UAE Visa Requirements | IFLN

UAE Visa Requirements

The UAE is generally described as tourist friendly VISA destination.

Citizens of the ‘Gulf Cooperation Council’ countries do not need a VISA to enter the UAE.
Many other countries can obtain an entry visa upon arrival (with a duration of up to 30 days – in some cases up to 90 days). You will need to

  • Hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one blank visa page.
  • Passports must also be machine readable (hand written passports will not be accepted)
  • Hold proof of confirmed airline booking (with departure date from the UAE)
  • Application form or additional documents depending on VISA type and country of citizenship/residence

If your citizenship is from one of these countries, you can apply for entry VISA upon arrival for 30 days:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Ukraine
  • UK and Northern Ireland
  • USA
  • Vatican City

For 90 days:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas Islands
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico (180 days)
  • Montenegro
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay

For Members holding citizenship that are not eligible VISA upon arrival, we encourage the use of a VISA Issuing agency. If you are flying with Emirates, Etihad, Flydubai or Air Arabia, we suggest to contact the airline, since they are authorized by the UAE Govt to provide VISA application services.
For Members holding citizenship of Afghanistan, Iraq or Pakistan – we strongly suggest you get in touch with a VISA issuing agency to get your VISA sorted before departing for the UAE since additional documentation will be required.

Please note that the final responsibility of obtaining a VISA is with the traveling Member. Above information might be outdated by the time travel starts into Dubai, so we strongly suggest to do a final check before your travel starts.
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