Do UAE citizens need a visa to India?

Anyone who wants to travel in India is required to hold a valid e-visa India. With the launch of the electronic visa (e-Visa) facility, tourists from 43 countries can apply for the Indian visa including UAE (United Arab Emirates). This article will help UAE citizens know how to apply for an Indian e-Visa.




The Electronic Visa (e-Visa)

The Electronic Visa is one kind of the Indian Visa supplied completely online. eVisa for India is provided for non-Indian visitors who want to travel to India. There is no label, sticker, or stamp placed on your passport before travel. Your visa is on the immigration computer and is linked to your passport number.

The main benefit here is that you’re not necessary to submit your passport or other personal documents to the consulate and wait in queues for hours to get a stamp in your passport. Everything is done online. You can get an Indian eVisa after 3 business days or faster for emergency cases.


Based on your travel purpose and duration, Indian eVisa is categorized into 3 types:

1. Indian e-Tourist Visa: includes the following subtypes:
Indian One-month e-Tourist Visa – double entries – 90 days/entry
 - 30-day validity
Indian One-year e-Tourist Visa – multiple entries – 90 days/entry - 365-day validity
Indian Five-year e-Tourist Visa – multiple entries – 90 days/entry
 - 5-year validity

2. Indian e-Business Visa – multiple entries – 180 days/entry - 365-day validity

3. Indian e-Medical Visa – triple entries – 60 days/3 entries * - 120-day validity

* The staying period of 60 days counts from the date of the first arrival in India. Within this period of 60 days, Indian e-Medical Visa holders can enter India maximum 3 times.

See Different Types of Indian eVisa for details.


The e-Visa requirements for UAE residents

It is really important to get the right visa for travel and that it’s valid for the purpose and duration of the trip. So make sure you meet entry requirements. Indian e-Visa application will require you to upload your recent personal photo and the scanned Bio-Page of the Passport (valid within more than 6 months balance at the time of entry). They need attaching into the email you send to us. A valid Credit/Debit Card (Visa/MasterCard) will also be needed to complete the e-Visa application.

Tips: Personal photo should be in color and in JPEG or PDF format and without borders. Scanned Bio-Page should be in PDF format.

See Document Requirements for more details.




How to apply for an Indian e-Visa?

Indian e-Visa does not require you to make appointments or wait in the Indian Embassy in your country. The process consists of only these 3 simple steps:

1. E-Visa (Online Visa)

Indian e-Visa does not require you to make appointments or wait in the Indian Embassy in your country. The process consists of only these 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Fill the “Information For Visa” form. 

-    Provide your flight information including the airport of arrival, the date of arrival, and your personal information such as your full name, passport number, date of birth and nationality.

-    Your personal information supplied and the information on your passport must match together.


Step 2: Pay the Service fee and Government fee online by your Credit/Debit Card:

-    After finishing the payment, an email will be sent to confirm your e-Visa order and documents request to complete the Indian e-Visa application. When the process is finished, the visa copy will be sent to you by email.


Step 3: Print out Indian e-Visa. After that, please present your e-Visa for checking at the airports in India. It takes you only 5-10 minutes to get the stamp on your passport by India Immigration Officers at the airports.


2. Visit the India Embassy or Consulate General in the UAE

Check India Embassy in the UAE for more information.


Will the fees be refunded if UAE citizens cancel their Indian Visa application form?

The visa fee is non-refundable so the Government will NOT refund the fee if you cancel your visa. 

However, if you choose indianvisagov.in services, you will have a chance to get back 100% of your money by our flexible refund policy for denied case and cancellation.


Designate Ports

Entry Ports

Two more airports are added into the entry list - Bhubaneshwar and Portblair which made it become 28 designated Airports and 5 designated seaports in total.

28 designated Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Varanasi, Vishakhapatnam.

5 designated Seaports: Chennai, Cochin, Goa (Mormugao), Mangalore, Mumbai.


Exit Ports

The foreigner can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.



“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese. Follow the above steps and start your journey.


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