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Dubai: Indians Must Apply Online First for Pre-Approved Visa on Arrival

Dubai: Indians Must Apply Online First for Pre-Approved Visa on Arrival

 Pre-Approved Visa-on-Arrival: A Step-by-Step Guide:

Dubai is a popular destination for Indian travelers, offering a blend of luxury, adventure, and culture. For Indians holding a US green card or residence visa from the UK or European Union countries, the UAE offers a convenient pre-approved visa-on-arrival. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process.



  • Indian passport valid for at least 6 months from arrival.
  • Valid US green card or UK/EU residence visa (valid for at least 6 months).
  • No entry restrictions into the UAE.


Step-by-Step Online Application:

  1. Register: Visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) website and create an account.
  2. Application Details: Fill out the online form with your personal information, travel details, and upload a recent passport photo.
  3. Document Submission: Ensure you have scanned copies of your passport, US green card/residence visa.
  4. Fee Payment: Pay the application fee of AED 253 (approx. ₹5,000).
  5. Visa Approval: The visa will be sent to your email within 48 hours of approval.


 Important Terms and Conditions

  1. Passport Validity: Your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
  2. Visa Validity: The US green card or UK/EU residence visa must also have a validity of at least six months.
  3. No Entry Restrictions: Ensure you have no restrictions or bans that prevent entry into the UAE.


Skip the queues! Emirates streamlines pre-approved visas for Indian travelers.

Indian passport holders booking with Emirates can take advantage of a simplified pre-approved visa on arrival process.This service, facilitated by the Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC) managed by VFS Global, allows you to breeze through immigration upon arrival in Dubai.


 Key Points

  • 14Day Single Entry Visa: This visa is issued for a single entry and is valid for 14 days.
  • Easy Process: The application is processed by DVPC, ensuring a smooth experience for Emirates customers.
  • Discretion of GDRFA: The final issuance of the visa remains at the discretion of GDRFA.


Explore Dubai with ease!

Visit the GDRFA website for more information and to begin your application: GDRFA website.


Start planning your unforgettable Dubai adventure today!


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