Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry and contain at least 1 blank page.
A visa is required for citizens of the countries listed in the table above, among others. E-Visa: An e-Visa valid for 10 days, 30 days or 1 year must be applied for online at the Royal Oman Police portal by nationals of the following countries listed in the table above: (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey. Cruise passengers receive a visa for a maximum of 48 hours free of charge. The embassy provides further information.
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Note on the visa
Entry from Qatar Qatar and Oman offer a joint tourist entry visa (Joint Tourist Visa) which allows visits to both countries. A third country cannot be visited with it. Citizens of the following countries can apply for this Joint Tourist Visa: Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Note: Oman or Qatar visa holders are eligible to enter the other country through their international airport as tourists. The visa expires if the holder travels to a third country, i.e. if the journey does not take place directly from one country to the other.
e-Tourist Visa: 5 OR / approx. 10 € / approx. 13 CHF, max. 10 days stay, single entry 20 OR / approx. 50 € / approx. 51 CHF (max. 30 days stay), (single entry); 50 OR / approx. 120 € / approx. 128 CHF, multiple entry with up to 30 days per stay (valid for 1 year). Business visa: 50 OR / approx. 120 €, multiple entries, valid for at least 6 months and a maximum of 1 year, individual stays may last a maximum of 3 months. Transit visa: 5 OR (single entry, up to 72 hours stay).
Visa types and costs
Tourist and Business Visa. Tourist visas for a stay of 10 or 30 days or for a year.
Visa on arrival: 1 month or 1 year. Pre-issued single entry visa: 3 months from date of issue for a stay of up to 3 weeks. Pre-issued multiple-entry visa: First entry must take place within 3 months of the date of issue, total validity of 6 months from the date of issue, maximum stay of 3 weeks each (there must be at least 3 weeks between each stay).
Transit travelers who do not leave the transit area and continue their journey within 6 hours do not need a transit visa. Transit visas are issued at the request of the operating airline upon arrival at Seeb International Airport (Muscat). They entitle you to a maximum stay of 72 hours from entry. Tourist visas must be applied for online at the Royal Oman Police portal. Business visas must be applied for through a sponsor in Oman.
(a) Application form completed online and printed. (b) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry (multiple entry business visa: at least 1 year) and containing at least 1 blank page. (c) Fee (by personal check, not cash). (d) Stamped and registered return envelope. Business visa additionally: (e) Letter of secondment from your own company with information on the purpose and duration of the trip and confirmation of the assumption of costs. Documents for visa on arrival (a) Passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival. (b) Return or onward travel tickets and documents. (c) Sufficient Funds. Online application: (a) Passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (b) Credit Card. (c) digital photo.
e-Visa: Minimum 4 days.
Proof of sufficient funds
Foreigners must have sufficient funds for their stay.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return or onward travel tickets, possibly Visas for third countries.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Warning: Unaccompanied minors should have a travel permit in Arabic or English from their parents/guardians who are not traveling with them. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Travelers who do not have a visa or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) upon arrival will be refused entry. NOCs are issued by the Royal Oman Police Immigration Department.