The UAE government is here with another exciting announcement for all visitors. It is all about a new multi-entry tourist visa for all nationalities.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice chairman and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday, announced within the meeting to position the UAE. As an ideal work and tourist destination, this multi-entry visa intends to create UAE as a global tourism destination.
A new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa can now be issued for all nationalities. During a step that aims to facilitate the method for tourists and visitors. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain within the country for 90 days on each visit, Which may be extended for an additional 90 days.
This will keep the country future-ready. At present, the nation has 21 million visitors every year. And it is supposed to grow with this visa. With this move, the tourism industry is to expand largely. Even residents will find it easy to invite relatives to Dubai.
The major step, consider as the first of its kind within the region aims to spice up the competitiveness of the UAE’s tourism sector and support the economy. It provides the chance for entrepreneurs and skills to innovate within the UAE’s safe and attractive business environment. Access to all or any the required services including world-class utilities and telecoms.
The new scheme aims to support the general public and personal sector, enhance the work-life balance, boost productivity and improve the business environment. It also enables employees to expand their digital skills and adapt to the emerging gig economy.
How to apply for 5 years multi-entry tourist visa?
“Interested applicants can apply directly on the ICA website. A quota system has not been award to travel agencies. Documents, including bank statements of the applicant, can be uploaded directly on the websites — and it is the discretion of the immigration authority to award the visa to the applicant or not.”
Interested visitors who wish to apply for a visa from immigration departments in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain, and the Al Dhafra (Western region) can apply for the visa on the ICA website www.ica.gov.ae.
Dubai-issued multiple-entry visit visas will be authorized by GDRFA.
The requirements for this visa are:
- Color photographs
- a copy of the passport
- Medical Insurance
- Bank statement for the last six months with a balance of $4,000 or its equivalent in currencies foreign in the past six months
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 photos, passport copies, 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
ICA has said that the service is available to all individuals of all nationalities. The individual 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.
Kindly note that not all applications for the five-year multiple entry visit visa will approve. It’s up to the UAE’s immigration authority to give the visa to the individual or not.
The UAE government has launched a system of multi-entry tourist visas for all nationalities, in order to provide the necessary facilities for all visitors, entrepreneurs, and tourists to support the tourism sector in the country, thus enhancing its position as one of the best tourist destinations in the world, as the visas will be without a guarantor and multi-trips with a validity period of five years. It allows its holder to stay in the country each time for 90 days, which can extend for a similar period. Note that there are some individuals who do not need this visa if they are of nationalities eligible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival to the UAE, or to enter without a visa at all.
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Source: Khaleej Times