Oman clarifies on new tourist visa procedure

      Published on Friday, 15 November , 2019      631 Views     
Oman clarifies on new tourist visa procedure

  • Government

Royal Oman Police released a statment on Thursday clarifying the new visa system.

The statement says that there has been no change in the current procedure followed for entering its borders.

However, an additional online portal has been provided for people who wish to save time at the borders, the statement said.

A statement regarding an article published in one of the English newspapers in a neighboring country addressing some changes in the Omani entry visas.

Tourists holding GCC passports, or GCC residency permits can obtain visa on arrival at all Omani border posts by filling up a form at the border.

Oman new e-visa system

With the long weekend holiday coming up and as many UAE resident tend to have road trips to Oman, this time they could apply for an e-visa to enter the country.

Visitors can either fill the visa form at the immigration counters at the border and obtain visas on arrival. On long weekend holidays people were complaining about long queues, so Omani goverment have provided an additional online service.

So for an easier process apply an online form and pay a fee of Dhs50 if you’re a resident of GCC.

Take into consideration that the visa takes four days to be processed.

If you are a GCC resident you should log into

  1. Create an account
  2. Upload a passport copy that is at least 6 month valid
  3. Upload a picture that is not more than 512 KB.
  4. Pay Dhs 50 as visa fee

Upon successful payment and application submission, and if approved, you will be getting an electronic visa sent to your registered e-mail

Conditions to be granted the visa:

  • The person should have valid residence in any GCC country.
  • From the professions approved to enter without sponsor.
  • Valid passport for a period not less than six months.

Families of the residents, their drivers, house maids and companions are benefit from these facilities provided that they should present their labour cards and their passports are valid for a period not less than three months.

All nationalities resident in GCC are benefit from the online service.

For any additional questions you can contact a call center that can help with the process on these numbers +968 99537194, +968 91782640, +968 24290827

Category Government | 2019/11/15 latest update at 8:54 PM
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