There might be occasions when you need to visit Dubai for a longer stay. The 30 day Dubai visa is ideal if you have any engagement in Dubai that is likely to take some time.

It’s the best option for those looking for a long break from the mundane daily life and are looking to visit Dubai for a vacation to explore every nook and corner of the city.

The short term visit single entry Dubai visa is valid for 30 days and includes the days you enter and exit Dubai. You can enter Dubai within a period of 58 days from the date it’s issued. The visa is extendable for 30 days each twice. On both the occasions, an extension fee of AED 850 has to be paid.


Please note, the 96 hour transit visa is valid for 30 days from the date of its issue. Also, with this visa, you’ll be able to stay in Dubai for 96 hours counted from the time you enter the city.

  • The application form’s first and second pages
  • A photocopy of the airline ticket
  • Photocopies in colour of the passport’s first and two last pages
  • The application form’s 3rd and 4th pages

The documents mentioned above are all mandatory. Certain other documents may need to be submitted by those who meet certain eligibility criteria. Here are the details-

Criteria 1: Travel Record

Those applicants who have travelled to the below mentioned countries in the last 5 years or have a valid visa issued by them. The countries are-

  • USA
  • UK
  • Schengen countries
  • European Union
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Switzerland
  • Japan

Apart from this, those who can furnish evidence of having traveled to the UAE in the last 5 years qualify on the basis of travel record and need to provide the following supporting documents:

  • The applicant’s coloured photograph along with the duly filled and signed application form
  • A coloured photocopy of the first two pages, the last two pages, the observation page if any and valid travel records if any along with the original passport for verification purposes
  • Confirmed return tickets in original along with a photocopy
  • The invitation letter from the UAE company if there is any
  • Female applicants and students above 18 years traveling alone need to furnish an NOC from the husband or the parents respectively along with their photo IDs. A coloured copy of the host’s passport and residence visa is needed too

Application Form

The application form has to be filled online with all the required information duly filled in. It has to be submitted with the mandatory documents at the visa application centre closest to you.

For a single entry short term visit visa of 30 days, the visa fee is Rs. 6000/-. If you’re looking to have your visa processed fast, you’ll have to opt for the express visa for which a fee of Rs. 7655/- needs to be paid.

Points to Note

  • The duration of the visa is 30 days
  • The visa fee includes service charge and sales tax
  • The selection or the determination of the visa category is decided by the airline ticket itinerary
  • Visa fee once paid can’t be refunded
  • The visa cancellation charge is Rs. 2280/-
  • The normal visa processing time is 3-4 working days from the date of submitting the application
  • The normal visa application submission time is between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm on all working days
  • The express visa processing time is 36 hours from the time when it’s submitted excluding Fridays, Saturdays and all UAE holidays
  • The express visa application submission time is between 9:30 am and 12:00 noon on all working days


What is the procedure involved in applying for a UAE visa?

Once an applicant meets the eligibility criteria, he/she is required to download the application form for the visa, fill it up with the necessary information, put in his signature and send it to the visa application centre.

How many days in advance can an applicant apply for the visa?

An applicant can apply for a visa to Dubai maximum 2 months before the traveling date.

Is the visa fee inclusive of all charges?

Yes, it is. There are no additional charges that are applied.

Are the visa fees for an infant the same?

Yes, the visa fees for an infant are the same as that of an infant.

Can the entry and exit be made from any UAE airport?

No, the entry and the exit have to be made from the Dubai airport only while you may visit any part of the UAE.

Is the visa fee refundable?

The applicable visa fee is not refunded under any circumstances.

Can multiple trips be applied for simultaneously?

Yes, those entering UAE more than once can apply for all the visas at the same time. The visa is processed depending on the date of application and the traveling date. The copies of the tickets must be submitted during visa application. The visas for all the applications are sent separately. One has to enter the UAE on this visa within 58 days from the issuing date.

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