Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dubai visa List and fees


TypeLengthCostRenewEffectiveNotes
Conference Visit Visa30 daysDh100no01 Aug 2008 
Employment Visa30 days   employer arranges, not a work permit, entry only
Exhibition Visa    see Conference Visa
Family Visit Visa60 daysDh100 *not availablemin 3-6k salary requirement, Dh2000 deposit
Friend Visit Visa30 days  01 Aug 2008min 10k salary, Dh1000 deposit, not confirmed
Friend Visit Visa60 daysDh100 *not availablemin 3-6k salary requirement, Dh2000 deposit
Investor Visa3 yrsDh300  invest Dh70k in company with UAE National
Medical Visit Visa90 daysDh1000yes, 1x01 Aug 2008renewal Dh500
Mission Entry Visa14 daysDh220no*not availableonly from hotels or companies
Mission Visa90 daysDh600yes, 1x*not availablerenewal Dh1200, need Temporary Work Permit first?
Mission Visa90 daysDh200no01 Aug 2008 
Multi-entry Visa180 daysDh1000 *not available30 day max per visit, company application only
Multi-entry Visa180 daysDh2000yes, ?x01 Aug 200814 day max stay each visit
Parent Visa1 yrDh100yes01 Aug 2008deposit Dh5000, need special FNRD permission
Relative Visa    see Family Visa
Residents Permit    see Residence Visa
Residence Visa3 yrs yes employer should arrange
Residence Visa - property3 yrsDh5000*yes *estimated, may vary
Residence Visa - family1-2 yrs   Dh5000 deposit needed
Student Visa (residence)    ask college or university when applying for entry
Student Visit Visa60 daysDh1000yes, 2x01 Aug 2008UAE university registration, renewal Dh500
Tourist Visa30 daysDh120no*not availableonly from hotels and tour operators
Tourist Visa30 daysDh110yes? 1x01 Aug 2008only from hotels and tour operators
Transit Visa96 hoursDh30no*not availablemay be free - conflicting information seen
Transit Visa96 hoursDh100no01 Aug 2008need outbound ticket, some reports say 14 days
Visit Visa 30 days30 daysDh500no01 Aug 2008 
Visit Visa 30/60 days30 daysfree*yes, ?x *see free visit visa nationalities list, may be 60 days
Visit Visa 60 days60 days yes, 2x*not available 
Visit Visa 90 days90 daysDh1000no01 Aug 2008 
Visit Visa GCC residents?30 daysDh100yes, 1x01 Aug 2008renewal Dh500
Visit Visa GCC nationals*30 daysDh100yes, 1x01 Aug 2008renewal Dh200, *visitors with GCC nationals
Visit Visa extension30 daysDh500no*not available 
Work Permit    not a visa, employer arranges after arrival in UAE
Work Visa    see Work Permit or Employment Visa
  • This information is correct to the best of our knowledge as of Tuesday 30-Sep-2008
  • * in "Effective" column means that visa type is expected to be no longer available after 01 August 2008.
  • * Residence Visas available via property purchases are in a state of flux with some reports saying they are not available. Whatever the true story is, no developer can "guarantee" a visa, and never could. They could only ever apply on your behalf to the UAE immigration / residency department, which would make the final decision.
  • Nationalities eligible for free visit visas on arrival will continue to be able to receive them after 01 August 2008, according to statements reported on 09 June 2008.
  • Visitors from countries which get a visit visa on arrival may still have a 60 day visit visa after 01 August 2008, even though passport will be stamped with a 30 day visa. Ask when you arrive how long it's valid for ... and tell others in the visit visa discussion.
  • If "Effective" column is empty, then that visa type will continue to be available as far as we know.
  • Most Visit Visas will require a deposit of 1000-2000 dhs to be left with the Naturalisation and Residency Department, refunded after visitor departs the UAE.
  • Limitations on renewal for free visit visas supposed to be 2x but many visitors have exceeded that with no problems.
  • Employers are required to arrange and pay for employee residence visas and work permits (but not their families).