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A quick guide about UAE (Dubai) visa process

Here you find a quick, but comprehensive summary of items to be noted as part of your visa application to UAE (Dubai).

Know everything about UAE (Dubai) visa process

The below is a comprehensive summary of items that comes handy while you start preparing your UAE (Dubai) visa application.


For Indian passport holders, the visa process involves the following,

  1. Prepare Documents: Preparation of documents (refer the below checklist for more details) usually takes less than couple of days to get all your documents prepared. There are broadly five types of visas to Dubai - Visit Visa (for up to 30 days, extendable to 60 days), Business Visa (for up to 14 days, cannot be extended), Tourist Visa (for up to 30 days, cannot be extended), Transit Visa (for up to 96 hours) & Multi Entry Visa (for up to 90 days, with multiple entries).

  2. Submission: Submit all the documents, and apply the visa online.

  3. Approval: The visas will be processed online and despatched to your address

  4. Summary: To summarise, the visa processing for Dubai is online and quick. You can apply anytime from 5 to 58 working days prior to the date of travel.

UAE (Dubai) Visa Document Checklist

Here we have tried summarising the key documents to be prepared while applying for your visa for UAE (Dubai).


Please note the below key aspects before starting your work on documents,

  1. Prepare all documents in A4 size

  2. Ensure that all the scan copies are in colour, clear and readable

  3. Do not staple any of the documents

  4. Embassy may ask for additional documents, during the approval process

The below is a summary of documents needed as part of the visa processing.

  1. Scanned copy of the Passport,

    1. First & last pages copies in colour, JPEG format

    2. Must not be older than 10 years

    3. Must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date,

    4. Applicants with profiles like house helps, housekeepers, tailors, ECR passport holders, passports in Hindi or passports with thumb impressions etc are likely to be rejected

  2. Scanned copied of recent coloured photographs,

    1. Should be of passport sizes

    2. Must be new ones

    3. Should be on a white background

  3. PAN card coloured scanned copy

  4. Flight tickets, for onward & return

  5. In case you are applying for Dubai Transit visa, the below additional documents are needed,

    1. Confirmed flight tickets of the next country and return

    2. Visa copy of the next country to be visited

FAQs on UAE (Dubai) Visa Processing

We understand that you may have many questions in mind, before you apply for your visa. Some of them may get answered below. For any more queries, write or call us,


Q. Should I submit my passports for visa approvals?

No, you don't need to submit original passports for Dubai/UAE visa approvals.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in preparing the documents?

Yes, VisaBadge is an online tool that helps you apply visas. We will take care of your document preparation, verification, submissions and tracking of visas, until the receipts at your place.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in getting appointments for document submission?

Dubai visa is applied online and there are no specific appointments needed.

Q. What is the cost of visa processing?

The visa processing charges for Dubai is Rs 5300/-. The pricing of various services that VisaBadge offers is available on

Q. How much time it takes for the visa processing?

The usual duration for the visa approvals for Dubai is around 4 working days.

Q. Is it mandatory for me to appear for any interviews personally?

No, there are no personal interviews to be done as part of Dubai Visa approval

Q. Will VisaBadge team help in tracking the visa processing status?

Yes, we will keep the status of your visa tracked and updated on your My Visas page.

Q. Can VisaBadge team influence Embassy officials in getting the visas approved?

No, the officials at the immigration department are not directly connected to any of the agents or the applicants, unless they have a question specific to your application. It's NOT recommended to solicit an immigration official directly.

Q. Should I book my flights, before applying for the visa?

Yes, the onward & return flight tickets are mandatory to be completed before you apply for the visas.

Q. Will there be a refund of the fees paid, in case of visa rejections?

The fees paid to the Embassies and VFS is NOT refundable.

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