UAE Visit Visa Rules 2023

UAE Visit Visa Rules 2023: Recent Changes You Should Know

UAE has become one of the top global destinations for business, career, and investment. The country attained this phenomenal feat by introducing timely improvements in the administrative processes. A constantly evolving country, it has delivered great fortunes to entrepreneurs from around the globe.

The latest UAE Visit visa rules 2023 are intended to offer a much more comfortable visa processing to expats. In addition to ensuring a regularised procedure and re-implementation of the steps followed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conclusive visa issuance procedure is a streamlined one to preclude ambiguities for the applicants. You are welcome to contact us if you want any assistance or support for visa processing in the UAE.

The UAE cabinet has approved an Advanced Visa System, formulated to regularise the Federal Laws on visas. The launch of about ten types of entry visas and residence permits is another major occurrence in the field. The changes are made focusing on the industrial and business sector of the country. To aid them with more skilled expats and foreign talents.

New Visa Stamping Rule

The UAE visa will not be stamped on the passport anymore. Instead, the applicants will be issued with an Emirates ID. Those wanting a residence visa and Emirates ID can obtain it by pursuing a single application process. If eligible, both will be issued quicker than before. Transparency in the application system offers to track the visa and Emirates ID application using a single window.

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) promulgated the new regulations after in-depth analysis and detailed deliberation. Undoubtedly, the massive changes introduced in the visa system are expected to have a positive effect on the influx of qualified ex-pats.

Visiting Visa Cannot Be Extended from Within the Country

The visitors had to exit the UAE to extend their visas during the pre-COVID times. They used to go to neighbouring countries like Bahrain to complete the formalities and return. The subject regulation was amended during the pandemic period. This allowed visitors to extend the tenure of stay for the stipulated period without exiting the country.

As the pandemic is under control and the conditions have become normal, the pre-pandemic regulations have been re-implemented by the authority. The visitor can pay a fee and extend his or her visa for a month. He or she should exit the country for further extensions.

Increase in Visa and Emirates ID Charges

The fees for visas and Emirates ID have been increased by the ICP. A one-month visit visa and Emirates ID had been costing AED 270. The fees for both have been increased to AED 370, AED 100 increase for each.

5-Year Multi-entry Visa

A 5-year multiple entry visa allows the ex-pat to enter the UAE multiple times in five years. It is issued on self-sponsorship. Hence all the documents including bank statements for the last 06 months indicating a balance of $4000 (or equivalent in any currency) in the individual’s account, proof of UAE health insurance, copy of flight ticket, and UAE residence proof have to be submitted for obtaining this visa.

The foreigner (the tourist) can enter the country any number of times he or she wants. And can stay for a period of ninety (90) days at a stretch during each visit. An extension of ninety (90) more days can be obtained after the initial 90 days.

Overstay Fine and Out Pass

The visitors staying exceeding the permitted period must pay an overstay fine. Then only the visitor will be permitted to leave the country. Those tourists exiting from Dubai should pay an additional amount for an out pass or leave permit. Nevertheless, this outpass/ leave permit system is not followed by any other emirate in the UAE.

30-days and 60-day Visit Visa

The 60-day visit visa, which was discontinued, has been resumed. There are amendments to the 60-day visit visa regulations. Now both 30-day and 60-day visit visas are available.

Easy Entry Permit for Friends and Relatives

The friends and relatives of UAE citizens and UAE residents can visit them with the entry permit issued. A hassle-free process has been promulgated for the issuance of an entry permit. A friend or relative can sponsor the visitor. He or she will have to pay a refundable deposit of AED 1000 for the entry permit. Reach out to us if you want to know more about the entry permit for a friend or relative.

Jobseeker Visa

Are you thinking of a job in the UAE? Do you want to set up a company in UAE? Now you can go ahead with your dream without any issues. As per the latest regulations, the ex-pat can get a job seeker visa without a sponsor or host.

Tourist Visa

The UAE offers 30- days, 60-day, and 90-day tourist visas. Pick the visa duration depending on your plans. Both single-entry and multiple-entry tourist visas are available.

Transit Visa

A transit visa is valid for 48 or 96 hours. This type of visa is neither extendable nor renewable. Follow the steps and pay the fee for obtaining a transit visa.

Golden Visa

Golden visa has been a much-acclaimed type of visa, which has been opted for by many celebrities and renowned talents around the world. The golden visa rules have been amended, which came into effect in 2023. In effect, the golden visa eligible categories have been increased and the criteria for the same have been simplified. With the present change in the norms, the golden visa is valid for ten (10) years across the board, without any exceptions. The golden visa holder can sponsor their family members. Additionally, they are authorized to sponsor any number of domestic support service labourers.

Are you looking to establish a business in the UAE? Do you want to build your career in this highly promising land? Are you looking for a tourist visa? Do you want to explore boundless business opportunities in Dubai?

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