The UAE has allowed foreigners of all nationalities to apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa, valid for five years from the date of issue, without the requirement of a guarantor or host in the country, provided they stay in the country for a period not exceeding 90 days on the year.
The new executive regulation on the entry and residence of foreigners, which will take effect on the third of next October, sets four requirements to obtain this visa, first, to prove that there is a bank balance of (4000) ) dollars or its equivalent in foreign currency during the previous six months To submit the application, secondly, to complete the prescribed fee and financial guarantee, thirdly, health insurance, fourthly, a copy of the passport and a colored personal photo.
She listed several advantages that this visa provides, namely that it allows the recipient to stay in the country for a continuous period of no more than 90 days, and it can be extended for a similar period, provided that the entire period of stay does not exceed 180 days on a year.
The period of stay in the country can be extended by a period of more than 180 days per year in exceptional cases, to be determined by a decision issued by the head of the Federal Authority for Identity, Nationality, Customs and Port Security.
The regulation introduced several visitor visas, and determines the stay of the visitor with a view to his arrival in the country, as determined by the authority in this regard, and in all cases the period of stay should not exceed one year, with the need to meet the prescribed fee and guarantee, and a part of the month is considered a month when determining the value of the fee. It is allowed, following a decision made by the head of the authority or his authorized representative, to extend the entry visa for the visit for a corresponding period or periods in the event that the seriousness of the reason for the extension is proven and the due fees are paid.
The entry visa for a visit is valid for entry into the country for a period of 60 days from the date of issue and it can be renewed for similar periods on payment of the prescribed fee.
The digital government stated that the UAE issues tourist visas for single or multiple entries. The short-term tourist visa allows a 30-day stay in the country, while the long-term tourist visa allows 90 days, and the individual tourist visa can be extended twice without having to leave the country.
The digital government advised that before applying for a tourist visa to the UAE, make sure that the person may not need it if he is one of the nationalities eligible for an entry visa on arrival in the UAE , or entry without a visa at all.
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