Visa Requirements and Waivers



UAE Visa Regulations


Meeting all visa and customs requirements is an individual responsibility of each participant. Please consult the UAE Embassy in your country to find out whether you require a visa, and if so, what requirements are set forth for obtaining it. Civic Concepts International will assist you in the visa application process to the best of its ability, however such assistance will be limited to providing you with an invitation letter and some other supporting documents. CCI will only make calls to the Embassies in exceptional cases

The government of the United Arab Emirates applies varying regulations to the nationals of different countries. It is therefore important that you contact the closest United Arab Emirates Embassy to find out the requirements that apply to your country. Please consult the web-site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates at http://www.mofa.gov.ae/mofa_english to locate the nearest embassy or consulate to you.

If you are a national citizen of a GCC country you do not require a visa to visit the UAE. You will simply need to produce your GCC country passport or ID Card upon arrival at the point of entry into the UAE.

National citizens of the following countries will be granted a free of charge visa for a single visit upon arrival in the UAE. It should be noted that this list may vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the UAE.

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
Spain
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican City


If you do not fall into one of the above categories, you will require a visa and a sponsor for your visit.

If you face difficulties, please email us at info@iylc.com.

Please also note that you may need transit visas for the countries you will travel through to get to the UAE and to return to your country. Please ensure that you have researched all of the relevant information concerning the visas you will need for your journey and have applied for and obtained all the necessary visas before you come to the conference.

Visa Assistance Policy


For the citizens of the countries that require a visa: Civic Concepts International will apply on their behalf with the assistance of Conference Venue. We shall email you a copy of your visa before travelling to Dubai. Please note that the cost of the visa is $200, and those applying for visa through CCI must submit their visa fee in advance, so that we can start applying for your visa.