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. Hi, Am a Liberian by nationality but presently in Ghana, I want a visiting visa for one month. What is the process? Many thanks

  2. Hi,I just wanna know the steps to follow for a 1st timer**i mean travel and working in dubai please

    • Hi Coy, All you need to do is to apply for Dubai Visit Visa, purchase your flight ticket – return and start packing! For Dubai Visa information, send an email to

  3. My name is Ridwan. Hi please have applied for dubai visa for the past three weeks now and its not yet approved please can I know why?

    • Hi Ridwan, Where did you apply for Dubai Visa? We don’t take up to three weeks before we issue Dubai visa. Please send an email to if you want us to issue your Dubai visa

  4. Good afternoon,
    Please I wish to my younger brother to visit my uncle in Dubai.
    How much will it cost me ( Visa + Air ticket + other expenses)?
    Thanks for your help…

    • Hi Smith, Dubai Visa costs $180 while Flight to Dubai costs between N100,000 to N120, 000

    • Pls how much can it cost to travel abroad.. All expenses?

  5. I wanna know de procedures for applying for an south african for 1st timer. I am a business man but haven’t travel to SA. Just on a 10 day visit.

  6. Hi, lovely travelstart…u guys are really useful,am a first timer wanna visit/tour dubai need a thorough info. On going and coming….pls reply to ma mail if possible…thanks nd God bless

  7. I applied for Dubai visa through an agent in nigeria for me and my family and this agent charged me 250 dollars for each person… please I need your support on this subject and I raised the request for application since Tuesdays last week and I have not gotten any feedback yet as per visa approval. Please I need your intervention.

    • Hi Dike, Did you send your application through Travelstart? If yes, let us know so that we can work on it asap. But if you dint apply via Travelstart, there is nothing we can do about this. Thanks

  8. Good day and weldone for the good job. If i want to apply for dubai visa as visitor and i dont have anybody to meet there. So what can i do and how much will the visa processing cost me if i want to do it via travel agent. Thanks and reply. visa+air ticket i.e cheapest+ hotel if visiting without knowing anybody there.

    • Hi Kukoyi, for Dubia holiday package, kindly send an email to thanks

  9. I am going to Dubai for a conference but I was refused a tourist Visa saying that I am under age. Pls is there any age restrictions and what can I do as I really need to attend this conference.thanks

    • Hi Ifeanyi, Yes, unless you are travelling with your family or parent. If you are below 18 years old, you can not travel to Dubai alone.

  10. how can I apply for Dubai visa 6month pls

    • Hi Labi, you can’t apply for a 6 month visa at once unless you have already gotten a contract job, which means you will need to apply for work visa.

  11. Hi pls I want to travel to dubai to work and stay what type of visa do I apply for,? and want to know if travelstart can help connect for work in dubai. Thanks

  12. Am Tina from Nigeria ,.. Am planing of traveling to Dubai for the first time to go visit a cousin of mine … I want to know the price to get visa and the ticket price. So I would knows budget…., thanks

    • Hi Tina, please send an enquiry to for detailed information. Thanks

  13. i have travel to malaysia twice now i want to visit dubai from nigeria ,pls can you tell me the total cost for visa and ticket i want to know

  14. Pls can I get dubai visa for a paper presentation in2 days. Visa+ flight to and fro.

  15. Good job Oluwakemi… Am an agent, I used travelstart for my client and you guys are one of the best… If anyone need agent on traveling to Dubai, South Africa, Kenya, Schengen, Europe, Usa/Canada E.t.c,

  16. please I want to know if it possible to get a Dubai visa for two years just for visiting,I don’t like the idea of applying anytime I want to travel.

  17. Please am presently in North Cyprus and I want to travel to dubai for summer then to Nigeria. How can u help me.

  18. Pls i want to apply for a family visa to Dubai : myself, my wife , 4 years old daughter and barely a year daughter .. How do I go about it ?

    • HI Mike, please send your enquiries to They will send you the quotes for both visa and flight.

  19. Hi oluwakemi ojo, I ask you that how did you do your visit visa to dubai( I mean how much you do it) no response since december 10th. And u didn’t even do as if u see it. Or you can’t do it? Only 2 weeks visa you do?

    • Hi David, Dubai Tourist visa fee for 2 weeks is $180. Kindly send your enquiries to

  20. I need an agent for dubia pls get back to me

  21. i am Elvis I want to transit true Dubai, just for 6 hours, i am not going out from the airport i am going to south korean, do i need transit visa, i own a Nigeria passport.

  22. How can I get a three month Dubai visa and how much is it gonna cost me….I never traveled before.

    Can you assist a sister of mine to secure an hair stylist job in Dubai and how much is the visa going to be?

    Do you do student visa to Germany and France? How much with it cost.?

    I will be waiting for your reply asap…I can’t because it is urgently needed

  23. Visa Application

    Henry Chijioke
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    18 hours agoDetails
    Good Day,
    My name is Nzenwa NNAEMEKA,

    Please assist me with a tourist visa to dubai, I already have a pending flight ticket arik airline. Please its urgent as I have already sent mail to this effect but haven’t got any reply so far.,

    • Hi Henry, Your mail has been responded to. Please check your inbox. Thank you.

  24. I will like to knw how much it will cost me to get a dubai 3months visa

    • Hi Tola, You can only apply for 1 month visa. 1 Month – USD 300.00 per person. Click here for more information on Dubai Visa.

  25. Pls I want to aplied for working permit dubal visa I dnt have familiy there pls I want to know how much is goin to cost me whit return ticket nd wat did I need to avoid been deport or trouble pls I need 2 know

    • HI Fiwashaye, We do not issue Dubai Work Visa. You have to get a job first in Dubai and your employer will get you a work visa.

  26. Pls I want to travel to dubai for work and to stay like one year six months probably two years, what type of visa do I need and what are the requirement?

    • We do not issue Dubai Work Visa. You have to get a job first in Dubai and your employer will get you a work visa.

  27. How much it’ll cost me to travel to dubai for work, visa and ticKet?

    • Hi Suleiman, We do not issue Dubai Work Visa. You have to get a job first in Dubai and your employer will get you a work visa.

  28. How many month Dubai working visa wil be ready

    • Hi Omolade, we do not issue Dubai Work Visa. You have to get a job first in Dubai and your employer will get you a work visa.

  29. Kemi,

    Your business email not working. I want to contact you in a more confidential platform. I want you to contact me via my email.



  31. I really appreciate your swift response to all those making enquiry on how to travel to dubai and other places.
    Please, i want to travel to dubai to reside and work.
    I need your assistance on how to go about that.

    • Hi Christopher, You have to get a job offer from a company in Dubai before you can be granted a Dubai Work Permit.

  32. i want visa to attend an exibition in dubai on 26th jan. still possible

    • Hi Agbola, Yes, It is possible. You can apply for two weeks Dubai visa and book your flights. Dubai Visa is $180 and you can book your flights and hotel on

  33. Hi, a good job weldone, please i need a job in Dubai and i want who can help me in getting a job, is there an agent that help one to secure a job, please i need this job urgently, and how much is it going to cost me, if do please connect me to the person through my e-mail thanks

  34. How do you apply for working visa in Dubai with out you got there…. I need the full information

  35. I have sent a mail to you on Tourist Visa, please reply. Thanks.

  36. Please how much is the three months visa to dubai?

  37. Hi, I apply for South Africa visa on the 12-01-2015 as first applicant, and up till now haven’t seen visa. The training I want to attend started on the 19-01-2015
    Am wick. ……

  38. Thumps up Travels start, pls I want to know if (1) it is possible to enter qatar from dubai with the same dubai visa (2) can u get me an agent in dubai that can get me a job before applying for work visa or (3) can u get me qatar working visa, if yes, how long with it take and how much is it ?

  39. hi kemi,
    I wld like to travel to uae and wld like to apply for a 3months visa. and can I get to knw how much it wil cost me to get an accommodation dere. any how easy wld it be to get a job over dere.

  40. Hi ..please kindly tell me the visa cost for one month and 3 month through your company

  41. I am stil waiting to get response from you.

  42. Please is there age limit for a nigeria to get working visa in dubai. Thanks

  43. Hello.. pls is it true,that there’s a travel restriction for single nigerians less than 40 years?

  44. i am 25 years old and i am planing to visit dubai this month, what do i need to do to get it.

  45. just tourist visa that all i need. planning to leave on th 23 feb 2015 and to come back 04mar 2015. tnks urgent attention please

  46. Good day dear travel start…. Pls I need ur help on how I can apply for Dubai visa and how much it will cost me totally, actually I have nobody over there but I want to out of Nigeria to stay and be working in Dubai. pls I will be happy if you can help me out of Nigeria and how much it will cost me totally.

  47. Hi Kemi, I sent an email to your box. Kindly reply. Thanks.

    • Hi Olawumi,

      I didn’t see your email. Could you please forward your enquiries to Thanks

  48. Please help me clear this misunderstanding. I applied for visa to dubai through an agent. We were two in number and travelled the same date. We finished our business in dubai and we came back to nigeria. However small problem happened at the airport. We handed over our passports to the immigration officer on departure and he mistakenly stamped only one of the passport. We didn’t realize it untill we got into the plane. When we alerted the cabin crew they told us that its not a problem we should bother. However due to curiosity we called the agent that got a visa for us and told him. Immediately the agent started shouting that the immigration is going to penalise him for that. He insisted that on getting to nigeria we have to send back that passport to him for stamping and also pay a fine of 10,000 dirhams. That’s very scaring indeed and the parsistently disturb us. Pls kindly advise me. Is this demand true or just a scam. Am worried. Thank youy

    • Hi Hamza,

      I don’t think the stamp on your passport has anything to do with your visa application. Since the cabin crew said there is no problem, Then you have no problem.

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