Looking for a Dubai visa for US citizens?

Looking for a Dubai visa for US citizens?
iVisa | Updated on Jan 19, 2020

A lot of people who want to travel to Dubai live under the impression that they require a Dubai visa. However, that is not accurate since Dubai is only one of the United Arab Emirates. So, if you are a US national who wishes to go to Dubai, you actually need a UAE visa for US citizens. Luckily for you, the United States is one of the countries whose citizens can apply online for their visas, and iVisa can help you go through a smooth process.

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What is it that you need?

Before throwing yourself at the application form, you need to make sure that you have everything iVisa needs to start the process. However, you do not need much, and the items you need are easy to obtain. Here is what you must provide:

  • Passport – all travelers are required to have a passport that remains valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in UAE. If the document expires sooner than that, you need to have it renewed.

  • A passport scan – make sure that the scan is in JPEG format.

  • Passport photo – the photograph needs to meet the standards of a passport photo. Make sure that it is taken against a white background, and you look straight at the camera. Do not wear glasses, and headwear is not allowed unless you have religious reasons.

  • Valid e-mail address – when you apply online, a copy of your visa will be sent to you via e-mail. Make sure that you have access to your account since you need to print out the visa.

  • Means of payment – you will be asked to pay the fees during the application process, which is why you need a method of online payment. iVisa accepts credit/debit cards, PayPal.

If you travel with children, each of them needs their own visa, which is why you must provide a copy of the passport, a photo, and the birth certificate.

UAE visa for US citizens – the processing times and prices

You can choose one of the three available processing times:

  • Standard processing – your request is processed within 2 business days, and you need to spend $132 on your visa.

  • Rush processing – it takes only 24 hours for your application form to be processed, and you will be charged $162.

  • Super Rush processing – if you want your UAE visa faster, choose this option and get the document in as little as 2 hours. The cost, however, is $192.

Hopefully, things are clearer now. To enter Dubai you need to have a UAE visa. This document allows you to enter the country once and you can stay there for up to 30 days.

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