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| UAE visa on arrival for Indians with USA visa or Green card |
Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card will be eligible to get UAE visa on arrival at all ports starting May 1.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) this week 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.
Officials at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai confirmed that they will start implementing the order on May 1.
The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade.
It also contributes to achieving UAE’s vision to be the leading country in attracting global tourism.
The number of Indian tourists coming to the UAE last year reached about 1.6 million Indian tourists, and there were about 50,000 UAE tourists who visited India in the same year. There are about 143 flights a day between the UAE and Indian cities, at a rate of 1000 flights per week.
Indian passport holders with valid America visa or Green Card will get UAE visa on arrival and valid for 14 days, extendable for a similar period one time only.
The validity of the passport must be not less than six months and the fee for an entry permit will be Dh100.
The fee for one-time extension of the entry permit will be Dh250.