Oman Visa for Indians: Types, Fees & Application

Oman is an Arab country and shares land borders with the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran and Pakistan. Indians are the largest expatriate community in Oman, constituting almost 20% of its total population. Foreign nationals, other than the citizens of GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or UAE), need to obtain a visa to visit Oman. Here is everything you need to know about an Oman visa for Indians. 

Oman Visa for Indians: Types, Fees & Application
Oman Visa for Indians

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Types of Oman Visa

Oman Government issues different types of visas to Indian nationals as under:

Tourist visa

Foreign citizens who want to travel to Oman for tourism need to apply for a tourist visa. Oman tourist visa is offered for one month and can be extended. A tourist visa is issued for only one trip. For multiple trips, you will have to apply for a multiple-entry permit valid for 30 days. If your visa expires when you are in Oman, you will be fined Rs. 1725 per day. Eligible applicants can get a visa for Oman in 5 working days. 

Here is the list of documents required for getting an Oman visa:

  • Duly filled visa application form
  • Two photographs of the applicant with 35*45 mm dimensions that include 80% face size and white matt finish. 
  • Passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Oman.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance proof of the applicant.
  • Proof of address where the applicant will stay in Oman. 

Business visa

Oman business visa is available for Indian nationals who want to visit Oman for a business trip. Here is the checklist of documents you need to submit to get a business visa:

  • Duly filled visa application form
  • Two photographs of the applicant with 35*45 mm dimensions that include 80% face size and white matt finish. 
  • Passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Oman.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance proof of the applicant.
  • A letter of invitation from the company you have a business deal with. 

Employment visa

You need to apply for an employment visa to work in Oman. The work visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance and can be extended. An employment visa allows multiple entries into Oman. Here are some of the requirements for an Oman work visa for Indians: 

  • Age of the visa applicant must be between 21-60 years. 
  • Oman employment visa is issued to people with a local sponsor. 
  • Personal details of the visa holders like name, age, sex, qualification, etc. should be the same as in the labor permit issued by the Director General of Labor Affairs. 
  • The visa holder’s profile and profession should be the same as mentioned in the labor permit. 

Documents required for an employment visa for Oman:

  • An original filled visa application form along with multiple copies. 
  • A copy of your passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel to Oman. 
  • Two photographs of the applicant of 40*60 mm dimensions. 
  • Original labor permit issued by the Ministry of Manpower with multiple copies. 
  • In case the sponsor of the applicant in Oman can’t present the application, the Omani representative with a letter of authorization from the Directorate General of Passport and Residence presents the same. 
  • Indian nationals are required to show a medical certificate as per the demands of the Health Ministry of Oman. 

Student visa

You need to obtain a student visa for academic study in Oman. The visa applicant must have got a license from the corresponding educational institution. A student visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. The visa holder can stay for a period of 1-2 years from the date of arrival in Oman, which can be extended on the request of the corresponding educational institute. A student visa is a multiple-entry visa. 

Here are the documents required to obtain a student visa:

  • Two photographs of the applicant of 40*60 mm dimensions.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.
  • Signatures of authorized signatories issued by the Department of Commerce and Industry.  
  • Indian nationals are required to show a medical certificate as per the demands of the Health Ministry of Oman.
  • A license that has been issued by the responsible authorities sponsoring the study of foreign students in Oman. 

How to Apply for an Oman Visa for Indians

  • You can apply for an Oman visa online by visiting the Oman Government’s website.
  • Click on ‘Click here to apply for a New Visa’ button. 
  • Fill out an online form. 
  • Take out the print of the filled application and send it to the Embassy of Sultanate of Oman in New Delhi or the General Consulate of Oman in Mumbai. 
  • You may have to appear for a visa interview at the nearest Consulate or Embassy of Oman.
  • Indian citizens are also eligible to apply for an e-visa. 

Check Oman visa application status

You can check the status of your Oman visa online by following these steps:

  • Visit the official website of Royal Oman Police.
  • Enter your visa application number.
  • Enter travel document number. 
  • Select the nationality.
  • Enter the captcha and click ‘Search’.  

Also Read: Visa Status: Check Visa Status with Passport Number

Visa Fees

Visa TypeFees
Work visa20 OMR
Employment contracting visa20 OMR
Student visa30 OMR
Temporary work visa20 OMR
Multi-entry visa50 OMR
Oman Visa Application Fees

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FAQs

Do Indian citizens need a visa for Oman?

Yes, Indian citizens must have a visa in advance to visit Oman, you can’t get a visa on arrival. 

How long does it take to get a visa for Oman?

The Oman Embassy may take 2 to 15 days to process a visa. The work visa can take a variable time to reach you.

What is an e-visa for Oman?

The e-visa system allows applicants to apply for a visa, pay visa fees and receive a visa online only. When applying for an e-visa, you don’t need to submit your documents to the consulate.

Can Indian nationals apply for an e-visa for Oman?

Yes, Oman has revised tourist visa norms for Indian applicants. Hence, they can apply for an e-visa.

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