There are a lot of passengers who travel to the U.A.E especially Dubai and the government has made it a mandate to get the visa verified and updated as Ok to Board. This process is done basically to prevent people from travelling to the U.A.E. with a fake visa. There have been many cases of fraud visas, due to which the government has taken a harsh step and curbed the rules to minimize this growing problem. In the past, there were many Indian passengers were deported back to India. Passengers are expected to send their visa copies along with their return flight tickets to their respective airlines to get Ok to Board in their PNR. You will not be permitted to board the flight if you do not have Ok to Board. Airlines have the authority to deny any passenger from boarding their flight if they do not have Ok to Board on their UAE visa.
All major airlines require the passengers to have Ok to Board along with their UAE visa. Many major airlines like Saudi Airlines, Fly Dubai, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, and the Fly Emirates give their passengers Ok to Board free of cost. Major Indian airlines such as Air India, Indigo, and SpiceJet airlines charge a nominal fee for providing you this service. All airlines try to make sure that this process is hassle free for their respective passengers. Many passengers who are not travelling through Emirates Airlines employ a UAE Visa agent to complete their process.
Emirates Airlines has gone a step further in providing this convenience to their passengers online. All the passenger is expected to do is to attach a copy of their UAE visa along with the form provided on their website. But this request should be given 24 hours prior to your departure. You can expect an email confirmation from the airline 8 hours prior to your departure. All this provided free of cost.
If you are a citizen of Indian, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or Bangladesh or if you are travelling from your country of citizenship, then it is mandatory to have an “Ok to Board” approval on your VISA. So whether you have applied for a visitor visa or a business visa or immigrating to the U.A.E. You need to get this approval as a standard procedure for boarding your flight. Make sure that you give your airline sufficient time, normally 48 hours or more for going through this process. You need not worry if you have less than 48 hours for boarding your flight to U.A.E; many airlines have standard operating procedures to meet such emergency circumstances. Contact your airline on a priority basis to ensure a hassle free journey to any Emirati land. Avoid any last minutes hassles to enjoy a truly memorable journey to the UAE.