After the covid 19 lock down Airport to airport visa change service has been suspended. Coronavirus Travel Restrictions imposed across middle east and oman made the flights unavailable & now the visitors are exiting to their home country or doing visa change without exit
Airport to Airport visa change in UAE is a prominent visa renewal method used by the UAE visitors whose visa nearly expire and cancelled UAE resident visa holders whose grace period about to finish. For such expatriates A to A visa change helps to remain legally in UAE exchanging visa from old visa to a new tourist visa and avoid overstay fines. This service is frequently offered by the local tour operators partnered with local airlines such as Air Arabia, Fly Dubai & Jazeera Airways facilitate by UAE airports (Only Sharjah and Dubai airports). Usually, this visa renewal procedure allows flying to closest middle-eastern countries airports like Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Kuwait, Bahrain and return UAE and re-entry upon approval of new UAE tourist visa.
The advantages of A2A visa change package allows applicants to quickly get a new tourist visa exiting to nearest gulf city rather than flying all the way back to applicants home country which could be expensive and long journey. Saves your money as well as time. On the other hand, Airport to Airport visa renewal is much cheaper comparing to inside country visa change or extension without exit, but bit expensive than Oman visa run by bus/ own vehicle.
Most of the time airport to airport visa change is requested by the pre-paid visa holders and cancelled resident visa holders who are in UAE. However, even the on-arrival visa holders also can take the advantage of the visa change option and avoid driving to Oman boarder.
Following are the list of nationals who can benefit from airport to airport visa renewal facility
Almost all the Asian countries passport holders such as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam can obtain this service, also Arabic nationals like Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco & Algeria can obtain this service. African countries passport holders such as like Bostanawa, Cameroon, Ethiopia , Fiji, Mauritius , Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
It is better if prepaid visit visa holders of other nationalities don't opt for the Airport to Airport visa change because security checks and black list checks can delay the process. Airports are given a deadline of 24 to 48 hours for the applicants to use the airport
Nationals originating from the below mentioned countries are issued a complementary 30 day visit visa that is stamped on entry. Individuals who prefer not to use any visa run services can opt for the airport to airport method. The process is simple. Fly out of UAE and re-enter to obtain an additional 30 day visit visa for free. You will have to spend around 700 to 800 AED for a round ticket out of and back in to UAE.
|Canada||Malaysia||United States of America|
|China||Mauritius||United Kingdom and Northern Ireland|
|Hong Kong||Monaco||Vatican City|
|Republic of Ireland||New Zealand|
If you are a passport holder of one of the below countries or territories, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total. Citizens of the below European countries are also entitled to apply for a pre-arranged visit visa if their 90-day visa on arrival has been fully utilized. To get pre-arranged visa you can use this airport to airport visa change instead of expensive option the in country visa.
|Bahamas Islands||Iceland||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Costa Rica||Luxembourg||Solomon Islands|
Currently,airport to airport visa change can only be done in Dubai and Sharjah Airport. The procedure for the airport to airport visa change differs depending on the airport you choose to fly out of. Listed below are the entire details of the procedures in both airports.
This inside country visa change package allows you to extend your UAE visit visa without exiting the country. Why take the time consuming route of leaving the country and flying back in when you have an easier option to get a visa change. Void of lengthy airport stays and travelling to Oman by road, the inside country visa change package is suitable for elderly travelers or those who are lacking the time. Customers can choose to extend with a 30 day or 90 day packages that are priced at an affordable cost. It is required for the applicant to handover the necessary document at least 3 days before their last day. This can be done at the comfort of your hotel room. The applicant doesn't need to leave UAE,visitan airport or cross the border. Inside country visa change for 30 and 90 days can be performed without exit through the current visa sponsor for roughly 2200 to 2400 AED.
A suitable option for budget travelers who wish to get an extension or anyone who wants to do a status change to their employment visa or tourist visa. It is highly booked by Filipino nationals and Indians in UAE. The package needs to be booked a minimum of 3 working days before the last day of your visa. After your Oman visa has been issued, a seat in a bus heading to Oman will also be booked. The new UAE tourist visa will be processed on the same day or the next day after which you can return to UAE. The Oman visa run is done by going to Khasab or Hatta. If visa processing is delayed you will be able to stay in the accomodation for 1 day without any additional payment. A 10 day Oman visa, bus ticket to Oman, 1 day free stay at Oman and a 30/90 day UAE tourist visa is included in the Oman visa run package. Border fees needs to be paid by the individual during exit.
It is best if Nigerians don't do this method because it takes 3 to 4 working days for immigration to process the visa applications for Nigerians.
If you are holding a tourist visa,visit visa or on arrival visa then you can opt for a visa change without exit. If you are a resident then you can perform a status change.
Most nationalities don't require a security deposit to be paid at the airport. Certain nationalities might have to make a refundable deposit between 1000 to 1500 AED.
All overstay fines need to be settled at the airport's immigration counter..
No it’s not possible
No, we can handle it
The approval of visas are the decisions of the immigration authorities. In case of visa getting rejected we are not responsible for providing a refund for the charges. If it happens during a visa change by flight, the applicant can be at the airport for a maximum of 48 hours within which they have to book a flight ticket back to their home country.
To apply for a tourist visa you passport needs to be valid for a minimum of six months from travel date.
Yes, you can travel to any Emirate with a valid UAE visa.