Explore Types of Visa Services in Oman

Obtaining the proper visa is crucial before you travel. While citizens of some countries can enter visa-free or obtain a visa on arrival, most entrepreneurs will need to secure a visa in advance. Visa service is available in Oman for visitors or business purposes. Entrepreneurs must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they are citizens of a visa-exempt country or a country allowing them to get a visa on arrival for starting a business in Oman

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations may travel to Oman without a visa. Nationals of 71 other countries and territories can apply for 30-day visas online. The stay duration and requirements may vary depending on the different visa types. 

Types of Visas in Oman

There are four types of visas in Oman:

  • Resident Sponsor Visa
  • Resident Unsponsored Visa
  • Visit Sponsored Visa
  • Visit Unsponsored Visa

Resident Sponsored Visa

Nine different types of visas come under this category which are as follows:

Visa Name Visa Description Purpose
Student Visa Permits residency in Oman for study Study
Citizen Spouse Visa Allows residency for a spouse of an Omani citizen Family
Property Owner Joiner’s Visa  Permits residency for family members of first-degree Family
Relative Joining Visa Permits residence for the relatives of foreign residents or investors or property owners Family
Family Joining Visa Permits residency for a relative of an Omani National Family
Employment Visa Permits residency for a sponsored worker Work 
Housemaid Visa Permits residency in Oman for a female domestic worker Work 
Employment Visa with Endorsee Permits residency for a sponsored worker with endorsee Work 
Investor Visa Allows residency for an investor for setting up a business in Oman Work 

Resident Unsponsored Visa

Visa Name Visa Description Purpose
Property Owner Visa Permits residency for a foreign owner of a housing unit Housing 

Visit Sponsored Visa

Visa Name Visa Description Purpose
Tourist Visa Allows visits for locally sponsored tourist  Tourism 
Band Visa Allows visits for any artistic performance Work 
Short Work Visa Permits residency for a short period for a sponsored worker Work 
Contractor Visit Visa Permits visits for a person undergoing medical testing with an Omani government organisation Work 
Official Visit Visa Permits business or professional individuals sponsored by Omani government organization Work 
Express Visa Permits visits for a business or professional individual employed in a certain occupation sponsored by a local sponsor Work 
Business Man Visa Permits visits sponsored by a local sponsor for any business or professional person Business
Emergency Visa Permits short trips sponsored by a local sponsor for any emergency situation Emergency 


Visit Unsponsored Visa

Visa Name Visa Description Purpose
Oman / Qatar Common Visa Allows visit of a person of eligible nationalities, but they have to travel to Oman first and then to Qatar  Tourism 
Dubai / Oman Common Visa Permits the tourists who have tourist visas for Dubai Tourism 
GCC Citizen Companion Visa Allows a visit for GCC citizens or accompanied by the sponsor Tourism 
Off the Plan Owner Visa Permits multiple visits for foreign buyers of a housing unit by the approved authority  Housing 
Truck Driver Visa Permits a bus or truck driver to enter or leave Oman Business 

Applying For an Oman Visa 

The visa processing time depends on the nature of the visa you are applying for. In general, it can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few days after you submit all the documents online. 

Note: It's better to check the approval of your visa before you leave to avoid last-minute confusion.

Hassle-free Oman Business Visa

We offer comprehensive visa services for aspiring entrepreneurs in Oman, handling everything from the initial application process to visa procurement and renewals. In particular, we provide the following visa services in Oman:

  • Applying for all types of visas
  • Arranging for visa transfer and visa cancellation
  • Processing and visa renewal in Oman of business and employment visas
  • Assisting in arranging and submitting the notarized documents to the ministry

If you are looking to apply for any type of visa in Oman, contact us today – we’d be happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What documents do I need to provide for a visa application?

The required documents may vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for, but typically include the following:

  • A passport with at least six months validity, 
  • A completed visa application form, 
  • Passport-sized photographs, 
  • Proof of accommodation, 
  • Proof of sufficient funds, and 
  • A travel itinerary.

Can I extend my visa once I am in Oman?

Yes, it is possible to extend certain types of visas once you are in Oman. You will need to apply for an extension through the Royal Oman Police's Directorate General of Passports and Residence.

What is the duration of stay allowed on an Omani visa?

The duration of stay allowed on an Omani visa varies depending on the type of visa and the purpose of your visit. Tourist visas typically allow stays of up to 10 days, 30 days, or 90 days.


What does the Oman visa cost?

USD 179.99.

How long will the family be valid?

After the employees' residence permit has expired, the family visa will also expire.

What are the documents required for a work visa in Oman?

Passport of the Employee
Labor License
Qualifications of the employee
Medical Certificate
Passport size Photographs
Confirmation Letter from the educational institute