When to apply for a visa, validity, required documents: All your questions answered.
For some Indian citizens flying with Emirates Airline to Dubai, a pre-approved visa on arrival can be renewed once while in the country. VFS Global, the company that handles pre-arranged visa applications, which the General Directorate of Residence and Immigration (GDPR) The office at Dubai Airport Free Zone is where the extension can be completed.
The document is processed by VFS GlobalDubai Visa Processing Center and is valid for 14 days for single entry for Indian passport holders who have a valid US visa, green card or valid residence in the EU or UK for at least six months. costs 69 dollars (250 dirhams) for the service. Paying 250 dirhamsThe visa can be extended for an additional 14 days.
The visa is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.
Since 2017, eligible travelers can obtain a visa at UAE airports upon arrival. This pre-arranged visa is new because it will allow its holders to reach Dubai without having to wait in line.
“VFS clarified that by using the UAE pre-approved visa solution, travelers can skip the Marhaba counter or bank to pay the visa fee on arrival and get their receipt before proceeding to immigration.”
the company said.
When should travelers apply?
“No more than 60 days and no less than two days before your date of arrival in Dubai.”
This is when travelers can apply for the pre-approved UAE visa. The deadlines for processing visa applications are “in line with Emirates’ established policies.”
“VFS Global is solely in charge of the administrative and non-judgmental tasks involved in the application process.”
How to apply?
Qualifying Indian citizens must first schedule an Emirates flight. After that, customers can access their reservation using the airline’s digital tools to “Manage an Existing Reservation.”
“They will be taken to the UAE online visa application site, powered by VFS Global Services, which outlines the prerequisites, terms and conditions to streamline the visa application process.”
They must submit the following documentation:
- Verified return/onwards Emirates ticket
- An Indian passport valid for at least half a year.
- A valid green card, valid UK residency or a valid US visa with a minimum validity of six months
News Source: Khaleej Times