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Explore various visa types for the UAE. Learn about eligibility requirements and application procedures

Do I need a visa to the UAE?

How to get a visa to UAE?

In order to enter the UAE, a visa will be required. On arrival in the airport you will be able to apply for a 30-day visa if you are a citizen of the following countries:

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China (including Hong Kong), Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican.

For citizens of the following countries a multiple entry long-stay visa is issued for a period of 90 days. The visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issue and the maximum stay is 90 days. Citizens of these countries can also apply for a pre-arranged visitor visa if they have fully utilized their 90-day visa upon arrival.

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden Switzerland, Uruguay.

A 180-day visa can be obtained by citizens of Mexico.

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Before traveling to the UAE, you should check visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa, if applicable, or your passport is valid for a minimum period of time. If you have a non-standard passport or travel document, there may be different entry requirements. Be sure to check if you need to apply for a visa and other passport requirements.

As of April 29, 2016, Gulf residence permit holders will be required to apply for a UAE visa prior to arrival in Dubai.

From May 1, 2017, Indian nationals holding a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and a visitor's visa or green card issued by the US with a validity of at least six months, or having EU or British residency status, can obtain a visa on arrival for up to 14 days for an additional fee.

To visit the UAE you must have a separate passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of the tour. Children entered in their parents' passports are not allowed to enter.

What are the different types of tourist visas to the UAE?

Tourist short-term
  • Single entry for 30 days, renewable
  • Multiple-entry for 30 days, renewable
Tourist long-term
  • Single entry for 60 days, renewable
  • Multiple-entry for 60 days, renewable

What are the popular types of visas that can be issued in the UAE?

touristic visa
Investment visa
Work visa
Work visa
Visitor visa
Visitor visa
Patient Visa
Patient Visa
Can I apply for a visa online?

Now it is easier and more convenient to apply for a visa thanks to the online system. Simply fill in the required information, attach the necessary documents and pay the visa fee online via the Internet. There is no need to send documents by e-mail or visit the office in person. When your application is approved, you will receive an e-visa to your email.

Is it possible to extend my visa through you?

In the UAE, tourist visas can be extended after entry twice, each time for 30 days. To renew, you need to fill in an application form and pay a fee of AED 1060, which can be done online. So, it is now even easier and more convenient to extend your UAE vacation!

If my visa is approved, does that mean I will be allowed entry?

The border control decides whether or not to let people into the country after checking your documents at the airport.

My passport will expire soon. Can I get a visa?

The UAE Government Immigration Control Authority requires all nationals to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry when they enter the country. If your passport expires before 6 months, you should renew it before applying for a visa and visiting the UAE.

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