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Visa Application Process

Step 1

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

Step 2

Before applying, please ensure you are clear on your ‘purpose of visit’. Do remember our staff will be available to assist and help you through the entire visa application process. However, the staff are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Please go to the link “Visa Types” for information on the various visa categories.

Step 3

Complete your Visa Application Form or download it here and affix your photograph.

Step 4

Attach all supporting documents, as per checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 5

  • Schedule an appointment (mandatory)
  • You are required to book an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi to submit your visa application. Please click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Please email us at in case you face any issues while scheduling your appointment or call us at 971 (04) 2055777 for further assistance.
  • The following details are required for appointment booking:

    • Name
    • Passport number
    • Contact number

Rescheduling an appointment:

You are allowed to reschedule your appointment twice and up to 2 working days prior to your scheduled date.

Further change in date will be considered as a fresh appointment and a new service charge will be applicable.

Cancelling an appointment:

If you wish to cancel your appointment, the service charges will not be refunded. Appointments can be cancelled only 2 working days prior to the scheduled date.

In order to make a new appointment, a new service charge payment will be applicable.

Terms and conditions

The service charges are non-refundable in the following situations and a new appointment will have to be scheduled:

  • If you miss your appointment on the scheduled date
  • If you are delayed for your appointment and cannot be accommodated on the same day
  • If your application is incomplete as per the guidelines and the application cannot be accepted
  • If you decide not to proceed with the application
  • If you cancel your appointment

Step 6

Organise payment of the visa fees in cash or card (AED), which can be paid in the Visa Application Centre

Step 7

Submit your application at the VFS Global centre in Abu Dhabi

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