can i travel to Dubai for employment if my passport has been reissued and i have visa with old passport no. mentioned in it

Dear Sir,

I have an employment visa for dubai which expires on the 15th dec. I was supposed to travel to dubai onn 4th dec to join the company but since my passport was ecr stamped couldnot board. I have applied for re issue of my passport (ECR Deleted and validity for 10 yrs) which should be with me by 12th dec. The re issued passport will have new passport number and the old passport number will be mentioned on the last page of passport. I have received back cancelled old pasport from the passport office while applying.

My question to you is whether i can thravel with my new passport with new passpot number and the visa with old passport number mentioned in it.

I spoke to UAE consulate and they say I need to get new visa where as when i spoke to airport immigration they say i can travel. Please advise what is correct.


asked Dec 07 '12 at 14:48 by skumar 111

Visa on old passport would remain valid and you can travel by carrying both old and new passport.

answered Dec 09 '12 at 23:34 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320


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Asked: Dec 07 '12 at 14:48

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Last updated: Dec 09 '12 at 23:34