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Sharjah Tourist Visa – Everything About It

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Obtaining a Sharjah Tourist Visa is quite simple. All you need is a passport valid for at least six months, and a photograph of yourself. Depending on the purpose of your visit to Sharjah, you can get a prepaid visa issued for 30, or 60 days.

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The Sharjah Tourist Visa

The Emirate of Sharjah, named the Cultural Capital of the Arab world by UNESCO, is home to the third largest city, Sharjah city, in the UAE.

Sharjah is a popular destination especially for tourists with families.

A Sharjah tourist visa will allow you to travel all around the other emirates and enjoy the magical Arabian thrills and adventure that the UAE has to offer. This visa is similar to other types of visas issued within the UAE.

Here, Arabiers breaks down the Sharjah Tourist Visa to inform you about everything you need to know.

Sharjah Visa Types and Prices

All visitors arriving in Sharjah must obtain a visa to enter Sharjah.

There are two main types of visas; the on-arrival visa and the prepaid visa.

On-arrival Visa

The UAE maintains bilateral agreements with select countries. To encourage tourist dollars and sterling spending in the UAE, travelers holding passports from the above select countries are welcomed to the UAE and granted free of charge on-arrival visas.

Wish to know more about the on-arrival visa in the UAE? Visit our page to find out if you are eligible to travel to Sharjah with an on arrival visa.

If the passport you carry is eligible for an on-arrival visa, upon entry into Sharjah or any other emirate, you simply get your on-arrival visa stamped in your passport.

Depending on the purpose of your stay, which will be asked of you at immigration, you will be granted a 30, 90, or 180 day visa, free of charge.

Indians holding a valid US Green Card or a UK/EU Residence visa, traveling to Sharjah, will receive a 14-day on-arrival visa which costs 120 AED approximately. This is a standard process carried out by all Immigration departments in the UAE and they are advised to apply for this on arrival visa before they enter to Sharjah.

Prepaid Visa

All other passport holders who are not eligible for an on-arrival visa must obtain a prepaid visa prior to traveling to the UAE.

There are two type of prepaid visas; the single entry visa and the multiple entry visa.

Each visa type may be issued for either 30, or 60-days. The visa length of stay is issued depending on your requirements in Sharjah and the UAE.

When you apply for a prepaid visa to Sharjah, the prices are based on three aspects :

  • The duration you require for your stay
  • How quickly you want your visa issued
  • The ability to leave and re-enter Sharjah during your stay

Pricing for processing prepaid visas to Sharjah :

Standard Processing- 24-48 hours

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990 AED
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1190 AED
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Express Processing - 4-8 hours

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1390 AED
380 USD
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Arabiers specializes in providing you the best visa option to suit your travel plans and requirements.

We are both humbled and also proud of the positive reviews and feedback that we consistently receive from clients and guests from around the globe.

When you utilize Arabiers we pledge to make your visit to Sharjah a memorable one.

Eligibility Criteria

Documentation

The eligibility criteria and documentation for a Sharjah visa are similar to that of all the visas issued in the UAE.

On-arrival

If you are eligible for an on-arrival, free of charge visa upon entry into Sharjah, all you have to have on you is your passport and your return air ticket.

Prepaid

To obtain your prepaid visa you need copies of the following documents to support your Sharjah tourist visa application :

  • The bio page of your Passport
  • Color photo of yourself taken against a white background
  • Your sponsor’s Residence visa page

Sharjah Tourist Visa Application Process

Your Visa Application Process with Arabiers

When you use Arabiers, you will obtain your prepaid visa free of hassle and confusing online processes.

Visa Application Process with Arabiers

Step One – Preparing Your Documents

Please check that you have all the documents mentioned above.

Be sure that all copies are clear and of good print quality.

For your convenience, you can WhatsApp your documents to us. Or email. Your choice.

Step Two – Making the Payment

The simplest and most secure way of making your payment is via a secure online payment. We will be sending you are secured link. All you have to do is simply click on it, follow the instructions and process your payment.

If you prefer to make your payment in person, you or your representative, can visit us at our offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, or Colombo. We look forward to every opportunity to meet and welcome our guests in person, and answer any additional questions that you may have!

Step Three – Your visa is being processed

As soon as you process your payment, we submit your visa application for processing. If your paperwork is error free, then your visa will be approved within just 24 – 48 hours of submission.

Step Four – Receiving Your E-Visa Online

Once we receive your approved visa we will send your e-visa to you via WhatsApp or via email. Please be sure to look out for it!

Please ensure that your e-visa is easily retrievable on your smart device when going through UAE Immigration upon entry.

Extending Your Sharjah Visa

The UAE has introduced renewal and extension options for on-arrival and prepaid Sharjah tourist visa holders.

Extension of your On-arrival Visa

90 day on-arrival visa

  • Obtain 30-day A2A extension, cost 1590 AED
  • Obtain 60 -day A2A extension, cost 1790 AED

30 day on-arrival visa

  • May obtain extension of an extra 20 days - Cost: 990 AED (Subject to change)
  • 30 day or 60 day A2A extension

14-day on arrival visa

  • May obtain extension of an extra 14 days
  • Cost : 250 AED (Subject to change)

Extending Prepaid Visas

If you are prepaid visa holder, with a 30-day or 60-day visa, you have the option to extend your stay in Sharjah. However, you are allowed only two extensions.

You may extend initially for 30 days, and then request an extension for an additional 30-days.

How can I extend my prepaid visa ?

There are a few ways to extend your stay in Sharjah :

  • Without exiting the UAE
  • Cost : 1190 AED

Oman border visa-run option :

  • You can exit Sharjah and travel to Oman
  • In Oman you file extension procedures, obtain another prepaid visa filed via an express application
  • Return back to Sharjah
  • Cost : 789-989 AED

Airport to Airport visa change :

  • Obtain 30-day A2A extension, cost 1590 AED
  • Obtain 60 -day A2A extension, cost 1790 AED

Airport to Airport visa change :

Without exit & changing the status

Contact Arabiers for more details

Arabiers is a leading, licensed tour operator and an authorized visa agent in the UAE. For the convenience of our clients and guests from around the world, we have offices in all of the major cities of the UAE. We have over 15 years of experience processing visa applications and extensions for our guests. We are rated highly for submitting visa applications with accuracy, speed and efficiency. We know to anticipate any barriers to the visa approval process and we provide information and guidance to our clients accordingly.

Our team is always ready to assist you from your initial call, throughout your particular service request, and even afterwards!

Stay Longer in Sharjah!

Having experienced the cultural and aesthetic splendor of Sharjah and the many conveniences, are you considering living and working in Sharjah? Are you considering setting up a business in Sharjah? Or considering working for an organization in Sharjah? Read on to explore a UAE residence visa which will allow tourists the opportunity to live and work in Sharjah.

Residence Visa

If you wish to live, work and enjoy Sharjah for a long period of time, the Sharjah residence visa is just for you. A residence visa allows its holder to legally live in Sharjah, or in any other emirate. for a long period.

Depending on your occupation, there are several types of residence visas :

Blue Visa

The visa recognizes applicants who have made exceptional progress and contributions toward the environment, encompassing marine, land and air sustainability.

Individuals who feel that they meet the above criteria and who are planning on working on sustainability projects in the UAE should apply directly to the UAE’s Federal authority for Identity, Customs, Citizenship, and Port Security (ICP Smart Services).

Green Visa

If you are a self-employed contractor, investor, or freelancer able to show a per annum income of at least US $100,000 or 360,000 AED over the last two years, and can show the ability to continue to do the same in Sharjah, you may apply for the Green visa. The Green visa allows the holder to live and work in Sharjah or another UAE emirate without requiring sponsorship by a UAE employer or national.

The applicant must have a specialized diploma or a Bachelor’s degree.

The visa is given for a period of 5 years.

Golden Visa

The Golden visa is perhaps considered the more attractive resident visa option in the UAE. If you are an investor, scientist, entrepreneur, gifted and exceptional student/graduate, or humanitarian leader, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

A few of the benefits of this visa are :

  • The ability to sponsor immediate family members
  • A long period of residency of ten or close to ten years
  • Sponsorship by a UAE employer/national not required

The Golden visa is a ten-year residency program.

If you wish to know more about the golden visa, please do contact Arabiers for more details.

Visiting Other Emirates with your Sharjah Tourist Visa

You can visit other emirates with a Sharjah tourist visa without any immigration issues.

Where can you visit with a Sharjah visa ?

  • Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Miracle Garden and go on a shopping spree in Dubai
  • Beautiful beaches like the Ajman Beach in Ajman
  • If you wish to have some fun in a waterpark, you can visit the Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain
  • Are you a Warner Bros fan? If yes, you can leave Sharjah and go to Abu Dhabi to experience the Warner Bros. World theme amusement park there
  • The Dhayah Fort, which is the highest hilltop fort in the UAE, is in the Ras Al Khaimah emirate
  • If you are a snorkeling fan, you can opt to go snorkeling with the turtles in Fujairah

Routes to Other Emirates

You may find it intimidating to travel across the UAE emirates, however, it is actually very simple. The UAE is a tourist destination for many people. The country has an advanced public transportation system to make everything easy for all the visitors to this country. Here are a few options for traveling easily to other emirates :

  • The bus is an affordable transportation mode cross the UAE. From Sharjah, you can travel to any emirate of your choice comfortably as buses, and bus stations(!) are air conditioned. They even have a tourist-friendly smart payment system, making it more convenient for tourists to navigate bus fares and time schedules.
  • If you wish to travel directly to another emirate in chauffeured comfort, you can opt for a taxi from Sharjah.
  • You can also drive to another emirate by renting a car from Sharjah.

Below are the approximate distances from Sharjah to the other emirates :

  • Sharjah – Dubai: - 28.7 km
  • Sharjah – Abu Dhabi: - 164.2km
  • Sharjah – Ajman: - 13.7 km
  • Sharjah – Umm Al-Quwain: - 44.1 km
  • Sharjah – Ras Al-Khaimah: - 85.5 km
  • Sharjah – Fujairah: - 110.2 km

FAQs

You will need :

  • A copy of your passport
  • Copies of passport pages with previously stamped visas
  • A photograph of yourself against a white background
  • A copy of the sponsor’s residence visa page

No, you cannot. You have to obtain a visa that allows you to live and work in Sharjah.

Yes, you can extend your on-arrival visa and stay in Sharjah for longer. There are fees for the visa extension depending on the number of days you are seeking to extend.

No, those are two different visa types. But both, Dubai and Sharjah visa has the same function.

Yes, you can travel to all the other emirates in the UAE. Your visa is only checked when you enter the country. Once you are inside the country, you do not need the visa to travel across the UAE.

It is not mandatory but we highly recommend for international travelers to obtain travel insurance.