How to Apply for a 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa to the UAE: An Expat Guide |

How to Apply for a 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa to the UAE: An Expat Guide

Five-year multiple entry UAE tourist visas are available for AED 650, and here is our step-by-step guide on how to apply for yours

Posted on

1 October 2021

Last updated on 4 October 2021
How to apply for a 5 year multiple entry UAE visa

Got relatives or close friends living in the UAE?

With the five-year multiple entry tourist visa to the UAE, visitors will be able to remain in the country for a maximum stay of 90 days during each trip to the emirates.

The new visit visa category was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, earlier this year in March.

If you're interested in applying for the five-year multiple entry visit visa, we've compiled a handy guide on who's eligible, what documents you will need to apply, and how much the visa costs.

Who can apply for the 5-year multiple entry visa?

The five-year multiple entry visa to the UAE is open to all nationalities, as part of the government's plan to "strengthen the UAE’s status as a global economic capital".

How to apply for the 5-year multiple entry UAE visa?

Documents required:

  • Passport copy.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Bank statement from the past six months.
  • Coloured photograph.

How much is the tourist visa cost?

The five-year tourist visa costs AED 650.

Where can I apply?

Once you've collected all your documents, submit them for application through the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website, HERE.

You will be asked to pay AED 650. Once your UAE visa application is approved, you will receive the electronic visa in the email ID you used in your application.

Kindly note that not all applications for the five-year multiple entry visit visa will be approved. It's up to the UAE's immigration authority to give the visa to the individual or not.

Can I extend my stay in the UAE beyond 90 days?

Yes, visa-holders can extend their stay in the UAE. To do so, you must apply for an extension through the ICA website.