Procedure for Applying UAE Tourist Visit Visa from Ottawa

Embassy of the Republic of U.A.E is based on Boteler Street near Cathcart Park and provides help and support to those Canadians who wish to obtain visas to UAE. When it comes to tourist visit visa, there are many countries that lie in the list of visa exempted nations. The nationals of these countries can enter into U.A.E with only valid passport. But all other tourists looking to make visit in U.A.E should know the procedure and steps need to follow while lodging visa application.

U.A.E Embassy in Ottawa

Address: 125 Boteler St, Ottawa, ON K1N 0A4, Canada View Map
+1 613 565 7272
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    Visa Exempted Countries

    If you're national of any of country that lies in European Union, Oceania, United States or Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia & Singapore, you won't require visa to enter to UAE for a stay up to 30 days. In case if the visit is supposed to be prolonged or you're a national of a country other than the ones mentioned above, you must have visit visa to enter UAE.

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    Visa application Form

    You can ask the consular section of the Embassy for application form on your visit to the Embassy or else, download it from the official website of the Embassy. Download UAE Visa Application Form.

    You also need to send another form with the application form. Click to Download Attachment Form.

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    Visa Requirements

    You need to fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for the Visa:

    a)      You should have valid passport with at least six months to expiry,
    b)      Two passport sized photographs,
    c)       Visa fee,
    d)      Bank statement,
    e)      Travel itinerary,
    f)       Hotel booking.

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    Visa Fee

    Visa fee for tourist visa varies and depends up on the intended duration of your stay. Fee can only be submitted in the form of Money Order, Certified Cheque, or Banker’s Draft. Money Orders are made payable to the “U.A.E Embassy in Ottawa”.

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    Submission of Application Form

    Application can be submitted in person or by post to the U.A.E Embassy in Ottawa. You should use registered mail, if you want to submit it by post. Ideally the application should be submitted at least six months before the intended date of departure.

    Click to Locate Nearest Post Office.

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    Processing Time and Collection of Visa

    All applications take up to ten working days. However, you should make sure exact days of visa application processing with the Embassy before going to take your visa back.  Your visa can also be sent back to you by post, if you submit it by postal service. However, you should send prepaid, self-addressed, stamped return envelope with your application to receive visa by post.

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    Check List

    Following points  should be checked before submission of application:

    a)      Completed application form,
    b)      Visa fee,
    c)       Valid passport,
    d)      Bank statement,
    e)      Travel itinerary,
    f)       Hotel booking
    g)      Prepaid, self-addressed, stamped return envelope.

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