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US Dubai Consulate FAQ

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Attention Citizens of Iran, Syria and Sudan: Current guidelines require that ALL Citizens of Iran, Syria, Cuba, and Sudan must apply in person regardless of age or residency 

Most applicants are required to appear in person at the Consular Section to apply for a U.S. visa. However, applicants under 14 and over 80 are generally exempt from this requirement.

Qualified applicants include:

  • Applicants under 14 or over 80, who are legal residents of UAE with valid residence permits (UAE residence visa or Emirates ID card). 

Note: Residence permits are not required for UAE nationals.

Additional Documentation Required

In addition to the standard documents required for each visa type, the following documents are required for applicants using the Special Age Exemption trip purpose category:

For Applicants under 14:

  • A copy of one parent’s valid U.S. visa
  • A copy of one parent’s and the applicant’s own residence permits for the UAE (UAE residence visa or Emirates ID card). Not required for UAE nationals.
  • Applicant’s birth certificate copy

For Applicants older than 80:

  • The applicant’s own residence permit for the UAE (UAE residence visa or Emirates ID card). Not required for UAE nationals.

Please send the documents through Empost, to start the process please visit  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-AE/niv/information/courier