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Frequently Asked Questions for Student Visa Processing

For a student visa, you will be required to submit the following documents:

- Completed visa application form
- 8 passport-size photographs (with white background)
- Offer letter issued by Middlesex University Admission Office
- Clear passport copy (data page)
Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least one year from the time of visa application.
- Copy of fee receipts

  • 25% tuition fee
  • Visa deposit of AED 2,500 (one time payment and refundable deposit following visa cancellation minus visa cancellation charges and other outstanding balance if any)
  • Visa processing fee of  AED 6,975 (Inside the country) AED 5,345 (Outside of UAE)* (this includes the visa processing, medical tests, medical insurance and emirates ID)
  • If you are below 18 years old, Immigration requires a Non Objection Certificate from your parents attested by the UAE Embassy in your home country.

Kindly take note that fees may change.

We do accept bank transfers and online payment. Please contact our Finance Office at 04-3678127 for more details.

We encourage students to submit their visa applications at least 2 months before the class starts as your documents will go through a careful review prior to visa application.

Yes, you may submit your visa application thru email at Middlesex Visa Office will acknowledge the email and will guide you through the process.

The processing time will take approximately 10-15 working days before we receive the student entry permit.

The entry permit is valid for 2 months and should be used to enter the country within the date specified on the visa.

The student visa stamping will follow upon arrival and will take another 15-20 days.

Visa applications are subject to immigration approval.

An entry permit is the initial visa that will be issued by the university. It is valid for two months and should be used within the specific date mentioned on the visa validity.

The entry permit is linked to your student visa.

No. The University can only provide a student visa. However, you may feel free to arrange your own visit visa through hotels, agents and relatives residing in Dubai.

Please note that we do not recommend the use of visit visa to start your studies in Dubai. It is not a substitute for a student residence visa.

In addition, it is necessary for you to leave the country for a visa change.

Middlesex Visa Office will email you a copy of the entry permit and will request you to submit a confirmed flight booking in order for us to drop the original visa in the airport that you will be arriving in.

Please proceed to the Visa Collection Section inside Dubai airport to collect your original visa.

This is a process wherein a student will be advised to leave the country to change the status of his/her visa (from visit visa to student visa).

Most of the students who are eligible to get a “visa on arrival” are exempted from a visa change. However, this is subject to the immigration’s approval.

Yes. Visa on arrival is a privilege granted to residents of GCC and students should be accompanied by their parents in order to be eligible for visa on arrival. However, this will not exempt the student from exiting the country for visa change.

No. This is granted by the UAE Government to locals of GCC countries.

Local amendment is a process of changing a visit visa (or visa upon arrival) without asking the student to exit the country.

Students who entered Dubai on a “visa on arrival” are entitled for local amendment. A local amendment fee is applicable if the student would like to avail of this service.

Visa deposit is a one-time payment which serves as a bond. This amount will remain with the university while the student is still holding the student visa from Middlesex University Dubai and will be refunded once the student visa is cancelled and cleared from the immigration record.

No. A visa cancellation fee will be deducted from the visa deposit.

In addition, if the student has an existing financial obligation to the university, the visa deposit will also be deducted from the total outstanding due.

An Emirates ID card is a national ID which is mandated by the government of UAE. This is required for all the residents across the UAE.

Medical insurance is required by the government for the student’s welfare hence it is mandatory for students to have one.

Medical insurance is not required if you hold a private medical insurance which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the time of visa application and includes UAE coverage. In this case, a copy of the medical insurance card and medical insurance policy will need to be presented to the MDX Visa Office. Exemption will be subject to the management’s approval.

Age limit is subject to immigration’s approval.

However, students above 25 years old are required to submit a degree certificate attested by the UAE Consulate in your home country and duly attested by Department of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.

Your student visa is valid for a period of one year and can be renewed while you are still actively enrolled as a student of Middlesex University Dubai.

No. Please ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of one year.

Yes. However, we do advise students to arrive via Dubai airports due to previous difficulties encountered by our students.

We encourage you NOT to stay outside the country for more than 6 months as your visa will be void. In cases like this, you are advised to contact the Middlesex Visa Office to formally cancel your visa.

An X-ray and blood test is required before the actual visa stamping is processed.

The medical facility is located within Knowledge Village. You will be guided to the exact location once we receive your medical appointment form from the Government.

No. It is clearly stated by the UAE Law that student visa holders are strictly prohibited to work either part time or full time.

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