The process for obtaining tourist visas in the UAE has been updated, with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP) now allowing families to apply for a multiple-entry visa as a group. Previously, family members had to apply individually, which was a cumbersome process as the same set of documents had to be submitted for each person. With the new process, families can apply together, streamlining the procedure. One Dubai resident who previously had to file separate applications for his parents confirmed that the new system is now in place.
The multiple-entry visa is valid for five years and is issued to families with children under the age of 18. Beneficiaries can stay in the UAE for up to 90 days at a time, with the option to extend for an additional 180 days during the year. This visa has been in high demand, with many families eager to take advantage of the new system. However, it is worth noting that travel agencies do not have a role in this process, and applicants are advised to apply for the visa directly on the ICP website.
According to a travel agent who wished to remain anonymous, the ICP is providing this service to applicants without requiring a sponsor in the UAE. He also advised applicants to apply directly on the ICP website rather than through an agent since travel agencies do not have a quota or any special role in this type of visa.
The new process has been welcomed by families who have found the previous system to be time-consuming and inconvenient. With the ability to apply as a group, families no longer have to submit multiple applications and supporting documents. This new system will save time and effort for families who want to visit the UAE together.
The introduction of this new visa system is a positive step for tourism in the UAE, as it will encourage families to visit the country. With the ability to stay for up to 90 days at a time and the option to extend their stay, families can now plan longer trips and explore the UAE more thoroughly. This will not only benefit the tourism industry but will also provide opportunities for families to experience the culture and attractions of the UAE.
The new process for obtaining a multiple-entry tourist visa for families in the UAE is a welcome change. Families no longer have to go through a cumbersome process of submitting separate applications for each family member, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient. With the new system in place, families can apply as a group, saving time and effort. This new visa system will encourage families to visit the UAE and stay for longer periods, benefiting both the tourism industry and families who want to explore the country’s culture and attractions.