Emirates Introduces Pre-Approved Visa on Arrival for Indian Visitors

Emirates, Dubai’s flagship carrier, has introduced a pre-approved visa-on-arrival service for Indian passport holders who’ve booked their travel with the airline. Issued as a 14-day single-entry visa by the Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC), the new facility allows passengers to streamline arrival procedures and skip queues in Dubai.

This exclusive service is available to Indian passport holders with a valid six-month US visa, US Green Card, EU Residency, or UK Residency. VFS Global, the official document processing agency, facilitates the service through DVPC, linked to Emirates’ official website. The initiative costs $47, with a service fee of $18.50.

How can Indian travellers get a visa on arrival?

Travellers from India can book their flights through emirates.com or their preferred travel agent. Customers should click the ‘ apply for a UAE visa ‘ link after retrieving their booking through ‘Manage an existing booking’ on emirates.com, explained the airline.

They will be redirected to the online UAE Visa application site powered by VFS Global Services, which sets out the requirements, terms and conditions to facilitate the visa application process.

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