The UAE Visa is a document that allows foreigners to enter and stay in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a specific period of time. There are several types of visas available for visitors including tourist visas, visit visas, work visas, and residence visas.
Tourist Visas: These are usually issued for a duration of 30 to 90 days and are suitable for individuals who wish to travel to the UAE for tourism, business, or family visits.
Visit Visas: These are generally issued to those who want to stay in the UAE for a longer period and are required for employment, education, or medical treatments.
Work Visas: These are granted to individuals who have secured employment in the UAE.
Residence Visas: These are issued to those who plan to stay in the UAE for an extended period and wish to establish permanent residency.
Once applied for any of the above-mentioned Visas seeking to enter any of UAE’s Emirates including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, an applicant can check the status of his/her Visa Application via Online Channels.
The applicant requires to visit the ICP Smart Services Portal run by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security.
ICP Smart Services Portal
The ICP Smart Services Portal is an online platform used by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai to manage visa applications and related services.
If an applicant has applied for a visa in Dubai, he/she can use the ICP Smart Services Portal to check the status of hiss/her visa application. Here’s how:
- Go to the ICP Smart Services Portal website.
- Click on the “Track Application” option.
- Enter your visa application number and the Country of nationality.
- Enter the verification code and click on “Submit.”
The applicant will then be able to see the status of his/her visa application, whether it’s still being processed, approved, or rejected.