Visa policy of Oman

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Omani Visa on arrival with entry and exit stamps at Muscat Airport on a Singapore passport.

Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries, or if they’re citizens of a country allowing them to get a visa on arrival.

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]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Oman

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Oman:

Holders of diplomatic or official passports of Belarus,[7] Cyprus, Germany, Jordan, Portugal,[8] Russia, South Korea and Switzerland[9] do not require a visa for up to 90 days.

Visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic and special passports was signed with  Kazakhstan in June 2018[10] and  Romania in November 2018[11] and they are not yet ratified.

eVisa[edit]

Citizens of the following 71 countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry eVisa valid for 30 days online.[12][13][14]

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

On 21st March 2018 it became possible to apply online for an Oman eVisa in addition to being able to obtain an Oman visit visa at Oman's border posts.[15] It is planned that persons arriving to Oman without eVisa will be able to apply for one in a designated area of the arrivals terminal before the passport control.[16] There is concern this could discourage tourists from visiting Oman.[17]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following countries or territories may receive visa on arrival in Oman. [18][19] Visa on arrival service is being phased out in favor of eVisa.[20]

Conditional eVisa[edit]

Citizens of the following 25 countries, including their spouses and children of another nationality, can obtain an online eVisa, 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).[21]

Common visa[edit]

Dubai[edit]

Holders of a visa or entrance stamp of the Emirate of Dubai that is valid for at least 21 days are visa exempt. Eligible nationalities are:[22]

Qatar[edit]

Holders of a visa for Qatar that is valid for travel to Oman and valid for at least one month are visa exempt when arriving directly from Qatar. Eligible nationalities are:[23]

Admission refusal[edit]

Citizens of Israel are refused admission to Oman.[24]

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. This is not applicable to nationals of  Israel.

Passenger ships[edit]

Oman grants visas without cost or at a nominal charge to passengers and crew of visiting ships based on the ship provided manifest.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ http://pravo.by/document/?guid=3961&p0=I01200045
  8. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 15 December 2012; from 24 October 2014 [6]
  9. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 6 August 2010; from 18 November 2010 [7]
  10. ^ Oman, Kazakhstan sign pact on visa exemption
  11. ^ https://timesofoman.com/article/375825#.W9_37tqlgXc.twitter
  12. ^ Sultanate of Oman - Royal Oman Police - eVisa
  13. ^ Royal Oman Police launches new eVisa service
  14. ^ "Oman adds China, Iran, Russia to visa on arrival list". Gulf Business. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  15. ^ [8]
  16. ^ Oman Defends New Tourist Visa System, Ahead Of Its Introduction On March 21
  17. ^ Oman Travel Guide
  18. ^ [9]
  19. ^ [10]
  20. ^ [11]
  21. ^ Sultanate of Oman - Royal Oman Police - eVisa
  22. ^ COMMON VISA FACILITY WITH THE EMIRATE OF DUBAI
  23. ^ COMMON VISA FACILITY WITH THE STATE OF QATAR
  24. ^ [12]
  25. ^ http://www.rop.gov.om/old/english/dg_pr_visas_shipcrew.aspM

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