UAE’s Visa Fee Increased. Here’s What You Need To Know

The express 96-hour transit visa has been increased to $83.65, and the transit visa fee has been increased from $40.55 to $59.57 by the United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities.

Arabian Business says that a service provider company called VFS Global recently issued a statement informing applicants of the new changes.

VFS issued a statement that read,

Kindly note with immediate effective 96 hrs visa fees has been changed/increased by UAE immigration”.

Some people will have to pay a security deposit that can be refunded, and the applicant will get their money back. The client will receive a refund of approximately $272,5 plus taxes, and their exit will be recorded in the system.

A 96-hour transit visa with no deposits and a $22.52 service fee costs $33. Additionally, incidental costs may amount to $4.05. Then again, an express 96-hour visa has a help expense costs $42.92 and coincidental charges of around $7.73.

Additionally, visa fees that require a deposit will cost $394.03 for a 96-hour travel visa, with a security store of €272.50 and coincidental charges of $55.07. Similar to the other, the express 96-hour visa costs $418.22, and the security deposit is $272.50. The incidental fees, on the other hand, for express visas are $58.76.

The system makes the selection of the visa category and calculates the visa fee based on the visa category and the applicant’s country of residence automatically.

Those who are scheduled to fly within the next 48 to 96 hours are free from receiving UAE Tourist Visas or UAE Visa on Arrival. A Transit Visa for the United Arab Emirates is not available to citizens of Somalia, Iraq, Niger, Afghanistan, or Yemen.

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To enter Dubai and the other Emirates, citizens of Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia do not require a UAE Transit Visa; Mexican citizens can enter the Emirates without a visa for up to 180 days.

Additionally, citizens of several nations, including Honduras, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, all of which are members of the European Union.

On the other hand, citizens of Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Nauru, Paraguay, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, and Uruguay can enter the UAE without a visa for up to 90 days.

Nationals of China, Japan, Macau, and Ukraine can enter the Emirates without a visa for up to 30 days, and 22 nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, can enter the Emirates with a visa-on-arrival.

According to Passport Index by VisaWorld.Guide, the UAE passport is ranked 26th globally with a score of 86.92 out of 100. It allows its citizens to travel to 130 countries without a visa, enter five countries with an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), and travel without a passport to five other countries.

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