Dubai offers different kinds of visas depending upon the duration of your stay and the purpose of your visit. If you are heading to Dubai for work you will need a Dubai business Visa and if you are heading there for leisure, you will have to apply for Dubai tourist Visa. The documents required will vary depending upon your visa requirement. There are essentially four types of Dubai Visa. Let us look at the different visas and how to apply Dubai Visa.
If you are heading to Dubai to set up a business or invest in an already existing business, the Emirate offers a 10-year stay. The minimum investment required is US$ 2.7 million. You can either set-up your own start-up or you may choose to invest the same amount in an already existing business. The visa includes spouse, children, one business advisor, one executive director as well as the business partners. You can also obtain a visa for a 5-yeat stay if you invest US$ 1.4 million in property. The only conditions are that you cannot take a loan to buy the property and you cannot resell the property before the period of three years.
If you are travelling to another country and Dubai happens to be a pit-stop, you will be required to obtain a Dubai transit Visa. The duration of your stay cannot exceed 96 hours and the visa is valid only for a period of 14 days from the date of issue. It takes 4-5 days for the visa to be issued from the date of submission of documents.
Heading to Dubai for a vacation, you will have to apply for Dubai tourist Visa. Dubai tourist Visa for Indians can be obtained for a 30-day stay or a 90-day stay. The 30-day visas are single entry visas and take up to 5 days to process. For the 90-day visa you can apply for single entry or multiple entries depending upon your requirement. Dubai Visa on arrival for Indians can only be obtained if you have a valid US or UK visa.
If you wish to join a company based in Dubai as an employee, you will have to apply for work visa. This visa can only be issued to your employer or your sponsor on your behalf. Alternatively, you apply for a 60-day work visa that will enable you to enter UAE and begin work immediately. However, you must apply and obtain an employment and residency visa through your employer. The validity of such a visa is generally two years.