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UAE residence visa on arrival

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Some nationalities can obtain a UAE visa on arrival, while others need to apply for a visa in advance. The following is a list of the countries for which a visa on arrival is available for their nationals.

Nationalities eligible for a UAE residence visa on arrival

Citizens of certain countries are eligible for either a 30-day visa or 90-day visa on arrival in the United Arab Emirates with a 10-day grace period for extension:

30-day UAE visa on arrival

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United States of America, Vatican City, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

90-day UAE visa on arrival

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas Islands, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Indian citizens holding a regular passport and:

  • US-issued visa;
  • A Green Card issued by the US;
  • A resident visa issued by the UK;
  • A resident visa issued by the EU;

can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days, provided the visa or green card is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in the UAE.

For longer stays and residence purposes, individuals generally needed to apply for a residence visa in advance. This process often involves sponsorship by a UAE-based entity, such as an employer or a family member. The sponsor would typically be responsible for initiating the visa application process and providing the necessary documentation.

It’s crucial to note that visa policies are subject to change, and the UAE government may update its regulations at any time. Travellers planning to visit or reside in the UAE should check with the official government sources or the UAE embassy in their respective countries for the most current and accurate information on visa requirements and processes.

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