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.


If you have any questions about how to apply for a South African Visa, please let us know in the comment box below.

441 thoughts on “Visa Information: How to Apply for Dubai Visa in Nigeria

  1. Please i need a Student Visa to Dubai, Please send me a detail information. Urgent replies please. Thanks

  2. what the process for first timer? i
    mean going to dubai for the first
    and have send my request to d email since last 3weeks …but no reply till now .

    • Hi Frank, We are so sorry your mail hasn’t been replied. I guess they did not see it, however, its very simple to apply for Dubia visa, For 2 weeks, the fee is $150 and you will be asked to provide your passport, fill an application form and provide all your details. We will send you a detailed email today.

  3. please i need a three months bussines visa

    • How can I get visa to Dubai from Nigeria

  4. how do i process south africa visa?

  5. Planning to travel to Dubai for the first time,how much ll visa and hotel reservation cost me for 2wks on tourist.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Kindly forward an enquiry email to, requesting for information on Dubai Visa.

  6. Please, enlight me on how to get Dubai Visa for a period of one month and the cost of it and also forward all necessary information to my mail address .Thank you

    • Sure. The information will be forwarded to your mail.

  7. Can you help me process Dubai work permit at low cost

  8. Wht abt working visa

  9. Hw much will d working visa cost me

  10. Hw much is dubai working Visa

  11. Can i be able to work and stay with two month Dubai visa…?

  12. Please send me details on dubia working visa and how much is the fees.

  13. Pls how much will Dubai 2months working visa cost me,inbox me pls

  14. I apply F̶̲̥̅̊o̶̲̥̅̊я̣̣̥ dubia working visa since 6week now is it possible plz

    • Hi Ayomi,

      Have you applied? How and Where? Did you get a job or you applied through an agent?

  15. hw much will dubai working visa cost me pls, n d time frame.

  16. pls hw can i get dubai working visa and its cost

  17. Do I need to secure a job in dubai first before I can apply for a visiting visa (90days)

  18. Can u help me confirm my approval,bcos it was sent to me through my agent……employment visa

  19. Pls how can I get 1month visa to turkey or u.k.what document do I need.pls reply me

  20. Can you please send me all the details required to travel to Dubai for just a month and New York City too. Amount and all the necessary information on what to do to make it easy and successful. Thanks

  21. I need a visa
    I want to go to dubai for summer

  22. hi how much spend time for a job visa plz tel me

  23. please send me the requirements to get a student’s visa to dubai

  24. Hw much will Dubai Working Visa cost nd wat do I need to get it…

  25. i want to visit Dubai for vacation what is the cost of visa processing

  26. Please how much will it cost me to secure a working visa in UAE, plz inbox me the full detail plz

  27. I need someone that can help me to process my visa to south Africa

  28. How can I get a working visa and how much will he cost please mrs ojo call me on dis number please 08055833210

  29. Please I need a dubai working visa hw much ll it cost me and wath it requared.

  30. i need a company from Dubai that will give me letter of invitation

  31. Hello there,
    I’m planning a visit to Dubai. How much will it cost me to procure a tourist visa and hotel reservation for 2 weeks. Additional information would be welcomed. Thanks

  32. Hello,pls I have a visa and the visa is going 2 Expire on 3rd of Oct. 2014 and am still in (NIG). Pls I won’t to extend it to 40 or 30days. Pls he it possible? And tell me wt to do and the cost. Pls reply me now.

  33. Hello,pls I have a DUBAI visa at hand and the visa is going 2 Expire on 3rd of Oct. 2014 pls wt can I do to extend it to 40 or another 30days. Pls I won’t to no the cost.pls reply me now.

    • Hi Tijani, Are you in Dubai at the moment? If not, if it expires, you will have to apply for another one when you are ready to travel.

  34. I won’t 2 go b4 d visa Expire. Wt to do to extend the visa pls.

  35. Thanks for all the information. Please do give me details on 1 month tourist visa to Dubai, the cost and hotel reservations. Thanks

  36. Hi, I won’t to apply for another visa pls one Monty visa cost. Pls send to my mail.

  37. I need visa dubai urgently

  38. Good day and happy sunday, I am happy that there is a platform like this, I want to know if I can get a job in Dubai as urgent as possible. How will I go about the Visa application? Thanks as am looking forward to hearing from you.

  39. How much will it cost for emplyment visa please get back to me is very important

  40. Please can you advice on agencies that help to look for jobs for people in Dubai and UAE. Most of them ask for fees. How genuine are they? Thank you fr your time

  41. How can I work and leave in dubai without knowing anybody

  42. Hi, please I want to apply for Dubai visa 2 years, I want to work, please how will it cost me and what are the requirements 08088083588

  43. Pls I nid a employement visa to dubia pls tell me wat to do

  44. I nid information on what to do and cost

  45. I Have my epassport and Please i need form to Feel also i need it before march next year

  46. There are many travel agents who can assist you in getting your Dubai visit visa. They complete your visa applications precisely and accurately. Submit all your documents online, so that you will get your Dubai tourist visa with 3 to 4 working days.

  47. pls I need a job in dubi any job at all pls tell me how much it cost here is my number 08132307546 or my email address pls I will be very pleased to see your reply

    • Hi George, We don’t process Dubai Work Visa. But if you would like to travel to Dubai for work. I will advise you to check online job boards for job opportunities in Dubai.

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