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Korea/japan tourist Visa for a filipina living in hcmc

Hi im a filipina who just recently moved to Ho Chi Minh. I dont have a job yet but I'm planning to travel to South Korea or Japan for the holidays. Anyone know how to get a Visa without me going back to the philippines to apply for one? And what documents do I need to comply?

Any help like references on traveling agencies would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Why don't you just go to the respective consulates and ask them?  It is likely that they each have at least a few English speaking employees.   Korea is on Nguyen Du and Japan is on Dien Bien Phu.

Thanks for the info. Google told me that as well. What you seem to misunderstand is the fact that I dont need a generic answer that anyone who has read a google page can give me. What I was asking for were real experiences people had when applying for a visa for Japan and Korea. My country has a high visa rejection rate and I want to make sure I can do everything I can to make sure I get accepted. So please, if you plan on telling me I should go to the consulate, do not bother replying. However, if you have experienced the situation I am in right now I would highly appreciate any feedback regarding that.

Suit yourself.  For myself, I always prefer information "straight from the horse's mouth."

I have lived in other parts of Asia and have worked there. Straight from the horses mouth? Are you serious? You better be a good teacher because other than that you have no idea how the rest of Asia works for ASIAN people. Just because you think you know something doesnt mean that you do. So why dont you stop commenting useless things on here and try to impress others with your "knowledge".
If you really knew something about that you might FOR ONCE write something useful.

Thank you so much.   :kiss:

Tsk.   ..revealing the 'real' problem..?

Sorry Ghia, but Thig is only (trying to) help you.

While I agree with your attempt to gain from the knowledge
of others who might well have more (um, 'diverse experience')
it is also a sad fact that any 'Agency', company or even
(especially) any individual will have a bias of either personal
problems from gender, race, religion, or class  ..(etc).... 

Then we have the known underlying motive of money or an
'unresolved issue'..?  so many others here seem to have. 

Could you consider using anonymity to get the required info.
from (any) consulate, who are by definition objective and
without personal interest or reward?   Sure, Go Ogle tells
what it knows, but is also (often) not up-to-date or misinformed. 

I know from my own (in)experience in trying to obtain a visa
from the usual 'vested interests' who openly advertise their
desire to 'go the extra mile' - for double the price!   (I didn't)

Yes, you are Filipino and know how 'Justice' doesn't work
in the real world, so I approve of your seeking to correlate
and cross-reference (all?) the inside info.   But be kind enough
(to your self) to consider the many expats offering their own
views often earned the hard way..?   Yes, it is a question.

Not everyone is out to get you

The crime is in the motive: not the means

Hi Ghia,

Unfortunately we are all finding out how "Asia works".   If there is an area of doubt with anything they will decline in the hope that you will "grease" some palms with a few pieces of silver to have the matter "undeclined" if you get the drift.

The issue of your country having a high rejection rate won't help your case either.

Assuming you haven't been knocked back already,,,why don't you simply walk into those Embassy's and collect any forms, enquire as to the procedure and have a crack at it.  What have you got to lose..?

If it's declined,,then maybe suggest an interview with a senior staff member and start "talking business".

Good luck Ghia

I know you didn't want an answer or suggestion that involved going into the Embassy/Consulate.

BUT,  be very careful about finding someone who can get things "fixed". 😉.     There's any number of people here that all claim to know how to get things "done" ,,take your coffee money and then can't deliver.

I have no doubt I can walk out my door right now and find a taxi driver that will say he can get me a Visa to Mars.   These clowns will say anything for the coffee money.

If your planning to sneak in the back door or climb through a window,,all your doing is reinforcing the dodgy reputation your country has got with regard to getting entry to certain countries.

Just another tip..if your planning something illegal DONT PUT YOUR PHOTO ON A PUBLIC FORUM.

You'd be surprised who reads this stuff and where they work.

Yogi007
1. I am looking for a Filipino who has had the experience I am describing.
2. My country might have a bad reputation, does not mean I am doing something illegal or am a bad person.
3. I just want open-minded people who are Asian more specifically Filipino to answer my question. I did not expect or want a white person who, no offense, seems to feel entitled in some way to answer a question he knows nothing about. Please do not take it the wrong way I am sure you get things easier because people look at your outside and think here comes an educated, bright person (we all know different due to the fact you replied in such a way). No worries, I am sure you couldn't help yourself. Please have a nice evening and before you judge someone without knowing anything or about them or their situation ask yourself this question: Am I really being helpful?

Hi Bazza,

Thanks for the info but I think most of the people here misunderstood what I mean about being sure on getting a visa.  I dont wanna do it under the table or try to do a shortcut. All I wanna do is go on a holiday. Can't a girl just get a break? I just wanna ask people (asians) if they have a hard time getting one from a different country.

Ouch......Yogi is sad now.😂

How come Bazza got " Hi Bazza" and I got just Yogi.    I thought his first line of reply was pretty good.

Ah well ,,all good.

Seriously, if I were in your position I would contact a Philippine travel agency that specialises in Japan & Korean travel.  They may have  the inside running on the best procedure to take.
OR
Maybe go thru the Japan & Korean Embassy's in Manilla for advice , and then submit your application here supported by whatever they can provide.

Again, anyone here can say they'll help for a price.  But in most cases they are bullshitters and can't deliver, but they'll take your coffee money.  Besides they know your moving on anyway .

Good luck with it and maybe give the above a try.

By the way...Yogi's a big fan of the Pac Man.

"Can't a girl just get a break?"

Nope!
           Not until you change.   Your mindset.

It's not a competition.   The mirror (or the sword?)

Works both ways.

It is choice, not chance that decides y/our destiny...

..so choose which integrity you prefer...

Yogi has just reached for the Pop Corn.

..but I have the franchises covered...     :cool:

Ghia :

Hi Bazza,

Thanks for the info but I think most of the people here misunderstood what I mean about being sure on getting a visa.  I dont wanna do it under the table or try to do a shortcut. All I wanna do is go on a holiday. Can't a girl just get a break? I just wanna ask people (asians) if they have a hard time getting one from a different country.

So there you have it.  She will only accept advice from Asians.  We should simply stand by and wait for her first Filipino countryman to respond to her original post which has been up for four days now.

"3. I just want open-minded people who are Asian more specifically Filipino to answer my question."

Agreed, Thig.
                        Sadly(?)  those open-minded people selected
for inclusion are equally unlikely to suffer from xenophobia.

An Asian asking for (only) Asians on an Expat forum
begs the real question of just how specific..?

How long is a piece of string stuff, I suspect...    Leave it alone.

Many are working to cure planned ignorance and deliberate stupidity

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