UAE Visa Status

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 24/11/2023

UAE is well-known for its architectural marvels. However, this area of the Middle East was formerly a small fishing village.

It wasn’t until Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan became president in 1971 that the country began to transform dramatically. Today, the country has it all: rich Arab culture, skyscrapers, and job opportunities.

Recently, the UAE has become a popular destination, especially for Indians. As per the Ministry of External Affairs, over 3.554 million Indian expatriates live in the UAE, making it the largest expatriate community in the country.

When visiting this country, the two key documents you will need are a visa and a passport. This article will update you on how you can conduct a UAE Visa Check.

Relevance of Checking UAE Visa Application Status

Before you plan your trip to the UAE, it is best to know the processing status of your visa, as explained below:

Received: It means that the relevant authority has received your application but has not been reviewed yet.

Under Processing: It means the concerned officials are verifying the details and documents, but approval has not yet been granted.

Issued: Your application has been processed and issued successfully, and you can now legally fly to the UAE.

Rejected: It suggests that your application has been rejected at the verification stage. The reason for rejection is clearly stated in a separately issued notice. If you have not received one, you can contact the officials at the UAE Vista Centre or express your concern in writing via email to the relevant authority.

UAE Visa Check — Online Process

To find information about your visa, check the official website of the issuing authority. Depending on the emirate you applied for, this could be the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA- Dubai).

UAE Visa Check by Passport Number

You can carry out the UAE visit visa validity check process with the help of a passport number. Here is how:

Visit the ICP website

Choose 'Passport Information', and from the drop-down menu, select 'Visa' as the type.

Share your passport details like number, expiry date, and your nationality.

Complete the prompt to prove you are human.

Tap on the 'Search' tab.

UAE Visa Check Status — Offline

If you want to track your UAE Visa application offline, visit any of the following centres with the reference number and the necessary documents.

Centre’s City Email  Address Contact Number
New Delhi UAE Visa Application Centre B 6/8, 3rd Floor. Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, New 011-42596342
Chandigarh UAE Visa Application Centre, SCO 141, Ground Floor, Sector 8 C, Madhya Marg. Chandigarh - 160018. Bangalore - 560001. 0172-4800023
Bangalore UAE Visa Application Centre TT Services 009, Ground Floor, Raheja Chambers, No 12, Museum Road, 080-49193314
Mumbai UAE Visa Application Centre TT Services, #105.1st Floor, Hallmark Business Plaza, Guru Nanak Hospital Road, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051. 022-40022944
Kolkata UAE Visa Application Centre,8/1 A, Little Russel Street,4th Floor,Kolkata - 700071 033-22821065
Chennai UAE Visa Application Centre TT Services,Vadiraja Centre, 1st Floor 1A,351, Avvai Shanmugam Road,Gopalapuram,Chennai - 600 086 044-42027226/044-43512623
Cochin UAE Visa Application Centre TT Services,Door No - 39/4382. 1st Floor. Appu Saadham,Valanjambalam Jn,Opp. LIC Office.,Valanjambalam,Cochin – 682016 0484-4029660
Hyderabad UAE Visa Application Centre,D No 5-9-88/1, Sapphire Complex,Chapel Road,Hyderabad-500001 040-66787894

UAE Visa Validity

The duration of a visa in the UAE is determined by the specific type and category it falls under. Here is the detailed insight.

Visa Type Validity Number of Extension Permissible Maximum Extension
Visit Visa 60 Days Two Times 30 Days / Extension
Tourist Visa 30-90 Days Two Times 30 Days / Extension
Employment Visa 60 Days —- —-
Residence Visa 1, 2 or 3 years (depending on the category) —- —--
Entry Permit (GCC Residents) 30 Days Once 30 Days
Visa on Arrival 14 Days Once 14 Days


The validity period is counted from the date of issuance of the visa.

You have the option to convert the employment visa to a residence visa.

You can renew the residence visa before it expires.


When visiting the UAE, you must maintain track of your visa status to avoid any unwelcome consequences. Just as crucial as your visa, your travel insurance policy is also essential.

When you arrive in a new country, you are confronted with a different climate, culture, and laws. There is always the possibility of contracting an illness or losing your luggage or passport. A travel insurance plan protects you from such unforeseen situations.

Further, if your visa has not been processed and you need to cancel or postpone your trip, then, depending on the reason for rejection, international travel insurance may reimburse for losses made due to advance bookings.

However, before investing in this safety net, it is important to read the fine print of the brochure and understand the travel insurance's claim process to avoid any last-minute trouble.

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How can I track my UAE visa status?

You can track UAE entry visa status online on the official website of ICP or GDRFA- Dubai. You can also learn about visa status offline by visiting the visa centre.

How can I check my UAE visa status by passport number?

For the UAE visit visa check online, please visit the ICP official website.

What is the file number for the UAE visa?

The file number is a unique number assigned to you when you enter the boundaries of the UAE. You will receive this number from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship or the Airport Immigration.


Information last updated Nov '23. While this information is sourced reliably, visa requirements can change. For the most current visa details, visit the official Consulate/Embassy website.

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