India visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 60 days

Entry Requirements

  • United Arab Emirate citizens can travel to India by applying for the Indian electronic visa for a stay up to 60 days. 
  • Nationals of United Arab Emirate are required to possess a passport with a validity of at least another 60 days from the date of arrival.
  • Travellers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties.
  • Visitors below the age of 18 are required to provide an Authorisation form signed by a parent.
  • Due to the outbreak of swine flu (H1N1), all travellers will be subject to examination by Indian medical staff upon arrival.
  •  There are no required vaccinations to enter India.
  • visitors aged 17 years or more are allowed the free import of 250 grammes of tobacco, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, two litres of alcoholic drinks or wine, a moderate amounts of medicines and two ounces of perfume and a quarter of a litre of eau de toilette.
  • All kinds of birds and bird products including eggs, feathers, meat; Pigs and their products are prohibited.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry.
  • India Standard Time zone in India (GMT+5:30), hence, India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of United Arab Emirates.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to Delhi, India is 3 hours, 23 minutes.
  • The transport system in India comprises a number of distinct modes and services, notably railways, roads, road transport, ports, inland water transport, coastal shipping, airports, and airlines but railways and roads are the dominant means of transport carrying more than 95% of total traffic generated in the country.
  • The national language for India is Hindi in Devanagari script while the English language is used for official purposes.
  • The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of India. 
  • Taj Mahal's iconic domed Mughal Mausoleum, Amber Palace's 16th-century hilltop fort and palace, Red Fort's iconic 1600s imperial residence, Hawa Mahal's pink/red sandstone and Palace of the Winds etc., are some of the fascinating sites to explore when in India.
  • Aloo gobi, butter chicken, rogan josh, samosa, tandoori chicken, kofta, naan etc., are some of the delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about after visiting India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary.
  • Indians are highly hospitable and will count a decline of their generosity as very impolite.
  • Plugs and sockets used in India are of type D and C. Type D has 3 pin connections, while Type C (a.k.a. Europlug) has 2 pin connections. The power voltage in the country is 230 Volts and 50Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there telecommunications systems in India?

Yes, there are telecommunications system in India. In fact, India's telecommunication network is the second-largest in the world by the number of telephones used yearly.

Are there medical facilities in India?

Yes, adequate healthcare is available to all people visiting India, particularly in the urban areas.

Is it safe to travel to India?

Yes, India is a good country and safe to visit but foreigners are still advised to be wary of petty crimes and avoid roaming in the dark alone.

Can I extend my stay in India?

Extension of stay is not granted on tourist permits and it can not be converted into any other visa.