UAE Visa Information

Citizens of the following 33 countries are eligible to get a visa issued upon arrival and may leave and re-enter the UAE at any time.

  1. Andorra
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Brunei
  6. Canada
  7. Denmark
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Germany
  11. Greece
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Iceland
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Japan
  17. Liechtenstein
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Malaysia
  20. Morocco
  21. Netherlands (Holland)
  22. New Zealand
  23. Norway
  24. Portugal
  25. San Marino
  26. Singapore
  27. South Korea
  28. Spain
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. United Kingdom
  32. United States
  33. Vatican City

If your country is not on the list above, then there are two options you can chose to get a visa;

The first option is to send the following details to;

  1. A copy of your PhD Certificate.
  2. A copy of your passport. This has to be a coloured copy.
  3. A photograph of yourself. The photograph must be passport sized (45mm high and 35mm wide) and must also have a white background.

A letter from the conference committee will then be written which proves that you are listed as a presenter/delegate at the conference. Please Note: Your application is not guaranteed to be approved until feedback from the Immigration Office is received. The coordinator will do their best to facilitate the application for you. This option will cost you 2000 AED.

The second option is to book your flight through either Etihad airways or Emirates. By doing this, you can apply for your visa through the airline after you have booked your flight.

For information regarding applying for your visa after you have booked your flight with Etihad, use this link. You can apply online and the visa will cost a lot less than the first option but varies depending on your location and nationality.
For information regarding applying for your visa after you have booked your flight with Emirates, use this link.

If you require any more help on the matter then please contact either Christy Lynch or Elinor Jarobel..