UAE Foreign Affairs Started online application of Visa

UAE Visa from your Own Home, complete applications related to nationality, and residence, without having to visit typing offices or customer service centres.

The Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday launched “E-channels”, a new system of smart services that lets nationals and residents apply for entry permits and residency visas within 10 minutes

Under the new system, people don’t need to physically visit different visa centres in the country. Instead, they can register at and select the services required. Individuals will need an email id and password to log into the system, said Brigadier Mansour Ahmad Al Daheri, director-general of residency and naturalisation department of Abu Dhabi.

In partnership with Tahaluf Al Emarat Technical Solutions, the ministry has worked on the development of the e-services system that allows typing centres, companies and individuals (citizens, residents and Gulf Cooperation Council nationals) to apply for residency and naturalisation services with ease.

Using “E-channels”, GCC citizens and residents can apply for visas, follow up on applications and print visas.

Companies can submit applications without having to visit General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs centres.

Under the smart system, Emiratis can apply to sponsor individuals, residents can apply for new visas, or renew or cancel and GCC nationals can apply to sponsor individuals while GCC residents can apply for new visa permit. Visitors can apply for new visa permit.

Brig Al Daheri said that the new system aims to reduce the rush at government centres by 80 per cent by next year.