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Do I need a Visa to travel to UAE?

Citizens from countries who are not included in the 5 countries falling in the list of nations eligible for a Visa-Free entry into the United Arab Emirates, require a Visa to enter the UAE. People from these Emirates Visa Eligible Countries either need to apply for a pre-arranged visa

(issued before their date of departure to the Emirates), in order to enter the UAE or can avail a Visa on Arrival, when they enter into the country. People from most of the countries in the world are allowed to get an Emirates Visa, and the countries which are eligible for obtaining a Visa for the UAE are listed below.

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Countries Eligible for an Emirates Visa:

Citizens from the following countries need to apply for a visa (either pre-arranged or Visa on Arrival) to the Emirates.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra 
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas Islands
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  •  Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Island
  • Columbia
  • Comoros
  • Congo Brazzaville
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • North Korea
  •  South Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicar
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre
  • Saint Vincent
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timorleste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Us Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Luxembourg
  • Myanmar
  • United Kingdom
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kosovo
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • Aland Islands

Countries Eligible for 30-Days Emirates Visa on Arrival:

Out of the above-mentioned countries, many fall under the category eligible for an Emirates Visa on Arrival. These are listed below:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau, China
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

Countries Eligible for a 90-Days Emirates Visa on Arrival:

The following countries are eligible for a 90-Days Visa on Arrival in the United Arab Emirates:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas Islands
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay

Countries Eligible for a 180-Days Emirates Visa on Arrival:

Mexican citizens are eligible to obtain a 180-Days Visa on Arrival upon their entry into the United Arab Emirates.

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Countries Eligible for a Pre-arranged Emirates Visa:

Citizens from countries which do not fall in the category for obtaining a Visa on Arrival into the UAE (for either a 30-Days, 90-Days, or 180-Days period), need to apply for a pre-arranged visa to the Emirates. The visa is granted for different periods, namely for 14-Days, 30-Days, 60-Days, and 90-Days. These countries are as listed below:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Combodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Island
  • Comoros
  • Congo Brazzaville
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • North Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozam
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicar
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre
  • Saint Vincent
  • Samoa
  • San Marino 
  • Sao Tome
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Sri Lanka ● Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Us Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Luxembourg
  • Myanmar
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kosovo
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Guernsey
  • Aland Islands

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Conclusion:

In this guide, we listed out the Emirates Visa Eligible Countries, that is, the countries whose citizens can avail themselves a UAE visa for their visit to the country. We hope that this will help you determine whether you qualify for obtaining a visa to the Emirates or not.

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