Visa

Visa Types

30 Day Visa on Arrival

90-Days Visa on Arrival - Extendable

90-Days Visa on Arrival - Not Extendable

GCC Residents

Valid Sponsors

Visa Types

Service Visa

  • Duration: 14 days from the date of entry
  • Validity: 14 days from the date of issue


Tourist Visa

  • Duration: long-term visa for 60 days or short-term visa for 30 days from the date of entry, depending upon the visa type
  • Validity: 60 days from the date of issue
  • Prerequisites: Sponsorship from a hotel or tour operator and prearrangement*


Visit Visa

  • Duration: 90 days/30 days from the date of entry, depending upon the visa type
  • Validity: 60 days from the date of issue
  • Prerequisites: Sponsorship from a UAE resident, company or hotel*


Transit Visa

  • Duration: 96 hours
  • Validity: 14 days from the date of issue
  • Prerequisites: This type of visa can only be provided by airlines

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days with a 10-day grace period for extension:

Andorra

Australia

Brunei

Canada

Chile

USA

China

Hong Kong

Ireland

Japan

Kazakhstan

Vatican City

Malaysia

Mauritius

Monaco

New Zealand

Russia

United Kingdom

San Marino

Seychelles

Singapore

Ukraine

   

 

Please note:

Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days from the date of entry with their normal passports

The visa is extendable and the total validity, if extended, would be 60 days from the date of entry

Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months

This visa is considered a multi-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to consume the 30-day visa validity regardless of whether the visa holder is inside or outside the UAE. Any number of days the visa holder stays outside the UAE would be calculated from the 30-day validity of the visa.

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days valid and extendable.

Argentina

Bahamas

Nauru

Solomon Islands

South Korea

 

Please note:

Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days from the date of entry with their normal passports.

The visa is extendable.

Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days with a 10-day grace period for extension:

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

 

Please note:

Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days from the date of entry with their normal passports

The visa is extendable and the total validity, if extended, would be 60 days from the date of entry

Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months

This visa is considered a multi-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to consume the 30-day visa validity regardless of whether the visa holder is inside or outside the UAE. Any number of days the visa holder stays outside the UAE would be calculated from the 30-day validity of the visa.

If you are a national citizen of one of the GCC countries, you don’t need a visa or a sponsor to visit the UAE. However, foreigners accompanying the GCC nationals, or GCC expatriate residents must obtain an online visa upfront before arriving to UAE.

The UAE Ministry of Interior provides an online visa system for expatriates residing in GCC countries and need to visit UAE. The online visa application system also features an online payment method. Upon approval, eVisa will be sent to the applicant registered email.

eChannels system allows individuals from the following categories to apply:

UAE Nationals: The system allows them to apply for the individuals they sponsor.

Expatriate residents in UAE: The system allows them to apply for a visa or entry permit, and to renew or cancel them.

GCC nationals living in the UAE: They can apply for the individuals they sponsor.

Residents of GCC: They can apply for entry permit to the UAE.

Visitors: Prospective visitors may also apply for entry permit/visit visa.

Visitors: Prospective visitors may also apply for entry permit/visit visa.

Note that obtaining the eVisa before you travel to UAE is a must. GCC residents or GCC citizens sponsoring a non-resident or non-citizen will not receive approval for the guest’s application if the sponsor is not accompanying guest upon entry.

UAE nationals, residents, and firms may apply for a new visa or visa renewal through an online smart system UAE eChannels’ under the Ministry of Interior.

Hotels and tourist companies can apply on your behalf for a Service Visa (14 days), Tourist Visa (30 days) or a Visit Visa (90 days)

Other organizations based in the UAE may only apply for Visit Visas and Service Visas.

Individuals (relatives or friends) who are UAE residents may, subject to guidelines, also apply on your behalf for a Visit Visa.If you are coming here to work, you will require a visa that can be obtained on your behalf by your employer or sponsor.