Important Notice : Please Note that
visa regulations are changed on a regular basis depends
on UAE governments,
PlacesTours cannot be liable for any information that could
have been changed since we checked it. It is the responsibility
of each passport holder to check the different conditions
of entry to the desired country.
VISIT VISA UPDATE 31/03/03
The Cabinet has decided to reduce the visit visa period
for citizens of 33 countries who are allowed to enter the
UAE without a prior visa to one month non-renewable instead
of three months.
The decision includes citizens from France, Italy, Germany,
the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus,
Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra,
San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong
Citizens of the UK (with right of abode in the UK) will
be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in
the UAE: Passports will be stamped with the visit visa
as you pass through Immigration at any airport in the
UAE. Although the visa may be stamped for 30 days, it
entitles the holder to stay in the country for 60 days
and may be renewed once for an additional period of 30
days for a fee of Dh500.
Except for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council who
do not require a visa and nationalities automatically entitled
to visit visas on entry, all other visitors who wish to
stay longer than 14 days in the UAE (see Entry Service
Permit below) must obtain a visit visa in advance through
a sponsor. The sponsor can be your travel agency, your
hotel, the company or department with which you are doing
business in the UAE, or an individual (eg. a relative or
friend resident in the UAE).
In order to complete your application,
your sponsor will require your date of arrival, flight
details, and a photocopy of the first few pages of your
passport, which should be valid for at least three months.
Please note that holders of British Overseas Citizens
Passport who do not have the right of abode in the UK do
need visas to enter the UAE.
This special category of visit visa is available for individual
tourists from East and West Europe who are not entitled
to be issued with a visa on arrival, as well as visitors
from Thailand, South Africa and China. The tourist visa,
which must be sponsored by hotels and tour operators, entitles
its holder to a 30-day stay and is non-renewable.
Entry Service Permit
An entry service permit (sometimes referred to as a 14-day
stay) is available to businessmen and tourists. The permit
must be sponsored by a company or commercial establishment
or a hotel licensed to operate within the UAE. The visa,
which is non-renewable, is valid for 14 days from the date
of issue and the duration of stay is 14 days from date
of entry, exclusive of arrival and departure days.
If you are flying to or from Europe or the United States,
to Asia or Africa and passing through UAE airports, you
can obtain a special 96-hour transit visa. You must be
sponsored by an airline operating in the UAE and you must
have a valid ticket for your onward flight. Your travel
documents will be stamped with an entry seal and there
is no charge for this visa
Multiple Entry Visa
An option for business visitors who are frequent visitors
to the UAE and who have a relationship with a reputable
company in the UAE. Valid for six months from date of issue,
each visit must not exceed 30 days in total.
German citizens (both tourists and business visitors)
may apply to the UAE embassy in Germany for one or two
year multiple-entry visa. No sponsor is required. The maximum
duration of stay should not exceed three months a year.
US citizens may apply to the UAE embassy in the US for
one to ten year multiple-entry visas. A sponsor is required
and the visa will be granted free of charge. The maximum
duration of stay should not exceed six months per visit.
To obtain a visa from a UAE embassy, you will need the
Duplicate application form
Letter or fax from the sponsor in the UAE to the embassy
A letter from the applicant’s company plus photocopy
Please apply for your visa at
least 7 days prior to your arrival. Please notice that
Thursdays and Fridays are the days in UAE that the government
does not work.
For urgent tourist visa you will need to apply at least two working days prior
to your arrival.
To process your visa, please fill the
Application Form and send it to us by pressing Submit button. You will
find this application form ------ Visa Application
You will also need to send us
your passport photocopy (the page(s) that contains your
photography, Name, Surname, Passport Number, expiry date)
by e-mail to: email@example.com in
gif or jpg format. Please do not send us bmp file format.
After submitting your visa request we will send you confirmation
Important Instruction: We will be sending you
by fax or an e-mail a copy of your visa as soon as obtained
and upon arrival at UAE airport proceed to visa counter
and present the copy of your visa and the original visa
will be given to you and you can proceed to immigration
counter for verification of your documents. After leaving
the country, you have to fax us or send by e-mail the
copy of your passport that has the exit stamp in the
immigration of Dubai/UAE , as a proof that you have left
the country otherwise certain penalties will apply.
Very important! If you are going
to leave UAE not by plane, please inform us about that
fact. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to contact us by phone, fax or e-mail.
- VISA CHARGES
Please be informed
that visa fees are not refundable once applied to