United Nations Visas

Requirements for United Nations Visas

To apply for a United Nations diplomatic visa, you must provide the following:


Two (2) completed application forms.  All application forms must be typed.

  • The Particulars of Sponsor / Host in the UAE (e.g., UN, IMF, World Bank Representative in UAE, etc.).
  • Residence Address in UAE (e.g., hotel, family or friend’s house, etc.)
2 An original passport signed by the bearer (Laissez Passer), should not expire within six (6) months from the expected time of arrival in the UAE.
3 A copy of your passport and a copy of the application. (Please print in color.)
4 Two (2) original passport-sized photos.
5 An invitation letter from your sponsor in the UAE.

An original letter written in English and Arabic from one of the following concerned United Nations offices in the U.S.A. (e.g., UNICEF, IMF, the World Bank, etc.). The letter must include:

  • Your position (e.g., colonel, engineer, etc.) and the purpose of your visit.
  • Name and phone number of your point of contact in the UAE and confirmation of your sponsor during your stay in the UAE.
7 If you are sending the visa application through the mail please include a prepaid, self-addressed envelope with a tracking number (e.g., US Express mail, UPS, FedEx, etc.).


  • This application will result in a single-entry visa valid for two months, with a maximum of stay one month.
  • Visas require prior approval from the UAE authorities and the Consulate requires a minimum of two (2) business days to issue the visa.

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