The following information tells you how to apply for your North Korean visa! We ask for all documents to be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of tour departure (in some circumstances this can be shortened so please do contact us if you are unsure).
*If you are signing up for a trip together with other people then you will need to fill out separate forms for each applicant. When applying, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who you are travelling with and also whether or not you would like to be invoiced separately or individually.
|Check your passport is up to date (and will have at least 6 months validity at the time of the trip) and then fill out the online visa application form which will then be submitted electronically.|
|We will confirm receipt and then send you an invoice so that you can pay the 50% deposit (this is made via bank transfer to our multicurrency account in Hong Kong – we will send all necessary details). We need this deposit before we can make any bookings or apply for the visa|
|Next, please scan and email us a copy of the ID page of your passport (in colour, double page) – please make sure this is the same passport you used for the online application! If you don’t have access to a scanner, a clear photo will be fine.|
|Please also send us via email a passport photo ideally in JPG or PDF format. This must be a clear, recent photo and in colour, or the visa authorities will reject it. Again, if you don’t have a scanner then take a selfie but must be in passport photo style!|
All tour participants on a tour to the DPRK need a double entry visa for China. An exception to this rule is the 72 hour Chinese visa waiver system which has been in place since January 2013 which allows tourists to enter Beijing with no visa provided they have proof that they will be departing directly to an international destination within 72 hours. Read more information regarding your visa..
|Unless you have specified otherwise, the visa will be issued and collected on your behalf in Beijing – we use the passport copy and photo for this, we do not need your actual passport at any time.|
IMPORTANT – We require travellers on ALL tours to come to our office at 4PM (16:00) on the day before departure for a tour briefing and the final visa preparations regardless of whether you have had the visa issued overseas or not. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting then please let us know as early as possible and alternative arrangements can be made. We will need about 1.5 hours of your time at this point. This applies to both group & independent tours.