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Visa policy of Oman

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Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries.

Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council may travel to Oman without visa limits. Nationals of 71 other countries and territories can apply for visas online which are valid for a period of 30 days. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.[1]

In an effort to bolster the tourism sector, citizens from 103 countries are allowed to enter the sultanate for up to 14 days without securing a prior visa.[2][3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Oman
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Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Oman, for a stay up to the duration listed below:[4]

Freedom of movement

14 days#

# - Must present proof of a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance, and a return ticket.

Citizens of the Maldives who hold a valid Schengen visa or a visa issued by the UK, US, Canada, Australia or Japan can enter Oman without a visa.[6]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Bangladesh (30 days), Belarus (30 days),[7] Brunei (30 days), Colombia (30 days), Cyprus (30 days), Germany, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan (30 days), Portugal,[8] Romania,[9] Russia, Singapore (30 days), South Korea and Switzerland[10] do not require a visa for up to 90 days (unless otherwise stated).

Electronic Visa (e-Visa)[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry e-Visa valid for 30 days online.[11][12][13][14]

1 - Issued free of charge.
2 - Valid for 3 months.

Conditional e-Visa[edit]

Citizens of the following countries, including their spouses and children of another nationality, can obtain an online e-Visa, if they hold a valid Schengen Visa, a valid visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the United States, or a residence permit from one of these countries.

One can apply for a single-entry visa (5 OMR for 10 days or 20 OMR 30 days), or 1-year-valid multiple-entry visa (for 50 OMR). The allowed duration of stay is 10 days for 10 days visa and 30 days for other visas (or 30 days per visit on the multiple-entry visa).[11]

Transit Without Visa[edit]

Visitors from any country who hold onward tickets may transit through Oman without a visa for up to 6 hours if proceeding by the same flight.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visa and passport". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Emirates. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Oman extends visa-free period for visitors from 103 countries". Arab News. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Oman to give visa-free 10-day entry to 103 countries to boost tourism". Foreign Ministry of Oman. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Entry visas".
  5. ^ "Oman - Travel Page". www.mfa.gov.sg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore). 4 April 2024. Retrieved 18 April 2024.
  6. ^ "Oman makes additional condition for on-arrival visa to Maldives".
  7. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". pravo.by.
  8. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 15 December 2012; from 24 October 2014 [1]
  9. ^ Under visa exemption agreement signed in November 2018, applied from April 2019
  10. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 6 August 2010; from 18 November 2010
  11. ^ a b "Home - eVisa". evisa.rop.gov.om.
  12. ^ "Royal Oman Police launches new eVisa service". Times of Oman. 18 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Oman adds China, Iran, Russia to visa on arrival list". Gulf Business. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Visa eligibility".

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