Visa Services

  1. Visa Information and Assistance Service

    Please see the following information to check if you can obtain a visa on arrival or if you require a prearranged visa to enter the United Arab Emirates.

    Visa on Arrival

    Citizens of eligible countries/regions are allowed to enter the UAE without a visa prior to arrival.

    Notes for Visas on Arrival:
    • Passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months
    • Type of Visa: 30 days Tourist visa
    • Duration of stay: 30 Days including the entry and the departure days
    • Number of entry: Only single entry is permitted
    • An eye scan will be taken at the Immigration desk in the airport
    • Fee: Free of charge
    • Only normal passports can be used for visa applications (i.e. no Diplomatic or Service Passports)

    Countries Eligible for Visa on Arrival:

    Andorra Hong Kong Poland
    Australia Hungary Portugal
    Austria Iceland Romania
    Belgium Ireland San Marino
    Brunei Italy Seychelles
    Bulgaria Japan Singapore
    Canada Latvia Slovakia
    Croatia Liechtenstein Slovenia
    Cyprus Lithuania South Korea
    Czech Republic Luxembourg Spain
    Denmark Malaysia Sweden
    Estonia Malta Switzerland
    Finland Monaco United Kingdom
    France Netherlands United States of America
    Germany New Zealand Vatican City
    Greece Norway

    *GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE

    Other Countries - Prearranged Visa

    Nationals of countries not included in the visa on arrival list will require a prearranged visa to enter the United Arab Emirates.


  2. How to Apply for Visa (Etihad Airways Passengers)

    participants holding an Etihad Airways airline ticket, the easiest way to obtain a UAE Visa is to apply online at: - http://www.ttsuaevisas.com

    • Fill out a simple, self-explanatory application form
    • Keep scanned copies of all the required documents ready
    • Upload the documents as explained
    • Pay the corresponding visa fee online through the secure link

    A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you when your application has been received and the progress of your application can be checked online.

    After communication from UAE Immigration, an email will be sent to you with the corresponding decision. Successful applicants will then receive their visas by email.

    After receiving your visa, you must print it out and carry it with you for boarding the airplane

    Notes for prearranged Visas:
    • Passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months
    • Type of Visa: 30 days Tourist visa
    • Entry into UAE: Within 60 days from and including the visa issuance day
    • Duration of stay: 30 Days including the entry and the departure days
    • Number of entry: Only single entry is permitted
    • An eye scan will be taken at the Immigration desk in the airport
    • Fee: US$96
    • Cancellation Charge: AED150 / US$41 per visa
    • Only normal passports can be used for visa applications (i.e. no Diplomatic or Service Passports)

    Visa Application Processing Times

    Please ensure that you give yourself enough time for your visa application to be approved.If the online application link mentioned above is used, then the processing time for an application is typically 3-5 UAE working days (Sunday to Thursday).

    Whether an application is approved or not is at the sole discretion of the UAE Immigration Department and it is no other party’s responsibility if the visa is declined. Fees paid in regards to approved or declined application cannot be refunded.

    Issuance of a visa or approval on the visa application does not in any way guarantee the Guest the right to enter UAE. The entry is at the sole discretion of the Immigration officer at the Airport.


  3. How to Apply for Visa (Non-Etihad Airways Passengers)

    Alternatively, for participants holding tickets with airlines other than, you can apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy, or in some instances through the airline or your hotel in the UAE.

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