Australian Embassy Seoul

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The Australian Embassy in South Korea is based in Seoul. There is also an Australian Honorary Consulate based in the same city. Their role is not only limited to offering bilateral diplomatic representation and looking after the interest of the Australian nationals in South Korea, but they also offer consular services and statements, visa and passport application, legislation of documents and many more. Other services offered by the Australian Embassy Seoul include, but not limited to:

  • Advice on legal issues
  • Advice to Koreans on travel safety within Australia, including information on local laws, safety and customs
  • General advice on the practicalities of daily life in Australia; how to find a doctor or dentist, the mobile phone network, and getting involved with the local Australian community.

Visa application at the Australian Embassy Seoul

Australian visa application forms, information forms and booklets can be downloaded directly from the Embassy’s official website as PDF file. To make a visa application at the Australian Embassy in Seoul, you’ll need to properly lodge the application form, pay up the applicable visa application charge then lodge the documents. There are numerous types of visas that are available to South Koreans who would wish to travel to Australia. They include:

1. Travel visa: Passport holders from South Korea will be required to have a valid Australian Travel Visa to visit Australia either for tourism or business purposes.

2. Work Visa: 18 – 45 years olds from South Korea are able to apply for a Work Visa to Australia. The successful applicants can travel and even work there either temporarily or permanently.

3. Student Visas: It is a mandatory for anyone from South Korea who wishes to study in Australia to obtain an appropriate Student visa prior to commencing any other course.

4. Family Visa: The Australian Embassy Seoul provide partners, spouses, parents, children and relatives of Australian citizens and permanent residents the opportunity of migration from South Korean to Australia.

Other visa types include; Visitor Visa, Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa, Medical Treatment Visa, Student Guardian Visa, Training and Research Visa, Working Holiday Visa, and Electronic Travel Authorities.

When lodging your application documents, it is important that you submit all the documentation in support of your application at the time you apply for the visa.

Depending on your intended activities in Australia, your age, the length of time you intend to stay in Australia or any other circumstances relevant to the state of your health, the embassy may require that you undergo a chest x-ray and/or a medical examination before your visa application is processed and approved.

Passports

Australia’s modern Electronic Visa System protocols do not require any South Korean resident who wishes to travel to Australia to have a visa label placed in his/her passport to confirm his/her immigration status and entitlements in Australia. Normally applicants, whose Visas have been approved can check their visa status and conditions at the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

If you currently hold an Australian visa and have obtained a new passport, then you’ll need to inform the Embassy of your passport details. Should your new passport have a different name, or date of birth, please also include a copy of all the bio-details page of your old passport as well as related evidence of the alteration such as an Identification Certificate.

During a visa application, unless where stated that the original document is required, all documents must be copies (except the police certificates) of originals, but must be accompanied by an English translation that is properly notarised by a Notary Public.

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Address and Contacts

  • Address: 19th Fl, Kyobo Building, 1 Jongno 1-Ga, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Telephone: 02 2003 0100
  • Online: http://www.southkorea.embassy.gov.au/seol/home.html