Visa Requirements for Omani Citizens
Visa requirements for Omani citizens are specific regulations that apply to all Omani citizens traveling abroad. Crossing borders with foreign countries requires tourists to comply with conditions pre-determined by competent authorities. Typically, this means visas must be processed before departing on your planned trip. Omani passport holders can travel visa-free or use the visa-on-arrival system to up to 80 foreign destinations.
This gives Omanis considerable freedom of movement.
Visa-free destinations include all Gulf Cooperation Council countries and many others. Like visa requirements, the length of stay allowed varies and depends on the location you are visiting.
This could represent 7, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 days or even a full year abroad. Check the designated entry rules and plan your trip accordingly. When visiting countries that are not yet visa-free for Omani citizens, it is necessary to apply for a visa before traveling.
Now this can be done in three ways.
Omani citizens can use the embassy's visa on arrival, electronic travel authorization system or traditional visa.
Each destination determines the visa system that Omani citizens can use.
In general, eVisa and VoA are used for short-term visits related to entertainment, work, transit or medical treatment.
On the other hand, traditional embassy visas can be issued for both short-term and long-term travel.
Long-term travel permits are issued to people who plan to study, work or even live abroad for longer periods of time.
An electronic visa for Omani citizens is a type of travel authorization document that functions the same as a document issued at an embassy.
The main difference between eVisa and VoA or embassy visa is the process of obtaining the documents.
The e-visa can be obtained completely online following a quick and intuitive application process.
List of countries offering eVisas for Omani citizens
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Sao Tome and Principe
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
More than 30 different destinations have allowed Omani citizens to travel using the electronic visa system.
Obtaining a visa online for any of the countries listed above is difficult to manage.
In most cases, all you need is a valid Omani passport, a working email address, and access to any online payment methods. The eVisa allows its holder to make short-term recreational trips.
However, the exact length of stay allowed varies and depends on the authorities of the chosen destination.
This may only take a few days, but it can also take several months.
Typically, eVisa allows Omanis to stay for one or three months when traveling abroad with this type of permit.
As briefly mentioned, eVisas are approved for leisure, business, or transit-related travel.
This means that the electronic travel authorization system allows you to go on vacation, relax, try all the tourist attractions available or visit family and friends living abroad. In addition, eVisa is ideal for all business trips. You can attend a seminar/conference that interests you, negotiate possible agreements and contracts, attend a scheduled meeting abroad or simply look for career opportunities.
new career. The eVisa also allows you to transit through the countries listed previously.
Visa on Arrival
Visa on arrival for Omani citizens is a travel authorization document that can be issued upon your arrival in a selected foreign country.
Issued by the country's authorities at any border crossing.
List of countries that offer a Visa on Arrival for Omani citizens
- Cape Verde
- The Maldives
- New Zealand*
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
36 destinations have made it possible for all Omanis to apply for the necessary visa upon arrival.
This brings great convenience to travel as you don’t need to worry about visa management before your planned trip. Visa on arrival usually requires the applicant to present a valid Omani passport along with some other supporting documents. If you plan to travel from Oman to any of the countries listed above, be sure to get your visa upon arrival.
Go straight to the border checkpoint to pick up the VoA application form.
Fill it out carefully to avoid errors in the information provided and submit the form along with the necessary documents to the customs authority.
If necessary, pay the visa fee on arrival and wait for your application to be approved by the authorities of the country you are visiting.
Additional information about the visa-on-arrival system for Omani citizens:
- Many countries that offer visa on arrival to Omani passport holders also offer an eVisa option.Check if the place you want to visit is one of these destinations to make your travel experience easier by avoiding long queues on VoA and the uncertainty of minute visa processing last.
- Applying for a visa at the border can be very stressful; Therefore, whenever possible, it is best to apply for your visa online.
- Visa on arrival, although easier to obtain than a regular embassy visa, still requires applicants to confirm the purpose of their trip.Sometimes a long list of documents may be needed to support your VoA application.In other cases, a valid Omani passport is sufficient.Check visa-on-arrival requirements and prepare accordingly before traveling to a chosen foreign country.
The embassy visa for Omani passport holders is a traditional visa issued at the embassy after going through the regular visa application process.
This can be a short-term or long-term travel permit.
Normally, there are many types of embassy visas for you to choose from.
List of countries that require Oman passport holders to have an Embassy visa upon crossing the border
- Aland Islands
- American Samoa
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- The British Virgin Islands
- Burkina Faso
- Cayman Islands
- The Central African Republic
- Christmas Island
- Cocos Islands
- The Republic of the Congo
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- The Czech Republic
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- The Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- The Falkland Islands
- The Faroe Islands
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- The Gambia
- Isle of Man
- The Marshall Islands
- The Netherlands
- New Caledonia
- Norfolk Island
- North Korea
- North Macedonia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands
- Puerto Rico
- The Republic of Cyprus
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Helena
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- San Marino
- Sint Maarten
- The Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Svalbard and Jan Mayen
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United States
- United States Virgin Islands
- Vatican City
- Wallis and Futuna
Nearly 150 countries still require Omanis to present a valid traditional visa upon arrival.
If you plan to cross the borders of any of the destinations listed above, you must apply for a visa at the embassy in advance of your visit. But how does the embassy visa application process actually work?
It all depends on the country you want to visit and the type of visa you need to choose (mainly long-term or short-term tourist permit).
Although the process may differ in some cases, we can still distinguish some essential steps that potential applicants must follow to apply for an embassy visa.
First, one of the most important things to do when applying for a traditional visa is to check the current requirements.
Contact the embassy where you plan to apply and request a list of current documents to prepare and requirements to meet. Then, spend a few days, even weeks, preparing the necessary documents.
Some documents may even take months to be issued even though they should be official.
Once you have collected everything necessary, fill out the application form, send the documents to the embassy. If necessary, pay the visa fee and wait for approval.
Visa exemption allows Omani citizens with a valid passport to travel without a visa, usually for short-term recreational purposes.
More than 30 countries allow Omani citizens to travel without a visa.
You do not need to apply for a visa before your planned trip to any of the destinations listed below from Oman.
List of visa-free countries for Omani citizens
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hong Kong
- Palestinian Territory
- The Philippines
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
Since you won’t need a visa, you may be wondering what the process of traveling abroad is like in this case.
There’s nothing easier!
All you need is your valid Omani passport. Plan your itinerary, book flights, accommodation and pack your bags.
Simply present your travel documents upon arrival and you’re ready to go! Countries that have waived visas mostly allow all Omani citizens visiting their territory to engage in all recreational, business and transit-related activities.
Traveling without a visa allows you to relax on a vacation, try all available tourist attractions, explore, learn about foreign cultures and customs, go on business trips to solve problems expertise or simply transit.
The possibilities are limitless!