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I will be flying with Qatar from the UK to Doha (a connecting flight) then to Doha to India. I also have an oci card (indian life long visa) which allows me to come and go as I please.

So would doha or indian immigration say anything or would there be any problems?

Edit: I looked on qatar airways website and it said that a visa is not needed for transit in doha if the individual has a onward ticket. I'm sorry if i sound stupid but would this be the ticket from doha to india or are the asking for a return ticket?

Also can qatar stop anyone from boarding if they do not have a return ticket?

Hope this makes a little more sense

Edit: Right .... ok I just wanted to make sure and now some people have confused me even more into thinking I won't be able to board the plane?...

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    Which Immigration are youo wondering about - the Qatar immigration in Doha (assuming you go landside), or the Indian immigration? – Gagravarr Sep 4 '16 at 10:05
  • @gagravarr well doha is just a connecting flight so I don't think they would say anything as my final destination is india. But if you could tell me both that would help. – Iram Ahmed Sep 4 '16 at 10:07
  • An 'onward ticket' just means a ticket out of Doha. So you should be fine. – TonyK Sep 4 '16 at 20:47
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Edit: I looked on qatar airways website and it said that a visa is not needed for transit in doha if the individual has a onward ticket. I'm sorry if i sound stupid but would this be the ticket from doha to india or are the asking for a return ticket?

Onwards mean onwards. Every country minds its own borders and so this here means as long as you leave Qatar pretty much ASAP you don't need a visa.

Still, they will check whether your visa situation is OK with the target country (because if not then they will need to carry you back and they will be fined). However, you can enter India without a problem.

In general, the airline really can only check whether you have a visa (or visa exempt) there is no guarantee for you or for them you will be admitted in fact. The system is intended to filter out most who will be turned around, it's totally flawed, stupid and should be redone (preclearance via video conference for example) but I am wondering off topic.

  • So are you saying without a return ticket I won't be able to board? Even if I have a long life visa to my designated country? Oci card – Iram Ahmed Sep 7 '16 at 13:15
  • You can certainly board. What I am saying is the exact opposite: even if you had a good chance of being denied at the border you'd be allowed to board on the power of your visa! Airlines are not border guards. – chx Sep 7 '16 at 14:23
  • Oh ok.... I'm just getting so confused because everyone is saying different things. I just want to be safe than sorry. I want to go to.india and I have a life long visa so I can stay there as long as I want so a return ticket wouldn't actually make sense in my situation. But a lot of people have been saying that airlines (I'll be travelling with qatar airlines) sometimes don't allow people to board without a return ticket. It just wouldn't make sense for me because I have family there also my visa allows me to stay as long as I want so a return ticket as a requirement wouldn't make sense – Iram Ahmed Sep 7 '16 at 14:27
  • @IramAhmed airlines will deny boarding for those without a return ticket if they think that the lack of a return ticket will cause the traveler to be refused entry on arrival. Your OCI card makes this unlikely. – phoog Sep 7 '16 at 14:39
  • Yes.... but when boarding the airline doesn't ask to show visa only your boarding pass and passport – Iram Ahmed Sep 7 '16 at 14:40

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