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Emiratis travelling to India will now be given visa-on-arrival at six international Indian airports, provided their stay does not exceed 60 days, said a report.

The new visa-on-arrival scheme will not be available to UAE nationals visiting the subcontinent for the first time, said a report in Emirates news agency WAM.

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First-time visitors will be required to apply for an e-visa or paper visa at Indian consular posts, it said.

Emiratis visiting India under the new visa-on-arrival scheme will be required to fill a form and present it along with their disembarkation card at immigration counters, the report cited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as saying.

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The form is available to print online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/visa-on-arrival.htm and should be presented to the visa officer at the visa counters on arrival at the six international Indian airports: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

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UAE passports should have a minimum validity of six months remaining for visas on arrival. Such visitors should not have residency or be employed in India, the report said.