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FAQs: Passports and Visas

Q: I am an American traveling to the UAE, do I need a visa?
A: Americans with US passports valid for more than six months are welcome to enter the UAE, and do not need to obtain a visa to enter the country, if the duration of stay is less than one month. This includes travel for business, tourism or in transit. This also includes US citizens with visas or entry stamps from other countries.

Q: I am an American traveling to the UAE, what if my stay will be longer than one month?
A: You will be required to obtain a visit visa. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa please visit our Visa Requirements page for US citizens.

Q: I am an American traveling to the UAE, will the UAE allow me entry if I have an Israeli stamp in my passport?
A: Yes.

Q: I am an American citizen traveling to the UAE with my family, but my spouse and/or child is not an American citizen, do they need a visa to travel with me to the UAE?
A: If your spouse or child is a citizen of the countries listed below, he or she does not need to obtain a visa prior to entry, if the duration of stay is less than one month. This includes travel for business, tourism or in transit:

United States, UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

If your spouse or child is a citizen of a country not listed above--even if they have a US Green Card or a US student visa--they will need to obtain a visa for travel to the UAE. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa, tourist visa or transit visa please visit our Visa Requirements page for non-US citizens.

If your stay will be longer than one month, then you and your family, regardless of citizenship, will need to obtain a visit visa. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa please see our pages for US citizens and non-US citizens.

Q: I am not an American citizen but I live in the US and have a US green card or US student visa, do I need a visa to travel to the UAE?
A: Citizens of the following countries do not need to obtain a visa prior to entry, if the duration of stay is less than one month. This includes travel for business, tourism or in transit:

United States, UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

If you are a citizen of a country not listed above, even if you have a US green Card or a US student visa, you will need to obtain a visa for your travel to the UAE. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa, tourist visa or transit visa please visit our Visa Requirements page for non-US citizens.

If your stay will be longer than one month, then regardless of citizenship, you will be required to obtain a visit visa. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa please visit our Visa Requirements page for non-US citizens

Learn more about Visa and Passport Requirements for visiting the UAE


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