How to Check if You Have a Travel Ban in the UAE

When travelling abroad, the last thing that anybody would want is to be stopped at an airport immigration counter for some reason or another, such as a travel ban.

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Before making any plans, make sure that you resolve any issues that could prevent you from traveling smoothly and hassle-free. After all, you wouldn’t want to get into serious trouble!

How to Check if You Have a Travel Ban in the UAE

Guide to Checking Travel Bans in the UAE

One way to ensure that you can travel without a hitch is by checking if you have a travel ban. In today’s post, we’ll be looking at different ways for checking such matters:

A. Online Service by Dubai Police

The Dubai Police offers a free, online service that allows residents in the UAE to verify if they have a travel ban. However, this applies to criminal cases and financial cases registered in Dubai Police Stations only. To avail of the service, simply:

  1. Visit the Dubai Police official website.
  2. Enter your Emirates ID card number.
  3. As an alternative, you may use the Dubai Police app for the same purpose. This can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.
  4. If you have further questions, contact the Dubai Police by calling 901 or sending an email to

B. Online Service by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

The Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi also has a free, online service for checking similar cases. Residents of Abu Dhabi can use it to verify if there are any legal issues or claims against them. To use the service, simply:

  1. Visit the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department official website.
  2. Enter your unified number (UID).

Additional Reminders:

  • Before you travel, be sure to read about the laws and customs of your destination country.
  • When necessary, seek the assistance of a lawyer, contact the nearest immigration office/police station, or get in touch with your embassy for legal advice.

DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposes only. To know more about how to check travel bans in the UAE, please visit the UAE Government Portal

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