The Jakarta Post
South Korea's online visa application is applicable to MICE travelers. (Shutterstock/Ragma Images)
Starting June 28, Indonesian citizens who plan to travel to South Korea for a definite purpose, such as for meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE), are able to apply for e-visas, according to a statement released by the South Korean Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday.
These visa applications are only applicable to those traveling to South Korea in groups of at least five people and can be accessed online.
Group applicants need to indicate that they plan to go to South Korea together for the same purpose and on the same date, flying with the same airline.
According to a statement, this online visa application allows those who live outside Jakarta, such as in Surabaya, Medan and Makassar, to apply for a South Korean visa from their cities without the need of traveling to the capital.
In addition to e-visa applications for MICE travelers, the South Korean Embassy also shared that it would implement a group visa program for leisure travelers starting July 19, allowing the application to be processed within three days. The program would also be applicable to those traveling in groups of at least five people and it is to be available through 44 authorized travel agencies, including Smailing Tour, Golden Rama, Panorama, Dwidaya Tour and others.
Indonesian citizens who apply for South Korean visas under the aforementioned arrangements are no longer required to include their financial statements. (jes/kes)