Hassle-Free South Korea Visa from Dubai with Reliable Assistance

Visiting Korea maybe in everybody’s wish-list. How many are really able to visit? Let’s give it a thought… Let’s make it happen!!! Read the below useful details about visa requirements to South Korea from Dubai. Then, if needed don’t think twice to dial Arooha.

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First Step

The benchmark is your passport and which country it belongs to. This is the predominant fact that decides whether you need “pre-arrival visa” or “on arrival visa”.

Check out if your passport belongs to any of the countries listed below: Let’s check with your passport if you are eligible for a “pre-arrival visa” or “on arrival visa”.

Countries that need to obtain visa

Any countries not mentioned below need to obtain a visa for South Korea.

1. Albania 38. Haiti 75. Poland
2. Andorra 39. Honduras 76. Portugal
3. Antigua and Barbuda 40. Hong Kong 77. Qatar
4. Argentina 41. Hungary 78. Romania
5. Australia 42. Iceland 79. Russian Federation
6. Austria 43. Israel 80. Saint Kitts and Nevis
7. Bahamas 44. Italy 81. Saint Lucia
8. Bahrain 45. Jamaica 82. Samoa
9. Barbados 46. Japan 83. San Marino
10. Belgium 47. Kazakhstan 84. Saudi Arabia
11. Botswana 48. Kiribati 85. Serbia
12. Bosnia and Herzegovina 49. Kuwait 86. Seychelles
13. Brazil 50. Latvia 87. Singapore
14. Brunei 51. Lesotho 88. Slovakia
15. Bulgaria 52. Liechtenstein 89. Slovenia
16. Canada 53. Liberia 90. Solomon Islands
17. Chile 54. Lithuania 91. South Africa
18. Costa Rica 55. Luxembourg 92. South Korea
19. Croatia 56. Macao 93. Spain
20. Cyprus 57. Malta 94. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
21. Czech Republic 58. Malaysia 95. Suriname
22. Denmark 59. Marshall Islands 96. Sweden
23. Dominica 60. Mauritius 97. Switzerland
24. Dominican Republic 62. Mexico 98. Taiwan
25. Ecuador 62. Micronesia 99. Thailand
26. El Salvador 63. Monaco 100. Tonga
27. Eritrea 64. Morocco 101. Trinidad and Tobago
28. Estonia 65. Nauru 102. Tunisia
29. Eswatini 66. Netherlands 103. Turkey
30. Finland 67. New Zealand 104. Tuvalu
31. Fiji 68. Nicaragua 105. United Arab Emirates
32. France 69. Norway 106. United Kingdom
33. Germany 70. Oman 107. United States of America
34. Greece 71. Palau 108. Vatican City
35. Grenada 72. Panama
36. Guatemala 73. Paraguay
37. Guyana 74. Peru

Quick Guide to get South Korea Visa

Visa type – Short term visa

Tourist Visa


Business Visa


Transit visa

Airport Transit

South Korea Visa Prices

There is a mandatory non- refundable visa fee that you need to pay when you are applying Korea visa. Visa Fee: 160 AED (Single Entry), 280AED (Double Entry), 360AED (Multiple Entry). Visa fees may vary according to nationality.

Required documents for South Korea Visit visa from Dubai

Original Passport

Along 2 blank Pages issued within less than 10 years and has to be valid for months from the date of return

Company No Objection Certification Letter (NOC)

Original with company stamp: Must include Designation, Start date of Employment, Monthly salary No objection from the company for your travel) 03months Bank Statements (Original or stamped by the bank)

Passport size Photos

white background 2 photographs

UAE Residence Visa

Valid for 3 months the date of return

Daywise schedule of stay

Flight Ticket

Confirmed Return flight ticket

Emirates Identity card

Applicant must be living in UAE for more than 2 years.

Confirmed Hotel Booking

Travel Insurance

South Korea Visa Processing

Processing time: The processing time for the visas vary from 5 working days (not including the date of application)



Provide the relevant documents and payment


Preliminary checking and advices


Type application and prepare relevant documents


Examine the application thoroughly by the visa consultant


Appointment with South Korean embassy to submit your documents and bio-metrics


Phase of Visa Application process


Passport collection


Visa- ready notification

Tips Before Travelling to South Korea

1. Follow certain rules when visiting the DMZ & JSA
No matter which tour you take, remember to bring your passport along in case of inspections. When you visit the DMZ or JSA, dress code is also crucial. So keep in mind not to wear ripped jeans or sandals or even unkempt hair. Your tour can end without prior notice should tension escalate. What is even more important, always ask for permission before taking photos.

2. What to do in Gyeongbokgung Palace
Since this palace can get Disneyworld-level crowded, be sure to get here before 10 am. Gyeongbokgung is open every day of the week except for Tuesday, so plan your visit carefully. Once you get there, you must try to observe the Palace Gate Opening Ceremony and the Guards Changing since they are quite fascinating to watch. Another helpful tip is to get yourself a Gyoengbokgung map of the palace so you can better explore Gyoengbokgung.

3. Visiting Nami Island With K-dramas and reality shows dominating domestic and foreign small screens, this island has risen in popularity, attracting visitors by the millions. You will be wowed by how this small island is able to have all you can possibly wish for a destination. It appears that there is just no best time to visit Namiseom since the island dons a distinct beauty at each turn of the season. As springs welcome you with blooming flowers and crisp, cool air, summers greet you with lush greenery in the island’s hot and humid weather.

4. Learn some Korean phrases beforehand
If you speak in a foreign language to a man, you speak to his mind. But if you speak his mother tongue, you speak to his heart. Even though you can neither speak nor understand Hangeul, the official writing system of Korea, the locals will truly appreciate if you can use a few phrases in their language, like ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’ or ‘hello’. It is also best to bring with you your phone or a phrase book as the majority of signs are written in Korean. Being able to speak Mandarin is definitely an advantage as many Koreans still use the language in everyday conversations.

5. Don’t be offended by the elbow
During your sojourn in Korea, there will be time when you are pushed or shoved. Do not be displeased as this is a common practice here in Korea, a fast-paced country of hasty and diligent workers. In fact, there are even situations that tests their patience further. Having said that, Koreans are generally kind, polite and respectful towards others, especially the elderly.

6. Korea, a skincare heaven
Supposing you forget your favorite moisturizers or beloved lotion, you need not fret as skincare stores abound in Korea. Another noteworthy thing about Koreans, they take their beauty regiment very seriously. Men applying cosmetics is not an uncommon sight here. Therefore, Seoul or Busan is littered with skincare shops or beauty store, even in the subway station. There are foreign as well as domestic brands for you to choose from. So if you are in need of a skincare fix, shopping in South Korea is a must for you.

7. Korea, a land of wi-fi
Not only does Korean possess the fastest Internet connection in the world, at 28.6 Mbit/s to be exact, it is also the promised land for social network lovers, as there is wi-fi almost everywhere. There is wi-fi coverage relatively everywhere you go in Korea, in shops or even on the metro system. Most of the time, it is free. However, there are places that charge for internet access via wi-fi.

8. How to tip in Korea
In fact, you do not have to tip in South Korea. With many unspoken but widely agreed upon rates of tipping, around 18-20% for an exceptionally good service, many visitors are taken aback by this practice. As opposed to North America, where tipping is expected, you do not have leave a tip in Korean nor do servers expect you to. With this knowledge, you will be able to have a much more affordable trip to Korea.

Frequently asked Questions

How many days will my visa process take?

It may take anywhere between 7 to 10 working days after the application is handed over to the embassy for short nationalities.

Do children below the age of 18 need to be accompanied by parents?

Yes, children below the age of 18 years need to be accompanied by their parents or elders. With a NOC letter from both parents stating that they have no issues for the travel. Attaching the passport copies to the child’s application.

What if my passport is older than and 10 years, can I still apply for a visa?

No, you will not be able to apply for a visa with a passport which is older than 10 years as the embassy will not be able to enter it in their systems.

Will I be able to pull my passport back during the process?

Yes, only if you are a pilot, cabin crew or a frequent business flyer you will need to show your other travel itinerary and can travel and submit your passport when your visa is ready for stamping.

Is the visa fee refunded in case of rejection?

No, the visa fee is non-refundable in case of rejection as granting the visa is purely on the discretion of the embassy.

What if visa got delayed due to embassy?

You will receive a receipt which has the embassy number you can call and check if they need any additional documents.

Is insurance mandatory to get visa?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory as it is for your own safety. If you get injured or any natural calamity occurs during your trip your insurance covers you for the above.

Hotel booking is required?

Yes, hotel booking is one of the main criteria for a visa application. Without which your visa will not be processed.