Everything You Need To Know About Oman
foreign nationals except citizens of visa exempt countries like Bahrain,
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates need a visa to enter
It should be noted that the United Kingdom is not a visa exempt country,
and as a result, all British citizens should obtain a visa to enter Oman
issues visas to foreign nationals depending on the purpose and nature of the
traveler’s trip. Please find below the different types of visas issued by Oman
to foreign nationals.
tourist e-visas are issued to foreign nationals who intend to visit the country
exclusively for tourism-related activities.
Obtaining an e-visa is undoubtedly
the easiest way to obtain a visa, as it allows a UK citizen to get an
electronic travel authorization from the comfort of their home.
absolutely no need to visit the Oman embassy, and travelers can send all the
documents to Visa Genie via mail. In order to get an Oman tourist e-visa, travelers
should submit the documents mentioned below.
- The applicant should send the
copy of his or her United Kingdom passport. Please ensure that this
passport is valid for six months, and has at least one blank page.
- The traveler should send a
digital copy of a recently taken passport-sized photograph. This
photograph should be taken in a white background, and it should not be
older than six months.
- It is necessary to submit the
onward and return flight tickets or the full version of the itinerary.
- In order to get an Oman
tourist e-visa, UK citizens should submit copy of confirmed hotel room
booking reservation. While submitting this proof of accommodation, the
applicant should make sure that the hotel room booking reservation shows
the name of the applicant, dates of stay, name of the hotel, and its address.
citizens intending to visit Oman for business related activities can apply for
business e-visas. As the entire application process to obtain an e-visa can be
completed online, there is absolutely no need to visit the embassy.
To obtain an
Oman business e-visa, it is necessary to submit the below mentioned documents.
- The applicant’s passport copy
should be sent. This passport should have six months validity, and
sufficient blank pages for markings. If the validity of your passport is
less than six months, do renew it before submitting the application.
- A digital copy of the
applicant’s passport-sized photograph should be submitted. The photograph
should be taken in a white background, and the applicant is not supposed
to wear spectacles in the photograph. The applicant should also make sure
that the photograph is taken within the last six months. In the
photograph, the applicant should also make sure that it is providing the
full-frontal view of the head with the face centered in the middle.
- The applicant should submit a
business introduction letter issued by the traveler’s employer in the
United Kingdom. This business introduction letter should detail the
purpose and nature of the trip, along with the dates of stay inside Oman.
- A letter of invitation from
the company in Oman should be submitted. This letter should introduce the
applicant, and it should specify the type and desired validity of the
visa. This invitation letter should also detail the purpose of the
- It is necessary to submit the
full version of the itinerary or copies of onward and return tickets.
- As a proof of accommodation,
the applicant should submit hotel room booking reservation. The hotel room
booking reservation should show the name of the applicant, name of the
hotel, dates of stay and the address of the hotel.
tourist e-visas, regular tourist visas should be applied directly via the
embassy. These visas are issued only for tourism-related activities, and using
these visas, foreign nationals are not supposed to engage in any kind of
activities while inside Oman. However, at this time, Visa Genie is not
assisting to obtain a regular tourist visa. In order to visit Oman for tourist
purposes, please apply for an e-visa, as it is easiest option for travelers.
regular business visas can be obtained via the embassy. Unfortunately, Visa
Genie, at this time, does not assist travelers to obtain a regular business visa.
To visit Oman for business activities, please apply for a business e-visa.
the UK citizen is transiting to a different destination, he or she can stay
visa free for 24 hours.
However, the traveler should meet the below-mentioned
guidelines to stay visa free while inside Oman.
- While inside the Oman airport,
the foreign national should make sure that he or she is staying inside the
International transit area.
- The traveler should continue journey
by the same or first flight to the next destination.
- The applicant’s passport
should be valid for six months, and it should also have one blank page for
- It is necessary to hold proof
of sufficient funds.
- The applicant should hold
onward and return ticket proofs.
- It is mandatory to hold all documents
needed for the next destination.
- It is necessary to hold a visa
required for the next destination country.
- The traveler should make sure
that boarding is allowed without a visa.
you are not meeting the above-mentioned criteria, a visa may be required to
official travel visa
official travel visa is issued to foreign nationals who intend to visit Oman
for official purposes. These visas cannot be obtained before the journey, and
these travel documents should be arrived after arriving at the Oman airport.
should be noted that the sponsor must organize approval for an entry permit
from the Immigration Department. In order to obtain an approval of entry
permit, the UK citizen should send the copy of his or her passport to the
sponsor in Oman. Please note that the passport has six months validity and
sufficient blank page for markings.
receiving the passport, the sponsor will make the application to the
Immigration Department. Once the entry permit is approved, it will be forwarded
to the airport where the applicant is going to arrive. Sponsor will send the
visa approval to the applicant, and using this, the foreign national can travel
work visas should be obtained by the sponsor in Oman, and after obtaining it,
the visa should be sent to the applicant. In order to get a work visa, the
foreign national should send the valid passport to the sponsor in Oman.