India Announces Visa On Arrival For UAE Citizens

UAE citizens travelling to India can get visa on arrival now. The Visa-On-Arrival scheme will be effective from November 16, 2019, the Government of India announced.

This facility is aimed at further strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties between the UAE and India. India is already one of the biggest trading partners of the UAE and a strategic ally of the oil-rich kingdom.

Visa-on-Arrival will be available to UAE nationals for a period of up to 60 days with double entry for business, tourism, conference and medical purposes.

This facility will be available at six designated International airports, including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Visa-on-Arrival will be available only to those UAE nationals who have earlier obtained an e-visa or a normal paper visa for India, irrespective of whether the person actually visited India or not. Those UAE nationals going to India for the first time may be advised to apply for e-visa or a normal paper visa.

Conditions for UAE Citizens To Get Visa-on-Arrival For India

– Visa-on-arrival Scheme is applicable for such UAE nationals who had earlier obtained e-Visa or regular/paper visa for India.

– UAE nationals who are coming to India for the first time are advised to apply for e-Visa or regular/paper visa.

– Pakistan-origin UAE nationals will not be eligible for the visa-on-Arrival scheme.

All other terms and conditions applicable to Japanese and South Korean nationals will also be applicable to UAE nationals.