Visa procedures at UAE/Oman border

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Middle East > Middle East and Qatar Expat Forum for Expats Living in the Middle East

Middle East and Qatar Expat Forum for Expats Living in the Middle East The Middle East and Qatar Expat Forum has been created for all the other countries in the Middle East. Please feel free to participate with other Expats living in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and other countries in the region.

Visa procedures at UAE/Oman border


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 06:57 AM
JunFan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 83
Rep Power: 0
JunFan is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Question Visa procedures at UAE/Oman border

I was wondering if anyone knows whether the procedures at the UAE/Oman border points have changed at all. I read recently that people on a visit visa would be refused re-entry into the UAE unless they stay out of the country for a minimum of 30 days.

We are planning to take visiting friends across the border and obviously don't want them to be stuck in Oman for a month.

Have any western expats/tourists done this recently unhindered?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 07:10 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Motor City, Dubai
Posts: 30
Rep Power: 1526
ant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond reputeant1982 has a reputation beyond repute
1 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JunFan View Post
I was wondering if anyone knows whether the procedures at the UAE/Oman border points have changed at all. I read recently that people on a visit visa would be refused re-entry into the UAE unless they stay out of the country for a minimum of 30 days.

We are planning to take visiting friends across the border and obviously don't want them to be stuck in Oman for a month.

Have any western expats/tourists done this recently unhindered?
I did it last week, no change in procedure at all - just a massive queue on re-entering the UAE

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 07:11 AM
Elphaba's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 6,662
Rep Power: 414281
Elphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond reputeElphaba has a reputation beyond repute
510 likes received
167 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

I believe it depends on where they are from. If they are from one of the countries that does not require an pre-arranged entry visa (one of the 'elite') then there should be no problem at all.

-

__________________
Independent Financial Advice for Expats http://financialuae.com - Twitter @FinancialUAE
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 10:01 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 0
Hamish is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

If you are one of the 34 countries, then there is no issue.

If you are not one of the 34 countries, then there is a 1 month wait before re-entry is allowed.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 10:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 2,646
Rep Power: 265975
rsinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond reputersinner has a reputation beyond repute
392 likes received
204 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from india. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

There was a thread discussing this recently - too lazy to search and put the link here.
In short, no change if you are from one of the elite 33/34

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 1st February 2010, 10:12 AM
JunFan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 83
Rep Power: 0
JunFan is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Thanks for all the feedback, we'll give it a go and chance it then!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OMAN Border Run DarrylCox Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 9 30th May 2012 11:22 AM
Visa Procedures - Dubai , for new mom and baby deeprems Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 1 13th May 2011 06:10 PM
Visa Run - Oman Border indoMLA Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 17 29th March 2011 05:50 AM
Border visa run Abu Dhabi to Oman goldisking UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE 2 18th February 2011 07:09 AM
Oman border Brad33 Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 12 15th June 2010 09:24 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO