Price For Visas and Emirates ID Increased By 100 AED, Confirms UAE Authority

The UAE Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) has confirmed that their services will have an increase in price by 100 AED. This fee increase will apply to Dubai or Dubai tourist visas, residence visas, and Emirates IDs. This change took effect on January 19, 2023, and will apply to all individuals applying for or renewing their Dubai visas and Emirates IDs.

What is the purpose of Emirates ID?

  • The Emirates ID is an important document for all residents in the UAE. It serves as both a national identification card and a residence permit. The card is used for various purposes, including accessing government services, opening new bank accounts, and conducting financial transactions. Recently, the UAE immigration authority eliminated visa stamping on passports for residents. This change means that the Emirates ID will now be the expatriates' primary proof of residence.

Choosing the Dubai visit visa that suits your travel

  • On the other hand, a Dubai visit visa or Dubai tourist visa is required for non-residents who wish to enter and stay in the UAE for a certain period. Dubai visit visa is issued to people who want to visit the country for tourism, business meetings, or visiting family members. The type of Dubai visit visa you require will solely depend on the purpose of your visit. Depending on it, you can choose from a 7-day Dubai visit visa, a 14-day Dubai visit visa, a 30-day single entry visit visa, a 60-day single entry visit visa, a 30-day multiple entry visa, a 60-day multiple entry visa, a 60-day job seeker visa, or a Dubai transit visa.

  • This is the most recent change in the series of modifications to the UAE's visa and residency system. Previously, the UAE immigration authorities also scrapped the COVID-era rules. Renewing the Dubai visit visa without exiting the country is no longer an option as the pre-COVID measures have been restored. Dubai visit visa holders will now have to exit the country to renew their visa and return with a new one.


  • The UAE government has announced a 100 AED increase in the fees for visit visas and Emirates ID. This change will go into effect on January 19, 2023, and will apply to anyone applying for or renewing a visa or Emirates ID.

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