United Arab Emirates – Visas on Arrival now available for European Union residents

What is changing?
Effective September 13, 2017, Indian passport holders who also have a European Union or United Kingdom residence permit and are traveling to the United Arab Emirates are eligible for the popular Visa on Arrival program.
Who will be affected?
  • Indian passport holders who also have United Kingdom or European Union residence permits and are traveling to the United Arab Emirates
what2What to expect
Visas on arrival are available for certain nationalities traveling to the United Arab Emirates.

In May 2017, the United Arab Emirates announced that Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card would now be eligible to obtain a United Arab Emirates visa on arrival, valid for fourteen (14) days, with a single extension possible for a fee.

This new announcement extends this option to Indian passport holders with valid United Kingdom or European Union residence permits.
What you need to do
Planning ahead
  • Be aware that Indian passport holders with valid United Kingdom or European Union residence permits traveling to the United Arab Emirates are now eligible for Visas on Arrival.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.