Our United Arab Emirates Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about United Arab Emirates’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to United Arab Emirates.
A visa is required for entry into the United Arab Emirates unless the visitor is from one of the visa-exempt countries or one of the nations whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. Citizens of member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are free to travel across the United Arab Emirates.
A U.S. citizen with a valid passport may obtain a no-fee visitor visa upon arrival for travel of 30 days or less. Stays in excess of 30 days: Visitors with a 30-day visa may request a visa extension, which is subject to immigration officials’ discretion.
Entry into the United Arab Emirates
The international travel protocols of the UAE Government and Dubai Government apply to citizens, residents, visitors, and transit passengers. Consult official published guidelines and confirm requirements with your airline or travel provider if you intend to travel to the UAE. Before traveling, we strongly urge all passengers to confirm the latest requirements with their airline. There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to UAE. There is no requirement to present vaccination or testing certificates for COVID-19 upon arrival. Passengers transiting through UAE will be subject to the entry requirements of their final destination. There is no requirement to present a PCR test certificate during transit unless the final destination country requires it. Always reconfirm with your carrier.
You will need the following:
A colour passport photograph.
A copy of your passport in colour.
A copy of your Emirates flight ticket or your codeshare partner's flight ticket.
The application for a visa.
You should allow a minimum of 7 working days for consular processing from the day of your initial application.
The waiting time for appointments depends on the availability at the consular representation in your country of residence.
Who Can Visit The United Arab Emirates Without a Visa?
Residents of a GCC nation who are visitors or tourists. GCC nationals who are accompanied by GCC residents. Those with special permission to enter. Individuals who hold a 96-hour special mission permit. If you are transiting the UAE without passing through Immigration, your passport must be valid for a minimum of three months from the date of transit.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
The types of visas available are:
What To Do If Your Visa to the United Arab Emirates is Refused?
People frequently ask us how we can “promise” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are taken by ambassadors, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please contact with us if your visa application has been refused. You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a UAE visa and the reasons for the refusal.
You should refer to the appeal process on the consular website of the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE has provided entrance visas for the first time that do not require a host or sponsor. Entry visas or Tourist Visas will now be issued for single or multiple entries and will be valid for 60 days, as opposed to 30 days previously.
The UAE government introduced a four-and-a-half-day work week beginning on Monday, January 3, 2022, as announced at the end of 2021. The new system replaces the former Friday-Saturday weekend with a Friday half day and Saturday and Sunday as the new weekend days.
With a UAE free zone visa, residents will be entitled to apply for an Emirates ID and will have access to the same healthcare services as UAE nationals. This involves selecting an inexpensive health insurance policy.