Hassle-free UAE Visit Visa via WhatsApp

Update - 17th October, 2020

Get a UAE visit visa to any of the 7 Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah,Al Ain, Ajman, Ra's Al Khaimah or Fujairah via WhatsApp with Arabiers'.Enter your choice of Emirates through land, sea or air and get a head start to a hassle free holiday in UAE.

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Coronavirus update on UAE Visit Visa

16th October, 2020

100 Indian nationals and 545 Pakistani visit visa holders,mostly jobseekers have been standed in Dubai International airport since Wednesday. The travellers were denied entry into the country due to failure to comply with the entry requirements laid out for tourist visa holders Dubai's GDRFA stated. As per the UAE immigration rules it's compulsory for visit visa holders to provide proof of a valid hotel reservation, 2000 AED (600 USD) cash on hand, or a relative's reference and a return ticket booking

24th September, 2020

6 Emirates including Abu Dhabi are resuming issuing Visit Visas from 24th September,2020. Tourists can apply for visas and plan their visit to Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, all individuals must self quarantine for 14 days in their home or hotel room. Authorities also stated last week that individuals arriving into Abu Dhabi may be fitted with an electronic tag upon arrival to observe their where abouts whilst in quarantine.

18thSeptember, 2020

The quarantine guidelines for travellers entering Abu Dhabi have been released. Travellers will be fitted with a quarantine wristband upon arrival and required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Individuals coming from another Emirate to Abu Dhabi who have spent less than 14 days in the previous Emirate will have to self-quarantine for the balance of the 14 days in Abu Dhabi. Locations of self-quarantine will be decided by the Health Authorities depending on whether the individual is living alone or has a high chance of putting others at risk. Families who are travelling together can quarantine for 14 days at home whereas solo travellers will be required to quarantine in a hotel or accommodation (provided by authorities) if living with others.

Graphic Guide How To Travel Dubai During COVID19

On-arrival entry visas Book flight Arrive in Dubai Airport Have travel insurance that covers COVID19 or cover treatment and isolation costs If negative on PCR test If positive on PCR test Apply for a PCR test in the tourist’s home country, 96 hours before travel or take the test upon arrival in Dubai Enter Dubai Must follow the instructions of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Prepaid Visa required Nationals Book flight Visa Approved Arrive in Dubai Airport Have travel insurance that covers COVID19 or cover treatment and isolation costs If negative on PCR test If positive on PCR test Apply for a PCR test in the tourist’s home country, 96 hours before travel or make the test upon arrival in Dubai Enter Dubai Must follow the instructions of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Apply for a UAE Visit Visa through tour Operator

10thAugust, 2020

The Indian Ambassador Pavan Kapoor stated that Indians who hold any type of valid UAE Visit Visa are allowed to enter UAE. They are allowed to enter UAE via both Indian and UAE airliners. This is a good news for expatriates of Indian nationality who were stuck in India and for expatriate parents whose children are in India.

26thJuly, 2020

Countries to be tested twice Covid 19 - PCR test starting 1st August, 2020

  • Dubai will be welcoming tourists from 1st August, 2020. Travellers are advised to adhere to the rules and guidelines set by the Dubai authorities
  • You should have a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate from your point of origin (countries listed below) not older than 4 days (96 hours) before the date of travel to Dubai. This is also applicable if you have had sopt overs in any of the countries mentioned below before arriving in Dubai.
  • It is compulsory to have a negative COVID 19 PCR certificate if you're travelling to Dubai from:
    • Afghanistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Egypt
    • India
    • Iran
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Russian Federation
    • Sudan
    • Tanzania
    • USA - Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), including passengers originating from California, Florida and Texas connecting to an Emirates flight from any of our airports worldwide to Dubai.
  • You can also take a COVID 19 PCR test upon arrival in Dubai if your travel doesn't originate from any of the destinations mentioned above.
  • If you take a COVID 19 test in Dubai airport you are required to self-isolate until receive your test results. If your test result is negative you can exit the hotel and continue with your holiday. If your test result is positive you must adhere to the rules as stated by the Dubai health authority and stay quarantined.

22ndJune, 2020

Rules for visitors entering UAE from 7th July, 2020

  • Entry to Dubai airports is only allowed according to the airport's operational flight schedules and airports being open in other destinations.
  • 14 day quarantine will be imposed for all positive testing COVID 19 cases.
  • PCR tests should be taken at Dubai airport or PCR test results should be shown at the airport. These PCR test results should not be older than 96 hours.

Travel requirements

  • Fulfil all entry requirements when visiting UAE (obtain the Visit Visa)
  • Ensure you obtain medical travel insurance before you travel in case your current insurance doesn't offer international coverage.
  • Sign an agreement to cover any costs of treatment and quarantine at the airport
  • Fill in the health declaration form before departing to state you are free of COVID 19 symptoms.
  • Register all details in COVID 19 DXB app

19th March, 2020

As of now, all prepaid visas, on arrival visas and residence visas issued before 17th March 2020 are regarded as invalid and will not allow the holder to enter the country. Additionally, the FAIC has also instructed airlines not to board any UAE residents living out of UAE for over 6 months or any individual who has lost their passport with a stamped UAE visa. If emergency travel is the reason then an emergency visa will be arranged.This change in rules has left many individuals stuck in Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports.

17th March, 2020

All Visit Visa processing has been a paused effective from 17thMarch 2020 as a precautionary measure against the Corona virus pandemic. However, this doesn't apply for individuals holding diplomatic passports or for those who have applied for visas before the 17th of March. This halt in visa issuance will be upheld until a medical screening mechanism is put in place in other departure destinations.

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Applying Pre-Paid (Pre-Arranged) UAE Visit Visa made easy

Visas in 24-48 hours

Step 1

Send Documents

Make clear coloured copies of your passport using a scanning machine and send it to our WhatsApp along with the residence visa page of your referee and the applicants’ photo with a white background.

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Step 2

Payment

Pay via your UAE bank, visit our office or pay via a payment link.

Step 3

Visas Issued

You will receive your issued visa via WhatsApp usually between 24 to 48 hours after the payment has been made.

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Rates

30 DAY VISA

Single Entry

30 DAY VISA - Inside Country

359 AED / 98 USD


Multiple entry

90 DAY VISA- Inside Country

1050 AED / 286 USD

90 DAY VISA

Single Entry

90 DAY VISA- Inside Country

789 AED / 215 USD


Multiple entry

90 DAY VISA- Inside Country

2250 AED / 612 USD

- All-inclusive prices (VAT, Service Charge & Immigration Fee)
- Terms and conditions apply

Travel Insurances available now

Insurance type Rate
Travel Insurance for 30 days From 80 AED
Travel Insurance for 90 days From 150 AED

see the full details of travel insurance that cover coronavirus here

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Documents Required

Depending on your nationality & age you might have to submit certain extra documents as well as submitting the clear colour copy of your passport (please use a scanner for this) and a recent colour photo (with a white background and no glasses)


  • Pakistani Nationals : Passport signature page and national ID card front & back.
  • Children : Copy of child’s birth certificate if mother’s or father’s name is not stated in their passport.

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Age limit



If you are wondering what the age limit to obtain a UAE Visit Visa so that you can do some solo traveling to Abu Dhabi or Dubai, here is your answer. Female travelers below 18 years of age are not eligible to apply for Visit Visa if they plan on travelling solo. If travelling to UAE, they need to travel with their parents. A cabinet resolution from July 2018 states that children below the age of 18 who are travelling with their parents can obtain a complementary visa every year between of 15th July to 15th September. Due to the prevailing COVID 19 this offer might be suspended. If any of the child's parents are working in UAE with a valid permit, it is possible to get a visa with some additional documents by applying through a tour operator.

  • Nigerians single males or females travelling solo should be 40 years or older.
  • Nigerian married women travelling with children must be 40 years or older.
  • Certain age restrictions are imposed for Nigerians obtaining a 3 month Dubai visa


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Top tips for applying, checking & validating UAE Visit Visa

Type of UAE entry visas – Explained

This guide is a thorough breakdown of the different types of visa in UAE, the procedures you can use to extend your visa and many other important details that will make planning a trip to UAE or preparing for an extension to your UAE visa an easy procedure. Keep scrolling to understand the UAE visa types.


01 International travellers – Visitors Visa

Depending on the country of origin, certain travelers are eligible for on-arrival visas. The number of days they are permitted to stay in the country is also decided by their nationality or the originating country of the passport they hold. Individuals who aren’t eligible for on-arrival visas need to get a prepaid UAE Visit visa (Pre- arranged). Here we have described the different types of visas and their extension procedures.



Valid Countries

Canada Brunei Mauritius
USA Hong Kong Monaco
UK China New Zealand
Andorra Ireland San Marino
Australia Japan Singapore
China Kazakhstan Ukraine
Russian Federation Malaysia Vatican City

Want to stay longer?

Option 1: Oman Visa run & Free Visa

STEP 1

Visit Amer and e-Channel

STEP 2

Click Create Application

STEP 3

Choose 'Entry Permit / Extend Entry Permit / On Arrival Visa Extension'

STEP 4

Proceed to Passport Details

STEP 5

Obtain 30 day extension (790-890 AED)

Oman border visa run (You have 2 options)

01 Getting on-arrival

STEP 1

Apply for an Oman visa https://evisa.rop.gov.om/home

STEP 2

Oman visa approved.

STEP 3

Drive to border / book visa run.

STEP 4

Cross the Oman border.

STEP 5

Re enter with new 30 day free entry.


02 Get a pre-paid Visa

STEP 1

Speak to tour operator who can process Express visa

STEP 2

Apply for an Oman visa https://evisa.rop.gov.om/home

STEP 3

Oman Visa approved.

STEP 4

Drive to border / book visa run

STEP 5

Get Pre-paid visa & Enter UAE


After 30 or 90 days you will have 3 options:

Option 2.1 - Oman visa run
Option 2.2 - Airport to airport visa change 30 or 90 day entry visas.
Option 2.3 - Inside country visa (without exit) get 30 or 90 day entry visa by staying home.

Valid Countries

France Estonia Norway
Germany Finland Poland
Argentina Greece Portugal
Austria Hungary Romania
Belgium Iceland Serbia
Brazil Italy Seychelles
Bulgaria Latvia Slovakia
Chile Liechtenstein Slovenia
Croatia Lithuania South Korea
Cyprus Luxembourg Spain
Czech Republic Malta Sweden
Denmark Mexico Switzerland
El Salvador Netherlands Uruguay

Want to stay longer ?

Option 1: Oman Visa run & Free Visa

90 Days on-arrival visa valid for 6 months and after staying for 90 days- unable to get free on-arrival

Oman Visa run & Prepaid Visa

STEP 1

Speak to tour operator who can process an express visa.

STEP 2

Apply for an Oman visa
(https://evisa.rop.gov.om/home)

STEP 3

Oman visa approved.

STEP 4

Drive to the Oman border / book a visa run.

STEP 5

Wait for the UAE entry visa from the tour operator

STEP 6

Get a prepaid visa based on your travel plan. Either a 30 day or 90 day single entry visa or 30 day or 90 day multiple entry visa.


After 30 or 90 days you will have 3 options

Option 2.1 - Oman visa run get on arrival free 90 days again.
Option 2.2 - Airport to airport visa change30 or 90 day entry visa.
Option 2.3 - Inside country visa (without exit) get 30 or 90 day entry visa by staying home.

Airport to Airport Visa Change (You have 2 options)

STEP 1

Get Airport to Airport visa change ticket with your tou operator

STEP 2

Reach Dubai or Sharjah Airport at around - 8 AM.

STEP 3

Go through Immigration and get exit stamp (manual) - 9 AM.

STEP 4

Fly to the nearest Middle East country(Oman or Bahrain) - 10 AM.

STEP 5

Come back to Dubai or Sharjah Airport - 1 PM.

STEP 6

Get a prepaid visa based on your travel plan. Either a 30 day or90 day single entry visa or a 30 day or 90 day multiple entry visa.


After 30 or 90 days you will have 3 options:

Option 3.1 - Oman visa run get on arrival free 90 days again.
Option 3.2 - Airport to airport visa change – 30 days & 90 days single entry visa or 30 day or 90 day multiple entry visas
Option 3.3 - Inside country visa (without exit) get a pre-paid 30 day or 90 day single entry visa or 30 day or 90 day multiple entry visa.

30 Day and 90 Day

Get a prepaid visa based on your travel plan. Either a 30 day or 90 day single entry visa or a 30 day or 90 day multiple entry visa.

Bosnia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal & more

Want to stay longer ?

Option 1

Inside country visa without exit

Option 2

Airport to airport visa change with exit

Option 3

Oman border bus visa run. By bus or driving your self (you must obtain Oman entry permit your self)

02 It is possible to check UAE visa status online

The UAE government’s decision to digitalize the visa process and create an online portal has resulted in a fully automated process allowing the applicant to check about the status of their UAE visa through the websites online portal. This modernization is extremely handy for individuals applying for their UAE visa from the official UAE government website or for those who have mistakenly approached unprofessional / scam visa processing agency to issue yours visas. This step is implemented for both Residency UAE visa applications and Visit Visa applications too. To track your visa you need your reference number and the visa application number. If your visa application is beign handled by a professional visa processing agency, airline or DMC, ask them to provide you with your application number and visa reference number. Although the procedures are similar, the governing bodies that control this process differ in certain Emirates.

UAE visa from Abu Dhabi Emirate

  • If you have applied for an Abu Dhabi Visit Visa through Tasheel, Airlines, immigration offices in Abu Dhabi or any other visa processing agency in Abu Dhabi visit the website echannels.
  • This site also has a useful instant Chat facility.

UAE visa from Dubai Emirate

  • If you have applied for a Dubai Visit Visa via the Amer centre in Dubai or any other visa processing agencyin Dubai you must visit the website of the GDRFA Dubai(General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs) to track your visa status.
  • Drop a message to the Amer office or chat with an Amer visa representative.

UAE visa from other Emirates (Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah or Umm Al Quwain)

  • If you have applied for a Visit Visa to any of the cities mentioned in above, track your visa status by visiting the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship-ICA for visa status tracking.

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UAE Immigration Contacts

If you have any questions related to visa types, visa validity or visa issuance you want answered please feel free to contact us using the numbers below:-


Dubai Visas Amer toll free number 800 5111 (For UAE residents) +9714-313-9999 (For applicants not residing in the UAE)
Visas for other Emirates ICA toll free number 600522222 (For UAE residents) Through ICA feedback platform
  • 10th October, 2019, UAE government site updated information about on the article track visa application and validity (Source: UAE)

03 Indians that fulfil specific eligibility criteria can get an on-arrival visa

Indian citizens who hold a USA Green Card, US Visitor Visa or possess citizenship in any of the EU countries can now get an on-arrival visa while entering UAE. even through Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Additionally, your passport should have a minimum validity of 6 months. You will be eligible for a 14-day stay that costs only 100 AED. You can extend your stay period by 14 days by paying the 250 AED renewal fee.


  • On 17th July, 2019 a guide has been released by a local news channel with details about Indian passport holders getting on arrival visas ( Source: Gulf news)



04 Visa status without exiting UAE is easy

Individuals who come to UAE with a Visit Visa and find jobs can transfer their Visit Visa to work visa without leaving UAE, using a simple process. Previously, employees had to leave UAE, wait until the visa has been processed and fly back to UAE. The UAE government has implemented a new rule where the applicant can stay in UAE and change their visa status. For the employee to get his visa status changed, his employer is responsible to pay the fee of 750 AED which includes the visa fee.


  • On 20th November, 2019 an easy guide about how to apply for a Family visa been issued by a local news channel with details about visa status without exit (Source: Gulf news)


  • On 3rd November, 2019 a comprehensive guide been released about how to renew UAE visiting visa without exiting the country .( Source : Gulf news)



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6 months UAE Visit Visa

Individuals who want to visit UAE for longer periods will benefit from the newly introduced 6 month or 5 year UAE visa. The 6 month UAE Visit Visa plan was launched by the UAE government on July 2019 for entrepreneurs, investors, remarkable professionals and brilliant students who are considering a long-term Residency Visa in UAE. However, no details were released by the authorities regarding the 6 month Visit Visa fee. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by a strict committee in the UAE authority.

Visitors who don't fall into any of the above mentioned categories don't have the option to directly obtain a 6 month Visit Visa. Instead they can approach a local tour operator such as Arabiers, where we can make it possible for you to stay in the UAE for 6 months by utilising the visa extension without exit service.

If you are using this option we will apply for a 90 day Visit Visa for the first time you enter UAE. During the 10 day grace period of this visa we will apply for a new 90 day UAE Visit Visa without exit. These two visas will give you a total of 200 days to stay in UAE. Depending on the visa holder's preference, the visa can be extended multiple times with or without exit. If you approach Arabiers,a 6 month visa will cost you roughly 3100 AED (63,000 INR or 844 USD).

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Validity & Grace period

Two of the most important details to know and understand before considering an extension for your UAE visa is it's grace period and validity period. Below is a chart that clearly states them for various UAE visa types

Visa Type Validity (duration from date of issue within which to enter UAE) Permitted stay duration Grace Period (free stay duration after permitted stay duration)
Prepaid UAE Visit Visas 30 days single entry prepaid 30 30
Prepaid UAE Visit Visas 90 days single entry prepaid 90 10
Prepaid UAE Visit Visas 30 days multiple entry prepaid 30 0
Prepaid UAE Visit Visas 90 days multiple entry prepaid 90 0
On Arrival 30 days on arrival (UK, Canada etc) 30 10
On Arrival 90 days on arrival (Germany, Switzerland etc) 90 0
On Arrival Mexicans 180 0
On Arrival Indians with USA green card and EU residence 14 0
Cancelled Residence Visa NA NA 30

*Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, visitors stranded in UAE are given a grace period from 1st March, 2020 to 10th August,2020. The authority’s request that visa holders to either leave UAE or obtain a new Visit Visa to be free from paying any overstay fines.

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Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi visa differences

The location from where you get your UAE visa, be it Sharjah, Abu Dhabi or Dubai doesn't have an impact on your UAE visa. The seven Emirates of UAE Abu Dhabi,Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah,Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain make up a constitutional monarchy. The visa issued in all 7 Emirates is the same and you are free to enter via any of UAE's land/sea borders or airports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

So far no details of the announcement have been revealed, we are waiting for the government to confirm all the details. Continue to check our 5 year UAE visa page for more updates as we get them.

It is a special ticket that includes a visa change stamp, It requires you to fly to the nearest Middle Eastern country without the specific country entry visa. It is a special agreement between us and the airline.

This depends on your nationality, contact us to find out more about it.

Yes, that is possible too if you don’t wish to choose 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 have overstayed with a UAE Residence Visa, you will be charged 25AED after the waiver period of 30 days. In addition to that you will also have to settle certain other fines. If you have overstayed with a Visit Visa, you will be charged 350 AED for the first day and 100 AED for each subsequent day.

If such situation arises while you are in Dubai or Sharjah Airport, you must immediately book a flight to your home country and exit the airport. We will send you a new visa for your return.

At the moment in UAE, a 6 month visa has been introduced for investors, entrepreneur, talented professionals and outstanding students. The applications are accepted and approved by a panel of immigration officers. If you do not fall into any of the above categories, you may apply for a normal 90 day visit visa and apply for another one without exiting. You can keep applying for 90 day visas without any issues.

UAE visa processing charge, VAT, service charge and a return flight ticket.

Most of the time, you will never get to know the answer of this as the decision to approve or reject a visa is solely that of the immigration authorities and these reasons are not disclosed for security purposes.

This cannot be done by yourself but it can be done via the person or company who initiated the Visit Visa application process, i.e : your employer or tour operator, etc. If your travel has been cancelled for certain reasons and you are unable to enter UAE within 60 days (from the date of issue) the visa will become invalid. There is an extra fee for visa cancellation. Letting a UAE visa go invalid won't affect your future travel to UAE.

The UAE immigration system is fully automated thus your date and time of entry will be recorded in the system. All you have to do is request your sponsor provides you with a new copy to be able to exit UAE. You DON'T have to apply for a new visa!

All UAE visa processing costs are non-refundable. Even individuals with valid visas for March 2020 who weren't able to travel due to COVID 19 have not received any refunds. The GDRFA doesn't give out refunds for any visa that has been processed. So there is still no solution for this matter.

All visitors and residents travelling to Dubai & other Emirates needed to have COVID-negative result 48 hours prior to entry children under 12 years are not required to have the COVID test, so your daughter does not need a COVID test.



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