Oman asks tourists to apply for visas in advance

Oman is now specifying that visitors to the country will need to apply for visas a week in advance of travel
Oman asks tourists to apply for visas in advance
By Shayan Shakeel
Wed 20 Feb 2019 01:50 PM

After revising its visa policies last year, Oman is now specifying that visitors to the country will need to apply for visas a week in advance of travel.

“It is recommended to have the application sent at least one week before you travel,” the Royal Oman Police said in a statement reproduced by The Times of Oman.

The directive applies to those applying for tourist and express visas which need to be used “one month from the date of issue,” according to the statement.

In an attempt to streamline how it processes applications, in March last year, Oman introduced an e-visa system, specifying that both classes of visas will need to be applied for online and applications “and will not be received at the visa service desks".

Visa application fees for visitors from outside the GCC were also increased from OR5 (AED47) to OR20.

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