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I am curently a Vietnamese exchange student in Japan. And I just got here in March 20th. My Japan Visa is 6 months.

I am intending to travel to South Korea in September. I want to apply for the visa beforehand in August or July. Until then I will have only stayed in Japan for 4 or 5 months.

Will it affect anything? I am scared that I stay in Japan for such a too short term to apply for Korea Visa.

And I know before that I will have to apply for Japan visa extension

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Embassy of Republic of Korea in Japan: {Written in Korean, translated by me}

General Sightseeing (C-3-9)

Visa details:

Trips less than 90 days, visa valid for 3 months

Required form:

Application form, passport, photo, fee, proof of financial support during your stay in Korea or ID (Residence card)

  • If you are student from Southeastern Asia region, you need a proof of enrollment from your school AND proof of financial support (if you don't have any, you need it from your parents in your home country)

  • Depending on your educational institution, more or less paperworks can be required according to the assessment of MEXT or equivalent organization.

Since you said you're from Vietnam —which is likely to be in 'southeastern asia' category, you'll need a 'proof of enrollment' and 'proof of financial support'. I think you should contact the embassy (+81-3-3452-7611/9 , Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, lunch time 12:00-13:30) for exact requirement.

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I have asked the visa section of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Osaka. And here is what they said

Hello.

This is the visa section of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Osaka.

You can apply for a tourist visa if you are an exchange student at a university or a graduate school in Japan

If you are living in Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara and Wakayama, you can apply for a visa in here.

Below you will find the required documents for a visa application.

You have to apply for a visa in person and don’t need to make an appointment.

Please visit from 9 a.m to11 a.m (Mon~Fri).



1. A valid passport( It should be valid for more than six months before you would be allowed to apply for visa).

2. Residence card.

3. A completed Visa application.

4. A recent passport photo (3.5 x 4.5cm taken within 6months, color photo, white background).

5. Certificate of Student (It should be valid one month).

6. Return Flight E-Tickets or Return flight booking confirmation.

7. Hotel booking information (Address and contact number) or address and contact number in Korea where you will stay. 



■ Visa processing requires 7 working days.

(Except of national holiday of Japan and 3/1, 8/15, 10/3, 10/9)

■ Application time : 9:00~11:30(Monday~Friday)

■ Pick up time : 14:00~16:00(Monday~Friday)

■ we can not accept any documents which were issued more than 3 months before the date of your visa application has been accepted.

■ We can require more documents when needed.



Regards,

I want to know what the below sentence means. Does anyone has an example?

we can not accept any documents which were issued more than 3 months before the date of your visa application has been accepted.
  • Your supporting documents must be 'recent' — it means your docs must have been issued within last 3 months. – revi Apr 15 at 4:46

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