Visa Application Procedure
All Indian visa applications have to be mandatorily submitted online by completing the online visa application form on the website https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ For online photo upload process, please visit website http://passport.gov.in/visa/VSS_IMAGE.pdf. Thereafter a print out of the online visa application is to be submitted to a BLS Center along with required documents/ fees.
Visa applications are received at 16 BLS Centers. For location of the Centers and more information, including documents required, visit BLS’s website at http://www.blsindiavisa-uae.com/ or call the BLS helpline at 04-2555530.
Normal visa delivery time in case of applicants with UAE residency visa is 5-6 working days, subject to certain clearances. However, in case of non-residents and those belonging to certain categories, like Pakistani passport holders or applicants of Pakistani-origin, visa will depend on certain additional clearances which may take longer.
No appointment with the Consulate’s visa officials is required at the time of application. However, for Visa Enquiries or if applicant wants to bring anything of significance to the notice of the Visa officials please call 04-3971222 / 04-3971333 (Ext 243) between 1100 -1300 hrs on working days. Also, queries could be made through E-mail ID email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that non-residents of UAE can not apply for Business or Employment visa at this Consulate.