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.
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!
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:
- Visit the Dubai Police official website.
- Enter your Emirates ID card number.
- As an alternative, you may use the Dubai Police app for the same purpose. This can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.
- If you have further questions, contact the Dubai Police by calling 901 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Visit the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department official website.
- Enter your unified number (UID).
- 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.