The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities to grant Indians with US visa or green card to get UAE visa on arrival following a Cabinet decision last month. The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade.It also contributes to achieving UAE’s vision to be the leading country in attracting global tourism.

Shaikh Khaled Bin Essam Al Qassimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah, said the circular was followed instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gulf News reported. The circular was given to all UAE borders points, including airports and ports. Officials at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai confirmed that they will start implementing the order on May 1. 

The visa will be valid for 14 days, extendable for a similar period one time only. The validity of the passport must be not less than six months and the fee for an entry permit will be Dirham 100 (Rs 1,750). The fee for one-time extension of the entry permit will be Dirham 250, it said. Currently, citizens of 47 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival.