Oman Visa Advice

Old May 14, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
There's no difficulty in getting a visa on arrival. If that is that you want, recent stamps from UAE will make not a jot of difference. The visa on arrival desk is separate from the immigration facility. Agents at the VOA desk will give a your passport a cursory inspection to assess the visa rate, and then sell you the visa. Pay by cash or credit card and its all over in a minute or so. You then move over to the immigration lines were the official has the final say of whether you are welcomed into Oman: here, your documents are formally inspected and you are stamped into the country.

The e-visa advantages are simply that it is a little cheaper than the VOA, and avoids the slight hassle of going through the above process. Some prefer to move the hassle a spare half hour at home.

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If you want (free) entry under a common visa agreement, it's not a UAE visa you need, it's a Dubai visa: and you must travel to Oman directly from Dubai.

If you ant to follo this path, it's probably a good idea to tell the immigration agent at Dubai that you are going to Oman and want to the appropriate visa to allow you to use the common entry agreement between the two countries.
Thanks a bunch. I'll be flying from Dubai R/T to Muscat. So, it should work pretty well.
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Old May 15, 19, 12:21 am
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Thanks a bunch. I'll be flying from Dubai R/T to Muscat. So, it should work pretty well.
Still, it might be an idea to work your way through this, and make sure you can match the conditions and requirements (unsponsored visas, then visa type 21):

https://evisa.rop.gov.om/en/types-of-visa?p_p_id=ViewVisaTypes_WAR_viewvisawizardportle t&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p _p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_ViewVisaTypes_WAR_viewvisawizar dportlet_myaction=viewVisaType
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Old Oct 9, 19, 11:29 pm
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TIMATIC (Expertflyer) says that Visa on Arrival is still an option. Has anyone entered Oman recently?

Visa required, except for Nationals of Canada with a normal passport traveling as tourists can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month. They must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation or a private residential address with contact details in Oman.
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Old Oct 10, 19, 3:58 am
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TIMATIC (Expertflyer) says that Visa on Arrival is still an option. Has anyone entered Oman recently?
It was certainly an option a a short time back, and I can't see it changing: I reckon the parallel systems are here to stay.

There was considerable pushback from the country's tourism bodies to implementation of an e-visa only system.

They've tried sweetening the e-visa system with lower visa costs. And to be fair the online process isn't so onerous - and can save you a modest amount of time on arrival
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Old Oct 14, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
It was certainly an option a a short time back, and I can't see it changing: I reckon the parallel systems are here to stay.

There was considerable pushback from the country's tourism bodies to implementation of an e-visa only system.

They've tried sweetening the e-visa system with lower visa costs. And to be fair the online process isn't so onerous - and can save you a modest amount of time on arrival
So you used Oman VoA recently? You can pay with cc? From what I've read VoA is 6OMR. I can't see eVisas being lower.
EDIT: it's 5OMR. I'd still rather wait in line.

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Old Oct 15, 19, 2:14 am
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So you used Oman VoA recently? You can pay with cc? From what I've read VoA is 6OMR. I can't see eVisas being lower.
EDIT: it's 5OMR. I'd still rather wait in line.
I've got the e-visa thing down to a fine art. But I passed the VoA counter, busy as ever, just before the immigration lines. As for credit card, it always was accepted, so I can't imagine they've discontinued it.



If you were required to have a visa, and there were no VoA facility, your carrier would not let you board without showing a visa.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 2:19 am
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I've got the e-visa thing down to a fine art. But I passed the VoA counter, busy as ever, just before the immigration lines. As for credit card, it always was accepted, so I can't imagine they've discontinued it.



If you were required to have a visa, and there were no VoA facility, your carrier would not let you board without showing a visa.
Right. There's not too much information on whether the VoA facilities still exist as of the past month or two (other than what you have said). Is e-visa instant?
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It's frustrating that you can only get the e-visa up to one month in advance.
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Originally Posted by yerffej201 View Post
So you used Oman VoA recently? You can pay with cc? From what I've read VoA is 6OMR. I can't see eVisas being lower.
EDIT: it's 5OMR. I'd still rather wait in line.
My Oman VOAs have been paid with mainly using chipped bank cards and entering the PIN, but at times I did have problems with some payment cards not being accepted at the VOA counter.
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