How to Get Dubai Visit Visa




So you are planning to visit Dubai? That's great! and the best thing is, if you are eligible for visa-on-arrival or visa-free-entry, you don't have to do any arrangement in advance. If you are not in the above lists, then read on, I will guide you step by step how to get Dubai visit visa.

Types of Dubai Visit Visa

The first step is, that you should know there are several types of visit visas available for visiting Dubai. So let's go through the most common types and see which one is suitable for your traveling purpose.

90 Days Visit Visa

This type of visa will allow you to stay in Dubai for 90 days from the date of your entry to Dubai. It is valid for 58 days to be used from its issued date. This type of  visa  usually take 3 to 4 working days to be processed from the date you apply. But you also have the option to apply for express-tourist visa which will take 24 hours to be processed. This type of visa also provides you the option for single entry or multiple entry.

30 Days Tourist Visa

This type of visa will allow you to stay in Dubai for 30 days form the date of your entry to Dubai. It is also valid for 58 days to be used from its issued date. It will usually take 1 to 4 working days to be processed once you apply. But you also have the option to apply for express-tourist visa which will take 24 hours to be processed. This type of visa also provides single entry or  multiple entry options.

14 Days Tourist Visa (Business Visit Visa)

This type of visa will allow you to stay in Dubai for 14 days from the date of your entry to Dubai.  It is also valid for 60 days to be used from its issued date.  It will usually take 1 to 4 working days to be processed from the date you apply.

96 Hours Transit Visa

This Type visa will allow you to stay in Dubai for 96 hours from the date of your entry to Dubai. It  is valid for 30 days to be used from its issued date.  It will usually take 1 to 4 working days to be processed once you apply.

Requirements for Dubai visit visa

  • Sponsorship: You will need sponsorship from a hotel, travel agency, airline, company, UAE citizen or resident.
  • Passport: Your passport should be valid for six months, at least at the time of entry.
  • Passport Size Photograph: A color passport size photograph.
  • Round Trip Airline Ticket: You will also need a round trip confirmed airline ticket.
And that’s it, you are ready to go...

How to apply for Dubai Visit Visa?

Through Travel agencies and hotels

Licensed travel agent is the easiest way to apply for Dubai visit visa. you can contact travel agencies in your country for any available visit and tourist packages. 
Licensed travel agents and hotels in Dubai can also arrange a tourist visa for you. you will have to purchase tickets through them and maintain hotel reservation with the specific hotel.
It is important to check the authenticity of travel agents you are dealing with, You can seek the help of the UAE embassy in your country for verification.

Through Airlines

You can apply for Dubai visit visa through airlines. Each airline has some terms and conditions, which must be met in order for your visa to be arranged by them. Which obviously includes flying with them. For more information you can directly check with them.

Through Sponsorship from UAE Citizen or Resident

You can very easily get Dubai visit visa through sponsorship from UAE Citizen. UAE residents can also sponsor Dubai visit visa for their family members and relatives. Although they need monthly salary of AED 4,000 or above.

Fees for Dubai Visit Visa

  • 96 Hours Transit Visa: AED 200
  • 14 Days Tourist Visa: AED 290
  • 30 Days Short Term Visit Visa Single Entry: AED 370
  • 30 Days Short Term Visit Visa Multiple Entry: AED 650
  • 90 Days Long Term Visit Visa Single Entry: AED 700
  • 90 Days Long Term Visit Visa Multiple Entry: AED 1750
Note:- Some extra charge maybe applicable depending on travel agencies, airlines, hotels etc.

Difference Between Single Entry and Multi Entry Dubai visa

Single entry visit visa or single entry tourist visa allows you to enter Dubai only once. The single entry visa becomes void once you enter Dubai or any other city of UAE. Multi entry visa allows you to exit and re-enter Dubai many times as long as the duration of the visa is valid. For example, if you have 90 days multi-entry-visit-visa, you can exit and re-enter Dubai in those 90 days from the date of your first time entry to UAE.

Overstay Fine for Visit/ Tourist Visa

Overstay means when your visa duration expires while you are still staying in Dubai. If you overstay, you will have to pay a certain amount of fee to immigration offices. The fine for the first day is Dh 200 and then Dh 100 for each subsequent day. You can easily pay the overstay fine in any UAE airport you are exiting from.

How to Check  Dubai Visa Status Online

By using Smart Services ICA , you can easily track and check your Dubai visa status online.

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