Visa Information: How to Apply for Dubai Visa in Nigeria


Dubai is a hyper-modern city with the genuine Arabian mystique. The Arabian city is has become one of the most visited cities in the world.

As a Nigerian citizen, you can enjoy the bliss of travelling to Dubai with minimum worry. It is very easy to obtain Dubai visa and we are not surprised at the way Nigerians are travelling to the city. Either you are travelling for business or tourism, you will be amazed at how quickly you can obtain your visa without any stress. Travelstart Nigeria offer Dubai visa service and we are proud to provide you with detailed information on how to apply for Dubai visa.


Before you can apply for a Dubai visa, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry if you are staying up to 3 months. If your stay will exceed 3 months, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

If you don’t have a Nigerian Immigration passport, you can easily apply for one online or go to the nearest Immigration office in your city or state.

Types of Visa

There are different types of visa for entry to Dubai and other UAE cities.

1. A 96-hour visa, which is valid for 4 days and it is not extendible. This type of visa is usually for transit passengers stopping at Dubai International Airport DXB for a minimum of 8 hours. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months before a 96-hour visa can be obtained. A 96-hour visa can either be obtained via your travel agent or airline. Emirates Airlines offer passengers Stopover Arrival package.
2. Tourist visa is usually valid for a maximum of 30 days and you can extend for an additional of 30 days for a certain sum.
3. Visit visa is usually valid for a maximum of 90 days and it is not extendible. The visit visa is granted to travellers coming to Dubai to visit their family or coming on a long-term business visit.

Visa Requirements

  • Nigeria Immigration Passport
  • Photocopies of your ID Card and passport (Including valid and expired visas)
  • Visa application form ( which must be filled out in detail ( block letters) and signed by the applicant)
  • A copy of a confirmed Itinerary ( Round trip tickets) Visitors without a Return ticket might be refused entry at the airport.
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of Financial status – a copy of your recent bank statement.
  • For Tourists: A letter from your employer, stating that you have been granted a leave and that you will be return to your job when you get back. If you are self employed, include a copy of your business registration and tax documents.
  • For visitors visiting a relative or friend, you must provide a letter of invitation from your host, the letter should include the contact information of your host, address, signature and date; a copy of their UAE passport information page or residence permit or National passport information page.
  • A copy of hotel reservation.

Valid visas in expired passports are accepted if your new passport is available.

How to Apply for Dubai Visa

You can apply for a Dubai visa through a tour company, travel agent or a UAE resident.
You can also apply for a Dubai visa via Travelstart Nigeria.

Visa Fees

Dubai visa fees varies. The cost of the visa depends on the period of stay in Dubai. Visit here for more information on Dubai visa fees.

Visa Processing

Dubai visa processing time is between 2 to 8 days depending on the type of visa you want to obtain and also subject to Dubai immigration approval. If you are applying for a 2 weeks tourist visa, the visa processing time is between 2 to 5 days.


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Our Readers Comments

  1. Am Abiodun Titilayo Adesuyi i will like 2 travel 2 dubia, am a proffeshional hair stylist, how mush does a year visa const, how many days will the visa be ready, like how long will i get my job type in dubia, pls i really need a reply soon thanks

  2. What about the employment visa in Dubai, if there is how to apply?

  3. I want work in Dubai, what ‘ll I do?

  4. please i want to go to Dubai to work,so how much will it cost me and like hoe long will i get my visa.Thank You

  5. Please leave your comment…if I want to apply 4 business visa how will I go about it

  6. We’re is your office located?and can I get a Canadian visa through your company?

  7. What if am coming as a student but also want to be working while am there,what can of visa am i to apply.(come in as a student to do my masters but ve a work permit)

  8. Hello am Silas, I will like to apply for 1 year Dubai visa and how mush will it cost me ,pls i need a feedback

  9. pls how much is USD180.00 and 300 when converted 2 Nigerians currency

    • I’m a fashion designer, specialize in suit, native wears and a phoenix machine operator, I need a job in Dubai what are the procedure to get there.

  10. please how will it cost me for 3yrs working permitte visa to dubai

  11. Working visa the how long. And how much does it cost. Pls

  12. Hello!

    I have 2 clients who want to travel to Dubai (minimum of 6 mth stay) and the other person to Cairo, Egypt (wants to relocate permanently).

    Kindly, let me know the cost of visa for both countries if you can assist, as well as other necessary requirements.

    Thank you.

  13. Pls how much for the tourism

  14. I like to go to Dubai for two weeks, how much does it cost?

  15. (1) Please how much will it cost me to travel by ship to Dubia?
    (2)How can i get a good job as a civil engineer in Dubia using my Bachelor of Technology Certificate.
    (3) How possible is it to apply through visa lottery and what are the procedure and process?
    Waiting for your immediate response

  16. i will like to trave to dubai to work. am gradute… pls contact me let no what next

  17. am proffectional in aluminium construction ,how much will he cost for work and live in dubai

  18. pls,how much for dubai ,working visa and ticket thankyou.

  19. My names are Ogunleye Deborah, Plss hw do I get aviation job in dubai. .n hw much is the visa processing ?? And hw long ll get my job type ..thanks

  20. I want to travel to Dubai on 11th July 2016 for a brefing session oranise by New Brunswick, Canada and I have received invitation to attend the session. How much does it cost to secure a two weeks visa, flight ticket plus accommodation bookings for two nights.


  21. Really want to travel to dubai how will i have the link i will pay for everything

    • I want to apply for dubai 2 years working visa.sir can you help me

  22. I want to travel to dubai i need a link

  23. I have been processing before but how many days should I expect my visa? Pleas I have been waiting for a long,Allah will still bless Dubai

  24. please how much will it cost for one to apply for a work visa in Dubai & how much for the flight ticket? I need d breakdown please & also how do I get my international passport & how much will it cost me? plz reply ASAP, Thanks.

  25. Apart from the visit visa, is there no other permanent stay visa obtainable for Dubai. I intend visiting a friend with my kids over there in Dubai and we intend staying longer or even permanently. Pls I need your response as soon as possible, thanks.

  26. Hmmm i also want to know how much it will gulp to process a 3months tourist visa and how long will the visa be ready?

  27. Please how much will it cost me to get a job in Dubai, including my international passport and flight ticket?
    Please your reply as soon as possible.

  28. I like to travel to dubai, but I need someone to take me

  29. My name is Makinde kehinde olushola, l am 27yrs old..i need ur assistant to travel to Dubai., i want to go Dubai to go and work and set my business in Nigeria… Please help me ooooo

  30. how can u assist to get US residencies Vista and how much is it going to cost or Canada Vista. …need response asap.. thanks

  31. Pls I want to travel to Dubai or any UAE country to work and I want to travel through company, the company will be able to provide me with work, place to stay, pls is there any such company and at what cost. thank you

  32. How much Will it cost for Dubia visa or u get me work there in company or hotel or any available work

    • Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for contacting us.

      I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa related queries. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency.

      They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required.

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