Oman Visa

Oman Visa

Traveling to Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a country on the Arabian Peninsula that boasts almost 1 million visitors per year. 

More than 100 country nationals can travel to Oman and stay up to 14 days visa-free, if they meet certain requirements. GCC nationals can travel to Oman visa-free, and all other foreign nationals must apply online for an Oman e-Visa on the Royal Oman Police website.  

Depending on your purpose for traveling to Oman, you will apply for the appropriate Oman visa type, the most common being the Oman unsponsored visa, which is single entry and valid for 30 days. Multiple entry Oman visas are usually issued to businesspeople, property owners, and US citizens traveling to Oman for business related purposes. 

Oman visa types

The 4 main Oman visa types are: 

Visit Sponsored Visa

  • Tourist Visa
  • Multi-Entry Visit Visa (sponsored)
  • Family Visit Visa
  • Business Man Visa
  • Business Visit Visa
  • Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew Visa
  • Short Work Visa
  • Contractor Visit Visa
  • Express Visa
  • Official Visit Visa
  • Scientific Research Visa
  • Sailor's Transit Visa
  • Emergency Visa
  • Band Visa
  • Festivals Visa

Visit Unsponsored Visa

  • Tourist Visit
  • Visit Visa Multi-Entry One Year
  • Multi Entry Visit Visa
  • GCC Resident Visa
  • GCC Citizen Companion Visa
  • Dubai/Oman Common Visa
  • Oman /Qatar Common Visa
  • Diplomatic Visit
  • Off The Plan Owner Visa
  • Short Transit Visa
  • Airport Transit Visa
  • Patient Visa
  • Truck Driver Visa 

Resident Sponsored Visa

  • Investor Visa
  • Employment Visa with Endorsee
  • Employment Visa
  • Housemaid Visa
  • Property Owner Joiner's Visa
  • Citizen's Wife Visa
  • Relative Visa
  • Family Joining Visa
  • Student Visa

Resident Unsponsored Visa

  • Property Owner Visa

Each main visa type includes several subtypes that detail the purpose of your trip to Oman, but most visitors select the Unsponsored Visit vis a for tourism and short-term business purposes. Other visa types for purposes of long-term business, education, medical, diplomatic, or visitation purposes fall under the main types, depending on whether the applicant is sponsored by a local Omani individual or institution. 

Oman visa requirements

The following general requirements are required for all visas. Certain visa types may have additional requirements depending on the type of visa, applicant's nationality, or intended frequency of travel.  


A passport valid for at least 6 months before travel date

Personal photo

A passport photo taken within the last 6 months, on white background, maximum 512 KB file size

Application form

Duly filled and signed Oman visa application form


Confirmed roundtrip or onward ticket bearing applicant’s name


Proof of accommodations during stay in Oman

Medical insurance

Insurance coverage during stay in Oman

Once the above documents have been gathered, the applicant can proceed to apply online.

Oman visa application

Applying for an Oman visa is an easy, online service, managed by the Oman Royal Police. Once the required documents above have been gathered, the applicant can apply online in just a few easy steps. 

  1. Apply online for Oman e-Visa

    • Register on the ROP website
    • Select Oman visa type
    • Fill out and submit Oman visa application form
    • Upload required documents

  2. Pay Oman e-Visa fee

    • Receive payment receipt, Web Application Number, and Reference Key to email
    • Track your application with the Reference Key sent to your email

  3. Wait for Oman e-Visa application decision

    • If approved, receive Oman e-Visa to email
    • Check that all the information is correct

Where to apply for Oman visa

Oman visas can be applied for online through the Royal Oman Police (ROP) website:

Oman visa processing time

The normal processing time for an Oman visa is a minimum of 4 days. While an effort is made to process applications as fast as possible, times may vary, and it is always advised that you apply well ahead of the date of your intended trip. 

Oman visa FAQ

Is an Oman visa easy to get?

Oman has facilitated the visa application process through their online e-Visa system. Foreign nationals who are not visa exempt can apply online in just a few simple steps through the Royal Oman Police website.

Who needs an Oman visa?

More than 100 country nationals can travel to Oman visa-free for up to 14 days. All other foreign nationals are required to hold an Oman visa to travel to Oman, except GCC nationals who are visa exempt. 

How many types of Oman visas are there?

There are 4 main types of Oman visas: Resident Sponsored Visa, Resident Unsponsored Visa, Visit Sponsored Visa, and Visit Unsponsored Visa. Depending on the purpose of your trip to Oman and whether you have a local Omani sponsor, you will apply for the appropriate Oman visa type and subcategory.

How long does it take to get an Oman visa approved?

The online Oman e-Visa application process is simple and quick, usually taking a minimum of 4 business days to be fully processed and issued. As delays may occur, it is always advised to start your visa application well before your planned travel dates.

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