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Visa for Oman

 

Evisa to Oman: Basic Information

In February 2018, the Oman government introduced the option of obtaining a visa electronically. The electronic visa system enables easy and quick application for e-visa for citizens of all countries traveling to Oman for both tourist and business purposes.

The whole process can be done online so a visit to the embassy is not necessary. The costs for an e-visa depends on the type of document selected. A visa allowing a single, 10-day trip costs 69 Euro, a 30-day stay is 99 Euro, while the price for multiple entries for 30 days is 149 Euro.

  • Types of eVisa

    So as mentioned above there are three types of electronic visa to Oman:

    Single Entry eVisa – 10 days

    Single Entry eVisa – 30 days

    Multiple Entry eVisa – 30 days

    All of them allow travel to Oman for both tourist and business purposes.

    Note: US citizens may additionally travel to Oman with a multiple-entry visa valid for 10 years from the date of issue. It allows to stay in Oman for 6 months. This type of visa is also suitable for both tourist and business travel.

  • List of eligible countries

    Residents of GCC countries are eligible for an Oman eVisa if their profession is on Oman’s Approved Professions List. The list is provided to applicants during the eVisa application process. Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa to travel to Oman:

    • Andorra
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Ecuador
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong (SAR)
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Korea, South
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macau (SAR)
    • Macedonia
    • Malaysia
    • Malta
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Paraguay
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
    • Uruguay
    • Vatican City (Holy See)
    • Venezuela

    If you are a citizen of a country listed below and you have a valid Schengen visa or valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, United States (or permanent residence permit from one of these countries), you are qualified for a conditional visa.

    • Albania
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Bhutan
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • El Salvador
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Maldives
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Peru
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam

    Residents of GCC countries are eligible to apply for an electronic visa to Oman, provided that their profession is on Oman approved list of professions.

    If your citizenship is not listed and you do not have other travel documents, you have to apply for a regular visa at the embassy.

  • eVisa to Oman - Application Form

    To obtain an electronic visa authorizing entry to the territory of Oman, an online application is required. It is enough to complete a simple form, providing basic travel data, such as passport data, planned date of entry to the country and type of visa. Besides, it is required to attach a copy of the passport (it can be a scan or a clear photo of the passport) and your photo to the application.

    After completing all the data and submitting the application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of the submission of the application with further instructions regarding the entire visa process. The decision on the result of the visa application will be sent within 3 business days to the e-mail address provided in the application. It should be remembered, that this period may be extended depending on the decision of the Immigration Office in Oman. After obtaining a document authorizing travel to Oman, all you need to do is to print it and show it along with a valid passport on your arrival.

    To complete the application, please use the panel on the left. Choose the type of trip: single entry for 10 days, single entry for 30 days, or multiple entries (for 30 days) and enter your citizenship (confirmed in your passport). Click "Apply online" and fill out the form.

  • eVisa Validity Period

    The validity of an electronic visa depends on the type of visa chosen:

    A single entry visa with a stay of up to 10 days – it is valid for one month from the date of issue of the document. This means that during this period an e-visa should be used to enter Oman.

    Single entry visa with a stay of up to 30 days – it is valid for one month from the date of issue of the document. The period of validity of the e-visa determines the time to enter Oman. This means that even on the last day of the e-visa's validity, travel to Oman is still possible.

    A multiple entry visa with a stay of up to 30 days - the validity of the e-visa is determined for one year from the date of issue, however, the first entry must take place within 30 days of issuing the document. Upon the first arrival, the e-visa entitles to many stays in Oman and is valid for one year. The maximum length of each stay is 30 days

  • eVisa Transit Information

    For transit through Oman, no e-visa is required if the traveler has a ticket confirming his onward journey and if his stay in Oman does not exceed 6 hours. Otherwise, you are required to apply for an electronic visa.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Upon arrival in Oman, it will be necessary to show valid e-visa and passport issued by the country eligible for the electronic visa system to customs officials. The printout can be black and white. After completing the verification of the documents, you will receive a stamp in your passport with the date of arrival in Oman and the date by which you should leave the country.

 

Required documents

  • Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant

  • Conditional eVisa application

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant
    – Copy of valid visa or residence permit for: Schengen Zone, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan or Australia
    – Copy of return/onward ticket (Multiple Entry eVisa)
    – Proof of a hotel booking in Oman (Multiple Entry eVisa)

  • All foreign nationals residing in GCC countries (GCC visa)

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant
    – Copy of GCC visa
    – Copy of GCC ID (both sides)

 

Important Information

  • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of commencement of the trip to Oman
  • You can apply for a new visa only after your previous visa has expired
  • If your passport changes or its validity has expired, you are required to submit a new e-visa application
  • An e-visa does not entitle to work in Oman
  • There is no obligation to show financial resources for the period of stay in Oman
  • Applying for a visa is only possible if the applicant is outside of Oman
  • In the event of an extension of the stay, a fine of 10 OMR will be imposed for each an additional day of unauthorized stay in Oman
 

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Learn more about tourism in Oman

Even though Oman is a relatively young country, the history of its land dates centuries back. The stunning architecture and untouched beauty of nature have been alluring visitors for centuries. Oman is a perfect vacation destination for those who seek adventure and peaceful leisure at the beach. The country is a stunning combination of clean, sandy shores and mountainous terrain. The Sultanate of Oman is considered to be one of the safest countries in the Arabian peninsula. The locals are known for their extremely welcoming nature. Oman does not have as many residents as other GCC countries, which allows you to enjoy the spectacular locations while being entirely on your own. While driving through the main highway, you can expect to be the only driver in the eyeshot.

Aside from the visitors from all over the world, there are plenty of tourists crossing the Omani border by driving from Dubai. It takes just a couple of hours to reach the shores of the Gulf of Oman. Even if you weren't planning on visiting this country, while your vacation in the United Arab Emirates, you should extend your holiday to experience the beauty of it. Plenty of residents of Dubai consider Muscat and other cities as a perfect weekend retreat destination. Even though both countries share similar past and culture, Oman undoubtedly surpasses its neighbour with the charm of nature.

5 best activities and places you don't want to miss in Oman

  • What kind of visa do I need to enter Oman?

    The abovementioned question has been asked plenty of times, and the answer is less complicated than expected. Oman Royal Police, the organization responsible for issuing travel authorizations, has prepared a solution allowing visitors to obtain their visas online. To get an Omani electronic visa, you will only need a couple of spare minutes and a valid passport. The majority of nationalities have been included in the visa-exempt program. All citizens of the European Union, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, GCC visa holders, and many others are entitled to enter the Sultanate. The most important thing that each applicant has to keep in mind is to apply with at least 72h advance to their departure. The processing time in case of an eVisa to Oman might take three working days. Everything you need to know about visa policy and a simplified application process is available for your reference at the this website.

  • 1. The most beautiful beaches

    Those who have planned their annual vacation to take place in Oman will get the possibility of exploring the most stunning beaches in the world. All of the locations described below are accessible by car. While being on a road trip, you will surely get a chance to see plenty of wild camels wandering the endless deserts. It's highly recommended to rent a car of your own. This way, you will not be bothered by a tight schedule. Amongst the most worth visiting areas, there is undoubtedly Wadi al-Shab. While the hike to the top of this landmark, you'll come across the most exceptional water reservoirs. The continuous water accessibility will enable you to chill during hiking in the commonly known Omani heat. One of the most world-wide recognizable places in this country is also a Bimmah Sinkhole. It's unquestionably the most pleasant surprise you can hope for while experiencing deserticolous weather conditions. If you are lucky and arrive early enough, you can get this entire place to yourself. Diving enthusiasts should visit al Makbara, located in Old Muscat. The best time to visit is said to be from April to July; however, it is said to be stunning all year long. If you are planning a weekend retreat or a brief stay in Oman, there are plenty of resorts that will offer you a room with access to the private beach.

  • 2. Discovering the endless deserts

    While traveling to the Arabian peninsula, you will surely come across the idea of spending at least a day in a desert. Oman is probably the best place to do it. It's commonly known that the country has managed to preserve the untouched beauty of its wilderness. There are plenty of wild, exotic animals that you previously might have seen on the television or the Internet. Camels, goats, and plenty of others can be found wandering the endless sands of Omani deserts. It is unquestionably one of the greatest tourist attractions in the entire country's territory. If you hope to spend a little bit more time in the wilderness, you can either rent a car or book camping at Wahiba Sand.

  • 3. Wandering through the streets of local markets

    The Omani are known for taking great pride in cultivating their future. There are few places left in the world in which crafted goods in exceptional quality can still be purchased. The tradition of merchants selling their products in the local markets seems to be alluring to both the locals and tourists. The Omani souqs offer a wide variety of products, starting with gold, jewelry, clothing, and ending up with spices and souvenirs. One of the greatest and most recognizable ones is the Mutrah Souq. You should prepare a pair of comfortable shoes and hours of free time to explore to the fullest the beauty hidden in the narrow alleys of this remarkable market.

  • 4. Visiting the greatest landmarks

    Even though Oman is being recognized as an independent country from 1970, the architecture located on its territory ages centuries back. The history of this region has been portrayed in the Omani national museum.

    An abundance of exhibits can be found within the walls of this institution. Anyone, even slightly interested in the history of this region, will find something appealing to them. While in countries' capital, it is essential to visit two other breathtaking structures; Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House.

  • 5. Reinventing the forgotten

    For those seeking less familiar landmarks, a city of Nizwa, which has been almost wholly rebuilt, will be perfect. Even though nearly each of the ancient buildings has been now renovated, this place evidently maintained its old charm. Nizwa is known as the former capital of Oman and is famous for its grand souqs filled with a diversity of dates. There is also one place that is, for some reason, left out from the majority of travel guides, Wadi Bani Khalid. It is an authentic oasis located only 200 km away from the country's capital. Wadi Bani Khalid is probably one of the most gorgeous, nature-shaped places to swim in. It will allow you to fulfill a childhood dream of discovering an oasis in the middle of a scorching desert.

 

Three easy steps to get your eVisa

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    Apply onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
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    Fill out remaining required information and make online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
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    Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
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