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United Arab Emirates Passport & Visa Requirements

Entry requirements for Americans

United States citizens require a passport valid for 6 months after date of arrival. No visa is required for tourist stays under 30 days.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

Passports must be valid for 6 months after date of entry. British passport holders can get a visitor's visas on arrival for a maximum of 30 days.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry. Canadians entering the UAE as tourists must obtain an entry stamp at the port of entry. This entry stamp is free and valid for 30 days. It's renewable for a further 30 days.

Entry requirements for Australians

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the departure date. Australians are eligible for a free 30-day visitor visa-on-arrival.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African nationals require a passport valid for six months from the departure date. A visa is required.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the departure date. New Zealand nationals are eligible for a free 30-day visitor visa-on-arrival.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals require a passport valid for six months from the departure date, and can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum of 30 days.

Passport/Visa Note

All visitors to the United Arab Emirates must hold a passport that is valid for six months. Visitors must hold documents and confirmed tickets for their next destination and have a sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay. Holders of passports containing an Israeli visa or stamps need to obtain a clearance issued by the C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department) before arrival. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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