Get your Dubai Visa

To enter Dubai, you need to apply for a visa. However, there are several types of visas available and you need to know the difference between them to be able to apply for the right one. Here we rounded up the different types of visas you can apply for when travelling to Dubai.

30 Days Tourist Visa

The 30 days tourist visa is valid for 58 days to use from its issue date and it only gives you access to visit Dubai for 30 days from the date of entry. A refundable security deposit will have to be paid with the amount of USD 272.5 + Taxes making the total cost of the visa USD 430.25. This visa is usually processed within 3-4 days; however, the express tourist visa is processed within 48 hours with a total cost of USD 453.85. To apply for this type of visa, you have to submit Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

96 Hour Transit Visa

This visa is valid for 30 days to use from its issue date and it only gives you access to visit Dubai for 96 hours from the date of entry. A refundable security deposit will have to be paid with the amount of USD 272.5 + Taxes making the total cost of the visa USD 406.25. Processes also within 3-4 working days, the express 96 hours transit visa is processed within 48 hours with a total cost of USD 429.85. The application process requirements are pretty much the same as the 30 days tourist visa where it will require Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

90 DAY VISIT VISA

The 90 days tourist visa is valid for 58 days to use from its issue date and it only gives you access to visit Dubai for 90 days from the date of entry. A refundable security deposit will have to be paid with the amount of USD 272.5 + Taxes making the total cost of the visa USD 529.86. This visa is usually processed within 3-4 days; however, the express tourist visa is processed within 48 hours with a total cost of USD 553.46. To apply for this type of visa, you have to submit Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

Single Entry Long Term Visa – Leisure: 90 DAYS

The validity of this visa is also 58 days and its last for 90 from the date of entry. Like the first three types of visas, this one also requires a refundable security deposit with the cost of USD 272.5 + Taxes, making the visa’s total value USD 559.07, whereas like the three other visas as well, the express one will be for the worth of USD 582.67. The same also goes for the documents required to apply for this visa that include Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

eVisa

Dubai visitors can apply for an online visa which upon its approval, will be sent to the applicant registered email. UAE nationals, Expatriate residents in UAE, GCC nationals living in the UAE, Residents of GCC and Visitors can all apply for entry permit/visit visa for themselves, families, friends and relatives as well as workers. The fees for the eVisa are worth 68.61 USD. For GCC residents, their GCC Residency must be valid at least 3 months from arrival date. Also, “GCC Citizen – Accompanies” won’t be approved for any family member or assistant categories if the sponsor is not travelling along with them.

Multi-Entry Long Term Visa: 90 DAYS

Unlike the eVisa, this one here is valid for 58 days from the date of issue and the duration of stay is limited to 90 days from the date of first entry into the UAE. The fees for this visa including the refundable security deposit are USD 824.77 and it is usually processed within 3-4 days. To apply for this type of visa, you have to submit Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

Multi-Entry Short Term Visa: 30 DAYS

The validity of this visa is also 58 days and its last for 30 from the date of entry. Like the first three types of visas, this one also requires a refundable security deposit with the cost of USD 272.5 + Taxes, making the visa’s total value USD 540.97. The same also goes for the documents required to apply for this visa that include Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and Proof of Residence (only if the country of residence isn’t the country of present nationality) as well as Additional Documents for High-Risk Countries.

30 Day (GCC Resident) Visa and 30 Day (GCC Accompanied) Visa

For the GCC resident, the visa is valid 60 days from the issue date and the stay period is 30 days from the date of entry with the exception to extend it for another 30 days. The fees will be 96.59 USD and 120.19 USD for the express visa. While for a GCC accompanied, the visa is valid 60 days from the issue date and the stay period is 60 days from the date of entry with the exception to extend it for another 60 days. The fees will be 96.93USD and 120.53 USD for the express visa.

The documents required to apply for the 30 day GCC resident visa include Passport Bio Data Page, Passport Last Page, Photograph, and GCC Resident Card; whereas for the 60 days GCC accompanied; the documents are exactly the same in addition to Sponsor’s Ticket Copy and Sponsor’s Passport Copy.

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