Has anyone processed the new 5 year visit visa for UAE that’s reportedly 650 Dhs. My sister got one recently and she is so happy and satisfied. She applied online from Pakistan and applied herself through her husband. Her husband is in UAE working for sometime now. The timeframe of obtaining this visa is just few weeks and even earlier.
Some people on a travel group on Facebook claim to have got it. According to my travel agent they can’t vouch for anyone in Pakistan having got it so far. Also at the moment you have to apply directly on the link and not through the other agencies including United Arab Emirates. This visa would be valid for Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain and the Al Dhafra (Western region).
But then there is lots of confusion around it as some people are saying that it’s only for the businessmen and it’s a business visa and not a tourist visa. The cost for this 5 year visa is 660.29 DHA to be exact. The application procedure is pretty easy and straightforward. We can even apply for the parents in Pakistan.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) is responsible for issuing this visa. The five-year visa enables tourists to enter multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which can be extended for another 90 days. The application procedure for this visa is as follows:
- Upload application information, including name, service beneficiary details, address inside the UAE, address outside the UAE.
- Upload attachments including coloured photo, passport copy, medical insurance, and bank statement for last six months. Applicants must have a balance of US $4,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies in the last six months.
- Review the application
- Pay for the application
- Receive visa by e-mail
I hope this helps.