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UAE Extends Suspension of Entry for Valid Visa Holders Abroad

The United Arab Emirates have decided to extend the suspension of entry of valid visa holders who are outside the country, for at least an additional 14 days. According to the statement, the two weeks period will start on Tuesday and could be renewed conforming to new updates of COVID-19, VisaGuide.World reports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the International Cooperation, advised citizens who currently are outside of the UAE with valid UAE residency visas [...]

Coronavirus: UAE Makes It Easier For International Workers to Renew Visas

International workers in the United Arab Emirates will be able to renew their work visas without the usual mandatory medical tests. The announcement came after the UAE closed down its medical fitness centres as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), along with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP,) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) announced on Wednesday, March 25 that work [...]

Coronavirus: Who Can Still Enter Dubai With a Visa On Arrival?

Starting from March 17, you can no longer get an entry visa for Dubai or any other Emirate of the UAE, due to the current Coronavirus outbreak that has spread worldwide. The decision came from the UEA General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in an attempt to stop the further spread of the coronavirus. However, according to the Dubai Airport website, this decision does not include the holders of diplomatic passports or anyone whose visa was [...]

Dominica Establishes Visa-Free Entry for Emiratis

Citizens of the United Arab Emirates will be eligible to travel to the Commonwealth of Dominica without any visa requirement, the Dominican government has announced. The decision came after the opening of the Embassy of Dominica in Abu Dhabi last month, VisaGuide.World reports. Dominican citizens with ordinary passports can obtain their e-visas for entering to Emirates through the UAE official website, while the holders of Dominican diplomatic passports will be granted UAE visas upon arrival. “[This decision [...]

By |2020-03-02T10:47:40+02:00March 2nd, 2020|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

UAE Passport Remains the Historic Success Story of Henley Passport Index

The passport of the United Arab Emirates has once again proved to be the most improved passport in the world in the last ten years, becoming one of the best passports to have in 2020, among renowned Asian and European passports. According to the Henley Passport Index, a ranking of the passports of 199 countries, published by Henley & Partners, a firm focused on residence and citizenship planning, the UAE passport as one of the most powerful [...]

By |2020-01-22T13:52:15+02:00January 20th, 2020|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

UAE to Launch Five-Year Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

Tourists of all nationalities in need of a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa valid for five years, as the Arab country moves on to boost tourism and income from this industry. First announced in October 2018, the decision to extend the validity of these visas was taken during the first meeting of the UAE Cabinet in 2020 known as the Year of Preparation, meant to [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:16:04+02:00January 16th, 2020|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

Emiratis Can Now Travel to India with a Visa-On-Arrival

Passport holders of United Arab Emirates can now travel to India by only obtaining a visa-on-arrival at an Indian airport, thus becoming the third country, after Japan and South Korea the citizens of which are privileged with such a traveling facility. On Sunday, November 17, India has decided to grant Emiratis with the possibility of entering the country with a visa-on-arrival, in a bid to boost people-to-people contacts and trade relations in addition to strategic ties between [...]

By |2019-11-18T18:41:36+02:00November 18th, 2019|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

UAE Jumps Five Positions Up in the List of World’s Most Powerful Passports – Now Listed 15th

The United Arab Emirates passport is now the 15th most powerful passport to have in the world out of 102 positions occupied by 199 world passports, as often several countries share the same spot. The UAE passport has made the most drastic jump, climbing up the list from 20th to the 15th place, after it gained visa-free access to a number of African countries, including South Africa. Its nationals can now travel to 172 destinations out of [...]

By |2019-10-02T16:58:24+02:00October 2nd, 2019|United Arab Emirates Visa/Passport News|

UAE Passport Is the Biggest Passport Index Climber in 10 years

The United Arab Emirates has taken the biggest steps in the Henley Passport Index in the last 10 years, with its citizens being able to visit 167 countries visa-free or with an e-visa or visa-on-arrival in 2019. From the 61st position in 2009, the UAE passport is now listed in the 20th place. According to the Henley Passport Index, a ranking of the passports of 199 countries, published by Henley & Partners, a firm focused on residence [...]

Russia Grants UAE Nationals with Visa-Free Entry

The Russian Federation has waived nationals of the United Arab Emigrated from the entry visa requirement.  According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation starting February 17 this year, holders of UAE ordinary passports will be able to fly to Russia without the need of obtaining a visa in advance. "The decision was issued as part of an agreement that was signed in Kazan, Russia, with the attendance of H.H. Sheikh [...]