Immigration authorities in the UAE have opened application processes for the five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to enter the country.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has said the visa will now be issued for all nationalities. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days.
To apply for the multiple-entry 5-year visa, interested applicants can apply directly on the ICA website. A quota system has not been awarded to travel agencies. Documents, including bank statements of the applicant, can be uploaded directly on the websites, the total cost of the service is Dh650.
Dubai-issued multiple-entry visit visas will be authorized by GDRFA and can be applied through its website, while visitors who wish to apply for the visa from immigration departments in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra (Western region) can apply for the visa on the ICA website www.ica.gov.ae.
The UAE cabinet has also adopted a new remote one-year work visa to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in the UAE for one year and approved a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities.
Step-by-step process to apply for the five-year visa via ICA
Upload application information, including name, service beneficiary details, address inside the UAE, address outside the UAE.
Upload attachments including colored photo, passport copy, medical insurance, and bank statement for the last six months. Applicants must have a balance of US $4,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies in the last six months.
Review the application
Pay for the application
Receive visa by e-mail
The applicant will receive a multiple-entry visa for five years, provided that the stay period in the country shall not exceed 90 days in one year.
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