with nationals of Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
countries, British citizens with right of abode in
the UK, do not need visas to enter the UAE. They may
stay for one month, renewable for a further two months.
All other nationalities must obtain a visa. The types
of visas along with procedures are summarized as under.
A visit visa is valid for 60 days, renewable once
up to a total of 90 days. To obtain a visa from a
UAE embassy, the following documents are required.
with 6 months validity remaining
or fax from the sponsor in UAE to the embassy
letter from the applicant's company with the photocopy
of the same
These are issued for 15 days only and can not be
extended or renewed. UAE companies sponsor such
visas. Large hotels can also sponsor transit tourists
and business visits.
Formalities are normally handled by the company
of the employment. A husband can sponsor his spouse
and family, once he has sponsorship. A complete
medical test is required to process the visa. The
medical test is taken at Public Health Clinics.
Anyone who works in UAE must have a valid "Labour
card", issued by the employer.