How to Check if You Have a Travel Ban in Dubai

If you have ever been involved in a financial case and you would like to check your status, as well as see if you are banned to travel to Dubai, the Dubai Police has introduced a new service that allows you to do so. Let’s say you want to check if you have a travel ban because one party reported you for having defaulted on your credit card or defaulted on a bank loan , there is an online facility by Dubai Police to verify.

According to the Director of Artificial Intelligence Department at Dubai Police, Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, anyone can use the service to check on their status. Consequently, they can also use it to verify if they have a travel ban in Dubai.

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NOTE: This facility is used for travel ban due to financial case issues (bounced checques, etc.) and those reported within Dubai only, not for other emirates. It is possible that you may have had a different type of ban (immigration, permanent ban, etc.) so you should check with other government authorities to inquire.

Check out the video below for an easier tutorial on how you can check if you have a travel ban in Dubai:

If you don’t want to watch the video above, you may also read the information below for a step by step guide. Please be advised that you need to have your Emirates ID in order to go through the procedure.

Dubai Police App Allows People to Check Criminal Status and Financial Case Reported Against Them in Dubai

“Residents can check their criminal status in financial cases registered in police stations in Dubai,” Brigadier Al Razooqi explained. “The service will cut time and effort in getting information regarding any cases against them.”

“People can also download the Dubai Police smart app and enjoy the service,” he added. Hence, if you have a pending financial case, you can use this service to check if you have a travel ban.

Moreover, the Director commented that everyone should benefit from the electronic services provided by Dubai Police. “It’s part of our strategy in implementing smart and unique services to the public, for better customer service,” he stated.

Guide to Checking if You Have a Travel Ban
The new service is offered by the Criminal Investigation Department of Dubai Police. Before you use it, make sure that you have a valid Emirates ID. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Dubai Police official website or download the Dubai Police app on your Android or iOS gadget.
  2. Click on the “Services” link.
  3. Select “Individuals.”
  4. Search for “Criminal Status of Financial Cases.”
  5. Enter the service using your Emirates ID.

DISCLAIMER: The above details are presented for information-sharing purposes only. For more details about the new service, please visit the Dubai Police official website or call 901 for more information.

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We would like to request everyone to please make sure that you clear your name and settle all debts because after all, this is your name that we’re discussing. You should avoid thinking about the idea of borrowing money and then going back to your home country while leaving debt elsewhere. Let’s all learn to be responsible.

Knowing if you have a travel ban due to financial case will help avoid unforeseen incidents at the Immigration area in the Dubai Airport.

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Regardless of whether or not you have been involved in financial cases, if you are unsure about your status in Dubai — then you should definitely use this new service. After all, it is better to be aware of your status at all times, to avoid bigger legal problems in the long run. (ALSO READ: Safety Reminders for Filipinos from Dubai Police)