Dubai’s Emirates Airlines Unveils A 14-Day Pre-Approved Visa-On-Arrival For Indian Passport Holders

Revolutionising travel as Emirates unveils Visa-On-Arrival for Indian passengers.

by Deeplata Garde
Dubai’s Emirates Airlines Unveils A 14-Day Pre-Approved Visa-On-Arrival For Indian Passport Holders

Emirates, Dubai’s premier airline, introduces a game-changing facility, a pre-approved visa-on-arrival service for Indian passport holders. This innovation, facilitated by the Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC), offers a hassle-free 14-day single-entry visa. The primary benefit is the expedited arrival process, allowing passengers to bypass queues and experience seamless entry into Dubai.

Exclusivity For Eligible Indian Passport Holders

This exclusive service is extended to Indian passport holders meeting specific criteria. To qualify, passengers must possess a valid six-month US visa, US Green Card, EU Residency, or UK Residency. The discretion for visa issuance rests with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GSRFA), enhancing the overall travel experience for Indian visitors.

VFS Global Behind Effortless Visa Processing By Emirates

VFS Global, a global authority in document collection and processing, collaborates with Emirates to provide this innovative service. The Dubai Visa Processing Centre, an arm of VFS Global, is the designated facility linked to Emirates’ official website. This strategic partnership ensures a user-friendly online portal, simplifying the visa application process for Indian travellers.

India maintains its prominence as Dubai’s leading source market for tourist arrivals. With 2 million overnight visitors recorded between January and October 2023, India continues to contribute significantly to Dubai’s tourism landscape. The introduction of the visa-on-arrival facility aligns with Dubai’s commitment to enhancing accessibility and convenience for Indian travellers.

Expansive Emirates Network In India

Emirates, with its extensive network, currently operates in nine key destinations across India. With 167 weekly flights connecting cities such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram, the airline provides a robust bridge between India and Dubai. Passengers can seamlessly connect to over 140 global destinations beyond Dubai.

How To Secure Visa-On-Arrival?

For Indian travellers eager to leverage this visa-on-arrival service, the process is straightforward. Booking flights through or preferred travel agents initiates the journey. After retrieving the booking on ‘Manage an existing booking’ on, customers can access the ‘apply for a UAE visa’ link. This directs them to the online UAE Visa application site powered by VFS Global Services, offering a clear guide on requirements and terms to facilitate the application process.

As Emirates pioneers this traveller-centric initiative, it sets a precedent for seamless and efficient travel experiences, reinforcing Dubai’s position as a premier global destination.

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