Have you visited UAE with an on-arrival visa? Is your prepaid visa in the brink of expiry? Has your resident visa been cancelled recently? Whatever your visa situation, check out our tourist visa extension options and get in touch with us for a seamless visa change service.
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Up-on arrival, your details are captured by the immigration officers and they can be used to extend your stay. 30 days on arrival can be extended for another 30 days. Or 30 days with a 10 day grace period can be used with the possibility of acquiring a 20 day extension. This costs approximately 900-1000 AED
Apply for an Oman visa
Oman visa approved
Drive to border / book visa run.
Re-enter with 30 days free entry.
Speak to a tour operator who can process an e-express visa.
Apply for an Oman visa.
Oman visa approved.
Drive to border.
Wait for the new visa.
Get a prepaid visa & enter UAE (for 30 or 90 days).
Speak to a tour operator who has permission to issue in country visas.
Send required documents.
Pay the fee.
Processing new application and UID.
Processing status change.
Receive e-visa copy and e-status change copy.
Confirming the last day of new visa expiry.
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90 Days on arrival visa valid for6 month and after consuming 90 days- Unable to get free on arrival
Speak to tourism company who can process express visa
Apply Oman visa
Oman visa approved
Drive to boarder / Book visa run
Wait for the UAE entry visa from the tourism company
Get prepaid visa based on your travel plan. 30 days & 90 days single entry visa or 30 days & 90 days multiple entry visas
Get Airport to Airport visa change ticket with your tourism company
Reach Dubai or Sharjah Airport at around - 8 AM
Go through Immigration and get exit stamp (manual) - 9 AM
Fly nearest middle east country(Oman or Bahrain) - 10 AM
Come back to Dubai or Sharjah Airport - 1 PM
Get prepaid visa based on your travel plan. 30 days & 90 days single entry visa or 30 days & 90 days multiple entry visas
Get in touch with Tourism Firm
Send necessary documents
Pay the required fee
Processing New e-Visa & status change
Receive documents and verify the last day
Those who not eligible to get on arrival needed to get prepaid visa / UAE prepaid tourist visa & after prepaid visa holders arrive in UAE below are the options to extend their stay
If you have obtained visa from an airline or tour operator, it's a sponsored tourist visa and they can be extended twice for 30 days.
Previous visa copy, clear colour scan of passport and photo of the applicants with a white background . Also send us residence visa page of the reference person.
Send us the receipt
We will book a visa change ticket at the available time slots. A visa change ticket is a special ticket with a visa change stamp.
Reach the airport by 8am and send us a photo of your exit stamp and boarding pass before 9am. Regardless of your flight timing, the airport allows you to get your exit stamp and boarding pass early.
Fly from UAE and come back to UAE.
Get the new visas from us through WhatsApp.
Enter UAE with new visa.
An in country visa change without exit from UAE is popular among visitors who want to stay without exit. Due to the Corona virus pandemic that is taking the world by storm, the UAE government has also allowed this procedure for on-arrival visa holders to extend their stay in UAE, eliminating the need for any unwanted travel. This procedure is a basic one where the visa holder applies for a new visa through a tour operator with the request of having the same UID number. After the visa has been processed and approved, the status change will be done from the old visa to the new UAE tourist visa. On-arrival nationals can also reap the benefits of this service too. This facility is made even more seamless by generating a file when the on-arrival visa holder enters the country. This file will be used if the holder wishes to extend their stay.
Oman visa run is the lower cost option & few tour operators in Dubai run this service
Anyone who gets their UAE Residence visa has a 30 days grace period to make their next move. The grace period is free, those who want to fly out can take up this time to prepare themselves by settling all (tenancy contracts, mobile bills, credit cards, loans & home connections) & leave. Those who are switching the job or wanted to stay a little longer to finish their issues can obtain a tourist visa without exit or can also find a lower cost option like an Oman visa run, airport to airport visa change or flying somewhere and returning.
Because of the prevailing lockdown related to COVID 19, border closing and unavailability of flights for visa change purposes, all individuals with cancelled residence permits are choosing the inside country visa change option. In this procedure, the visa status will be changed from a cancelled resident to a tourist without the individual exiting UAE. Overstaying after the 30 day grace period will result in fines worth 125 AED for the first day and 25 AED for each subsequent day .
Insurance that covers you during your visa change in the country
|Type of Insurance||Rate|
|Insurance for 30 days||95 AED|
|Insurance for 90 days||165 AED|
These travel insurances have been introduced to cover COVID 19 and unexpected medical situations, read more here
- All inclusive Prices (VAT, Service Charge & Immigration Fee)
- Terms and conditions apply
Individuals whose visas were cancelled by their sponsors or employers in UAE can obtain a new tourist visa without exiting the UAE by choosing inside country visa change without exit (Source: Gulf News, June 06, 2020)
The Royal Police of Oman announced on 25th October 2019 that all nationalities visiting Oman should apply for a pre-entry visa to be able to enter the country. This rule is effective from 1st November 12019 onwards and individuals opting for an Oman visa run to extend their visas need to plan in advance (Source: The National 19th November 2019)
Nationalities eligible for on arrival UAE visas can extend their visit from an on-arrival visa to a prepaid visa without leaving the UAE.
Travel insurance that covers COVID 19 is now available in UAE. Individuals extending their visit or UAE tourist visas without exiting the country are encouraged to get it in case of unfavourable situations.
Indian travellers who have valid USA visa or residency in EU/UK who hold can head to the Marhaba service counter to get their on-arrival entry permit for a cost of 100 AED on arrival. You will also be charged a 20 AED service charge, after which you can proceed to the passport control counter & you are eligible to stay for 14 days. This period can be extended once for a period of 28 days by paying a renewal fee of 250 AED plus a 20 AED service charge. If the Indian traveller overstays this time duration, they will be charged a fine of 100 AED for every extra day stayed in UAE and 200 AED for the departure permit. After the first extension you won’t be able to extend your stay again and you need to exit the country or do a prepaid (pre-arranged) inside country visa with a tour operator.
The visa exemption is applicable for all entry permit holders whose visas have expired during the suspension period.
The duration is from 1st March 1 until the end of September 11, 2020..
If you brothers grace period finished within the flight suspension period he will be exempt from paying any fines.
You can contact Arabiers team for more information
Yes, get in touch with the Arabiers team and we will apply for a new visa with status change.
So far there are no such announcements made. Just like you, we are also waiting for updates and details from the government. Every now and then check our 5 years tourist visa page for recent updates on the topic.
A visa change air ticket is a special ticket that includes a visa stamp which allows the ticket holder to fly to any nearby Middle Eastern country without an entry visa to that specific country. This ticket is allowed due to a special agreement between us and the airline.
This depends on your nationality, Contact us to know more about it.
Yes, that is possible too if you don’t prefer any of the methods mentioned above. We will issue your new visa within 24 hours after you have exited UAE. Apart from being costly the other disadvantage of this option is that you need to book a return ticket to your country as well
You can make the payment at the immigration counter in the airport while you exit on your current visa
If you are overstaying with a UAE residence visa, you will be charged 25 AED after the waiver period of 30 days. If you are overstaying with a visit visa, you will be charged 200 AED for the first day and 100 AED per subsequent day.
If such a situation arises while you are in Dubai or Sharjah Airport immediately book a flight to your home country and exit the airport.
During the covid locked down Abu Dhabi National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority took lots of initiative to control the virus spread, part of that the borders has been closed. On December 22, 2020 Abu Dhabi media office announced Abu Dhabi will welcome international tourists from 24 December 2020. Rest of the Emirates has no travel restrictions, only if you are travelling out from Abu Dhabi & travelling to Abu Dhabi make sure your entry will be accepted. Contact the below numbers
Phone : 02 4177000
Phone : 8003333
Source : The national
UAE visa processing charge, VAT, service charge and a return flight ticket.
If you are coming for a short holiday you do not need to apply for a visa upfront, on arrival you get a visa or visa free entry valid for 30 days with 10 days grace period. You are also given the chance to extend the visas as mentioned above. But If you are planning to stay more than 30 days it is better to get a 90 day prepaid (180 days visa) through a tour operator which is approximately 750-800 AED (204 USD - 217 USD) instead of paying 800-900 AED (217 USD -245 USD) for extensions.
So far Indian nationals holding a US Green card (valid green card) are given an on-arrival visa with the fee (100 AED & 20 AED Service fee) and if you are planning to stay more than 14 or 30 days it is better to get a prepaid visa.
If you overstay on your current visa immigration will allow you to extend it by paying the fines. If you extend your visas, the first day fine remains the same 100 AED (if you exit you have got to pay 200 AED) and each subsequent day will cost you 100 AED. After paying the fines you will be able to extend your stay.
The visitor's obtaining visas through Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Fly Dubai & Air Arabia must contact the respective Airlines to extend their visas. If you wish to stay more than 90 days you can contact a local tour company.
At this moment you are left with only one option, to do a prepaid visa and status change (visa change without exit) or find the flight to exit UAE
You will be liable to pay a fine of 200 AED for the first day and 100 AED for each subsequent day.
Please make sure you follow the Oman news related to border opening & you may call Royal Oman Police Headquarters at +96824569282
Yes you can, you may call Smart Services ICA team at 600522222
yes you can stay in all other emirates including Dubai
Local tourism companies provide you 30 or 90 days in country visa, that has a 10 days grace period which gives you 40 or 100 days. If you can't complete your residence visa process (until status change - from tourist to residence) you are liable to pay daily fines. In the other hand the operator who provide you with the visa will be responsible and their permission to issue new tourist visa will be suspended, in order to clear that they will file a escape application with the government applied fee, so you will be absconded and your residence visa application and exit will be denied until you clear the fines and the absconding. If your employer is not understanding your agreement with your tour operator, go ahead and extend your visa or exit the country and then wait for your residence visa
As per Article 11 of the Immigration Law, your daughter cannot work while she's holding a UAE tourist visa. To seek employment in the UAE she should first get a work permit from the MOHRE (Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation) or any of UAE's free zones. After this, a UAE residence visa will be issued by the GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs)
If your daughter is employed with a tourist visa it is considered illegal and the employer will be liable to certain fines. The student who was working on a tourist visa will be deported if caught which is in accordance with clause 1 and 6 of Article 34 of the immigration law.
Keeping in mind all of the above facts, your daughter has 3 options:
Source :Khaleej Times
So far, there is no such requirement of either being vaccinated or having a PCR test to apply for an extension. We highly recommend you apply for COVID insurance when changing or extending your visa in the UAE. However, it is a must to do a PCR before entering Dubai and if you have received the vaccination then there will be certain advantages during quarantine. Travellers must:
From April 29, 2016 GCC resident permit holders must apply for a UAE visa before entering into the UAE. If you need to extend your visa after entering Dubai, we can do an inside country visa for the GCC resident permit holders without exiting the UAE.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the border run has been suspended leaving many on arrival nationals with a question mark on the procedures. Please contact the Oman embassy +971 4 397 1000 or Oman police & immigration +968 2 429 0942 for more information or opt for a visa change without exit (slightly costlier than a border run)
We have got this question from many travellers from the USA. After the COVID19 pandemic, it is possible for sudden flight rescheduling or cancelling. Travelling to Dubai is not a problem if you have a flight to get here. You can choose to either use your on arrival visa facility or apply for a prepaid visa before arriving which can be cheaper than doing an inside country visa extension.