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What you need to know

  • The UAE Tourist eVisa is a single-entry official travel authorization to visit the UAE for short tourism or business trips.

  • The United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa is valid for 60 days and allows you to stay up to 30 days in the country.

  • This e-Visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the UAE.

  • To get this eVisa you have to pay a government fee of $146 USD.

  • You can apply online for this travel document with iVisa. We do all the paperwork for you, and our team will review your application to be 100% government-compliant, so you can avoid rejections.

  • If you want to know if you’re eligible for this eVisa, you can go to the top of this page and consult our Visa Checker.

  • Children are also required to apply for the UAE tourist eVisa.

  • To apply for this eVisa you need a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.

  • You can only renew your Tourist eVisa by exiting the UAE and re-applying.

  • If you overstay in the UAE without renewing your visa, you may face legal action and a fine. Also, it could not be possible to apply for a UAE visa again.

  • To do stopovers at the airport in the UAE, you will need a transit visa.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

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Last updated: January 2024

Luxury and splendor await you in the United Arab Emirates, one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East. However, to visit this incredible country, travelers must apply for a UAE Tourist Visa, a necessary document to explore Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other destinations in the United Arab Emirates.

We created a simplified form by making it shorter, faster, and very easy to answer, so you can forget about all the paperwork and get your UAE Tourist eVisa without stress from home. Read below all the information you need to know about this e-Visa and how to apply fast and easily with us.

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What is the United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa?

Also known as Dubai Visa and Abu Dhabi Visa, the UAE Tourist eVisa is an official travel authorization that allows eligible nationalities to visit the UAE for short tourism or business purposes. The best thing about this UAE visa application is that you can apply from the comfort of your home!

Count on our online visa application service to apply for a UAE Tourist Visa in a few clicks and receive the document via email. Say yes to online applications and forget about wasted time on embassy appointments.

Contrary to paper or sticker visas, this UAE visa is issued electronically. By applying with us, you can receive this eVisa in 7 business days or less. Then, all you have to do is just present the visa to the UAE immigration authorities on arrival.

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What can you do with the UAE Tourist Visa?

This tourist visa allows the following activities:

  • Tourism,

  • Visiting a friend or family member,

  • Exploring business opportunities.

What can you not do with the UAE Tourist eVisa?

This document doesn’t permit:

  • To work,

  • To study,

  • To live permanently in the UAE.

UAE visas: Who can apply for the UAE Tourist eVisa?

Most nationalities require a visa to visit the UAE. To get this visa, ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • You’re traveling to the UAE for tourism, business, or visiting loved ones.

  • You intend to stay in the country for a period that aligns with the terms of the Tourist Visa.

  • Your nationality is not visa-exempt or eligible for a Visa on Arrival.

Who is eligible for the UAE Tourist eVisa?

Many travelers can rely on the facility of getting the UAE Tourist eVisa before the trip.

Use our Visa Checker Tool to check if your nationality must apply for this UAE Visa.

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for a UAE Tourist eVisa?

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens are the only visa-exempt category, so they don’t need tourist visas or permits to enter Dubai or Abu Dhabi. This includes Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia nationals. They only need to present their GCC country passport or national ID card to enter the United Arab Emirates.

Do minors need a UAE Tourist eVisa?

Be aware that children also need tourist visas to enter the UAE. Besides the passport and photo, you’ll also need the child’s birth certificate to complete the visa application. Another UAE entry rule is that females below the age of 18 are not eligible to apply for this type of visa unless they are traveling with their parents.

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How long is this UAE visa valid?

The UAE eVisa is valid for 60 days after issued, from the date that it was issued. It’s a Single Entry document.

UAE authorities allow a maximum stay of 30 days in Total in the country with this UAE eVisa.

Can I extend a UAE Tourist eVisa?

Yes, you can extend your UAE Tourist Visa for an additional 30 days. The visa extension for UAE costs around AED 1100.

Another option is to leave the country and apply for a new UAE Tourist eVisa]. The new visa will grant you the same length of stay.

Be aware that overstayers have to pay 100 AED per day and 100 AED service costs paid at the border crossing. So, leaving the UAE within your validity period is most advised.

Tourist Visas: What documents are required to apply for the UAE Tourist eVisa?

Because this is an electronic UAE visa, you only need a few required documents to complete the application form. Gather the following items:

  • Passport. It must be a normal passport valid for at least six months from arrival and have at least one empty page.

  • Applicant photo. Ensure it’s government-compliant.

  • Airline confirmation. Make sure it matches your trip dates.

  • Birth certificate of minor, if applicable.

  • Some nationalities must present proof of sufficient funds to cover the trip.

UAE financial requirements: Minimum bank balance for a Dubai Visa

This is a single-entry visa, and most travelers don’t need to present bank statements when applying with us. Also, there’s no minimum bank balance for this UAE Tourist Visa. However, UAE authorities may require three months of bank statements for some specific nationalities. If so, we’ll ask you to include it in your application.

Be aware the financial requirements for double and multiple-entry visas may differ. Unfortunately, we don’t offer these visa options.

Visa application: How do I apply for the UAE Tourist eVisa online?

How to apply for a UAE visa with us

The process to get valid visas for the UAE is quite simple! You must complete three simple steps to apply online for a UAE Tourist Visa. The whole process won’t take you longer than 15 minutes to complete.

  • Step one: Provide your contact and travel information on our website or iVisa app. Then, choose the visa processing time that best suits your needs.

  • Step two: Double-check all the information and pay the visa fee with a credit or debit card.

  • Step three: Complete the rest of the form and the required documents. Then, submit your application.

We’ll send your eVisa via email once the document gets the immigration approval. We recommend printing your visa and having it on an electronic device before traveling to present it to the UAE authorities at the airport.

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How to apply for a UAE visa through the UAE government

The UAE embassy does not issue visit, tourist, work, or transit visas for ordinary passport holders. Nevertheless, they license travel agents, hotels, and airlines to process the eVisa.

Read further information about the visa application on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation website.

How to apply for a UAE visa through hotels and visa agents

There are licensed travel agents and hotels to process Tourist Visas. When booking your travel activities and accommodation, ask if the companies offer this service.

If they can assist you, you must provide them with all the necessary documents for your tourist visa application.

How to apply for a UAE visa through airline companies

Airlines can process the Transit and Tourist Visas for the UAE. You can complete the visa application online on the Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, Emirates Airlines, or Etihad Airways websites.

What are the visa fees and processing times of the United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa?

The government fee is USD $146.00, but the total cost of the eVisa, including our service fees, will vary depending on the processing time you choose and your nationality. We offer three processing options according to your needs, and we include the government visa fee so you can pay all at once:

  • Standard processing time: You’ll get your UAE visa in 12 days for an affordable price.

  • Rush processing time: We’ll process your Tourist Visa in 10 days.

  • Super rush processing time: It’s the best option if you need the visa as soon as possible since you’ll receive the document in 8 days.

Once your visa is ready, you’ll receive it via email to present it to the immigration officer upon arrival.

Do I need a visa if I am transiting through the UAE?

Yes. In the case where you want to leave the airport during transit, you can apply for a UAE transit visa that permits the holder to stay in the country for up to four days. You can get it online, and it’s valid at all airlines and airports in the UAE.

Benefits of getting your UAE Tourist eVisa with iVisa

  • Simplified form: You count on a visa application form shorter and simpler than the usual government forms. It’s straightforward to complete and takes only a few minutes.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: With our platform, you can complete the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress.

  • Save time: Applying with us takes only a few minutes, and you can complete the form from the comfort of your home.

  • We value your safety: We have a solid security system to protect your data. We recommend you check our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

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UAE entry requirements or restrictions

The only UAE entry requirements are the following:

  • A valid passport - It must have an expiry date of at least six months after the date you arrive in the UAE.

  • An entry permit or visa exemption.

There is no current Covid-19 restriction in Dubai or other cities of the UAE. However, you can always consult the CDC website for the latest health recommendations.

What other types of UAE visas are available?

UAE eVisa on Arrival

Some nationalities can be granted a UAE eVisa on arrival. In this case, the applicant must wait in airport lines to apply upon arrival.

Eligible countries for a UAE Visa on Arrival

Nationals from the following countries can apply for a visa on UAE arrival:

Andorra Greece Paraguay
Argentina Honduras Peru
Australia Hong Kong, China Poland
Austria Hungary Portugal
Bahamas Islands Iceland Republic of Ireland
Barbados Italy Romania
Belgium Japan Russian Federation
Brazil Kazakhstan Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Brunei Kiribati San Marino
Bulgaria Latvia Serbia
Canada Liechtenstein Seychelles
Chile Lithuania Singapore
China Luxembourg Slovakia
Colombia Macau, China Slovenia
Costa Rica Malaysia Solomon Islands
Croatia Maldives South Korea
Cyprus Malta Spain
Czech Republic Mauritius Sweden
Denmark Mexico Switzerland
El Salvador Monaco Ukraine
Estonia Montenegro United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
Finland Nauru United States of America
France Netherlands Uruguay
Georgia New Zealand Vatican City
Germany Norway

Required documents for a Visa on Arrival

  • Passport valid for at least six months on entry with one blank visa page.

  • Proof of sufficient funds to support the stay.

  • Proof of onward or return flights.

  • All documents required for the next destination. It’s advisable to confirm with your airline that travelers can board the flight without a visa.

Where can I learn more?

If you have questions about the UAE Tourist eVisa or any other travel document, please contact our customer service team online ##Where can I learn more about the Lithuania Schengen Visa? We're here to answer all your questions about your trip to Lithuania.

Our excellent online customer service team is available via online chat or you can contact us on WhatsApp. Our visa experts are always available to assist you with any difficulties.

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iVisa's accreditations and recognitions

Our Company is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has a validated IATA Agency Code. If you want to check this information you can verify our membership using our bearing No. 23716873 at http://store.iata.org/ieccacfree.

Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

How long does it take to apply for a UAE Tourist eVisa?

It will only take around 15 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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When should I apply for a UAE Tourist eVisa?

A UAE Tourist eVisa is issued in around 7 days. For that reason we recommend you apply two weeks in advance for this eVisa to avoid any delays.

Remember that with iVisa you can apply very easily and fast for a UAE Tourist eVisa from the comfort of your home. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!

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Can I get the UAE Tourist eVisa for free?

No, you can’t. There is a government fee that you will need to pay that costs 115 US dollars.

We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to the United Arab Emirates.

Do children also need to obtain the UAE Tourist eVisa?

Yes, children need to obtain this travel document to enter the UAE. Besides the passport and photo, you’ll also need the child’s birth certificate to process this visa.

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Are there any special restrictions for female travelers?

Females under the age of 18 can apply for a visa only if traveling with their parents.

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My application for the UAE Tourist eVisa couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
There is nothing to worry about! Simply connect with our customer service team via email at help@iVisa, or online chat. They are always happy to support you and resolve any issues that may arise. Our experts are available 24/7.
What can I do if my United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa application has been canceled or rejected?

Don’t feel discouraged when your application is rejected or canceled by the UAE government. Our iVisa experts will always review your documents and information before processing and help you during the application process, to avoid rejections.

If the UAE government still decides to reject your application, you may get a full refund of the iVisa processing fee based on the number of rejected applicants. Unfortunately, the government fees can’t be refunded.

If you want to apply again, iVisa can provide assistance and support you throughout the process.

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How can I renew my expired United Arab Emirates Tourist eVisa?

Remember that you can’t stay in the country longer than your visa expiry date. If you do, you could get a fine and even face legal consequences. This situation could also lower your chances of applying for a UAE visa in the future.

If you want to renew your e-Visa, make sure to leave the United Arab Emirates and apply for a new visa. Be always aware of your visa expiry date and policy.

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What is the legal status of individuals with expired visas in the UAE?

If you’re currently in the UAE with an expired visa, it is best to contact an immigration lawyer and consult with them about leaving the country immediately. Overstaying your visa could cause problems whenever you want to apply again for a visa and visit the UAE in the future.

Don’t take your chances with these issues and always make sure to leave the UAE before the expiry date of your visa.

Will I have to pay a fine when I overstay my UAE eVisa?

Yes, that is possible, the UAE government may fine you for staying in the country with an expired visa, and additionally deport you. You could also face legal consequences. Be careful to never stay longer than your visa allows.

Visa Policy of United Arab Emirates

Visa Policy of United Arab Emirates
Do I need health insurance to visit the United Arab Emirates?
Yes. You need health insurance to visit the UAE.
Are COVID-19 vaccination certificates mandatory to enter the UAE?
No. COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not mandatory to enter the United Arab Emirates.
Do I need a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test?
No. Travelers do not need a negative pre-departure test.
Do I need to quarantine upon arrival?
No. Visitors are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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What is the difference between a tourist visa and a residency visa in the UAE?
Travelers can use the UAE Tourist Visa for short-term tourist trips in the country and visit family and friends. Otherwise, the UAE residency visa is a long-term visa designed for those seeking to work, study, or live with family members in the UAE.
How do processing times work?
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
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