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
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 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. Commented Apr 29, 2015 at 0:06
  • @jpatokal Good to kow. Thnx.
    – edocetirwi
    Commented Apr 29, 2015 at 14:22
  • @edocetirwi One such country is the USA.
    – phoog
    Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 6:55

2 Answers 2


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.


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

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