UK Visa For Indians. So, it is common knowledge that a US visa allows for visa-free travel to many countries, but what if I tell you that having a UK visa has similar advantages.
Yes! You can travel visa-free to over 30 countries, provided your UK visa is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry, has multiple entries, and must have been previously used to enter the UK before.
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Countries you can visit with a valid UK Visa:
Indian nationals can’t enter Oman visa-free. However, if they have a valid UK visa or residence permit, they are eligible to apply for an Oman eVisa without the need to visit the Oman Embassy or Consulate.
All other applications will have to be done via manual submission with the Oman Embassy in your respective cities/countries.
Holders of a valid UK visa can obtain a 14-day visa on arrival. Indians not having a UK visa need to apply for a standard tourist visa in advance before travelling to the country.
If you have a valid visa or residence permit of UK, you can apply for a 30-day Turkish visa online, which will be delivered to your email quickly. Other Indian nationals will need to apply for the Turkish sticker visa at the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their respective state.
Holders of valid UK visas do not require a Panama visa for a short visit of 30 days.
Indian nationals who hold a permanent residence or a UK visa with 6 month’s validity do not require a Peru visa for both tourism or business purpose. The maximum stay can be up to 180 days, for single or multiple entries, during the period of one year.
#6 Antigua and Barbuda
Indian passport holders with a multiple entry UK visa, issued for a minimum of 6 months, can get a 30-day Antigua and Barbuda visa on arrival without the need to apply in advance. Purpose of travel should be tourism or visit only.
Holders of valid visa or residence permit of UK are exempted from Mexico visa requirements. The duration of stay should not exceed 180 days.
If you possess a UK visa, you can enter Anguilla visa-free for 90 days. Indians without UK visa can get Anguilla visa online (eVisa).
#9 British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands allows Indian nationals to enter visa-free for 180 days, if they have a valid UK visa.
Holders of valid UK multiple entry visa issued for at least 6 months or UK Residence Permits issued for a period of 12 months, or UK Biometric Residence permits may enter Gibraltar without a visa and stay for up to 180 days.
Visa-free entry is allowed in Aruba if you hold a valid UK visa. Indians can enter Mexico without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period.
As per the British Irish Visa Scheme, Indians who have a short stay UK visa can travel to Ireland without the need for a separate Irish visa and stay for up to 90 days. Indian nationals can travel to both UK and Ireland with either the Irish visa or UK visa.
If you hold a UK visa that is not yet expired, then you do not need to apply for an Albania visa as long as you are visiting the country for tourism, business, or transit purposes. The maximum stay allowed is 90 days. For stay of over 90 days, you need to get Albania visa type “D”.
Citizens of India are allowed to enter and stay visa-free for up to 90 days in any 180 day period – only if they hold a valid UK visa.
Indians who possess a UK visa can enter Bermuda visa-free and stay for up to 30 days – provided the UK visa and passport must be valid for at least 45 days at the end of the trip.
#16 Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic offers visa-free entry to holders of valid UK visa. The permitted period of stay is only for 30 days for leisure travel purpose. Indians not having a UK visa must visit the nearest Dominican Consulate in person to apply for the visa.
Indians who hold a valid UK visa can enter Bahamas without applying for the visa – for 90 days. The visa-free facility is also extended to holders of a resident permit. The Government has also launched eVISA service for smooth visa processing.
Since visa rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice, It is strongly recommended to check with the respective country’s Embassy or reliable visa consultants such as Akbartravels.com for updated visa information and visa services.