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Different Types of Visas in Dubai, UAE

Authorities inside the UAE (United Arab Emirates) has developed a proper structure of its foreign ministry. Detail list of all the available permits and visa’s that can be acquired by individuals depending upon their needs or purpose.

Business Visa

Foreigners are able to obtain a golden permit for staying at Dubai. UAE have an influx of millions of expatriates each year, as most of them are entrepreneurs and investors who tends to benefit the economy of UAE.

How to apply for a Business Visa?

There is a simplified form of procedure to acquire a Business Visa inside UAE.

  • Go to the website “Goldenvisa.ae” and sign up.
  • After signing up and approval of your nomination by an incubator.
  • There will be process of about 90 days to upload your documents after the nomination approval.
  • And then you will receive the Business visa through an email along with further Instructions.

Note:

  • If you are residing inside UAE at the time of your applying to the visa. Then you would be given a One (1) month Business Visa which you can then convert to the residency permit.
  • If you are applying for the Business Visa while you are outside of UAE territory then a six (6) month business visa will be provided to you to explore any possible opportunities to work on your ideas or investments.

Who can apply for the Business Visa?

who can apply for business VISA

who can apply for business VISA

  • Someone who has a record of being a prolific entrepreneur.
  • If you are a member of the board or shareholder at any startup.
  • Someone who intends to relocate to the UAE in order to establish a business.
  • Have an innovative idea to benefit the State of UAE and its economy.

After having received your Business Visa you will be eligible to:

  • Nominate any of your three (3) business staff or shareholders to join you in the UAE and receive the residency permit.
  • In order to establish your business inside the UAE do multiple – entry into the UAE for tenure of six (6) months.

Patient or Companion Visa?

In case of medical situation or companion entry into the UAE you would need the sponsor, who should be either local or visa holder with hospital license. The process will be carried out under the sponsorship of the medical establishment and government/private hospitals inside the UAE.

If a companion of a visa holder inside the UAE has a medical condition it can be resolved by having the patient or company entry permit.

  • The official and certified reports will be enough to process the acquisition of the entry permit.
  • Such an entry permit can only be obtained if the sponsor is registered inside UAE or has a hospitalized license in the region.
  • The sponsor would be accompanied with the patient or companion into the UAE.

Patient or Companion entry permit inside Dubai

  • Non – extendable: The single entry and non-extendable medical entry treatment permit would allow the patient or companion to enter Dubai with in the sixty (60) days after its issued. While the stay can be prolonged up to ninety (90) days from the date of its issuance.
  • Extendable: The multiple entry and extendable medical entry treatment permit would allow the patient or companion to enter Dubai with in the sixty (60) days after its issued. While the permit can be prolonged after the ninety (90) days from the date of its issuance.

Visa for other regions

Visa for other regions

Visa for other regions

If you are looking to go to the northern Emirates or Abu Dhabi inside UAE then you might check on the ICA (Identity and Citizenship Authority). ICA is a Federal authority in the UAE for dealing with the medical or companion entry into the following regions:

  1. Abu Dhabi
  2. Sharjah
  3. Ajman
  4. Umm Al Quwain
  5. Ras Al Khaimah
  6. Fujairah

The ICA can provide you with following Entry permits:

  1. A single entry permits.
  2. A single-entry permit for Family group.
  3. A Multiple entry permits.
  4. A Multiple-entry permit for Family group.

The Required documentation for Patient or company Visa

  1. The authorities would require to have the companion passport copy.
  2. The genuine medical reports.
  3. Documentation of the Financial Security.

Fees of the Companion or Patient Visa

The Companion or Patient Visa would cost around AED 260 to AED 360.

Tourist Visa

Dubai tourist VISA

Dubai tourist VISA

As per the records in the year of 2018 the UAE had welcomed an overwhelming number of about 15.93 million tourists. To have a high number of expatriates to have the UAE government has assembled a set of foreign policies.

  • Tourists visa are issued with about 30 to 60 days of multiple or single-entry permit into the UAE.

How to apply for the Tourist Visa?

There are multiple procedures to get a tourist visa for the UAE. Have in mind that the UAE government or Embassies will never provide you with a tourist visa.

  1. Traveling with an airline

You can obtain the tourist visa from the airline which you intend to travel with to the UAE. All the details will be available on their website.

  1. Through a Consultant /Agency or any Hotel

You can also obtain the tourist visa through the agency or consultants like us (Company Setup Consultant) as we would guide you through all the essential processes and would make its sure to provide you with tourist visa.

The hotel which your intent to stay in is also capable of providing you with the tourist visa for you to explore the region.

Note:

  • Always check on the credibility of the agency or hotel you approach you for obtaining the tourist visa.
  • You should never provide them with your original documents unless get a surety for their credibility.
  • The Embassy of UAE has its support team for helping you in any case.

Who can apply for the Tourist Visa?

  • Individuals who are not eligible for the visa-on arrival or a visa free entry into the UAE.
  • Females who are not above the age of 18 years are not eligible to apply for the tourist visa, unless accompanied by their parents/guardians.

A free Visa for tourist below age of 18

Tourist who are below the age of 18 but are accompanied by their guardians or parents can get a free visa.

Extension or Renewal Tourist Visa’s

You can have the extension of thirty (30) days or a month without leaving UAE once you had the tourist visa.

Fees of tourist Visa

  • For applying to the tourist visa has a fee of about AED 336. But it may also depend upon the package which you acquire from any agency or airline.
  • While the renewal can be done for an AED 600 each time of application for the extension.

Note: 10 days without having any renewal once the tourist visa expires, a penalty of AED 100 each day would be imposed on you.

Who are exempted from the tourist Visa’s renewal or extension?

  • Residents of the GCC countries.
  • If you are accompanied by any GCC country citizen.
  • Officials on 96-hour mission inside the UAE.
  • Having a special entry permit into the UAE.

Fees of the Tourist Visa

  • The tourism Visa would cost around from AED 336 to AED 1695 in total.
  • While it’s cost can vary depending upon your source of obtaining the service.

eVisa for the GCC residents

eVisa for GCC countries

eVisa for GCC countries

For the residents or local of any GCC countries UAE offers the option of eVisa. Only the eligible ones can have it, As this is single holder Visa so only one person can have it and only that person can enter in UAE. Remember! The validity of this Visa is only thirty (30) days.

How to apply for the eVisa

A local or resident of the GCC countries can obtain the eVisa by filling out the online application.

  • Only the locals or residents of GCC countries can apply for eVisa.
  • All of the entrants that are GCC locals are required to obtain the eVisa.

Terms and Conditions

  • The applicant passport must be valid for 3 months from the date of arrival.
  • If the profession of the applicant was found to be changed after the approval of the eVisa he/she will not be granted the permission to enter UAE.
  • A companion will not be granted entry into the UAE if not accompanied by the GCC local.
  • A time frame of thirty (30) months after the issuance of the eVisa will be granted to the GCC local and an extension of thirty (30) days will be permitted to the GCC local after the arrival.
  • The companion with the GCC local will be allowed to stay for sixty (60) days. There permit can be extended for the next sixty (60) days upon arrival into the UAE.

Fees of the eVisa

The eVisa for GCC resident would cost around AED 320.

Retirement Visa

retirement VISA in Dubai

retirement VISA in Dubai

The UAE government have provided a number of flexible and more effective policies in all part of the state’s system. Retired residents are given priorities inside the region by providing them with the retirement visas by the government of UAE.

How to apply for the retirement visa?

You can process the retirement visa by approaching us (Company Setup Consultant). And pay our fees as per your requirement, provide us with the documentation and wait for the approval by the authority.

Whom can apply for the retirement visa?

People who are residents of the UAE and are above the age of 55 years.

Eligibility for the retirement visa

  • The applicant should have an invest in a property worth more than AED 2 million inside the UAE.
  • If the applicant has a financial savings which exceeds from the total amount of AED 1 million.
  • At the time of application for the retirement visa the applicant has an active income of more than AED 20,000 per month.

Required Documentation for the retirement Visa

  1. The applicant passport copies along with its dependent’s passport copy.
  2. The copy of the applicant current visa in the UAE.
  3. The applicant’s marriage certificate.
  4. The copy of applicant’s Emirates ID along with its dependent’s ID copy.

Transit Visa

transit VISA Dubai

transit VISA Dubai

The transit visa is offered by the state of the UAE to give access to all the nationalities from across the world. There are two types of transit Visas are there according to UAE govt authorities. Below are the details for these Visa types.

How to apply for the Transit Visa?

  • Any UAE-based airline or agency with whom you are travelling can provide you with the transit visa.
  • You can also visit on the site of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) who have their offices in each emirate of the UAE.
  • You can also visit the eChannel portal of the UAE and get more information about these permits

Whom an apply for the Transit Visa?

If you are not eligible to obtain the visa on arrival or visa free entry into the UAE than you will be covered by the transit visa.

Note – Check on the list of eligible nationalities for the different visa types.

Two Types of Transit Visas

There are two main transit visas’ been offered by the UAE.

  • 46 Hours Transit Visa
  • 96 Hours Transit Visa

What is a 46 hours transit visa?

One of the transit visas that is offered by the UAE has a duration of 46 hours in total which cannot be extended after its expiration. Must enter and leave the UAE within 46 hours of the transit visa.

How to apply for the 46 hours transit Visa

  • If you are traveling onwards to another place/destination other than from which you are coming from.
  • A valid passport which is valid for about three months.
  • Any normal photo which has a white background.

What is a 96 hours transit visa?

While the second type of the transit visas that is offered by the UAE has a duration of 96 hours in total which cannot be extended after its expiration. Must enter and leave the UAE within 96 hours of the transit visa.

How to apply for the 96 hours transit Visa

  • If you are traveling onwards to another place/destination other than from which you are coming from.
  • A valid passport which is valid for about six months.
  • Any normal photo which has a white background.

Fee of transit Visa

  • For the 46-hour transit visa it would cost no fee as it’s free for all passenger passing UAE airports.
  • For the 96-hour transit visa it would cost around AED 50.

Note – Additional departure Fee AED 30 is levied by the airports in UAE from any passenger passing through it.

Student Visa

Dubai student visa

Dubai student visa

There are one of the outstanding education centers and institutions inside the UAE. World recognized universities and colleges have established themselves inside the UAE. The government of UAE provides all with the quality of services and an opportunity to build a new world.

Whom can apply for the Student Visa?

  • Any of the expatriate who intends to study inside any institution which is located in the UAE.
  • An applicant should be above the age of 18 years of age.

Long term student Visa

A 5- year long term visa can be obtained by the student if their case lies in the following domain:

  • A student who has kept a record of 95 percent during in School located in the UAE.
  • International students who have graduated with a cGPA of 3.75 from any institution outside UAE.

Standard Student visa

A standard Student visa of 1-year tenure is awarded to any student whom documents are approved by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). It can be renewed for the same tenure of 1 year.

How to apply for the student Visa

You must require the acceptance/admission letter from the university or any institution in which you intend to study.

Student Visa for Residents of the UAE

Any resident of the UAE who intends to sponsor a child to get education here in the UAE needs to look into the check list for the student visa.

  • The exception is been kept for only the male children of the UAE residents who are above the age of 1 years and are eligible to get admission in any of the institution inside UAE.
  • After having the first child on board in the UAE for about 1 year. The residents can then process any of their child to get education inside the UAE’s territories.

Fee of the Student Visa

  • If the applicant is inside the UAE and intends to apply for the 1-year long Student it would cost around AED 9,206.5.
  • While if the applicant is outside the UAE and intends to apply for the 1-year long Student visa it would cost around AED 7,576.5.

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