How to get an United Arab Emirates Visa
Complete online application
Prepare your passport and fill out our simple online application form in less than 5 minutes.
Receive your travel visa
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Start your journey
Get ready to go! Print the document we send you and show it with your passport upon arrival.
UAE Visa requirements
- Color photocopy of your passport (which must be valid for at least 6 months prior to your trip)
- Recent color photo with white background
- Proof of flight
- Bank card
- E-mail address
To travel to the United Arab Emirates, it is required to have medical insurance. Therefore, the government has integrated it into the UAE visa application process. When you apply for UAE Visa online, it already includes medical insurance provided by a local insurance company.
If any of these documents are missing, your application will be saved so that you can continue with it later.
Visagov has simplified the UAE visa application process to minimize the chances of rejection due to errors that may occur in the processing. It takes only 5 minutes to complete.
Once you have completed this simple process, you can expect to receive your UAE visa in your email inbox within approximately 48 hours.
It is essential that upon your arrival in the country, you have this Emirates visa and your valid passport ready to present upon entry.
Do you need more information? See our complete guide: How to get a visa for United Arab Emirates
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FAQ ABOUT UAE VISA
What is a tourist visa for the United Arab Emirates?
The tourist visa for the United Arab Emirates, also known as the Abu Dhabi visa or the Dubai visa, is an official travel authorization that allows certain nationalities to enter the UAE for tourist purposes.
Which emirates can I visit with the UAE visa?
With the United Arab Emirates visa, you can travel to the 7 emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
With Visagov you can apply for the Dubai Visa and the Abu Dhabi visa.
Can I travel to Oman with a UAE visa?
No, the Sultanate of Oman borders with the UAE, but does not belong to the United Arab Emirates. To travel to Oman, you must apply for its visa.
Do I need to print my UAE transit visa?
Yes, you must carry our printed e-visa, and present it together with our passport.
For how long is the Abu Dhabi visa valid for?
The UAE visa is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance, but your stay in the emirates cannot exceed 30 days.
What happens if I overstay on my UAE visa?
If you overstay your e-Visa in the UAE, you will be charged a fine of 100 dollars per overstayed day.
How long can I stay in the United Arab Emirates with the transit visa?
There are 2 electronic transit visas for the Emirates, with one you can stay for 48 hours and with the other one you can stay for 96 hours. If you want to spend more time in any of the Emirates, you must apply for a tourist visa.
How long does the UAE visa application process take?
The UAE visa is processed online, and through visagov it will take you no more than 10 minutes to process it. In case of missing data or documentation, it will be saved as pending completion. You will always be able to access your application.
How long does it take to get approval for the Dubai visa?
The tourist or transit visa for the United Arab Emirates will be approved within 24/48 working hours.
Can I change the entry dates of the UAE visa?
No, it is not possible to change the date on an eVisa that has already been approved. If the approved date is not correct, you will need to apply for a new eVisa, paying the corresponding fee.
How do I correct an error on my e-Visa for the United Arab Emirates?
It is not possible to change any information on an eVisa that has already been approved. If you have made a mistake, you must reapply for a new visa online and pay the costs of this procedure again.
What are the UAE entry requirements?
The entry requirements for the Emirates are: having a valid passport, an approved UAE visa, medical insurance and proof of flights.
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UAE VISA: More Information
Before traveling to the United Arab Emirates, you must ensure that your nationality requires a visa. If so, you will need to apply for the United Arab Emirates visa or UAE visa.
If you are planning to travel to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or any other region of the United Arab Emirates, you will need to process your UAE visit visa to travel to this wonderful destination.
Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your entry into the country and that it has blank pages for immigration authorities to stamp.
If your trip to the United Arab Emirates is for a stopover or transit to another country, you must apply for an electronic transit visa. There are 2 types of these visas, with different lenghts of stay (48 or 96 hours).
Both tourist visas and transit visas are processed completely online.
The duration and conditions of the visa may be subject to the nationality of the applicant.
The government reserves the right of admission. You must not lie or omit relevant information when applying for our electronic visa, as you may be denied entry to the country. You may also be denied entry into the country if government authorities believe you are a threat to national security or national interests, even if you are traveling on an approved visa.