Immigration and Visa

International visitors to Oman require valid passports (except GCC citizens who hold valid government-issued National ID cards) and most will require a visa for the duration of their stay. Some nationalities and resident of GCC countries may avail the ‘Visa on Arrival’ facility wherever applicable.

Immigration and Issuing Visas

All international visitors to Oman (other than Gulf Cooperation Council Nationals) require visas for the duration of their stay. Immigration and visa issuance is under the control of the Royal Oman Police. Passengers have to check with the nearest Omani embassy or with their airline for visa requirements.

To obtain a visa, all passengers must have a passport valid for more than 6 months.

For further information about visas for Oman, please click on the following link:

Royal Oman Police Visa Immigration Contact.
Communicante with the Royal Oman Police on the procedures for passports and visas. Passenger wishing to discuss visa and passports issues relevant to the airport should contact the Royal Oman Police on +968 2336 8858 or +968 2336 0510.

Applying for a Visa online

Eligible passengers wishing to apply for a visa online prior to departure should apply via the following link:

Subject to the successful application for a visa online, passengers are required to retain the reference number when travelling to Duqm. Upon arriving, they should proceed directly to one of the passports counters, and present their passport and reference number to the passports officer.

Procedures to obtain a tourist visa on arrival

Certain nationalities are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival. Please check with your airline or Royal Oman Police if you are eligible.

Upon arrival, passengers should follow the following process:

Passengers who are not eligible for a visa upon arrival

Passengers who are not eligible for a visa on arrival will need to arrange for one prior to travelling. This can be done either through your nearest Omani embassy, (link:, or can be arranged via a sponsor in Oman. Please ensure you plan enough time for the visa to be processed.

Obtaining a visa through a sponsor in Oman

Passengers travelling for employment, business, or joining family residing in Oman, can obtain a visa through a sponsor in Oman.