UAE New Visa Rules: Some Applicants Now Require a Disease-Free Certificate – travelobiz

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As you may be aware, the UAE has recently implemented a new Advanced Visa System that will have a significant impact on both international tourists and those wishing to work or live in the UAE.

UAE has added a 10-year extended golden visa programme, a five-year skilled worker residency programme, and a new multiple-entry tourist visa that permits visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days under the new visa regulations.

Disease-Free Certificate for Visa-Free Entry

However, the new visa rules have also come with new requirements for travellers;

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Port Security has mandated that a disease-free certificate be presented as one of the requirements for issuing entry permits to nationals of certain countries who are exempt from applying for a visa before visiting the UAE.

This is in addition to the previously stated requirements of an original passport and a coloured personal photo.

  • Original Passport
  • A Colored Personal Photo
  • A Disease-Free Certificate

The authority stated that the mandatory and optional documents may differ depending on the information provided in the visa application.

According to the authority’s website, the procedure for issuing entry permits to the UAE is carried out through various channels.

  • The authority’s website
  • smart application
  • Customer Happiness Centres,
  • Authorised typing office

The authorities also advised travellers to check the list of nationalities that do not need to make advance arrangements to obtain a visa by visiting the link Dubai Visa Guide | Dubai Tourist Visa Requirements | Visit Dubai.


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