India relaxes tourist visa rules for Emiratis

Abu Dhabi, Dec 4: India has removed the mandatory interval of two months for Emiratis to apply for a tourist visa, according to a report.

The two month gap rule is still applicable for some other nationalities. but Emiratis have been exempted from that restriction, M.K. Lokesh, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said.

Gulf News quoted Lokesh, as saying that it would benefit a large number of Emiratis who are frequent visitors to the country.

“The Indian diplomatic missions in the UAE issue about 80,000 visas a year and most of them are to Emiratis,” he added.

India issues tourist visas for a period of three months for a single entry.

It also issues tourist visas with multiple entry of up to six months.