Conditional visa-on-arrival for Indians travelling to the UAE

‚ÄčThe General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has said that Indians visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will get visas-on-arrival if they are already residency visa holders of the United Kingdom or the European Union. 

A video, uploaded on the GDRFA's social networking sites earlier this week, says: "Indian citizens holding normal passports with a residence visa from the UK and European Union countries can take an entry permit on all UAE entry points, provided the validity of the residence visa issues by the UK or European union is not less than six months." 

Indian passengers can then go to the Marhaba service counter to get their entry permit for a fee of Dh 100 plus Dh 20 service charges, and then move on to passport control. 

The maximum period to stay in the UAE is 14 days and can be extended once for a renewal fee of Dh 250 plus Dh 20 service fee. Once the extension is made, travellers can stay for an additional 28 days.