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Visa Requirements for Non-US Citizens (Tourist Passports)
Visas are available upon arrival to the UAE airports, This includes those who hold visas in their passports or entry stamps from other countries and visa is valid for one (1) month stay in the UAE. If you plan to stay longer, you may contact the local immigration office while you are in the UAE and request an extension.
1- Visit Visa sponsored by (The private sector, friends, family and relatives)
You need to request for the visa Through Your Sponsor (Host) by sending a copy of your passport ( Not a travel Document ) and a copy of your immigration status in the USA (e.g., green card, J visa, F1 visa, etc.) to your sponsor (host) to process your visa from the local immigration office in UAE. This process will takes about four (4) working days. then, make sure to receive a copy of your visa by fax or Email from the sponsor (host) before your departure. Original visas will be collected at the airport in the United Arab Emirates on your arrival.
2- Tourist Visa
The Embassy does not issue Tourist Visa, Hotels in the UAE can sponsor their clients and apply for their visas to come to UAE but be sure to get a copy of this visa from the hotel before traveling to the United Arab Emirates.
3- Transit Visa ( 96 hours )
The Embassy does not issue Transit Visa, You should contact the airline company that will fly you to the UAE and enquire from them about the possibility of traveling to the UAE without prior visa.
4- visas sponsored by one of UAE Government sectors, Applicants should do the following:
Two (2) completed application forms. All applications must be typed.
|2||Original passport signed by the bearer, should not expire within six (6) months from the expected time of arrival in the UAE.|
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 (Government sectors) which must include: |
A letter from your employer or a cover letter to include the following:
• Your position and the reason for the visit
• stating the type of visa that you need for the visit
• Name and phone number of your point of contact in the UAE
|7||A copy of your immigration status in the USA (e.g., green card, J visa, F1 visa, etc.)|
|8||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.).|
The appropriate fee for the visa you are seeking (money order only):
|10||Visas require prior approval from the UAE authorities, the length of the visa is subject to UAE authorities judgment and the Embassy requires a minimum of four (4) business days to issue the visa|