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13 April 2024

New UAE tourist visas fees; only 30- and 90-day visit visas allowed

By Sneha May Francis

Fees for the UAE tourist and visit visa have been increased, and the option of extending the stay by 10-days or 30-days have been cancelled.

“From January 1, 2015, the option to extend tourist visa by 10 days has been cancelled,” a representative at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai call centre confirmed to Emirates 24|7.

Even the one-month extension has been cancelled.

“Fees for tourist visa (single entry) have increased, and is approximately Dh250.” The earlier fees was Dh210.

“Multiple-entry tourist visa will now cost approximately Dh350.”

Fees for visit visa, which can be sponsored by residents in the UAE, has also been increased, and revised.

“The 30-day visit visa is approximately Dh350, and would require a refundable deposit.” Earlier, it cost Dh300. This visa can no longer be extended by 30 days.

“The 90-day visit visa is approximately Dh 790, and would also need a refundable deposit.” She added that earlier it was Dh660.

With the 30-day extension scrapped, there will now only be 30-day and 90-day visit visas.