can Request a visa via:-
1- National Airlines (Etihad
Airways & Emirates Airline).
2- Travel agencies.
3- Hotels in The UAE.
4- Through a resident person in
* For more information about the type
of visa, fees and required please visit the website of the MOI on
the following link:
All visitors should have a valid
return travel ticket and a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 month.
Information concerning visa
requirements for those wishing to travel to The UAE is listed below, however
visa regulations and costs are subject to change and should always be checked
with your travel agent or the visa issuing body before travelling. Do
not overstay your visa as this will result in detention and fines.
Netherlands Citizens & EU
Countries Members –
Citizens of Netherlands and Passport
holders of the countries listed below will be granted a free of charge visit
visa on arrival in the UAE. No application in advance of travel is necessary.
Your passport will simply be stamped with the visit visa as you pass through
Immigration at any airport in the UAE. You
are allowed to stay for 90 days within a period of 180 days a year.
Resident visas and
work permits are issued by the relevant authorities in the UAE after an
application from a prospective employer.
Types of Visas:
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals do not require a visa to enter the
Passport holders of the countries listed below do not require a prior visa in
order to enter the United Arab Emirates for business or tourist visits
lasting 30 days. These passport holders will receive a one-month
non-renewable visa on arrival.
United State of America
If you do NOT fall
into one of the above categories, you will require a visa and a sponsor for
Short Visit Visa
Except for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council who do not require a visa
and nationalities automatically entitled to visit visas on entry, all other
visitors who wish to stay longer than 14 days in the UAE must obtain a visit
visa in advance through a sponsor. The sponsor can be your travel agency,
your hotel, the company or department with which you are doing business in
the UAE, or an individual (e.g. a relative or friend resident in the UAE).
You can pick up
this visit visa on arrival at the airport, The Visa is valid for two months
before entering the UAE and it entitles the holder to stay in the Country for
30 days and is non-renewable. A fee of 500 Dirham plus a Dh10 delivery charge
for this service. In order to complete your application, your sponsor will
require your date of arrival, flight details, and a photocopy of the first
few pages of your passport, which should be valid for at least six
A hotel will only
provide a visa if you are a guest. For an individual to sponsor a visit visa,
he or she must earn over Dh4000 per month and hold a valid residence visa.
Your visit visa must be deposited at airport immigration one hour before the
arrival of your flight. Note that your airline may require evidence (e.g. a
photocopy) before departure that a valid visa awaits you on arrival.
Long Visit Visa
This visa has the same requirements as the Short Visit Visa but will cost Dh
1000 and entitles the holder to a 90 days stay in the country.
Multiple Entry Visa
This visa, often used by business people who are frequent visitors to the
UAE, entitles the holder to multiple entries into the country for a period of
six months from day of issuance with a stay of no more than 14 days each
time. The Visa will cost Dh2000.
category of visit visa is available for individual tourists from East and
West Europe who are not entitled to a visa on arrival, as well as visitors
from Thailand, South Africa and China. The tourist visa, which must be
sponsored by hotels and tour operators, entitles its holder to a 30-day stay
and is non-renewable. The fee is Dh1000, with an additional Dh10 for
All passengers passing through UAE
airports while flying to or from Europe, United States, Asia or Africa can
obtain a special 96-hour transit visa, which is sponsored by an airline
operating in the UAE. The traveler must have a valid ticket for an onward
flight and the duration between the two journeys should not be less than 8
hours. Or should be 8 hours or more.
Student visas must be sponsored by one
of the licensed Universities or Educational Institutions in the UAE, which
are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.
Patients seeking medical treatment in
the UAE must be sponsored by medical establishments, both in public and
private sectors, and approved by the Ministry of Health or Health Authority
of the emirate. Visas in this category are valid for 60 days from the date of
arrival and can be renewed twice for 60 day periods.
Exhibitions / Festivals / Conferences
Visas in this category must be
sponsored by the organizers of the events in both public and private
establishments. Visas in this category are valid for only 30 days from the
date of arrival and not renewable.
This 14-day non-renewable visa is
issued to businessmen and professionals. It must be sponsored by a company or
its consultant or a licensed hotel. This type of visa is subject to AED
320 Fee and a deposit of AED 1000, refundable upon departure of the sponsored
For more information on visa
requirements please visit the website for the Naturalisation, Residency and
Ports (NRP) department: www.adnrd.ae/home.action
To fill out Visa Application form click here