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How to extend 96 hours transit visa to a tourist visa

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The Government of UAE offers two kinds of Dubai Transit Visa. A 48 Hour Transit Visa that will not cost you anything and a 96-hour Transit Visa that you can apply for.

Dubai E-transit visa is sponsored by UAE’s best airlines and the VISA will need to be processed before you enter UAE. In normal circumstances, both kinds of Transit Visa are not extendable.

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Transit Visa for 96 hours is provided to the individuals with a fee of 156 USD. You will need to apply for this visa in advance with UAE-based Airlines. This visa is not renewable. The validity of this visa is 96 hours from entry into UAE and you will need to leave the place within ninety-six hours from your arrival. To get this Transit Visa you will need to provide the following documents,

  • A passport or travel document which is valid for at least six months
  • A colour photo of self against a white background.
  • An onward ticket booking to a 3rd destination, other than the one you just came to.

A Dubai tourist visa is issued to an individual when the purpose of their visit is tourism and they need to stay in Dubai for a longer period of time. It is a lot different from "96 hours Transit visa".

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It is not possible to convert your 96-hour Transit Visa to a tourist visa. The Government of UAE does not allow Dubai Transit Visa extension. So it is not possible to extend 96 hours Transit Visa to a tourist visa. In some cases, exceptions are made. To convert your 96-hour Transit Visa into a tourist visa you will need to apply for it and you can extend it for validity up to 90 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for 96-hour Transit Visa prior to your flight and you will need to pay AFI of 50 AED for every passenger in transition through the UAE airport. You will need to apply in advance with a UAE-based airline.

UAE Transit Visa is valid for 96 hours and if you want you can extend it for 90 days and you will need to pay a fee of 500 AED. This will renew the visa.

Yes, 96-hour Transit Visa is valid for departure and arrival from Dubai Airport. However, passengers are allowed to travel all over the UAE. This type of Transit Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and you can stay four days from the time of entry.

Every individual is allowed to leave the Dubai Airport when they have a Transit Visa. They can enter or leave Dubai Airport without any restriction but in case your country is not present on the list of Visa-free countries then you will need to avail of Dubai Transit Visa during your transit through Dubai.

For connecting flights, you will not need a visa even if the layover is in the third country where you would need a visa to travel. However, there are a lot of exceptions and you will need to find all the things for transmitting in a third country.

You can get your Transit Visa by applying for a Transit Visa. To do this you will need to fill the application for a temporary residence Visa and select Transit Visa from the options present on the form. You will not need Transit Visa if you are traveling to or from the United States of America.

If you want to remain in the same place and your visa has expired then you will need to file an extension request with the Government of UAE. The extension request should be received by the government before the expiration date of your previous visa.

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