How To Apply For Dubai Visa From Pakistan

How To Apply For Dubai Visa From Pakistan

Update: Single Name Pakistani Passengers Banned From Entering UAE

Dubai is one of the most visited places on the planet. While some people visit Dubai frequently, there are many who are first-timers and do not know how to go about applying for a Dubai visa. People who are planning on visiting Dubai for the first time will find this guide helpful as it will answer most, if not all of their queries. 

Categories Of Dubai Visa From Pakistan

From Pakistan, people visit Dubai for a whole variety of reasons. And therefore, they need to apply for the right type of visa to enter their destination. 

Some of the visa types or categories are:

  • Visit visa
  • Work visa
  • Student visa
  • Transit visa

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Dubai Visit Visa From Pakistan

The following documents are required when applying for Dubai visit visa:

  1. Passport with a validity of at least six months 
  2. CNIC scanned copy
  3. Colored photographs
  4. Confirmed airline ticket
  5. Hotel booking or your sponsor’s Akama/emirates identification

Update: (Passport bearer’s full name, including first and last names must be mentioned. Previously, passport bearers with a Single Name were allowed)

What is the validity of a visit visa?

Single or multiple visit visa entries can be issued for the duration of 30 or 90 days. Recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has facilitated a 5-year visa which lets tourists enter multiple times and stay in the country for 90 days on a single visit. This time duration can be extended for another 90 days. Have a look at the dubai visa price (fee) for different types of visas:

In addition to the visit visa, there’s a work visa, which would require the following documents (you would notice that some of these documents are different from the visit visa documents).

Requirements For Work Visa

  1. Photo with white background
  2. Copy of passport which should be valid for six months
  3. Copy of educational certificates required for the job. The certificates should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan
  4. Medical fitness tests at government approved health centers in Dubai
  5. Photocopy of passport of the person sponsoring 
  6. Health insurance
  7. Offer letter of work
  8. Photocopy of the residency visa of the sponsor and the sponsored
  9. No objection certificate from the current workplace
  10. Contract signed by both parties “in Arabic”

Note: Your employer needs to apply for your work visa. The duration of a work visa depends upon the work duration mentioned on your employment contract.

Recent development

A person must have valid work visa, 5000 dirhams, and a return ticket while traveling to Dubai.

What is the validity of a work visa?

The validity of your work visa depends on the nature of your employment. It is issued for one, two or three years. 

After visit and work visas, you have the student visa. And these are its requirements:

Student Visa Requirements

  1. Admission letter
  2. Passing medical fitness test
  3. Students visa can be sponsored by either the university itself or a parent or relative
  4. Approval of the relevant General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

What is the validity of a student visa?

Student visas are given for a year and can be renewed for a similar period if an official proof of continuous study is issued by the concerned higher educational institution where the applicant is enrolled.

Transit Visa Requirements

Passengers traveling from Pakistan need a transit visa only if they plan to leave the airport or if their stay is longer than 24 hours. If you want a transit visa, you can either apply for a 48 hours visa or a 96 hours visa. 

48 Hours Visa:

Dubai Visa Price: At the time of writing, the average fee of a 48-hour visa was Rs.4,050.

In addition, you would need the following:

  • Passport
  • CNIC
  • Ticket for a third destination
  • Hotel booking

96 Hours Visa:

Dubai Visa Price: At the time of writing, the average fee of a 96-hour visa was Rs.9,700. 

In addition you would need the following:

  • CNIC
  • Passport
  • Ticket for a third destination
  • Hotel booking

Requirements Regarding Covid-19 For All Passengers

The requirements regarding Covid-19 keep changing, so it is recommended that you check with your service provider when you apply for a Dubai visa. 

Who can apply for Dubai visit visa on your behalf

  • Any approved airline
  • Three, four, and five-star hotels where you’ve booked to stay
  • Licensed tour operators or travel agents
  • Residents or friends who live in UAE
  • Organizations or companies 


Q: How to apply for a Dubai visa?

You can apply for your visa through travel agencies, approved airlines, hotels or tour operators. You can also be sponsored by a UAE company or resident. 

Q: What should I check before traveling to Dubai?

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months when you enter Dubai. 

Q: How to check Dubai visa status?

To track your visa application, you need to have the reference and application number. Ask your service provider to provide you the application and reference number when you submit your application. You can track your visa status through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (Vision eForm).

We hope you found this guide helpful. Let us know if you have any other questions you would want us to answer in this blog.

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