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Where to Apply for UAE Entry Permits or Visas?

Enter your details through the website Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship- ICA (the eChannel for residency and citizenship), or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) which works under the ministry. While ICA offers only online channels, GDRFA offers both online and offline channels, meaning that it will be easy to access regardless of your location.

How Can I Check My UAE Entry Permit Status?

Below are the options to check your entry status in UAE.

Online Channels for Checking UAE Visa Validity and Entry Permit

The following are the online channels for applying for entry permits:

These mobile apps can help you check your UAE entry permit or visa status.


You can also check your residence entry permit status in Dubai and other emirates.

The eChannels portal

Through the eChannels portal, individuals and companies registered in the UAE can apply for a new visa or visa renewal. In order to apply, individuals and companies must first register themselves. The eVisa can be used at the entry port in UAE without the need to put the original visa in front of customs before arrival.

The website of GDRFA for checking UAE visa validity and entry permit

You can apply online for a visa through the websites of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) ] Dubai.

The Government of Dubai recently launched the Global Entry Visa & Residence Facilities Authority (GDRFA) of Dubai, which provides a unified platform for foreigners to apply for visas and residence permits with their families. Visitors can apply for an extension of their visa while they are still in the country.

Mobile apps

You can apply for UAE entry permit and residence visa through:

For more information, please contact:

Business golden visa platform for checking UAE visa validity and entry permit

Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship launched an electronic platform ( for applying for a business visa, which is a part of the Golden Visa system. Some professionals who have experience running their own businesses are eligible for the UAE’s business visa if they want to establish their own business in the country.

Applicants can access their project’s official documents on the website and submit it for a golden visa. The government will review and verify that all conditions are met before awarding the visa.

Service steps

Offline channels for checking UAE visa validity and entry permit

Typing centers

Offline visa applications can be done through licensed typing centers where the visa application is typed and processed through the GDRFA of the respective emirate. Upon approval, the sponsor will receive a message about the approval and the original entry permit.

Amer centres

Dubai Government stipulates that all entry permit and visa transactions must be carried out through its Amer centers. Locate Amer centres in Dubai.

Please follow instructions on  to get more updated details.


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