UAE eVisa Requirements for Indian Citizens

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The Ministry of the Interior of the UAE offers the eVisa for the United Arab Emirates. It is an electronic visa for travelers arriving in the country from more than 140 countries, including India, across the world.

Indian nationals are amongst the top tourists flying to the UAE every year.  The eVisa is available online, and they can apply from the comfort of their homes without needing to pay a visit to an embassy.

eVisa for the UAE: Main Advantages for Visitors from India

The visa policy for the UAE details the countries that require a visa and what activities they are authorized to carry out during their stay. The eVisa is available for Indians planning to visit Dubai for tourism and leisure. The following are the main features the online visa offers to Indian citizens:

  • Valid for 2 months for its first use
  • Grants a single-entry in the country
  • Allows for a stay of up to a month
  • It can be used at any international airport in the UAE

Indian passport holders should note the eVisa does not authorize to partake in any professional activity (paid or otherwise). If they are interested in employment opportunities in the UAE or would like to relocate there, they should schedule an appointment at the Embassy of the UAE or Consulate in Mumbai for further details.

Requirements for a UAE eVisa for Indian Nationals

Those planning to apply for a UAE eVisa should check the travel conditions for Indian citizens before beginning to fill in their application form. They will find information about which countries they can visit with an online visa and how to apply correctly.

The requirements for the eVisa for the UAE include the following:

  • Have an Indian passport with a validity of 6 months on their arrival date
  • Provide a digital image of the biographical page of the passport
  • Supply a color passport-style photograph
  • Possess a credit or debit card to pay the UAE eVisa processing fee
  • Use a current email address to request their eVisa

Applicants from India should have decided which Emirate they will be flying to before their trip and the Emirates flight number. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are amongst the most popular choices for leisure, shopping, and other touristic activities. They should also have their arrival date ready.

Indian citizens with a passport set to expire within 180 days of their intended arrival must renew it before their eVisa request. They should also take into consideration that since the process is entirely online to register their petition with a frequently used email address and that their bank cards are active for online payments.

Application Process for the eVisa for Indian Nationals

The UAE eVisa is available for Indian citizens via an online form. It is a simple questionnaire that they can complete within 30 minutes. During their eVisa petition, they will be required to supply the following details.

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Arrival date
  • Arrival port
  • Email address
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Religion
  • Job title
  • Qualifications
  • Purpose of visit

They will continue to supply some specific passport information such as the following:

  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date
  • Passport issue country

Indians planning a family holiday in the UAE can include their dependents in their eVisa application. If any family members include old age citizens (over 60) or children under 18, they must add supporting documents such as a family certificate.

Likewise, petitioners can include their spouse by providing a marriage certificate as proof of their relationship.

Applicants from India continue by uploading their digital photos of their passport’s information page and personal id photo. They will then finalize their eVisa form by paying the processing fee. We recommend ensuring their debit or credit card is active for internet payments and with sufficient funds.

It is very important to review that all the information submitted is true and correct. Any mistake or typo could lead to a denial in your eVisa application.

Processing Time for the UAE eVisa for Indian Citizens

The Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for the evaluation of all requests received for their online visa products. The processing times take from 24 and 72 hours. We recommend submitting the eVisa forms at least a week in advance to account for busy touristic periods.

If Indian passport holders have submitted their eVisa forms correctly, they should receive an approved eVisa in a downloadable link in a confirmation email. Upon receipt, we recommend they print out a copy.

Travel to the United Arab Emirates from India with the eVisa

Once Indian citizens receive their approved eVisa, they have 2 months to use it for their entry. They will be granted a stay of a month and can use it at any international airport in the UAE.

We must remind travelers from India that the eVisa is electronically linked to the passport they used during their application. If they reach the country with a different passport (for example, after having had to renew it or if they share dual citizenship), they will not be authorized to enter.

Indian passport holders must note they can only obtain a visa on arrival if they arrive from the US with a valid Green Card and a US Visitor Visa. Otherwise, they will need a previously granted eVisa.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa
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