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General Visa information

  1. Electronic Visa or E-Visa
  2. Visa on Arrival
  3. Regular Paper Visa
  4. Visa for Diplomats, Officials & UN Passports
  5. Tourist Visa
  6. Business Visa
  7. Transit Visa
  8. Medical Medical Attendant Visa
  9. Entry Visa
  10. Student Visa
  11. Employment Visa
  12. Journalist Visa
  13. Conference Visa
  14. Visit Visa for Pakistani nationals
  15. Film Visa
  16. Mountaineering Visa
  17. Missionary Visa

Government of India issues visas to foreign nationals to visit India for various purposes such as Tourism, Medical treatment, Business, Conference / Workshop and Studies etc. Three types of visas are issued by Government of India. These are as follows:-

Visa on Arrival (Issued on arrival at the airport)

Electronic Visa (Issued by Government of India through e-visa portal)

Regular paper visa (Issued by Embassy of India)

General Guidelines

  • Application to be filled online at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in;  also required are two recent photographs of size 51 mm x 51 mm with white background of not more than six months old. (Paste one photo on the earmarked space of the application and staple another on the application form);
  • It is essential that applicants fill in their personal details as exactly available in their passports. Mismatch of any of the personal details would lead to non-acceptance of the application;
  • When applying for a visa, the Passport should be at least valid for 06 months or more;
  • The passport must have at least two blank pages and should not be Mutilated/ damaged/ tampered in any manner;
  • Visa application of Pakistan Nationals and Pakistan Origin foreign nationals will be processed subject to clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India which may take about minimum 60 days;
  • Validity of all visas is counted from the date of the issue of visa and not from the date of entry into India;
  • Visa processing fee once deposited shall not be refunded;
  • No bookings or travel arrangements should be confirmed until a visa decision has been made. Embassy will not be responsible for any loss of bookings made in anticipation of obtaining a Visa;
  • All Applicants applying for five years visa are requested to be present at the time of submission of Visa Application at Visa Application Center for capturing of Biometrics.

Types of Visas Issued from Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi:


Tourist Visa


Business Visa


Transit Visa


Medical Visa / Medical Attendant Visa


Entry Visa


Student Visa


Employment Visa


Journalist Visa


Conference Visa


Missionary Visa


Visit Visa (To Pakistan Nationals and of Pakistan origin foreign nationals)


Film Visa


Mountaineering Visa



Kindly Note:
Issue of visa is the prerogative of Government of India and not the right of applicant; also obtaining visa is not a guarantee, as Immigration authorities have the right to refuse entry to the country under provisions of Foreigners Act.

BLS International, Appointed Service Centre Timings
Address and Timings of BLS International of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain centres are as given below:

Abu Dhabi

Al Ain


Shams Boutik (The Mall) Level-1,
Shop No.32,Al Rayfah St, Al Reem Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE

India Social Centre, Building No 14, Street No 1, Near Al Ain Chess Club, Khabisi District,  Al Ain


Opposite to Burjeel Hospital





Centre Timing

09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (Saturday to Thursday), callcenter@blsindiavisa-uae.com

8 am to 1 pm and
4 pm to 8 pm

Token Issue Timing

09:00 AM to 01:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 04: 30 PM. Last token will be issued at 04.30 PM

8 am to 11:30 am and 4 pm to 6 pm


04 3875667