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VISA INFORMATION FOR VISITING STUDENTS

It is mandatory for all visiting students to apply for a Student Residence Visa from AUD (except for UAE and GCC nationals).

Students should apply for the visa 2 months prior to the start of the semester by contacting the Admissions Office at admissions@aud.edu.
As part of the visa process, students have to enroll in the AUD-sponsored health insurance plan. The Residence Visa is valid for one year.

Required Documents and Process:

  • The Visa Application Form duly filled and returned.
  • Colored photocopy of the passport with validity page (min. 6 months validity)
  • Copy of current visa, if applicable
  • Copy of tenancy contract (Ejari). Waived for those living in AUD Housing.
  •  1 passport-size photo
  • Additional Charges: These are applicable only to those students who enter the UAE with another type of visa (tourist etc.) and apply for an AUD Student Residence Visa while they are in the UAE.
  • Change of visa status AED600
  • Issue visa while in country AED700
  • Visa processing usually takes 3 to 4 working days. Delays may occur at the Department of Naturalization and Residency Dubai (DNRD).

Visa Fees:
Residency fees for visiting students coming for one semester:

  • Visa fee: AED 1,000
  • Passport deposit: AED 1,000
  • Health insurance: AED 1,200
  • Blood test: AED 400
  • Total per semester: AED 3,600

Residency fees for visiting students coming for two consecutive semesters or extended another semester:

  • Visa fee: AED 1,000
  • Passport deposit: AED 1,000
  • Health insurance: AED 2,400*
  • Blood test: AED 400
  • Total per 2 semesters: 4,800
    *the rate may vary, therefore the annual rate will be applied

Cancellation Fee

200AED (These fees are subject to change without notice by the UAE government authorities).

AUD-sponsored students who complete their semester(s) at AUD must contact the Visa Officer to process their visa cancellation two weeks before returning to their home country. 

Students sponsored by AUD for a student resident visa, who fail to comply with the AUD visa regulations, or who exit the country without going through the proper channels and cancellation procedures will not be able entitled to re-apply for an AUD-sponsored residence visa. Accordingly, the students will forfeit their Passport Security Deposit.