November 18, 2010
All Emirates customers can now secure UAE visas online.
Emirates has launched this service in response to new regulations that will come into effect Jan. 2, 2011, requiring Canadians travelling to the UAE to have a valid visa.
The visa requirement does not apply to passengers in transit to another destination via Dubai.
Customers with an Emirates ticket can apply for and purchase a 96-hour or 30-day UAE visa for $44 USD and $57 USD, respectively, by credit or debit card. Once approved, the visa is delivered electronically within 10 business days.
To apply for a visa online, customers must upload copies of their passport bio page, a photograph and proof of residence. This service is only available for passengers flying in and out of Dubai. One-way flights are not eligible.
The maximum application time is 60 business days prior to entrance into the UAE and only one active visa per individual is allowed at any time.
For more info, visit emirates.com