How to apply and obtain ICA approval Green Signal?

How to apply and obtain ICA approval Green Signal?

No ICA approval required for UAE residents

  • UAE residents now no longer required to apply ICA approval, instead they need to submit the details such as passport, Emirates ID in uaeentry.ica.gov.ae
  • Provide the negative COVID-19 PCR test report upon arrival.
  • You can find UAE designated / authorized lab for taking PCR test here

Apply ICA approval to return to UAE

To apply for ICA approval and to return UAE,

  • Apply through ICA smart services
  • Enter valid ID, name, passport details, origin and destination.
  • Provide negative COVID 19 report 96 hours prior to departure
  • You can take COVID 19 PCR test from the UAE designated lab

How to check the status of ICA approval green?

  • After you have applied for ICA approval, you will receive the UAE entry status verification.
  • Once the process is verified and approved, you will get a green signal (you can check the status online)
  • If the process is not approved, you will get a red signal (you can check the status online). In this case you need to apply again to receive a green signal.

Apply for GDRFA approval to return to Dubai, UAE

For Dubai residents who wish to return UAE, you can apply GDRFA here

While applying you will be asked to enter your Resident File Number which is on your visa under File.

Traveling to DUBAI during COVID-19 situation

  • Dubai residents must enter the details in uaeentry.ica.gov.ae
  • No ICA / GDRFA approvals required for tourists with valid visa / visa on arrival.
  • Passengers traveling to Dubai from GCC countries are not required to provide PCR test report. PCR test will be on arrival at Dubai airports.
  • Passengers transiting in Dubai are not required to provide PCR test report. If it is mandatory from your country or final destination, you can keep the PCR test report.
  • Passengers must download COVID19 – DXB Smart app (apple / Android(google play store)) and register with Dubai health authority (DHA).

ICA approval contact phone number, email

For any assistance regarding ICA approval queries, please contact

Phone: +971600522222, +97123128867, +97123128865; Mobile: +971501066099

Fax: +97125543883

Email: Operation@ica.gov.ae, smartservices.ica.gov.ae

Verification on COVID-19 Vaccination certificate

  1. Travelers are required to register their arrivals in the section ‘Register Arrivals’ in Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) app.
  2. Complete the register arrivals form.
  3. Upload an international vaccination certificate.
  4. Once uploaded, an SMS along with link to download Alhosn App will be received.
  5. Travels will receive a Unified Identification Number (UID) through ICA app or website or at the airport.
  6. Download the Alhosn App and register using the UID and registered phone number for ICA.
  7. Enter the one time password (OTP) you received to complete the registration process through Alhosn App
  8. Through Alhosn App Travelers can check the status, vaccination information, test results and travel test requirements, and use a live QR code.

Travel (Entry/Transit) requirements / restrictions to UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah) during COVID-19

Read the above link for the travel requirements / restriction applied to travel UAE. Check whether quarantine is required for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Umm al Quwain.

What is Al Hosn app green pass system? How to make the status green? Procedures required?

Al Hosn app is the official app used in UAE for COVID-19 test related matters. Through Al Hosn app, travelers can check the status, vaccination information, test results and travel test requirements, and use a live QR code to access the premises, public places etc. Through this app, one can be able to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep their family, friends and relatives safe by registering and uploading the required information.

*Now it is mandatory to use Al Hosn app from 20 th August 2021 to enter the public places in Abu Dhabi

Condition: Completed full vaccination cycle and green status in Al Hosn app

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51 Comments

  1. I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60days and its more than still I cant get. Is there any problem?

  2. My ica approval got rejected but for my kids I got green signal. I am the sponsor for my kids and how to get ICA green signal for me and I am already vaccinated. Kindly assist.

  3. Since the employer demanded my urgency return please, give the ICA approval otherwise i will lose my current job . Two times Air India Express counter staff send me back due to the ICA issue which has given me finacial loss

  4. Dear sir, i am working abudhabi off shore at ship. I am completed my vacation. Asking permission ICA approval to flying to abudhabi.

    Faithfully kunjumon

    In Happiness.

  5. Science the employer demand my urgently return.please give me the ICA approval otherwise i will loss my current job. And I have bank loan from Dubai islamic bank. I put the bank instalment up to April only. My return flight was 18 April by biman Bangladesh air. Thay are not give me brooding pass because of red signal.

  6. Hello sir
    Hope all as well.
    I checked ica approval many time.But it’s showing red signal.I want come to uae immediately cause of my job.
    I am already vaccinated from siha.
    So kindly give me approval.
    Best regards.

  7. gud day i ask about my ICA approval How I get my green note because I Stay now in philippines almost 5 month want to come back to my work, how many times I try to register my emarates I’d and passport but still red note

  8. Dear sir I am tourej hossain
    I am working abu dhabi I need ICA approval please get green signal
    My vacation is complete

  9. Hi,

    Im working in abu dhabi and waiting for my ICA approval to be green. I miss my first fligt. Im fully vacinated and all rrquirement has been done. Only i an waiting for the green ica

    Can you help me to ger green ICA

  10. Im working in abu dhabi and waiting for my ICA approval to be green. I miss my first fligt. Im fully vacinated and all rrquirement has been done. Only i an waiting for the green ica

    Can you help me to ger green ICA

  11. Dear. Sir. I am working abudhabi since +9years.allready vaccination both dose completed in abudhabi. Only I am waiting for green Ica. Pls. Do green ICA

  12. I am already vaccinated, I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. Is there any problem?

  13. Hi Sir
    I Arshad Zeya Abu Dhabi Residencial Visa holder now I am in India since 3months I want to return Abu Dhabi but still not get the ICA approvel please advise.

  14. How to get ICA approval? I’m travelling to Abu Dhabi but ICA approval always rejected. Please help me.

  15. Hi!

    I am trying to get my ICA Approval it still shows me a red sign. However my visa is valid ,I am Vaccinated and I have been out of country for 117days only.

    Please assist.

  16. I have a valid visa till 2022, I am working Abu dhabi offshore. I am completed my vaccination (3 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. Is there any problem?

  17. I have a valid visa till 2022, I am working Abu dhabi offshore. I am completed my vaccination (2 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. Please assist

  18. I have a valid visa till 2022, I am completed my vaccination (2 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. Please assist

  19. Dear Sir,

    I have a valid visa till 2022, I am completed my vaccination (2 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. Please assist

  20. Sir, since a year I am trying my ICA approval and it shows red. I am vaccinated . What should I do to get it approved (green)?
    Kindly advice.

  21. i am also ica approval red signl always saying after 60 days i am in india i am trveling to abu dhbai pls help me how can get ica green singl

  22. Dear Sir,

    I have a valid visa , I am completed my vaccination (2 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. please help me

  23. I have a valid visa .I am completed my vaccination (2dose) sinopharm.i try to apply for an ICA approval but rejected what should I do to get it approval (Green)

  24. Hello Sir,
    I have taken full does of Sinopharm vaccine I have applied for ICA approval with all the required documents bt still I am getting red signal what to do get green signal,please help.

  25. iam fully vaccinated from uae (sinopharm), but my ica shows red. so many times check but its always shown red

  26. Dear Sir,

    I have a valid visa , I am completed my vaccination (2 dose), I try to apply for an ICA approval but always rejected. Always saying after 60 days and its more than still I cant get. please help me

  27. Dear sir.. I m completely my vaccination 2dose. But always ica approval is red signal… How can i get green tick for come back to abudhabi..

  28. i have valid abudhabi visa . my visa is expired september 15, ihave only 16 days balance . but still my ICA is red signel. how i get the green signel, pleas help me

  29. Mohammedsalih
    29/8/2021
    Dear sir ihave no validvisa my visa olredy
    15/7/2021expired i try to apply for ica approval but always rejected can get please help me (im completed my vaccination (2dose )help me

  30. Dear sir
    I am completed vaccination (2dose)
    Please help me valid Abu Dhabi visa
    My visa expired 7 September
    I try to apply for ica approval but always
    Rejected please help me my green signel

  31. Dear sir/Madam,

    I’m done my vaccination (2 doses), I tried to apply for an ICA approval but always its shows rejected check after 60days and its more than 60 days still I didn’t get approval .

    Advise us what should I do to get approval (Green). Please help me.

  32. Dear sir/Madam,

    I’m done with my vaccination (3 doses), I tried to apply for an ICA approval but it always shows rejected check after 60days, and it’s more than 60 days still I didn’t get approval.

    Advise us what should I do to get approval (Green). Please help me.

  33. I am compleded 3 vaccination . I try to apply for ICA approval bau always shows after 60 days plz halp me green signal

  34. Iam holding Fujairah valid residential visa. While applying ICA approval , me got QR code approval but not getting entry permit. What is reason? Iam taken both vaccine from India.

  35. Dear sir i am completed vaccination 3 dose , i tired to apply an ica approval but always its show rejected , plz help me

  36. Dear Sir
    I’m fully vaccinated. I have abu dhabi visa. But ICA still showing red. Please help for Green Signal

  37. Dear Sir,

    My status is showing red in ICA entry approval. I have tried everything that I came to know to get it into green.
    I contacted the Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship,
    I contacted the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs through 600522222.
    I visited immigration office in Abu Dhabi.
    I registered through a complaint ticket.
    I contacted every office via email.
    But still after some many efforts my status is still red. It has been red for the last 5 months. I don’t know the reason behind the red status.
    I had taken both doses of Covid vaccination in UAE.
    My visa is also professional Civil Engineer.
    I am presently in the UAE.
    Every week I have a PCR test.
    Request you to please update me why my status is red and what shall I do to convert it into green. As I am now totally exhausted by contacting everyone and no one is helping in solving my issue. Next Month I have to go to India but I am not able to book my tickets due to this red status as all airlines are saying if it will not be green I cannot board back to the UAE.

  38. Dear Rahul,
    i had sent one of my local friend to ICA office, they told him apply online.
    so it means they even do not have any idea what is happening.
    im red for the last one year.
    here no one knows what to do…….

  39. Hi all,

    Has anyone got their ICA changed from red to green?
    Please reply
    I have mine as red
    All confused
    Tried all possible ways

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