Good news for the Indians residing in the UK or the European Union on a resident visa. They are now capable of applying for a visa-on-arrival for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The process from now on will be simple and expedite for family and friends visiting the UAE.
The news was reissued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai conveying a reminder to the residents of the UAE. According to the video uploaded by the GDRFA on their social networking sites this week, “Indian nationals holders of normal passports with the UK and European Union countries’ resident visa, can now avail entry permit or visa-on-arrival on all the entry points to the UAE. One condition that is to be taken care of is that the validity of the resident visa must not be less than six months.”
In order to get this visa-on-arrival, Indian passengers need to approach the Marhaba Service Counter upon arrival. The fee for the initial entry permit will be Dh100 plus Dh20 as service tax. After the payment of the fee, the passenger can later move on to the passport control. The longest validity one can get on the entry permit is 14 days which can be extended by an additional 28 days by paying a renewal fee of Dh250 and Dh20 service tax.
Thailand consulate will remain closed on 16 Nov 2017 and 17 Nov 2017. This is due to technical error with the printing machine at the Consulate.
No visas shall be issued until further notice.
Applicants with urgent travel date are suggested to opt for visa on arrival .
The Royal Thai Consulate General of Mumbai will not issue visas from 05th Oct to 09th Oct 2017 due to technical error with the visa sticker printing machine.
It might take more time as well for the problem to get resolved, delaying the visa process.
Travelers with close travel dates are suggested to take On Arrival Visa.
Due to the heavy rush application for Thailand visa from 29th August to 8th September, will require a prior appointment. Applicants are suggested to plan their travel accordingly, for urgent travel applicants are suggested to opt for on arrival visa as appointment dates are not easily available.