Indians with US visa to get UAE visa on arrival from May 1

Indians with a valid American visa or a Green Card can get UAE visa on arrival.

The move will come into effect from May 1, at all arrival ports in UAE.

Gulf News reported that the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has circulated a letter to authorities to grant the UAE visa to Indians with valid America visa or Green Card following a Cabinet decision last month.

Shaikh Khaled Bin Essam Al Qassimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah, told Gulf News on Tuesday that the circular followed the ministry’s instructions.

The circular was given to all UAE borders points, including airports and ports.

The visa on arrival will be valid for 14 days and is extendable for a similar period for only one time.

The validity of the passport must be not less than six months and the fee for an entry permit will be AED100.

The fee for one-time extension of the entry permit will be AED250.

The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade.

The number of Indian tourists coming to the UAE last year reached 1.6 million , and there were about 50,000 UAE tourists who visited India in the same year. There are 143 flights a day between the UAE and various Indian cities.

 

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