Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Update – current visa processing time – Visitor, Temporary Work and Student

We would like to advise that we are receiving an increasing number of visitor, temporary work and student visa applications as we head into the peak holiday period.  As a result, the current average processing times for following visa types in the Seoul and Tokyo offices are:

 Visitor Visa

   8 working days

 Temporary Work (Short Stay) visa

   5 working days

 Student and Guardian visa

   2 weeks

We strongly recommend applicants lodge their visa applications well in advance of their proposed travel dates to allow for plenty of time for visa processing.

We also kindly remind applicants of how we will respond to requests for expedited visa processing. Please see: Urgent Processing

Information on the average processing time will continue to be posted on our website.


Last updated 17/03/2017