5 Different Options to Apply for UAE Visa for GCC Residents

No doubt, Dubai (UAE) is the most beautifully developed city in the world as far as the artificial beauty is concerned. You will find a western environment in Arabic style there. I would suggest you visit Dubai (UAE) at least once in your life to see how beautifully they have developed it. The life you experience there is completely different from the rest of the GCC. I am sure your general perception about Arabs will also be changed after visiting Dubai (UAE). In this article, we shall be discussing the different ways of getting the visit visa of Dubai (UAE).

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

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 to 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.

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.

The third option is to apply for visit visa through the embassy. This is a traditional way and you can get 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/-.

The fourth 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 eVisa of UAE. Don’t forget to read useful comments of different people who have experienced it. Recommended: “Procedure to Apply for E-Visa of UAE (Dubai) for GCC Residents

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).

CountryCountryCountry
AustraliaIce landPortugal
SpainFinlandNew Zealand
NorwayHong KongItaly
South KoreaThe VaticanGreece
LiechtensteinSingaporeBelgium
GermanyNetherlandsUSA
BruneiJapanSwitzerland
UKMonacoMalaysia
AustriaCanadaIreland
San MarinoAndorraFrance
LuxembourgSwedenDenmark
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  • Mubeen

    Hi Steve, I have applied for the e Visa yesterday n planning to travel on 8th September 2016 by road. How many days they take to issue the visa?

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