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Luxury and splendor await you in the United Arab Emirates. Nowadays, visiting the country is easier than ever. Travelers from selected countries can apply for tourist visas fully online.
At iVisa.com we’re ready to assist you with your UAE tourist visa, a necessary document to explore Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and all of the other marvelous destinations in the United Arab Emirates.
What is the United Arab Emirates Visa?
The UAE tourist visa is an official travel authorization that allows eligible nationalities to visit the UAE for short tourism or business trips. It is a single entry visa valid for a 30-days stay.
Contrary to paper or sticker visas, this visa is issued electronically. You can complete the process fully online, without ever stepping into an embassy or consulate, and receive your visa in as fast as 3 working days.
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Who can apply for a UAE visa?
Certain nationalities require a visa to visit the UAE. The easiest way to see if you need one is by using our Visa Checker tool. But you can also look for your country in the list of eligible countries below:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo The Democratic Republic of,Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Micronesia, Federated States of Moldova, Republic of Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South, Sudan, , Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, China, Tajikistan, Tanzania the United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
If you qualify, you can take advantage of our services to process your UAE visa with us.
How do I apply for the UAE visa online?
To apply for a UAE visa, you’ll have to complete three simple steps. The whole process won’t take longer than 15 minutes to complete.
- Step one: Fill out the visa application form with your personal information, some details about your intended stay in the UAE, and health information. You must have a confirmed flight ticket in order to submit your application. At this point, you’ll also be able to choose the processing time that best suits your needs.
- Step two: Check that all the information entered in the form is correct to avoid any mistakes that might delay your visit to the UAE. If everything checks out, proceed to a secure payment platform to pay the visa fees with a credit or debit card.
- Step three: Upload clear scans of all your supporting documents. Then, to finish, submit your application.
All the approved visas are sent via email. We recommend that you print your visa before traveling to the UAE and present it to the authorities at the airport.
How long are UAE visas valid?
All visas to enter the UAE are valid for 60 days after issued, with the exception of the 96‑hour and 48‑hour visas, which are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
If you need to extend your stay in the country, we recommend that you contact the immigration authorities in the United Arab Emirates.
What are the costs and processing time of the United Arab Emirates visas?
The cost of the visas will vary depending on the processing time you choose. We offer three processing options to adapt to your needs.
- With our Standard Processing, you’ll get your UAE visa in 7 Business Days for USD 153.50.
- Using Rush processing, your visa will be ready in 5 Business Days and you’ll have to pay a fee of USD 185.00.
- Finally, our fastest option is Super Rush Processing which lasts 3 Business Days. It costs USD 225.50.
We recommend that you apply for your visa at least one week before your trip and select the processing time that suits your timeline.
The prices for our services include the government fee. Once your visa is ready, you’ll receive it via email and you’ll be ready to explore the streets of Dubai.
What are the visa requirements and policy?
Because this is an electronic visa, the required documents are not many and easy to get.
- Passport Personal Details Scan
- Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
- Applicant Photo
- Airline Confirmation
- Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)
All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. If your passport is valid for less than six months, you will need to renew it before you can apply for a visa and travel to the UAE.
To renew your visa, you must exit the UAE and may re-enter on a new visa if you meet the requirements. If you overstay in the UAE without renewing your visa, you may face legal action and a fine. Also, it may not be possible to apply for a UAE visa in the future.
This visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the United Arab Emirates.
Can I get a visa on arrival to enter the UAE?
Only some nationalities can be granted a visa on arrival. If your country of origin is on the list below, you won’t need to get a tourist visa. Instead, you can get a visa on arrival.
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of Mauritius, Portugal, Romania, Russian, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America require that you obtain your UAE visa on arrival.
Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa, free of charge. In addition to the countries listed above, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia are eligible for a visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Traveling with minors
All passengers, regardless of their age, are required to carry a visa to enter the UAE. This includes infants traveling on their parents’ laps.
Besides the passport and photo, you’ll also need the child’s birth certificate to process this visa.
Do I need a transit visa to enter the UAE?
Yes, all travelers are required to have a transit visa. The transit visa permits the holder to stay for up to four days. You can obtain it online and it is valid at all airlines and airports in the UAE. You can find more information about this visa here.
What are the visa-exempt countries?
Citizens of the countries that belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) do not require a visa or permit to enter Dubai or Abu Dhabi. They only need to present their GCC country passport or national ID card at the point of entry into the United Arab Emirates.
Are there any special restrictions for female travelers?
Females under the age of 18 can apply for a visa only if traveling with their parents.
COVID-19 requirements or restrictions
All travelers arriving in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will need to get a PCR test within 48 hours of arriving in the country.
Children below 12 years old and fully vaccinated/recovered travelers are exempt from PCR tests if they’re entering Dubai.
Children below 16 years old and fully vaccinated/recovered visitors are exempt from getting PCR tests before arrival if they enter Abu Dhabi.
COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not mandatory to enter the United Arab Emirates. However, travelers are required to present one of the following in order to enter this country:
- Valid vaccination certificate with a QR code
- Negative PCR test issued within 48 hours before departure with a QR code
- Proof of recovery within 1 month from the date of recovery to the date of arrival with a QR code
Quarantine and Health Insurance
Visitors are not required to quarantine upon arrival but carrying health insurance is mandatory for all travelers.
Health Declaration Form
It’s mandatory that all travelers process a UAE Health Declaration Form. This travel document helps government officials assess and manage the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a form for Medical Insurance and Quarantine. You can also obtain this form as an add-on when applying for your UAE visa with iVisa.com.
Applying with iVisa.com
Using our visa services is very easy. We have worked hard to make our processes user-friendly and secure so you can get your visa safely from anywhere in the world. We have plenty of stories from travelers that have used our services. Read all about them in the reviews section.
Where can I learn more?
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Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)
All visas to enter Dubai are valid for 60 days from the date of issue, with the exception of the 96‑hour and 48‑hour visas, which are valid for 30 days from the date of issue
All visas are sent by email to the email address given at the start of the application process.
The UAE Immigration Department requires all visitors to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. If your passport is valid for less than six months, you will need to renew it before you can apply for a visa and travel to the UAE.
All passengers, including children and infants, must have a visa to enter the UAE. This includes infants traveling on their parents’ laps.
To renew your visa, you must exit the UAE and may re-enter on a new visa if you meet the requirements.
If you overstay in the UAE without renewing your visa, you may face legal action and a fine. Also, it may not be possible to apply for a UAE visa in the future.
This visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the UAE.
Please note that the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of Mauritius, Portugal, Romania, Russian, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America require that you obtain your UAE visa on arrival.
Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30 days in Total visit visa, free of charge. In addition to the countries listed above, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia are eligible for a visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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How long does it take to apply for these travel documents?
When should I apply for the United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa?
The UAE requires that you apply within 58 days of your intended arrival. However, you can apply with iVisa.com at any time, as we will review your application for accuracy and queue your order until it's the appropriate time to process it. The latest you can apply is 3 Business Days before departure.
In addition, all travelers to the UAE need to have the Health Declaration.
What happens if I overstay?
If you overstay the 30 days in Total limit that the visa allows, you will be subject to a fine of 100 AED, plus an additional 200 AED for each extra day.
Please note that that date of entry and exit count towards the 30 days in Total limit. Even if you arrive at 23:59 local time, that will count as one day. Apply now for your travel documents to the UAE.
Does the United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa guarantee me entry to the UAE?
How can I track the status of my United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa application?
Do I have to submit my physical passport to receive the United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa?
No. You will receive an electronic visa, which does not require anything to be stamped in your passport ahead of travel. All visas are sent by email. You should print out a copy of your visa before you travel and bring it with you.
Apply now for the UAE e-Visa and, if you wish, add on the Health Declaration.
What are the benefits of applying for my United Arab Emirates Tourist e-Visa through iVisa.com?
Can I extend my visa in the United Arab Emirates if it expires while I’m there?
No, the e-Visa is not extendable. To renew your visa, you must exit the UAE and re-apply for a new visa. You may re-enter on a new visa if you meet the requirements.
If you overstay in the UAE without renewing your visa, you may face legal action and a fine. Also, it may not be possible to apply for a UAE visa in the future.
Learn more about UAE Tourism
It is not news that the United Arab Emirates is one of the most luxurious places in the world. The things you will see there will leave you in awe, and nobody in the history of traveling ever expressed regret for going to the UAE. You probably most know that the United Arab Emirates is a place for extremes and that the Emiratis take great pride in the fact that they built the largest man-made wonders. You must know about their very tall buildings or the fact that they made islands. Even so, the United Arab Emirates is a lot more than luxury and worldly possession. The Emiratis are very traditional people, and they have a beautiful culture too. The first thing you want to remember about traveling to the United Arab Emirates is that all seven Emirates are conservative. The Emiratis are religious people, Muslim, so you need to abide by some rules while going there. For one thing, you need to dress conservatively if you want to explore the country. You need to cover your shoulders, knees, back, and show as much skin as possible. Women, for example, cannot enter mosques or other religious sites without wearing a long dress. It is not difficult to abide by the Emiratis’ dress code, and you can get into a lot of trouble if you proceed otherwise. One of the most common misconceptions is that only super rich people visit the United Arab Emirates. That could not be more untrue. Yes, the UAE is known for its luxury, especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but that does not mean you must sell a kidney for a trip there. There are plenty of other attractions that you can afford. Surely you do not want to go to Dubai just to stock up on gold iPads, do you? The point is that you may not be able to travel to the United Arab Emirates on a budget, but you do not have to have millions in the bank either. It is not like UAE does not have a middle class, so you do not need to worry. The best thing that you can experience in the United Arab Emirates is the desert safari. According to everyone that has ever been there, you cannot leave the UAE without going on at least one such experience. Going over the huge sand dunes in a 4x4, having a barbecue in Bedouin style, riding camels, and a lot more fun activities are available for you in the desert. Just remember that the desert can be scorching during the day and quite chilly during the night. You need to pack appropriate clothing. And do not forget that there is sand all around you, and you need to protect yourself with scarves and good shoes. Also, try to dress in white as much as you can. The desert draws a lot of the sun’s light. You do not need to be doing that as well. And drink plenty of water. Getting dehydrated in the desert takes a lot less than on normal conditions. Even if the United Arab Emirates is mostly desert, you can enjoy a few of the best beaches in the world. Some of them are open to the public, where you need to follow some ground rules that involve a dress code again, while others are private and you can do whatever you want. The private beaches usually belong to luxury resorts. They are more liberal, but you should not go overboard. Remember that Emiratis also visit these resorts, and you do not want to be disrespectful. While the United Arab Emirates does not have its own cuisine, you will love the food there. Lavish restaurants are typical, and the meals are most delicious. The food there is a mix of Turkish and Lebanese, but you can find plenty of western food as well. As you can imagine, cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a few of the best chefs in the world, so food is not something you will miss while traveling to the UAE. If you want, you have the possibility of not changing your diet at all while there. But even so, you should try something new. It is a part of the experience. You should not have an issue communicating while in the United Arab Emirates. A lot of people there speak English, and the city of Dubai is made up of 85% expats. You can get around quite easily. Plus, the country’s economy relies on tourism, so the Emiratis seek to be as hospitable as possible. Being able to communicate with tourists is one of their efforts. The people in UAE are incredibly hospitable. They are all very nice as long as you show respect for their traditions and culture. However, you need to keep in mind that physical contact between opposite genders is frowned upon. For example, if someone invites you to their home, do not extend your arm to shake the hand of the lady of the house. Also, public displays of affection are regarded as rude in the UAE, so refrain from too much touching while on the street. Lastly, you are allowed to take a lot of pictures wherever you may go, but under no circumstance should you take a picture of women on the streets. It is strictly forbidden, and you may get into trouble if you do not follow this rule. The United Arab Emirates is one of the most developed countries in the Middle East. It is a peaceful and safe country where you can enjoy a lot of attractions. As long as you are aware that you are in a conservative state and act accordingly, you should have the time of your life. The people are lovely, the food is good, and you can choose from a vast variety of fun activities. It may be a mostly dry country, but if you play your cards rights, you will not even have time to think about the lack of alcohol.
Your journey to the UAE starts by applying now for the UAE tourist e-Visa and Health Declaration.
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