Visa Information


Nationals of the below listed countries are eligible for a free-of-charge visa stamped on their passports upon entry into Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports:

 Andorra

 Australia

 Austria

 Belgium

 Brunei

 Bulgaria

 Canada

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 Estonia

 Finland

 France

 Germany

 Greece

 Hong Kong

 Hungary

 Iceland

 Ireland

 Italy

 Japan

 Latvia

 Liechtenstein

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 Malaysia

 Malta

 Monaco

 Netherlands

 New Zealand

 Norway

 Poland

 Portugal

 Romania

 San Marino

 Singapore

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 South Korea

 Spain

 Sweden

 Switzerland

 United Kingdom

 United States of America

 Vatican City

Visa Application Prior to Arrival

All other nationalities not mentioned in the above list are required to pre-arrange a visa for entry into the United Arab Emirates. Visa requirements can change with little or no notice. Please double-check foreign entry requirements for travellers from your country of nationality by contacting the local embassy or consulate for your destination country.

Visa Application Procedure

Please provide your complete passport details, attach a clear copy of the first 3 pages of your passport and a scanned coloured passport size photograph (white background).

Please send this information by email to goss@mci-group.com

Once the visa is approved, an e-visa copy will be emailed to you and a printed copy of the same has to be submitted by you to the immigration upon your arrival.

Special Notes

  • The passport should be valid for 6 (six) months or more prior to the date of travel.
  • Visa is valid for one single entry only.
  • Visa will only be issued 3-7 days prior to your arrival and emailed to you.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the visa copy is mandatory.
  • Working days in UAE are from Sunday to Thursday. (Friday/Saturday is the weekends).
  • All relevant visa documents are required to be sent to the conference secretariat before 15 September 2017 to ensure a smooth processing of the visa.
  • Visa fees are payable in full in advance and if not approved by immigration authorities, the amount is non-refundable.
  • All visas are valid for arrival and departure at Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah airports.
  • Visa application will only be accepted if hotel accommodation is booked through the Conference Secretariat.
  • If you are not booking hotel accommodation through the Conference Secretariat; you may pre-arrange your visa with the hotel where you will stay or with the airline you will use to travel to Dubai.