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New Visit Visa Rules in UAE

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Written By Arabiers Digital & Reviewed by Robeena Brown

04 July 2024 | 13 min read

Our UAE processing team, Immigration PROs & customer service team sat together and created these new uae visit visa rules in 2022 & along with the Updates.

If you are planning to enter UAE on a tourist visa, here we have new visit visa rules updates, which are important to know about. We have elaborated on them in this post to make them easy to understand.

On Arrival & Prepaid Rules

If you are from a country that qualifies for the UAE visa on arrival, the following are the updates you need to know.

14 Days visa on arrival (Paid)

If you have Indian and you hold a valid green card/ visit visa to the USA or a UK/EU residence visa, you qualify for the 14 Days visa on arrival at the cost of 120 AED. The visa allows you to stay in UAE for 14 days, which is not renewable.

30 Days visa on arrival (Free)

You can get the 30 Days visa on arrival if you have a passport from any of the below countries;

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.

You will get your passport stamped at the immigration office and be allowed to enter UAE for 30 days free.

90 Days visa on arrival (Free)

If you have a passport from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Italy, etc., you qualify for the 90 Days visa on arrival.

180 Days visa on arrival (Free)

The UAE 180 Days visa on arrival is reserved for Mexican passport holders.

GCC Countries

If you have a passport from any GCC country, you don't require a passport to enter UAE. You are required to present your GCC country passport or national ID card at the point of entry into the UAE, and you will be allowed to enter UAE.

PrePaid Visa Rules

Those who don't qualify for the UAE visa on arrival and would like to visit the UAE are required to get an entry permit before arriving in the UAE.
You will require someone to sponsor your UAE visit visa to be approved. Other requirements are a valid passport for at least 6 months and a confirmed return flight.

If you have these, it is easy to process UAE visit visa, which will allow you to enter UAE. If you are in transit, you can get a UAE transit visa, enabling you to stay for hours. However, if you are on transit through Abu Dhabi and choose to explore the city, you need to have a tourist visa.

Extension Rules for Visa

You can extend the visit visa twice for 30 days each time without exiting the country. For the visa on arrival, only those who qualify for the 30 days visa on arrival can extend their visa once.

Exiting the country is unnecessary because you can extend the visa inside the country. It is ideal if you want to stay more days in UAE. You will save on money and time.

If you are planning a long stay or coming to look for a job, and you have found it, you should consider a visa change. It is the best choice as you will be allowed to stay in UAE for a long period. You can change the visa without exiting the country.

Golden Visa Rule

The golden visa allows one to stay outside UAE. You don't have to worry about your UAE residency visa because a golden visa allows you to stay outside UAE as long as you want.

Previously, if you say for more than six months outside UAE, you would lose your residency visa, but that is not the case with a golden visa.

Overstating on Visit Visa/Residence Visa Rules

If you entered UAE on a visit visa looking for a job and have secured it, you are required to change your visa to a Residence or Employment visa.

It is illegal to work in UAE while in the country using a visit visa. You can change the visa without exiting the country.

When you are issued a UAE visit visa, it indicates the number of days you can stay in the UAE. If you stay behold those days, you are considered to have overstayed in UAE, and you get fined. The fines are charged as follows.'

200 AED

for the first day of overstay

100 AED

Each Consecutive day

100 AED

As Service

If Cancelled Residence

If your UAE residence visa is canceled, the Ministry of Labor & Immigration allows you to stay only 30 days after canceling. You can get a new visa or leave the country during this time.

After the 30 days grace period, you will be fined for overstaying. The fines are as follows;

  • AED 125 for the first day
  • AED 25 for each subsequent day.
  • AED 50 per day after six months of overstaying
  • AED 100 per day after one year of overstaying

Grace period

1. UAE Visit VISA/Tourist Visa Holders:

The 30 days on arrival visa and UAE visit visa holders get a grace period of 10 days after their visa expires. During this grace period, you can extend your visa, change your visa or leave the country. When you overstay, behold the grace period, you will get fined, as mentioned above.

2. Residence Visa/Employment Visa Holders

If you are made redundant, you lose your residence or employment visa. The UAE government allows a grace period of 30 days to leave the country or look for another job.

Currently, the authorities allow a grace period of three to six months to stay in UAE after losing your job. You get a humble time to search for another job. The government aims to retain talent in the country.