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Business Visa Application Requirements for a Saudi Arabia Visa

To visit the UAE, you will require a visa, along with your passport. However, for people from most countries around the world such as UK, USA, Schengen countries, etc, the visa is issued on arrival in the UAE. They do not have to apply for it before the arrival. The same goes for people belonging to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, etc. However, for the other countries, the permit has to be attained before traveling. The UAE visa is in the form of an e-visa, and as a result, is easier to obtain.

The process of obtaining a visa is quite different from other countries. To answer the question on how to apply for UAE visa, you will have to first understand that for normal passport holders, the UAE embassy does not issue this. The applications require you to have a sponsor and therefore, is done with the help of UAE based airlines, or a travel agency, or a hotel. These factions apply for a visa on your behalf to the official issuing authority in the UAE. Since the offline mode is no longer used, you will have to apply for UAE Visa online. The procedure is as follows –

  • Choose the method of application that is easier for you. While choosing travel agencies, ensure that they are well-reputed and genuine.
  • Now, determine the type of visa you require.
  • Once you do that, obtain the necessary documents as per your visa type.
  • Fill in the application form available at the airline websites, or at the travel agencies.
  • The necessary documents must be then uploaded to the respective online portals.
  • Proceed to pay the visa fees online.
  • Submit your application.

Your visa will start being processed now. Once your UAE Visa has been approved, you will receive it via email. Always ensure that you provide the correct details along with genuine documents. You may get a visa denial if your application is incorrect. This may cause you from not being able to apply for the visa in the future.

Please note that if you are flying to Dubai via their home-based airlines, you can apply through Dubai Visa Service Centres located all over India. If you are being sponsored by a relative or friend, they can apply for you at a visa issuing authority located in UAE. Diplomatic and special passport holders will have to apply through the UAE Embassy in India.

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