Visa Information for Non-US Diplomats and Officials

Visa requirements for Non-American Diplomatic and Official passports

If your country and the type of passport is listed below, visa is available upon arrival only.

Please make sure to have the following before departure: -

  1. An original passport (should not expire within six (6) months from the expected date of arrival in the UAE).
  2. A confirm round-trip airline ticket or airline ticket to other destination.

Diplomatic and Official Passport

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Albania Algeria Argentina Armenia Austria
Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chile
China Colombia Congo, Rep Costa Rica Croatia
Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominica
Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Estonia Fiji
Finland France Gabon Georgia Germany
Ghana Greece Grenada Honduras Hong Kong
Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland
Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Kazakhstan
Kiribati Korea, (South) Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia (FYR)
Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania
Mexico Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Nauru
Netherlands New Zealand Norway Oman Paraguay
Peru Poland Portugal Qatar Romania
Russian Federation Rwanda St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino
Saudi Arabia Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands Spain Suriname Sweden
Switzerland Tajikistan Thailand Tonga Tunisia
Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay
Vanuatu Vietnam Vatican City

Diplomatic passport only

Burundi Chad Congo, Dem. Rep Ethiopia Guinea
Jordan Liberia Mauritius Niger Senegal
Sierra Leone Uzbekistan Zambia

If your country and the type of passport is not listed above, please submit the following: -

  1. A complete application form with a photo attached. 
  2. An original passport (should not expire within six (6) months from the expected time of arrival to UAE).
  3. A colored photo size (2×2 inches) with white background.
  4. An original cover letter from your embassy that includes information about the trip, the traveler, and the expected departure date.
  5. A colored copy of the passport and the application with photo attached.
  6. A copy of the cover page of the passport from outside.


  1. All application forms must be typed. 
  2. The applicant must be inside the U.S. during the visa process.
  3. All visas require prior approval from the UAE authorities, so the visa process will take around 3 working days.

If you have any questions, please call  (202) 243 2465 or (202) 243 2485