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OTB is an airline requirement, It is a message entered in the airline’s reservation system against your PNR number. It implies that your paper-based visa (one that is not stamped in the passport) has been reviewed and validated), and that airline check-in staff can issue you a boarding pass for your destination and allow you to board the flight. This verification began by the airlines to prohibit travelers with counterfeit visa. Indian passport holders travelling to UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman are required to have OK To Board message before boarding a flight or airline may deny you to board on flight.

List of countries require OK To Board

  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman(Sultanate of Oman)
  • Qatar

Documents required for OTB (OK To Board)

  • Visa
  • Ticket
  • Passport Copy

Which Airlines Require OK To Board?

  • Customers holding valid Resident Permit or Passport stamped with Resident Visa
  • Customers eligible for "Visa On Arrival" irrespective of nationality
  • Customers travelling with a print-out of Business and Tourist e-Visa

"OK To Board" message is mandatory for the below categories:

Passengers traveling on Indigo Airlines, Air India, Air India Express, Emirates and Etihad airways holding ECR (Immigration Check Required) passport

All customers travelling with a print-out of Labour & Work e-Visa.

Is OK To Board process same for all the Airlines?

OK To Board requirement and process is different for every airline, varying according to country and every airport. If you are unsure about the process we can help you with it.

Why OK To Board is Important?

OK to Board is important as it eliminates the chances of travelers making entry to the country with a fake visa and and later on getting deported by the UAE immigration.

How Can I Get OK To Board?

To obtain your UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar & Kuwait Visa with OK To Board you can simply get in touch with BTW Visas expert team. Please make sure you submit all the required documents to obtain a visa, For more information on “OK To Board” speak to our consultant at 020 4902 7000 or mail us at inquiry@btwvisas.com. BTW Visa Services also provide air ticketing service, get best deals and discounts on flight booking.

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