You can apply for a Dubai visa online either through an OTA (Online Travel Agency) or through the Dubai Visa Processing Center (DVPC). You can choose to book your flights directly with Emirates and then apply for a tourist visa to Dubai online.
- Read on to learn what requirements applicants must meet to make an application for the United Arab Emirates Visa.
- All applicants must attach the following documents to their application to get positive online visa approval:
- applicant’s face photograph (that can be easily taken using a phone or a PC camera)
- a photo of the passport’s bio-data page
- confirmation code from the booked flight to the UAE
- the last page of the applicant’s passport (if applicable)
- a flight ticket
- residence proof or ID to prove the traveler’s address
Dubai Work Visa Online Apply:
If you want to work in the emirate, you must have a residence visa and a work permit (proof of employment). To get a work permit in Dubai before moving to the UAE, the first step is to find a job. It will then be your employer’s responsibility to apply for a work permit and residence visa for you as they will be your sponsor.
The process was started after obtaining permission. After that, the ex-pat can enter the country and stay there for two months. It will then be the employer’s responsibility to complete a medical examination, stamp the residence permit in their employee’s passport and obtain an ID card and a UAE work permit.
It is possible to enter Dubai on a visitor visa – such as a visa on arrival or a tourist visa – and then find a job during your stay and be sponsored by your potential employer. However, you will not be able to guarantee that you will get a job and you will not be able to work until your visa is approved.
In Dubai, employers are required to provide health insurance to their employees. As a sponsor, it is their responsibility to provide a form of basic coverage. However, if you want or require more cover, or are not yet employed in the emirate, you may need to consider a local, compliant international health insurance plan.
Dubai Tourist Visa Online:
A tourist visa is for those who do not qualify for a visa on arrival or visa-free entry to the UAE. A tourist visa can be obtained for eligible individual tourists from all over the world. Women under the age of 18 cannot apply for this type of visa unless they are traveling with their parents.
Multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities:
The new multi-entry tourist visa can now be issued to all nationalities, a move aimed at making the process easier for tourists and visitors. The five-year visa allows tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and stay in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended by another 90 days.
For more information on multiple-entry tourist visas, contact the Federal Office of Identity and Citizenship.
Validity of a tourist visa:
Depending on your plan, UAE tourist visas can be issued for 30 days or 90 days, with one or more entries. Recently, the UAE has allowed a five-year visa that allows tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and stay in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended by another 90 days.
Tourist visas through airlines
Each airline has some conditions they must meet in order to arrange your visa. One of the conditions is flying with them. For more updated and more specific information, check out the following UAE-based airlines regarding visa types, facilities, and conditions:
- Visa Services from Fly Dubai – Fly Dubai
- Visa services from Air Arabia – Air Arabia
Tourist visas through agencies and hotels:
Licensed travel agencies and hotels in the UAE can provide you with a tourist visa provided you purchase your ticket through them and maintain a hotel reservation at a specific hotel.
Renewing or extending a tourist visa:
All types of visitor and tourist visas can be extended twice by 30 days upon application and upon successful approval by the relevant authority. This can be done without leaving the country.
Visitors and tourists can apply for a second renewal before the first one expires for AED 600 each renewal. Overstayers who do not extend their visa as stated above will have to pay a fine of AED 100 for each day of overstaying, which is calculated from 10 days after the visa expires.
- However, the new extension rule does not apply to the following categories:
- visitors and tourists who are residents of GCC countries
- residents accompanying GCC nationals
- who have special permission to enter
- those with a 96-hour special mission clearance.