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 email@example.com 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 then fill out the online visa application form which will then be submitted electronically.|
|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!|
|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. Make sure you compress files before sending (no larger than 200kb please!)|
|Once you have informed us whether or not you require a single room for the trip (see tours page for costs) we will send you an invoice so that you can pay the 50% deposit|
|Make sure you have a double entry visa for China. It is possible for the Chinese Embassy in DPRK to issue a tourist re-entry visa but you will need a minimum of 6 months validity in your passport for this as well as a blank page and printed confirmation of all your China hotel bookings and flights.
Please note that it is now possible to visit Beijing with no visa for up to 72 hours (for most western nationalities) if you have an onward ticket to another international destination from Beijing. This policy enables travellers to come to Beijing to start the tour with no Chinese visa (we can send a copy of the DPRK plane ticket to you in advance). If you return from the DPRK to Beijing by plane then you can again transit with no visa for up to 72 hours if you have an onward ticket (which must be from Beijing, must be to an international destination, and must be direct – you cannot fly for example from Beijing to Guangzhou and then abroad, this is not considered to be in transit and would require a Chinese visa). If you enter China by train from the DPRK then you will need a Chinese 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.