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Visa Information - All Applicants

Students have the option to apply for a Student Residence Visa with AUD, or check
other options with the UAE embassy in their home country.


IMPORTANT: Depending on the type of passport the student is holding, other options of getting different types of visas could be available to visit the UAE. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check these options, requirements, rules and regulations with the UAE Embassy in their home country. AUD will not be liable or held responsible for any violations, or any complications that might occur due to the fact that the immigration rules might change from time to time during the student’s stay in Dubai.


Students who are accepted and enrolled on a full-time basis have the option to apply for a visa and can be sponsored by the University. They will be issued a Student Residence Visa valid for one year. Students who wish to apply for this visa, should request for it by contacting the Admissions Office at least 2 months before the scheduled date of entry.

Required Documents and Process:

  • The Visa Application Form duly filled and returned click here
  • Colored photocopy of the passport with validity page (min. 6 months validity)
  • 1 passport-size photo
  • Copy of current visa, if applicable
  • Copy of tenancy contract (Ejari). Waived for those living in AUD Housing.
  • Visa charges: AED2,000 + a refundable AED3,000 passport security deposit + AED400 for the medical test
  • Additional Charges: These are applicable only to those students who enter the UAE with another type of visa (tourist etc.) and apply for an AUD Student Residence Visa while they are in the UAE.
  • Change of visa status AED600
  • Issue visa while in country AED700

Visa processing usually takes 3 to 4 working days. Delays may occur at the Department of
Naturalization and Residency Dubai (DNRD).

Health Insurance
Health insurance fees are payable at the time of visa application. Private health insurance covering care in the UAE is mandatory for all AUD sponsored students. In order to meet this requirement by enrolling in the AUD-sponsored health insurance plan, students are charged a non-refundable fee on their fall semester bill covering the period September 1 through August 31.

Student joining in Fall Semester (covering September to August): *AED 2,400
Spring Semester (covering January to August): *AED 1,700
Summer I Term (covering May to August): *AED 900

Cancellation Fee

AED200 (These fees are subject to change without notice by the UAE government authorities).

AUD-sponsored students who complete their semester(s) at AUD must contact the Visa Officer to process their visa cancellation two weeks before returning to their home country. 

Students sponsored by AUD for a student resident visa, who fail to comply with the AUD visa regulations, or who exit the country without going through the proper channels and cancellation procedures will not be able entitled to re-apply for an AUD-sponsored residence visa. Accordingly, the students will forfeit their Passport Security Deposit.