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Oman Visa Application Steps

WHAT IS OMAN E-VISA?

The Government of Oman recently introduced electronic visas for most nationalities, including the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. Visitors traveling to Oman are now able to secure an e-Visa online, completing an application from the comfort of their own home and then receive the e-visa via email.

The Oman Visa system is an online method of applying for visas for entry from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system are that visas can be applied for quickly over the Internet at any time and from any location. Payment is made online at the time of the visa application.

The Government of Oman previously allowed travellers to apply for an entry visa on arrival at Muscat International Airport and at most major border crossings, including the popular Hatta border crossing with the United Arab Emirates. As of 21st March 2018, visitors to Oman are no longer able to apply for a visa on arrival and must now apply for an electronic visa prior to travelling to Oman.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR AN OMAN VISA?

Citizens of 71 eligible countries can apply for an e-visa:

See what countries require an Oman Visa here

ANDORRA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
BOLIVIA
BRAZIL
BRUNEI
BULGARIA
CANADA
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
ECUADOR
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
FRENCH GUIANA
GERMANY
GREECE
HONG KONG
HUNGARY
ICELAND
INDONESIA
IRAN
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
SOUTH KOREA
LATVIA
LEBANON
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
FYR MACEDONIA
MALAYSIA
MALTA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
NORWAY
PARAGUAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
SINGAPORE
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SLOVENIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SPAIN
SURINAME
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN
THAILAND
TURKEY
UKRAINE
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
URUGUAY
VATICAN CITY STATE
VENEZUELA

E-VISA TYPES

SINGLE-ENTRY TOURIST OMAN VISA

• Allows a 30-day stay in Oman
• Valid for a single entry and exit
• The length of stay can be extended once

MULTIPLE-ENTRY 1-YEAR OMAN VISA

• Allows a 30-day stay in Oman per visit
• Valid for multiple entries
• The length of stay cannot be extended

SINGLE-ENTRY TOURIST VISA

• Allows a 30-day stay in Oman
• Valid for a single entry
• The length of stay can be extended once

MULTIPLE-ENTRY 1-YEAR VISA

• Allows a 30-day stay in Oman per visit
• Valid for multiple entries
• The length of stay cannot be extended

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN OMAN VISA

If you are a member of the visa exempt countries, you can apply for an Oman eVisa. The process is entirely electronic and makes it easier than ever to obtain a visa. Whether you need a tourist visa or need to enter Oman for a business trip, the visa application is the same.  

When applying for an electronic Oman tourist visa, you need a valid passport and your passport must be valid at least 6 months upon arrival in Oman. There are several requirements to be aware of during your visit: 

  • You must have a valid hotel reservation in Oman
  • You must hold a return ticket. 
  • Your visit to the Sultanate of Oman must be no later than six (6) months following visa approval. 
  • You will also need a valid email address as the visa will be sent to you via this method. To complete the application, all travellers must upload a scan of their passport and submit a photo (International standard) 

Finally, you will have to choose a payment method. The application offers several options, including PayPal and credit/debit cards. It is worth mentioning that the citizens of a few select countries cannot get an Oman Visa. Such travellers need to visit the nearest embassy to get a traditional visa to travel to Oman.

HOW TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM

The online application process is easy. You simply need to access the form and fill it out with the required information. First, you will need to visit our website to get the form. The website will ask for basic information about the applicant, as well as the desired type of eVisa.

Once you select the eVisa type, you will be asked for your passport information. It’s important to fill out the form completely and truthfully in order to ensure acceptance. Completed applications are processed within the shortest possible time (with rare exceptions.)

WHAT COUNTRIES DON’T REQUIRE A VISA FOR OMAN?

Most trips to Oman from another country requires applying for and obtaining a visa. However, there are six countries in the world are exempt from having to get a visa to enter Oman. Five of these countries are from the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC. These are the countries:

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand

While the citizens of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait) are exempt from getting a visa, their residents are not and will require a GCC eVisa. You need a residence permit as proof and this type of visa allows you a stay of 28 days Total.

There is also a conditional visa which allows countries who are not normally allowed to obtain a Visa to enter the country. This is as long as they are if they have a valid visa or a residence permit issued by one of the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and Canada. You will need this as proof during your visa application. 

PLEASE NOTE:

You must visit Oman within 30 days of your e-visa approval, otherwise the Sultanate of Oman considers the e-visa expired.