If you plan to go to Oman in the near future, you should know that the Oman visa on arrival is no longer available. According to Royal Oman police, everyone who intends to travel to Oman needs to apply online in advance. The initiative came as an effort to avoid long lines at the visa on arrival service counter at airports. However, you should know that applying online is even easier, and iVisa can help you with that.
If you want to know how, keep reading this article to properly get ready for your Oman visa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know If I'm eligible for the Oman eVisa?
The first thing you need to check is whether or not you are eligible for an e-visa. To do that, use iVisa’s Visa Checker. Just select your country of origin and Oman as your destination. If you do qualify for the visa, you will be able to apply on the spot.
What are the requirements?
The alternative to an Oman visa on arrival is the electronic visa. The process of obtaining it is entirely online, and you can use the services rendered by iVisa.
When you apply online, you need to meet some requirements. Even so, iVisa will ask very little of you so that your efforts are insignificant. You will need to provide these documents:
Passport with at least 6-month validity.
A scanned copy of the passport bio page.
A digital photo of yourself
A Credit/Debit card or Paypal account for the payment.
Must of the time, the online applications for the eVisa request more documents as a valid visa or residence permit from a specific country. To check if your nationality requires additional documents as the aforementioned, please visit our iVisa Checker.
How many processing times does iVisa has?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. This is why we offer three options for the eVisa with the processing times and prices. These are the options:
Standard processing (4 Business Days) - USD 160.00.
Rush processing (2 Business Days) -USD 190.00.
Super rush processing (1 Business Day) - USD 220.00.
The prices will vary depending on the type of entry you want for the Oman eVisa. If you go for the multiple entries type, the prices will be as follows: $160, $210, or $240. For those who can apply for a GCC residence permit, the prices go down to $43, $93, or $123 respectively.
IMPORTANT: Weekends in Oman work differently than other countries. If you apply on Friday, then you are not able to obtain the eVisa on Sunday, even choosing the rush processing. So please plan your trip dates according to the length of time it will take to obtain the Oman eVisa online.
How much time do I need to spend on the application form?
Give 20 minutes of your time to complete the whole application form. After submitting your application, you will be able to focus only on your travel plans, such as the ticket, hotel, etc.
How is the application form?
The application form consists of three simple steps:
- Basic Information – Provide your personal info as well as some details regarding your trip. Remember to select a processing time for your application (total price might change according to your choice.)
- Revision and Payment – Place your payment during the application process. We accept credit/debit cards and PayPal.
- Upload additional documents – Add your passport scan, then submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive via email.
The bottom line is that while the Oman visa on arrival is no longer available, we consider that if you apply online, you will have an easier time obtaining your travel document. There is no standing in line, and you can solve the visa issue before departure.
How many entries am I allowed to have with my Oman eVisa?
Most of the countries that are eligible for the Oman eVisa have a Multiple Entry.
Is it possible to access Oman by land?
Yes, it is. If you hold a valid eVisa, you can enter Oman by land.
What happens if I stay in Oman on a longer period than 1 month?
It is important that you consider that any visitor staying for more than 1-month in the country will have a fine of 26 USD per day.
Where can I find more info about Oman visas?
We know that the visa on arrival is no longer possible to obtain in the same airport, however, the electronic visa that the government is offering, meets the entry requirements so that all visitors who wish to visit the country, can obtain it in advance and online.