Dubai: Over 100 nationalities can enter Oman visa free and stay in the country for up to 14 days, according to an announcement made by the Royal Oman Police on Tuesday, March 14.
Royal Oman Police is the authority in charge of processing and issuing visas in Oman.
Here is all you need to know about the latest announcement.
13. Bosnia and Herzegovina
15. Brunei Darussalam
19. China (includes Hong Kong and Macau)
21. Costa Rica
25. Czech Republic
32. French Guinea
65. New Zealand
76. San Marino
82. South Africa
83. South Korea
94. United Kingdom
97. United States
Additional requirements you need to fulfil
While you may be eligible for a visa-free entry to Oman, you do need to ensure that you fulfil certain requirements.
According to the Foreign Ministry of Oman, the visa exemption is subject to certain requirements, including:
1. A prior and confirmed hotel booking
2. Health insurance in Oman
3. A return ticket
4. Your passport must be valid for at least six months
Visa on arrival for Indian tourists
Indian tourists with a valid entry visa from the following countries are eligible for a visa on arrival in Oman:
• United Kingdom
• Schengen countries
Some GCC residents are already eligible for visa on arrival
Expatriate residents from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can obtain visa on arrival provided that they have a valid residency permit, and work in a profession approved by the Royal Oman Police. To know more, click here.
Can I extend my stay in Oman?
If you entered Oman visa-free, you can extend your stay by applying for a visa extension through ROP’s eVisa portal https://evisa.rop.gov.om/ . The fee for extending your visa for one month is OMR20 (Dh190).
You can also apply for a multiple-entry visa for one year, provided that their stay on each visit is not more than a month.
I am not eligible for visa on arrival in Oman, how do I apply for a visa?
If you are a citizen of a country that is not eligible for visa on arrival, you can apply for a visit visa through ROP’s eVisa portal https://evisa.rop.gov.om/ .
If you want to visit Oman on an unsponsored visit visa, you can find out your options by visiting this link from ROP’s eVisa portal - https://evisa.rop.gov.om/visa-eligibility
You will have to select your nationality and whether you are a resident of a GCC country. Depending, on your answers, the eVisa portal will determine which visa type/types you are eligible for.
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