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What are the Documents required apply visit visa to UAE?

It’s just simple as 2 documents

- Applicant passport clear scan color copy
- Guarantor’s resident visa

How long needed for UAE visit visa processing time?

  • Normal visa application: 2-3 working days
  • Urgent visa application: Just 8-18 hours

Here we go with more useful details on UAE visas

Find most relevant information on visiting, working and studying in United Arab Emirates for a shorter or longer stay. No matter, what is the reason for you to come to UAE, here is your guide about all valid UAE eVisas that you will need

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United Arab Emirates cities are in the attention of worldwide travelers. If you are not entitled to get UAE On-arrival visa or a Visa free entry to UAE, you are required to have a pre-arranged UAE visa, or an Entry permit to UAE issued by the immigration department.

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation council (GCC) have the privilege of Visa free entry to UAE where as some other selected nationalities have the facility of UAE visa on arrival. The rest of the nationals are mandatory to obtain a visa/entry permit individually to enjoy a stay in this country.

Depending on your purpose of the visit (Tourism/ Visit/ Transit/ Work) UAE has various types of entry permits pre-arranged on-behalf of you by a sponsor in UAE. Among those the most inquired visa types are UAE Tourist visa and UAE resident visa entry permit.

All UAE visas are issued electronically besides a manual immigration committee approval, considering the documents submitted.

Difference between an UAE entry permit and a residence visa 

Visa types

UAE Visit/ tourist visa
UAE Transit VisaPre-arranged entry permits
UAE work visa Entry permit
UAE resident Visa
Investor visa to UAE
Maid visa to UAE
UAE student visa
UAE Retirement visa

The visa type that needed to enter UAE through Abu Dhabi international airport, Dubai Abu Dhabi international airport, Sharjah Abu Dhabi international airport or Al Ain Airport depends on your nationality, expected duration of stay and the purpose of the visit.

Visitors those who coming to UAE on On-arrival visa, tourist visa, visit visa also have the flexibility to apply their UAE resident visa, Investor visa or a maid visa and get the visa status change done while been inside the country.

Visa exceptions

UAE On-arrival visa for Indian USA visa holders

As introduced by the UAE immigration department from 2018 onwards, Indian nationals those who holding valid USA visa pasted in their passport are permitted on-arrival visa to UAE for 14 days.

New visa rules in UAE: All you need to know

Here are 2019 Updated UAE visa rules and regulations on UAE visa types and entry permits, eligibility criteria and application procedures.

Visa-free entry to UAE

For those who are the Citizens of Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait denoted as the GCC nationals have been given the permission to enter United Arab Emirates without any visa.

They can present their passport or the national identity card (ID) at the entry airport of UAE or at the UAE boarder

UAE Visa and Entry permits

Where and how United Arab Emirates visas can be applied?

As the government authorizes body in processing UAE visas and UAE entry permits, Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) as well as General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) act as dedicated government departments that you need to know.

Visa processes in ICA is fully function with Online based systematic process while GDRFA is functioned through both Online and Offline Channels.Therefore, processing UAE visa application online is now becoming more simple process.

If you are required get an UAE entry permit, your sponsor who might be a local Emirati, UAE based travel agency, a hotel or a UAE resident can proceed with UAE visa fees and submit the application on-behalf of you to the Government authority.

Pre-arranged entry permits to UAE

What UAE Pre-arranged entry Permit means, you are required to obtain an entry permit before the travel which someone sponsor.
Types of UAE entry permits based on purpose

  1. Tourism and sightseeing
  2. Visit family and relations
  3. Transit through Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah to another destination
  4. Work (entry to work in UAE)

Who can apply for your entry permit?

The foremost requirement in applying UAE entry permit is a Sponsor who can offer the permit to come into United Arab Emirates.

Sponsor can be one of the following:

  • A Local Emirati individual
  • A Local Emirati individual
  • A Company/ Travel Agent based in UAE
  • An Airline based in UAE
  • A Hotel based in UAE
  • A Government Entity in UAE
  • Companies in Private Sector/ Free Zone in UAE

-- Sponsor --

A Local Emirati individual A relative or friend living in the UAE

A family member, Cousin or a friend who is residing in United Arab Emirates can sponsor as well as be the guarantor for your UAE entry permit. In this case he/she can apply the visa for you directly in the immigration GDRFA or apply through an agent who can process visas.

The local Emirati or expatriate UAE resident visa holders’ easily can directly apply entry permit only for direct family members (1st cousins) including Spouse, Kids, Parents, Own brother or Own sister. But if the relative is a 2nd degree cousin or a friend they can help you to get UAE visa / UAE entry permit being the guarantor to the sponsor who is ready to apply your visa

Mostly, Visit/ tourist / Transit entry permits can easily get processed through a tour company which will be the sponsor for your visa while your family member/ relative/ friend who resides in UAE be the guarantor to the sponsor.

Applying an entry permit directly at GDRFA offices by 1st cousin

For the immediate family members, you can apply entry permit in the respective General Directory of Residence and Foreign Affairs office in Dubai or Sharjah or Ajman or Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah

Required documents:

If the sponsor is a local Emirati UAE citizen, he/she should submit

Required documents:

If the sponsor is an expatriate resident in the UAE, he/she should submit

-- Sponsor --

UAE based tourism company or a travel agent in UAE

You can save time and apply UAE entry permits such as Tourist visa, Visit visa, Transit visa through a local UAE tour operator such as us, through simple procedure. All what you need is to submit the required documents and the payment to the visa service provider.

Generally depending on the company policy, you may need to pay a security deposit which refundable upon the applicant exit or status change to another visa without overstays.

Required documents: If the sponsor is UAE based tourism company, you need to submit them

Conditions

- Tour operator may have conditions such as you should purchase UAE tour packages from them if they sponsor your visa

-- Sponsor --

UAE based airlines

United Arab Emirates based 4 airlines which are Emirates airlines, Etihad airways, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia can apply entry permit on behalf of the guests from the UAE visa issuing authority sponsoring for you.

Conditions

- Airline may have conditions such as travel tickets should purchase from them if they sponsor for the visa

-- Sponsor --

UAE Hotels

UAE based Hotels can sponsor your UAE tourist visas and Entry permits. You can submit the passport copy, White background photo and other documents to get the entry permit processed

Conditions

- You will be required to maintain a hotel reservation with the hotel

Travel Agencies in your home country

UAE embassy in your home country do not process visas. But if you are willing to apply visa from a company outside UAE, you can get in touch with a trusted travel agency.

You can contact the travel agencies in your home country, they apply UAE visa though a UAE based travel agent whom they associate with. Make sure the agency is reliable and licensed.

-- Sponsor --

A government agency

If you are chosen to be an employee of a UAE government entity, the relevant government company can apply an entry permit for you. The employee should entry UAE within 60 days from the date of entry permit issued. Once they enter the country on entry permit within 30 days the Status change will be done to a resident work permit.

-- Sponsor --

Private companies

Private companies in UAE and the Free-zone companies in UAE can apply entry permit in GDRFA for prospective employees who are chosen to be work with them. The entry permit will be processed by the company for and end the electronic copy for you to travel with. Within 60 days of the entry permit issued date, you are required to enter United Arab Emirates. Upon your entry, then you can get the status change done through the company for your resident visa work permit in UAE for 2 years validity.

(1) Tourist visa and Visit Visa

Tourist visa and Visit visa are type of UAE entry permit that many tourists, visitors and even jobseekers apply to arrive UAE. There are 2 basic types in this visa category based on the number of entries allowed by the visa.

Single entry visa

Using an approved visa, you can enter UAE once only, upon exit visa will be automatically invalid

There are 3 basic duration of single entry visas are issued in UAE

Visa Documents required Validity of visa To enter UAE
UAE Transit visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Confirmed tickets with transit in UAEfrom one destination to another
  • Confirmed UAE hotel reservation (for more than 24 hours stay)
14 days from the date of visa issued
14 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
30 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
90 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued

These visas are issued under GDFRA by respective emirate as UAE Dubai visa, Abu Dhabi visa and Sharjah visas all are allowed to enter United Arab Emirates despite of which emirate immigration approved the online visa application form.

Also, 30 days visa will be issued by GDFRA for Any nationals who resides in GCC under a profession like manager, doctor, engineer, Government worker including their family members. Unfortunately, this 30 days visa is not extendable. The main sponsor who is the above said professional must travel to grand this on-arrival visa.

Multiple entry visa

Using an approved visa, you can enter and exit UAE multiple times within a specified period

There are 2 basic duration of multiple entry visas are issued in UAE

Visa Documents required Validity of visa To enter UAE
30 days multiple entry UAE visa From the 1st day of UAE entry within 30 days period, multiple entries and exits
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
90 days multiple entry UAE visa From the 1st day of UAE entry within 90 days period, multiple entries and exits
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued

Useful reading: https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/visiting-and-exploring-the-uae/tourist-visa

Important: As per the government decision it’s declared from 2018 onwards each year from 15th July till 15th September for the child applicants who are travelling with parents can get FREE UAE VISA. If you are travelling UAE within this period, make sure to get the benefit of UAE Free visa for the kids.

UAE Transit visa

When you are transiting layover via United Arab Emirates airport, passengers can obtain Transit visa to UAE to enter the country and explore the cities on a stopover tour or meet relations and family in UAE for limited time of 8-96 hours.

Generally, Transit visas to UAE are applied for the nationals those who are not eligible to get On-arrival visa or Visa free entry to UAE or other exceptional visa conditions in arriving any of the UAE airport with a prior visa.

UAE Transit visa types

Who can sponsor UAE transit visa?

Mostly, UAE travel agents tour operators and UAE based airlines can assist you with obtaining transit visas. Abu Dhabi immigration effectively processing Transit visas from 2018 in UAE aiming more visitors to the country.

Conditions for UAE transit visa application

 

Which immigration issued Tourist visa and Visit visa to UAE is better?

Depending on which emirate GDRFA your e-visa application launched, you will receive UAE tourist visa issued by either Dubai immigration, Abu Dhabi immigration, Sharjah immigrant or other UAE immigration here are the visas you may get

(2) UAE Visa on-arrival

UAE on-arrival visa for Indians

Even though On-arrival visas are issued for certain listed countries, as per the new UAE immigration policy, Indian passport holders who are having normal travel document (not diplomatic/ service passport) with valid USA visa, EU resident visa and UK resident visa are entitled to get UAE visa on- arrival for a short term stay in United Arab Emirates cities. Also, GCC residing Indian passport professionals eligible to get on-arrival UAE visa.

Updates for USA visa holding Indian passport holders

Indian passport holder who are having USA green card or valid USA Visit visa are given permission to enter United Arab Emirates with on arrival visa to UAE. From 2018 onwards, UAE immigration department officially declared that the Indian nationals who fulfill the above said conditions can enjoy the facility

This On-arrival UAE visa to Indians are permitting up-to 14 days stay and can extend for another 14 days if needed (extra charges may apply)

However, Indian citizens who do not have any USA visa, UK residency visa or EU residency visaare not lucky to get on-arrival 14 days visa

Conditions

You should hold normal Indian passport with at-least 6 months validity
Hold United State of America visit visa or USA Greed card or Student visa

UAE Visa cost for USA visa holding Indian passport holders

On-arrival visa at UAE airport – 100 AED per person

On-arrival visa extension – 250 AED per person 

Updates for UK residency visa holding Indian passport holders

Indian passport holders who are having United Kingdom resident visa are entitled to obtain 14 days on-arrival visa to United Arab Emirates stamped at the any of the UAE airports counters

UAE Visa cost for British resident visa holding Indian passport holders

On-arrival visa at UAE airport – 100 AED per person

On-arrival visa extension – 250 AED per person

Updates for EU residency visa holding Indian passport holders

If you are holding a residency visa from Europe union counties, you are eligible to obtain UAE on arrival visa from any of UAE airport immigration counters.

UAE visa on arrival for GCCresidents’ profession list

30 days On-arrival visa

30 days On-arrival visa to UAE is given at the UAE airport for following nationals. They can extend the visa while being in UAE for another 30 days if needed

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhastan
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • People's Republic of China
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

90 days Multiple entry on-arrival visa to UAE

The below list of counties is entitled to get multiple entry 90 days visa in UAE for free of cost. The visa validity is 180 days from the date of issued.

  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Lithuania
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Hungary
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay

Conditions for UAE on-arrival visa

(3) Tourist visa and Visit Visa

Tourist visa and Visit visa are type of UAE entry permit that many tourists, visitors and even jobseekers apply to arrive UAE. There are 2 basic types in this visa category based on the number of entries allowed by the visa.

Single entry visa

Using an approved visa, you can enter UAE once only, upon exit visa will be automatically invalid

There are 3 basic duration of single entry visas are issued in UAE

 
Visa Documents required Validity of visa To enter UAE
UAE Transit visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Confirmed tickets with transit in UAEfrom one destination to another
  • Confirmed UAE hotel reservation (for more than 24 hours stay)
14 days from the date of visa issued
14 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
30 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
90 days single entry UAE visa
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued

These visas are issued under GDFRA by respective emirate as UAE Dubai visa, Abu Dhabi visa and Sharjah visas all are allowed to enter United Arab Emirates despite of which emirate immigration approved the online visa application form.

30 days single entry visa for Indian GCC resident holding professionals

Indian passport holders who are residing in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia (GCC) under the visa professions such as, Doctor, Engineer, Manager and Public sector/ Government employee receive 30 days on-arrival visa to UAE. This 30 days visa is a nonrenewable visa

Multiple entry visa

Using an approved visa, you can enter and exit UAE multiple times within a specified period

There are 2 basic duration of multiple entry visas are issued in UAE

Visa Documents required Validity of visa To enter UAE
30 days multiple entry UAE visa From the 1st day of UAE entry within 30 days period, multiple entries and exits
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued
90 days multiple entry UAE visa From the 1st day of UAE entry within 90 days period, multiple entries and exits
  • Applicant passport copy
  • White background picture
  • Guarantor documents
60 days from the date of visa issued

Useful reading: https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/visiting-and-exploring-the-uae/tourist-visa

Important: As per the government decision it’s declared from 2018 onwards each year from 15th July till 15th September for the child applicants who are travelling with parents can get FREE UAE VISA. If you are travelling UAE within this period, make sure to get the benefit of UAE Free visa for the kids.

UAE Transit visa

When you are transiting layover via United Arab Emirates airport, passengers can obtain Transit visa to UAE to enter the country and explore the cities on a stopover tour or meet relations and family in UAE for limited time of 8-96 hours.
Generally, Transit visas to UAE are applied for the nationals those who are not eligible to get On-arrival visa or Visa free entry to UAE or other exceptional visa conditions in arriving any of the UAE airport with a prior visa.

UAE Transit visa types

Who can sponsor UAE transit visa?

Mostly, UAE travel agents tour operators and UAE based airlines can assist you with obtaining transit visas. Abu Dhabi immigration effectively processing Transit visas from 2018 in UAE aiming more visitors to the country.

Conditions for UAE transit visa application

(4) UAE Residence visa

UAE Residency visas is the permit that allows you to stay inside the country for longer period while working or living with family.

Resident visa work permit

Resident visa work permits in UAE processed by company on-behalf of the employee. Usually, if you are entering UAE on a company sponsored enter permit upon arrival within 30 days the status will be changed to a UAE Resident permit and resident visa page will be pasted in your passport and will issued an Emirates identity card for you.

Documents required for resident visa work permit

Your company may ask all/ some of the below documents to process your resident visa depending on your profession

 

Applying UAE residence visa via Typing centres

In processing resident visas Typing centers in UAE plays a vital role. Licensed typing centers can process the Offline applications by typing and collecting documents from the sponsors /employers and apply the visas in GDRFA. When the visas approved, the visa approved notification will sent to the visa sponsor.

Applying UAE resident visa permits visa Amer centers 

Amer service is planned to function in Dubai. It is primarily involved in transactions of Dubai resident visa services and entry permits. As per the upcoming changes in visa related services in Dubai, it is decided to establish Amer centers as a strong entity that may dominate in future above the Typing centers.

Medical: Health screening

If you are travelling to UAE with an entry work permit or residence entry permit, then you are required to do a medical screening test from a government approved medical center in the UAE that ensure you are fit to work. For some nationalities such as Sri Lankans, Indonesian, Pakistani, Nigerian, Ethiopians may require a pre-medical screening from a center in their country before the arrival. So, you need to carry the test report from an accredited medical center from their country is such cases.

Sponsoring UAE family resident visa

Expatriate UAE resident visa holders are eligible to apply UAE resident visa for their immediate family members including wife/husband, kids, parents and parent in laws, brother and sister. The dependents UAE residency visas are as following

UAE resident visa for Spouse and kids

Family resident visa or else the UAE resident visa for spouse and kids of a sponsor who is an employee working in UAE. You can either initially apply resident entry permit when the family is out of UAE or Take them on a visit visa. Then, upon their arrival to United Arab Emirates, UAE residence visa can be processed and pasted in the passport. The visa will be valid for 2 years.

The basic qualification enables to apply your family visa is your monthly wage. Your monthly salary should be one of these below:

Monthly 4000 AED and above
OR
Monthly 3000 AED with accommodation

Documents required to apply spouse or kids UAE residency visa

What is the procedure in applying family resident visa in UAE?

  1. Complete the medical examination from an approved medical center in UAE
  2. Fill up the visa application form from a licensed typing center in respective emirate city in UAE
  3. Visit GDRFA and submit the resident visa application form along with the other documents
  4. Get the resident visa stamped in passport
  5. Collect family members Emirates ID

Sponsoring your parents/parents in law UAE resident visa

UAE residents can apply their parents and parent in laws UAE resident visas if they meet the eligibility criteria. You can either initially apply resident entry permit when the parents are out of UAE or Take them on visit visa first. Thereon, upon their arrival to United Arab Emirates, UAE residence visa can be processed and pasted in the passport.

The basic qualification enables to apply your parent’s resident visa is your monthly wage. Your monthly salary should be one of these below:

Monthly 20000 AED and above
OR
Monthly 19000 AED with accommodation

Exceptionally you can try to request for the parents/ parents in law visa even if you do not fall in to the above-mentioned wage category at the DNRD Humanitarian counter. Considering your circumstances and documents you may allowed to obtain a resident visa.

What is the procedure in applying parents resident visa in UAE?

  1. Visit GDRFA with a request letter for the UAE Entry permit for the parents/parents in law. (all documents place inside one envelop and write your contact number on top)
  2. Wait for the approval committee decision (usually 14 days processing time)
  3. Visit a licensed typing Center and fill the resident entry permit application form and proceed with the payment
  4. Visit DNRD residency visa section and submit the application form along with the other documents
  5. Pay the refundable 2000 AED deposit and collect receipt
  6. Collect resident entry permit
  7. Take the parents for the medical test
  8. Visit a licensed typing Center and fill the resident visa application form
  9. Submit the application to GDFRA and get resident visa pasted in Original passport
  10. Collect Emirates ID

(5) UAE Free zone visa

Free zone visa is type of resident visa that issued for the employees in UAE free economic zone. Usually, the sponsor for the resident visa is the Free zone.

Way of getting Free zone resident visa

Through Free zone company contract

If you are intending to work in UAE based free zone company, you can get resident visa by an employment contract with an agreement between you and the employer. Usually this visa valid for 3 years

The visa is applied in General directory of Residency and foreign affairs (GDRFA)

Conditions

Free zone investor visa or Employer visa

Individuals who have interest in business and the entrepreneurs who are intending to open startup companies can get UAE residency visa from Free zones as an employment visa or an Investor visa.

If you are applying such visa having a related degree on the field of business may useful. No deposits required in the immigration to process this visa and even after obtaining this visa, the investor visa or employment visa holder can also apply dependent residency visa for spouse, kids’ visas

Documents required to apply free zone visa

What is the procedure in applying parents resident visa in UAE?

  1. Register for the GDRFA UAE’s e-channel services
  2. Apply for entry permit
  3. Status change to resident visa

Benefits of UAE Free Zone Visa

Medical Tests and Emirates ID for Free Zone Visa

To obtain an Emirates Identity card, you are required to do the medical test consist with chest x-ray and blood test. When the medical results are out, you can proceed with the Emirates ID application and finger prints, eye scan and photo.

(6) Investor visa

Expatriates who have interest to invest in UAE business and open companies in UAE mainland, UAE Onshore or UAE Free zone are offered UAE Investor visas. The visa is valid for 3 years and can be renewable at the expiry. With this visa, an individual can reside and work in United Arb Emirates and sponsor their family without any restrictions.

The basic qualification enables for UAE investor visa is Proof of Financial capacity. The individual investor needs to fulfill 2 fundamental requirements when applying investor visa to UAE related to the financial ability.

  1. 10,000 AED -20,000 AED deposit in the UAE government
  2. Proof of sufficient fund for the business startup or investment to a exiting UAE based company

Documents required to apply Investor visa to UAE

What is the procedure in applying UAE Investor visa?

  1. The sponsor or the local Emirati partner of the business should apply the Investor visa for you on GDRFA online or offline by submitting the documents and visa application form
  2. Sponsor receive the visa copy
  3. Medical Test completion
  4. Emirates ID bio metrics
  5. Visa stamping on original passport

Benefits of the UAE investor visa:

Conditions

(7) Business partner visa

UAE business partner visa allows you to work and live in UAE while holding share of a partnership business based in one of the emirates cities.

The basic qualification enables for UAE investor visa is share of partnership. You need to also fulfill the following eligibility criteria

  1. Proof of Partnership in a UAE based business or company
  2. Proof of holding 48,000 AED or above share in the business
  3. Documents that state and prove the partner’s role and position in the specific business

What is the procedure in applying UAE partner visa?

  1. The sponsor or the local Emirati partner of the business should apply the Investor visa for you on GDRFA online or offline by submitting the documents and visa application form
  2. Sponsor receive the visa copy
  3. Medical Test completion
  4. Emirates ID bio metrics
  5. Visa stamping on original passport

Benefits of the UAE investor visa:

(8) Maid visa/ Nanny Visa

UAE House maid visa normally applied by the agencies or else direct sponsorship by local Emirati individual or other resident who meets the eligibility criteria of sponsoring for a maid visa applicant. Most of the house maid recruitment out-sourced through manpower and foreign employment agencies.

However, if any individual enters UAE with a tourist or visa and changing visa to a Maid visa with status change inside the country (without exit) will be fined heavy for the tourist/ visit visa sponsor. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that exit for the tourist / visit visa mandatory for a maid and they have to enter the country with a resident visa entry permit.

The basic qualification enables to sponsor for Maid visa is the sponsors financial capability. The head of the family needs to fulfill 3 fundamental requirements when applying maid visa to UAE for a female/ male.

  1. Sponsor’s salary should be either 6,000 AED and above OR 5,000 AED with accommodation
  2. The sponsor should be married and living with family (no bachelor allowed to sponsor for maid)
  3. The maid should be from one of the permitted 6 countries which are Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Ethiopia, Indonesia

Documents required to apply Maid visa to UAE

What is the procedure in applying UAE maid visa?

  1. Visa sponsor needs to visit a licensed typing center and fill the entry permit application form on-behalf of the maid
  2. Then the sponsor can visit GDFRA and submit the documents along with the application form
  3. Upon visa approval send Original visa copy to the maid
  4. Maid should do the health screening from the authorized medical center in their home country and bring the medical test report along with them
  5. Apply for resident visa
  6. Compete Medical screening test in UAE
  7. Apply for emirates ID
  8. UAE resident visa pasting on passport

(9) UAE student visa

The education in UAE is internationally accredited and standard system. Many universities and colleges in UAE open degree programs, research opportunities for world-wide students.

Student visas can be applied under the sponsorship of UAE University or through a family member or relative residing in UAE. The application need to be applied and processed in GDRFA

Documents required to apply student visa to UAE

Useful reading: https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/education/higher-education/student-visa

(10) Mission visa

The kind of a visa in UAE offers for freelancers and international contractors, businessmen and professionals to stay in United Arab Emirates to complete the appointed project and tasks for a given period of time (fix duration).Processing body of this visa type is UAE ministry of Labour.

Usually, Mission visa are being sponsored by a company based in UAE Mission visa is issued for 90 days and can renew again if needed.

Documents Required for a Mission Visa in the UAE?

What is the procedure in applying UAE Mission Visa?

  1. The visa sponsor’s Public relation officer visits Ministry of labour to process Mission visa on-behalf of prospective employee
  2. Receive temporary lobour permit
  3. Submit the passport and passport size picture to labour department
  4. 3,000 AED deposit (refundable)

Benefits of the UAE Mission visa:

Conditions

If the applicant inside UAE on a tourist or visit visa, when the mission visa issued he / she should exit UAE and re-enter with the mission visa permit

(11) Retirement visa for UAE residents

As per the Emirates News Agency updates, Expatriate retired residents in the UAE who are above 55 years are decided to allow 5 years UAE retirement visa as per the recent cabinet approval in UAE. This visa type is planned to be effective from 2019 making all those who provided long service to UAE during their lifetime. This visa is a renewable visa upon expiry.

The basic qualification enables to apply UAE retirement visa is fulfill at-least one of eligibility criteria

2 million or higher worthy investment in Property in the UAE
OR
1,000,000 AED and above financial saving in UAE
OR
20,000 or above continuous income per month from UAE

UAE visa renewal and extensions

Renewing or extending tourist or visit visa

Unlike before, renewing UAE tourist visa and visit visa is not that hard process as there are few options available for you.

Through a travel agency who issue visas can assist you with the process. Following are the options:

  1. Airport to airport visa change (A2A visa change)
  2. Oman visa run by bus
  3. Inside country visa with status change

At-least 7 days before your visa expiry should apply for the visa renewal to avoid overstays and unexpected delays.

Documents required tourist visa renewal in UAE

Exceptions in UAE tourist visa renewal

Renewing and extending UAE On- Arrival visa

On-arrival visas can be renewable in UAE for 14 days ,30 days or 90 days as per the eligibility criteria for the specific nationality. For this services addition charges may apply. You can contact GDRFA and immigration department of respective emirate for the confirmation.

UAE abased Tour agents/travel agents and Airlines can assist you with renewing on arrival visa to another new valid UAE visa. Even if you are eligible for 30 days visa only, doesn’t matter this expert visa service agents can even get you 90 days long term visa for reasonable charges whenever you needed.

Useful reading: https://www.dnrd.ae/en/i-need/visa-arrival

Renewing or extending UAE Resident visa

Renewing UAE resident visa is important to stay extended period in United Arab Emirates. Most of the resident visas valid for 1 year, 2 years or 3 years depending on your UAE visa category applying for.

If you are under an UAE employment visa, the visa sponsor which is the company/ government agency will renew your visa and new visa will be pasted on your passport. You may require completing medical test with the procedure of residence visa renewal in UAE.

Renewing resident visa of family, follows the same procedure and you can visit a typing centre for the application filling and documents preparation to submit in General directory of residence and foreign affairs of UAE.

UAE visa overstay fines

As per the rules, the UAE visit visa and tourist visa holders need to enter the country with in the visa validity period and on or before the visa expiry date must exit the country or need to change status to a new tourist visa/ resident visa. A tourist who enter UAE when staying more than the number of days allowed by the visa will incurred overstay fines. Per each day the overstay fine is 100 AED Overstaying after a resident visa expiry or resident visa cancelation will be 25 AED per day, all residency visa cancelations will give 28 days’ grace period to exit or get new visa and after the 28th day onwards the above said fine daily will be counted

10 Years Valid UAE Residence visa

As per the UAE government updates, it is planned to issue 10years visa for investors, specialists and skilled professionals. For outstanding and research students hoping to be given 5 years Student visa as per the recent news.

Emirates ID

Emirates Identity card is a very important document that you need to keep with you for most of the time while on UAE residence visa. For use of financial, health, education, driving all are referred with your Emirates ID. UAE citizens, GCC citizens living in UAE and Expatriate residents in UAE need to have an Emirates Identity card.

Generally, Emirates ID card processed in Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) The Id card e-form can be completed through the licensed typing center in respective emirate. After the medical and Biometrics, the Emirates ID will be issued

Track visa application and validity

Validity of entry permits

Depending on which entry permit to United Arab Emirates you are obtaining, each entry permit and visa given validity period from the date of visa issued to enter the United Arb Emirates. No matter, from which airport the entry is made in seven emirates.

UAE Visa type Duration of visa Validity to enter the country Extension
Short-term tourist 30 days 30 days 60 days Renewable
Long-term tourist 90 days 90 days 60 days Renewable
Transit visa (96 hours) Upto 96 hours 14 days Renewable
UAE entry permit for GCC residents 30 days 30 days Renewable
Multiple Entry 30 days Within consecutive 30 days 60 days Renewable
Multiple Entry 90 days Within consecutive 90 days 60 days Renewable
On-arrival 14 days 14 days 60 days Renewable
On-arrival 30 days 30 days 60 days Renewable
On-arrival 90 days 90 days 60 days Renewable
UAE Resident Entry Permit 30 days 60 days Renewable
UAE Resident visa 2 years 60 days Renewable
UAE Mission visa Depending on duration of mission 60 days Renewable
UAE Student visa 1 year 60 days Renewable
UAE Investor visa 3 years 60 days Renewable
UAE Partner visa 3 years 60 days Renewable
UAE Freezone 3 years 60 days Renewable
UAE maid visa 2 years 60 days Renewable
Retirement visa 5years 60 days Renewable

Legality of working on UAE tourist visa

As per the ministry of labor, the tourist visa holders are deprived of the permission in involving in work. The tourist or visit visa holder can find any employment while being in the county and can change the visa status to a resident visa in-order start working in UAE. If any tourist found working despite of this rule will be fined. Also, the employer will be fined for the unlawfully allowing and entertaining tourist visa holder to work without having proper UAE visa/work permit.