Tourist visa to UAE from Philippines

The tourist visa to UAE from the Philippines is available to Filipinos who want to visit the UAE for tourism, business, or both. The government of the United Arab Emirates has simplified the visa application process so applicants can complete the application form online from the comfort of their homes. If you have all the required documents and submit the necessary documentation, the visa will be issued. On this page, we review the USE visa for Filipinos in detail.

Tourist Visa To UAE From Philippines

Filipinos must obtain a visa from the Philippines before boarding a flight heading for the UAE. The Philippines is not among the visa-exempt countries neither is it a GCC nation who can visit the country without a visa. Furthermore, the visa-on-arrival privilege is not extended to Filipinos, so traveling to the UAE without a visa will lead to immediate deportation.

According to the immigration laws of the country, minors under 18 cannot apply for a visa unless it is done on their behalf by their parents, but females under the age of 18 cannot travel to the UAE unless their parents apply for the visa on their behalf. The application will be rejected if a guardian other than their parent applies for the visa. The government of the United Arab Emirates has also made applications for minors between the 15th of July and the 15th of September every year visa-free.

Tourist Visa For Filipinos

As a Filipino with plans to visit the UAE for tourism, there are two types of visas you can apply for, namely.

Tourist Visa: The normal tourist visa has a validity of  60 days and allows you to stay and enjoy the sights and sounds of Dubai and Abu Dhabi for 30 days. This is a single entry visa.

Multiple Entry Visa: The multiple entry tourist visa has a validity of 90 days but can be extended for another 90 days. Once it is issued, you must use it within 60 days; otherwise, it will expire.

Required Documents For Tourist Visa To UAE From Philippines

Here is a comprehensive list of documents required to complete the UAE visa application form.

Completed Application Form: A completed and signed application form with the correct details of you.

Photograph: A 6x6 cm photograph in colored form with a white background. 80% of your face must be clearly displayed.

Passport: The bio page of your Filipino passport. The passport must show your full name, age, nationality, passport number, place of birth, name of guardian/father, name of mother, and the date of issue and expiry. It needs to have at least 6 months validity with nothing less than 2 blank pages left.

Flight Ticket: A copy of a reserved flight ticket for your return trip

Proof of funds: A bank statement for the past 3 months showing a bank balance of a minimum of AED 14,700 for a multiple entry visa.

Birth Certificate: Minors traveling with their parents must show their birth certificates to prove their age and relationship.

How To Apply For A UAE Tourist Visa

You don’t have to visit the United Arab Emirates embassy in Manila to get the Dubai tourist visa, as you can do it online with your smartphone through VisaHQ. Just follow these steps to complete and submit the application form.

  • Log onto VisaHQ

  • Choose The Philippines as your country of citizenship

  • Choose the UAE as your destination

  • Select “UAE Tourist Visa” as your visa of choice

  • Fill out the online visa application form

  • Attach all your scanned documents

  • Pay your visa fee

  • Submit the form for approval

The application will take about 72 hours to process, and if it is successful, the visa will be forwarded to your registered email address. Print it out and bring it on your trip.

Tourist Visa Extension for Filipinos

The new visa law of the UAE, which came into effect on October 3, 2022, states that all single and multiple entry visas issued to visitors will be valid from the date of issuance for 60 days and will expire if unused. For visas used but will soon expire, visitors can extend it twice for 60 days each time. The extension fee varies but is prepared to pay about $230 for the extension.

Tourist Visa Application Fee

How much you pay as the visa fee will depend on the type of visa you apply for, as single-entry visas cost less than multiple entry Dubai tourist visas. To be on the safe side, be prepared to pay between $70 - $120 or more for the visa, depending on the policy and the exchange rates.

Tb tourist visa to UAE from Philippines can be applied for online; just visit VisaHQ to complete the process.

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