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Sultanate of Oman is situated in the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is a trading hub with its particular strategic importance due to its unique location at the gate of Persian Gulf, bordering with countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Muscat is the capital city of the country.
Oman Visa Guide is prepared for you to reach detailed information on the country’s visa rules and regulations. The visa requirements and necessary documents to include in your application file are detailed for your attention below. Do not forget to buy your “Oman Flight Ticket” as the first step of your preparations.
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Nationals of all foreign countries are usually requested entry visas in order to travel to Oman whereas some countries are exempted of visa requirements. Make sure to check out online whether you need an entry visa to visit Oman before contacting the authorized diplomatic mission.
Visas for Oman are broadly categorized as tourist visa, employment visa, relative/friend visit visa, family joining/resident visa, investor resident and student resident visa, transit visa. They can be issued as single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visas for visits up to 90 days in periods of 180 days. Single-entry visa grants one time entrance whereas double-entry visa holders may travel twice in predetermined timeframes and multiple-entry visa allows for consecutive visits to the country. E-visa applications can be processed online while nationals of some countries are eligible to get visa upon arrival.
Short-term visa is issued for periods that are not exceeding maximum 90 days. All visas can be obtained from Oman’s diplomatic missions authorized in applicant’s country of residence.
Oman visitor visa is issued to third country nationals who wish to travel to the country for merely tourism purposes. It is issued for single entrance and visits not exceeding one month from the date of entry. The tourist visa is valid for use throughout a period of six months.
Oman business visa is issued to third country citizens who would like to visit the country with the purpose of conducting commercial activities, holding business meetings or engaging in related activities. Professionals and businessmen who intend to join local convention can apply for an Express visa upon the request of a local sponsor. Stamped invitation letter should be provided by the sponsor to explain the intent of travel.
Relative/friends’ visit visa is required for third country citizens who would like to travel to Oman in order to visit family members, relatives or friends. A letter of invitation by the person you’ll be visiting is important to support your application process. The visa holder cannot stay in Oman more than three months following the official date of entry.
Professionals, businessmen or participants of local convention and festivals can apply for an Express visa that is granted for single-entry and upon the request of a local sponsor. Such visa holders can engage in cultural, sports or religious events for stays that shall not exceed three weeks from the date of entrance. Alternatively, Troupe/Artist visa is granted for professionals who wish to visit Oman to perform entertainment shows. Availability of a sponsor who is in possession of approval from certain authorities is requested. Further information on details of the event proved through the entry tickets, relevant bookings or an invitation letter may be required for the application.
Short term study visas can be issued for third country citizens who would like to do an internship or take part in an educational program in Oman for short terms. An approval letter/training agreement from the prospective employer or education center shall be included among the required documents for your application.
Long-term visa grants its holder the right to enter to Israel for periods extending 90 days.
“Student Visa” is issued to foreign citizens who wish to travel to Oman with the mere purpose of enrolling in an education institution. Its holder has the right to enter the country on multiple terms and for periods ranging from one to two years since the official date of entry.
“Employment Visa” is issued for employment purposes upon the official request of the sponsor/employer. It is valid for extension and grants multiple-entry to Oman. However, there are some conditions that must be considered by the applicants of employment visa. Further details can be reached online.
Moreover, “Investor Resident Visa” is applicable for foreigners who seek to venture on investments in Oman. The investments are subject to verification by the concerned authorities. Investor resident visa is valid for six months and the holder is given two-years residence permit upon approval by the authorities.
“Family Joining Visa” can be granted:
The children must be younger than 21 years old. The status of marriage shall be certified by the Ministry of Interior.
Oman transit visa is issued by the competent authorities for airport transits at Oman’s international zone. It enables single-entry to Oman within maximum 72 hours. The traveler must have a travel document or passport that is valid for minimum six months after the travel dates, travel tickets and a visa if necessary for the next destination.
Tourist visa requirements to travel to Oman can be found below. Please be aware of the fact that the required documents may differ depending on the term and purpose of your stay, hence the category of your visa. Applicants must submit their applications comprising of the requested documents to the Diplomatic Mission or authorized visa application centers in due time. The Diplomatic Mission reserves its right to ask for additional documents.
There are specific documents to enclose your application depending on your employment status.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. The sponsor is entitled to certain requirements including submission of an official letter to declare that he or she will be responsible for the visitor throughout the entire course of the trip. Also, he/she must mention the relationship with the visitor since only first grade relatives can fulfill this position. You can check our website for all the relevant details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Foreigners can schedule their trips to Oman upon fulfilling the above mentioned criterias to obtain an entry visa that complies with the nature of their visit. You can check out the visa eligibility rules on the online platform.
Citizens of the EU member states are requested to apply for entry visas to visit Oman.
UK, Canadian and US citizens are requested to comply with the visa requirements to travel to Oman.
The visa fees vary depending on the type of required visa as listed online. Israel visa fee comprises of the processing costs and is non-refundable which means that the rejection of your application will not be reimbursed.
|Tourist Visa||20 Omani Riyal (approximately 51 USD)|
|Work/Employment Visa||50 Omani Riyal (approximately 129 USD)|
|Relative/ Friends’ Visit Visa||20 Omani Riyal(approximately 51 USD)|
|Express Visa||30 Omani Riyal (approximately 77 USD)|
|Student Visa||20 Omani Riyal (approximately 51 USD)|
|Family Joining & Family Residence Visa||20 Omani Riyal (approximately 51 USD)|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
Citizens of countries under List 1 can request for a multiple entry visa during the application although. Your request will be evaluated based on the frequency and relevance of your travel. The Consulate preserves its right to request submission of evidence for your frequent travels.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal. In any case the visa fee is non-refundable.
You can track your application status online through application platforms of the diplomatic missions or authorized visa processing centers. You can use the e-visa portal for online visa applications.
In general, the online applications are processed in ten days and the applicants may be invited for an individual interview. However, the application procedure may take longer than it normally takes for individual cases whereby a closer scrutiny is required.
Due to existing tensions between Israel and the Arab League countries, Israel citizens or foreign visitors with Israeli stamp on their passports may be interrogated about the nature of their visit.
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