Enter first time to UAE after passport renewal from India

Hi All,

I am currently in India . I got a job offer from Abu Dhabi and received valid work-entry visa from employer. But now I realized that my passport is stamped with ECR so I cant goto UAE without emigration clearance .

One option to get ECNR stamp is renewal of my passport . But after renewal I might get a new passport number . My visa issued with my current passport number. Will it be a problem to enter to UAE ?

Nothing is pasted in my passport yet. I just received an entry permit visa and need to complete visa process (medical etc. ) after reaching there

Travel agents saying I can enter by keeping 2 passports with me (old & new) . But company HR saying that is not possible. I am really confused .

Update : One travel agent told they will get emigration clearance for me from POE office by giving passport and a copy of visa and 6k .

I want to go in right direction .
Thanks in advance.

asked Mar 16 '15 at 15:42 by Shameer 12

There won't be any problem with new passport number. Visa on old passport would still be valid. You need to carry both passports.

Emigration clearance from PoE is a temporary process, which you also can choose instead of going for passport reissue.

If you have time, go for passport reissue only as its a permanent status for passport validity and changing job/country/visiting India again does not impact it.

answered Mar 22 '15 at 02:02 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320


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