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Over 70 nationalities can be granted a UAE visa on arrival for up to 180 days.

Dubai Are you planning a trip to the UAE in the near future? Citizens of more than 73 nations and territories don't require an advance-arranged visa t

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Dubai Are you planning a trip to the UAE in the near future? Citizens of more than 73 nations and territories don’t require an advance-arranged visa to travel into the UAE, they can get UAE visa on arrival.

According to the information released from GDRFA General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai and Emirates-based airlines passengers who have passports issued by any of these countries or territories can be qualified to apply for different types of visas at the time of arrival, from a 14-day tourist visa up to the 180-day UAE visa on arrival.

30-day visit requirements

If you’re a holder of a passport from one of the nations or regions, you don’t have to apply in advance to get a UAE visa to travel to the UAE you are eligible to get UAE visa on arrival. According to airlines operating in the UAE, such as Etihad, Emirates, and fly Dubai when you arrive in the UAE, it is necessary to just go into the Immigration department at the airport. Here, the passport is stamped and issued with a 30-day day visitor visa, absolutely for free.

  1. Andorra
  2. Australia
  3. Brunei
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Hong Kong, China
  7. Japan
  8. Kazakhstan
  9. Macau, China
  10. Malaysia
  11. Mauritius
  12. Monaco
  13. New Zealand
  14. Republic of Ireland
  15. San Marino
  16. Singapore
  17. Ukraine
  18. United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
  19. United States of America
  20. Vatican City

90-day visit eligibility

If you are a citizen of one of the countries or territories listed above and have been issued by one of the below countries or territories the passport will be stamped with a multi-entry 90-day visa that can be used for six months after the issue date and allows for a stay of 90 days total.

  1. Argentina
  2. Austria
  3. Bahamas Islands
  4. Barbados
  5. Belgium
  6. Brazil
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Chile
  9. Colombia
  10. Costa Rica
  11. Croatia
  12. Cyprus
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. El Salvador
  16. Estonia
  17. Finland
  18. France
  19. Germany
  20. Greece
  21. Honduras
  22. Hungary
  23. Iceland
  24. Italy
  25. Kiribati
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Maldives
  31. Malta
  32. Montenegro
  33. Nauru
  34. Netherlands
  35. Norway
  36. Paraguay
  37. Peru
  38. Poland
  39. Portugal
  40. Romania
  41. Russian Federation
  42. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  43. San Marino
  44. Serbia
  45. Seychelles
  46. Slovakia
  47. Slovenia
  48. Solomon Islands
  49. South Korea
  50. Spain
  51. Sweden
  52. Switzerland
  53. Uruguay

The visa is at no cost.

180-day visit requirements

If you have a Mexican passport, you’re eligible for a multi-entry 180-day visa for visit, that’s good for 6 months after the issue date and is valid for 180 days.

14-day visa at the time of the day of arrival

Indian citizens with a normal passport, and one of the following:

  1. Visit visas granted by the US or
  2. A green Card that is issued by either the US or
  3. A residency visa granted by the UK or
  4. The residence visa that is issued by the EU

The visa can be obtained upon arrival, for a period of 14 days, provided that the visa or Green Card is valid for at least six months after the date of entry to the UAE.

What is the cost of a UAE visa on arrival?

The cost for these visas is Dh144 and can be extended.

When applying to extend your on-arrival visa is done by going to the immigration counter in the terminal, you may request a visa extension once your extension has come to an expiration date.

How do you extend a visa at the time of the day of arrival

“If you’d like to remain for a longer period You can apply for a visa by contacting a travel agent.

The new visa may be extended for 30 or for 90 days.

“While the extension you are applying on is also the one you apply for that will be issued with exactly the same number of visas, when you apply for the new visa, you’ll be granted an entry permit that is fresh.

For more information on the cost of a visitor visa and the process for applying.

Visas that are pre-arranged

If you don’t fit into one of the categories mentioned above, you may apply for a pre-arranged UAE visit visa through the airline that you travel with as well as through a travel agent or the hotel in which you’ll stay. Visit visas are issued for a period of 30 and 90 days. However, the UAE authorities has confirmed that a new 60-days UAE job seeker visas will be also issued in the near future.


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