Korea will implement a new type of Visa for people who want to fulfill dream of being an idol in Korea, know everything about the Hallyu Visa.
If you dream of being an idol then maybe you can have an easier way to achieve your goals now that Korea will create a new type of Visa for those who want to dedicate themselves to entertainment, how will it work? Here’s everything you need to know.
Thanks to the popularization of K-dramas and K-Pop groups internationally, Korea also became a very popular country. There is no doubt that tourism in this nation has grown a lot thanks to fans from all over the world who want to know more about South Korea for their favorite idols and actors.
For many it is a dream to visit Korea for at least a few days and see in person the big K-Pop agencies, the most famous spots, restaurants and more that we have even seen in series or that our favorite Korean stars visit. There are several ways to travel to this country.
But we know that around the planet, there are also K-Pop fans who actually have the dream of becoming idols. Surely for them, it would be great to sing and dance in an idol group like all those of whom they are followers. And perhaps this was sometimes possible with Korean Pop agency auditions in various countries.
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Although soon, many fans will be able to travel and live in Korea to train as trainees and maybe later debut in an idol group or have a solo career, know all about the Hallyu Visa that will allow you to be a K-Pop trainee in Korea.
All about the Hallyu Visa that will allow you to be a K-Pop trainee in Korea regardless of your nationality
Korea will implement a new type of Visa with a longer validity than that of tourist and equal to that of student but without being precisely student. This document has been nicknamed Hallyu Visa and will be especially launched for those who want to become K-Pop trainees, that is, they will study dance, singing and acting during their stay in the country.
This visa will be valid for two years, which is really great, so if you want to be an idol, actor/actress you can prepare in Korea for this.
What is needed to obtain a Hallyu Visa?
For now there are not all the complete requirements to process a Hallyu Visa since the complete information will be released in March 2023. For now, the only condition is to enroll or be enrolled in one of the academies with accreditation from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea.
Who Can Apply For Hallyu Visa?
To qualify for the Hallyu visa, applicants must have the following:
- Visa Application: Make sure to fill out your visa application completely.
- Passport Photo: You’ll need a recent color photo with 3.5 x 4.5cm dimensions.
- Passport: Bring your original passport.
- Confirmation of Visa Issuance Number: This number is issued by the local immigration office in Korea. For more details, visit the immigration website at http://www.immigration.go.kr.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s the purpose of the Hallyu Visa?
To draw global cultural talents and support the Korean Wave and the pandemic-hit culture and music industry.
What impact will the Hallyu Visa have?
It’s expected to attract foreign talents and influencers interested in Korea, boosting Korean culture’s global reach.
Who is eligible for the Hallyu Visa?
Applicants planning to stay longer than 90 days in South Korea for entertainment-related education.
The visa programs are expected to launch in the coming months. The government plans to promote it through various channels, including social media and international events.