My Letters – Khaleej Times Dt. 23.11.2010 – Doing our bit
23 November 2010
This is in reference to a recent letter requesting the travellers to keep the visa page open while they queue for immigration at the airports. Travellers should be familiar with their passport entries like any addition of information, special endorsements and of course the page number on which visa is stamped for entry.
Immigration officers have a standard procedure of scanning through all the relevant details starting from the main page and may have queries in case any additional updates or amendments have been made in the passport.
Therefore, it is not necessary to keep the visa page open before meeting the officer.
He/she should be aware of the pages and entries in his/her and the family’s passport. This in turn will also help the officer as well as other passenger gain a speedier clearance.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
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