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I have a Dubai employment visa. My passport number on this visa has the ECR category, but I've now changed my passport to the ECNR category.

Will the immigration authorities allow me to travel? This is my first time visiting Dubai on my employment visa; I earlier used a visitor's visa on my ECR passport.

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    Your work visa is in your old passport? – Michael Hampton Jul 17 '16 at 21:21
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    Work visas are an Expats.SE domain – JonathanReez Oct 15 '16 at 19:48
  • @JonathanReez Says who? This is purely about travel. – Relaxed Oct 15 '16 at 19:55
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    @Relaxed I disagree. Feel free to cast a reopen vote afterwards – JonathanReez Oct 15 '16 at 20:20
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    @Relaxed it's about entering UAE on a UAE work visa. It seems likely that a different set of regulations would then be triggered, which are better discussed on Expats.SE. If OP had a tourist visa it would be a different matter. Also, OP doesn't mention he's going to the UAE on vacation, so I presume he's traveling for work. – JonathanReez Oct 15 '16 at 20:31
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No worries. You can use your new passport. Make sure to bring both passports and show both to the immigration officer as you enter Dubai.

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    Thank you, would you add any reference with your answer preferably a link? – Ali Awan Nov 4 '16 at 19:46
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    I am a resident in the UAE, and have used my old passport with a new visa in order to enter. – Patrick Nov 4 '16 at 20:23
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    Sorry, I means new passport with old visa in order to enter the country. – Patrick Nov 4 '16 at 20:41

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