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Old Jun 15, 10, 4:33 am   #1
 
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Passport check/immigration when transiting in DXB

When transiting through DXB, not leaving the airport is their a passport check of some sorts?
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Old Jun 15, 10, 5:52 am   #2
 
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The only time that passports are checked when transiting through Dubai is at the departure gate.
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Old Jun 15, 10, 9:11 am   #3
 
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There's a check at your gate, hand luggage scanned etc, and then there's the usual last check before you head down the walkway to the plane.
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There is no passing through immigration if you are in transit and not leaving the airport, but it is normal for airlines to check your passport and visas are in order before you board your next flight.
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It depends if you are arriving from a destination that produces a high number of people who may require UAE airport transit visas. During the recent UAE-Kenya visa spat, there were UAE immigration officers meeting most flights from Nairobi to verify that the Kenyan passengers had valid visas or airport transit visas before being allowed to disembark.
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Old Jun 25, 10, 8:13 am   #6
 
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Are airport transit visas required for DXB then? I've not seen this requirement on the DNRD website unless you wish to actually enter Dubai. A group of us are travelling from the Netherlands to India and merely transiting in Dubai so we assume no visa is required.

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Are airport transit visas required for DXB then? I've not seen this requirement on the DNRD website unless you wish to actually enter Dubai. A group of us are travelling from the Netherlands to India and merely transiting in Dubai so we assume no visa is required.
There is a transit passenger area, so you do not need a VISA; based on what I was told. I have not used it myself.
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Are airport transit visas required for DXB then? I've not seen this requirement on the DNRD website unless you wish to actually enter Dubai. A group of us are travelling from the Netherlands to India and merely transiting in Dubai so we assume no visa is required.
No visa if you're not clearing immigration.
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Are airport transit visas required for DXB then?
Only in very specific and limited circumstances.
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Old Jun 25, 10, 4:15 pm   #11
 
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I have PK passport (which requires visa - transit, entry practically everywhere). If I dont need a transit visa via DXB I would doubt anyone else would

Other than that - transit pax leave aircraft and go to the upper floors where they can either exit to baggage claim/immigration (where passports are checked) or reenter the departure lounges (after security check only). No passport check. On your next flight out, the airlines would normally check passports.

Source: numerous transits through DXB.

Also you can access the following visa link to check if your nationality needs transit visa.

http://www.emirates.com/english/plan...uirements.aspx
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