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HOW TO GET A UAE TRANSIT VISA AT THE AIRPORT?

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HOW TO GET A UAE TRANSIT VISA AT THE AIRPORT?

If you ever found yourself stuck at the UAE airports for a couple of hours and you’re stuck on what to do, then let us tell you that there’s plenty of things you definitely can. How?

A transit visa.

How to apply for a transit visa?

This facility can be provided to you by the airline you’re traveling with and needs to be arranged prior to your arrival at any of the airports of the United Arab Emirates. Always check with your respective airline before traveling to ensure no end moment hassles.

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The transit visa applies only for the transit passengers at any of the airports in the UAE, with their halt being more than 8 hours and stay not exceeding a minimum of 4 calendar days.

Guests who wish to apply for a transit visa need to be eligible as per the conditions listed below:

  • Confirmed air ticket via their respective airlines. For example, if you have booked through Etihad Airways then your round-trip ticket should be with Etihad.
  • A confirmed onward ticket from the UAE airport to the 3rd destination of arrival. For example, UK to Dubai to Singapore. (The 3rd destination of arrival should be other than the destination of origin).
  • The passport validity of six months and more.
  • Confirmed hotel reservation is mandatory.
  • Online transit visa application form. Check with your airline’s website.

Additional Documents:

  • If you’re a frequent traveler to the UAE and have visited the country in the last one year, then this could speed up your transit visa process. All that is required is UAE entry and exit stamp on your passports.
  • Invitation letter from your friends/relatives/family members with their valid UAE residence visa.
  • A copy of your visa or a travel proof if you have traveled once in 5 years or own a valid visa for countries like USA, UK, Schengen zone countries, European Union countries, Australia & New Zealand, Russia or Canada.

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Things to remember:

  • In any case, you need to exit Dubai before the midnight of your 4th day of stay in the city of Dubai.
  • The transit visa is non-renewable and non-extendable.
  • Children below the age of 18, spouses and parents above 60 years of age need to have supporting documents proving the status of their relationship like birth certificates in the case of children.
  • For minors and the married woman, the Photo ID of the parents or husband of the UAE host along with his/her residence visa needs to be presented.
  • Only one entry per passenger is permitted.

 

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