After you get your UAE visa, there are possibilities that you may not recall the exact date your visa was authorized. So you will need to know how to check UAE visa status to see how long you have left before leaving.
Every person in the UAE has wondered at least once about their visa status. You may have found a website that claimed it could tell you your visa status.
However, the only real way to check UAE visa status online is from the official website of the UAE Federal Authority For Identity & Citizenship (ICA).
To check the validity of your UAE visa, you need your passport number. In this Dbd guide, we will show you how to check UAE visa status online through the ICA website in step-by-step instructions with screenshots.
Here is how to check UAE visa status using passport number
If you are trying to check your visa status, this means that you already have a passport. Your passport is a mandatory document to check your UAE visa status.
There is a slightly different procedure for GCC and non-GCC citizens for UAE visa status inquiry. So we have separated the process into two different sections.
See also: If you are looking to get citizenship in UAE, check out this Dbd guide on – How to get UAE citizenship.
How to check UAE visa status check for non-GCC citizens?
You can check your UAE visa status with the help of the following steps if you are a non-GCC citizen.
Step 2: Then, on the “Search by” field, choose “Passport Information.”
Step 3: After that, on the “Select the type” field, there are two options – “Residency” or “Visa.” If you are a resident, then select “Residency.” If you have a UAE visit visa, working visa, or any other type of temporary visa, then select “Visa.”
Step 4: Then scroll down and enter your “Passport number” and “Passport expiry date.” Click the calendar icon on the right and select the year, month, and day for the passport expiry date. Otherwise, you can also type the date in DD/MM/YY format.
Step 5: On the “Nationality” field, select your country with the help of drop-down menu.
Step 6: Then, Click on the “I’m not a robot” box and complete the captcha. Sometimes, it will show a green tick mark without solving the captcha.
Step 7: Then, Click on the “I’m not a robot” box and complete the captcha. Sometimes, it will show a green tick mark without solving the captcha.
Step 8: Lastly, Hit the “Search” button.
If everything you have entered on this page is correct, You will be given your visa status, including the date it will expire.
Learn more: If you are concerned about your overstay in the UAE, take a look at our Dbd guide on – How to check the overstay fine in UAE, where we have shared all the latest information.
See also: Check this Dbd guide on – UAE visa renewal, where we have shared a detailed process for both tourist visas and residency visas.
How to check UAE visa status online for GCC citizens?
You can check your UAE visa status with the help of following steps if you are a GCC citizen. The steps are almost similar to check the visa for non-GCC citizen.
Step 2: Then, check the box where it says “GCC Citizen.”
Step 3: After that, scroll down and enter your “Passport number” and “Passport expiry date.” Click the calendar icon on the right and select the year, month, and day for the passport expiry date. Or you can also type the date in DD/MM/YY format.
Step 4: On the “Nationality” field, choose your country from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Now, you must complete the captcha – click on the “I’m not a robot” box. Solve the captcha if it appears.
Step 6: At last, hit the “Search” button.
As soon as you hit the “Search” button, the page will show you all of your UAE visa information. It includes when your UAE visa expires.
See also: Check out this Dbd guide on – UAE Golden Visa, where we have shared all the detailed information about how to apply, requirements, fees, and more.
UAE visa validity
The Residency and Foreigners Affairs of the United Arab Emirates grants visas to millions yearly. The type of visa differs according to the reasons for staying in UAE.
The following are the validity periods of different types of visas that the UAE government grants:
Tourist visas are valid for 30 days or 90 days. There are also multiple-entry visas that are good for five years and allow visa holders to stay in the UAE for 90 days, but they can extend their stay by another 90 days. u.ae, “Tourist visa, … Continue reading
Entrepreneurs can apply for this visa to start businesses in UAE. Its validity is six months and can be converted to a residency permit eventually. u.ae, “Business Visa, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/types-of-visa/business-visa#:~:text=a%20six%2Dmonth%20visa%20to%20enter%20the%20UAE”
People over 18 are eligible for student visas if they wish to study in UAE. They get a one-year visa at first, which may be extended if they provide evidence of continuing their studies. u.ae, “Student visa, … Continue reading
Retired people of age 55 or above can apply for a 5-year retirement visa. This visa can also be extended.
However, to get this visa, applicants need to invest at least AED 2 million in a property, have AED 1 million in savings, and AED 20,000 per month active income source to be eligible. u.ae, “Retirement visa, … Continue reading
Remote work visa
If you want to stay in UAE while working remotely for a company outside the UAE, you can apply for a 1-year remote work visa. For this, you must show an active income of USD 5,000 per month, a one-year employment contract, and salary statements for the last month & upcoming three months. u.ae, “Remote work visa, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/types-of-visa/remote-work-visas#:~:text=If%20you%20are%20an%20employee%2C%20you%20need%20to”
eVisa for GCC residents only
An eVisa is available to the residents of GCC (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain) only. They can apply for it online and get a 30-day visa that can be extended for another 30 days. u.ae, “eVisa for GCC residents, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/types-of-visa/evisa-for-gcc-residents”
Related info: Want to get updated about the latest services offered by ICA in UAE? Read our Dbd guide on – ICA services in UAE.
FAQs about UAE visa status
These are some of the most frequently asked questions about the UAE visa status
Can you check UAE visa status with your passport number?
Yes, you can check the status of your UAE visa using the passport number. You can do so by visiting the official website of the UAE ICA and entering your passport number. Hence, in just two minutes, you can determine whether your visa is still valid or not.
Can you check UAE visa status without a passport number?
You need a passport number to check your visa status in UAE if you are not a GCC citizen. Only non-GCC citizens can check UAE visa status without a passport number. Alternatively, they can check the status with an Emirates unified number, file number, or Emirates ID number.
We hope you have now figured out how to check UAE visa status online.
Each year, millions of visas are granted. That’s why contacting the Residency, and Foreign Affairs office in Dubai can be lengthy if you want to inquire about your UAE visa status.
So, we recommend that you follow this easy method online. The online portal only takes a few minutes and very little information to check visa status online. It is easier than signing up for an online service.
About the author
Sarika Patel is an experienced immigration expert with a Master's degree in Law from the University of Dubai. For the last two decades, she has been living in Dubai, and throughout this time, her focus has been on providing helpful information and advice to those seeking to immigrate or gain a visa in Dubai. Sarika is passionate about helping people navigate the often complex and confusing world of immigration, visa rules, and laws in the UAE.
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