United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the favourite destination for Pakistanis, especially for job and tourism. The simple visa application procedure makes it easy for people from Pakistan to pursue career & find jobs in the gulf country.
No e-visa facility is available from Pakistan but applicants can apply online through VFS service, the other process through which UAE accepts visa application is Gerry’s Visa Drop Box offices across Pakistan.
How To Apply for UAE Visa?
If you are interested to apply for UAE visa then follow these simple steps & method to submit your application form:
1) Visit the official website of Emirates
2) Create an account & login
3) Book your tickets
4) Chose ‘Apply for Visa’
5) Open the online application form
6) Provide all information required in the application form
7) Submit & attach scanned copies of required documents
8) Pay the visa fees
9) Submit the application form
This is the easy way to apply for an online visa application through VFS dedicated portal for UAE. Applicants can also submit their application form along with required documents at Gerry’s offices which are available in different cities of Pakistan.
Document requirement will depend on the type of visa, tourist visa will require basic documents such as:
- Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)
- Passport with validity exceeding your stay in UAE
- Booking of Tickets
- Visit Plan
Visa Processing Fees:
The processing fees & cost of visa application will depend on the type of visa for which you are applying for. Usually people require a visa either for a transit flight, short tourist stay or for long term stay which can be due to work, visit visa which people use to find jobs in Dubai, business, education or medical treatment.
The visa types, duration and required fees are as follows:
|48-hour||Passenger should hold onward reservation within 48 hours ||AED 40|
|96-hour||4 days from arrival date ||AED 110|
|Tourist - short term (single entry)||30 days from arrival date||AED 330|
|Tourist - short term (multiple entry)||30 days from first entry||AED 650|
|Tourist - long term (single entry)||90 days from arrival date||AED 800|
|Tourist - long term (single entry) - Leisure||90 days from arrival date||AED 900|
|Tourist - long term (multiple entry)||90 days from first entry||AED 1,750|
|Leisure - long term (single entry)||90 days from arrival date||AED 900|
|Leisure - short term (single entry)||30 days from arrival date||AED 450|
Visa Processing Time:
The time period required to process any visa application will depend on the type of visa, usually tourist visas are processed within a week while other visa may take up to 15 working days.
United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates which are:
- Abu Dhabi
- Ras al-Khaimah
- Umm al-Quwain
Unlike other gulf countries arranging visa for your family members and getting permanent residence in UAE is far easier. Many people prefer to apply through travel agents to get the visa processed earlier without any objection.
For more details and contacts visit the consulate or embassy of UAE in Pakistan:
Address: Diplomatic Enclave Plot No. 1-22 Quaid-e-Azam University Road G-5, Islamabad
Phone Number: (+92) 51 209 9999
Fax Number: (+92) 51 227 9063
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