Dubai Visa for Indians

Indian nationals wishing to travel to Dubai can apply online for a Dubai e-visa prior to their trip to Dubai. The Dubai visa for Indians allows Indian nationals to enter Dubai once and stay for up to 90 days.

Indian passport holders, who hold a 6-month valid US green card or visit visa or a 6-month valid EU/UK residency visa, can obtain a Dubai visa-on-arrival at a Dubai port of entry. The Dubai visa-on-arrival for Indians allows Indian nationals to stay in Dubai for 14 days and extend for an additional 14 days.

Eligible Indian nationals traveling to Dubai for tourism can apply online for the 5-year Dubai tourist visa. This long-term, self-sponsored Dubai tourist visa allows its holders to stay in Dubai for 90 days each visit, within the 5-year validity period, and can extend for an additional 90 days.

In order to work in Dubai, Indian nationals are required to hold a Dubai work visa, which is applied for and sponsored by an MoHRE registered company. Depending on the type of work involved, the MoHRE registered company can recruit, hire, and sponsor an Indian foreign national to work in Dubai. Indian nationals can also apply for a Dubai business visa if they can demonstrate exceptional talent or skill, have a proven track record, are looking to start-up a business in Dubai, are willing to work remotely while living in Dubai, or are financially capable of investing in Dubai. Both sponsored Dubai work visas and self-sponsored Dubai business visas benefit foreign nationals with Dubai residency and all the living and working infrastructure perks that Dubai has to offer.

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Requirements

Indian citizens should prepare the following documents required for the various Dubai visa types.

Dubai Tourist visa for Indians

Indian nationals applying online for a sponsored Dubai e-Visa or a self-sponsored 5-year visa should prepare the following documents required for Dubai visa application:

Application

Fill out an online Dubai visa application form through DubaiVisas.com.

Passport copy

Applicant must hold a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of visa application submission. Passports should be machine readable, as no hand written passports will be accepted at Dubai ports of entry. In addition, applicant should supply 1 color copy of their passport biometric page.

Personal photo

Applicant should take a recent color photograph, against a white background, which follows standard passport photo guidelines, such as size, high-quality imaging, frontal angle, natural facial expressions, etc.

Ticket

Applicant must have a confirmed return or onward airline booking or travel ticket that proves their departure from Dubai at the end of their stay.

Dubai visa-on-arrival for Indians

Indian foreign nationals can obtain a Dubai visa-on-arrival, if they meet the following requirements:

US visa / Green Card

Applicant holds a US visitor visa or green card, valid for 6 months

EU / UK residency

Applicant holds an EU or UK residency visa, valid for 6 months

Dubai Work visa for Indians

Indian nationals, above 18 years old, applying to work in Dubai should meet the following requirements, in addition to the 4 standard Dubai visa requirements listed above:

Dubai visa

Indian workers should hold a valid Dubai work permit or Dubai residency visa that permits them to legally live and work in Dubai. It is important to note that Indian foreign nationals cannot work in Dubai on a Dubai tourist visa.

Health evaluation

Indian workers should be medically screened at an approved Dubai health center. Failure to pass the medical exam may lead to immediate deportation.

Depending on the type of employment involved, additional tests, screening, or documents may be required, such as professional certifications or exams. Please be advised that applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and applicants may be asked to provide additional information to the 4 standard Dubai visa requirements listed above.

How to Apply for a Dubai visa for Indians

Indian citizens can apply for the various Dubai visa types as detailed below.

Dubai tourist visa for Indians

Indian nationals should apply for a sponsored Dubai e-visa or a self-sponsored 5-year Dubai visa in the following manner:

Submit Dubai visa application form online

Fill out the online Dubai visa application form with DubaiVisas.com, complete with your personal data, as well as the particular Dubai visa type being applied for and other requested information. Upload the required documents and submit along with the completed Dubai visa application form.

Pay Dubai visa fees online

Pay the Dubai visa fees online, using a valid credit or debit card.

Receive approved Dubai visa

Receive the approved Dubai visa to the email provided. Check that all visa information is correct and matches the information on your passport.

Dubai Work visa for Indians

Indian nationals should apply for a Dubai work visa in the following manner:

Initiate application​

Depending on the type of work, The MoHRE registered company should apply for the foreign employee’s work permit

Pass tests​

Foreign worker should pass medical screening and security and background checks of the UAE Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship & Ports Authority

Apply for ID​

The foreign worker should apply for an Emirates ID card from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

Dubai Business visa for Indians

Indian nationals should apply for Dubai business visa in the following manner:

Get nominated

Get nominated by a UAE government incubator. If nomination approved, you will be sent a link to the Dubai golden visa platform.

Apply online

Apply online Fill out and submit Dubai visa application form and upload the required documents on the Dubai golden visa platform, via the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship & Ports Authority portal.

Await the decision

Receive an email detailing on how you should proceed to retrieve your Dubai business visa.

If approved, the Dubai business visa will be issued as a temporary visit visa – 6 months temporary visa for Indians living outside of Dubai, or a 1-month temporary Dubai visa for Indians already living in Dubai. The temporary Dubai visa for Indians should then be converted into a Dubai residency permit before the Indian national’s temporary visa expires.

Processing Time

Dubai visas for Indians take between 4 to 5 business days to be fully processed and issued. It is always recommended that you apply early, in case of delays or unforeseen circumstances.

Visa extension

Dubai tourist visas for Indians

The Dubai tourist visa for Indians can be extended twice for 30 days each renewal. The 5-year Dubai visa for Indians can be extended for an additional 90 days. The Dubai visa-on-arrival for Indians can be extended for an additional 14 days.

Dubai Work and Business visas for Indians

All Dubai work and residency permits and business visas for Indians can be renewed, depending on the type of work or business visa the Indian national holds.

Indian Consulate in Dubai (information)

The Consulate General of India is located in the Al-Hamriya, Diplomatic enclave in Dubai, at 4 8th Street, Umm Hurair 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The India consulate can be reached at telephone number +971 4 397 1222+971 4 397 1333 or fax number +971 4 397 0453. 

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm, with a 1pm to 1:30pm lunch break. The India consulate is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all major India and UAE public holidays.