Can UAE residents travel to India?

Yes, UAE residents can travel to India. Travelers from the United Arab Emirates must get a valid visa before arriving in India. Visitors can apply for visas online by visiting the India Immigration Services website.

Currently, there are five sub-categories of the India e-Visa available:

  • Indian e-tourist visa
  • Indian e-business visa
  • Indian e-conference visa
  • Indian e-medical visa

Visitors can choose an e-visa subtype based on the purpose of their visit. It is important to know that electronic visas cannot be renewed, and they are only valid for the time specified upon arrival in India. If the visitor's e-visa expires, he or she must apply for a new visa.

In addition to a valid visa, UAE residents must also meet the following requirements to travel to India:

  • a valid passport for at least six months at the time the application is filed
  • a return or subsequent travel ticket
  • a recent front-facing photograph with a white background
  • extra papers depending on the e-Visa sub-category

Additionally, you must take a copy of your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) with you on your journey. If you are traveling from a Yellow Fever-prone country, you may additionally need to bring a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card.