Whether for work, investor or entry permits for visitors, the following is a list of United Arab Emirates visas and corresponding fees paid per application.
In July 2014, the government of UAE announced adjustments in visa fees.
Fees are subject to changes at any given time.
Employment visa: This visa covers government and private employment but does not cover domestic work.
- For government employee – Dh 200 / year
- For an employee in the private sector / freezone – Dh250 / year
Residence visa for an investor or partner:
- Dh250 / year
Residence visa for a family member:
- Family member of a worker employed by the government – Dh 200 / year
- Family member of a worker employed by a private company / freezone / investors / business partners – Dh250 / year
Renewal of residence visa for a family member:
- Family member of a worker employed by the government / private sector / freezone – Dh 200
- Family member of investors / business partners – Dh 250 / year
Visa for domestic workers ( entry permit / renewal):
- Sponsored by Emiratis / GCC Nationals – Dh 150 / year
- Sponsored by foreigners – Dh 200 / year
- Sponsored by investors / business partners – Dh 250 / year
Different entry permits:
- Multiple tourist entry permit – Dh 200
- Multiple entry visa for work – Dh 1,200
- Entry permit for studying / training – Dh 550; renewal – Dh 600
- Visit visa for residents in GCC countries – Dh 200; renewal Dh 700
Visa for medical treatment:
- Entry permit – Dh 550
- Multiple entry visa – Dh 1,400*same rates apply to the patient & their companion
Renewal of patient’s visa:
- Dh 500; companion – Dh 600
- Dh 100* transitting through UAE airports for 96 hours & sponsored by an airline operating in the country
When deposits are required (refundable):
- Dh 5000 deposit – cancelling the sponsor’s residence visa without cancelling the visas of the sponsor’s family members
- Dh 3000 – sponsorship of a family member of a female investor
- Dh 5000 – for humanitarian cases determined by the Ministry of Interior
- Dh 100 – for failure to fill in applications accurately for users of residency department portals
- Dh 500 – for failure to honour any declaration or affidavit (individual)
- Dh 2000 – for corporate applications that fail to honour any declaration or affidavit (corporate applicant)
- Dh 1000 per worker – for a company that fails to adjust the legal status of its sponsored workers on time
- Dh 5000 – for misuse of the residency system or submission of bogus reports to residency departments.
- Fines doubled – for repeat offenders, up to Dh 50,000.