Emirates Makes 14-Day Visa on Arrival in Dubai Faster for Indians

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Eligible Indian passport holders can now benefit from a pre-approved visa-on-arrival facility when flying with Emirates. This new initiative allows them to skip immigration queues and “breeze through customs” in Dubai.

How to Apply for Pre-Approval

To apply for the visa pre-approval, follow these steps:

  1. Book your flights on emirates.com or through a travel agent.
  2. Retrieve your booking reference (PNR number).
  3. Visit emirates.com, click on “Manage,” and then “Retrieve your booking.”
  4. Enter your last name and booking reference or PNR.
  5. Click on “Retrieve Booking.”
  6. Click on “Apply for a UAE visa” option under “Additional Services.”
  7. Click on the “Continue to visa application” button.
  8. You will be redirected to the Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC) website.
  9. Upload required documents and make the payment for the service.

Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC)

DVPC is VFS Global’s exclusive facility designated by Emirates and the Government of Dubai to process UAE visas via its online portal linked to the Emirates website.

Visa on Arrival Requirements for Indian Citizens

According to the updated visa information on the airline’s website, eligible Indian nationals with a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months can obtain a single entry, 14-day visa on arrival.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Indian passport holder with a USA visa valid for a minimum of six months.
  • Indian passport holder with USA green card valid for a minimum of six months.
  • Indian passport holder with UK residence card valid for a minimum of six months.
  • Indian passport holder with EU residence card from specific countries valid for a minimum of six months.

Cost of the Service

The cost for the pre-approved visa on arrival service is US$63 (Dh231.40).

Alternatives for Non-Emirates Passengers

Indian citizens with a valid six-month US visa, US Green Card, EU Residency, or UK Residency can still obtain a visa on arrival in the UAE. They can apply through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFAD).

Key Takeaways

  • Emirates offers a pre-approved visa on arrival facility for eligible Indian passport holders.
  • The service allows Indians to skip immigration queues and “breeze through customs” in Dubai.
  • The cost of the service is US$63 (Dh231.40).
  • Indians not flying with Emirates can still obtain a visa on arrival through alternative channels.

Further Reading

Navigating the visa process in the UAE can be complex, but having the right information at your fingertips can make a world of difference.

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