5 new UAE entry visa requirements for residents of these countries For 30 days

The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security of the United Arab Emirates announced five new limits for issuing entry permits to foreign residents.

The authority explained that an entry permit to the UAE is issued for a duration of 30 days for residents of Gulf Cooperation Council nations, with the option of extending it once for a period of 30 days in compliance with five requirements and conditions and a price of 350 dirhams.

Issuing a resident entry permit through the smart services system

Through its "ECHANNELS" smart services system and the UAEICP smart application, the Authority performs the service of issuing an entry permit to a resident of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Residents of GCC nations can obtain a 30-day entrance visa.

Methods of requesting an entry permit service

Customers can request service processes using the service card provided by the UAEICP application, as well as the website www.icp.gov.ae.

You can also make a request using the UAEICP smart application by logging in with your digital ID or username, searching for the service you want to apply for, and filling out the application details as needed.

It is also necessary to pay service costs, apply at customer satisfaction centers, or visit printing offices certified by the Authority.

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UAE entry visa requirements for residents of GCC countries

1- A valid residence permit in one of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

2- Original passport.

3- A colored personal photo.

4- The validity of the passport must not be less than 6 months when applying for an entry permit.

5- The validity of residence in the country in which you reside must be no less than 3 months.

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It costs 350 dirhams, which includes 100 dirhams for application, 100 dirhams for issuance, 100 dirhams for smart services, and 50 dirhams for electronic services and the authority.

The application is rejected electronically after 30 days

The Authority noted that if an electronic application is returned owing to data deficiencies or failure to complete the essential documentation, it will be rejected after 30 days.

If the application is returned three times owing to data problems or failure to submit the needed documents, it will be denied. If the application is refused, only the issuance fees and financial guarantees, if any, will be returned.

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Refund of fees by credit card

The Authority verified that payments paid by credit card can be returned within six months of the date of application submission, or they can be refunded through the fee recovery procedures.

This is done by check or bank transfer - only to banks within the country - and within a five-year term, with the laws and regulations subject to change without notice.

Ways to communicate with the Federal Identity Authority in the Emirates

You can contact the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security to obtain more information about services or inquiries and to submit suggestions through the following methods:

  • Contact: 02 495 5555 | 522222 600
  • Location: Street 12, next to Al Forsan Sports Resort, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi


  • 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)
  • 07:30 AM - 12:00 PM, and 02:30 PM - 06:30 PM (Friday)

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