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UAE Visa status

Do you want to check UAE visa status online through UAE visa checking official website? If yes, on this page you can complete your UAE visa status enquiry in few simple steps.

How to Check UAE Visa Status Online:

Before proceeding how to check visa status UAE guide, please keep in mind that each emirate has their own GDRFA channels (General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs) where you can search for UAE visa rules and requirements, apply visas and check visa status online through official websites.

GDRFAD for Dubai visa status

UAE Visa Status Enquiry through GDRFA Mobile App:

To Download official visa checking mobile application, Click Below Link

Step 1:
Visit App store or Playstore to download the UAE visa checking official app.
No signup or login is required to check UAE visa status on this app.

GDRFA Mobile application to check uae visa status

Step 2:
Once you have downloaded the app, open it and look for “File Status Inquiry” under services label.

Dubai Visa Status

Step 3:
Click on Entry Permit Inquiry if you have signed the labour contract but your visa is still not pasted on your Passport or click on Residence Inquiry if your entry permit is approved and you have completed the ID typing and medical test.

uae visa status enquiry

Step 4:
Write the visa details including code, year and serial number along with your first name on the passport, nationality and date of birth.

Visa Code Sample: 201 is code /2019 is year /1234567 is serial number

UAE visa check online

Step 5:
After filling all mandatory fields your page will look like this ↓, click on Inquiry button.

check uae visa status online

Step 6:
If the entered details are correct, you will see below page with confirmation of ISSUED including other details such as type of your visa, the visa number, applicant full name, and entry or expiry date of the visa.

Check Abu Dhabi Visa status online

How to Download Dubai Residency Copy?

As Dubai Government announced that residence visa stickers (pink visas on passport) are no longer require to print on passports, people are struggling to get their digital copies. To Download your Dubai e-Residency copy, you need to visit GDRFAD official website and follow below steps.

Dubai Residence visa sticker

  1. Visit
  2. Clink Services > Status Tracking and click on File
  3. Write your first name in capital words.
  4. Write File number starting with 201.
  5. Select Nationality.
  6. Write date of birth
  7. Complete the captcha
  8. click search
  9. Click Download e-Residency

GDRFAD e-residency download

UAE Visa Status Enquiry Online through Desktop/PC: 

Step 1:
Click on below given link to redirect to the new UAE visa checking official website.

Once you have clicked above link, you will see below page.

Check uae visa status

Step 2:
Select the service you want to inquire regarding your UAE visa status.

The available options are:

Entry Permit Validity
Residence Validity
e-DNRD Application
e-Form Application
Residence Application

Check Dubai Visa Status Online

Step 3:
Write down your residence file number by selecting the year.

check Residence visa status in uae

Step 4:
Write your first name in English as written in your passport.

uae visa status

Step 5:
Select your gender, choose date of birth in given format (07-08-2019 or dd-mm-yyyy) and select your nationality from the drop down menu.

uae visa check online

Step 6:
Write the given code mentioned in captcha bar and click on submit button.

dubai visa status online

If your entered details are correct, you will see below image in green with the details of your visa including your entry permit number, Name, gender, date of birth, nationality and the most importantly the validity of your UAE residence visa with visa expiry date.

How to check Dubai Visa Status online

Why Abu Dhabi visas cannot be checked on GDRFA Website?

It is because each UAE emirate has their own visa system and channels to complete the visa transactions, so if they have separate system there should be separate visa codes.

Dubai Visa codes starts with 201 whereas Abu Dhabi visa code starts with 101, so in-order to check status of your visas for specific emirates you need to visit their own websites.

Sample of Visas for Abu Dhabi and Dubai:

Dubai Visa Sample
Dubai and Abu Dhabi visa samples

How to check Abu Dhabi visa status:

Expats with visa issued by Abu Dhabi Government can check their visa status and visit or tourist visa validity through ICA website; before checking Abu Dhabi visa status please follow step by step guide about Abu Dhabi visa check by passport no here on this page.

Abu dhabi visa status

1.     Visit above mentioned website
2.     Select passport in search by and visa in select the type.
3.     Enter your passport number
4.     Write passport expiry date
5.     Choose nationality
6.     I’m not a robot
7.     Search

You will get status of your Abu Dhabi visa once you clicked the search button.

Abu Dhabi visa status with entry permit number

The guide to check visa status UAE is ended here with hope that you may now be able to track your UAE visa status online in above shown simple steps, for help and inquiries please leave your comments.

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