Monday, December 5, 2022

Single name on passport: UAE won’t allow you

“Effective 21st November 2022, passengers with a single name on their passports travelling on tourist, visit or any other type of visa shall not be allowed to travel to/from UAE.”

— UAE official circular

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Indians travelling to the UAE will be required to have their full names on their passport to be allowed entry to the Gulf nation.

According to a circular sent out by Indian carrier, IndiGo, to travel agents: “As per instructions from the UAE Authorities, effective 21st November 2022, passengers with a single name on their passports travelling on tourist, visit or any other type of visa shall not be allowed to travel to/from UAE.”

“Passengers with a single name on passports and in possession of a residence permit or employment visa shall be allowed to travel provided the same name is updated in the ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ columns.”

Simply put, both first and last names need to be clearly declared. However, passengers travelling to the UAE on residential or employment visas are exempted from the rule. “Passengers with a single name on passports and in possession of a residence permit or employment visa shall be allowed to travel provided the same name is updated in the ‘First Name’ and ‘Surname’ columns,” the statement by IndiGo airlines added.

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