Visa & Passport Information

Remember, it’s your responsibility to carry the proper travel documents

Use the resources below to become familiar with the requirements for your particular itinerary.

Visitors to Dubai and other parts of the United Arab Emirates should refer to the UAE Visas section.

Visitors to other countries should use the Find Visa Requirements search tool (information provided by IATA).

Additional information may be found in the Glossary.

Find out about the new Electronic System for advance authorisation to travel to the United States here.

Please note that visa, transit and entry requirements vary from country to country, and can change with little or no notice. The resources listed on this page are intended as a guide, but please refer to the relevant embassy or consulate of all the countries on your itinerary as well as your destination country for the most up-to-date information.

United States and Canadian passport holders returning to the U.S.: During the summer peak travel period waiting times are expected to increase at U.S. Customs and Passport Control points. The US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently launched a “Mobile Passport App” which will help to expedite the immigration process for return U.S. and Canadian passport holders.

The Mobile Passport App is accepted at the following Emirates gateways: Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA). For more information, visit

Note: It is your responsibility to obtain a visa where one is required; Emirates shall accept no liability for your failure to do so. Also see our Terms & Conditions. Please also note that entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval. All details provided on this page are for information only and are subject to change without notice.