Published: Thursday October 19, 2023, 12:33 pm

Last update: Friday, October 20, 2023, 3:14 p.m.

The issuance of three-month visit visas in the UAE has been suspended, Khaleej Times can reveal. An executive at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) call center said three-month visas are no longer available.

The call center executive reported: “The three-month entry permit was available a few months ago, but not anymore. “Visitors to the United Arab Emirates can come with a 30- or 60-day visa.” The executive added: “Travel agencies can issue them.”

Travel agents confirmed the development to Khaleej Times. They said the option to apply for a three-month visit visa is not available on the portal they use to issue permits.

The three-month visit visa was suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic and a 60-day visa was introduced in its place. However, the three-month scheme became available again as a leisure visa in May.

In Dubai, the 90-day visa is granted to visitors who are first-degree relatives of the residents. An Amer call center executive confirmed this and said residents can bring their parents or relatives in the three-month plan.

Several agents have reported that three-month visit visas have been temporarily suspended. “According to the information we have received, the issuance of long-term leisure visas has been temporarily stopped. The demand for this visa has increased slightly due to the upcoming winter months,” said Firoz Maliyakkal, Founder and CEO of Tahira Tours and Travels.

Long-term visas:

Visitors have several options for entering the country and staying for an extended period.

Work exploration visa

The United Arab Emirates offers a range of visa options for people looking for employment opportunities in the country. These visas allow their holders to enter the UAE and search for work that matches their skills and experience.

Tea work exploration visa It is available in three options without the need for a guarantor or host. According to the ICP website, the visa is available for 60, 90 and 120 days with a single entry permit.

Fees for labor exploration visa

The fee for a work exploration visa for 60 days is Dh200, for 90 days it is Dh300 and the fee for 120 days is Dh400. The visitor will also need to provide a financial guarantee of a security deposit of Dh1,000.

This visa can be applied for through digital channels such as the official website or the GDRFA and ICP smart app. The service is also available in Amer centers in the country.

5-year multiple entry visa

the 5 years multiple entry visa allows visitors to enter the UAE multiple times through self-sponsorship, allowing a 90-day stay during each visit. Visa holders can extend their stay for an additional 90 days without leaving the country. This visa makes it easier for families from abroad to spend extended periods with their loved ones in the UAE.

The green visa It is issued for three categories: Investor/Partner, Highly Skilled Worker, and Self-Employed.

Multiple entry visa applicants must submit supporting documents, including a six-month bank statement.

People who wish to issue the green visa can apply through digital channels (website/smart app), customer satisfaction center or at the Amer Service Center with the required documents.

Search for visa investment opportunities (single entry):

Seeking investment opportunities visa helps investors discover business opportunities and potentially find new partners or clients in the UAE and is available for 60, 90 and 120 days.

This entry permit allows the issuance of a single entry visa without the need for a guarantor or host. The visa can be requested on the official ICP portal.