If you are planning for a weekend trip to Oman or Musandam, a bit of fore-planning is now necessary. You will no longer be able to get a visa upon arrival at any of the service desks at the entry ports. Keep reading Arooha’s blog to find out about the procedures to apply for an e-visa to ensure a smooth trip to Oman.
1. Visiting Musandam DibbaAny UAE resident, expatriate or tourist visiting Musandam Dibba does not need to apply for an online Oman Visa from Dubai. This applies even if you are booking a Musandam Day trip or a Musandam Dibba overnight trip because it is just the matter of passing the border and no Exit or Entry seal will be stamped on the passport.
2. Visiting Musandam Khasab and other parts of OmanIf you are visiting during the Oman Khareef festival or any other locations within Oman territory like Mussandam Khasab, individuals should apply for an online Oman e-Visa from Dubai to be able to enter the country. tourist visa holders of Asian or Middle Eastern passport holders (Egypt, Jordan, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, etc) who are visiting Oman from UAE will need a new visa to enter back into UAE as the entry and exit seal will be stamped on the passports. And UAE Recidents (certain professions - Check the list below ) & develop country passport holders (Check list below) individuals may follow the below-mentioned procedures for a hassle-free Oman Visa from Dubai.
1. UAE resident visa holders fulfilling the following criteria:
Must hold a UAE residence visa with a minimum validity of 3 months
Have an occupation that is mentioned in the list below (please refer allowed occupation list)
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
2. Individuals holding passports of countries announced in the List of Eligible Countries by the Sultanate of Oman Royal Oman Police.
What is the visa fee to apply for Oman Visa from Dubai?
The cost of an Oman visa is 175 AED per applicant.
What is included in the visa fee?
Typing and consultation
Oman entry permit fee for Sultanate of Oman Royal Oman Police
Travel Insurance - Silver plan 5 days package (Covers USD 50,000 for Emergency Medical evacuation, USD 50,000 for accidental and sickness medical reimbursement and USD 20,000 for accidental death and permanent disablement)
What is not included in the visa fee?
Vehicle insurance (If driving to Musandam Khasab, vehicle insurance can be obtained at the entry point for a cost of approximately AED 90 or by pre-arranging with an insurance company. But if driving to Musandam Dibba get the insurance beforehand as there are no available counters at entry points.
Original passport with minimum validity of 6 months
UAE residence visa with minimum validity of 6 months
No objection letter from individual’s company addressed to the Sultanate of Oman Royal Oman Police.
The applicant must be outside the Sultanate of Oman during application for the visa.
The UAE residents applying for entry to Oman should have at least 6 months validity in their passport.
Individuals applied under the designation of Sales or Sales Manager have been rejected a few times. Arooha is not held responsible for the rejection of any visas applied after us advicing otherwise.
The individual’s passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Oman.
The traveler should enter Oman from any GCC countries and cannot fly from any other countries.
A female servant is only allowed to enter Oman if her employer's family is also traveling with him.
Being a valid Oman visa holder does not guarantee entry into Oman. If a traveler is rejected entry Arooha is not held responsible as this is the sole decision of the Royal Oman Police officer stationed at the port of Entry.
What is the validity period for Oman visa?
The Oman E-visa is valid for 1 month from the date of issue.
What is the permitted stay duration?
The allowed stay period with an e-visa is 30 days. If the individual overstays, a fine of AED 95 (10 OMR) will be charged for each day overstayed.
Is the Oman visa extendable?
The visa can be extended only once for a period of 1 week and has to be done directly with the Sultanate of Oman Royal Police.
How many times can I enter Oman with an Oman visa?
This visa only permits single entry into Oman.
Is the Oman visa fee refundable?
The total visa fee for Oman visa from Dubai is non-refundable under any circumstance.
What are the reasons for an Oman visa from Dubai to get rejected?
The approval of visa application is solely the decision of the Sultanate of Oman Royal Oman Police and Arooha is not held responsible in case of visa rejection.
If you are applying Oman visa from India, you may checkout our recent guide on how to get Oman Visa from India