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I applied for a 90-day visa and got a long-term visit, single-entry tourist visa. The date given is 09-March-2015, and it's valid until 07-May-2015.

My agent says the 7th is the latest date I can travel to Dubai; once I enter I need to count 90 days. I entered on the 10th of March.

Is it true, or where can I get it checked?

Can I stay for another month, or do I need to leave before the 7th of May?

  • I would highly doubt the claim made by your agent, about you being able to enter on the last day of your visa validity and to stay for a term of 90 days. – edocetirwi Apr 28 '15 at 17:23
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    @edocetirwi Quite a few countries do actually issue visas like this: the validity date states when the visa must be used by, and the clock on the 90 days in the country only starts ticking when you enter the country. – lambshaanxy Apr 29 '15 at 0:06
  • @jpatokal Good to kow. Thnx. – edocetirwi Apr 29 '15 at 14:22
  • @edocetirwi One such country is the USA. – phoog Dec 8 '15 at 6:55
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Yes, you can stay longer (up to 90 days!). This is how the visa works.

They put a deadline on when you can enter, for a number a reasons - knowledge of numbers, validity of passport, relations between them and your country, whatever - but there's a final date on which you can enter. That's the May 7th.

Once you arrive, your visa 'begins'. It'll run for 90 days from when you arrive. Note the distinction - it's not three months, but 90 days, be careful when calculating.

If you'd like a slightly more official source than me, Emirates lists the visas and notes " 90 days from arrival date" as well.

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After you entered UAE, you can check the validity here.

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