Foreigners of all nationalities may apply directly, without a sponsor or middleman, for a multi-entry tourist visa with a 5-year validity period for a fee of Dhs650 (roughly $177).
This was made clear by the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs, and Port Security in the United Arab Emirates.
The fee includes these charges: Dhs100 for the application, Dhs500 for the issuance of the visa, and Dhs50 for the authority and electronic services.
The application can be submitted via the UAEICP smart application or the authority’s website.
Without a guarantor, the visa is granted to all nationalities for a period of 5 years and allows the beneficiary to remain in the country for a continuous period not to exceed 90 days. It may be extended for a longer period as long as the total annual stay does not exceed 180 days.
It takes 5 steps to apply for the service: logging in via the website, entering the data, attaching the paperwork needed to issue the visa, paying the fees, evaluating the service, and receiving the transaction by email.
The authorities made it clear that if the necessary documents were incomplete, the application would be electronically canceled after 30 days.
The application will also be canceled if it is returned three times due to incorrect data or failure to complete the necessary documents. It is important to note that when the application is returned to complete its data and is not processed on the day it was sent, the violator will be charged an additional fine, with a delay of days from the date of resending the application again. The issuance fee will only be refunded in the event that the authority rejects the application.