Individuals who are citizens or residents of GCC countries can travel to Dubai with an entry permit that is valid for 30 days and can extend once additional for 30 days. If you are looking for information on how to apply for a Dubai entry permit for GCC residents, you have come to the right spot.
Can GCC residents get visa on arrival in Dubai?
GCC citizens can obtain a visit or tourist visa upon arrival at Dubai International Airport. However, non-GCC foreign nationals who reside in Gulf Cooperation Council countries must obtain an entry permit before entering Dubai.
If you are a foreign national residing in a Gulf Cooperation Council country and sponsored by a UAE resident or business, you may enter the UAE with a free visa and stay for a maximum of 30 days.
If you do not have sponsorship from a UAE national, resident, or business, you will need to obtain an entry visa. There are several channels available for applying for this visa. In this post, we will discuss how to apply for a Dubai GCC entry permit using the online method.
The criteria for GCC residents to get an entry visa
1. The foreigner must have a valid residence permit for at least a year.
2. No restrictions that prevent the traveler from entering the country should exist.
3. The work or residency card needs to include the profession.
Dubai visa requirements for GCC residents
- The original passport.
- The original residence permit was issued by a GCC country.
- A civil or labor card.
Dubai visas for GCC residents cost
The cost of the Dubai visa for GCC residents is 250 dirhams plus VAT (5%).
How do apply for Dubai GCC entry permit?
For those who are planning to visit Dubai, it is possible to apply for a Dubai GCC entry permit through the GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs) website, as well as their official application.
To apply for the entry visa, please click on this direct link that will take you to the GDRFA website. From there,
1st Step Create an Account: You can either create a new user account by selecting the “Individual” option or use the UAE Pass to directly log in if you are already a user of it.
2nd Step Fill out the form: Once you have logged in to your account, you will need to fill out the online form with your personal information.
3rd Step Attach Documents: As part of the application process, you will be required to upload several documents, including a copy of your passport, residency permit of a GCC country, and a labor card or work permit issued by one of the GCC countries.
4th step pays the fee: Once you have completed the form and uploaded the necessary documents, you will need to pay the associated fee of AED 250 along with an additional 5% tax.
5th step submits the application: Before submitting your application for the UAE entry permit as a GCC resident, it is important to double-check all the details and attached files to ensure their accuracy.
Once you have verified that everything is in order, you can check the “I am not a robot” box and submit your application.
As per GDRFA guidelines, if your application for the entry permit is approved, you will receive the visa via email within 48 hours. Additionally, you can track the status of your application online by using this link.