Getting Dubai Visa Information - The First Step To Dubai
Sunil here to talk about some basic Dubai Visa information
Yes we have a ton of articles on Dubai visa, but what to do?
This is the number one topic our website visitors ask us about through email and our Dubai forum.
So here are some basic pointers:
The first thing that you need to understand is that you cannot just go to Dubai without a visa if you are a foreigner.
You need a visa is you are not a National (citizen) as it is the same if you go to most other countries.
Getting Dubai visa information is really easy as there are many places you can go to that will provide you with this information.
You can go directly to the Dubai Embassy and inquire about the process and requirement for your visa.
Another place you can inquire about is through your travel agency. These people have much experience when it comes to knowing what requirements are often needed by people when applying for visa to different countries. Some would even be able to help you out with the application process. If you have no time to go to the embassy directly or go to a travel agent at the moment, you can also visit websites that provide such information.
There are actually websites that provide information on not only where to get your Dubai visa, but also inform you of the different kinds of visa that you can or may be eligible to apply for. There are websites linked with the embassy that you can review so that you can download the visa application and fill it out immediately.
Applying for a visa is relatively easy, you just need to fill out the application form and provide the necessary paper work that the Dubai embassy requires. However applying is totally different from being approved for a visa. There are requirement and different criteria that the officials follow before allowing you a visa to enter Dubai.
Now there is a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Dubai. The citizens are simply required to provide their member country passport when they enter. If you belong to one of these countries then you dont need to do engage in any preparation prior to entering Dubai.
If however you are not from one of these countries, you will have to go through the entire process of filling out the appropriate forms and getting the required visa paperwork ready. There are different requirements for different kinds of visa.
If you are applying for an entry service permit, you will need sponsors and other documents from your employer. This type of visa is only valid for 14 days after which you will need to leave the country (UAE). This visa is not renewable. This type of visa is usually given for business purposes and their relatives where limited stay is assured.
Most people however apply for the more common visa which is the tourist visa where a person can stay for up to 30 days. This also requires sponsorship, but it is easier to get from travel agencies or hotels that you stay in.
This visa is also non-renewable. There are many other kinds of visas that you can apply for and as mentioned above, it would be advisable to contact the Dubai embassy or visit their website so that you can get the full and detailed information. You can read more about the different kinds of Dubai visas here.