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Emirates Visa Services

How to apply for your UAE visa

There are four ways to apply for your UAE visa:

If you have a family member or near relative who is a UAE resident, that person can apply for a visa on your behalf. Please note that this service is only available to residents of the UAE. For more information, please see details on the UAE website.

There are different types of visas available.

Visa typeDurationCostExtensions
48-hourPassenger should hold onward reservation within 48 hours
Approximately US$10Non-extendable
96-hour4 days from arrival date
Approximately US$30Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (single entry)30 days from arrival dateApproximately US$90Extendable (Extension fee: approximately US$230)
Tourist – short term (multiple entry)30 days from first entryApproximately US$175Extendable (Extension fee: approximately US$230)
Tourist – long term (single entry)90 days from arrival dateApproximately US$190Extendable (Extension fee: approximately US$230)
Tourist – long term (multiple entry)90 days from first entryApproximately US$460Extendable (Extension fee: approximately US$230)

Required documents

Please ensure all of the following documents are submitted:

  • Color photograph of applicant
  • Color copy of applicant's passport The passport must be valid for at least six months.
  • The original application form (available at all Emirates Travel Hubs) can be accessed in Arabic or English, depending on the applicant’s nationality, with addresses and contact numbers in both the originating country and Dubai. Download the English (opens a PDF in a new tab) or Arabic (opens a PDF in a new tab) application form here.
  • Copy of Emirates ticket

Additional documents may be required, depending on your country of residence. Please visit our Visa Requirements page for more information.

Rules and Conditions

  • Visa fees must be paid upon application.
  • The passenger must travel to and from Dubai on Emirates or codeshare flights only.
  • Visa fees are nonrefundable.
  • The ticket is nonrefundable if the visa has been issued and utilized.
  • Visa processing time is approximately 3 to 4 working days.
  • Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.
  • All visas are valid to enter Dubai for 60 days from the date of issue, except the 96-hour visa, which is valid to enter Dubai for 30 days from the date of issue.
*Subject to documentation being in order and UAE immigration approval. International working days are considered, taking into account UAE immigration holidays.
**Terms and conditions apply.