A visa usually takes 2 weeks to process once the application is submitted. (The consulate is not responsible for things that are delayed or lost in the mail.) You may be requested to provide further documentation. Please make sure you apply in plenty of time. The earlier you apply, the better your chances are of getting an appointment quickly.
It all depends on how busy the consulate is at the time you apply for your visa. It's best to apply as soon as possible after arriving in Korea. If there are no seats available at the time of application, then it will have to be postponed until later. There was some talk about making the process faster but this has not yet been implemented.
You can find out if there are any delays by calling the consulate directly. If they can offer no assurances of a quick response, then don't bother applying through an agency or online. Wait until there's a free slot and then go in person or send off your application through the post.
In general, the process takes about two weeks. But there are cases where it can take longer. If your application contains many documents or you need to provide evidence of having enough money to stay in Korea for the duration of your visa, then the process will likely take more than two weeks.
In person, the process normally takes 7–10 working days, and by mail, it takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the agency you pick, however periods might vary significantly by embassy or consulate. Please keep in mind that if you are mailing, you must make arrangements to have your passport and visa returned to you. If this isn't possible, please contact the embassy or consulate directly before you travel.
Visas are not required by citizens of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, United States. However, other countries may require their citizens to have a visa to enter their territory. Check with local embassies or consulates.
The good news is that most people who want to visit Vietnam can do so without a visa. The simple rule is that if you are a citizen of one of the visa-free countries, you don't need a visa. If you are from another country, check with the Vietnamese embassy in your country to find out whether a visa is needed for your type of visit.
However, there is one exception: Americans must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam.
Yes, but only if it's sealed in plastic bags and declared at the border. Open containers of food will not be accepted by customs officers.
Food safety is very important in Vietnam.
As long as there are no major issues with the application's content, the processing time for visa issuance is generally five working days from the day the application is accepted. However, this may vary depending on the country that handles your application.
There are two types of visas that can be applied for by citizens of non-visa-required countries: ordinary and business.
An ordinary visitor's visa allows a citizen of a non-visa-waiving country to enter Japan for a specified amount of time. The length of stay cannot be extended once your initial permission has expired. When you apply for an ordinary visa, the Japanese embassy or consulate will determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements and grant you a visa if you do. Your trip must be completed within 90 days of being granted a valid entry permit. If you want to stay in Japan longer than three months, you should consider applying for a multiple entry permit.
A business visa allows its holder to engage in certain activities in Japan. The type of activity that is permitted varies depending on what category of business visa you hold. For example, if you are a manager at a foreign company looking to hire Japanese staff, you would need a work permit. If you are a consultant who provides services to Japanese companies, you would need a business visa.