Emirates Check-In

On an Emirates’ booking, you can check in: 

  1. Online (via the web or mobile) 
  2. From the official mobile app (Android or iOS)
  3. From Emirates’ airport counter

Emirates Check-in Time

  1. Online Check-in Time

If you’re holding an Emirates flight booking, you can check in online from 48 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure to:

  • 90 minutes before departure if you’re checking in your baggage 
  • 60 minutes before departure if you’re not checking in your baggage 

Note

  • Your reporting time is mentioned in your eBoarding pass 
  • The reporting time may vary per airport
  • Be sure to reach the airport within the above timeframe, or you might miss your flight
  1. Mobile Check-in Time

Same as above

  1. Airport Check-in Time 
  • If you’re checking in your baggage, reach the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
  • If you’re not checking in your baggage, reach the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
  • If you haven’t checked in online:
    • On an Economy Class ticket, reach the airport at least 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
    • On a First or Business Class ticket, reach the airport at least 1 hour before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Note

  • Online check-in is not available for passengers who are under 16 years old and traveling alone; they need to check in at the airport counter.

How to Check-in Online on Emirates 

To check in online with your Emirates booking:

  1. Go to Emirates’ official website: www.emirates.com 
  2. Click on the ‘Manage booking/Check in’ tab
  3. Enter the following information: 
    1. Your last name 
    2. Your booking reference
      (it is a 6-character alphanumeric code that appears after the ‘Booking Reference’ field, such as L5W4NW)
  4. Click on the ‘Check in’ button 
  5. Select the name of the passenger(s) you want to check in
  6. Enter the Advance Passenger Information (if asked)
  7. Complete your online check-in
    (before completing your online check-in, you can change your seat or add your missing Emirates Skywards numbers)

You can also check in as follows:

  1. Go to Emirates’ official website: www.emirates.com 
  2. Click on the ‘Manage’ and then on ‘Check in online’ from the dropdown
  3. Enter the following information: 
    1. Your last name 
    2. Your booking reference
      (it is a 6-character alphanumeric code that appears after the ‘Booking Reference’ field, such as L5W4NW)
  4. Click on the ‘Retrieve Booking’ button 
  5. Select the name of the passenger(s) you want to check in
  6. Enter the Advance Passenger Information (if asked)
  7. Complete your online check-in
    (before completing your online check-in, you can change your seat or add your missing Emirates Skywards numbers)

What to Do After Checking in Online

After you’ve completed your online check-in at Emirates:

  • You’ll be issued your eBoarding Pass (select airports) 
  • You’ll need to print your eBoarding pass and bring it to the airport
    • If you don’t receive your eBoarding pass, collect it from the Emirates’ airport check-in counters
    • If you don’t have access to a printer, you can still check-in online—in which case: 
      • Present your travel documents at the airport’s online check-in desk 
      • Tell the staff that you have checked in online but you do not have your receipt

Emirates Check-in Tips 

  • Reach the airport at least 3 hours before your flight’s departure.
  • Head for the security check at least 60 minutes before your flight’s departure.
  • Boarding time:
    • Starts 45 minutes before  your flight’s departure
    • Closes 20 minutes before your flight’s departure
  • You can check in online at the following airports
  • Only these airports offer an e-boarding pass
  • Leave enough buffer time for your journey to the airport, security checks, baggage checks, etc.

Emirates Mobile Check-in

To check in from your mobile device, follow the steps outlined in Emirates Online Check-in (above).

Emirates Airport Check-in


You can check in physically at your airport’s counter. After you show your passport and other travel documents at the airport counter: 

  • You’ll be able to check in your baggage 
  • You’ll be assigned a seat 
  • You’ll be given your boarding pass 
When to reach the airport
If you’re checking in your baggageAt least 90 minutes before your flight’s departure time
If you’re not checking in your baggageAt least 60 minutes before your flight’s departure time
If you haven’t checked in onlineEconomy Class ticket: At least 3 hours before departure timeFirst or Business Class ticket: At least 1 hour before departure time

Frequently Asked Questions on Emirates Airlines

On an Emirates flight booking, you can check in online from 48 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure to:

  • 90 minutes before departure if you’re checking in your baggage 
  • 60 minutes before departure if you’re not checking in your baggage 

The reporting time may vary per airport, so always check the reporting time for your airport.


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