Types of Visa in Dubai
UAE issues different visas to foreigners who wish to work and live in Dubai. Whether you are looking for a short-term or long-term stay for personal or business reasons, UAE has all kinds of visas for your purpose. Kiltons, one of the top visa consultants in UAE, helps you get the most relevant visa that meets your requirements and business purpose.
1. Investor visa in Dubai
Dubai Investor visa or Dubai Partner Visa is issued to those who want to start a business in Dubai or invest in an existing business, whether in the mainland or a freezone. This visa allows them to reside in Dubai, and enter and exit anytime during its duration. A Dubai Investor Visa makes the holder eligible to apply for an Emirates ID, a driving license, and to open a bank account. They can also sponsor their parents, spouses, and children to Dubai.
Documents Required for Investor Visa Application in Dubai
- Copy of passport
- Personal photo
- Memorandum of Association
- Bank statement for the past six months
- A valid trading license
- Emirates ID (if any) and Immigration establishment card
- Trade License Copy
Cost to Get an Investor Visa in Dubai
The breakdown of the cost of getting an investor visa in Dubai is as follows:
Entry permit: No cost for the investor visa if it is 100% ownership.
Change of status: AED 670
Visa stamping: Approximately AED 900
Emirates ID for three years: AED 500
Medical Tests: AED 350
2. Residence or Family Visa in Dubai
A residence visa allows you to stay permanently in Dubai. The visa has a validity of only three years, but you can renew it any number of times. With this visa, you can sponsor your family members to live in Dubai. As a holder of a residence visa, you need to enter Dubai once every six months to maintain the visa. Failure to do so will result in a visa block. Since bringing dependents to Dubai is based on the sponsor's visa, the expiry of the sponsor's visa will mean that the family's visa is no longer valid.
Documents Required for Residence Visa Application in Dubai
- A copy of the valid passport of the sponsor and family members
- Three or more colored passport-size photographs of the sponsor and family members.
- A duly filled UAE visa application form
- Emirates ID Card of the person sponsoring
- Bank statement for the last three months
- UAE residence visa copy of the person sponsoring.
- Proof of accommodation
- Copy of the health insurance card.
- Copy of the work contract of the sponsor
- Attested documents proving family ties- marriage certificate/birth certificate.
Cost to Get a Residence Visa in Dubai
For applicants outside the UAE, the cost of a residence visa in Dubai for three years will approximately cost AED 3000 or more.
3. Employment or Work Visa in UAE
Also known as the pink visa, a UAE work visa is applied by the employer on behalf of the employee and is approved by the Ministry of Labour. If you want to work in the UAE, then this visa is mandatory. To obtain a work visa in the UAE, you need a valid job offer from an employer in the UAE. The employer will also apply for a work permit with the necessary documents. Once the visa and work permit are issued, the employee has two months to enter the UAE. The validity of a work permit in the UAE is only 60 days, and the application for a work visa must be submitted within this timeframe. Once issued, your UAE work visa is valid for up to three years.
Documents Required for Work Visa in UAE Application in Dubai
- Copy of valid passport
- Passport photographs
- Copy of academic qualifications
- Medical certificate issued by a health center in the UAE
- Three copies of your employment contract
- Sponsoring company’s trade license
Cost to Get a Work Visa in UAE in Dubai
The cost of an employment visa for Dubai can range anywhere from AED 250 to AED 3,450.
4. Tourist Visa in UAE
Tourists who travel to the UAE must possess a tourist visa. With this visa, a tourist can stay in the UAE for 30 days. If you want to travel to the UAE, you can apply for a UAE tourist visa through an airline, travel agent, or hotel. Tourists can apply for a 30-day tourist visa or a 90-day tourist visa. In the case of a 90-day tourist visa, there is an option to choose between a single-entry and a multiple-entry visa. Mexican passport holders are eligible for a multiple-entry 180-day visit visa, which is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
Documents Required for Tourist Visa Application in Dubai
- Copy of passport valid for at least 6 months
- Photograph of applicant
- Copy of the Emirates ticket
- Proof of accommodation
Cost to Get a Tourist Visa in Dubai
30-day single entry tourist visa- AED 250
30-day multiple entry tourist visa- AED 690
90-day single entry tourist visa- AED 600
90-day multiple entry tourist visa- AED 1740
GCC residents can apply for an e-visa before arriving in the UAE. The visa, once approved, will be sent to the registered email ID of the applicant. The entry permit for GCC residents is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. You will not be granted entry if it's found that your GCC residence visa has expired upon arrival. Additionally, your GCC residency must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival.
Documents Required for an e-visa Application in Dubai
- Photograph of the applicant
- Copy of passport
- Copy of Emirates flight ticket
- Proof of residence
Cost to Get an e-visa in Dubai
The cost for an e-visa can range anywhere between AED 250-AED 1740
6. Transit Visa In UAE
A transit visa is issued for those traveling to a destination and has a layover at Dubai airport. This visa allows you to explore and experience the city while waiting for your next flight. A transit visa is only required if you plan to leave the airport during the layover period. There are two types of transit visas available in Dubai; one allows for a 48-hour stay, while the other allows for a 96-hour stay.
Documents Required for Transit Visa Application in Dubai
- Passport valid for at least six months with a minimum of two blank pages
- Passport photos meeting UAE visa photo requirements
- Flight ticket to the third country
Cost to Get a Transit Visa in Dubai
A Dubai transit visa for 48 hours is free, whereas it costs AED 50 for a 96-hour transit visa.
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