Do You Need Visa to Visit Oman?

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Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Oman

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Oman

You can realize your planned trip to Oman by obtaining an Oman visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Oman short-term visas (tourist visa, e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). If you want to stay in Oman for a longer period for some reason (such as study, employment, etc.) you can also apply for Oman long-term visas.

Oman E-Visa

Oman E-Visa

Oman E-visa is an online way to obtain a visa to realize a trip to Oman.

The Sultanate of Oman has set up an electronic visa since 21 March 2018. Business, Tourist, and Express visa applications can be made on the Internet. Thus, since March 21, 2018, tourist or express visas will no longer be issued by the police at the Omani borders (airports and border posts, nor by the consular services of Oman visa exempted countries).

Oman e-Visa has different types, you can learn about your visa type and requirements here.

 

Eligible Nationals
  • North America:
    • USA, Canada
  • Europe:
    • United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, more generally all the countries of the European Union, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia, Iceland, Vatican, San Marino, and Great Britain.
  • South America:
    • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador.
  • Other countries and regions:
    • Australia, New Zealand, Brunei Dar Al Salam, Japan, French Guinea, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Macao (China).
  • The following nationals with valid EU visas or residence permits are from
    • Great Britain, Canada, and the USA, but also Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Panama, Peru, Turkmenistan, Georgia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Laos, Nicaragua, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Honduras, Maldives, Byelorussia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Albania, Bhutan.

Nationals of those countries with the Visa Waiver Program must apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for an Oman trip before traveling to Oman. Nationals of countries that are not included on this list can contact the Sultanate Embassy's Consular Service.

 

Required Documents for Oman E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. Photo

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

3. When You Arrive in Oman, You must Present also:

  • Printed Oman e-visa
  • Travel Itinerary 
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

 

Processing Time for Oman E-visa

The average processing time for Oman e-visa is 3-10 working days.

 

Oman E-visa Application Fee

Oman e-visa fee is 5 OMR for 10 days valid e-visa, 20 OMR for 30 days valid e-visa, and 50 OMR for 1 year valid multiple-entry e-visa (they can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Oman E-visa Application?

You will apply for Oman e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website (official governmental website).

Oman Short-term Visa

If you are not eligible for e-Visa, you can also apply for traditional "on paper" visas for realizing your short-term travel to Oman. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term education, exchange programs, short-term work, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can check all the required documents for each type of visa application, visa fees, processing time, and where to apply for a visa below.

 


 

Oman Tourist Visa

If your nationality isn’t eligible for Oman e-visa, you can also apply for a short-term Oman Tourist visa on paper for realizing your trip to Oman. Oman tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Oman for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for an Oman Tourist visa to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Oman Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. For Minors:

  • Copy of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Tourist Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Tourist visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Tourist Visa Fee

Oman Tourist visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Oman Tourist Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Tourist visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

Oman Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Oman and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

 

Required Documents for Oman Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations

  • Invitation letter from company/authority/sponsor in Oman with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Oman with details of organizer/host, with full address in Oman, duration of the event, and reason to participate (e.g., visitor ticket for trade fair).
    • If applicable, including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip in Oman
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Business Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Business visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Business Visa Fee

Oman Business visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Oman Business Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Business visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Oman Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Oman for cultural, scientific, or sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.


Required Documents for Oman Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature/Purpose of the Journey and Stay of Artist/Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Oman: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Your Country Travels to a Cultural/Sports Event Organized in Cooperation with Oman Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association/sponsor in Oman stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Oman, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Cultural Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Cultural visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Cultural Visa Fee

Oman Cultural visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman Cultural Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Cultural visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Visiting Family and Friends Visa

A short stay family/friend visit visa is a type of Tourist visa, and it allows you to travel to Oman for visiting your family or friends who legally residing in Oman for up to the expiration date of your visa validity.

 

Required Documents for Oman Family Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Proof of Visit/Accommodation:

  • Letter of invitation
    • Must be official. A scanned version is accepted at the time of application, but it is advisable to send the original by mail as the original will be required at the border.
  • Documents proving kinship
  • A document confirming the status of the inviting person in Oman
  • If the invitee stays at the inviting person’s home, documents about the house (contract, payment for utilities, etc.)

11. For Minors:

  • Copy of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Family Visit Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Family Visit visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Family Visit Visa Fee

Oman Family Visit visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.      

 

Where to Apply for Oman Family Visit Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Family Visit visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Study (Short-term) Visa

Oman Study (Short-term) visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Oman for study or educational training, which requires staying in Oman temporarily.

 

Required Documents for Oman Study (Short-term) visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Original Letter of Acceptance by the Education Institution, including details of the course, duration, and fees with proof of payment.

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), If Any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

        In case of scholarship:

  • Confirmation of receipt of a grant or scholarship from the relevant fund of Oman

        In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

       In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Study (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Study (Short-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Study (Short-term) Visa Fee

Oman Study (Short-term) visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman Study (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Study (Short-term) visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Work (Short-term) Visa

Oman Work (Short-term) visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Oman for short-term work activities, which requires staying in Oman temporarily.

 

Required Documents for Oman Work (Short-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Invitation from your business partner in Oman

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

        In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

        In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Work (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Work (Short-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Work (Short-term) Visa Fee

Oman Work (Short-term) visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman Work (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Work (Short-term) visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Oman Transit Visa

Oman Transit Visa

Whether or not a foreign citizen needs to meet the transit visa requirements for Oman depends on a few different factors.

If you're traveling from one country to another, and your stop in Oman is less than six hours on the same flight, then you don't need a visa. If you have a flight change, however, with a duration of more than six hours, so you may need this visa. This process can vary depending on your nationality, duration of stay, etc. It is important to check and verify the information with airlines and transit airport before your flight.

If you need a visa for your transit period in Oman, you must apply for the Oman Transit visa or Oman Tourist visa beforehand.

Oman Long-term Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer in Oman, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Oman.

In some countries, Oman official embassies and consulates don’t process long-term visas, instead of visa applicants apply for short-term tourist visas for traveling to Oman, and they only apply for residence permit when they have already arrived in Oman. This procedure can vary depending on your country of residence, nationality, and the embassy's policy you apply for a visa.

The Oman Long-term Visa is given to foreigners who wish to live in Oman for a longer period of time or to have temporary or permanent residence established.

The long-term visa grants entry to Oman on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Oman as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency.

 


 

Oman Employment (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Oman for a longer period. This visa applies for those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 

Required Documents for Oman Employment (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Oman resident permit

7. Original Employment Letter from the Applicant's Employer (Sponsor) in Oman

  • On the official company paper with stamp and signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    • Full address and contact details of the company
    • The name and position of the countersigning officer
    • Details regarding the employment of the applicant (e.g. position, salary, estimated duration)
    • Details regarding additional conditions of employment (e.g. accommodation, transport, living expenses)

        In case of international transfer of the employee:

  • A letter from the current employer confirming the transfer and approving the leave/absence of the applicant

8. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract)
  • Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning the applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Employment (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Employment (Long-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Employment (Long-term) Visa Fee

Oman Employment (Long-term) visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman (Employment) Long-term Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Employment (Long-term) visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Study (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Oman for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Oman.

 

Required Documents for Oman Study (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos        

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Oman resident permit

7. Details from Your University in Oman:

        a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Oman
  • Must state language of instruction
  • Must contain the start and end dates of the course
  • Those in full-time education should submit a letter from their education establishment, clearly indicating the course of studies being followed.

       b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment in advance
  • Proof of conditional university admission or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Documents Attesting Previous Education:

  • Higher secondary certificate - if the applicant applies for a visa on the basis of a university certificate on admission to the first year of studies
  • Preparatory course, one must submit the higher secondary certificate legalized/attested/apostilled by the MEA/MFA.

        In case of student exchange:

  • The original certificate from the university confirming that the applicant is a student.
  • Copy of the agreement/official information from the universities regarding the student exchange.
  • Invitation from the Oman university.

9. Knowledge of Language, for Cases of Confirmed University Admission and Confirmed Admission to a Preparation Course for University (if Any)

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English

10. Proof of Accommodation in Oman

  • Document confirming the availability in Oman of appropriate accommodation for the intended period of stay (documents shall contain information about the cost of living; the costs for a full period or monthly payment must be indicated)

11. Documents Confirming the Sufficient Financial Resources (of Applicant or Sponsor)

  • Traveler’s cheque
  • Original bank statement for the past 3 months
  • Certificate of the amount of the credit card limit issued by the bank (any bank located in Oman or another country is allowed)
  • A certificate of availability of money in a bank or a cooperative savings and loan association located on the territory of the Republic of Oman (it cannot be a bank located in your country)
  • A document confirming granting of a national or foreign scholarship
  • A certificate of employment with a monthly salary statement

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Study (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Study (Long-term) visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Study (Long-term) Visa Fee

Oman Study (Long-term) visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman Study (Long-term) Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Study (Long-term) visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Oman Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Oman for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Oman nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Oman.

 

Required Documents for Oman Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Oman.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Oman resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Oman.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Oman

8. Marriage Certificate

        a) Oman Marriage Certificate:

  • Oman certificate of marriage, along with certified copies.

        b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Oman

  • Copy of lease certificate of an apartment in Oman or title deed of owned property, if the partner is already residing in Oman.
  • If the host provides accommodation – document indicating the right of ownership/right to use (e.g., rental agreement) clearly allowing to lodge guests at this location.

10. Proof of sufficient means of substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Oman
  • Salary slips from the past three months if he/she is living in Oman.

      In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
  • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Traveler’s cheques
  • Payslips
  • Proof of employment
  • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
  • Proof of prepaid accommodation
  • Document about accommodation in private
  • Proof of prepaid transport
  • Other

      In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Oman Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for an Oman Family Reunion visa is 3-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Oman Family Reunion Visa Fee

Oman Family Reunion visa fee is 20 OMR for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your nationality and validity period of visa).

 

Where to Apply for Oman Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for an Oman Family Reunion visa in Oman visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Oman. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Oman?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Oman, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Oman must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Oman.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight, to prove that you are prepared to leave Oman before the visa expires.
  • You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Oman.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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What is the local currency in Oman?

The Omani Rial (OMR) is the official currency of Oman. 100 USD equals to approximately 38.5 OMR.

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Can I get a residence permit for Oman at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Oman at the Embassy or Consulate of Oman. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Oman.

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What happens if my Oman visa application is rejected?

If your Oman visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Oman mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I extend the validity of my Oman visa?

The validity of a visa can be extended in some exceptional and force-major cases. You can get information about that directly at the Migration Department of Oman.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can I apply for a residence permit with my short-term Oman visa or E-visa?

In most cases, it will not be possible. You must declare your purpose of visit in advance, and if it is required, you must apply to the Embassy (even if you are eligible for an e-visa) in person for a visa with a long-term purpose of visit.

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Can I get a refusal for my E-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Oman E-visa application.

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