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how to check uae visa status online

In case you’re wondering about the status of your UAE visa, whether you don’t know until when it is valid, when it is going to expire, or even the status of your application (for visit visas), the UAE government has a website where you can enter your details and check the status. Here we share… Read more

how to sponsor spouse uae

In case you are planning to bring your spouse to Dubai and sponsor their residence visa, here’s a guide to help you do so. Below is a list of requirements, qualification and steps based on an experience by one of our readers who have shared their experience with us. Please be guided accordingly. To sponsor… Read more

FREE UAE Tourist Visa for Children, Residency Renewal for 18 y.o. Dependents

As part of the latest revisions in visa rules and regulations, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has announced that tourist visa fees are now free for children below 18 years old who are accompanying their parents to the UAE. ALSO READ: How to Apply for a UAE Residence Visa for Employment The authority added… Read more

How to Apply for a UAE Visit Visa before Arriving in Dubai

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries do not need a visa to enter the UAE, while people from select countries (see below) can get a 30-day or 90-day visit visa on arrival. Everybody else, however, needs to apply for a visa in advance… before arriving in the UAE. ALSO READ: How to Choose the Right Kind… Read more

countries free philippine visa

Below is a list of countries who DO NOT need to apply for a Philippine tourist visa beforehand as you are granted free visa. Foreign nationals who are planning to enter the Philippines, please check if your country passport is included below. If your country is on the list, then you are fortunate to experience… Read more

How to Renew UAE Visit Visa in Dubai

In a previous post, we talked about how you can apply for a visit visa on arrival in Dubai. This time around, we’re going to discuss how you can renew your UAE visit visa. Why? Because we know that you just might want to stay in the country for a little while longer! ALSO READ: How to… Read more

6,000 Investors & Entrepreneurs Apply for Long-term Visas

Early this month, the UAE Government started issuing five to 10-year visas, and so far around 6,000 investors and entrepreneurs have submitted applications for the long-term visa. ALSO READ: UAE Cabinet OKs New Long-term Visa System The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) revealed on Wednesday that there has been a surge of submissions “during… Read more

lebanon visa dubai

Those who are planning to visit Lebanon, here is a guide written by one of our contributors on how you can apply for a visa for. She visited the country for a spiritual retreat and here she outlines the steps she took in order to get a Lebanese visa. She was there to visit for… Read more

How to Renew Your Maid Nanny's Residence Visa 4

In a previous post, we’ve shared about how you can sponsor a housemaid or nanny in Dubai. Your maid’s residence visa is valid for one year, after which it must be renewed. ALSO READ: How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa As the sponsor, it is your responsibility to apply for your maid’s residence visa renewal.… Read more

How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa

Millions of passengers transit through the Dubai Airports every year, each with his or her own purpose for travel. Some people come to see the sights, while others are visiting their relatives. A huge number arrive to apply for work, while others are simply passing by. ALSO READ: Major Changes in UAE Visa Rules: Things You Should Know… Read more

New Year Marks Start of Long Term Visas for Expats

The year 2019 brings great news for foreign investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, outstanding students, retiring expats, and Emirati women, as new visa rules and legislation are now in place! ALSO READ: UAE Cabinet OKs New Long-term Visa System Retiring expats, for instance, may now opt to stay for five more years even after retirement, as long as they… Read more

How to Apply for 1-year Visa Extension for Widows, Divorced Women 4

As part of the latest changes in the UAE visa system, widows and divorced women can now extend their visas for a full year without a sponsor, Khaleej Times reported. Officials from the General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) recently announced that widows and divorced women can have their visas processed at their centre in Dubai Festival City (DFC),… Read more

Kyrgyzstan visa application uae

Kyrgyzstan, a country of lakes and mountains that is located in Central Asia is such a country to behold. What’s more interesting about this country is that the culture, traditions and nomadic lifestyle are still alive both in practice and even in the hearts of its people.  Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries where the… Read more