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I am an Indian national currently at UAE residing here as a resident and am planning to travel to Oman by flight from Abu dhabi,

I checked on their website but its a bit confusing,

Among the options I could find one relevant to me : 29A GCC Resident Visa

Wondering if this is the correct visa I should get for a short visit of 2-3 days !

Any help is appreciated thanks in advance.

Edit : My profession on UAE visa is 'Software Developer'

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  • That visa appears to require you work in one of a somewhat restrictive list of professions. In this case, stating what you do may increase the chances of someone being able to help you.
    – origimbo
    Sep 2, 2022 at 15:25
  • This appears to be the right list beyondtheroute.com/gcc-resident-visit-visa-approved-professions but for better odds, see the eligibilty wizard evisa.rop.gov.om/visa-eligibility
    – origimbo
    Sep 2, 2022 at 15:27
  • Thats why I am confused as this visa which is most relevant to me seems for work and I am just going as a tourist.. Also The visa-eligilibity is what I checked already.. Its not so clear.. Now the question should I get this 29A GCC one as thats what is the most relevant one.. Sep 2, 2022 at 18:36
  • Timatic indicates you should get an e-visa prior to departure timaticweb2.com/integration/… You can also try the IATA website to confirm iatatravelcentre.com
    – Traveller
    Sep 3, 2022 at 23:08

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Citizens of India (and many other countries) are exempt from the need to obtain an Omani visa in advance for a touristic stay of up to 14 days. You need to have a confirmed hotel booking, return flight, and health insurance which will cover you during your stay.

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  • I don't think so.. but still I will confirm.. Sep 2, 2022 at 18:35
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    Why do you think @mlc is incorrect? The Omani government page referenced on the cited page specifically lists Indian citizens as eligible for entry and a 14-day stay for tourism without applying for a visa in advance. Sep 2, 2022 at 19:05
  • The reason I say @mlc may be incorrect is cuz I tried to get in touch with Indians who have been to Oman by land and they specifically mentioned they had to get a visa which they procured on arrival there while entering and were charged about 80-100 UAE Dhirams. If Indians didn't need a visa and were eligible for entry for upto 14-day stay for tourism then why did the officials charge them for visa. I only received reply from them today and I checked with about 2-3 people who said they needed a visa.. Sep 3, 2022 at 9:57
  • @shadygoneinsane Thanks. It's certainly possible that the Omani government site is in error, or that Omani Immigration got it wrong at the border. Please report back here — using the "Your Answer" button — to report your actual experience. Sep 3, 2022 at 15:08

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