All you need to know about 6 months UAE Visa

August 20th, 2022 Updated

If you are one of those who constantly keep wondering how to spend more than 3 months in UAE? Is 6 month visa available in UAE ? If available how to obtain 6 month UAE visa ? The answer is yes, if you are an entrepreneur, investor, a genius professional or a braniac student, you are the lucky few who can get a 6 month UAE visit visa. If you are not any of the above mentioned types, you still can stay for 6 months in UAE by approaching a local tourism firm for a no exit visa extension which gives you 6 month in total


A breakdown of the 06 month UAE visa

For easy understanding the 6 month UAE visa has been
categorised to 2 types

A 6 month UAE visit visa for special category of visitors

An official spokesperson from the FAIC (Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship) stated on 17 July 2019 that UAE visitors can renew their 6 month multiple entry visit visa for an additional 6 months by applying through the Ministry of Interior e-channels system.

Source : Gulf news


Individuals who are willing to apply for this visa need to be either an investor, entrepreneur, a genius professional or braniac student who is considering a long-term residency visa in the UAE. The purpose of the 6 month multiple entry visa is to give them a chance to explore the local UAE environment and begin their paperwork for a long-term visa

How to apply & Process

  • 1. Submit the application via the immigration system(Echannels)
  • 2. Application received by immigration officer
  • 3. Checking all documentations and return of application if any defects
  • 4. Include the application if documents are complete
  • 5. End of process

Documents Required

  • Dependent passport
  • Colored photo
  • Bank letter proving deposit
  • 3 years bank deposit of 10,000,000 AED
  • Attested company establishment contract
  • A share of 10,000,000 AED proof or 6,000,000 AED if there is another real estate investment worth 6,000,000 AED
  • Certified financial auditing company report
  • Documents proving investments are not loaned or mortgaged
  • Real estate registration department
  • Documents proving the real estate is not loaned or mortgaged
  • Proof of long-term residency eligibility for Entrepreneurs-Special Students

6 month visit visa cost

1150 AED


The six month multiple entry visa provides the holder with a stay of 6 months which can be renewed one time for an additional 6 months. If the holder takes an extension they can stay a total of 1 year in UAE with the month multiple entry visa.

B 6 month UAE visit visa for normal travelers

We have categorised normal travelers in to 3 types below. As the article progresses we will discuss how travelers belonging to these categories can get a 6 month UAE visa.

  • 30 days on arrival nationals
  • 90 days on arrival nationals
  • Prepaid /pre-arranged visa nationals

On arrival nationals are exempted from making any advance visa arrangements as their passports are stamped with a free 30 day visit visa during arrival at any of UAE's airports. The nationals who are eligible for this 30 day on arrival visa are:

Andorra Australia Brunei
Canada China Hong Kong, China
Japan Kazakhstan Macau, China
Malaysia Mauritius Monaco
New Zealand Republic of Ireland San Marino
Singapore Ukraine United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
United States of America Vatican City

The 30 day on arrival visa also has a grace period of 10 days. Most on arrival visa holders extend their stay by doing an Oman visa run which is quite a time consuming process. Other easier options to stay longer is to use visa change without exit service or apply for a prepaid UAE visa before arrival. You have 2 options in which you can extend your stay in UAE:

  • 1. Secure a 90 day prepaid tourist visa with us before your travel. This 90 day on arrival visa has a grace period of 10 days which gives you a total of 100 days in the UAE. On the 95th day of your stay we can provide you with a new 90 day visa without exit.
  • 2. You can obtain the free on arrival visa stamped in the airport. With the grace period, you have a total of 40 days in UAE. On the 38th day of your stay we can provide you with a new visa that can be obtained without you exiting the country.

Document required

Clear color scan passport copy
Clear color recent photograph


If choosing option 1, the 6 month visa charge for 30 days on arrival nationals will be 3100 AED. The first prepaid visa will cost 850 AED and the second 90 day visa without exit will cost 2250 AED.

How long it takes

The prepaid UAE visit visa may take 24 to 48 hours to process whereas the UAE visa without exit will take between 48 to 72 hours. The operating days for visa issuing are Sunday to Thursday

Individuals who belong to or hold passports of countries listed below are lucky to not require any advance visa arrangements as you will be provided with a 90 day visit visa on arrival at any UAE airports. This free visa is valid for 6 months from the issue date. If you want to stay 6 months in the UAE there is a very simple process you can follow. After your 90 day visa period is over, you can apply for a new 90 days prepaid visa without exit and stay in the UAE for 6 months. Countries whose nationals are eligible for the 90 day on arrival visa are:

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

Individuals who aren't eligible to receive either of them arrival visas (South Africans, Pakistanis, Indians, etc) need to directly apply for the 90 day prepaid visa. When this 90 day period is nearing its end you can approach us to apply for another 90 day visit visa without exit. Using this method you can stay in UAE for 6 months.

Document required

  • Clear color scan passport copy
  • Clear color recent photograph


For 90 days visa nationals the total cost will be 2250 AED for the prepaid 90 day visa without exit.
For prepaid nationals the cost will be 3100 AED. 850 AED for the first 90 day prepaid visa and 2250 AED for the 90 day visit visa without exit.

How long it takes

The processing duration for a normal 90 day visit visa is between 24 and 48 hours and a 90 day visit visa without exit takes roughly 48 to 72 hours. The working day are Sunday to Thursday for visa processing.


2023 New rules due to COVID 19

  • August 20, 2022

    Travellers under the age of 16 are exempt from taking the COVID-19 PCR test before visiting Dubai.

  • August 13, 2022

    The UAE Cabinet announced that the usual stay period in the UAE will be doubled to 60 days from the current 30 days starting in September. This is only one of the numerous scheduled visa reforms to boost tourism in the nation.

    (Source: The National)
  • Individuals who hold a UAE tourist or visit visa that expired before 1 March 2020 are given a one month grace period starting from 11 July 2020. By leaving before 11 August 2020, these visa holders are exempt of any fines or violations.
  • On 11 July 2020 the UAE government cancelled the previous decision for foreign visitors whose visas expired in early March or were due to expire in the coming months because of the suspension of passenger flights. Instead the deadline was extended until the end of December.
  • As of now, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship is not processing and issuing any tourist or visit visas due to the COVID 19 situation. Visa issuing will recommence at a later stage after observing the COVID 19 situation locally and internationally.
  • On 10 July 2020, the UAE cabinet tweaked numerous rules for Emirates ID and visas which were passed out during the peak of COVID 19 and announced the recommencing of normal operation in the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA)


UAE residence visa rules and regulations 2023

UAE visitors are categorised into 4:

  • Cancelled the decision which gave a grace period until the end of December 2020 for residence visas that expired in the beginning of March or were about to expire in the further months. This rule was for residents both in and out of UAE.
  • Cancelled the decision to give a grace period until the end of December for Emirates IDs that expired in the beginning of March.
  • Cancel the decision of stopping the collection of administrative fines for any violations cited by the cabinet with regards to services provided by ICA.
  • Provide a time period of 3 months for citizens, GCC citizens and 3xpatriates residing in UAE to renew their Emirates IDs or other documents.
  • Provide citizens, GCC citizens and expatriates who have spent less than 6 month out of UAE a grace period of 1 month from their arrival date in UAE for document renewing.
  • Disregard all monetary fines for the duration before the decision had been released. That is from the beginning of March all the way up until 11 July.
  • Provide expatriates stuck outside of UAE with resident visas expired after 1 March 2020 or those who were staying out of UAE for six months and above,a grace period to return back to UAE from the date of flights recommencing between UAE and current country of residence. This grace period will be decided by the ICA.


UAE tourist/visit visa rules and regulations 2020

  • All on arrival and prepaid visa holders can apply for a new tourist visa without exiting the country.
  • Cancel previously stated decision that tourist and visit visa holders with a visa that expired on March 1 or after were given time until the end of December.
  • An extra 30 days grace period was given from August 11, 2020 onwards for expired UAE visit visa holders. The process for getting the extension has not been revealed yet. Overstay fines will be charged if the visa holder doesn't exit the country within the grace period.


UAE 5-year tourist visa

During the first Cabinet meeting of 2019, the UAE revealed the launch of its first multiple entry five-year tourist visa. Ruler and Prime minister of Dubai,Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid explained that this visa gives the tourist numerous entries into the country over the five year duration. There is still no news about the visa application fee or the other details regarding this visa.


UAE 10-year visa

The UAE introduced a new long term residence visa in 2019. This new visa system allows foreigners to work,live and study in UAE without requiring a local sponsor. This also gives complete ownership of any UAE based business that they run. This type of visa will be issued for 5 or 10 years and will be automatically renewed.

The federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship have opened an electronic platform ( known as the Golden Visa system for individuals to apply for the business visa. Individuals with an entrepreneurial background from any country are eligible to apply for this business visa if they wish to open up their business in UAE.

Individuals aiming to apply for the Golden Visa can submit official documents of their projects via the website. The necessary Government bodies will review the applications and documents to make sure they meet all requirements.


2 years employment visa

Foreigners over 18 years of age can seek employment in the UAE required they fulfill all standards laid out by the X. There is no maximum age limit for individuals seeking employment in the UAE. However, for employees over 65 years the employer requires to pay a larger fee. Your work permit needs to be obtained by your employer via the governing body which is the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). The application process for a UAE work permit is:

  • Employer has to print work permit application via the Ministry of Labours online Tasheel website.
  • Submit necessary documents.
  • After the ministry checks the application, they will request to submit any missing documents or correct certain mistakes.
  • After the ministry has approved,the employer can download it from the Ministry website.

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