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Visiting The UAE Is About To Get Much Easier - 10 Entry Visa Types

16th August 2022

A new and expanded selection of entry visa types are due to come into force in the UAE next month which will better reflect the purpose of the visit and provide more flexibility for visitors. Valid for 60 days from the date of issuance and renewable for the same period, all of the entry visa types will be available for single and multiple entry.

10 UAE Entry Visa Types

Job Exploration Entry Visa

This visa is for young talents and skilled professionals to explore job opportunities in the UAE and it doesn’t require a sponsor or host. Applicants must fit into the first, second or third skills levels of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) or be a fresh graduate from one of the top 500 universities in the world; and, as a minimum educational qualification, hold a Batchelor’s degree (or equivalent).

Business Entry Visa

This entry visa is for investors and entrepreneurs to explore business and investment opportunities in the UAE and it doesn’t require a sponsor or host.

Tourist Visa

In addition to the regular tourist visa that is sponsored by tourism establishments in the UAE, a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa is introduced. This entry visa, which doesn’t require a sponsor or host, allows the individual to stay in the country for up to 90 continuous days and is renewable for the same period, provided that the entire stay does not exceed more than 180 days per year.

Applicants need to provide of a proof of a minimum bank balance of US$4,000 (or its equivalent in foreign currencies) for the six months prior to submitting the application, valid health insurance and confirmation of accommodation with the application.

Entry Permit to Visit Relatives or Friends

This entry visa is for individuals to visit friends or relatives in the UAE and doesn’t require a sponsor or a host.

Entry Permit for a Temporary Work Mission

This entry visa is for individuals who have a temporary work assignment like probation testing or a project-based mission. It is sponsored by the employer and requires a temporary work contract or a letter from the employer clarifying the visit purpose and proof of fitness to work.

Entry Permit for Study and Training

This entry visa is for individuals attending training and study courses and/or participating in internship programmes. The sponsor can be universities, or educational/research institutions licensed in the UAE, or government or private entities. It will be necessary to supply a letter from the entity clarifying the details of the study/training/internship programme and its duration, confirmation of accommodation, commercial license and establishment card of the sponsor with the application.

This entry visa costs AED600.* (Dubai)

Medical Treatment Entry Visa

This entry visa requires sponsorship by a medical establishment. It is also possible to apply for an entry visa for a patient’s escort. In both instances, it will be necessary to supply copies of the patient’s medical reports with the application.

A single entry visa costs AED600 (Dubai)*

A multiple entry visa costs AED1,450 (Dubai)*

Diplomatic Affairs Entry Visa

This entry visa is specifically for holders of diplomatic, special and UN passports.

Emergency Entry Visa

This entry visa is for transit, sailors, flight crews, medical and flight emergencies.

GCC Residents Entry Visa

This entry visa is for residents of GCC countries and their escorts.

Will Visa On Arrival Still Be Available?

If you are a passport holder of one of the following 20 countries/territories, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. You are automatically eligible for a free visa on arrival at Immigration:

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States of America and Vatican City.

Remove the headache of organizing your UAE entry visas

If you are planning to visit the UAE, don't stress about organizing the correct entry visa. Gateway Group's experienced team can manage the applications for your visas on your behalf, giving you the peace of mind you have the all of the documentation needed and the correct entry visa organized. And, when it comes to renewing the visa, we'll be on hand to take care of that extension on your behalf too. Focus on making the most of your visit to the UAE by connecting us to discuss your visa requirements.

* Where possible, we have included costs which have been published by the authorities already. These costs are correct as at the time of publishing this blog article (16th August 2022) and can change at any time. These costs are for the entry visa only and do not include any typing centre fees (if needed) or processing fees for organizations such as Gateway Group to apply for the visa on your behalf.

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With offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Gateway Group helps international companies get registered to do business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We are the authority on business licenses and visas for expats in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Founded and headed up by British husband and wife team, Nathan and Jenny Hunt, Gateway operates with it's core values at heart: Honesty. Trust. Integrity. We do what's in the best interests of our clients rather than what's best for our bottom line. After all, we are just like our clients - we've invested our own money into our business licenses, so we fully appreciate what a big investment a commercial license is. We believe this uniquely positions us to provide our services with understanding and empathy.

From our own first-hand experience and knowledge, generated from living and working in the UAE, as well as setting up companies and building relationships here, we are able to offer unique insight and guidance to help our clients successfully step into the market and do business in the UAE.

We value long-term relationships and our incredible client retention is one of our strongest assets, which is extremely rare in our industry.

Founding Partner, Jenny Hunt, has been setting up businesses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for over 10 years and is ranked in FORBES' Top 100 Most Influential Women In The Middle East!

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Written by: Jenny Hunt

Founder, Gateway Group, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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