Types Of Dubai For Indians: Fees & How To Apply With Atlys


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There are many types of Dubai visa to choose from for different purposes. The type of Dubai visa you need depends on your nationality, the purpose of your visit, and the duration of your stay.

So whether you are traveling to Dubai for study, tourism, business, or work, make sure that your visa matches your purpose of visit.

You can choose to apply for one of the following Dubai visa types:

Tourist Visas:

Whether for tourism, visiting a friend or a relative, or even business travelers can apply for a Dubai tourist visa. This type of visa in Dubai is also called a visit visa or entry permit and is valid for either single or multiple entries. There are several types available:

  • 30-day single-entry visa allows you to travel once for a period of 30 days during its validity.
  • 30-day multiple-entry visa allows you to travel multiple times within 30 days.
  • 60-day single-entry visa allows you to travel once for a period of 60 days during its validity.
  • 60-day multiple-entry visa allows you to travel multiple times within 60 days.

Transit Visa:

When transiting through the United Arab Emirates, you must apply for a Dubai transit visa. There are two types of transit visas available:

  • 48-hour visa allows you to transit for two days through the airport in the country once.
  • 96-hour visa allows you to transit for four days through the airport in the country once.

Medical Visa:

You can also apply for a medical visa if your primary purpose of the visit is medical treatment at an establishment in the United Arab Emirates. This type of Dubai visa is also valid for either single or multiple entries for a 60 to a 90-day stay.

Work Visa:

If you decide to work in the United Arab Emirates, you will first have to get an entry permit valid for 30, 60, or 90 days and then apply for your Dubai work visa while in the UAE. The application process for this type visa of Dubai visa takes long so ensure you apply early!

5-Year Multiple Entry Visa:

The United Arab Emirates also has a 5 years Dubai tourist visa option, which allows you to stay in the country for 90 days for each visit and can be extended for another 90 days.

UAE Golden Visa:

You also have the option to apply for a UAE Golden Visa if you meet all the requirements and eligibility criteria. This Dubai visa allows you and your family embers to stay in the country for 5 or 10 years, depending on the visa category.

UAE Freelance Visa:

Entrepreneurs and freelancers looking for opportunities can apply for UAE Freelance Visa. The freelance visa allows you to start your business in the allocated free zones in the UAE. This visa is valid for 1 to 5 years, depending on the free zone and visa category.

Residency Visa:

There are several residence visa options available that you can choose from. For instance, you can get a residence visa for work, study, retirement, living with family, or if you have a business in the UAE. Since these are long-term visas, the validity of each visa will depend on individual circumstances.

You can read our guide on UAE visas for more in-depth information on the different Dubai visa types.

Types of Special Dubai Visa For Indians

Another type of UAE visa that specifically Indian nationals can apply for is a Dubai visa on arrival. There are special requirements that Indian citizens must meet to be eligible for this visa type, such as;

  • Have a valid visit visa or a green card issued by the US,
  • OR having a permanent resident visa for the UK,
  • OR having a residence visa issued by the EU,
  • Have a valid Indian passport for 6 months,
  • And a return or onward confirmed flight ticket,
  • Have a visa application fee of 120 AED or approx. INR 2700.

With this Dubai visa type, you can stay in the country for 14 days and extend it for 14 additional days.

The application steps are simple; have all the documents, travel to Dubai international airport, and apply for your visa at the airport.

Drone image of Dubai city in UAE during sunset

Dubai Visa Fees and Validity for Indian Citizens

The visa fees for each type of Dubai visa differ based on the purpose, length of day, and validity.

Here is what you would pay when applying through Atlys:

  • The 30-day single-entry short-term visa costs INR 9,935 and is valid for 60 days. So you can enter the country once and stay for 30 days.
  • The visa fee of a 30-day multiple-entry visa is INR 16,476 and is valid for 60 days. You can enter the country multiple times during the allowed stay period of 30 days.
  • The 60-day single-entry visit visa costs INR 15,750 and is valid for 60 days. So you can enter the country once and stay for 60 days.
  • The 60-day multiple-entry visit visa costs INR 19,350 and is valid for 60 days. You can enter the country multiple times during the allowed stay period of 60 days.

Documents Required for a Dubai Visa

Generally, the Dubai visa requirements correspond to the Dubai visa type you’re applying for. Hence, I will give you the list of documents for an entry permit.

Required Documents for the UAE Visa

Here are some of the mandatory Dubai visa documents, required for Indian passport holders:

  • Your normal passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel to Dubai.
  • A duly filled visa application form.
  • A colored passport-sized photograph on a white background.
  • Return or onward flight ticket.
  • Proof of accommodation or hotel bookings in the UAE.
  • Travel insurance is advised for short-term visas and is necessary for a long-term visa.
  • No objection certificate for an unmarried solo woman under the age of 25.

One thing to remember is that you only need to scan your passport when applying through Atlys since you can easily take your passport photo using the app!

Dubai Visa Application

Indian passport holders can apply for a visa for Dubai in many different ways. Some of the ways are as follows:

  • Atlys
  • Airlines
  • Registered Hotels
  • Visa Application Center
  • Government Portal
How to apply for the UAE Visa

To apply for your Dubai visa with Atlys, you can follow the steps below:

  • Start by visiting the Atlys site or downloading the app.
  • Choose the visa types and the desired travel dates to Dubai
  • Get onboarded and learn more about the visa application before you start.
  • Scan your passport and take a visa photo directly on the app or upload it with one click.
  • Review that application and pay the Dubai visa application fees with ease with your preferred payment method.
  • Wait for the visa application to be processed.
  • Once the visa is approved, you will receive an email with your entry permit or simply download it from the app.

You can read our detailed blog on UAE visa to learn more about the visa application process.

Dubai Visa Status Check

If you have applied through Atlys, you will get real-time notifications and status updates directly on the app, eliminating the hassle of checking your Dubai visa status.

But if you have applied for your visa through other means, such as the ICP website or the GDRFAD website, you will have to take a few extra steps.

So to do your Dubai visa status check, take the following steps:

  • Visit the ICP or GDRFAD website
  • Log into your exciting account
  • You will need to fill in the necessary details
  • If you are on the GDRFAD website, you will see your visa details
  • If you are on ICP, click on 'Track Your Application.'

And that is how you check your Dubai visa status online!

Dubai Marina from a high view showing the boats, sea, and the cityscape

Why Choose Atlys for Your Dubai Visa?

Atlys is an innovative app that allows you to apply for your visa directly from your phone. The app is user-friendly and saves you the hassle of applying for a visa traditionally.

Atlys is also a registered and licensed visa service provider with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFAD). This means that your visa is submitted directly to the government authority avoiding unnecessary steps.

To apply, simply scan your passport with the app, take your visa photo with the app, and pay the visa fee with any card or mobile wallet.

You can check the ETA and visa status and get notifications all directly on your phone. With Atlys, you will have the world at your fingertips, literally.

So before you visit Dubai, get your visa directly with ATLYS and make sure you have all your documents ready!

UAE visa for Indians - application process for a UAE visa from India on the Atlys app

Wrapping it Up: The Final Takeaway

Like a perfectly wrapped gift, we hope this blog has given you all the information you need. Now go forth and conquer your visa application process with confidence with Atlys!

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Written By: Nikhita Rathod
Fact Checked By: Richard Dettmar

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days before the date of travel can an individual apply for a visa?

You can apply for a 30-day Dubai tourist visa 30 days before your intended travel date.

Are the visa fees the same for both infants and adults?

Yes. Usually, the visa fees for infants and adults are the same. However, from 15 July to 15 September each year, children under 18 who travel with adults get visas for free.

Given that my visa was rejected, will I get a refund of the fee?

No. In case your visa is rejected, you do not get a refund on your visa application fee. However, if you have paid a security deposit, in that case, you will receive the amount of the security deposit back.

My passport expires in two months, and I need to fly to the UAE for 30 days. Is it possible for me to obtain a visa?

The Dubai government requires travelers to have a valid passport for at least 6 months from the intended date of travel. Only in extreme circumstances might the UAE authorities allow you to travel with a passport that expires in two months.

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