If it’s a longer stay in Dubai you’re looking for, the 90 days Dubai visa is the ideal option. If it’s a training programme you have to attend, or a major family reunion or a special occasion, a longer stay is what you need.

These visas are valid for 58 days from the date on which they’re issued. Once the period of 90 days is over, it may be extended for 30 days each twice after a payment of a fee of AED 850 each time.

Details of the Travel Record Criterion

Any applicant who has traveled to the below mentioned countries at least once in the last 5 years or have a valid visa for those countries or those who have traveled to the UAE in the last 5 years are eligible for a visa. The countries are-

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

Those qualifying on the basis of travel record need to furnish-

  • The filled and signed application form with a coloured photograph of the applicant
  • The original passport for verification. Apart from that, a coloured photocopy of the first two and the last two pages and the observation page if any along with the travel documents
  • The original confirmed return tickets along with photocopies
  • An invitation company from any UAE company if any such invitation has been extended
  • Along with their photo IDs, female applicants and students above 18 need to furnish an NOC from their husbands or parents. The host’s passport’s coloured copy and his/her residence visa is needed too

If it’s an official tour to attend a meeting/seminar or participate in any exhibition:

  • A copy of the passenger’s passport
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Covering letter from the company
  • An invitation letter from the host company or the host resident permit along with a copy of the passport

If it’s a personal visit

  • A copy of the passport
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • The passport copy of the host
  • The host’s resident page
  • A guarantee or covering letter from the host
  • Proof of the relationship

If it’s for tourism or property acquisition

  • A copy of the passport
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • Hotel booking confirmation or the tenancy contract for the property or the property papers

Apart from the above documents, a covering letter that mentions the reason for travel needs to be furnished. The details of the stay along with those of the host and a self-guarantee of exiting Dubai while the visa is still valid shall have to be provided too. Two local contact details with separate addresses shall have to be given along with their photo id cum address proofs.

Some Basic Supporting Documents that are needed

  • The application form’s 1st and 2nd pages
  • The application form’s 3rd and 4th pages
  • Photocopies of confirmed flight tickets
  • A coloured photocopy of the passport’s first and last two pages. The passport must have a validity of 6 months from the date of travel

The immigration authorities might ask for additional documents apart from the above documents should they be needed.

The visa fee for the 90 days single entry Dubai visa is Rs. 14555/- and it includes service charge and applicable taxes.

Please note-

  • The visa category is selected or determined depending on the airline ticket itinerary
  • The cancellation charge for each visa is Rs. 2285/-
  • Under no circumstances whatsoever shall the visa fee be refunded

Information Regarding Application Form

  • All forms are to be filled online
  • All the required details are to be duly filled in by the applicant
  • The application form needs to be submitted at the nearest visa application centre along with the required documents
The visa needs 3-4 working days to be processed after the day it’s submitted. All Fridays, Saturdays and UAE holidays are excluded. The submission time of the visas is between 9:30 and 17:30. Applicants who meet certain criteria can qualify for a UAE visa. One of them is the travel record criterion.


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

Once the eligibility criteria are met, an applicant needs to fill in the application form after downloading it. It should then be sent to the nearest visa application centre with all the necessary documents that have been asked for.

How many days before traveling can one apply for the visa?

Any applicant may apply for his/her visa not more than 2 months before the date of traveling. It is to be noted that a visa is valid for 58 days from the date that it’s issued.

Does the visa fee include all applicable charges or taxes?

Yes it does. No additional charges whatsoever need to be paid.

How does the applicant receive the visa?

It’s an electronic visa that the applicant shall receive on his email address as a PDF file attachment. The applicant only needs to take a printout of the visa before traveling.

Are the fees applicable for infants the same?

Yes, the visa fee chargeable is the same as that of an adult traveler.

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

No, the entry and exit have to be made from the Dubai airport itself but the applicant is permitted to visit any part of the UAE.

Can the visa fee be refunded?

No. Under no circumstances whatsoever are the visa fees refunded to the applicants.

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