Frequently asked questions

💻 What do I have to do after payment?

To finalise your application, you will need to send us a photocopy of the passport with the photo page, valid for at least six months after your arrival in Oman, and a passport photo. Everything will be sent to us in response to the payment confirmation you will receive by email. It may take up to an hour for this to reach you.

Documents to be provided

🏢 Is it possible to get a visa for Oman locally?

Since 21 March 2018, only the e-Visa is available to enter the Sultanate of Oman for tourism purposes. The "classic" visa is no longer issued by the embassies, in order to reduce waiting times at the representations and airports.

Since December 2020, around 100 nationalities are exempt from visa requirements for stays of up to 14 days. See next item.

🏳 Which nationalities are exempt from 14-day visas?

As of December 2020, 102 nationalities are visa-free for stays of up to 14 days: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bhutan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, South Africa, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Spain, United States, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Uzbekistan, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, El Salvador, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam.

⏳ When to apply for an e-Visa for the Sultanate of Oman?

The Omani e-Visa requires entry into the country within 6 months of issue. We advise you to apply no later than 48 hours before arriving in Oman.

Do I need a visa for a transit / stopover in Oman?

If you are in transit ✈ in Muscat but do not leave the airport, you will not need a visa. If you are in long transit (up to 72 hours), you can apply for a transit visa with the help of your airline.

Passengers on cruise ships making a stopover in Oman of less than 48 hours do not need a visa. If they make more than one stopover in Oman, they must purchase a multiple-entry visa.

🌅 If we want to visit the Emirates (UAE) at the same time?

With a valid visa for Dubai, you can enter the Sultanate of Oman without an additional visa and for 3 weeks.

Eligible countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, South Korea, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Vatican, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino.

📄 What documents do I need to present to immigration in Oman?

Once in Oman, you will need to present these documents to the immigration officer:

  • Your passport, valid for at least six months after your arrival in Oman. This must be the same passport that was used to issue the e-Visa.
  • your printed e-Visa sent to you by email(apply)

These other documents are not systematically requested:

  • a return ticket that proves your scheduled departure from the country
  • proof of accommodation booking

🗺 What are the places of entry to Oman?

All Omani immigration points (air, sea or land) are eligible for e-Visa.

👶 Does this e-Visa also apply to minors?

Oman does not differentiate between an adult and a minor. The minor will need to have his/her own passport and thus apply for a standard e-Visa. The fee is the same for an adult and a minor.

🧒 Do I need to apply for a Permit to leave the country for my child?

If the minor leaves French territory without a legal guardian, he or she must be in possession of an AST (authorisation to leave the country). This document can be requested online, and must be completed by one of the holders of parental authority. When travelling, this form must be accompanied by a copy of the identity document of the legal guardian.

❌ What happens if my application is rejected or I am not eligible?

Since 21 March 2018, e-Visa has become the only way to obtain a visa for the Sultanate. In case of refusal or ineligibility, we recommend that you contact the nearest Omani consulate or embassy to establish an entry permit.

List of Omani embassies

If the e-Visa has been refused after an application on our website, the e-Visa application will be refunded in full.

⏰ How long is this visa valid?

The e-Visa allows one or more stays of up to 30 days in Oman. In some cases, the duration can be extended. Once your e-Visa is issued, you have 6 months to arrive in Oman.

The different types of visas

⏱ How long does it take to get your e-Visa?

As a general rule, e-Visas for Oman are issued within 72 hours, from the time you send your documents.

This time frame is purely indicative, and not a commitment on our part, as we are dependent on the administrative services of the Sultanate.

📃 Want to extend your tourism e-Visa?

The e-Visa for Oman is extendable in certain cases. We describe them on the following page: list of different visa types.

💉 Which vaccines are mandatory for Oman?

No vaccinations are required for travellers from EU countries. However, it is important to ensure that you are up to date on vaccines such as DPTD and hepatitis B (universal vaccines).

Mandatory vaccines for Oman

🚨 What if you made a mistake in your application?

If you become aware of an error before sending your administrative documents, please indicate the correction to be made when sending these documents.

After this time, the corrections cannot be applied. We invite you to contact us for more information.

Once the e-Visa has been issued, its data cannot be changed. You will have to submit a new application if your information differs significantly.

❎ Want to cancel your application?

Unfortunately, once paid, an e-Visa application is not refundable. Please contact us for more information.

✅ Is my personal information secure?

The data you may enter on this site is protected and only used to obtain the requested e-Visa. Our payment process is secure, and no banking data about you is stored on our servers.

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