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DPRK tour and visa application procedure

We usually require a minimum of 4 weeks to arrange for DPRK visa , so please apply for tours as early as possible to be sure of getting your application in on time. DPRK visa is provided as a part of any tour application procedure. We do not require original of your Passport to be sent to us.

Documents required for DPRK visa:


1) Tour and Visa online Application Form (press on the right) to be completed in full and electronically transmitted to us by pressing push button as the bottom of the form. Please be sure to include your full passport name and date of birth in the European style (yy/mm/dd).  
Please fill out the online application form.
2) Color photo page of your Passport along with opposite page (good quality) to be scanned and e-mailed to our office before your reservation is confirmed.
3) One color passport size 2"x2" photograph (good quality) to be scanned and e-mailed to our office before your reservation is confirmed.
4) Signed last page only of the Legal Notice, located on the Home page of our website right below "DPRK Profile" push button, to be scanned and e-mailed to our office before your reservation is confirmed.
Please read the whole document carefully. Legal Notice
5) A deposit of $200.00, paid with check, money order or major credit card, is required when booking the tour. Please make credit card payment via PayPal on the right side of Application page (Tour Payment). You need to choose "Deposit" or "Partial Payment" from drop-down list and click "Pay Now" button. For credit card payments on next page enter Description (Deposit or Partial Payment), Amount paid and click Continue. On next page click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" at the bottom. On next page select your Country at the top , enter your Credit Card information, Billing Address, Phone Number and Email. Select "No, I don't want an account now" and press "Pay Now". We will send you payment confirmation right away. Please also send email confirming you have send the payment.

DPRK visas are not stamped into your Passports, but rather given as a separate document at a mandatory pre-tour meeting in our Beijing office one day prior to your tour start date at 4:00PM, so your Passport will not have any indications of your entry to DPRK.

Please note that we cannot confirm you have been accepted for DPRK visa until a week or so before your departure (sometimes earlier). We normally have no problems however it is worth remembering that this is not a typical destination and you might have to make last minute travel changes (in this instance we would of course assist you where possible). During last several years we did not have any cases of individual visa denials. It is basically all or none deal. For example, all tours were canceled in 2008 due to devastating floods in DPRK.

If New Korea Tours cannot arrange visas or for whatever reason it is not possible to travel to DPRK at the specified date (or you cannot make rescheduled dates) - a full refund will be made.

You will require a double or multiple entry Chinese visa. You will need a minimum of 6 months validity in your passport for this. You do not need Chinese visa if you stay in Beijing less than 72 hours before and after the tour. Please let us know if you are planning to utilize 72 hour Beijing visa free transit option.

Picking up your DPRK visa
Once we have confirmed you have been accepted to visit DPRK we will apply on your behalf in Beijing with DPRK embassy. We will confirm your visa was approved from 10 to 7 days prior to your tour. We will meet you at our office in Beijing at the orientation meeting one day prior to your tour's start date. Your DPRK visa and airline tickets will be handed over to you at the meeting after DPRK visa fee and your balance are paid in full.

Payments

Please make credit card tour payment at the right side of this page (Tour Payment). Choose"Deposit", "Partial Payment" or "Full Payment" from drop-down list, then click "Pay Now" button. On next page click "Don't have a Paypal account?" at the bottom, and then follow credit card payment instructions. See detailed payment instructions above.

Deposit of $200.00, paid with check, money order or major credit card, is required at the time of booking the tour. We absorb credit card transaction fee for deposits. Partial payment 60% of the after deposit balance, paid with check, bank wire or major credit card, is due at least 60 days prior to the tour’s start date. Remaining balance is due at the mandatory pre-tour meeting in Beijing office at 4:00 PM (16:00) one day prior to departure to DPRK, paid in cash (USD, Euros or Chinese RMB) only. As a convenience, remaining balance can be prepaid together with partial payment also 60 days in advance. Credit card transaction fees, charged by PayPal, or bank wire fees will be deducted from any payment (except deposit) and net amount received will be reflected in the voucher. There is no surcharge when paid by USD check or money order.

Every tourist will be issued tour voucher indicating itinerary, amount paid and balance outstanding. New Korea Tours can not guarantee that any upgrades or other changes will be honored at the last moment.

Discounts

We offer discounts to children, students, returning tourists and groups of 3 or more that sign together.

Discount Type Amount
Groups of 3-4 signing up together 5% discount
Groups of 5 or more signing up together 10% discount
High School and College Students 5% discount
Children aged 2-12 years old 25% discount
Children under 2 years old Free

Discounts are not available for Budget Tours

Cancellations

$200.00 deposit is refundable with $30.00 refund processing fee. Deposit becomes non-refundable 60 days prior to the tour’s start date if the tourist cancels himself.

Should the customer wish to cancel after partial payment has been paid, it becomes non-refundabe 45 days prior to the tour’s start date. Those who prepaid their tour in full will receive the difference between full and partial payments up to 7 days prior to the tour’s start date. Whithin 7 days prior to the tour’s start date or in case of no-show all money paid will be forfeited.

Please remember that DPRK is not your regular tourist destination, reliable communication is required before the tour. If the customer do not respond to our emails within 5 days, his tour may be canceled, subject to cancelation fees and refund policy above. This will be considered as cancelation by the customer with all applicable penalties. Please check email daily during pre-tour period.

Please be sure that you will definitely be joining the tour when you send your partial payment.

If however New Korea Tours cannot arrange visas or for whatever reason it is not possible to travel to DPRK at the specified time (or you cannot make rescheduled dates) a full refund will be made.

Insurance.

All travelers to DPRK require to obtain Travel Insurance with emergency medical option.
You can purchase travel insurance on your own at your home country or at the pre-tour meeting in Beijing for 300RMB (up to 7 days) or 400RMB (up to 15 days) in cash only. No customer will be taken in DPRK without insurance.

Important information on Visas. We cannot guarantee we can get you DPRK visa or that the tour will not be cancelled; however our contacts in the DPRK give us priority and the best opportunity of visiting this remarkable country. Please be warned that we cannot confirm visa issue until it has been stamped by the DPRK consul in Beijing. If for any reason we cannot get you a visa - New Korea Tours cannot be held liable for the travel and hardship expenses incurred in getting to Beijing. In this case New Korea Tours will issue a full refund of payments made to New Korea Tours.

ITINERARY.
 New Korea Tours will do their best to ensure the itinerary is similar to the one we advertise however if on arrival it changes we cannot be held responsible. Even in the case where we promote 'special occasions' such as Mass Games we cannot guarantee access to the event. We advertise and promote our tours according to the advice given by the Korean International Travel Company (KITC) and their decision is final. We cannot offer refunds for tours once you are in the DPRK. It has to be understood that situations such as this can arise. If this is not acceptable we would advise you not to visit.

INSURANCE.
We cannot be held responsible for any mishap to yourself or your property and in particular any consequence or effects of flight/train cancellation/delay, robbery, sickness, Government intervention or other such happenings. You are advised to insure yourself against any possible risk that may occur and in particular to ensure that sufficient insurance has been obtained in respect of any dependant relatives. It is your responsibility to be covered by insurance which must include adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become too ill to continue. Any claims must be directed to your insurers. We will require you to sign a form stating that you have adequate insurance coverage and that New Korea Tours will not be held liable for any medical expenses you may incur. If you have a medical condition which may affect your health or safety in North Korea you must inform us before visa application.

NOTE: During  pre-tour orientation meeting at our office in Beijing we will require you to sign a form stating that you are not a journalist and that you will not publish anything about your trip. We are sorry to have to insist upon this but at the present time journalists are not permitted to enter the DPRK. If you are a journalist and are interested in traveling to the DPRK then please let us know and we will be sure to let you know of any future opportunities.
 
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