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, officials said on Tuesday.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) this week circulated a letter to authorities. Though 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, Tuesday that the circular follow the ministry’s instructions.
The circular was given to all UAE borders points, including airports and ports, he said.
Officials at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai confirm that they will start implementing the order on May 1.
The decision to have a simplify visa process is aim 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.
“Citizens of the Republic of India who are holders of normal passports with a six-month. With valid green card or visa issue by the United States of America shall be grant entry visas to the UAE for 14 days.
According to latest figures, Though the UAE-India trade has grown to around $60 billion (Dh220 billion) per annum. Making India the second largest trading partner of UAE. The UAE exports to India totall $27 billion (Dh99 billion) while Indian exports to UAE totalled $33 billion (Dh121 billion).
Seems The number of Indian tourists coming to the UAE last year reach about 1.6 million Indian tourists. And there were about 50,000 UAE tourists who visit India in the same year. There are about 143 flights a day between the UAE and Indian cities. Which is at a rate of 1000 flights per week.
Strong bonds of friendship between UAE and India have found clear expression in the series of high-level bilateral visits between the two countries in the past two years. Though the move of granting entry visas to the UAE aligns itself with the close cooperation between the two countries.
UAE visa on arrival for Indians with US Green Card of US visa
Therefore Indian passport holders with valid America visa or Green Card will get UAE visa on arrival. Also valid for 14 days, extendable for a similar period one time only.
Though 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.
Currently, citizens of 47 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival.