All delegates, regardless of needing a visa or not, must hold a passport valid for at least six months after their time of departure from the United Arab Emirates. They must also ensure that they have transit visas should it be necessary.
Visa requirements can change with little or no notice. Please double-check foreign entry requirements for travellers from your country of nationality by contacting the local embassy or consulate for your destination country.
If you are going to arrange the visa application yourself via the UAE Embassy in your home country, you would need to download a visa invitation letter in the “Invitation letter” section.
All hotels and tourist agencies in UAE can handle your visa application for you when you make a hotel reservation. They will charge you for this service.
According to the Government of Abu Dhabi’s regulations, all conferences have to apply for a speaker permit.
In order to apply for this permit, it is MANDATORY for all HVS speakers to provide some specific documents to be able to participate in the meeting.
The speaker e-permit is not for visa purposes. You might need a visa to enter the UAE. Visa processing is your responsibility.
The invitation letter from the organisers, which can be requested below, can be used to apply for a visa to the UAE.