Dubai residents can now sponsor friends, family for 90 days

Dubai residents can now sponsor friends, family for 90 days

UAE residents can now apply for a 90-day single or multiple-entry visit visa for their friends or family members through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP).

To apply for the visa, residents can use one of three channels: the ICP Smart Services website, the ICP mobile app ‘UAEICP’, or an authorized typing center. Required documents include a recent passport-sized photo, proof of kinship (if applicable), a copy of the visitor’s valid passport, a copy of the resident’s Emirates ID, proof of residence for the visitor, and a copy of the return ticket.

The visa cost is estimated to be around AED 1,575, which includes a security deposit, request and issue fees, e-services fees, ICP fees, and smart services fees.

To apply for the visa through the ICP Smart Services platform, residents can log in using their UAE Pass or ICP online account, select their Emirate’s ICP department, search for ‘Visit Visa for Friend or Relative 90 Days (Single Entry) – Issue’, fill out the application and upload the required documents, and pay the service fee using a credit or debit card.

Once approved, residents will receive an e-visa via email within 2-5 business days.

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