How to Check UAE Visa Status

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UAE Visa - An Overview

Foreign travellers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must apply for and obtain a visa before their arrival unless they belong to one of the visa-free countries or are eligible to get a visa on arrival in the Emirates. A UAE visa is a legal permit to live, work, study, or travel anywhere in the UAE.

Types of UAE Visas

The UAE has two main categories of visas with different criteria and procedures. There are different sub-categories within these two primary categories.

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Entry Permit for Short-Term Visits:

Tourist Visa

5-Year Multiple Entry Visa

GCC Visa for UAE Residents

UAE Job Seeker Visa

Transit Visa

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Residence Visas for Long-Term Stay

Investor Visa

Student Visa

Retirement Visa

How to Check the UAE Visa Status Online?

A visa is an extremely important document for expatriates residing in the UAE. The government has simplified the process to help the residents access all visa-related services from the comfort of their homes. 


The following details are required to check your UAE visa status online.

Passport number with details

Visa application reference number

Email address

Login details

How to Check the UAE Visa Status by Passport Number?

You can check the UAE visa status online using the passport number by following these :

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Step 1

Go to the ICP Smart Services portal.

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Step 2

Select the option ‘Change Language’ and click on English

Click on the ‘Passport Information’ tab

Select ‘Visa’ or ‘Residency’, depending on your visa type

Enter your passport number and passport expiry date (UAE residents can also enter their Emirates ID number)

Select your nationality from the dropdown menu

Check the captcha checkbox before you click on the search tab

Click on ‘Submit’

The complete visa details, along with the expiry date, will be displayed if you provide the correct information. It is also important that you renew your visa before its expiry.

How to Check the UAE Visa Status With Passport Number Offline?

There is a convenient way for people who prefer the traditional offline method. They can check their UAE visa status with their passport number by calling 600-522-222. 

If your visa is Dubai-based, you can check the visa status by calling Amer Centre at 800-5111. If you are calling from outside the country, the contact number is +971-4-313-9999.

How To Check Your Dubai Visa Validity Online (Issuance & Expiry Date)?

The UAE visa validity check can be made directly on the entry permit that you receive. You get both single and multiple-entry visas in the UAE. The validity of these visas ranges between 48 hours for a transit visa to 5-10 years for long-term residence visas.

If you are a UAE resident living in the country, please contact Amer service on the toll-free number 800 5111 to check the validity of a Dubai-based visa.

If you are staying outside the UAE, please call Amer on the toll-free number +9714-313-9999. You can also call the toll-free number 600522222 to enquire about visa types, issuance, and validity.

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The insurance provider also provides assistance in getting a new passport and other travel documents if you lose them while travelling abroad.

Frequently Asked Questions on How to Check Your UAE Visa Status

You need the details of your visa application number and reference number to check the status online. These details are given by the service provider to whom you submit your visa application.

You will be notified through an email by the UAE immigration authorities to inform whether your visa application has been approved or rejected. You can also check the Dubai visa status online.

Yes. You can reapply if your visa application has been rejected for some reason. But if you have appealed against the Embassy’s decision to reject your visa application, you will have to wait until they respond.

Disclaimer: The nations, visa costs, and other information presented here are derived from a variety of sources. This is not a recommendation or promotion from Prominent Insurance Brokers. Before purchasing your tickets or requesting a visa, please confirm the same.