Visa Requirements for United Arab Emirates

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Freedom of Travel

Passport holders of 5 countries have freedom of travel to United Arab Emirates. This often means there will be no limitation on the duration of stay, and no restrictions on activities such as volunteering, employment, or conducting business.

Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 91 countries can travel to United Arab Emirates without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

Visa On Arrival

Visa to travel in United Arab Emirates can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 4 countries.


Passport holders for 14 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to United Arab Emirates.

  • eVisaMay apply online.
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  • eVisa30 days
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  • eVisaAll types of Visas for UAE is issued online and not at the embassy.
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    eVisa can be obtained (30 days) at Etihad website, regardless of which Airline(s) you have booked with, as long as you have a return flight booked with entry and exit through the same city.
    eVisa can be obtained online if holding a booking from Emirates Airlines, Air Arabia or Fly Dubai tickets.
    Visa can also be obtained through a licensed agent, which often allows for faster processing time. For visa options that do not involve a flight booking (Land) and agent will be required to apply for a visa online.
    Transit visa is not required.
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    eVisaPassengers on all international airlines may enter the United Arab Emirates for 96 hours after obtaining a transit visa at the airport. The time difference between the two flights must be over 8 hours and the passenger must continue to a third destination. Passengers also must have a hotel booking.
    All travellers in transit are exempt from entry fees for the first 48 hours; this brief entry may be extended for up to 96 hours for a fee of Dhs50.
    Visitors normally require a sponsor but visas can also be arranged online through an airline if they are arriving on Air Arabia, Air Astana, Emirates, Etihad (and Air Baltic and Air Serbia), flydubai, Turkish Airlines and Indigo Airlines.
  • eVisaMay apply using 'Smart service'.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at United Arab Emirates, passport holders of 115 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of United Arab Emirates. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Information last checked on . Requirements last changed on .