Visa Requirements, Process & Documents
UAE is the most favorite place to travel for Pakistanis. It is just a few hours away from Pakistan and is ranked as the best holiday and vacation spot for everyone. More than a million Pakistani expats live and work in the UAE if you want to visit UAE as a tourist or want to visit your family or friends, then you need a visa online. The Abu Dhabi based airline, Etihad, has solved the problem of visa by introducing E-Visa or online visa for Pakistani visitors. Simply fill the simple form online, buy an Etihad Airways ticket, pay the visa fee online, and you will receive your visa online by email in the next few days.
2019 Visa Requirements, Process & Documents
The ticket of Etihad Airways is mandatory if you want to apply the Online E-Visa, and you will land at the Abu Dhabi airport, however you can reach in 1 hour by road to Dubai, 1 hour to Al Ain, 2 hours to Sharjah, 2 hours to Ajman, 3 hours to Ras al-Khaimah, 3.5 hours to Fujairah. Etihad Airways also provides a free shuttle bus to Dubai from Abu Dhabi Airport, which will drop you on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Al Barsha and Mall of the Emirates. If you are visiting UAE on a visit visa or business visa in 2019, and looking forward to getting information about the UAE visa requirements and application process, UAE visa fees, documents requirements, and processing time, then you are at the right place. The whole process is given below.
Tourists who wish to stay in the UAE for more than 14 days or those coming on family or business visits can apply for Visit Visas. These are valid for either 30 days (short term visit visa) or 90 days (long term visit visa). Both visas are non-renewable. Apart from the visa fees, a deposit is to be paid by the local sponsor/relative/resident, which is reimbursed after the Visit Visa holder has left the country.
The Tourist Visa is a special category under the Visit Visa type and entitles the holder to a 30-day stay and is non-renewable. If visa holder of the Tourist Visa stays for more than 30 days, that person has to pay a fine per day plus some charges for an out pass.
Multiple-entry Visas are issued to cruise ship passengers since their schedule entitles them to enter the country more than once in a single trip. Such visas are also issued to business visitors who are frequent visitors to the UAE due to their ties with a multinational company or a reputable local company. Multiple-entry Visas are valid for six months from the date of issue and the duration of each stay is 30 days. The visa is non-renewable. The individual must enter the UAE on a Visit Visa and then obtain a Multiple-entry Visa.
Transit passengers stopping at the UAE airports for a minimum of 8 hours are eligible for a 96-hour Transit Visa. A valid onward ticket is required. Passport and other travel documents should be valid for at least three months.
Documents required (Individuals):
- Clear passport copy of the sponsor
- Clear passport copy of the sponsored person
- A copy of the salary certificate or employment contract of the sponsor (resident) must be attached
- Proof of family relationship (kinship)
- Travel insurance
- Copy of confirmed flight booking
- Bank approval letter
- Passport-sized color photographs
- Visa fee
- Visa application form, duly filled
Rules and conditions:
- Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.
- The ticket is non-refundable if the visa has been issued and utilized.
- Visa processing time is approximately three to four working days.
- Visa fees once paid are non-refundable.
Only for Pakistan, the following above list has been reduced to certain requirements. Yes, that is true, all you need is a passport with a validity of a minimum period of 6 months at the time. A color copy of your Passport Bio page and the last page. A color photograph, sized 4.3cm*5.5cm, with 80% visibility of your face with an only white background will be accepted. A confirmed round ticket traveling into Abu Dhabi and onwards with only Etihad Airways. The best part is, the visa can be formed online, printing the mail that returns will do th