The visa and permit system works according to rules and regulations set by Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and its affiliated Directorates of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in each emirate.
Before you apply for a visa or an entry permit, check if you are eligible for a visa-free entry or to receive a visa on arrival or you need an eVisa prior to travel or an entry permit pre-arranged by a sponsor based in the UAE.
The visa rules are subject to change. The details on this page are just an overview of the general requirements for visas. You are advised to check with the UAE embassies and consulates abroad and/or contact the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship- ICA.
Updated on 19 Jul 2020