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Emirates Airlines, headquartered in Dubai, has joined forces with VFS Global to roll out a pre-approved visa-on-arrival service for select Indian passport holders, as reported by Wego. This exclusive service is available to Indian passport holders possessing a valid six-month visa for the US, US Green Card, EU Residency, or UK Residency who have booked their journey with Emirates.
We’ve partnered with VFS Global to introduce a pre-approved visa on arrival facility for Indian passport holders who have booked their travel with us. The new process will help customers skip queues when arriving in Dubai. https://t.co/ur0EUd7BNC pic.twitter.com/MvN5yigbby
— Emirates (@emirates) February 1, 2024
The Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC) will administer this service, issuing a 14-day single-entry visa. This innovative initiative will enable Emirates customers to avoid long queues upon arrival in Dubai, thereby streamlining the arrival process. Passengers can effortlessly navigate through customs before setting out to explore the city, as per the airline. However, it is crucial to note that the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs holds the discretion over visa issuance.
Emirates currently operates a robust schedule of 167 weekly flights to nine destinations across India, thereby connecting travelers to Dubai and further to a global network spanning over 140 destinations. The airline’s extensive Indian network includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.