Oman Visa Policy

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The Oman Visa policy is not different from other Asia countries. However, there are also some exceptions. Visa is mandatory for the foreign nationality for a visit to Oman, whether it may be a tourist or student or for other business purposes. Citizens of any nationality can apply for a tourist visa for Oman through the Oman embassy in their nationality. But for a business visa or resident visa, special permission is needed from the Sultanate of Oman.

For Oman, a visa traveler has to apply for the visa. It can be done online by electronic visa, or you can visit the embassy of Oman. Foreign nationals have to fill the visa application for visa requirements.

Oman Visa Policy

There are some countries in the world, do not require a visa to travel to Oman. These countries are the Gulf cooperation council, also known as GCC, which has six members. Oman is one of the members of GCC. So the GCC citizens are allowed to visit, work and stay in the country without a visa.  

1

United Arab Emirates

2

Saudi Arabia

3

Qatar

4

Kuwait

5

Bahrain

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 The Visa policy of Oman includes special permission for Dubai visa holders, that if a person has the Dubai visa, he/she can visit Oman without actually applying for an Oman visa. This policy is introduced by the agreement between the sultanate of Oman and Dubai to increase visitors' number to the country. 

Diplomats can visit Oman without filing for a visa. In Oman's visa policy, diplomats of some below-mentioned countries can visit and stay in Oman for three months based on passport only without applying for Oman's actual visa.

Germany

Russia

Romania

Switzerland

Cyprus

Japan

Kazakhstan

Portugal

South Korea

Belarus

Electronic visa policy or E-visa policy of Oman

Several countries are eligible for multiple entry E-visa.

Tourist visa: This visa is issued to citizens who are visiting Oman for the sole purpose of traveling. This visa has a total validity of 30 days. The traveler must return to its country before or on the 30th day. This type of visa is not extended.

Business visa: this visa is issued to foreign nationals who want to expand their business by investing in Oman and who have secured a job in any organization or company in Oman. This visa has a validity period of 90, which can be further extended by the sultanate of Oman on the request. This visa is not an Oman employment visa and must not be used for the same. 

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Andorra

Bolivia

Argentina

Australia

European Union

Brunei

China

Canada

Chile

Brazil

Ecuador

Indonesia

Hong Kong

Iceland

Colombia

Japan

Macau

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Iran

Moldova

North Macedonia

Monaco

New Zealand

Malaysia

Paraguay

Serbia

Russia

San Marino

Norway

Singapore

Suriname

South Africa

South Korea

Seychelles

Taiwan

Ukraine

Thailand

Turkey

Switzerland

Uruguay

Vatican City

Venezuela

United States  

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Mandatory Documents stated in the Oman visa policy 

  • Must have a valid visa with a validity of at least six months.
  • Valid passport with 90 days of validity.
  • Email id and phone number are needed to send the information for the approval of the visa.
  • Two colored passport-size photographs must have a white background and should not be older than six months.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Bank statement copy stamped by the bank manager.
  • Applicants should not have any security restrictions. 

Oman transit visa policy

When somebody wants to travel from one country to the other and stop changing the flight between the two countries, the traveler has to wait for several hours. It can be 6hours to 72 hours for the next flight. Thus to get a stay permit in the intermediate country transit visa is issued.   

  1. Concerned authorities ratified transit visas based on the application provided by the applicant.
  2. A Transit visa is only issued if the traveler has the confirmation tickets for all the flights.
  3. Traveler must have sufficient bank balance in his/her account to pay of hotel, traveling, and other expenses.
  4. National passport with the validity of at least six months and a visa having a minimum of two blank pages.

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Document required for a transit visa 

  1. Passport size photo minimum 2, the photo must be clear.
  2. Valid passports of their nationality with the validity of a minimum of six months.
  3. Valid visa of the final destination country with the validity of at least six months.
  4. Confirmed flight tickets for arrival and exit.
  5. Must not carry any security restrictions.
  6. Bank statement.
  7. Tourists must have travel insurance.

FAQ

Q. Is a visa necessary for Oman?

Ans. Yes, travelers must have a visa to visit Oman.

Q. The time required for the approval of an Oman visa?

Ans. It takes nearly four to five business days as a part of the Oman e visa processing time.

Q. How to obtain a work permit in Oman?

Ans. For work permit, employers must have age between 21 to 60, and the employment visa application with all proper documents must be submitted to the Department of immigration.

Q. How to get an employment visa in Oman?

Ans. For an employment visa, you need approval for a work permit and follow other Oman Visa Policy

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