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The golden city of AKA Dubai is a truly international country and one of the UAE's seven emirates. Dubai is among the few Asian nations that have grown in line with Western technology but have retained their Eastern sensitivity. Dubai's people have turned the desert into a modern-day oasis. It boasts some of the most impressive skyscrapers and buildings. Many popular luxury hotels are located in the country, such as the Atlantis Palm, where guests can stay in an underwater room, enjoy an indoor theme park and a shopping center. 

Let's have a look at Complete Guide on Dubai Visa before you plan your trip to this beautiful Destination.

IS THERE A NEED OF A SEPERATE DUBAI VISA IF YOU HAVE A UAE VISA?

No, you don't need a separate visa for Dubai.  As Dubai is not a country of its own, there is no separate 'Dubai Visa'; it is part of the UAE. If you have a visa that allows you to reach the UAE, you can fly to any of its emirates, including Dubai. 

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TYPES OF DUBAI/UAE VISAS:

There are four main types of UAE Visa:

  • Tourist Visa- As the name suggests, tourist visas are provided for tourism purposes or any other purpose that is shorter than 30 days and does not require you to take up employment and live in the UAE for long term purposes.
  • Residence Visas- are for foreigners who are interested in moving to the UAE. There are three types of residence visas
  • Student Visa: This visa is issued to individuals who want to study in the UAE educational institute.
  • Work Visa: The authorization to take up a job in a foreign country is a work permit or work visa.
  • Family Visa: issued to the individuals who want to visit UAE as a family member of a resident in UAE.
  • Long-Term Residence Visas: This visa is issued for a period of 10 years and requires no sponsorship. However, to apply for this form of visa, you must invest a significant amount of money in the UAE.
  • Transit Visa- Transit visas are given to foreigners who have to travel through the United Arab Emirates to another country. These visa types are issued for a period of 48 or 96 hours.

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DUBAI VISA REQUIREMENTS

You must have several documents to support your application when applying for a UAE tourist visa, such as:

  • Photocopies of your passport and your sponsor's passport. The validity of your passport should be minimum of six months.
  • Photocopy of the relevant pages of the passport. You do not need to apply for your original passport at all in certain instances. Photocopies of the related pages of your passport may be included (or all the pages on your passport).
  • Two passport size pictures with white background and neutral facial expression.
  • A confirmed airline round-trip ticket or an onward travel airline ticket.  If you apply through an airline, the ticket must be from the airline.
  • Proof of accommodation like hotel bookings.
  • A cover letter that should state the purpose and duration of your stay.
  • Proof of legal residency in your country (ie. your visa or residence permit). This is only relevant if you are not a citizen of the country in which you reside.
  • Previous travel proof:
  • Submit copies of the entry and exit stamps on your passport if you have been to the UAE in the last year.
  • Copies of any visas you have received during the past 5 years to the USA, UK, Schengen Area, Canada, Russia, Australia, or New Zealand

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DUBAI VISA APPLICATION

The UAE does not grant visas through its embassies or consulates overseas, unlike most countries. In addition, you can't submit your own UAE Visa application-you must have a sponsor in the UAE or apply to submit it on your behalf through an authorized agency.

To make the process simple you can apply for Dubai Visa Online through Tourist Visa Online. We make the whole procedure of the Dubai Visa application simple.

All you have to do is fill up an online application form and upload all the required documents. After this, pay the online fees using a Debit/Credit Card and submit your form. Once processed, you will get your approved Dubai Visa via your registered Email ID.

DURATION OF UAE VISA

You will usually have around 60 days to use it to visit the country when you obtain a UAE visa. The number of days you are permitted to remain in the UAE upon entry depends on the intention of your travel.

You can stay in the UAE for about 30 days as a tourist. You are only permitted to stay for up to 4 days if you are transiting. UAE Employment Visas are issued for a period of 2 months, during which time you are expected to convert your visa into a residency visa or leave the country.

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DUBAI VISA PRICE AND PROCESSING TIME

Type of Visa

Visa Category

No. of Entry

Visa Validity

Stay Validity

Processing Time

Visa Fee

14 Days Visa

Tourist Visa

Single Entry

58 Days

14 Days

3 - 4 Days

130.0 USD

48 Hours Visa

Transit Visa

Single Entry

14 Days

48 Hours

3 - 4 Days

70.0 USD

96 Hours Visa

Transit Visa

Single Entry

14 Days

96 Hours

3 - 4 Days

110.0 USD

30 Days Visa

Tourist Visa

Single Entry

60 Days

30 Days

3 - 4 Days

135.0 USD

30 Days Visa

Tourist Visa

Multiple Entry

60 Days

30 Days

3 - 4 Days

310.0 USD

90 Days Visa

Tourist Visa

Single Entry

180 Days

90 Days

3 - 4 Days

390.0 USD

90 Days Visa

Tourist Visa

Multiple Entry

180 Days

90 Days

3 - 4 Days

800.0 USD

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR GCC NATIONALS

GCC nationals are residents of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain, who do not need a UAE visa in order to travel to Dubai. GCC residents who are not citizens of these countries but who serve in high positions are eligible for a 30-day visa at UAE airports. Such visas are not renewable and are issued to individuals with professions such as doctors, engineers, employees of the public sector, or managers.

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VISA-FREE COUNTRIES FOR UP TO 90 DAYS IN ANY 180 DAY PERIOD

Nationals of the following countries can, within any 180-day span, enter the UAE without a visa for up to 90 days:

  • EU member states (excluding the UK and Ireland)
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Switzerland

VISA-FREE FOR UP TO 90 DAYS:

Nationals from the following countries can enter the UAE for up to 90 days without a visa.

  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Nauru
  • Paraguay
  • Serbia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Seychelles
  • Uruguay

VISA-FREE UP TO 30 DAYS

Nationals from the following countries can enter the UAE for up to 30 days without a visa:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Ukraine

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CONCLUSION

The above-mentioned information is a complete guide to Dubai Visa

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