United Arab Emirates (UAE) Immigration has hiked the price of the 96-hour transit visa. Previously valued at $40.55 (AED 148.93), the visa now costs $59.57 (AED 218.78). However, a 48-hour transit visa remains free of charge.
According to VFS Global, a visa outsourcing company, applicants are being informed of this change. It has issued a statement, saying “Kindly note with immediate effective 96 hours visa fees has been changed/increased by UAE immigration.”
The express 96-hour transit visa is also not exempt from the price increase. It now costs $83.65 (AED 307.22). People from certain countries must pay a refundable security deposit, costing $272.5 (AED 1,000.80). It will be refunded after exiting the UAE.
|Visa type||Visa fees||Security Deposit||Service Fee||Total||Incidental Charges||Total|
|96-Hour Transit Visa||$33.00||$272.50||$33.46||$338.96||$55.07||$394.03|
|Express 96-Hour Visa||$33.00||$272.50||$53.96||$359.46||58.76||$418.22|
The entire process usually takes 3-4 working days to complete.
Visa is valid for 30 days with a stay duration of 96 hours from the time of entry into UAE.
Applicant must submit the following documents to apply for a transit visa:
- Passport Front Page
- Passport Last Page
- Proof of Residence
- Additional Documents for Residents of Certain Countries
- A valid visa for evidence of travel to any of the following countries in the last 5 years, UAE, UK, USA, Schengen Countries, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Or documents showing investments of $8,000 or more, or local income tax papers showing annual income of $8,000 or more.
Where to Apply
Travelers can get UAE transit visas from the airline they are traveling through. If your trip is via a travel agency, they can also help you get one.