International students who wish to pursue their higher education in the United Arab Emirates are required to hold a student visa by law. The purpose of this visa will be to grant entry to the UAE to pursue studies either in a university or college. One of the foremost conditions attached to this visa is that the applicant must be of at least 18 years of age while submitting the application. It is to be noted that a sponsor is required for you to be eligible for the study permit as well. The sponsor for your higher education in UAE will be the university or college itself making the entire process simple and convenient.
Documents required for your study permit in UAE
Here are a few of the documents that you would require in order to successfully lodge a visa application:
- A completed visa application form
- Clear colour passport copy with a validity of at least 6 months
- 2 passport size photographs
- Tuition fee receipt
- Visa fee receipt
- Copt of the Letter of Admission
- Medical Exam Certificate
- Health Insurance with a validity of 12 months (Usually part of the visa fee demanded by the university or the college).
Please note that these are the basic requirements and you can find more details with our counsellors.
Validity of the Visa
Unlike most other countries where the validity of the study permit is passed on the duration of the course, UAE will only offer a student visa for one year up on the initial submission of your application. This will then be renewed yearly and will be depended on the academic progression of the student.
While most other countries have a fixed amount in the form of the visa fee to be paid, the amount for UAE will differ based on the university or the college. There might also be a difference in the fee to be considered between different emirates. On average, you can expect to pay upwards of AED 4000.
How Abe Services Helps With The Visa Application Process?
We at Abe Services have been fulfilling the dreams of aspirants who wish to study abroad for over 12 years. Our expert counsellors will guide you through the documentation process to ensure that they are all in the expected format prior to sharing the same with the university for final processing. We will ensure that you have a truly hassle-free process.
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Once the applicant has been granted a visa application, there are certain conditions to be adhered upon arrival in the country. A few of the most important conditions include the following:
- Not to work part-time on a student visa
- Satisfactory course progression to ensure that the visa gets renewed
- Always have a valid health insurance plan
- Always abide by the law
- Always be in possession of your Emirates ID card.
For any queries on the student visa process for UAE, please feel free to get in touch with our team of counsellors for expert guidance.