Hassle-free UAE Visit Visa via WhatsApp

Update - 24th October, 2021

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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Eligibility

Based on your nationality you might need a visit visa to UAE or you can get free on arrival visa, check out the type of visa. In case you need a visit visa, unlike UK, USA the eligibility to get a visa to UAE it’s quite simple or nothing. All you have to have is a valid passport that has a 6 month validity (travel documents are not accepted). Also while entering UAE you must have return flight tickets officers might ask at the counter. While you are arranging the visa the facilitator airline or tourism company might ask additional documentation & guarantee that you leave on time

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Process
Applying Pre-Paid (Pre-Arranged) UAE Visit Visa made easy with Arabiers
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 Read here

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Coronavirus update on UAE Visit Visa
24th October, 2021

Effective from October 4 2021 onwards, UAE’s Al Hosn app’s vaccination status will be accepted for UAE travellers while travelling to the UK. This was announced by the UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps. The traveller has to be fully vaccinated with either Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna or Janssen vaccinations.

10th October, 2021

Quarantine is no longer necessary for travellers originating from countries that are on Abu hab’s Green list. This update was announced by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi and is effective from 8th October 2021, 12.00 am onwards. However, PCR tests before flying to Abu Dhabi and upon arrival are still compulsory. The “Green List” countries refer to the origin of travel not the citizenship of the traveller. For more details on “Green List” countries

19th September, 2021

Individuals landing at the Abu Dhabi International Airport are no longer required to wear an electronic wristband while self-isolating at home. However, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee stated that this rule is not applicable for COVID positive cases as wearing a wristband during quarantine is mandatory.

30th August, 2021

The UAE Authorities announced that travellers eligible to apply for a visit visa can now apply for one, irrespective of their country of origin as long as they have been vaccinated with WHO approved vaccines. Travellers originating from previously banned countries (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka) must show a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate that was taken within 48 hours before departure.

15th August, 2021

Updated travel protocols are in place for Emirati nationals, residents and tourists entering Abu Dhabi from Sunday, August 15 2021 onwards. The updates mentioned below were released by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on Saturday August 14, 2021.

Vaccinated travellers and new residents from green list countries:
  • Exempt from quarantine
  • Take the PCR test on-arrival and on the sixth day

This rule was previously only applicable for Emirati nationals travelling from abroad and returning residents.

Travellers and new residents who have been vaccinated abroad can update their vaccine certificate to UAE's vaccine app, Al Hosn.

Vaccinated travellers from non-green list countries
  • Self-quarantine for seven days from day of arrivale
  • Take the PCR test on-arrival and on the sixth day.
Unvaccinated tourists, residents and nationals from green list countries:
  • Exempt from quarantine
  • Take PCR test on-arrival and on Day six and nine.
Unvaccinated travellers from non-green list countries:
  • Take PCR test on-arrival and on Day nine.
  • Quarantine for 10 days from the day of arrival.
05th August, 2021

If you have been anticipating flying from the UK to UAE or waiting to fly from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka you might not be up-to-date with the latest announcement. Here is a summary & still government yet to confirm about the visit visa holders flying to UAE

UAE to UK

The UAE is in UK's red list countries from July 28, 2021. Any travellers originating from red list countries need to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel after landing in UK. To be exempted from quarantine, UK nationals or UAE residents can stay in Amber or green list countries for at least 11 days before flying to the UK.

India to UAE

On April 22,2021 UAE's NECMA(National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority) and GCAA(General Civil Aviation Authority) announced the suspension of all flights from India. Emirates official announcement stated on July 23, 2021 that this suspension will continue until August 7,2021. Passengers who have travelled to India within the past 14 days are restricted from entering the UAE.

Pakistan to UAE

Emirates announced that all flights to Pakistan will be stopped until 7 August 2021. The announcement made on 28 July also stated that passengers who flew to Pakistan within the last 14 days cannot travel to UAE This rule is exempted for members of diplomatic missions, UAE Golden Visa holders, UAE nationals and residents.

Bangladesh to UAE

Emirates announced on July 28 that flights from Bangladesh will be suspended until August 7, 2021. It also stated that any passengers who traveled to Bangladesh within the past 14 days will also not be given entry into UAE.There may be exemptions to this rule for UAE Nationals, UAE Golden Visa holders and diplomatic mission members who stick to the COVID 19 regulations.

Sri Lanka to UAE

On July 28 Emirates informed that flights from Sri Lanka have been halted until August 7,2021. They also stated that anyone who transited or landed in Sri Lanka in the past 14 days will be rejected entry into UAE. UAE nationals and residents and members of diplomatic missions who adhere to the COVID-19 rules can be excused from this rule.

17th July, 2021

Below is the full list of 'green' countries, regions and territories that you can travel from if planning a trip to Abu Dhabi:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, Province of China
  • Turkmenistan
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City 
13th June, 2021

As stated in the GOV.UK website, UK has been removed from Abu Dhabi's "Green List" of countries effective from the 13th of June 2021. The 'Green List" includes countries with relaxed quarantine rules while entering Abu Dhabi.

02nd May, 2021

If travelling to Abu Dhabi then these are the countries, regions and territories listed in the 'green' list. Nationals arriving from these list of countries not required to go for quarantine & rest all national required to go for quarantine. Government Quarantine center at Abu Dhabi

Humanitarian City have been providing free of costQuarantine facility and once the Covid 19 test result is received, they will tie a GPS monitoring watch and send visitors for home quarantine for the rest 8 days, Making it a total of 10 days. After completion of 10 days another PCR testing taken and GPS watch will be removed & visitors free to go out of home.

  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong (SAR)
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (ROC)
  • Tajikistan
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

Please remember that this list can change depending on International COVID 19 updates.

25th April, 2021

If you are travelling after the 25th of April 2021 from any of the countries mentioned below, it is not mandatory for you to quarantine in UAE.

  • UAE nationals or residents taking part in the National Vaccination Program or who are in Stage III of the vaccination dose are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.
  • If travelling from any of the countries mentioned below and within 28 days of receiving the second dose of the COVID vaccine:
    • Australia
    • Bhutan
    • Brunei
    • China
    • Cuba
    • Greenland
    • Hong Kong region (China)
    • Iceland
    • Israel
    • Japan
    • Mauritius
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Portugal
    • Russia
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan (ROC)
    • Tajikistan
    • United Kingdom
09th March, 2021

Emirates has announced that flights originating from Nigeria and South Africa will continue to be suspended until March 20. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the government has also restricted the entry of travelers from these two countries.

22nd December, 2020
New COVID19 rules issued in Abu Dhabi to welcome travelers from December 24

Effective from 24 December 2020, Abu Dhabi has composed a list of 'green countries' , announced the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority. Travelers from green countries are excused from self-isolation whereas travelers from other countries need to self-isolate for 19 days. Additionally, travellers from green countries are exempt from taking PCR tests on the 6th and 12th day of stay in Abu Dhabi if they are staying longer. PCR tests on these two days are mandatory for travellers from other countries who are staying longer in Abu Dhabi.

Green Countries

Australia, Brunei, China, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong (SAR), Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan - China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

21st October, 2020
New rules laid out by Etihad Airways for UK travelers

Individuals flying via Etihad from the UK need to show negative PCR test results which are not older than 72 hours before their flight departure time. All PCR tests should be taken from a medical facility accredited by the government. Etihad listed the following medical facilities.

Eurofins - tests available for £90

If you are flying from Heathrow International Airport you can book your test to be taken at the airport with Collinsons or ExpressTest.

22nd October, 2020
Israel signs agreement with UAE for visa-free travel

In the near future UAE citizens will be able to travel to Israel without a visa for a maximum of 90 days (per visit), stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairsand International Cooperation. This waiver is a result of memorandum of understanding agreed to by both countries for visa free travel that will be effective very soon.

Ghobash stated that this mutual waiver will allow UAE nationals to visit Israel without any visa. He also mentions that this will have a good impact on investment, tourism and trade while strengthening the collaboration between both countries. This waiver is the proof of the desire in both countries to improve relationship while making way for more opportunities for cooperation and the chance to open up a better economic potential, said Ghobash.

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.


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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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
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

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
Argentina Austria Bahamas Islands
Barbados Belgium Brazil
Bulgaria Chile Colombia
Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador
Estonia Finland France
Germany Greece Honduras
Hungary Iceland Italy
Kiribati Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Maldives
Malta Montenegro Nauru
Netherlands Norway Paraguay
Peru Poland Portugal
Romania Russian Federation Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino Serbia Seychelles
Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands
South Korea Spain Sweden
Switzerland 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 10
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
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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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UAE Mission visa

The UAE Mission visa is an unique entry permit that authorizes professionals interested in working for a short-term project with an UAE based company. When employed under this type of visa, he/she is considered as a probationary worker. This kind of visa can only be issued by certain registered companies so keep contacting the company that's going to hire you.

Mission visas are single entry and have an approved stay period of 90 days. If the holder leaves before the 90 days is over, the mission visa will get cancelled automatically. Mission visa holders are not allowed to transfer to visit visa or apply for a new visa because the mission visa needs to be cancelled (which only happens by the holder exiting UAE) before obtaining a different visa type.

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Extending UAE Visit Visa

There were multiple ways to extend your visit visa in UAE prior to covid out break, after pandemic started the visa change without exit only way to extend your stay. Extending your visit visa or making a new visa in UAE it’s a simple process & it takes 24 hours.

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Special On Arrival Visas

Below country nationals granted by UAE immigration special on arrival visas
Mexican passport holders get free multiple entry on arrival visit visa for 180 days (6 months visa) & it’s valid for 180 days too. From your first entry date will be calculated & next half a year you can enter & exit, stay total day’s of 180 days.

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What you can and cannot do on UAE visit visa

You can obtain UAE visit visa & visit UAE but here is the guide what you can do & cannot do

What can you do ?
  • You can visit the UAE to do certain tourist activities, for example skydiving during your holiday in UAE, visiting friends and family in any emirate or attending a conference anywhere in UAE
  • You may attend interviews with your potential employers & set your Residence visa being in the country to join work
  • You may plan to open a business in UAE or buy a property, doing the initial research can be done using visit visa
What You Cannot Do ?
  • Do paid or unpaid work for a UAE company or as a self-employed person
  • According to Federal Law No. 9 of 2018 on Anti-begging, anyone caught begging in the UAE will be fined AED 5,000 and imprisoned for a term up to three months. Those operating professional gangs of beggars or recruiting people from outside the country to work as beggars face a jail term of not less than six months and a minimum fine of AED 100,000
  • Doing any illegal activities like smuggling, child trafficking, prostitution etc
  • You are unable to open a bank account or run a business on a visit visa, in order to do that you must obtain your legal Residence visa & Emirates ID
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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.

Firstly, it is illegal to work in UAE without holding a valid UAE work visa issued by the MOHRE (Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation) or any of the free zone authorities. This is further enforced by Article 11 of the immigration Law which states that a foreigner without a valid work visa can't work anywhere in UAE or for his own with or without pay.

Additionally, Article 13 of the Employment law mentions that foreign employees can only be employed in the UAE after receiving a work permit and approval from MOHRE. Work permits will be granted if the below mentioned conditions are met:

  • 1. The employee has all the educational qualifications and professional background that will benefit the state.
  • 2. The employee has entered the country legally and complies with all the residence rules enforced in the state.

The individual working on visit visa, if caught will be deported.

Source :Khaleej Times

As per the new announcement, individuals falling into any of the categories mentioned below can book an appointment to get a COVID19 vaccine at any DHA centre.

  • 1. All Emirati nationals
  • 2. All Dubai residence visa holders over 40 years of age.
  • 3. Dubai residence visa holders falling into the 'people of determination' category.
  • 4. Dubai residence visa holders suffering from severe disease.
  • 5. Residents living in Dubai aged 60 and above. As per the announcement, individuals aged 60 and above holding a valid visa issued in any of the 7 Emirates can register for the vaccine after proving that they are deciding in Dubai.
  • 6. Emirates ID holding GCC nationals

You must print your visa (hard copy is must) & show it to the screening counters in Airports or boarders in UAE. If not printing would be possible at the cost of 30 AED (only can pay in AED)



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