Korean VISA Application: Is BPI Payroll Account Accepted?

Wondering if a payroll account can be used to apply for a tourist VISA in Korean Embassy?

It was the same concern I was seeking clarification since last month ’til I finally took the courage to apply for a tourist VISA without getting a definite answer.

It’s actually a YES

Though I have a personal savings account, I decided to use my payroll card instead.

I use it often for both deposit and withdrawal transactions. In short, it’s more active than my passbook.

Some netizens and bloggers recommend using an account with less withdrawal transactions, so I’m kinda hesitant at first, but I still tried. After all, my payroll account is also a savings account.

Don’t Be Afraid To Use Such

I’m confident with this statement because I was approved using it even though mine has a long list of withdrawal and debit transactions.

My payroll account from BPI is an ATM-based savings [the blue one].

I had no problem getting a bank certification. If curious, my total declared balance for VISA application was 43,000 pesos and the ADB [Average Daily Balance] was around PHP6,000.00.

I had no problem getting a bank statement too. I got it together with the certification within the day or during visit.

Lastly, the consul who received my documents didn’t reject the papers from BPI. She skimmed them and gave me a claim stub immediately.

Check this page for tips on how to fill out the application.


  1. By Grace Reprado on

    Hi, does your bank statement covers the 3 month required period? Because the one I got from BPI Binondo covers only 75 days (Mar 1-May15).


  2. By Yerim on

    Hi! I know that this post was old but this is also my concern regarding my Korean visa application. I would like to ask if do you think LandBank Savings Account (payroll) can also be used in my VISA application? Thank you!


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