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How can I get OK TO BOARD approval for travelling on Flight

Passengers from the Asian Subcontinent traveling with  photocopy of visa may require “OK to Board” approval in order to be accepted for travel on Emirates, Air India, Air India Express, Air Arabia, RAK Airways, Air Blue etc.

How to request for OK to Board:
Write PNR Number or E-Ticket number and your contact number on visa copy and mail/fax to the concerned Airline's office. You can call them to reconfirm the status after mail or fax the copy.

VISA DEPOSIT AT AIRPORT: If the passenger traveling to UAE on photocopy of Pink Colour Visa, the original copy should be submitted at the arriving terminal. Fees: Dh40 (Dubai) should be paid at airport. If the visa is white colour online (e-Visa), no need to submit original at the arrival port.

Visa delivery service available at DNATA counter at Immigration head office, Jafliya also. But you should submit before 2 days prior to passenger's arrival.

Fee at Abu Dhabi Airport: Dh35. Sharjah: Dh15

 If the passenger coming on visa copy, you should deposit the original at Airport prior to arrival. Visa deposit fee at Dubai Airport: Dh40 Visa deposit fee at

VERIFY YOUR VISA: Validity/Genuineness of all types of Visas issued from Dubai can be verified through this link.

You need an “OK to Board” approval if you:
• Are a citizen of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, AND
• You are travelling from your country of citizenship (eg, Indian citizen departing on an Emirates flight from India)

• If you require an “OK to Board” approval you have two options
Option 1
If your travel is within 48 hours
Send Visa copy with Booking Ref. to FAX +9714-203 2990
or mail to: otb@emirates.com
Then contact Call Centre to verify OK to Board Message at Tel. 600 555 555

Option 2

If your travel is beyond 48 hours Click here and complete the form.
After opening the above link fill out the web form and attach a copy of your visa.
You will receive an email confirmation at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Emirates Service at Terminal-3 Dubai

Visa Delivery Counter at Terminal 3:
Arrival Area, 4th Exit > Go out > Turn Right- Visa Delivery DNATA counter is there near Ambulance Service.

You should deposit visa at least two hours prior to arrival of the passenger to avoid passenger's wait at the Airport.

Jet Airways Dubai Office: Near Clock Tower Al Ittihad Road, Deira, Dubai. Tel. +971 4 2032022, Fax: +971 4 2032053, Email: dubaigsa2@jetairways.com
• DNATA Travel Centre, Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai, Tel. +971 4 3166789

• Sharjah Office: Al Arooba Building, Al Arooba Street, Tel. +971 6 591 2164, Airport Tel. +971 6 5580002

SpiceJet Dubai Office: Sharaf Travel LLC, Sharaf Building, Khalid Bin Waleel Street, Bur Dubai, Tel. +9714-3965186. E-mail: salessupport.dxb@spicejet.com

SpiceJet Sharjah Office:
Sharaf Travel LLC, G-1, Al Raban Building, Al Orouba Street, Rolla, Tel. +9716-5505853

Air Arabia
Passengers coming from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh on Visit or New Employment/Residence Visa should have original visa in hand or original visa should be deposited at  Sharjah International Airport (Hala Service) and pay there Dh15 between 8am and 3pm. Visa should be deposited before 24 hours of flight departure. 
Air Arabia Contact Centre: Tel. +9716-558 0000 (Sharjah), 02-
6315888 (Abu Dhabi), 07-2221144 (Ras Al Khaimah), 09-2231991 (Fujairah), 03-7666630 (Al Ain), 02228395240 (Mumbai), 04842359601 (Cochi)

Air Arabia Check-in
facility is available at Cozmo Travels, Al Ghurar Centre, Dubai all days from 10am to 10pm. You can collect your Boarding Pass and drop off your Luggage till before 3 hours of departure. Bus Service available to Sharjah Airport. Tel. 600 52 44 44

FlyDubai Travel Shop
ENI Sapphire Tower, Office number 6, Al Ittihad road, Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai.
Tel. +971 600 544 445

Oman Air

City Office: Al Rais Shopping Centre, Mezanine Floor, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai
Airport Office: Dubai International Airport, Departure Terminal 1, First Floor
Working Hours : City Office: 08:30 to 19:00
Airport Office: 24 Hrs. Click here for Oman Stopover Details

Nepal Airlines
Al Serkal Building, Room No 101 Airport Road, Dubai, Tel: (00971) 4 2959309, Fax: (00971) 4 2959319 Email: nac_dxb@nac.com.np

Sri Lankan Airlines
3rd Floor, Emirates Head Quarters Building, Al Maktoum Road, Al Riqqa, Deira, DubaiLandmark: Near Clock Tower, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 2940094

Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Office # 1605, 16th Floor, Al Masraf Tower, Baniyas Road, Riggat Al Buteen, Deira, Dubai, Tel. 04 222 0366

Ariana Afghan Airlines
Dubai, +971-4-2955444 & +971-4-2955666
IndiGo Airlines:
Passengers travelling to Dubai are required to get their visas verified. After verification, the relevant office will insert an Ok to Board message in the PNR.

IndiGo Call Centre in India: 9910 383838 , Toll Free: 1800 180 38 38

For Visas sponsored and issued in the UAE
In cases where the visa has been sponsored and issued in the UAE, the visa sponsor should approach the offices / agencies listed below to update the visa message along with one copy of the visa. This includes visas obtained from travel agents / tour operators in India who in turn have obtained the visas from sponsors in the UAE. The staff concerned will verify the authenticity of the visa and insert “OK to Board” message on PNR. A service charge of Dh15 will be levied to the sponsor/contact person at the time of verification of visa. Visa copy will be retained by the office / agency.

a. IndiGo Sales Office, Dubai

203, 2nd Floor, Single Business Tower (Near Business Bay Metro Station), Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box: 487681, Dubai, U.A.E., Tel: 00971 4 3216900; Working hours: Saturday to Thursday, 9 am to 5.30 pm, Friday: Closed

b. Akbar Travels

Sajaa, Sharjah, 06 5310900
Saturday to Thursday: 11:30 am to 9 pm. Friday Closed

Rolla Square, Sharjah, 06 5630777, Saturday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm. Friday: 9.30 am to 11.30 am & 4 pm to 9.30 pm

National Paints, Sharjah, 06 5355255, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 10 pm. Friday: 9.30 am to 11.30 am & 4 pm to 9 pm

Al Nahda, Sharjah, 06 5255006, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 10:30 pm. Friday: 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Al Qassimia, Sharjah
, 06 5386717, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9:30 pm. Friday: 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Karama Road, Ajman
, 06 7428777, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 10 pm. Friday: 4.30 pm to 10 pm

Dubai Internet City, Dubai, 04 4377566
Sunday to Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm. Friday & Saturday Closed

Behind Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai, 04 3935999
Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 10 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 9 pm

Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 3397208, Saturday to Thursday: 9:30 am to 2 pm & 5 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday: 10 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 9 pm

Near Day To Day, Karama, Dubai, 04 3969822, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 10:30 pm. Friday: 9.30 am to 12 pm & 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm

 Ras Al Khaimah, Al Muntasir, Al Nakheel, 07 2283786, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 9 am to 12 pm & 4.30 pm to 9 pm

Al Jazira Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimahm 07 2447833, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Behind Hamadan Centre, Abu Dhabi, 02 6330900, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm to 9 pm. Friday: 4.30 pm to 9 pm

Liwa Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 6339099, Saturday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Friday Closed

Bank Street, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, 02 5558480, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 4.30 pm to 9 pm

Al Souk Area No 234, Al Ain, 03 7640698, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 10 pm. Friday: 9 am to 12 pm & 5 pm to 9 pm

c. Deira Travel & Tourist Agency

Sabka Road, Deira, Dubai, 04 2250 777, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Grand Shopping Mall, Al Qouz, Dubai, 04 3389 777M Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Near Pyramid Building, Karama, Dubai, 04 3970 970, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Near Bus Station, Satwa, Dubai, 04 344 5456, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Behind Abuhail Center, Abuhail, Dubai, 04 268 4455, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: Closed

Ramla Hypermarket, DIP, Dubaim 04 8855 855m Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Westzone Mall, Alkhail Gate, Dubai, 04 277 1120, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Day to Day Building, Ajman, 06 7452 777, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

New Industrial Area, Ajman, 06 748 0055, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Opp. Al Nahda Park, Al Nahda, Sharjah, 06 537 3377, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Swiss-Bell Hotel Building, Sharjah, 06 563 7878, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Madinath Zayed Area, Abu Dhabi, 02 627 8888, Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm. Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm
Documents Required: Visa copy and Ticket copy.
After-office Hours: In case of any clarification or after-office hours support for immediate travel, contact the IndiGo Call Center at +91 9910 38 38 38.
Air Blue Dubai Office: Shop# 5, Ground Floor, Dubai Shopping Centre, (Behind Deira City Centre), Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai Tel: +971 4 294-4646
Timing: 8:30AM-10:00PM

Shaheen Air Dubai Office: Al Makhtoom Street, Near Clock Tower, Dubai, Tel. :+9714- 295 7373, Airport Operations Office: Dubai International Airport Terminal I, Dubai, Phone:+9714-216 1866

Air India Dubai Office: Arabian Travel Agency Ltd, Salahudheen Road, Near Salah Al Din Metro Station, Opposite Royal Falcon Hotel, Deira, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 221 6789.OK to Board updating charge: Dh15 for each visa.
Office Timing: 9am to 5pm, Friday: 9am to 11am - 4pm to 6pm

Air India Express
All passenger travelling to UAE and Sultanate of Oman need to have their VISA on ARRIVAL message updated from Air India / Air India Express office unless the original Visa is stamped in their passport. If the passenger only has a photocopy or faxed copy of the Visa, OK to Board approval is mandatory.
How to Start:
Book an online ticket and you will get Confirmation Number. Write that number on the visa copy and submit at Air India Express office for OK to Board clearance.
Air India Express Dubai Office
: Arabian Travel Agency Ltd, Salahudheen Road, Near Salah Al Din Metro Station, Opposite Royal Falcon Hotel, Deira, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 221 6789.OK to Board updating charge: Dh15 for each visa.

Air India Express Oman Office
: B/H.Bank of Baroda, New CBD, Ruwi, Ruwi Oman,
Tel No : 24818666 / 24818488, Fax No : 24818588

Air India Express Chennai Office: 19 Rukmini Lakshmipathi Salai (Marshalls Road), Near Ethiraj College for Women), Egmore-Chennai, Tel: 044 2345 3375

Abu Dhabi: Reservation 009712-6322300  Airport 02-5757033

AL-Ain:  Reservation 009713-7557696  Airport 009713-7855001

Bahrain: Reservation 00973-17220787, 17220788, 17220789, Airport 17321284

Colombo: Reservation +94 11 2168082, 83, 81, Airport +94 77 3033152

Reservation 00966-3-8822478, Airport 00966-3-8837919

Delhi: Reservation 011-24658203 011-24658204, Airport 011-49637533

Toll Free from Landline: 0471-1412

Reservation 0495-2760710, 2760715. 2766669

Reservation 0483-2738645, 2738646,
Timing: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm , Saturday: 9:30am to 1pm

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Dubai Stopover with Emirates and Abu Dhabi Stopover with Etihad Airways
You can get 96 hour stopover in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with hotel booking when you fly via UAE.
You must hold a confirmed and paid-for Emirates flight to Dubai in order to book a Dubai Stopover. A Dubai Stopover booking can be made at Emirates’ sales outlets or call centres or through your travel agent.

Etihad Call Centre: 800 2324 (within the UAE)
                               00971 2 5990700 (outside the UAE)

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