Applying Dubai Visa GCC Residents

Dubai Visa GCC online

Dubai Visa for GCC Residents

Dubai Visa GCC Residents – GCC Residents who are not GCC nationals but who have a high professional status such as company managers, business people, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or employees working in the public sector, their families, drivers and personal staff sponsored by them, are eligible for a non-renewable 30-day visa.

Note :- As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

Service Description

Entry permit is granted to residents of the GCC coming across ports of the State for 30 days from the date of entry and extendable once only.

Who can use this service?

Guest – All the Residents (Iqama Holders) of GCC countries.

Fees Applicable

  1. AED (100) application fee.
  2. AED 100 issuance fee.

 Scanned Documents required for applying Dubai Visa for GCC Residents

  • Passport copies- Applicants’ passports must have at least six months’ validity as of their date of travel to Dubai.
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Iqama copy with a validity of minimum 3 months.
  • Credit Card to pay Visa fees.

Dubai Visa GCC Residents

Follow the below steps to apply Dubai Visa GCC Residents.

If you have any questions,feel free to ask in comment.We will try to help you as soon as possible.

Applying Dubai Visa GCC Residents

Step 1

If you are ready with the above documents, now go to the Ednrd evisa website by clicking the below link

and Goto Step 4


Step 2

Change the language to English

Step 3

Click GCC individual

Dubai Visa GCC residents

You will receive a message which contains the following information’s :-

  • Dear Applicant, obtaining the eVisa before you travel to UAE is a must. eVisa will be sent to you through registered email address in the application once your application is approved only.
  • “GCC Residents” or “GCC Citizen – Accompanies” application will not be approved for any family member or assistant categories if the sponsor is not travelling along with them.
  • GCC Residents Entry Permit is valid for (30) days before entry from issuance date, and stay period after entry is (30) days from entry date, and it is extendable once for (30) days.
  • GCC Accompanied Entry Permit is valid for (60) days before entry from issuance date, and stay period after entry is (60) days from entry date, and it is extendable once for (60) days.
  • Upon arrival if GCC Residency is found to be expired or cancelled , entry permit holder will not be granted entry.
  • If profession of GCC Resident is found to be changed after issuance of this entry permit , entry permit holder will not be granted entry.
  • GCC Residency must be valid at least (3) months from arrival date.
  • Passport must be valid at least (6) months from arrival date.

Click Accept to continue.

Step 4

Create an account (It is free) and Login to your account

Dubai Visa GCC residents

Step 5

Choose GCC Residents (Most of us do a mistake here. Pls be careful to choose GCC resident for you and all your dependent family members)

Dubai Visa Gcc Residents

Step 6

  1. Select the Emirates
  2. Choose the Port of entry of your arrival (Even though I travelled through BUS route arrived arrar batha port, I choose Dubai Airport as port of entry- The reason I cannot find wife as a professions for my wife, when I selected Abu Dhabi Port. But I did not faced any problem)
  3. Complete all the details and translate the English to Arabic by Pressing  TT where ever it is available.

Dubai Visa Gcc residents

Step 7

Contact Details :-
If you are going to stay with your friends/relatives give their address in the UAE address details. If you are going to stay at Hotel you can also give the address of Hotel. Otherwise just give Emirates, E-mail and City.

Step 8

Go to the Dependents details section.

Add all your dependents here. (Since I applied all the dependents new application I did not give their details).It is good idea to add your dependents in your application and apply them separate visa application.

Click Next to continue

Step 9

Document Details:

Now you have to upload your documents

  • Iqama(For your dependents application upload your dependent iqama and also your iqama for fast process)
  • Your Photograph
  • Passport copy

Step 10

Fees Payment:

Now you need a credit card to pay the Fees for your Visa.

The fees may be approximately AED.230-240.

Give your visa card details and pay the amount.

Final Message

Once the amount is paid you will receive the message of your online application details. Your Visa is now in under process. Normally the process will take 2-3 days for your Visa approval. Once your visa approved then you will receive your visa on your e-mail. Generally you will receive your dependent visa on the same day. But some time it takes next day also. So don’t panic. Wait for a Day.

You will receive a Visa like the below image :-

Dubai Visa gcc residents


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  1. thanks for reply. I am not getting the accompanied information tab to add my family details. I tried in internet explorer and Google chrome .How can I get the accompanied information tab.? or have to take separate for my family.

        • Dear sir, They are modifying the application form frequently. pls try to fill all the details and check if they are asking for dependents details. if you found pls update us so that we will modify accordingly.

  2. For applying visa for my wife, should we create separate GCC Resident log in account for wife OR it can be applied through my account itself as a next application.?

  3. Hi! I am a GCC Resident. I need to go to Dubai twice this month. Once I exit on my first visit, do I have to get another visa or the first visa that I used is still valid? Thanks. ????

    • as per my knowledge “A single entry visa can only be used once. If a person enters Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or another entry port in the UAE with a visit visa, tourist visa, or transit visa, then after exiting the UAE they must apply for a new entry permit before visiting the country again.”

  4. hi. i applied for uae visa as per your mentioned steps. i forgot to debit my prepaid master card the required visa fee, and proceed for payment. it showed error like ” your application with passport no. xxxxxxxxx of xxxxxxxxxx nationality already exists. please apply a new application form after an hour. since then, i am trying to resubmit new application after every hour but the website shows same error always…. please advice what to do now???? any other recommended website, where can i apply for visa ????

  5. Hello sir, I have applied for UAE visit visa and I am GCC resident. When I check the status, it is showing Application approved. How many days it takes to issue.? It is almost 5 days over, but still i didnt receive my eVisa.

  6. I have gcc evisa for dubai and i am a resident of Saudi arabia Riyadh…but i will not be travelling to karachi first and then from karachi will go to riyadh. Has anyone had a similar experience??

    • I didn’t get your question. But if you if you want to go Riyadh to Dubai then Dubai to Karachi then return from Karachi to Riyadh then it is possible

  7. Hi Sir,
    I have a couple of queries. I’m a Filipino with Qatar Residency. I have a valid entry e-visa to Dubai which was issued before the current diplomatic issue arose. Will I still be allowed to enter UAE?

    Secondly, because the Flydubai cancelled my flight, I opted to buy ticket via Oman to Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. If my visa is still valid, will I be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi with my Dubai issued e-visa?

    I hope you could give me valuable information. Thank you

  8. Assalam Alayakum,
    I am a Indian nation working as an Engineer in Saudi, wish to visit Dubai via bus route,
    I was applying online visa, Now the form has new requirement in documents to be attached.
    In addition to Photo, Passport and GCC resident Card a new Document i-e ID is to be submitted. i have Iqama and Passport valid for more than 6 months but i don’t understand what is ID, is it Company or Sponsors ID, Please reply.
    Secondly For family members i-e wife, son and daughter who will be travelling with me, what profession shall I write for them. House wife and Students can we right for them .
    Please clarify.

    • Wallaikum Assalam
      Dear you can try to upload your own iqama or You can also upload scanned your company photo ID card. With your visiting card.
      For family first try with your port of entry and check whether wife profession is available. Bcoz it is not available before. So I choosed port of entry Dubai for me and my family .when you choose Dubai port wife profession is available. Also upload your iqama also for your family.
      If you need future help comment here

  9. Applied for dubai visa under gcc resident , payment unsuccessful.
    Tried to apply again but error message says application already existing try after an hour…
    Tried for 2 days but no use same error.
    Tried the call center but of no use
    Can any one help in this regard

  10. Hi, I am just confused about the type of resident permits; what is difference between “gcc residents entry permit” and “gcc accompanied entry permit”

    • GCC residents entry permit is for expatriates who where entering to UAE by them self. gcc accompanied means the person who is going along with the GCC citizen. Maybe he is his driver, nurse, housemaid etc.,

      • Hi, I am currently holding a UAE resident/ work permit which belongs to free zone, so if I want to apply dependent visa for my wife then it will be GCC resident entry permit or GCC accompanied entry permit ?

  11. Hi, I had applied online VISA two weeks back status is still Application in process . Called the call centre but not able to get help. What I do now

  12. Hi, im traveling to dubai on december and i plan to apply for visa as a gcc resident. My problem is, during vacation, my company takes my iqama in exchange for my passport. When i arrive in Dubai, are they going to require me my original iqama as a proof of my residency?can a photocopy of my iqama be enough as a proof?thankz

    • Hi if you request and inform to your company that you need your iqama to go to Dubai they will give. But for me they did not asked my iqama at any place in Dubai. So try to take your iqama. If not possible dont worry

  13. sir i applied my child under establishment bymistake instead of gcc resident and attached only her id, photo and passport copies in document section. now i got message to submit a copy of establishment of sponsor. so i reliaded with my passport copy alongwith my id. is it ok to get visa for my child. awaiting your valuable reply.

  14. Hi,
    I have already uploaded required documents and I got the status as visa in process. After two days when I check the status, it shows that further documentation is required as ” sponsored GCC Residency” as given below. What documents am I suppose to be attached with this?
    Under “Document Name” There are Four documents to be attached.
    1. Sponsored Passport page 1
    2. GCC Residency
    3. Sponsored GCC Residency
    4. Person Photo

    Awaiting your valuable reply..

  15. Dear Sir,
    I am having GCC resident visa and applied for visitor visa through GDRFA application. I submitted all documents properly. Initially the system was showing application in process and next day it was shown as “application rejected”. The GDRFA site not showing any reason for rejection. Even itried to “re upload documents” it is showing “No data found”. Finally is bumitted for refund .How can i know the reason for rejection, so that next time i can prevent such loss.

  16. Sir,
    Me and my wife both having GCC resident visa valid for another 6 months.(Note: I am the sponsor for my wife and she is not working) . For apply visit visa to UAE related to my wife, which option i have to choose, either GCC resident or GCC citizen accompanied.
    Thanking you for your suggestion.

  17. i applied visitor’s visa under GCC resident for my wife .
    BY mistake i selected the gender as “Male” and the visa application showing in progress. How to correct it. Note:The visa is not approved

  18. Hi Admin Good day to you,
    I have a GCC residency which expires end of Feb next year. But I wanna travel to Dubai last week of Dec for a week or so In Sha Allah. Will I be facing any issue?
    Because one of the criteria for applying visa is: ◾Iqama with a validity of minimum 3 months.

  19. Hello,

    actually some thing is still confusing , which is “Accompanied Information”, my question is
    1 – if we have to apply separately then why should i add my dependent in “Accompanied Information” or is there any extra advantage in terms of acceleration of visa process.

    I have two daughters and a wife.

    Kindly clear my understanding please.


  20. one more question , what should we select in sponsor type, as i am working Company in Saudi Arabia, so shall i select GCC resident or establishment ??

  21. I am a GCC resident. By mistake, I entered the wrong gender for my wife when applying for visa. Her visa is approved. Will it cause a problem at the border?

  22. I would like to ask about the Passport validity, it says here should be 6 month valid from date of your travel? but when you click this link which is state above. it says here 3months valid passport? i would like to ask which one here is the right one? 3 months or 6 months. Im currently working here in riyadh and plan to visit dubai this dec 22, 2017 but my passport expiring on may 20, 2018 so if you count down 6 month less it will be dec 20, 2017 while my travel date is dec 22-25 2017. i will appreciate for your response

    Thank you

    • Hi there are some changes recently done by gdrfa. It is a official website. If they say 3 months. Then that is enough. So if you have 3 month validity you can apply

    • As far as my interpretation, If you hold a residence permit, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months in order to travel into the country as well as admin can provide more better response then me as he is best guider for all legal issues of UAE.

      • Hi
        Thanks for your kind words.this website is created for sharing the useful information to the users. you can also share some information or articles using user posts corner.

        • Hi,

          The evisa service for GCC residents starts on 2015, but at that there were too many bugs in this website due to that reasons so many peoples lost there money for issance of UAE visa, even my self also paid extra amount to agent for getting UAE visa.

          now i again want to visit UAE , so i am interested to know about the accuracy of this website, can i apply now or still this website in testing phase.

          please reply.

  23. Hello Sir, I am trying to apply online I am Yemeni nationality, profession is electronic technician. But when i select GCC resident and in the professions column I cant see my profession and it is showing only professions like house maid, driver etc no high class profession and when I selected “GCC citizen- accompanied” it is showing my profession but I am travelling alone. Please help me what to do.

  24. there is some more questions as under
    in Applicant Address (UAE) Detials
    1- what should we select in City (Unknown, Bur Dubai , Deira, Hata)
    2- What should we select in Area, P.O box, Building, Street, Telephone, Flat and etc. (al though we don’t know about it)
    3- in documents details, its required sponsored passport page 1 , page2, page3, and page 4,(but 2,3 & 4) are optional, can we leave to attached

  25. Hello
    I applied for my wife under establishment by mistake instead of gcc resident and attached only her id, photo and passport copies in document section. now i got message to submit a copy of establishment of sponsor,please what do I do?Do I upload my passport copy and Iqama? awaiting your valuable reply.

  26. hai,
    please confirm what city have to write under Applicant Address (UAE)Details, City = ???, its showing any options , unknown, hata, bura dubai , daira dubai

  27. hai dear all,

    I am from Pakistan residing in Saudi Arabia, I have some confusion needs to be cleared prior to apply so i find your platform to get my answers In Sha Allah.

    1- Can i leave for Dubai from Jeddah on the basis of Evisa, purchase one side ticket from Jeddah to Dubai, then i will stay in dubai for 5 days after that i want to leave for Karachi also stay 5 days then come back to Jeddah.

    if anyone have any other best options so please guide me.

    • My travel itinerary is from Saudi to Dubai,spend a week and visit Kenya.After which I would return to Dubai to board a flight back to Saudi same day.Can I apply for a single entry UAE visa?
      Note:I would be using a Ethiopian airlines back to Dubai and Saudi air back to Saudi arabia

  28. I would need to reclaim my bag from Ethiopian airlines before heading to check into Saudia airlines.Would I be able to do these with my single entry visa,considering that I would be entering Dubai a second time?

  29. I have 2 queries
    1] what should i select as my wife[Housewife]/kid’s profession?
    2] Other than me, other family members still carrying my ex employers sponsored Visa ….will it it create problem?

    Thanks in advance

    • Hi
      1. SELECT house wife.if you did not find at your port of entrance choose another port.
      2. Since they travel along with you it will not create problem. But pls confirm with the customer care

  30. Dear sir,
    I’m an Oman Resident working in a college. My wife just joined me on family visa just one month before. And my doubt is that whether should she complete six months stay in oman to apply for a Dubai visit visa? We are planning to cross the boarder by road.
    Kindly reply.
    Thank you

  31. Dear Sir,

    I am an student in Local University in Oman. I applied for a visit visa to Dubai and chose GCC Citizen as sponsor type instead of Establishment due to confusion. Now it is asking for the picture of the establishment of the sponsor. Please guide me what to do and how I can resolve the issue. Your prompt reply will be really helpful.

    • Hi,
      Dont worry if they reject your application.They will refund your money then you can apply a new fresh application. Expats are not entitle to apply through GCC citizen. We are GCC residents.Hope this message will help you.

  32. Dear Sir / Madam
    I want to travel to Dubai on Holiday trip with my wife and 2 sons. I am Indian currently working in Oman. Can we travel to Dubai through Hatta Border without applying online visa. Can we get visa at Hatta border? Earlier I travelled during Dec 2015 and got visa at Hatta border. Some of my friends says we can get visa at border. Kindly advise.

  33. Hello admin! Can I put Dubai airpot even if I’m traveling by road from Riyadh? My profession (Quantity Surveyor) only appears when choosing Dubai airport as port of entry. I hope you can advice me about this. I’m waiting for the reply from the customer care. Thank you!

  34. hai, actually by mistake i typed date of arrival is 08-12-2017 although i have to typed 08-01-2018. and i have submitted the application already can anyone please guide how can i change the date or no problem to keep like this as the visa will normally valid for 3 months.

    please advice

    • Hi,
      Did you received the VISA?
      If received check the row “Vaild Until :” you can see the visa valid date. so that you can use it until the specified date.

    • hi,
      i already replied to u r question.anyway again here
      Did you received the VISA?
      If received check the row “Vaild Until :” you can see the visa valid date. so that you can use it until the specified date.”

  35. hai, yes i have received the visa but the validity date is less then my required date, anyhow thanx all of you for your supportive comments.

    Now, i want to cancel this visa as the validity of date is not matching as i required.

    1- what is the procedure of cancellation Visa
    2- if i cancelled then immediately can reapply for another visa.

  36. amazing and surprising experience while i was trying to cancel my visa, i saw the visa attachment is wrong with the same my visa no. , i mean they attachment information of other person instead of me but only picture and visa no. are same.

    what should i do ???

  37. amazing and surprising experience while i was trying to cancel my visa, i saw the visa attachment is wrong with the same my visa no. , i mean they attachment information of other person instead of me but only picture and visa no. are same.

    what should i do, can apply for cancellation or contact someone

  38. i have properly cancelled visa thoroughly official website, i hope i can reapply and get on the same day.

    or MOI will make problem with me that, i have cancelled his visa.

  39. Brother i m bahrain resident and taking e visa .
    Can i travel to india and thn from india to dubai using e visa and from there to bahrain.
    Please reply

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