Visitors in Oman must obtain a visa prior to traveling unless they come from one of the visa-exempted 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 and all visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
There are mainly 4 types of visas in Oman:
There are other types of Oman visas as well like Express Visa, Multiple Entry Visa, Truck Driver’s Visa, Transit Visa, Investors Resident Visa, etc. Here’s what you need to about the major types of visas in Oman:
It is granted at the request of a local sponsor and on his/her responsibility to a foreigner coming to Oman for employment and whose age is not below 21 years old. The validity of employment visa is 3 months from the date of issuance and the sponsor must be a local one with full legal capacity, and be responsible for the truth of the information given in the application form.
To apply for the employment visa an individual has to submit an electronic application form available from the website. It must be endorsed and stamped by the sponsor and to be typed in Arabic for Arab nationals and in English for Non-Arab nationals and it includes issuance of the following Oman visa requirements:
The fee for applying for an employment visa in Oman is OR 20.
It is granted to the relatives and friends of an Omani national at his request and under his sponsorship. It is also granted to the relatives of a foreigner who is resident in Oman at the request of and on the responsibility of his sponsor. The validity of the visa is for six months. The documents required for family visa in Oman are as follows:
The fee for applying for a relative/friend’s visa in Oman is OR 20.
This type of visa is granted to a foreigner at the request of a hosting government organization. It is valid for three months from the date of issuance and can be extended for the similar period.
To apply for an Official Visit Visa, one has to present an electronic application form available through the website. It must be endorsed and stamped by the sponsor, and to be typed in Arabic for Arab nationals and in English for Non-Arab nationals, enclosing the following documents:
The fee for applying for an official visit visa in Oman is OR 20.
It is granted by the competent authority to an individual who wishes to visit Oman for tourism in order to authorize the holder to enter and stay in the country for a period of one month may be extended for a similar period. It is valid for six months from the date of issuance and can be extended for the similar period.
To apply for Oman tourist visa, one has to submit an electronic application form by a local sponsor, under his responsibility (one of the tourist companies or offices or hotels licensed for a tourist) after which you can submit the following documents:
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