Applying for an Dubai Visa?

  • This webpage sets out the visa or entry permit requirements of the Dubai Government. For more information about the Dubai Visit Visa you should consider visiting this website General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai

  • Your visit visa has to be applied for by a sponsor, who is a person or organization who will be responsible for you while you are here, and will represent you to the authorities as and when required. For a visit visa, your sponsor could be:

    • a hotel or tourist company (where you want to Stay in Dubai). They can apply, on your behalf, for
      • A 30-Day Tourist Visa, which can be extended to 40 days
      • A 14-Day Service Visa, Or
      • A 30-Day Visit Visa which can be extended for other 30 days.
    • Airlines and airlines handlers can apply on behalf of their crew members for a 96-hour transit visa
    • Other organizations based in the uae may only apply for Visit Visas and Service Visas
    • Individuals (Relatives Or Friends) already resident in the uae may, subject to guidelines, also apply on your behalf for a Visit Visa

  • Tourist visas through agencies and hotels

    Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a tourist visa for you provided you purchase the ticket through them and maintain hotel reservation with such specific hotel.

    You may also contact travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator.

    It is important to check the authenticity of travel agents you are dealing with and refrain from paying or sending copies of your official documents until after you are 100 per cent sure the tourist operator is a genuine business, not fraud. You may seek the help of the UAE embassy in your country for verification.

    As per the website of GDRFA, hotels and tourist companies can apply, on your behalf

  • Tourist visas through the UAE-based airlines

    The UAE-based airlines can arrange a visa on your behalf i.e., they can process it through the official visa-issuing authorities.

    Each airline has some general or specific conditions, which must be met in order for your visa to bed arranged by them. One of them is flying with them. For more updated and specific information, check the following UAE-based airlines for visa types, facilities, terms and conditions:

  • IVS GLOBAL has partnered with Marhaba Services to offer visa processing services for Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. The visa services are available for all airline passengers with the exclusion of Emirates. The visa issuing authority lies solely with the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai*. For more information visit IVS GLOBAL
  • Applicants traveling to Dubai on Emirates Airlines can apply for their Dubai visa at Emirates airlines and Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department appointed VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. to carry out the processing of Visa applications for all passengers traveling to Dubai on Emirates Airline.

Most Common documents

We have listed here the Mandatory requirements and you need to select your region to find more specific documents (if any):

Visa Application Forms

Completed and Signed Visa Application Form, this should be Managed by your Sponsor / Hotel / Airline / IVS Global / VFS GLOBAL (Parents could sign on Children's (under 18) behalf)

Dubai Visa Photo Requirements

A regular Passport Size Photogoraph 2 nos


Appropriate Visa fees and Service Charges to the UAE Embassy, please check your local Embassy's website for more details.

Visa Appointment wait times

Please check with your Local UAE Embassy or Sponsor or Airlines or Hotel or IVS GLOBAL or VFS GLOBAL Book an appointment for Visa Application Submission