UAE to give visa on arrival for Indian citizens with UK and EU residency

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The UAE on Wednesday approved a decision to grant visa on arrival to Indian passport holders with residence visa from UK and the European Union.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself announced the decision through his twitter handle.

The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade, said officials.

Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet had approved a decision to grant Indian passport holders with either a valid US visa or a green card a visa on arrival.

The announcement is within the framework of the long-term strategic partnership between the UAE and India, the promotion of political, economic and trade interests between the two countries.

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This decision will strengthen UAE’s external relations by facilitating the visa issuance process in order to confirm its global status as a tourist and economic hub, media reports said.

It will also contribute to achieving UAE’s vision to be the leading country in attracting global tourism.

Published on 13 September 2017

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