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Monday, 28 November 2022 12.18 AM IST

Indians with single name on passport won't be allowed to enter this country

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ABU DHABI: The aviation authorities of the United Arab Emirates have informed trade partner IndiGo airlines that passengers with a single name on passport who are on tourist, visit or any other type of visa shall not be allowed to travel to/from UAE with effect from Monday.

As per this notification, travellers need to mention both first and last names clearly.

"As per instructions from the UAE Authorities, effective 21st November 2022, passengers with a single name on their passports travelling on tourist, visit or any other type of visa shall not be allowed to travel to/from UAE.", the statement reads.

However, UAE will allow travel of passengers with single name on passport and in possession of a residence permit or permanent visa, provided the same name is updated in "first name" and "surname" column.

Meanwhile, travel agents are urging travellers to wait for more information before applying for a visa or making changes to existing documents.

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