November 5, 2014

Because the issuance of electronic visas caused a lot of confusion between the Free Zones and Dubai airport, the Free Zones have in the past months, one by one, all cancelled their electronic visa system. Most Free Zones have gone back to arranging courier delivery of the physical Entry Permits and business visas to the company office in Dubai, who is then responsible for either sending it to the employee, or to deliver it to the airport of entry, where it can be collected by the employee at the visa collection counter at time of arrival. However, in some Free Zones, including Dubai Silicon Oasis, DAFZA, and Dubai World Central, the company is required to collect the permit in person at the government office.