SOUTH KOREA VISA GUIDELINES FOR ITR/FORM 2316 REQUIREMENT AND ITR EXEMPTION

  1. All Annual Income Tax Return (ITR) or Form 2316 must be with BIR/BIR Authorized Agent “RECEIVED”or BIR “CERTIFIED TRUE COPY” stamp
  2. If stamps cannot be obtained from your Revenue District Office (RDO), you may submit a copy of the Alphalist or Transmittal Letter with BIR stamp together with your ITR/Form 2316
  3. If applicant is a Minimum Wage Earner (MWE), Overseas Contract Worker (OCW) or otherwise exempt from paying taxes under the National Internal Revenue Code or other laws, you may secure a Certification from BIR to that effect.
  4. Visa Applicants who have traveled as tourist to Korea at least once within 5 years could be exempt from submitting ITR copy
  5. Visa Applicants who have traveled as tourist to the OECD member countries within 5 years could be exempt from submitting ITR copy

LIST OF OECD MEMBER COUNTRIES:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan**
Korea, South
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States

** Holders of Japan Visa shall NOT be exempt from submitting ITR copy

  • Regardless of the above-mentioned required documents, more additional documents or ITR can be requested after review of the submitted documents
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