Up until 2018 the answer would have been yes. However, that changed as of March 2019, and the Oman visa on arrival was replaced entirely by the electronic visa system. As a result, if you are an Indian citizen and you want to go to Oman, you need to apply online for an Oman eVisa. However, before you apply, keep in mind that Indian citizens can only apply for an Oman conditional visa. This means that if you do not have a valid visa or a residence permit issued by a Schengen country, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Japan, you cannot get a visa online, and you need to go to the nearest Oman Embassy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Indian citizens need a visa to visit Oman?
How many types of visa are there to travel to Oman?
Indian passport holders have the options to choose in between these options to visit Oman:
Tourist eVisa – electronic visa. The information in this blog is about this type of visa.
GCC Resident eVisa – This is an authorization document that allows foreign residents in AGCC (The Arab Gulf Cooperation Council) states to travel to Oman.
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What is an Oman eVisa?
It is a document that works like a traditional visa, but it is obtained online and you do not need to go to the Embassy. It is also necessary to mention that the eVisa is only valid for visiting Oman for tourism purposes. If you have other plans for your trip to Oman than tourism, we recommend that you go directly to the Embassy.
How many days can I stay in Oman with the eVisa?
Indian passport holders can remain in Oman for only 30 days Per Entry.
What are the documents required to apply?
When you apply online with iVisa you only need some documents and some information that iVisa will use to expedite your visa. Here you will find what you are required to provide:
Supporting Document Last Page of Passport (if applicable) Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable) Passport Personal Details Scan Airline Confirmation (if applicable) Proof of Accommodation - Must match the dates of arrival and departure from the country. This is a requirement demanded by the Government in order to issue the travel document. (if applicable) Applicant Photo
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Airline Confirmation (if applicable)
Proof of Accommodation - Must match the dates of arrival and departure from the country. This is a requirement demanded by the Government in order to issue the travel document. (if applicable)
What is the validity of the eVisa for Indian citizens?
Your Oman eVisa will expire after 1 year of been issued.
What are the processing times and prices?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 4 Business Days, and the price is USD 160.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 2 Business Days, and the total price of it is USD 190.00 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your Oman eVisa in only 1 Business Day, and you will be charged USD 220.00 (service fees included).
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How does the Oman eVisa work?
The Oman eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Oman Government.
We use the Oman eVisa system to process your eVisa entering the information you provided in the application form. After completing all your personal details on the Government page, they will notify us about the status of your eVisa. It takes some days to receive their response, but most of the time the results are positive ones.
Does it take a long time to send my application form?
Just 10 minutes of your time is enough to complete the whole online form.
How can I apply for an Oman eVisa?
It is a very easy form to fill out your form on our iVisa website. This part of the processing will take you less than 10 minutes and it only consists of three simple steps. In case you have any problem completing your information, you can contact our support service 24/7 and they will assist you!
The first one expects you to insert your personal information and some details concerning your trip. You must also select the visa type and the processing time at this point. This step will determine the cost of your visa.
The second step consists of revision and payment. Make sure that your application form does not contain errors. That may make you repeat the process, and the cost is not refundable.
The last step will ask you to upload some documents. This step if not the same for everyone, you will be notified as to what you need to provide.
What happens after I have applied?
After you have submitted your application online, we will send you an email confirming the receipt of your visa application and within a period of time, which does not take many days, we will send you the visa by message in your email. We recommend that you print out at least one copy of your visa before your travel date.
Do I have the accessibility to enter Oman as much as I want?
If you hold an eVisa, you have the permission of a Multiple Entry type of visa.
Minors need to apply for an eVisa too?
Everyone who plans to travel to Oman for tourism purposes must obtain an eVisa before their trip, including kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
It is very easy! Just apply here with the documentation required and introduce his/her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, go to the application form and click on ‘Add new applicant’, there you will need to fill in the information from all your relatives.
Do I need an Oman eVisa if I am in transit through Oman?
If you stay within the transit area, you will not need to apply for a visa. If you plan to leave the airport, you will need to apply for an eVisa.
How are you going to let me know about the status of my eVisa?
The communication you will have with us will be mostly by email. We will then send you all updates on your visa status via email until the Government has approved it.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Oman eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Oman eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.