UAE Announces 3-Month Visit Visas

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has put a stop to the issuance of three-month visit visas. This information came to light on Thursday, October 19, 2023, and was confirmed by an official from the Federal Authority For Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP).

The official stated that while the three-month entry permit was available a few months ago, it can no longer be granted. The UAE is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers alike.

However, this new development means that visitors to the UAE will now have to opt for either a 30- or 60-day visa. This change was also confirmed by travel agents who reported that the option to request a three-month visit visa is no longer available on the portal they use to issue permits.

The three-month visit visa was previously discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic but was reintroduced as a leisure visa in May.

This move facilitated the travel of thousands of people to the UAE. However, with the recent discontinuation, only first-degree relatives of residents can avail of the 90-day visa. Residents can bring their parents or relatives to this three-month scheme.

This decision by the UAE authorities marks a significant shift in the country’s immigration policy. It remains to be seen how this will impact the flow of visitors to the UAE, a country that boasts a thriving economy fueled by industries like finance, tourism, and oil, and is home to iconic landmarks and luxurious resorts.


Shafia is dedicated to unraveling the UAE's technological advancements, innovations, and smart initiatives. Her articles shed light on the country's journey towards becoming a global tech hub.

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