UAE Visit Visa : Everyone likes to visit a few places in their lifetime. The purpose of the visit may include several things like job purposes, visiting family or friends and business purposes, etc. Getting a visa for all purposes is something we need to look at to visit that particular place. This process must be done by submitting a few necessary documents and considering a few eligibility criteria.
To visit the country for a specific purpose, the UAE grants a foreigner a multi-entry or one-entry visa that allows them to do so. A visit visa can also be called as an entry permit. Its purpose includes tourism, visiting a friend or a relative, a mission, exploring business or job opportunities, treatment, study and training, and transit. Let us know about the visit visa or tourist visa in detail.
For Whom is a tourist visa or a visit visa?
Those who are not eligible for a visa on arrival or a visa-free entry to the UAE can apply for a Tourist visa or visit visa. This visa can be obtained for all eligible tourists from around the world. You need to note that females below the age of 18 are not eligible to apply for this type of visa unless and otherwise, they are traveling with their parents.
During the period 15 July to 15 September, children under 18 can visit free of charge with an accompanying adult. This is in accordance with a Cabinet resolution passed in July 2018.
Who can help to get a Visit Visa?
Tourist visas through airlines
For your visa to be arranged by airlines, each airline has some conditions which must be met. One such condition is flying with them. You need to see UAE-based airlines for visa types, facilities, terms, and conditions to get more updates and specific information.
Visa services from Etihad Airways – Etihad Airways
Emirates Airline offers visa services – Emirates Airline
Visa services from Fly Dubai – Fly Dubai
Visa services from Air Arabia – Air Arabia
Tourist visas through agencies and hotels
Suppose you purchase the ticket through agencies and hotels and maintain a hotel reservation with the specific hotel. In that case, the Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a tourist visa for you. You can also get a tourist visa by contacting travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator.
You need to check the authenticity of travel agents before dealing with them. You should refrain from paying or sending copies of your official documents until you are 100 percent sure the tour operator is genuine. Seeking the help of the UAE embassy in your country for verification can also help you in this context.
Note: You need to get in touch with one of the UAE-based airlines, a tour agency, or a hotel (where you intend to stay) in the UAE that will apply for a visa on your behalf to the official visa-issuing authorities in the UAE to get a tourist visa to the UAE. There are no tourist visas issued by UAE embassies.
Eligibility Criteria to get a Tourist/Visit Visa
The applicant must have the following to obtain this visa:
a six-month bank balance of 4,000 USD or its equivalent in foreign currencies.
a health insurance policy, which is applicable in the UAE
a ticket to and from the UAE
proof of stay (hotel or residential address) in the UAE.
List of Documents Required to get UAE Visit Visa
To apply for the tourist/visit visa, the applicant must provide the following:
a colored photo
bank statement for the last six months with a balance of 4,000 USD or its equivalent in foreign currencies
a copy of the passport
a ticket for an onward journey.
Where to apply for a tourist/visit visa?
You can apply for a tourist or visit visa through the following channels:
These are the online channels for applying for entry permits/visit visas:
The channels portal
The website of GDRFA – Dubai
Visa Service Centres
Offline visa applications can be made through typing centers registered by ICP or typing centers of GDRFA, where the visa application is typed and processed through the GDRFA of the respective emirate. The sponsor will be informed about it and given the original entry permission upon approval.
How to apply for a tourist or visit visa @ gdrfad.gov.ae
You must first apply for a tourist or visit visa when you want to visit UAE for any purpose.
The following are the steps you need to follow to apply for the tourist or visit visa (note: it may also change for applying for another Visa):
You need to visit the official website of the government of Dubai After. You need to go to the options on the homepage.
Here you will find seven options, and you need to click on the third option, ‘services.’
After clicking on it, you will get seven options. You need to select the second option-‘entry permits’
You will be redirected to a page where you will find three options. You need to click on the first option-‘entry permit services.
Now you will be redirected to a page where you will find six options; you have to select the option called ‘issuance of entry permit.’
This will direct you to a page where you will have a lot of options to select based on your purpose. You need to select the option.
For you to get a tourist or visit visa, you need to select options like an entry permit for multiple trips, an entry permit for a short period (single entry), an Entry permit for a short period (multiple entries), an entry permit for a long period (single entry) and entry permit for a long period (multiple entries).
For any of these options, you will get the final page where you must follow the five-step procedure to apply for the visa.
The five steps are to log in to the service, fill out the form, attach documents, pay fees and submit the application.
How to Apply for UAE Visit Visa at AMER Center
Head to one of AMER service centers
Select the required service at the receptionist
Present the service provider with the necessary documentation.
Pay the service’s associated fees.
Submit the application.
Completing these five steps on the last page will help you to apply successfully.
Note: A text message and an email are sent to the customer with the status of the application:
If there are missing documents on the application, the customer is notified of needing to attach the documents within 30 days. Your application gets canceled if the missing documents are not attached.
In case there are no missing documents in the application, the customer will be notified of the approval, and the approved application will be sent by email.
Application Fees to Apply for a Tourist/Visit Visa
Each transaction is subject to a Commercial Bank of Dubai collecting a commission of AED 20.
There is also a collection commission of AED 15 for individuals and AED 50 for businesses, according to Emaratech Company.
A cost of AED 100 will be imposed if the application is filed through AMER Centers.
This way, you can apply for the UAE Visa Visit Services. If you want to hear the latest updates regarding the Visa, Immigration, and other relevant information, please visit our blogs/articles.