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Updated March 2023

The UAE, especially Dubai, has emerged as a popular travel destination, attracting millions of visitors from all around the world. Whether you are a first-time tourist or a frequent business traveller, obtaining a visa is an essential step to entering the UAE. An important part of the visa application process is the payment of the visa fees. 

Here’s everything you need to know to about the visa fees in Dubai and the UAE for different categories of visas. 

Dubai & UAE visa fees

The visa fees varies for different types of visas. Visa charges are stated on each service card on the websites of ICP and GDRFA-D, through which you can apply for visas to the UAE. All fees are accurate at the time of writing.

Dubai & UAE visit visa 

As confirmed by a customer care agent at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP), the prices for all types of UAE and Dubai visas, including 30 and 60 days tourist visas, have now increased by AED 100.

The fee for the one-month visit visa issued by the ICA, for example, has gone up from AED 270 to AED 370. According to the reports provided by the travel agents, currently, the applicants are being charged AED 500 for a 60-day tourist visa to the UAE.

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Dubai & UAE tourist visa

The prices and charges of a Dubai tourist visa depend on the kind of visa you are applying for. 

But to give you an idea, Emirates Airlines currently charges USD 90 for the short-term single-entry visa and USD 177 for the long-term single-entry tourist visa. Etihad currently charges USD 122 for the short-term single-entry visa and USD 204 for the long-term single-entry tourist visa. Check the complete price details on the respective sites of Emirates and Etihad.

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Dubai & UAE transit visa 

The emirate has announced new changes that increase the cost of the United Arab Emirates’ transit visa. The fee for a 96-hour transit visa has been raised to AED 218.78, while a 48-hour transit visa remains free of charge. The fee for an express 96-hour transit visa has also been increased to AED 307.22.

No fees or additional amounts can be imposed by any federal, local or private entity. A departure fee of AED 30 is levied on each passenger passing through the UAE’s airports.

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Dubai & UAE golden visa

The cost of the UAE golden visa largely depends on the type of service and visa category. For individuals applying from the UAE, the golden visa will cost between AED 2,800 and AED 3,800. Those applying outside the country will be charged anywhere between AED 3,800 and AED 4,800. In addition, the individual must also pay an application fee for the 10-year golden visa, which has been raised from AED 50 to AED 150. This fee includes the authority’s fees, electronic services fees and smart services fees.

The applicant will also need to spend approximately AED 1,000 for a medical examination and a processing charge for an Emirates ID. Additionally, they will need to purchase UAE health insurance, which starts at AED 800 and varies in cost.

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Dubai & UAE Freelance Visa 

The freelance permit fee is AED 7500 per person. An additional fee of AED 10 as “Knowledge Dirham” and AED 10 as “Innovation Dirham” is applicable per transaction.

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Dubai & UAE green visa 

The cost of a green visa is AED 2,280. The price excludes the ID card fee, which costs around AED 575, and the medical fee, which costs AED 320 for normal services.

Keep in mind that the price is just for one individual, and the total price after the entire process of issuance may vary as it depends on the number of dependents on the sponsorship of the visa holders

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Dubai & UAE 3-month visa

The single-entry 3-month visa costs AED 600, while the multiple-entry 3-month visa costs AED 1,740.

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Dubai & UAE children visa

The fees for sponsoring a children’s visa in UAE will be as follows:

  • Application fee – AED 360
  • Family Personal File Opening: AED 255 
  • Entry Permit:
    • If the child is inside the UAE – AED 1,170
    • If the child is outside the country – AED 492 
  • In-country Change of Status: AED 690
  • Warranty Deposit (if applicable): AED 2,500 per child

Please note that the fees and charges vary slightly from service provider to service provider. Make sure to consult the service provider to know the exact cost of the UAE and Dubai children’s visas.

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Dubai & UAE work visa

According to some sources, the following are fees for a work permit in the UAE:

  • Category 1 – AED 300
  • Category 2 – AED 500 to AED 2000, depending on whether the worker is skilled or unskilled
  • Category 3 – AED 5000
  • Dubai work visa for 2 years – AED 3000 to AED 7000

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Dubai & UAE job seeker visa

As stated by the ICP website, the visa fee for different categories of the UAE job seeker visa is as follows:

  • The 60 days visa – AED 1,495
  • The 90 days visa – AED 1,655
  • The 120 days visa – AED 1,815

Please note that the visa price mentioned above are the total fees including a security deposit of AED 1,025.

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Dubai & UAE 1-year remote work visa

The fee for a 1-year remote work visa in UAE was USD 287 per applicant until now. However, as confirmed by a customer care agent at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP), the prices for all types of UAE and Dubai visas have now increased.

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Dubai & UAE residence visa

As confirmed by a typing centre agent at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP), the fees for the UAE residence visa have gone up by AED 100. Therefore, currently, the price of a UAE residence visa fee for one year is AED 200.

Nonetheless, the fees will change depending on the duration of the issued visa. Please note that this may be subject to change, and you must also factor in the costs of medical insurance and insurance.

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Dubai & UAE 5-year UAE multi-entry visa

The fees breakdown for the 5-year UAE multi-entry visa is as follows:

  • Application fee: 100 AED
  • Issuance fee: 500 AED
  • Electronic services: 50 AED
  • Application fee: 100 AED per person
  • Issuance fee: 500 AED per person
  • Electronic services: 50 AED per transaction

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Dubai & UAE spouse visa

The fee for a spouse visa application is AED 268.90.

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Dubai & UAE student visa

The visa will cost AED 100 for the first-time issuance and renewal. This amount is usually paid at the time of registration.

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Dubai & UAE parent visa

To apply for the UAE parent visa, the sponsor must pay around AED 3,180. The aforementioned cost excludes the refundable fee of AED 2,500.

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Dubai & UAE visa for GCC residents

The UAE eVisa for GCC residents costs around 250 AED.

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Dubai & UAE investor visa

The cost of the UAE investor visa varies depending on the chosen method. For example, it’s been reported that investing in Dubai properties costs approximately AED 13,000, while investing in a company may cost about AED 1,035.

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