All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.


Applicants can drop off visa applications only on your scheduled appointment day. If you drop off your visa applications at one of Ilyang Logis’ offices on a date other than your scheduled appointment date, your application will be returned, and your delivery fees will not be refunded.


Select here to learn more about certain individual petition-based visa applicants who are now eligible for waiver of interview.

Important Note: This policy is not applicable to Blanket L, O, Q, R visa applicants who are applying at U.S. Embassy in Seoul.


Effective February 14, 2022, the premium delivery service fees for your passport and documents will increase from 14,000 KRW to 18,000 KRW.


Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months. This policy is in effect until December 31, 2022. This change will allow consular officers to continue processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications while limiting the number of applicants who must appear at a consular section, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other applicants and consular staff. Travelers are encouraged to review the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for detailed information on what services are currently available as well as eligibility information and instructions on applying for a visa without an interview.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


The U.S. Mission to South Korea understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We have worked diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. Please rest assured that the U.S. Mission will the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for updates on the Mission’s visa operations.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for South Korea. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in South Korea.