According to new regulations, visitors who do not have their full name on an Indian passport are not permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates. Any passport bearer with a single name will not be accepted by UAE immigration, according to a joint circular from Air India and AI Express.
Guidelines from NAIC,UAE for passengers with a single name on passport:
*Visa issued with more than one name,passenger has father's/family name mentioned in the 2nd page is accepted.
*Passenger eligible for VOA if the father's/family name mentioned in the 2nd page is accepted. pic.twitter.com/rO9JjunPvC
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An announcement on the Air India website stated that “Any passport bearer with a single name (word), either in surname or given name will not be recognised by UAE immigration and the traveller will be deemed as INAD.”
INAD, standing for “inadmissible passenger,” is a phrase used in aviation to describe passengers who cannot enter the country they are trying to visit. When a person is identified as INAD, the airline takes them back to their country.
Passengers with visiting visas or visas on arrival were required to properly indicate both their first and last names on their passports, according to the law that went into effect on Monday (November 21), that has now been changed. Numerous passengers had been anxious as a result of the rule. According to media reports, several travellers having only one name listed on their passports were unable to board flights entering the UAE.