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Oman Visa on Arrival: What to know

Is a visa on arrival still an option in Oman? Let’s find out.

Oman's stunning landscapes, from ancient forts to sweeping deserts, draw visitors from around the world. However, figuring out the visa process can be confusing, especially the visa on arrival. There’s conflicting information online about this option being scrapped. We’re here to set the record straight.

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This blog clears up any confusion about the Oman Visa on Arrival. We're here to provide you with updated information to help you understand what you need to do before your trip. Let's go through the key details.

Is a visa on arrival available in Oman?

According to the Royal Oman Police, the authority responsible for issuing Omani visas, eligible travelers can get an Oman Visa on Arrival at an Omani airport or any other border entry point. This visa option is valid for a maximum of 30 days and is extendable.

If you’re eligible for the visa on arrival and plan to stay in the country for two weeks or less, you can get an Oman Visa on Arrival for free. This visa option is only valid for 14 days and cannot be extended.

If you’d like more information about the Oman Visa on Arrival, please email with your nationality, travel dates, and intended duration of stay.

Who can apply for an Oman Visa on Arrival?

Nationals from more than 70 G1 countries, including the UK, EU member states, Canada, and the USA, are eligible for an Oman Visa Arrival. For the complete list of eligible G1 countries, please visit the official Oman eVisa website.

Citizens of specific countries that are not G1 are eligible for the free 14-day Oman Visa on Arrival as long as they meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Be a permanent resident or have a valid visa from the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, a Schengen country, or Japan.

  2. Be a GCC resident with a residence permit valid for a minimum of three months from the date of entry.

These countries are Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Alternatives to an Oman Visa on Arrival

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If you’re not eligible for an Oman Visa on Arrival, you could qualify for an Oman eVisa. This document is issued as a single or multiple-entry permit and allows stays of up to 30 days in a one-year period.

Learn more about the Oman eVisa

We offer an Oman Visa service that handles eVisa applications. You’ll have access to a simplified application form that’s easy to understand and fill out (it will take you less than 15 minutes). Once you're done, one of our visa experts will review your application to ensure it's correctly filled and free from mistakes, thus increasing your chances of visa approval.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Step 1: Go to our website or download the iVisa app to start your visa application. Enter your personal and travel details.

  • Step 2: Verify that all your information is accurate. Select your preferred processing option and pay the service and visa fees with a credit or debit card, PayPal, or Venmo.

  • Step 3: Complete the application form, upload the necessary documents, and submit.

When your visa is approved, we’ll notify you via email. Make sure to print it out and save a digital copy on your phone before you head to Oman.

Get support for your Oman eVisa application

Our customer service team will assist you if you need more information about applying for a Morocco eVisa. Contact them any time via WhatsApp or iVisa chat.

What else should you know about Oman before packing your bags? Check out our trip guide.

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