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Oman Visa for Indians

Located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is known for its stunning desert landscapes and ancient history. It's ruled by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said and has a rich cultural heritage influenced by Arab, Persian, and East African traditions. Oman is also renowned for its frankincense trade, beautiful beaches, and hospitable people. However, before you embark on your Omani adventure, you must get a valid visa. This blog provides a detailed overview of the Oman visa application process for Indians, highlighting various Oman visa requirements & application procedures.

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About Oman Visa

Travelling to Oman can be a great experience. However, before embarking on your journey, you must apply for the appropriate visa. You need to gather the required documents, submit an application, and pay the Oman visa fees. Before diving into the nitty-gritty of the process, let's look at some key facts about Oman.

Key Facts Description
Country Oman
Currency Omani Rial (1 OMR= INR 216.97 )
Time Zone Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
Capital City Muscat
Official Language(s) Arabic, English
Popular tourist destinations Muscat, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa, Salalah
Visa Application Method Online

Features of Oman Visa

Here are some interesting features about getting an Oman visa from India.

  • Visa Exemption for Certain Indian Citizens: Indians who have a visa or are residents of certain countries like Japan, the USA, and Canada do not need to apply for an Oman visa if they are visiting Oman for a period of up to 14 days.
  • Electronic visa only for Eligible Applicants: Oman has allowed electronic visa applications only for Indians who are sponsored by an Omani resident, or those who have a Schengen visa or a visa of specified countries like the USA and Australia. Other applicants have to apply to the Oman embassy for a visa physically.

Documents Required to Apply for an Oman Visa

Before applying for an Oman visa from India, you must have the essential documents ready. Here's a list of documents you need while applying for a sponsored tourist visa to Oman.

Document Requirements
Valid Passport A copy of the applicant's passport.
Completed Visa Application Fill out the online visa application form accurately.
Passport-sized Photographs Photos meeting Oman visa photo requirements.
Purpose letter A letter explaining the purpose of your visit to Oman. The letter should be typed and stamped.
Other Supporting Documents Submit supporting documents like a travel itinerary, accommodation proof, details of your Omani sponsor, etc.

Suppose you have a valid Schengen visa or a visa to the USA, Canada, Australia or Japan. In that case, you can apply for an Oman visa from India without any Omani local sponsor. Here are the additional documents you need to submit in that case:

Passport A passport valid for at least six months after entry in Oman.
Accommodation proof Hotel bookings in Oman.
Flight tickets Return flight tickets.
Visa Copy of your valid visa to the specified countries.

Documents for Oman Work Visa for Indians

If you need a work visa for employment in Oman, you have to submit the following additional documents.

Labour permit A labour permit issued by the Ministry of Manpower.
Sponsorship Documents supporting the fact that you are sponsored by an approved Oman sponsor.

Documents for Oman Student Visa for Indians

If you want to study in Oman, you need to be sponsored by a licensed educational institute in Oman. You also need to submit some further documents to apply for a student visa.

Letter from sponsor Provide a letter from your sponsor with details about the type and duration of your course.
Enrollment Proof of enrollment in a university or institute in Oman.

With every application, you must submit your photographs according to the Oman visa photo requirements.

Oman Visa Types

Oman offers various visa types based on the purpose and duration of travel. Here's an overview of common Oman visa types available for Indian travellers:

Name Description Oman visa type Maximum stay Use by period
Sponsored Tourist Visa For leisure travel and sightseeing purposes sponsored by a local. 6A 10 days 3 months
For leisure travel and sightseeing purposes sponsored by a local. 6B 30 days 3 months
For leisure travel and sightseeing purposes, for people with valid visas to the USA, UK, Australia, Japan, or Canada. 26M 30 days 1 month
Employment Visa For individuals seeking commercial employment opportunities in Oman. 1A 2 years 3 months
Student Visa For pursuing studies or educational programs in Oman. 16A 3 months-2 years 6 months
16C 1 year 3 months

Who Can Apply for an Oman Visa?

Any Indian citizen wishing to travel to Oman for tourism, business, studies or work can apply for an Oman visa. However, before you find out how to apply for Oman visa, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Hold a valid passport with sufficient validity beyond the intended stay in Oman.
  • Provide evidence of the purpose of the visit, such as a travel itinerary, invitation letters, or event registrations.
  • Demonstrate financial stability to cover travel expenses, accommodation, and living costs during the stay in Oman.
  • Comply with Oman visa requirements and provide all necessary documents as per the embassy/consulate guidelines.
  • Find a local Omani sponsor to support your application. For a student visa, you need an approved educational institute as your sponsor. Tourists can apply through authorised agencies.

How to Apply for an Oman Visa?

The Oman visa application process can be made online only by Indians sponsored by an Omani resident, authorised agencies or those with a Schengen visa or a visa from countries like the USA, Japan, and Australia. If you fit this criteria, here's a step-by-step guide about applying for an Oman visa.

Step 1: Online Application

Initiate the visa application process online through the official website of the Royal Oman Police.

Complete the online visa application form according to the Oman visa requirements.

Step 2: Document Submission

Upload scanned copies of the required documents, including passport, photographs as per the Oman visa photo requirements, and proof of accommodation. Ensure all documents meet specified requirements before submission.

Step 3: Payment of Oman Visa Fee

Pay the Oman visa fee online using a valid credit or debit card. Oman visa fees vary based on the visa type and processing options chosen.

Step 4: Application Review

Wait for the Oman visa processing time to be over. Track application status online using the provided reference number.

Step 5: Visa Issuance

Upon approval, receive the e-visa via email. Print a copy of the e-visa to present upon arrival in Oman.

If you are not eligible to submit an online Oman visa application, you need to submit one physically. Contact the Omani embassy in India and submit the documents according to the Oman visa requirements.

Oman Visa Fees

Visa fees for Oman visas vary based on the visa type, duration of stay, and processing method. Here's an overview of typical visa fees for Indian travellers:

Visa Type Visa Fee
Tourist Visit Visa (unsponsored Type 26M) OMR 20

(INR 4327.43)

Tourist Visit Visa (sponsored Type 6) Up to 10 days OMR 5 (INR 1081.86)
Up to 30 days OMR 20 (INR 4327.43)
Employment Visa (1A) OMR 20
(INR 4327.43)
Student Visa OMR 30
(INR 6491.14)

Please note that Oman visa fees are subject to change and may vary based on currency exchange rates and government regulations.

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How to Check for Oman Visa Status

After submitting the visa application, track Oman visa status online through the official website of the Royal Oman Police. This feature comes in handy during the Oman visa processing time. Here's how you can track your Oman visa status.

  1. Visit Official Website: Access the designated visa application tracking section on the official website of the Royal Oman Police.
  2. Enter Application Details: Provide necessary information, such as application reference number and passport details, your nationality, and captcha code.
  3. Check Oman Visa Status: Follow prompts to check Oman visa status, including processing updates and approval status.
  4. Contact Authorities: For inquiries or issues, contact the Royal Oman Police.

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