Like with any other country, you can apply for your UAE visa online. Though it might be better to consult with the UAE embassy in your country, the process online is much simpler and faster. There are multiple sites upon which you can apply, such as the Emirates official website and iVisa. These platforms will take the extra measures to ensure that your application gets processed properly and will guide you throughout the entire process. All you have to do is to log in any of them, follow their respective steps, submit your requirements, and hope for the best!
So, what documents do you need to show for this process? Your valid passport, a passport photo, your email address, and a means of payment. When applying online, you can just scan your passport and make sure that it's clearly seen that your legal document will not expire during your trip. As for your means of payment, you can coordinate that with your bank if it has an online platform. Additionally, as a result of the COVID-19, there are new requirements you have to show to prove your health. You can look them up here on DubaiVisa.net.
After you've sent your application, it's standard that you wait for a period of time to know if you've been granted a visa or not. However, did you know that there are three options for which you can choose how long the processing of your visa application will be? There's the standard option, which is 7 business days—more or less a week—and will cost you $150.00. A rush processing will take five business days and will cost $180.00. And a super rush processing will only take three business days but will have a high cost of $210.00. All costs include corresponding service fees.
If you think your kids need not apply for a visa since you'll be granted one to get into The UAE, think again. Kids are actually required to apply for visas as well in order to visit or even move to the country. Fortunately, parents can apply for them in conjunction with applications of their own. You'll just need the same required documents as yours—except the means of payment because you'll likely shoulder that yourself too—and you'll be good to go. As with your application, you can also choose and pay for how fast processing you and your kids prefer.
Don't you just hate it when you've finally submitted your application but suddenly forgot you missed a part, misspelled a word, or one fact was no longer correct? Well, it happens. Fortunately, many of the online platforms that help people apply for a UAE visa allow them to fix their mistakes. However, they only mostly do so before they submit the application forms and documents to the country's embassy. In the case that they already submitted everything, they'll allow you to redo the entire process without any extra charge. Either way, always make sure to be as correct as possible when filling everything up and with your required documents.
Your length of stay in the UAE depends on how long your visa says you can stay here. Unlike other countries in which you'll only know how long you can stay when they tell you in their respective immigration offices, The UAE is pretty strict when it comes to their visitors. As far as tourist visas are concerned, the longest you can stay is 90 days, which is roughly three months in total. Of course, there are other types of visas, such as business, student, and even residential visas, that you can go for to allow you to stay a lot longer. The processes for such largely remain the same but the required documents are completely different.
While The UAE continuously proves its rise in power as a country, its visa application process remains easy, simple, and you'll be able to do it online. Just follow the instructions diligently, submit all the required documents, and you're good to go!
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