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UAE: When do I need a “NRI Certificate” and what is it?

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UAE When do I need a NRI Certificate and what is it
UAE When do I need a NRI Certificate and what is it

If you are applying under the “NRI quota,” the certificate is given to Indian passport holders for educational purposes and is necessary for admission to Indian colleges.

What is an NRI certificate?

You must submit the NRI certificate to satisfy one of the conditions of the NRI quota at some colleges and higher education institutions in India in order to be admitted to the university.

According to BLS International Services UAE, the official outsourcing service provider for the Consulate General of India (CGI), the NRI certificate is only given to NRIs who have not:

  • haven’t obtained the citizenship of any other country
  • haven’t spent more than six months outside the UAE in a single year.

How do I apply for the NRI certificate in UAE?

  1. Step 1: Visit a BLS centre and ask for the EAP II form

    You must visit one of the BLS service centers, the locations of which are shown below, to apply for the certificate. Ask for the EAP II form (Application Form For Miscellaneous Services On Indian Passport), which is free, once you arrive at the center.

  2. Step 2: Provide the required documents

    • Recent images on a white background.
    • A genuine passport that is at least six months old.
    • Copies of the passports of the parents of youngsters (those under the age of 18).
    • A valid Emirates ID card or a UAE driver’s license, or another form of documentation proving your residency in the UAE
    • A statement confirming the applicant did not spend more than 182 days in India during the preceding fiscal year, which runs from April 1 to March 31, 2023.To establish the physical identification, the applicant must be present, so you must be present at the center when you apply.The applicant’s residency visa must be valid for at least two years, it is vital to remember.If you live in Abu Dhabi, you must additionally apply for a sworn affidavit from IVS Global, which performs attestation and consular services for the Indian Embassy in the UAE. This document must be signed by the applicant in front of a consular officer. Your sponsor (parent) will submit an application for an affidavit declaring that you are a resident of Abu Dhabi and are under their sponsorship.
  3. Step 3: Pay the fees

    • Service cost of Dh95.
    • Dh9 – Optional service cost for BLS courier
    • Dh490 if you visited one of the upscale BLS lounges.
    • Dh250 – if you applied through a standard BLS centre.

  4. Processing time

    The certificate will be issued in five working days, according to BLS. It’s crucial to remember that the Indian Consulate General in Dubai (CGI) has the final say on the processing time. Once it’s finished, an SMS will be sent to you to let you know.

    Your passport will be kept by the center throughout this period. You will receive your passport back after the NRI certificate is issued. The certificate and your passport may be picked up at the BLS center, or you may arrange for separate delivery to your residence.

    Uae: when do i need a "nri certificate" and what is it?
    Uae: when do i need a “nri certificate” and what is it?

BLS Centres in the UAE

  • Abu Dhabi

    1. Shams Boutik Mall, Level 1, Shop No 32, Al Rayfah Street, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.
    Timings – 9am to 6pm
    Lunch break – 12pm to 1pm

    2. Cubes Park Block – 4, Entrance – D, Mezzanine Floor (M-10), Mussaffah Industrial Area (M 25), Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi
    Timings: 7am to 4pm
    Lunch break: 12pm to 1pm

  • Dubai

    1. Shop No# 13, Ground Floor, Zeenah Building، Opposite to Deira City Center P3 Parking.
    Timings – 8am to 5pm
    Lunch break – 12 to 1pm.

    2. Unit no 118 -119, Mezzanine floor Al Khaleej Center, Opposite Al Ain Center, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai.
    Timings – 9am to 6pm
    Lunch break: 1pm – 2pm

  • BLS premium lounges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    If you want to apply for the service through BLS premium lounge, you will first have to book an appointment online through – www.blsindiavisa-uae.com

    – 507, Habib Bank AG Zurich Al Jawarah Building, Bank Street, Bur Dubai, Next to ADCB Bank.
    Timings: 9am to 6pm
    Lunch break – 1pm to 2pm

    Abu Dhabi
    – Al Nahyan, E25, Building No 14, besides Huff & Puff Burger and Salam Bombay Restaurant.
    Timings: 9am to 6pm
    Lunch break – 1pm to 2pm

    Office No.11, Mezzanine Floor, Abdul Aziz Majid Building – King Faisal St – Sharjah.
    Timings – 8am to 5pm
    Lunch break – 12pm to 1pm.

    Umm Al Quwain
    Shop No: 14, Al Abdul Lathif Al Zarooni Building (Same building of DIB Bank) King Faizal Road, Umm Al Quwain
    Timings – 8am to 5pm
    Lunch break – 12pm to 1pm.

    Ras Al Khaimah
    Behind Specialist Medical Centre, IT Computer Cross, Near Sengar Building material Trading, Dahan Road, Ras Al Khaimah.
    Timings – 8am to 5pm
    Lunch break – 12pm to 1pm


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