granted a multiple entry if I will apply for a tourist visa? I have never been in South Korea before.

  5. My tita is unemployed ๐Ÿ™ is it required talaga employment kahit tourist lang siya? ๐Ÿ™

    1. Being employed or having a business can be a way to prove that she’s coming back to Philippines. If she’s unemployed, you may declare her as your dependent.

  6. Hi Ms karla, sa mga first time traveler out of the country. May possibility po ba maapprove?

    1. Yes. My mom and sister got approved. ^^

  7. Is it likely to get denied even if a bpi/bdo gold credit cardholder is unemployed? Is COE still required? do I need to submit employment documents still?

  8. Hi miss karla, I would like to ask kailagan po ba walang balance ung credit card mo pagbigay ng statement? I mean, kailagan nkafull payment? or pwd na ung khit may natirang outstanding balance pa?
    thanks

  9. Hi mam karla my kapatid p ako s citizen jan s kaorea naka visit na rin ako nung year 2010 s korea dhil ininvite ako ng kapatid k the problem is nag apply uli ako ng visa year 2016 pero nd p ako pinayagan n mag tourist khit complete papers nman p ako

  10. Hi Ms. Karla, just wanna ask lang po how to get visa kung may bpi gold card. may minimum year as holder ng card po ba yung requirement sa pagkuha ng korean visa?

    1. Same process din po. Wal naman minimum year ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi Karla,
    I learning a lot from your blog. Thanks a lot!

    Me and my 3 sisters are planning a trip to Korea this Sept.
    Mas malaki ba ang chance maapprove if may BPI/BDO credit card?
    Kelangan pa ba magsubmit ng Bank Statement if may credit card?

    And lastly, students pa kasi yung 2 sisters ko so parents ko ang magssponsor sa kanila. Magkano ba dapat laman ng bank account ng parents ko para maapprove? Is 150k enough for the 2 of them? Pwede rin ba yung BPI Gold Express Teller Debit Card ng mama namin ang isubmit?

    Hoping for your reply. Thanks in advance

  12. Hi Ms Karla! How about when travelling with the family, 1 is already employed while 2 still studying. How do you go about the requirements since I have read that there’s no need for the children to apply personally as long as applying with parents.

    1. Just attach the children’s application form to the parent’s documents. They still have to provide their certificate of enrollment and other requirements but they will be using the parent’s financial documents.

  13. Hi Karla!

    Regarding doon sa letter para sa multiple entry, letter lang po ba talaga ang kailangan? May kilala ka po bang na-approve na? I’m thinking of doing the same as I’ll be visiting Korea often for my bucket list and to experience all the seasons. Haha. Thank you in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes! I know someone who did that. Having a big amount of money in your bank account would really help.

  14. Anna Calanayan says: Reply

    Hi Ms.Karla, sobrang ganda talaga dyn sa Korea. Nagbakasyon kmi ng anak ko nung dec18-jan15, 2017 at Plano ko po sana bumalik dyan para mag bakasyon ulit next year dahil madami pa akong hindi napuntahan dyan sa korea gaya ng mga nsa post mo. Nabasa ko na pwede mag apply ng multiple visa kung may credit card ng bpi at bdo ok lng po ba yun kung mag aaply ako at i avail un promo pra pwede bumali balik ng korea?wla po ba ako g magiging problema sa pag apply ng visa at same lang din po ba ang requirments since nakapasok na ako sa bansa nila? Salamat po sa pagsagot.

    1. Wala naman pong magiging problema. Actually kahit wala po kayong BPI or BDO card, pwede kayo mag apply for multiple visa. Just attach a letter in your application form that you want to visit Korea more often and you want to apply for a multiple entry visa. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. ANNA CALANAYAN says: Reply

        Ok po. Thank you Ms. Karla. Kailangan po pala ng request letter for multiple visa since meron po ako ng bdo at bpi ok lang po ba kahit wala ng naka attached na letter. Thanks po.

        1. Okay lang po basta qualified yung BDO/BPI card nyo dun sa 6 na nabanggit sa taas. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. Hi Karla, I have been reading your blog and I find it very useful. Keep it up! Anyways, I checked with Korean Embassy site and the BDO visa promo is not yet up, BPI is there though. This article was posted January12, is it the updated info based on korean embassy? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. BDO promo started last year and extended this year. This is based on the Korean embassy website. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. Thank you do much ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Rebecca Getty says: Reply

    Hello iha , I’am planning to bring my cousin to Korea , I’m a blue passport holder and I’m not working . What are the requirements that I need to get for my cousin , aside from that I will provide the ticket , food and everything , Thanks .

  17. Hi Karla,

    Helpful info, thanks.
    How about pag di pa married, what are the requirements? We’re planning to apply korean visa kasi kasama ko ang partner ko at anak namin.

    Thanks in advance.

  18. Hi. Question, if ever I will be granted a single entry Korean visa and unfortunately I was not able to use it before it expires, will it affect if I re-apply for another Korean Visa? And do I need additional requirement for that?

    1. I think you just have to submit all the requirements again. ^^

  19. Louie Rose Garcia says: Reply

    Wow unnie, thank you! This is soooo helpful especially to those who are homebased employees like me ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Hi Karla, thanks for this good news! But is thris valid within a specific period only? Thank you ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It’s valid until Dec 2017 ^^

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