Jetting off to Dubai soon? You can apply for a visa with Emirates

Whether you’re planning a vacation to Dubai or inviting a loved one to come for the next three-day UAE long weekend, getting the visa application in order as soon as possible is important.

Certain passport holders are eligible for tourist visas-on-arrival, however if you are not a citizen of one of the preparing nations, don’t worry. There are several options to get a Dubai visa.

If you’re stuck on how to go about it, try doing it with Emirates, working together with VFS Global Services GCC.

There are many pre-arranged visa options available, ranging from 48-hour visas to 60-day visas with single or multiple entries.

You can review a list of countries that are eligible for multiple kinds of visas, so double-check before completing your application.

How to apply for a visa online via Emirates 

Once your tickets are bought, go into your Emirates login and go to the’manage your booking’ region.

Scroll down until you find the option to apply for a visa, and click ‘Apply for a UAE Visa’.

Then, select the flight itinerary for which you’ll want a UAE visa. Visas can be applied for online four days or more before travel and 60 days or less before departure.

Fill out the passenger information, including your passport number and country of residence.

Clear-color scans or images of a passport-sized photo, as well as your passport details, will be required.

You should get your application online within three to four business days after completing it and paying the fees. It is available for download as an e-visa from the Emirates website, but it can also be emailed to you directly from Dubai Immigration.

It is recommended that you apply for a visa at least four international working days (and up to 60 days) before your travel, even though applying shortly as possible is usually a good idea. Begin your online application right now.

How to apply for a visa via Emirates in person

Download the visa application form ahead of time here. Once you’ve completed it and got the necessary documents, go to the local visa submission location.

Documents can be filed in Dubai at Dubai International (Terminal 3 Arrivals), Emirates Ticketing Offices in Jumeirah or Deira, and the VFS Global Service GCC, Wafi Mall.

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