Visas For US Citizens

Visa Requirements for US Citizens (regular passport only)

The visa is available upon arrival only, valid for 30 days from the date of entry and if you are planning to stay longer, you can request to extend your stay through the nearest immigration office in the UAE.

Please make sure to have the following before departure:

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

Visa Requirements for U.S. Diplomatic and Official passports

To apply for a visa, please submit the following:

  1. A complete application form with 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 one of the US departments 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.



  1. All application forms must be typed.
  2. The applicant must be inside the U.S. during the visa process.
  3. The visa is a multiple-entry visa, valid for five (5) years, with a maximum stay of (180) days each entry.
  4. If you change your passport to the same type, please carry the old passport that containing a valid visa with the recent passport and no need to apply for a new visa.
  5. All visas require prior approval from the UAE authorities, so the visa process will take around 3 working days.
  6. If you are sending the visa package through the mail, please include a prepaid self-addressed envelope with a tracking number.

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