The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in the UAE has allowed foreigners to apply for a five-year tourist visa.
The authority has set four requirements for it: a bank statement for the last six months with a balance of (4000) dollars or its equivalent in foreign currencies in the past six months, health insurance, a copy of the passport and a color photograph.
The authority said that this tourist visa is available to individuals of all nationalities, according to which the individual obtains an entry permit for several trips for a period of five years, provided that he stays in the country for a period not exceeding 90 days in one year – the calculation of the year (first, second until fifth) starts from the date of The first entry to the country using this visa, and if a person wishes to extend the annual stay in the country for more than 90 days and for a period not exceeding 180 days, he can submit a request to extend the period of stay inside the Emirates, according to Emirates Today newspaper..
She called on applicants for this visa on its website to ensure that the data is correct while filling in all the fields, especially the profession, the name of the mother, the phones used, the email if any, and the address, knowing that the transaction will be rejected if an error is discovered in those fields..
The Emirates Smart Government said through its electronic portal that the UAE government has introduced a system of multi-entry tourist visas for all nationalities, providing all necessary facilities for visitors and tourists, and supporting the tourism sector in the country, thus enhancing its position as one of the best tourist destinations in the world, where visas will be without a guarantor. It has multiple trips and has a validity period of five years that allows its holder to stay in the country each time for 90 days, which can be extended for a similar period..
The authority indicated that the UAE issues single or multiple-entry tourist visas, where the short-term tourist visa allows staying in the country 30 days, while the long-term tourist visa allows 90 days, and the single tourist visa can be extended twice without the need to leave the country.
She cautioned when applying for a tourist visa to the UAE, that there are some individuals who do not need it if they are nationalities eligible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival in the UAE, or to enter without a visa at all..
She pointed out that according to the decision of the Council of Ministers in July 2018, tourists are allowed to obtain a fee-free entry visa for their children under the age of 18, and the fee waiver period only applies during the summer vacation period from July 15 to September 15 of each year..
The authority pointed out that, according to the latest update, a tourist visa can be issued without a guarantor and a multi-entry visa with a validity period of five years, allowing its holder to stay in the country each time for 90 days, extendable for a similar period..