Dubai is one of the favorite destination for vacation and tourism. It is the 2nd largest city of UAE. It is also called the “financial capital of the Arab world”. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall, Palm Islands, Ski Dubai – the list of tourist spot is endless and unique in itself.

So, if you’re planning to visit Dubai for tourist or business or personal purpose, you need a valid passport and visa for that.

In this article, we’ll discuss 3 steps to apply Dubai Visa online from any country (with screenshots).



First of all, if you’re national of any of following countries, there is a good news for you. You can obtain a 30 days visa on Dubai arrival and that too free of cost. Just proceed to Immigration desk in Dubai on arrival and your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

Eligible Countries are:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican City

Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.

For others, applicants’ passports must have at least six months’ validity as of their date of travel to Dubai. 

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Now, let’s start the process of applying Visa for Dubai.

Visit the official website to apply Dubai Visa online at http://dubaivisa.net/

You’ll get screen something like this:

Here on main screen you’ll find the list of country names with national flag. Select your country from where you’re applying your visa.

Basically, the steps to apply Dubai Visa online are almost same from any country.

You need to check “type of visa” you should apply with all required documents, fill-up online application form and pay visa fees and lastly, track you application online.

Step 1

Now, click on Step 1 image captioned as “Know your Visa Type” as shown in image below.

Here you’ll get lots of information on required documents for different types of visa for Dubai. Read the information carefully and collect all the mentioned documents.

Step 2

Once you collect all your required documents, visit http://www.dubaivisa.net/india/download_application_form.html

You’ll get screen something like this:

Here you need to download the application form, fill-up and put it together with other documents as mentioned in Step 1.

Ensure photos are as per specifications Size 4.3 cms x 5.5 cms white background.

Now, click on “Step 2 How to Apply” link and click on “nearest visa application centre” as shown in image below.

Here, you’ll get the complete contact details, timings, maps for all Dubai Visa Application Centres. Select the one which suits you and visit there with all the documents mentioned till now.

Step 3

Now, after submitting all your documents to Visa application centre and getting Reference No., you can track the status of Visa online.

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For that, click on “Step 3 After submission” link as shown in below image and there click on “track the status of your application here”.

In the next screen, enter your reference no. and Passport Expiry Date and click on Submit button.

Kindly Note : You are advised to ignore the last three characters of your Reference No.  For e.g. if your reference no is CDMA/181013/0001/02, you are required to enter your reference no as CDMA/181013/0001

Some useful links for you

Dubai Visa FAQ

Dubai Visa Online Query Form

Procedure to Upload Documents

3 steps to apply Dubai Visa online from any country
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