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Electronic Visa to Dubai - Traveling from Oman by bus

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Electronic Visa to Dubai - Traveling from Oman by bus

My family and I (Indian citizens) are planning on traveling from Muscat to Dubai by bus via the Hatta border. A travel agent said he can arrange for our UAE visas and email the visa to us.

Is an electronic copy of the visa enough or do we need to have the original hard copy for the UAE visa? Or does the hard copy need to be deposited at the Hatta border?

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1. Re: Electronic Visa to Dubai - Traveling from Oman by bus

Not sure if this is a convenient travel plan. It is a nice idea, so.

Not sure to which degree Hatta border post is ready to process electronic visa. Electronic visa a more targeted at entry through airports.

A classic visa in your passport will certainly speed up the border crossing process. If there are any complications the bus will not wait too long.

Please keep in mind that your visa specialist runs a business and will be not with you during the travel. He can easily blame other people or insist on what is theoretically right. Your will be there in reality.

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2. Re: Electronic Visa to Dubai - Traveling from Oman by bus

I agree with Phil.

Having been through the border crossings between UAE and Oman many times I wouldn't rely on an e-visa at all.

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3. Re: Electronic Visa to Dubai - Traveling from Oman by bus

Nowadays the 'Original hardcopy' visa is used only in exceptional cases. In most cases the visitors arrive using e-visa obtained by the visa sponsor through DNRD (Immigration authority) website. No reason why this cannot work at Hatta border. To reassure yourself, check out DNRD website, or call their help line 800-5111. In addition, they have an office at Hatta Fort (works till 2 pm only) who can assist in case of any problems. If the travel agency is reliable they will not muck around with your entry visa. You can send me a pm if you need more help.

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