United Nations Visas

Requirements for United Nations Visas

To apply for a United Nations diplomatic visa, you must provide the following:


Two (2) completed application forms.  All application forms must be typed.

  • The Particulars of Sponsor / Host in the UAE (e.g., UN, IMF, World Bank Representative in UAE, etc.).
  • Residence Address in UAE ( e.g., Hotel, Family or friend’s house, etc.)
2 An Original passport signed by the bearer (Laissez Passer), should not expire within six (6) months from the expected time of arrival in the UAE.
3 A copy of your passport and a copy of the application.(Please print in Color)
4 Two (2) original passport-sized photos.
5 An invitation letter from your sponsor in the UAE.

An original letter written in English and Arabic from one of the following concerned United Nations offices in the U.S.A. ( e.g., UNICEF, IMF, The World Bank, etc.). The letter must include:

  • Your position (e.g., Colonel, Engineer, etc.) and the purpose of your visit
  • Name and phone number of your point of contact in the UAE and confirm your sponsor during your stay in the UAE.
7 If you are sending the visa application through the mail please include a prepaid, self-addressed envelope with a tracking number (e.g., US Express mail, UPS, FedEx, etc.).


  • This application will result in a single-entry visa valid for two months, with a maximum of stay one month.
  • Visas require prior approval from the UAE authorities and the Embassy requires a minimum of two (2) business days to issue the visa.

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