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Are you a GCC Resident? Get your Oman Visa with iVisa!

In February 2018, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) announced a new online system for visitors to apply for their tourist visas.

This new online visa system is intended to facilitate the process for tourists traveling to Oman and to reduce the wait time at the arrival terminal, and now more than ever since Oman re-opened for tourism on 1 September 2021.

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What is the Oman Visa for GCC Residents?

The Oman Visa for GCC Residents is very similar to the conventional Oman Online Visa but it can only be granted to residents of GCC countries (Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council). In addition, this visa has a lower price than the regular visa for tourists, due to diplomatic ties between Oman and the GCC countries.

Who can apply for this Oman Visa?

Travelers with nationalities from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or UAE can apply for this Oman Visa. If you are from one of these GCC countries, you will have to be a resident of one of these countries.

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How to apply for the GCC Residents Visa?

To get this travel document, you’ll have to enter personal information and some details about your intended stay in Oman. Travelers will need a confirmed flight ticket before submitting the form.

Once you send your request, our team will prepare the Oman GCC Residents eVisa and will send you an email with the results of your application.

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How much does the Oman Visa for GCC Residents costs?

The Oman Visa for GCC Residents only costs $13 USD, and our service fee depends on the processing time you choose.

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Applying for the Oman Visa for GCC Residents is easy and fast with iVisa's full online application process.

We review each one of your answers so you can avoid rejections and have an application that is 100% government-compliant.

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Which are the approved professions to apply for this Oman Visa?

To be able to apply for this visa as a GCC resident, you will have to have one of the following professions:

Accountant, Actor, Advisor, Agriculture engineer, Agriculture supervisor, Archaeologist, Architect, Artist, Assistant Mechanic, Athlete, Athletic Organiser, Author, Banker, Broad caster/Anchor, Broker, Budget Specialist, Business woman, Businessman, Cameraman, Captain, Chemist, Commercial Delegate, Company / Institute Representative, Computer Engineer, Computer manager, Coordinator, Co-pilot, Counselor, Dental surgeon, Dental technician, Deputy Director, Designer, Dietician, Director, Director / Deputy, Doctor, Electrician, Electronic technician, Electronics Engineer, Employee, Engineer, Expert, Film cameraman, First Counselor, Flight Engineer, Flight Navigator, General Manager / Deputy, Generator Operator, Geologist, Geologist Engineer, Head of Section, Health Observer, Hospital Technician, Host, Interior Designer, Investor, Jeweler, Journalist, Labaratory technician, Land Surveyor, Lawyer, Lecturer, Marketing Agent, Marketing Specialist, Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Media Specialist, Military Officer, Musician, Navigator, Network Engineer, Nurse, Nurse Assistant, Officer, Painter, Pharmacist, Physicist, Pilot, Poet, Preacher, Printing Operator, Production Assistant, Production Executive, Programmer, Project Auditor, Project Manager, Prosecutor, Prospector raised, Referee, Sales and Marketing Representative, Sales Executive,Sales Representative, School Guidance Officer, Scientist, Section Supervisor, Social Specialist, Software Analyst, Specialist, Specialist treatment, Sport coach, Store Inspector, Supervisor, Teacher, Technical support engineer,Technologist, Temperament, Tour Guide, Trading partner, Translator, University Director, University teacher, Vessel Supervisor, Vessel Technician, Wireless Operator, Writer, X-Ray technician.

Where can I learn more?

In case you have any questions about the Oman Visa for GCC Residents or any other travel documents for Oman, you can reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.

Visit the FAQs below to solve any other questions you may have about Oman.

Required Documents to Apply
  • GCC Visa

  • GCC Residence Permit

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)

  • Airline Confirmation (if applicable)

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Applicant's Photo

  • Proof of relationship / Sponsor's visa (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • The Oman Visa for GCC residents allows applicants to stay for 28 days in Total and is a valid for a Single Entry only.

  • To apply for this visa you must be a resident of a GCC country (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or UAE), and your residence card should have at least 6 months of validity upon entry to Oman.

  • In addition, you must enter Oman directly from a GCC country (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or UAE).

  • The applicant must also be outside the Sultanate of Oman at the time of application for the GCC visa.

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Oman.

  • To apply for this visa you cannot have any other current Oman visa.

  • This GCC e-Visa does not require a sponsor in Oman, but your profession must be one of the approved professions.

  • If the traveler overstays in Oman, there is a fine of 26 USD for each day of overstay.

  • Entry to Oman is at the discretion of the Royal Oman Police officer at the port of entry.

  • The stay in Oman can be extended only once.

  • This GCC visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the Sultanate of Oman.

  • If you want to travel with children, the parent or legal guardian has to present a valid Oman visa, or apply first to get the visa issued before submitting the application for the child.

  • If you apply with your spouse, and your spouse doesn't work or is not on the approved profession list, the applicant with the approved profession will have to get the visa issued first, before applying for the spouse.

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COVID vaccination certificate is not required for entry in Oman.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Oman travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

  • COVID test requirements: There are no testing requirements.
  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements in Oman.

The GCC Residents e-Visa is an authorization document that allows foreign residents in AGCC (The Arab Gulf Cooperation Council) states to travel to Oman.

Part of this e-Visa initiative by Oman was the introduction of a less expensive visa for GCC residents ($13 vs. $130 USD).

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We require the following to submit your application:

  • GCC Visa

  • GCC Residence Permit

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)

  • Airline Confirmation (if applicable)

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Applicant's Photo

  • Proof of relationship / Sponsor's visa (if applicable)

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The GCC Residents e-Visa costs USD $13.00. Additionally, there is a service fee that depends on the processing time you choose:

  • Standard Processing: USD $51.99 with a processing time of 4 Business Days.

  • Rush Processing: USD $95.99 with a processing time of 2 Business Days.

  • Super Rush Processing: USD $148.99 with a processing time of 1 Business Day.

The Oman GCC Residents e-Visa is valid for 30 days after issued. This means you must enter Oman within 30 days after issued or your evisa will be considered expired. It is a Single Entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 28 days in Total

The applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Oman and at least one blank page.

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A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

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Yes, you must be outside Oman at the time of application.
Upon entry, you must show your GCC Resident e-Visa and your passport.
Yes, applicants can enter to Oman by land with their eVisa.
No. This e-visa cannot be changed to a work visa.
In addition to being a citizen of an e-Visa eligible country, you must reside in one of the following GCC countries:
  • Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or UAE
This Oman GCC Residence e-Visa does not require a sponsor in Oman.
Oman is one of the richest countries in the Gulf, and as you can expect, it is the ideal world to do some business. It is an incredibly developed country where you can enjoy a lot of opportunities, which is why doing some business there is worth your while. However, when it comes to business etiquette, you need to do your homework thoroughly. There are some rules that if you do not learn, you may end up offending someone. Once that happens, you will fail to almost everything. Omani business people value their traditions and culture more than anything else, and any little sign of disrespect will cut you loose in no time.
With that being said, you should know some of the rules that Omani business people use to govern their lives, both personally and professionally. Keep in mind that they often do not make the difference between the two, and you will find them very intrusive in your personal life. However, you need to understand that sometimes Omani value the person more than the technical expertise, so make sure that you put some emphasis on that. You need to know from the start that the weekend in Oman is Friday and Saturday. The country is a religious one, and most of the people there are Muslim. The workday starts from 8 AM to 6:30 PM, but there is a lunch break from 1 to 3:30 PM. When it comes to the dress code, it is very important for women to dress conservatively. Men wear suits most of the times, but women should always have their knees and elbows covered, no cleavage, and very tight dresses or skirts are a no-no. Keep in mind that Oman is one of the most liberal Islamic countries, but there are still some rules that need to be followed. Women are present in the workspace, and while getting there as a woman is more difficult, they are highly respected once there. Greetings include a handshake among men. However, you should wait for the Omani person to initiate it. Not all of them are keen on shaking hands. With women, on the other hand, you should never initiate a handshake. If you do, she will put her hand on her chest. But it is offensive, and physical contact between men and women can be insulting. If, however, the woman extends her arm, you can shake her hand. In the business world in Oman, almost everyone speaks English. You most likely do not need an interpreter. However, it would come off as a great sign of respect to learn a few words in Arabic, like greetings and commonly used words like thank you and please. Also, you should always use titles such as Sheikh or Haji. Also, your word is highly valued, so if you say something, Omani people will expect you to keep your word. At the same time, Omani people cannot stand public humiliation. This part is very important. If you have something to say, something that may come off as criticism or complaint, you should always take a person aside and tell them in private. Omani people can take constructive criticism, just not in a public setting. When you meet the Omani delegation, the exchange of business cards is very common. Just make sure that your business cards have the translation in Arabic on the back. Also, if you have an agenda, provide an Arabic copy as well. Even so, do not get upset if you do not discuss all the items on your agenda in one meeting. That happens a lot in Oman. One of the things that you may find odd is that Omani people put a lot of accent on getting to know you personally. They will judge from the minute they meet you. One tip is to maintain eye contact at all times with the person you are talking to. It denotes strength. They will ask you about your personal life, and while you may find that as an intrusion in your private life, they are just trying to establish a good rapport. That is their way of doing business. Omani people first establish a good relationship with you, and only then they go down to business. They need to find out whether or not you can be trusted. You should never hard sell because you come off as aggressive to them. Meetings are usually very long in Oman. The Omani go from one topic to the other in just a second, and they can sometimes spend a lot of time on a topic that is not of interest for that particular moment. You are expected to arrive on time, but do not expect the same courtesy from the Omani delegation. That is not considered rude on their part. Interruptions are very often and sometimes, family may intervene. Whether it is an emergency or not, Omani will leave everything just to satisfy their loved ones since they are very keen on family. If you are invited to someone’s home, you should accept. You can buy a small gift to bring the host, but you should probably buy something from your country and give them that. They get very excited about foreign items like souvenirs. However, make sure that your gift does not contain any part that is made of pig’s skin. Muslims do not touch it. As long as you understand that Omani people value personal relationships and they need you to respect their culture and traditions, you should be successful in your endeavors in Oman. Oman is a religious country, and if you want to make an extra effort, you will learn about their religion. Nobody forces you to practice, but just by knowing about it, you will gain a lot of points. If you plan to stay for a while, learning some basic Arabic will help you as well. The Omani will notice your effort, and they will value you for it.
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