UK Tourist Visa

UK Tourist Visa from Dubai The United Kingdom has now eased almost all Covid-19 restrictions for travellers, including the need to complete a UK passenger locator form, and Covid-19 PCR test and quarantine requirements, irrespective of the vaccination status of the travellers. Therefore, travellers from Dubai & the UAE can now travel to the UK without any stringent entry restrictions.

Do Dubai & UAE residents need a UK tourist visa to the UK?

According to a directive from the United Kingdom home office, from 2023 UAE nationals will no longer need a UK Tourist Visa to enter the Kingdom.

As of now, since the UAE does not fall under countries eligible for visa-free services upon arrival in the UK, travellers from the UAE and Dubai to the UK must have a valid visa document for entry to the UK.

The UAE and Dubai residents can apply for the Standard Visitor Visa to visit or the UK Tourist Visa for tourism, as well as business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other purposes. You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months. However, you might be able to apply to stay for longer in certain circumstances, such as for medical treatment purposes.

Types of UK tourist visas available for Dubai & UAE residents

The short-term standard visitor visa

Residents from the UAE and Dubai can apply for the Standard Visitor Visa to visit the UK as a Standard Visitor for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities, including:

  • for tourism, for example on a holiday or vacation

  • to see your family or friends

  • to volunteer for up to 30 days with a registered charity

  • to pass through the UK to another country (‘in transit’)

  • for certain business activities.

  • to take part in a school exchange programme.

  • to do a recreational course of up to 30 days.

  • to study, do a placement or take an exam

  • as an academic, senior doctor or dentist

  • for medical reasons

You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months. However, you might be able to apply to stay for longer in certain circumstances, such as for medical treatment purposes.

The long-term standard visitor visa

Residents from UAE and Dubai can also apply for a long-term Standard Visitor Visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years if they need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit. If you’re under 18 years old when you apply, your long-term Standard Visitor visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18. You cannot get a refund on the fee.

The UK tourist visa from Dubai & UAE requirements

The following are some of the requirements that have to be met while applying for a Standard Visitor Visa or the UK Tourist Visa in UAE and Dubai:

  • A passport or travel document to enter the UK, that should be valid for the whole of your stay in the UK. Additionally, there must be a blank page in your passport for your Standard Visitor visa.

  • You must be able to show that:

  • you’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit

  • you’re able to support yourself and your dependents during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)

  • you’re able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)

  • you’ll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home

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60-Day Tourist Visa

The UAE 60-day tourist visa resumed

UAE 60-day tourist visa : As confirmed by the travel agents, the issuance of the 60-day visit visa to the UAE has been resumed. This move comes as a part of the UAE’s new visa rules or the Advanced Visa System that has been in effect since 3 October 2022.

The Advanced Visa System introduced one of the UAE’s most extensive residency and entry permit reforms. Furthermore, the authorities in the UAE announced in early April that all entry visas are valid for 60 days.

Moreover, the UAE has also introduced a five-year multi-entry tourist visa that does not require a sponsor and allows the visitors to stay in the UAE for up to 90 days, and it may be extended for a similar period, provided that the entire period of stay does not exceed 180 days in one year.

Do I need a 60-day tourist visa to enter the UAE?

You would require a tourist visa to enter the UAE if you’re not from the list of countries available for the visa-on-arrival scheme.

In principle, the tourist visa is obtainable by eligible tourists worldwide. However, as per the UAE’s official government portal, female travellers below 18 are not eligible to apply for this visa unless they travel with their parents.

Also, children under 18 and accompanying adults are eligible for a free visa for visits made between 15 July and 15 September each year.

UAE visa on arrival

Passengers travelling to the UAE can now receive their visa on arrival at the immigration counter when they arrive from these 70 countries. Travellers from these specified countries need only to make their way to immigration to receive a visa upon arrival in the UAE.

UAE 60-day tourist visa requirements

According to the new UAE visa rules, there are no pre-requisite requirements to apply for the UAE 60-day tourist visa. Moreover, applying for entry visas no longer requires a host or sponsor.

However, the following documents are generally required:

  • 6×6 cm photograph in colour (minimum of 600×600 pixels) with a white background (at least 80 percent of your face must be visible)

  • A colour copy of your passport showing your full name, nationality, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue and expiry, name of father/legal guardian, and the name of your mother

  • Valid passport with at least six months validity at the time of travel

  • A copy of the flight ticket of your preferred airline

  • For nationals of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan, a national ID is also required

Please note that depending on the airline, minors and children under the age of 18 may be required to present additional documents such as birth certificates and photo IDs of parents or husband.

UAE 60-day tourist visa validity period

As the name suggests the UAE tourist visa will now be valid for 60 days, instead of the previous 30 days, thereby allowing visitors to spend a longer vacation in the UAE without the need of leaving the country within 30 days. Additionally, it will also offer visitors moving over to the UAE a longer period of time to arrange for their work or residency visa.

Moreover, as per UAE’s new visa scheme, all entry visas will now be available for single or multiple entries and will be valid for 60 days from their date of issuance. They can also be renewed for similar periods of another 60 days.

Applying for the UAE 60-day tourist visa

The UAE 60 days tourist visas are not directly issued to travellers. To obtain one, you would need to apply in advance through the approved airlines, hotels, travel agencies or tour operators.

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Airport to Airport visa change

Airport to Airport visa change : When your UAE tourist visa is about to get over, you might want to stay on even after your visa period comes to an end. Most visitors don’t want to travel back to their home country to get an extension. You can change your visa to another tourist/ employment visa.With the airport to airport visa change, you have the option of extending your UAE visa by exiting to a neighboring country ( Muscat, Oman) for a few hours and flying back to the UAE. It is a relatively simple process, and it will save you time and money.

Airport to Airport visa change

The process for Airport to airport visa change by muscat is easy. You can follow the schedule which is mentioned below and book now. Airport to airport visa change is now possible only through Dubai airport. The applicant will exit and inform us and we will apply their visa in urgent basis and get the visa approved the same day. The applicant will travel to neighbouring country and come back and wait in Dubai airport for their new visa. We also have muscat visa change by air, wherein applicant can stay in muscat for a day in hotel and come back the next day. This is a newly introduced package. Please follow the link if you wish to opt for muscat visa change by air Gatewayz .

We request you to check the availability for A2A few days before your last day so that your slots are well booked before your last date. We try to keep the slots updating everyday so that applicants are aware if the next possible airport to airport slots and can fill the form and our agent will be in touch with you shortly with the confirmation.

Required Documents for Airport to Airport visa change

  • Passport copy (6 months validity).

  • Passport size photo.

  • Old visa copy or File number.

  • white background passport size photo.

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Philippines Visa

Philippines Visa : The Philippines has opened its border to tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of its natural landscape or simply to have a view of its numerous historical sites. The Philippine authorities have provided visa on arrival (VoA) facilities for eligible countries in order to ensure a seamless entry procedure.

Philippines visa on arrival countries

Philippines Visa More than 150 nationals around the world are eligible to apply for a Philippines visa on arrival. All the visitors need to do is bring all the required documents and submit them when they arrive in the Philippines, along with the visa payment.

The following is the list of countries eligible for a Philippine visa on arrival:

  • Andorra

  • Angola

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Bahamas

  • Bahrain

  • Barbados

  • Belgium

  • Beliz

  • Benin

  • Bhutan

  • Bolivia

  • Botswana

  • Brazil*

  • Brunei Darussalam

  • Bulgaria

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burundi

  • Cambodia

  • Cameroon

  • Canada

  • Cape Verde

  • Central African Republic

  • Chad

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Comoros

  • Congo

  • Costa Rica

  • Cote d’Ivoir

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Denmark

  • Djibouti

  • Dominica

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • El Salvador

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • Eritrea

  • Estonia

  • Ethiopia

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • France

  • Gabon

  • Gambia

  • Germany

  • Ghana

  • Greece

  • Grenada

  • Guatemala

  • Guinea

  • Guinea Bissau

  • Guyana

  • Haiti

  • Honduras

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Indonesia

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kenya

  • Kiribati

  • Kuwait

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Latvia

  • Lesotho

  • Liberia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Madagascar

  • Malawi

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mali

  • Malta

  • Marshall Islands

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius

  • Mexico

  • Micronesia

  • Monaco

  • Mongolia

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique

  • Myanmar

  • Namibia

  • Nepal

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Nicaragua

  • Niger

  • Norway

  • Oman

  • Palau

  • Panama

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Republic of Korea

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Rwanda

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Samoa

  • San Marino

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal

  • Seychelles

  • Singapore

  • Slovak Republic

  • Slovenia

  • Solomon Islands

  • South Africa

  • Spain

  • Suriname

  • Swaziland

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Tajikistan

  • Thailand

  • Togo

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Tunisia

  • Turkey

  • Turkmenistan

  • Tuvalu

  • Uganda

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • United Republic of Tanzania

  • United States of America

  • Uruguay

  • Uzbekistan

  • Vanuatu

  • Vatican

  • Venezuela

  • Vietnam

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

Philippines visa on arrival requirements

Before flying to the Philippines, visitors must prepare all the required documents below:

  • a filled out Philippines Visa on arrival application form

  • a passport with at least six (6) months of validity

  • a return ticket or a ticket for the onward destination

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate recognised under existing IATF regulations (WHO International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis, VaxCertPH, or National digital certificate issued by a foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement)

  • a pre-departure RT-PCR/ART negative test result, unless they belong to one of these categories:

    • foreign nationals older than 18 who have had at least one (1) COVID-19 booster dose and the primary series vaccination

    • foreign nationals 12 to 17 years old who have received the whole primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination

    • foreign nationals younger than 12 who are traveling with a parent or guardian who has received the whole main series and one booster shot

    • a QR code received after registering through the eTravel platform at least 72 hours before arrival in the Philippines

Upon arriving in the Philippines, travelers can get in line and apply for a Philippine on arrival visa.

Philippines visa on arrival validity
Passport holders from most of the listed countries above can stay up to 30 days in the Philippines. However, visitors with the following passports are given exception:

Brazilian passport holders are given permission to stay up to 59 days according to the current agreement.
Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) and Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport holders are allowed to stay up to 14 days.
Macau-Portuguese and Hong Kong British passport holders are allowed to stay up to 7 days.