How to Get a Visit Visa for the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Visit Visa

United Arab Emirates Visit Visa

If you are headed to the United Arab Emirates for a short visit, you might need to get a Visit Visa depending on what country you are from. There are a lot of different types of visit visas for the United Arab Emirates, and the rules/processes for each one can vary depending on the particular emirate you are interested in visiting.

As mentioned here, you will need to obtain visit visas and entry permits from a sponsor in the UAE. Valid sponsors and the required documents/fees are listed here. The official visa form is posted here.

The visa will usually be delivered to the airport up to 3 hours in advance of your arrival (and usually takes 4 working days to process). However, make sure they e-mail or fax to you a copy of the visa before you leave for your trip. Then, once you are in the UAE, you are going to need to search for a DNATA or DNRD visa delivery counter at the near the arrivals area of the airport where you enter.

For super detailed and up to date information on the visit visa process, check this link here. A complete list of all the different types of visitor visas for the United Arab Emirates is here.

Go to my United Arab Emirates visa page for information on other types of visas for the United Arab Emirates.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to the United Arab Emirates: No.

  • U.S. citizens holding valid passport can get a visitor visa on arrival valid for a stay of up to 30 days.
  • For stays longer than 30 days, all travelers must obtain a visa before arrival in the UAE.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to the United Arab Emirates:

Where to find your closest consulate.

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

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