Saturday, 22 June 2013

Update on Visa on Arrival for Canadian Passport Holders

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The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates announced that starting from June 1st, 2013, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has restored the visa on arrival status for Canadian passport holders.

As per the new rule from the immigration department has restored the previous visit entry requirements to enter the UAE and through this update regular Canadian passport holders will not require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Canadian passport holders will be allowed entry free of charge to the UAE with their visit arrival stamp. This means that visas will be issued on arrival in the UAE airports. Document application in advance of travel through travel agents or airlines is no longer required. As per the new rule the Canadian passport will be stamped for 30 days visa upon arrival.

If further stay is required for the visitor then they must make an application for extension to the local General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs three days prior to the expiry date.

Canadian diplomatic and special passport holders still require a visa to visit the UAE.

Source: UAE Embassy

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