A visa is a document that permits a foreigner to enter Dubai or UAE and stay here for a specified period of time. It is issued by the Dubai Immigration and Naturalization department.
It is mandatory for all foreigners to obtain a visa to enter Dubai. But GCC nationals coming to Dubai from Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Qatar are exempted from this. It is, nevertheless, not applicable to expats settled in these countries, unless otherwise they’re investors or hold a high profile professional status, with an eligibility to get a visa on arrival at the Dubai’s airport.
People visiting Dubai from certain American, European and Far Eastern nations needn’t have to make any pre-arrangement for Dubai visa, as they will be granted a visa on arrival (valid for one month) at the airport in Dubai. Since the list of countries that are eligible for a visa on arrival is subject to change from time to time, we recommend you to check with your local embassy before traveling to Dubai.
Properly filled in visa application form, along with the copies of your passport with a minimum validity of six months at the time of travel to Dubai and passport-size photograph in white background, are required for applying for a Dubai visa. Visit https://www.onlydubaivisa.com/visa-requirements.html for detailed information on Dubai visa requirements.
You may deposit your Dubai visa application along with the supporting documents online. You can alternatively mail or send via courier or even stop by our facility to submit the documents. Based on your request, we can also come to your location in Dubai to collect your documents.
Your friends or relatives settled in Dubai can apply for a Dubai on your behalf. But they will be entailed to submit the copies of such documents as their visa as well as passport with a validity of at least three months and bank statement.
All visas other than multiple entry visas are valid for single entry only. With a multiple entry visa, you can travel in and out of Dubai as many number of times you wish, however only within the visa’s validity term, which is 30 days or 90 days.
While it normally takes only four to five days for the processing of a Dubai visa, it’s always good to apply for a Dubai visa much before your intended travel date.
You can book your airline tickets prior to applying for a Dubai visa.
When an application for a visa is lodged, we’ll transmit all relevant details via email, including a unique booking reference code, which can be used to check the status of your visa application.
Four to five working days; but if you opt for our express service, you’ll get your Dubai visa in two to three working days.
We’ll send your approved visa to your email. Take a printout of it before your travel.
A visa is likely to be rejected if the applicant has been blacklisted or his passport is not clear or non-machine readable. Kindly refer to our Visa Requirement page for more information.
We do not refund the visa fee in the event you’re refused a Dubai visa.
You can reapply for a visa but make sure you adhere to all norms as specified by the immigration department.
You can make an entry to Dubai through any of the UAE’s airports. With a valid visa from OnlyDubaiVisa.com, you can enter the country by road also.
This depends on your visa type. For example, a 96-hour visa and 14-day visa can be extended for 26 days and 16 days respectively. But all other types of visas including multiple entry visas are non-extendable.
If you overstay in Dubai after the expiry of visa, a stipulated amount of fine will be charged from you for each day of your extended stay here.
With a valid Dubai visa, you can travel anywhere in the UAE.
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