Thinking about applying? Great – here’s what to do next:

1.  Complete the application form found on the “Tours” page
2.  Send the following information to:

  • Completed application form
  • Colour scan of passport photo ID page
  • Separate colour photo

3. Sit back and Relax – we’ll do the rest!

If you have any questions at any time, please get in touch!

Please also note the following:

i) No worries – we will not need your physical passport at any time in the application process.

ii) Your application will be acknowledged by email within 24 hours including information on the next steps.

iii) We will start your DPRK tourist visa application process around 6-8 weeks prior to your tour. You have two choices with regards to visa collection:

The easiest and most used option is to collect the visa in Beijing. For group tour customers, you will receive it at the JTS pre-tour meeting on the evening prior to travel. For private tour customers, you will receive it when you meet our KITC partner for the pre-tour meeting, which can be arranged at a time and place to suit you.

The alternative is to collect your visa from your local DPRK Embassy prior to departing your home country. Please contact us for a list of DPRK Embassies overseas. If collecting the visa from your local DPRK Embassy, there is more paperwork to fill in and you will also need to provide 2 x passport photos. Processing fees depend on the country. We can fill you in on the detailed process upon request.

iv) If travelling by Air Koryo, your e-tickets will be sent in advance by email. If travelling by train and / or Air China, your tickets will be given to you in Beijing prior to departure at the pre-tour meeting.

v) The booking fee is required to be paid around sixty days prior to departure by international bank transfer. The remaining tour balance is settled in cash at the pre-tour meeting in Beijing.

vi) Regardless of which type of tour you take, all customers attend a pre-tour meeting in Beijing prior to departure. For group tour customers, this usually takes place on the evening prior to the start of the tour and also includes a complimentary welcome meal where you can meet your fellow travellers. More information on the pre-tour meeting is given in the tour itinerary. For private tour customers, you will meet our KITC Beijing Partner at a mutually agreed place and time. At the pre-tour meeting, we will recap on the do’s and don’ts of the tour, run through the itinerary and answer any last minute questions you may have. 

Chinese Visa Requirements

Kindly note that JTS is not responsible for customers’ Chinese visa requirements and this is to be arranged separately by the customer. 

Please visit our Chinese 72 hour transit visa page for more information.

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