KnowPassport and Visa Information for Dubai

Passport Requirements:

  • Validity: Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended period of stay.

Visa Requirements:

  1. Tourist Visa:

    • Tourist visas for Dubai are typically required for visitors from many countries. These visas are often issued on arrival or can be obtained prior to travel.
    • Some nationalities are eligible for visa-free entry for a specified period, while others may need to apply for a visa in advance.
  2. Visa on Arrival:

    • Citizens of several countries can obtain a visa on arrival at Dubai International Airport or other entry points. The duration of stay varies.
  3. Pre-arranged Visa:

    • For those not eligible for visa-free entry or visa on arrival, you may need to apply for a visa in advance through the UAE embassy or consulate in your home country.
  4. Sponsorship:

    • In some cases, a local sponsor (a resident or a company) may be required to facilitate the visa process.

Types of Visas:

  • Visit Visa: For tourism purposes.
  • Transit Visa: For short transits through Dubai.
  • Work Visa: For those intending to work in Dubai.
  • Residence Visa: For long-term stays.

Important Points:

  • UAE Visa Websites: Refer to the official websites of the UAE government or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for the most accurate and updated visa information.

  • E-Visa Services: The UAE has introduced e-visa services for certain nationalities, allowing for online visa applications.

  • Tourist Visa Packages: Tourist visas are often linked to travel packages offered by airlines or travel agencies.

  • Duration and Renewal: Be aware of the permitted duration of stay on your visa, and if needed, explore the option of renewal before expiration.