India says will issue five-year multiple entry business visas to Emiratis, expats in UAE

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BE2C2 Report — Starting April 1, Emiratis and residents of UAE will be issued five-year multiple-entry business visas to India by Indian missions in the Emirates, and in the next few months, five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to India will start being issued similarly.

India’s ambassador to the UAE, Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri made the announcement on Thursday at the Indian Consulate in Dubai during a wide-ranging discussion with the media, the Gulf News reported.

Mr. Suri said the move follows “a request from the UAE side and to facilitate trade”, in line with India’s push as a business-friendly destination.

The business visa referred to by Suri would cost around $385 (Dh1500), a consulate official said during the event.

The ambassador said the five-year multiple-entry business visa is “going to be the norm” for any “bonafide” business applicant — Emirati or expat — from the UAE. Also, in the “next few months”, the five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to India will start being issued similarly.

He said “technically, citizens and residents in all GCC countries” are eligible to apply for the five-year multiple-entry business visa. However, Suri added, it was up to the Indian missions in the other five GCC countries to announce when they will be ready to issue such visas.

He said “technically, citizens and residents in all GCC countries” are eligible to apply for the five-year multiple-entry business visa. However, Suri added, it was up to the Indian missions in the other five GCC countries to announce when they will be ready to issue such visas.

Suri said among the requirements for the visa was a submission of biometric data, “at least for the first time”, or an interview in person.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the emerging markets positioned to overtake USA and become the second biggest (after China) global economic power by 2050, according to PWC report.

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