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Emirates offers online visa facility

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NEW DELHI: In an effort to facilitate Indian passengers travelling on Emirates to Dubai, the airline is offering the option of booking visas online.

Mr Nabil Sultan said that the visa formalities can be completed by logging on to www.emiratesindia.com. To avail of the visa online facility, users have to log on to the site and provide details of their credit card, passport and other flight-related information.

Within 72 hours of submission of request, they will receive an e-mail from Emirates with an Emirates visa application reference number and confirming issuance of the visa. The credit card gets debited for a sum of $ 55.

Emirates officials said that the passengers would be required to hand over a physical copy of the e-mail while checking in at the Emirates airlines counter. The details are entered into the computer in India and simultaneously in Dubai. All formalities completed, the passenger is granted a visa on arrival at Dubai airport.

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