I have been denied for a South Korean visa and I am sad but not broken. I know exactly why I am sad, it’s all because I paid for our trip with a regular rate and not a promo fare. I know that I shouldn’t be denied for our application. But then I am aware that I might be denied for some various reasons
The reason for my denial was “You failed to prove the purpose of entry to Korea” Whatever that means! they should tell me the reason why they concluded it. Does that mean they think we are poor enough to travel? Or I have that super strict consul processing our application
Anyway, here are some details of my application just in case we’re in the same situation in some ways. You might learn a thing on how you should proceed with your own visa application process.
First of all, here’s my status: I’m a probational employee in the Philippines ( I am in an Academe so I need to wait 3 years before regularization), without an invitation from a Korean. So my requirements are basically under the “For Employees” list. (See Visa Requirements for Different Categories)
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a “GUIDE” for applying for a South Korean visa. This post only shares the experience and frustrations I have been through processing our supposed to be Vacation Trip and only a reference purposes just in case you are in similar situation.