Visa-on-arrival for Emiratis after first visit to India

UAE nationals, who have visited India once, will be eligible for the visa-on-arrival scheme from their next visit onwards. First time Emirati visitors to India however must still apply for an e-visa or paper visa at Indian consular posts. 

Under the Indian government's new visa-on-arrival scheme, Emiratis on their second or more visit to India for a period not exceeding 60 days for business, tourism, conferences and medical purposes, will be required to fill out a form and present it along with their disembarkation card at immigration counters.  

Visitors should download the form, print it, fill it and present it to the Visa Officer at visa counters on arrival,Photo Credit: IGI
Visitors should download the form, print it, fill it and present it to the Visa Officer at visa counters on arrival for visa on arrival scheme for Emiratis travelling to India for the second time and above. Photo Credit: IGI  

It is advisable to download the form, print it, fill it and present it to the Visa Officer at visa counters on arrival, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said. 

Emiratis have the option to fill the form on arrival or on-board the flight.  The physical form will be available and can be requested from the airlines.

A fee of Rs 2,000 or its equivalent in foreign currency per passenger, including children, will be charged.

To avail the visa on arrival scheme, UAE passports should have a minimum validity of six months and such visitors should not have residency or be employed in India. Picture Credit: MOF UAE Twitter
To avail the visa on arrival scheme, UAE passports should have a minimum validity of six months and such visitors should not have residency or be employed in India. Picture Credit: MOF UAE Twitter

Other rules for visa-on-arrival state that the visitors’ UAE passports should have a minimum validity of six months and such visitors should not have residency or be employed in India.

The scheme will be available at six international Indian airports: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

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