Summit participants traveling via Etihad Airways or Emirates Airways are highly encouraged to apply for visas online through the airlines themselves immediately.
Participants traveling via Emirates Airways with the following country of residence or nationality may NOT currently apply for a visa online. They may still apply at an offline visa processing centre.
To apply for a visa online, you will need:
- A copy of your passport (must be valid for at least six months)
- A passport photograph
- A confirmed roundtrip ticket
- Your application form signed and completed
- Pay visa fee upon application
Please note: Additional documents may be required, depending on your country of residence. Click here to find your visa requirements.
*Visa processing time is approximately three to four working days.
Hotels can also facilitate your visa procurement process, so you should request help with the visa procurement in your email when making the hotel reservation. It is highly recommended to start the process immediately.
NOTE: You WILL need a valid passport, but you do not need to apply for a United Arab Emirates visa if the following apply:
Invitation letters to assist in visa formalities can be sent upon request in order to help you in obtaining the visa. It must be understood that such letters do not guarantee a visa being issued. The attestation letter to assist in visa formalities will only be sent on request and only to participants who have paid their registration fees in full.
Should you wish to receive a letter, fill out the form to request your letter using the contact form; please type “visa letter” in the subject line.
The Microcredit Summit Campaign cannot assist in your visa application beyond providing an official invitation letter. Please contact the United Arab Emirates Embassy or Consulate in your region for more information.