Get a Multiple-Entry Korean Tourist Visa with BPI Credit Card

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea recently announced the extension of the BPI Promo Extension. This promotion started in December 2015 and has been extended to December 31, 2019.

With a BPI Credit Card, the cardholder is exempted from submitting a BANK CERTIFICATE and ITR (INCOME TAX RETURN). However, applicants are still required to submit a Certificate of Employment or a Business Registration Certificate (DTI). They also need to show their credit card or debit card account statement.

Here are the benefits for different membership levels:

Card type Visa Validity
BPI Gold Master Card Multiple entry for 3 years
BPI Skymiles Platinum Master Card Multiple entry for 3-5 years
BPI Amore Visa Platinum Card Multiple entry for 3-5 years
Gold BPI Express Teller Debit Multiple entry for 3-5 years

Issuance of the multiple entry visa is NOT AUTOMATIC. Issuance of the visa is subject for approval of the consul-in-charge.

If you are interested in applying for the cards mentioned above, you could get more information on the following links:

BPI Gold Mastercard
BPI SkyMiles Platiun Mastercard
BPI Amore Visa Platinum
Gold BPI Express Teller Debit Card

So if an applicant has any of the cards mentioned above, he or she needs only to present the following documents:

Required Documents

For Employee:
1. Application Form
2. 1 piece of Passport size colored picture (Please attach on the application form)
3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6months)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Original Certificate of Employment
(must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address)
7. Credit card/ Debit card statement
8. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

For businessmen:

1. Application Form
2. 1 piece of Passport size colored picture (Please attach on the application form)
3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6months)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Photocopy of Business Registration from SEC or DTI
7. Photocopy of Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit
8. Credit card/ Debit card statement
9. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

How to apply

1. Applicants may file their applications at the Consular Office from 8:30-11 am only. Please arrive before 10:30 am to allow enough time for processing. Applicants who arrive after 10:30 am may not be accomodated.
2. Releasing time is from 1:30-4 pm only.
3. For family applications, documents for proof of relationship is a must. (eg. Marriage Contact, Birth Certificate)
4. Family applications should be filed together at the same window, at the same time. Representative may file the visa applications of all family members.
5. Validity of visa is only 3 months from the issue date. Do not apply more than 3 months prior to the date of travel.
6. Visa processing takes 5 working days for first time travellers, and 3 working days for frequent travellers.
There is no expedite processing.
7. Apply for visa prior to purchasing your airline tickets since visa issuance is subject for approval of the consul in charge.

Embassy Info

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines
Address : 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig city 1634, Philippines
Tel : (63-2) 856-9210, Fax : (63-2) 856-9008 | Hours of Operation : 08:30~17:00 (Mon-Fri)

5 comments

  1. Hi! I have a quick question. My friend has a BPI Gold Credit Card and she’s a commercial pilot, but currently unemployed. Will she be able to request for a visa? If yes, can she include her husband and a friend with the application? Also, is there a penalty for unused Korean Tourist Visa? Thank you!

  2. Hi. i have a bpi gold mastercard. i know i dont need to submit my itr and bank cert anymore but do i need to still submit the bank statement w 3mos history? thanks!

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