There are several different types of visas available. The most commonly
used are Visit visas, tourist visas and residency visas for expatriates.
Short Term Visit (30 Days)-Dubai
Dh350 For Single Entry
(Including Health Insurance)
Dh650 For Multiple Entry
Typing charge extra
Long Term Visit (90 Days)-Dubai
Dh750 For Single Entry
(Including Health Insurance)
Dh2100 For Multiple Entry
Typing charge extra
Short Term Visit (30 Days)-Sharjah
Dh250 For Normal Application
Dh350 For Urgent (Dh40 Insurance and Typing charge
Long Term Visit (90 Days)-Sharjah
Dh600 For Normal Application
Dh700 For Urgent (Dh90 Insurance and Typing charge
Individuals only can apply for 3 months visit visa for Spouse,
Children, Parents, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law. Dh1000 to be
deposited and it is refundable after the visitor's exit.
For all other relations Dh2000 to be deposited.
Minimum salary requirement
Dh5,000 to sponsor brother/sister
Dh4,000 to sponsor parents, wife and children
Dh6000-Dh7000 to sponsor other relatives
Dh10000 to sponsor friends
Citizens of 47 countries can get a 30-day visit visa free of
charge upon arrival, entitling them to extend the Visa for further 30
days on payment of Dh640 (Dh500 Federal Fee + Dh100 Local
Service + Dh40 Insurance) to be paid at typing centre. If not
days grace will be given. If exceeds 40 days, Dh100
should be paid per day from 31st day. Citizens of
the following countries are entitled to get visa on arrival.
Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands (Holland),
Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark,
Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco,
Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and
New EU visa exemptions apply to citizens of: Poland, Slovenia,
Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia,
Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria from March 22, 2014
GCC Residents who are not GCC
nationals but who have a high professional status such as Managers,
Business people, Auditors, Accountants, Doctors, Engineers, Teachers,
Pharmacists, Sales Executives, Sales Representatives, Commercial
Promoters and employees working in the public sector, their families,
drivers and personal staff sponsored by them, are eligible for visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry in UAE.
Validity: 30 days.
Fee: Dh185 should be paid at Airport.
This visa is renewable for further
30 days on payment of Dh640.
Student Visit Visa: Will cost
Dh1110. To obtain this, a person
must be registered in one of the universities in the UAE and must
obtain health insurance. Additionally, a refundable deposit of Dh1000
must be paid.
Special Mission Entry Visa (Transit): This is issued for a non-renewable
for a fee of Dh220. Commonly known as a
Transit Visa. It is
issued to businessmen and tourists sponsored by a company or
commercial establishment or a hotel licensed to operate in the UAE.
Visa holder must enter UAE within 14 days from the date of
issue. Duration of stay 14 days from the date of entry.
It is issued for
the purpose of temporary work in the country and issued for a
maximum of 180 days with a combined fee of Dh1800. It is issued for
three months against a fee of Dh600 and can be renewed for another
three months against a fee of Dh1200.
It has been introduced to facilitate Labour Ministry's Temporary Work
Permit. An applicant must obtain the permit from the Labour Ministry
first to get the visa.
Transit Visa: It is issued to travellers transiting through UAE
airports. It issued for 96 hours and must be sponsored by an airline
operating in the UAE. The visitor must have a valid ticket for onward
flight. There is a charge of Dh160.
Multiple Entry Visa: It is an option for businessmen who are
frequent visitors to the UAE and who have a relationship with a
reputable company here.
This multiple visa is valid for six months from the date of issue and
costs Dh2110. However, each visit must not exceed 14 days. The
visitor must enter the UAE on a visit visa and obtain the multiple
entry visa while he is here.
Residence Visa: A residence visa is required for those who
intend to enter the UAE to live indefinitely with a person who is
already a resident. It is issued to the immediate kin of a resident
for three years for a fee of Dh370.
The residence permit becomes invalid if the resident remains more than
six months at a time out of the country.
Parents of residents are issued residence visas after special approval
with a renewable validity of one year for a fee of Dh170 for each
year. A refundable deposit of Dh5,000 has to be paid for each parent.
Investor Visa: It is issued to an expatriate investor in
partnership with a local. The foreign investor must hold a minimum
stake of Dh70,000 in the share capital. Like the residence visa, it is
issued for three years for a fee of Dh370.
Employment Visa: Employment Visa or Permit is issued by the
Immigration Department to a foreign national who wishes to work for a
company in the UAE upon the approval of the Ministry of Labour.
It allows the holder to enter the UAE for employment and
is valid for two months from the date of issue.
When the employee has entered the country on the basis of the
employment visa, the sponsoring company will arrange to complete the
formalities of Medical and stamping his residence within 60 days.
Visit visa for medical purposes:
Those wishing to undergo
treatment must take visit visa for treatment purpose that costs Dh1110 for 90
day duration. This can be renewed for a similar period at Dh610.
Visit visa for events: Those visiting to attend conferences or
exhibitions can obtain a visa for this purpose at Dh210.
Visa for guests of the Government: This is a special visa
granted by UAE diplomats abroad free of charge. It can only be granted
for a period of up to 90 days.
Urgent visit visas:
Urgent visit visas will no longer be issued,
but all visas will be processed on an urgent basis. Earlier, the
Residency Department would issue a visit visa on an urgent basis for
additional payment of Dh110...
Changing Employment Visa and Dependents Visa without exit
Children Sponsored by mother
Domestic Worker's Visa
(Immigration Office) Locations
Emirates ID Lost
(Visa, Labour Card, Mulikiya, OHC, Driving Lic, Trade Lic)
Family Visa Cancellation
holding while Canceling Sponsor's Visa
Family Visa Stamping-New (Sponsor-Investor)
Husband's Residence Visa-Sponsored by Wife
Housemaid Ran Away
Immigration Est. Card-New
Immigration Est. Card-Renew
Immigration Est. Card-Amendment
Immigration Est. Card-Lost
Indian Maid (change visa inside UAE)
Investor Visa Stamping-After Entry
Investor Visa Renew
Maid Visa (Change inside Country without Exit)
Maid from Indonesia
from Sri Lanka
Maid Visa Renewal
Multiple Entry Visa
baby's visa stamping
Oman Visa from UAE Border
Parents Visa Renewal
Visa Stamping-After Entry
Stamping Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Transfer Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Visa on arrival
Visa of Two Gulf Countries
Visas in UAE
Visa Renewal of son above 18 years age
Father to Husband