The Emirati government has published application requirements for five-year tourist visas in Abu Dhabi and other emirates apart from Dubai.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals must submit the following documents on this website when applying for the five-year tourist visa:
    • A personal photo (in color, not black and white).
    • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
    • Proof of medical insurance.
    • A bank statement showing the last six months with at least US$4,000 or foreign currency equivalent.
  • Five-year tourist visa holders can enter and leave the country multiple times but cannot stay more than 90 days annually unless they submit a visa extension application while in the UAE.

Additional Information: The five-year tourist visa is available to all nationalities and is designed to be nonexclusive.

BAL Analysis: Paid work activities are not allowed on the five-year tourist visa. BAL will continue to monitor tourist visa developments and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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