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I am flying into Dubai on the 5th of August and leaving on the 8th of August. Will I be able to get a visa for Dubai even though my passport expires on the 31st of January 2015? I am a South African citizen.

I will also be traveling to the UK and have received my visa for entry. I am not sure if I apply for a new passport this will mean I will have to get a new visa for the UK in the new passport as well.

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  • Your question currently has two completely unrelated questions, I suggest revising the question to ask only one at a time and post another question for the second questions. – Aditya Somani Jul 16 '14 at 11:55
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    If you do decide to get a new passport, you can always use the old passport with the visa in it together with the new passport to enter the UK, see travel.stackexchange.com/questions/30767/… – Relaxed Jul 16 '14 at 12:34
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Per Timatic, as a South African citizen you require a visa in advance for the United Arab Emirates, and

Passport or passport replacing documents of visitors must be valid for:

  • at least 3 months from the date of entry, for visits of up to 3 months; or

  • at least 6 months from the date of entry, for visits exceeding 3 months.

So you should be fine with your current passport. Of course, since you need to apply for a visa at the embassy, they will tell you whether your passport is sufficient.

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