Filipinos queue up outside the Philippine Consulate in Al Ghusais for passport renewal. A notice outside the gate states that from March 20, walk-in applicants for passport renewals will only be accepted after 1pm. Image Credit: © XPRESS/Jay B. Hilotin

DISCLAIMER: The TIME mentioned below takes into consideration the actual processing of the passport, issuance and, in some cases, delivery. This is not an exhaustive list as there are many more foreign missions in the UAE.

1) ITALY

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: Dh485

 

2) INDIA

  • Time: Minimum 7 working days (Dubai-issued passport)
  • Minimum 3 working days for passports under Tatkal scheme (Urgent or emergency cases)
  • Validity: 5-10 years
  • Cost: Dh337 (36 pages); Dh432 (60 pages Jumbo passport)

 

3) BANGLADESH

  • Time: 40 to 50 days
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: Dh125

 

4) NEPAL

  • Time: 30 to 45 days
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: Dh320

 

5) SRI LANKA

  • Time: 30 to 60 days
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: Dh525

 

6) PAKISTAN

  • Time: 3 to 4 weeks (normal); 2 weeks (urgent)
  • Validity: 5-10 years
  • Cost: Dh272 (36 pages for 10-year validity/NORMAL processing); Dh542 (100 pages 10-year validity NORMAL processing)

 

7) PHILIPPINES

  • Time: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Cost: Dh240

 

8) TUNISIA

  • Time: More than 20 days
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Cost: Dh200

 

9) ETHIOPIA

  • Time: 1 to 2 months
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Cost: Dh235

 

10) UNITED STATES

  • Time: 10 working days
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: $110 (Dh403) for adults; $105 (Dh385) for children

 

11) UNITED KINGDOM

  • Time: Minimum 6 weeks; First time applications 8 weeks
  • Validity: 10 years for adults; 5 years for children
  • Cost: £46 (Dh262) for children; £72.50 (Dh413) for adults/standard passport

 

12) KENYA

  • Time: 7 to 10 days if printed in Dubai; 4 to 6 weeks if printed in Kenya
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: Dh250 (32 pages); Dh400 (64 pages)

 

13) MALAYSIA

  • Time: 2 to 3 months
  • Validity: 2 years for children; 5 years for adults
  • Cost: Rm200 (Dh194)

 

14) EGYPT

  • Time: 3 to 4 weeks up to 12 weeks
  • Validity: 7 years
  • Cost: Dh400

 

15) FRANCE

  • Time: 2 weeks
  • Validity: 5 years for those aged 18 and below; 10 years for adults
  • Cost: €86 (Dh352) for adults with 10-year validity); €17 (Dh70) for children under 15 with 5-year validity; €42 (Dh70) for ages 15 to 18 with 5-year validity

 

16) JORDAN

  • Time: 30 business days
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Cost: Dh312 (if old passport expires); Dh552 (getting a new one if passport is not expired but already full)

 

17) CHINA

  • Time: Undisclosed
  • Validity: 10 years for age 16 and above; 5 years for holders younger than 16
  • Cost: Dh120

 

18) CANADA

  • Time: 20 business days
  • Validity: 5 years for children aged 16 and below; 10 years for adults
  • Cost: Dh551 for ages 16 and below; Dh750 for adults

 

19) NORWAY

  • Time: 2 weeks
  • Validity: 2 years for children under age of 5; 3 years for children aged between 5 and 10; 5 years for children aged between 10 and 16.; 10 years for people over 16
  • Cost: Dh160 under age 16; Dh270 for adults

 

20) FINLAND

  • Time: 1 to 3 weeks (ordinary: including passport preparation/printing of 4 to 6 days + delivery time)
  • *Fast-track passports involve an extra fee and they are processed in 1 to 3 days + delivery time (as an ordinary passport)
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Cost: €140 (Dh574) for ordinary; €160 (Dh656) for fast-track

 

21) AUSTRIA

  • Time: 4 to 6 weeks
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: €75.90 (Dh311) for adults; €30 (Dh123) for children aged 12 and below

 

22) HUNGARY

  • Time: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Validity: 10 years
  • Cost: €94 (Dh385)

 

23) DENMARK

  • Time: 3 to 4 weeks
  • Validity: 5/10 years
  • Cost: Dh600

 

24) JAPAN

  • Time: Max. 3 working days
  • Validity: 5/10 years
  • Cost: Dh535 for 10 years; Dh365 for 5 years; Dh200 for children under 12

 

25) THE NETHERLANDS

  • Time: up to 4 weeks
  • Validity: 10 years for adults; 5 years for ages 18 and below
  • Cost: Dh470 for ages 18 and below; Dh535 for adults

 

SOURCE: Based on published timings on the missions’ websites and interviews with envoys

 

— with additional inputs from Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter