Dubai : The Indian mission here is talking to various airlines for subsidised air tickets to benefit Indian amnesty seekers.
According to first secretary Shrinivas Babu, the embassy has set up a travel agent counter in the embassy premises.
Meanwhile, the rush of amnesty seekers at the embassy is increasing and the mission is making all efforts to handle the additional pressure, the Khaleej Times reported.
"We have started issuing emergency certificates in order to avoid the huge pressure, which is mounting day by day. In case of huge crowd we will seek the help of associations and social centres and we will also increase our arrangements accordingly," said Babu.
Last month, the United Arab emirates (UAE) government had set a deadline of three months for all illegal foreign workers to either get legal status to stay in the country or face deportation.
Taking advantage of a new amnesty scheme, 8,793 expatriate Indians had filed applications in June for emergency certificates at the Indian mission.
There are around 1.4 million expatriate Indians in Dubai, many of them contract workers.