How can I apply for a visa to attend Pre-COP28?
The UAE Government has authorized an electronic, free-of-charge special entry permit for all UNFCCC-registered COP28 UAE event attendees, also known as the COP28 UAE Visa.
UNFCCC-registered participants invited to attend Pre-COP28 should utilize the COP28 UAE Visa process to enter the UAE.
Once you have completed your UNFCCC registration for the COP28 Blue Zone, you will receive a UNFCCC confirmation email, which will include a link to apply for the COP28 UAE Visa.
It is mandatory for all non-UAE resident UNFCCC-registered participants entering the UAE to apply for the COP28 UAE Visa prior to arrival, using the visa application link shared within the UNFCCC registration confirmation email.
To apply for your COP28 UAE Visa to enter the UAE for Pre-COP28, you will need to be registered by your National Focal Point through the UNFCCC's Online Registration System.
The COP28 UAE Visa allows the holder a single-entry visit into the UAE. Applicants who leave the UAE and wish to return for COP28 UAE must re-apply for their visa ahead of COP28 UAE. Please note, you can re-apply only after you exit the UAE, and you must use your UNFCCC registration number.
How long will it take to issue my visa?
Processing the COP28 UAE Visa application may take up to 72 hours after submission. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as their UNFCCC registration is confirmed.
Your application status can be checked using the link in your visa application confirmation email after your application has been submitted.
How can I apply for a visa to attend Pre-COP28 if I am NOT a UNFCCC-registered delegate?
Pre-COP28 is a by-invitation-only event.
If you are not a UNFCCC-registered delegate and are coming to
Pre-COP to attend meetings or events outside of the formal ministerial, you can apply for a standard visit visa or receive a tourist visa on arrival, if applicable. For more information, please visit www.icp.gov.ae