Hassle-free UAE Visit Visa via WhatsApp

Update - 19th July, 2022

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.


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

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

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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Single Entry
30 DAY VISA - Inside Country
359 AED / 98 USD

Multiple entry
90 DAY VISA- Inside Country
1050 AED / 286 USD
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
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Coronavirus update on UAE Visit Visa
19th July, 2022

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that the validity period of the Al Hosn Green Pass status has been reduced from 30 days to 14 days.

09th July, 2022

Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on July 9, Saturday. Holidays will be given from July 8, Friday to July 11, Monday as per the announcement made by The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. Work will continue from July 12, Tuesday onwards.

04th July, 2022

With more than 550,000 passengers set to leave the UAE in June and July, Emirates airline is geared up for a busy summer season. The airline is recommending its passengers to book early to avoid disappointment due to the huge volume of tickets for its flight.

13th June, 2022

Travellers flying from the UAE to the USA don’t need to take a PCR test before flying. The USA has scrapped the requirement of producing a negative PCR test certificate upon arrival. Double-check with your airline before flying.

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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.

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

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

Visit Amer and e-Channel


Click Create Application


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


Proceed to Passport Details


Obtain 30 day extension (790-890 AED)

Oman border visa run (You have 2 options)
01 Getting on-arrival

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


Oman visa approved.


Drive to border / book visa run.


Cross the Oman border.


Re enter with new 30 day free entry.

02 Get a pre-paid Visa

Speak to tour operator who can process Express visa


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


Oman Visa approved.


Drive to border / book visa run


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

Speak to tour operator who can process an express visa.


Apply for an Oman visa


Oman visa approved.


Drive to the Oman border / book a visa run.


Wait for the UAE entry visa from the tour operator


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)

Get Airport to Airport visa change ticket with your tou operator


Reach Dubai or Sharjah Airport at around - 8 AM.


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


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


Come back to Dubai or Sharjah Airport - 1 PM.


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.
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)

(For applicants not residing in the UAE)

Visas for other Emirates
ICA toll free number
(For UAE residents)

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)

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).

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
UAE new work week 2022

Following the UAE government's decision to change the working week to four and a half days, UAE immigration will likewise change its working week to four and a half days. This is in accordance with the country's goal of being the most effective and efficient corporate and economic development hub in the region.

Arabiers UAE visit visa processing will transition to a Saturday and Sunday weekend beginning January 1, 2022, with limited working hours on Friday. Those planning to visit the UAE are encouraged to apply for visas during the new work week, which runs from Monday to Friday. Get your visa first, then arrange your flights, as instructed by UAE immigration.

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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