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Dubai: The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has informed applicants of how they can apply for a five-year multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities through the authority’s website.

According to a post shared by the authority on its official social media channels on August 4, the authority provided the steps that an applicant needs to complete in order to apply for the visa.

Five-year multiple entry tourist visa

On March 21, 2021, the UAE Cabinet approved a five-year multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities.

Is a UAE-based sponsor required for the visa?

According to the details provided when the visa was announced, the visa does not require a UAE-based individual or organisation to sponsor the visa. Tourists can apply for the visa on self-sponsorship.

What is the maximum duration of stay on the visa?

As per the announcement, a tourist can stay for 90 days on each visit. This can be extended for another 90 days.

Up until now, tourists could only get visas for 30-day or 90-day durations.

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How to apply for the five-year tourist visa

Step 1: Log on to the ICA website –

Step 2: Select ‘E-channel Services’ from the main module on the website.

Step 3: Select ‘Public services’.

Step 4: Select the service ‘Visa – multi-trip / tourist long-term (5 years) for all nationalities / visa issuance’

Step 5: Fill in the application form with your personal details as well as your passport details.

Step 6: Attach the following documents:

Coloured photograph

Passport Copy

Medical Insurance copy

Bank statement for the last six months with a balance of at least $4,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies in the last six months.

Step 7: Review your application.

Step 8: Make the payment for the fees. The application fee is Dh650.

Note: It is also important to check the PCR test and vaccination requirements before you book a ticket, after you have received a visa to travel to the UAE.