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| 13 September, 2017

UAE relaxes visa rules for Indian nationals

UAE Cabinet approves visa on arrival for Indian nationals with UK and EU residency visa

Image used for illustrative purposes. Indian passport holders with a UK or EU residency can now gain a visa on arrival into the United Arab Emirates

Image used for illustrative purposes. Indian passport holders with a UK or EU residency can now gain a visa on arrival into the United Arab Emirates

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13 September 2017

Abu Dhabi: UAE Cabinet has approved visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with UK and EU residency visa.

Already, Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card are granted UAE visa on arrival at all ports, starting from May 1, 2017.

The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade, said officials.

It also contributes to achieving UAE’s vision to be the leading country in attracting global tourism.

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VAT regulations approved

During a cabinet meeting which was held On Wednesday under the chairmanship of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Cabinet also approved Value-Added Tax and Excise Tax executive regulations, in line with the economic agreement signed between the GCC states.

The Cabinet also endorsed a community service integrated system, replacing minor penalties with useful woks that serve the community.

The meeting was begun by congratulating more than a million students on the new academic year. “Your national duty is to succeed. We depend on your success every year to develop our country and its future, Shaikh Mohammad said.

© Gulf News 2017