Indications have emerged that the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have stopped issuing visas to Nigerians, following the stabbing of a police officer by a group of six boys.
The incident which took place in Deira, the hub of business in Dubai, resulted in the massive arrest of blacks irrespective of their nationalities.
The officer was said to have died immediately from the injuries he sustained from the incident. A source who in the region during the incident, warned Nigerians to careful in order to avoid arrest. “Those of you have relatives in Dubai should be warned. The atmosphere is so hot especially for those without permit,” he said.
Here are the new rules for Nigerians travelling to UAE
- The Last 3 months personal bank statements (Up to month prior to travel, if family booking, only required for the head of the family).
- Credit card copy in the name of the traveler.
- Hotel booking must be put in place prior to visa application.
- Family travelers can apply for a tourist visa which will entitle a max 30 day stay. Individual and Business travelers can only apply for a service visa which entitles a max 14 day stay. If a client wishes to have an extended duration, they must exit the UAE and apply for a new visa.
- Visa applications cannot be submitted for processing without the required supporting documentation.
- Family is defined as : Husband and Wife, with or without children. If the surnames on passports differ, a copy of the marriage certificate will be required.
- 96 hour visas are only available if a valid visa is in place for the next destination. Proof of visa will be required.