5 Different Options to Apply for UAE Visa for GCC Residents

I have met some people whose online visa Application to apply for UAE visa is rejected and they just drop their plan to visit this beautiful country. People should know that there are  5 options to apply for a UAE Visa for GCC Residents. You can choose either of them

Whatever option you exercise to apply for a UAE Visa, make sure to avoid these reasons for UAE Visa rejection.

1-Visa through Airline

You can also apply for your visit visa of UAE through Manage a Booking option of Emirates Airline website after booking your ticket to Dubai (UAE). In this case, you will have to book a ticket online, apply for a visa online and pay their fee online.

Even if your profession on Iqama is not suitable, you are still eligible to apply for this kind of visa. They only grant a visa for 96 hours if you apply online.

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2-E-Visa of the UAE

The third option is to apply for eVisa of UAE. This option is available to only GCC residents. They have started issuing visas through this system but there are some flaws in the system.

I would recommend you to go through this link before applying for the e-Visa of UAE. Don’t forget to read useful comments from different people who have experienced it. Recommended: “Procedure to Apply for E-Visa of UAE (Dubai) for GCC Residents

3-A UAE Visit Visa through Embassy

The fourth option is to apply for a visit visa through the embassy. This is a traditional way and you can get a visit visa within a week.

However, in this case, you will have to visit the UAE embassy with a letter from your Kafeel requesting them to issue your visa. They normally issue a visa for 30 days. The cost of this visa is $100/-.

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4-UAE Visa through a Travel Agent

The fifth option is to apply for the visit visa of UAE through a travel agent. They have resources and quotas to arrange this visa. They will charge you around SR 300 per person.

Citizens of some countries are eligible to get on arrival visit visa just because of their citizenship. See the list of these countries below. They don’t even have to show their Iqamas to get on arrival visit visa of Dubai (UAE).

5-Visa Free entry to the UAE

For all the nationals of GCC countries, there is no need for a visa to enter in one and another. GCC countries are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman.

They can straight away book a flight and enter these countries by showing their national identity card. If you belong to any of these countries, you don’t need to show even your Iqama to get Dubai (UAE) on Arrival Visa.

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