UAE Online Tourist Visa Information

The United Arab Emirates Online Visa is an electronic visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to the UAE for short stays for tourism purposes.

The Ministry of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates implemented the UAE visa online in order to facilitate the process of obtaining a Tourist visa for the UAE, saving applicants time when applying for a UAE visa.

The UAE visa online is a single entry visa which allows the holder to enter the United Arab Emirates once for a stay of up to 30 consecutive days. An approved United Arab Emirates Tourist Visa is valid for 60 days to enter the UAE from the date of issue.

Eligible citizens can apply in just a few minutes through the simple United Arab Emirates Online Visa Application. It is necessary for applicants to fill in personal and passport information, and provide details of their trip, in order to receive an approved United Arab Emirates Visa via email.

It takes 1-3 business days for the UAE tourist visa application to be approved. UAE visa applications will take longer to process if submitted during weekends in the United Arab Emirates (Friday and Saturday), or on public holidays.

The UAE tourist visa can be used to enter the United Arab Emirates through any airport in the country.

United Arab Emirates Tourist Visa Requirements

In order to submit a UAE visa application online, it is necessary to meet the following UAE visa requirements:

  • Passport from an eVisa eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival in the UAE
  • Image of the biographical page of the passport
  • Photograph of the traveler, passport-style
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the visa fee
  • A current email address at which to receive the approved UAE eVisa and any updates and notifications.

There may be further UAE online visa requirements for supporting documents depending on the applicant’s nationality and status.

Any dependents of the main applicant ( a spouse, children below 18 years of age, or parents above 60 years of age) are required to enclose in the application supporting documents that prove the status of the relationship, e.g. marriage certificate or birth certificate.

Once approved, the traveler must print a copy of the UAE visa online to present upon arrival at border control in United Arab Emirates, alongside the same passport used to complete the application, in order to gain entry to the United Arab Emirates