Visas

Note 

Dear visitor, please pay attention to the Consular Section’s new working hours 

 

 

About the Consulate:

 

The consulate section of the United Arab Emirates Embassy is responsible for authenticating certificates, documents, processing visa applications and other notarial services.

 

Services - VISA information:
Important Notice:
- The UAE embassy in Stockholm does NOT issue any type of visas in the present time. 
- Swedish & Danish temporary passports (provisoriska pass) are NOT eligible for travel to the UAE.
 
Entry Visit Visa
Nationals of the following countries, holding 6 months valid ordinary passports, are permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates without a pre-obtained Entry Visit Visa. However, the Entry Visit Visa will be granted by the UAE Authorities upon arrival at any UAE ports (air, land and sea) valid for:
  • 90 days and free of charge: 

 Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia,France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland,  Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia,Liechtenstein,Seychelles,NewZealand 

  • 30 days and free of charge: 

Andorra,SanMarino,UK,Ireland,Monaco,Vatican,UnitedStates,Canada,Australia,Japan,Brunei, Singapore,Malaysia,south Korea ,holders of Hong Kong SAR passports and People's Republic of China

 

Important Notice:

If you do NOT fall into one of the above categories, you will require a visa and a sponsor for your visit. The sponsor normally applies for the visa on your behalf.
 
Valid sponsors may be as follows:
   Hotels and Tourist Companies can apply, on your behalf, for a Tourist Visa (valid for 30 days); or a Service visa (valid for 14 days); or a Visit Visa (valid for 30 days and can be extended for other 30 days)
   Airlines & Airlines Handlers apply on behalf of their crew members for a 96-hour Transit Visa.
   Other Organizations based in the UAE may only apply for Visit Visas and Service Visas.
   Individuals (Relatives or Friends) already resident in the UAE may, subject to guidelines, also apply on your behalf for a Visit Visa.
 
 
 
 
Transit Visa
Transit passengers stopping at Dubai International Airport for a minimum of 8 hours and meeting the certain conditions mentioned below are eligible for obtaining a 96-hour transit visa. These conditions are as follow:
 
   Airlines sponsored only (prior arrangements maybe required).
   Applications should have confirmed onward booking to the 3rd destination.
   The transit passenger must have a valid passport and a valid continuing, as opposed to return, air ticket.
   The transit passengers must leave the UAE within 96 hours after the visa was issued.
 
 
 
The transit visas for passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport can be arranged by any Airline for its passengers or by Marhaba Services for those travelling on other airlines.

Webpage: http://www.marhabaservices.com/

Tel: 00971 4 2162657; 2164629

 
 
 
Diplomatic /Official Passports Holders
Holders of diplomatic and official passports are required to apply with the UAE Consulate for an Entry Visit Visa prior to travel.
The following documents needs to be submitted:
   Note verbal from their embassies or diplomatic missions.
   Please include the following information in the note: purpose of entry, date of entry, duration of stay, visa type (multiple or single) and departure date from Sweden.
   Valid Passport for at least six months.
   {C}Travel itinerary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visiting Address:
The Legalisation Office 
St. Torsgatan 2,
5th floor,
111 23 Stockholm
 
 
Visas Contact Information
Tel: +46 (0) 8 440 03 20
Fax: +46 (0) 8 411 12 45 
 
 
 
Hours of Operation
Embassy:
Monday – Friday: 08:30 to 15:30
 
 

General Information:

Information concerning visa requirements for those wishing to travel to the UAE is listed below, however visa regulations and costs are subject to change and should always be checked with you travel agent or local UAE embassy before travelling. Do not overstay your visa as this will result in detention and fines.

 

All visitors should have a valid return travel ticket and a passport valid for a minimum period of six months for tourism and employment.

Resident visas and work permits are issued by the relevant authorities in the UAE after an application from a prospective employer

 

Types of Visas: 

Visit Visa

Nationals of the following countries, holding 6 months valid ordinary passports, are permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates without a pre-obtained Entry Visit Visa. However, the Entry Visit Visa will be granted by the UAE Authorities upon arrival at any UAE ports (air, land and sea) valid for:

  • 90 days and free of charge: 

 Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia,France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland,  Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia,Liechtenstein,Seychelles,NewZealand 

  • 30 days and free of charge: 

Andorra,SanMarino,UK,Ireland,Monaco,Vatican,UnitedStates,Canada,Australia,Japan,Brunei, Singapore,Malaysia,south Korea ,holders of Hong Kong SAR passports and People's Republic of China

Short Visit Visa

Except for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council who do not require a visa and nationalities automatically entitled to visit visas on entry, all other visitors who wish to enter UAE must obtain a visit visa in advance through a sponsor. The sponsor can be your travel agency, your hotel, the company or department with which you are doing business in the UAE, or an individual (e.g. a relative or friend resident in the UAE).

You can pick up this visit visa on arrival at the airport, The Visa is valid for two months before entering the UAE and it entitles the holder to stay in the Country for 30 days and is non-renewable. A fee of 500 Dirham plus a Dh10 delivery charge for this service. In order to complete your application, your sponsor will require your date of arrival, flight details, and a photocopy of the first few pages of your passport, which should be valid for at least three months.

A hotel will only provide a visa if you are a guest. For an individual to sponsor a visit visa, he or she must earn over Dh4000 per month and hold a valid residence visa. Your visit visa must be deposited at airport immigration one hour before the arrival of your flight. Note that your airline may require evidence (e.g. a photocopy) before departure that a valid visa awaits you on arrival.

 

Long Visit Visa

This visa has the same requirements as the Short Visit Visa but will cost Dh 1000 and entitles the holder to a 90 days stay in the country.

 

Multiple Entry Visa

This visa, often used by business people who are frequent visitors to the UAE,  entitles the holder to multiple entries into the country for a period of six months from day of issuance with a stay of no more than 14 days each time. The Visa will cost Dh2000.

 

Tourist Visa

This special category of visit visa is available for individual tourists from East and West Europe who are not entitled to a visa on arrival, as well as visitors from Thailand , South Africa and China . The tourist visa, which must be sponsored by hotels and tour operators, entitles its holder to a 30-day stay and is non-renewable. The fee is Dh100, with an additional Dh10 for delivery.

 

Transit Visa 

 

 

All passengers passing through UAE airports while flying to or from Europe, United States, Asia or Africa can obtain a special 96-hour transit visa, which is sponsored by an airline operating in the UAE. The traveller must have a valid ticket for onward flight and the duration between the two trips is not less than 8 hours.

 

Student Visa

Student visas must be sponsored by one of the licensed Universities or Educational Institutions in the UAE, which are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education.

 

Medical Treatment

Patients seeking medical treatment in the UAE must be sponsored by medical establishments, both in public and private sectors, and approved by the Ministry of Health or Health Authority of the emirate. Visas in this category are valid for 60 days from the date of arrival and can be renewed twice for 60 day periods.

 

Exhibitions / Festivals / Conferences

Visas in this category must be sponsored by the organisers of the events in both public and private establishments. Visas in this category are valid for only 30 days from the date of arrival and not renewable.

 

Mission Visa

This 14-day non-renewable visa is issued to businessmen and professionals. It must be sponsored by a company or its consultant or a licensed hotel. Fee is AED 320 and a deposit of AED 1000, refundable upon departure of the sponsored person.

 

For more information contact the Consulate at the Embassy.