Entry and exit regulations

Holders of an European or American passport can obtain a visa on arrival at the airports or border crossings. Visas for tourists are issued for stays of 10 or 30 days. Business travelers are advised to obtain a business in advance from the Omani Embassy.

Tourist visa

If you travel to Oman you require a tourist visa OR a Non Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor in Oman.

Holders of passports from most European and English-speaking countries can obtain the visa directly on arrival in the country by paying for the visa at the border. Complete list of countries whose nationals may obtain visas on arrival here.
A standard tourist visa is valid for a stay up to 30 days, and costs OMR 20. It can be extended for a further 30 days.

To apply in advance in your home country, you must request the necessary forms from the responsible embassy, supplying a stamped addressed envelope. You submit the written application by sending your passport and an s.a.e with the forms typed out in English with an accompanying cheque and you can reckon on automatically receiving a visa, providing the passport is not Israeli and there were no Israeli visa stamps in the preceding six months. The application takes two to three weeks to process.

Individuals can also have their visas arranged by large hotels or by their travel agents.


Embassies of the Sultanate of Oman:

United Kingdom
167 Queen‘s Gate
London SW7 5HE
Tel. +44171/2250001
Fax +44171/5892505

United States of America
2535 Belmont Road
NW Washington DC 20008
Tel. +1 202/3871980
Fax +1 202/7454933

France
50 Avenue D’Iena
75116 Paris
Tel. +331/47230163
Fax +331/47237710

Netherlands
Koninginnegrecht 27 - 2514 AB
The Hague
Tel: 003170 361 5800
Fax: 003170 360 5364


For contacts to Oman embassies in other countries please click here!

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