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| Updated on Nov 2, 2018

Oman visa for Pakistani citizens

Unfortunately, Pakistan is not a visa-exempt country, which means that its citizens cannot apply for an Oman e-visa. They cannot even obtain a conditional visa like the Indian citizens can, for example. That is why the only option for a Pakistani national who wants to visit Oman is to go to the nearest consulate and apply for a consular visa.

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What are the requirements?

If you are a citizen of Pakistan and you want to go to Oman, you should always use the internet to seek information for reference only. The best course of action is to call the embassy of Oman and ask there about the requirements. That way you can be sure you are providing exactly what is required for a successful visa application process.

From what we know, you need the following documents:

  • Passport – if you plan on applying for an Oman visa, you need to have a valid passport. However, you need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Oman. Otherwise, you will not be granted a visa, and you need to repeat the process. Save yourself some time and money by renewing your passport if necessary.

  • Passport-sized photographs – all consular visas require your photo, and the Oman visa is no different. Make sure that the photos fit the criteria of a passport photo. It generally needs to be 2 by 2 inches, and the background must be white. You are not allowed to have your head covered unless your religion dictates it, and you must not wear glasses. A neutral smile is allowed, but make sure that you are facing the camera. Lastly, the photo cannot be older than 6 months.

These are the general required documents, but depending on personal circumstance, you may be required to provide other documents as well. For example, if you travel with your minor child, you need an authorization letter from the other parent or a death certificate. You cannot take the child outside your country without the other parent’s consent.

At the consulate, you will also be required to fill in an application form. Unfortunately, the form is not as simple as the one you fill in online. Even so, with a bit of attention, you should be able to do it. When you are done, just submit your application and then wait for your visa to be released. That can take a few days or a couple of weeks.

As mentioned above, the information here is for reference only. You should call the issuing authority for information that is 100% accurate. Even so, the application process is not impossible. It may not be like the one you find online and unfortunately, an Oman visa for Pakistani citizens is not available at the moment. It can be time-consuming and tedious, but it is your only choice right now. The good news is that visa policies changes very often, and the number of nationalities that have access to an e-visa is generally increasing. Maybe Pakistani will be on Oman’s list very soon. Until then, the nearest embassy is your only chance.

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