Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions

Travelling to another country for the first time? I am sure you must be very excited, but i bet you’re little anxious too! There might be a lot of questions brewing in your head right now. Every country has its own immigration rules. Some have strict rules, others don’t. It’s crucial to know these rules and requirements before your flight. Let’s take a look on some frequently asked questions regarding immigration:

Q1. What are the processes at the airport?

The usual process is:

  • Pay the travel tax-  Generally, the travel tax and departure are already included in the ticket. But there are times when this isn’t the case. Check-in first and then check-in agent will tell you if you still need to settle the tax.
  • Check-in- Present the Departure Card together with the Travel Tax receipt, printed ticket and passport to the check-in agent. The Agent will give you your boarding pass.
  • Find out a copy of immigration form- You will get it at the Check-in Counter. Note that you will need to indicate your address abroad.
  • Proceed to the immigrate booths
  • Final Security Check

Q2. How early should I reach the airport?

You should reach the airport at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure.

Q3. What are things that I should bring to the airport?

You should always carry the following things to the airport:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Photocopy of the passport and visa
  • Printed Flight Itinerary/tickets
  • Company ID
  • Money
  • Credit Card
  • Travel Itinerary

Q4. What are the usual questions that the immigration officers ask?

There are a couple of questions asked by the immigration officers:

  • Where are you going?
  • When will you return?
  • What will you there?
  • Whom are you travelling with?
  • What is your occupation?

Q5. What can I do to make sure I won’t be offloaded by the immigration?

If you want to make sure you won’t be offloaded, you need to follow the guidelines released to Immigration Officers by the bureau. You have to carry the following things:

  • Passport
  • Visa(if applicable)
  • Filed out departure card
  • Roundtrip ticket