Entry Permit to the UAE

, Updated on 12-05-2021

The United Arab Emirates is a global destination. Travellers transit through Dubai and Abu Dhabi for their onward journeys. The two transit points in the UAE are Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

As a visitor, you require a visa to gain access to the region. But GCC country nationals need not do so. GCC or Gulf Co-operation Council citizens need to produce their GCC country passport at the Immigration. This privilege is given to countries falling under GCC- United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. GCC citizens need not apply for a UAE visa. They are granted entry based on their country passport.

Dubai also grants Dubai visa on arrival status to some nations across the globe. In such a case, the visitor need not apply for a UAE visa. The traveller is required to present the valid travel document at Immigration. After verification, the offices will stamp the passport with an entry permit.

The valid stay for visa on arrival is for 30 days and 90 days.

Citizens of India enjoy a visa on arrival status only if:

  • Citizens hold an American passport
  • Citizens have a green card along with an American passport
  • Citizens having a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom
  • Citizens having a permit issued by European Union

*The green card should be valid. It means it should carry a validity of 6 months

Visa in advance

Nationals of many countries have to apply for a visa in advance to visit the country. Applicants may require a sponsor in some cases.

While citizens of other countries will have to apply for a UAE visa to visit the country. You can apply for an online UAE visa at https://www.ievisa.com.

Entry permit is required for various reasons cited by the visitors:

  • Work
  • Travel
  • Transit
  • Tourism


 Applicants are required to comply with the following requirements to access the country:


Local sponsor
An immigrant with valid residency
Uae airlines
Govt body
Valid passport carrying validity of 6 months
No travel ban status



The protocols laid down by the Immigration Department, and Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship checked for with every applicant's case, and then approvals are granted.



Permits and access come with their timelines and validity. GCC citizens have a validity of 30days. While any visitor with a visa of suppose 14 days will have a valid stay for 14 days only. Validity also varies according to the number of entries and visa type.

It is advised that applicants planning to apply for an online UAE visa should check their nationality before filling up the online UAE visa application form. This will help you get a detailed insight about the required procedures to follow and documents to b arranged

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