UAE Announces Visa on Arrival for 87 Countries

The UAE has introduced new regulations to streamline travel for tourists and enhance the visitation process in the country.

Under the updated guidelines, citizens from 110 countries must obtain a visa before arriving in the UAE.

Interested individuals can access the list of exempted countries and visa requirements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website or contact the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Ports Security, and Customs (ICP) for further details.

GCC citizens, however, enjoy visa-free travel to the UAE. They can enter the country by presenting a passport issued by a GCC state or an identity card upon arrival at UAE ports of entry.

Moreover, individuals abroad are encouraged to visit the provided link to access the list of nationalities exempt from prior visa arrangements. Eligible visitors can obtain a valid entry visa for 30 days upon arrival, with an additional grace period of 10 days. Additionally, citizens from select countries can obtain a visa for 90 days upon arrival.

For instance, citizens of India, holding ordinary passports, a visit visa, or a permanent resident card issued by the USA, or possessing a residence visa in the UK and European Union countries valid for at least six months, are eligible for a visa on arrival. This permits a stay of 14 days, with the option to extend for an additional 14 days.

In cases where prior visa arrangements are required, individuals not falling under the visa exemption categories must obtain an entry permit issued by a sponsor before arriving in the UAE. The type of entry permit necessary, issued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, depends on the purpose of the visit.

The UAE offers visas on arrival for citizens of various countries, including:

No.Country
1Albania
2Andorra
3Argentina
4Austria
5Australia
6Azerbaijan
7Bahrain
8Barbados
9Brazil
10Belarus
11Belgium
12Brunei
13Bulgaria
14Canada
15Chile
16China
17Colombia
18Costa Rica
19Croatia
20Cyprus
21Czech Republic
22Denmark
23El Salvador
24Estonia
25Finland
26France
27Georgia
28Germany
29Honduras
30Hungary
31Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
32Iceland
33Israel
34Italy
35Japan
36Kazakhstan
37Kiribati
38Kuwait
39Latvia
40Liechtenstein
41Lithuania
42Luxembourg
43Malaysia
44Maldives
45Malta
46Mauritius
47Mexico
48Monaco
49Montenegro
50Nauru
51New Zealand
52Norway
53Oman
54Paraguay
55Peru
56Poland
57Portugal
58Qatar
59Republic of Ireland
60Romania
61Russia
62Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
63San Marino
64Saudi Arabia
65Seychelles
66Serbia
67Singapore
68Slovakia
69Slovenia
70Solomon Islands
71South Korea
72Spain
73Sweden
74Switzerland
75The Bahamas
76The Netherlands
77UK
78US
79Ukraine
80Uruguay
81Vatican
82Hellenic
83Bosnia and Herzegovina
84Armenia
85Fiji
86Kosovo

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