Before visiting Oman you need certain things such as Insurance or travel essential. Asides from that you might probably need a visa as well.
There has been a number of debate on the topic and confusion surrounding it since Oman announced its E-Visa regulation early in 2018. Some were issued visa on arrival still despite the new change. However in 2019 you should not expect to be issued a visa upon arrival as the grace period has now come to an end.
In this post I will answer the Frequently asked Questions about getting an Oman visa and how you should you go about the process. I will also answer some nationality related questions.
The topic will answer the following :
- Visa rules 2019
- Visa agents
- Processing time
- Visa types
- Visa on arrival
- Indian citizens visa requirements
Oman Visa Rules 2019
Unlike 2018, Oman has enforced its e-visa regulations on all citizens entering Oman. This is an update to the visa policy.
- Valid for use within six months from the date of issuance.
- Valid for staying in the country for a period not exceeding thirty days from the date of entry.
- Number of trips: one trip only.
- May be extended for a similar period.
- Fine: Upon expiration of the visa (10) ten Riyals for each day of delay.
- If the validity of the visa is for (10) days, the fees will be (RO5). It can also be extended to similar periods at the same charge per period.
The above has been provided by the Royal Oman Police.
Do I Need A Visa To Visit Oman?
Only a few countries are exempt from the visa procedure.
- New Zealand
All of the countries above can stay in Oman indefinitely, with the exception of New Zealand, who can stay for a duration of up to 3 months.
Holder of Russian & South Korean diplomatic and official passports are also exempt from a visa and can stay for upward of 3 months in Oman.
Every other nationality needs a visa BEFORE arrive to Oman
Travelers from New Zealand should double check requirements as eVisa regulations are updated periodically.
Visit Visa Agents In Oman
If you need a Visa Agent there are a number of agents out there. However, no need to look far.
Being an Omani company, with know how in the country, we offer visa processing as part of our Travel Design service.
Oman Visa Types
This is a list of available eVisas to apply for online.
- Non-sponsored tourist visa.
- Sponsored tourist visa.
- Tourist visa for GCC residents.
- 4. Express visa.
What Visa Should I get?
It depends where you are coming from and by what means your are entering. To make it simple if you are a a resident in an GCC country, you should apply for the Tourist visa for GCC Residents.
For all other tourists entering the country, you should apply for a Non-Sponsored Tourist Visa.
Documents needed for electronic visa
- Passport with at least 6 months of validity on it.
- A passport scan
- Passport photo taken in the last 6 months.
- E-mail address: will receive the visa via e-mail
Some nationalities may be required to show proof of residency
Where Can I Apply For a Visa?
For all visa application, proceed to the Royal Oman Police website.
Visit Visa Processing Time
Your visa should be issued in under 72 hours, apply for the visa at least 1 week before.
Tourist Visa On Arrival
You are required to apply for a visa BEFORE arriving to Oman.
Oman Tourist Visa For Indian Citizens
Indian nationals are subjected to the same rules as other nationalities when it comes to tourist visa. An eVisa is required. In this section I address the two mostly asked questions from my Indian audience.
Visa On Arrival for Indian Nationals
Unfortunately, as of 2018 Indian nationals have to apply for an eVisa online.
How To Get Oman Tourist Visa From India
You have to options to obtaining a tourist visa from India
- Royal Oman Police website
- Visa Agent
If you are applying independently you should go straight here.
Otherwise, our services include visa processing. Fill out the form below for us to complete visa applications on your behalf.