UAE | Visa

Emirates airline online UAE visa

Emirates has launched a new online visa system for people from 56 countries, including India, Pakistan and the Philippines, visiting the UAE. XPRESS provides a step-by-step guide.

  • Text by Nadeem Hanif, Illustrations by Danesh Mohiuddin
  • Published: 10:10 May 27, 2010
  • Step 1
    Step 1

    After you book tickets click on "Manage a Booking" on and follow on-screen instructions. One-way flights are not eligible. Pay $57 (Dh209) for a 30-day visa and $44 (Dh162) for a 96-hour visa (plus $17 (Dh62) service charge and sales taxes for both). Residents of some countries may have to pay deposit of Dh1,000.

  • Step 2
    Step 2

    Upload copies of passport bio page, photograph and proof of residence for transfer to Dubai immigration.

  • Step 3
    Step 3

    Track status of visa application on "Manage a Booking" using visa application number.

  • Step 4
    Step 4

    Visa will be delivered electronically within four days. All payments are by credit card. Deposit will be reversed on credit card upon confirmation of exit from the UAE.