Documents Required for a Dubai Tourist Visa

Individuals who are looking for a tourist visa to visit Dubai need to provide the following documentation:

  • Passport– A legitimate passport that verifies the individual’s nationality is required. It is necessary to produce scanned copies of the passport (in the case of online applications). In order for the visa application to be approved, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months. The first and last pages of the passport must be included. The scanned copies are required to be coloured, as black and white versions are more likely to be rejected.
  • Photographs– A photograph that had been taken recently of the individual must be attached to the application. The photo must be in colour and no older than 6 months. It must meet specific government-imposed requirements.
  • Financial data– Most of the time, this isn’t necessary. Although it is rarely required, it is safer to have the information on hand. Officials may inquire about this if they have concerns about an applicant’s financial situation and if he or she will be able to make a living in the country on a limited budget.
  • Address proof– This is not a requirement that is posed in every circumstance. When the applicant’s current permanent residency address differs from the applicant’s nationality, this question can be asked.

Depending on the particular applicant, authorities may request any other documents in addition to those listed above. In such situations, it is critical to have all additional relevant information on hand.


You can apply for your UAE visit visa (Emirates visa) anywhere between 58 to 5 working days prior to your travel date.

Once accepted, visa applications require a minimum of 2 – 3 working days to process and may take longer

No, the visa application fee is non-refundable in all cases, including if the visa application is rejected

– The immigration laws of Dubai require all travellers belonging to other nationalities to apply for a visa prior to their entry in the country.
– While a short term visit visa is issued for 30 days, a long term visit visa allows a traveller to stay in the country for a period of 90 days. Both the visas hold valid from the date of arrival in Dubai and are non-renewable.
– A tourist visa is valid for a period of 30 days. In case a visa holder extends his/her stay for more than the stipulated time period on a non-renewable visa, he/she will be required to pay a fine for every extra day of stay along with an additional charge for an out pass.
– The Dubai Immigration Authorities offer multi-entry Visa to the passengers of cruise ships, in case their itinerary requires them to enter the country on more than one occasion, in a single trip. This visa is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issue and allows a stay of a maximum of 30 days upon each entry.
– A transit visa to Dubai is issued for travellers stopping at any of the UAE airports for a minimum of 8 hours. Eligible for 96 hours, this visa is only issued if the passenger can show a valid onward ticket, along with his/her passport that is valid for at least 3 months from the date of issue.
– Except for transit visa, the processing time for Dubai Visa for most nationalities is usually 3 to 4 working days. Once paid the visa fee is non-refundable.
Note – We do not provide Business or Work visa.

Our travel experts will provide complete information about the visa application process and assist in organising all necessary documentation including the visa forms. At an additional cost, our team can also assist with travel insurance, flight ticket bookings, hotel bookings and trip itinerary. Depending on the embassy rules for different countries, the visa will either be applied for by our team or will have to be applied in person by the individual.

For tourist visa, the passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of travel

Yes, you can travel anywhere within the country with a valid UAE visa.

Your Dubai tourist visa will be sent to the email address provided at the start of the application process or sent via WhatsApp

  1. Visit Smart Services ICA
  2. Select passport information
  3. Select either ‘residency’ or ‘visa’
  4. Enter passport number and passport expiry date
  5. Enter nationality from the dropdown on the right. A corresponding number will appear on the box on the left.
  6. Select the captcha check box and click on search. The page will now display your UAE visa details along with date of expiry.

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