Oman Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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To enter Oman, passports must be valid for at least six months from the entry date.


Only citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can travel to Oman without a visa. All other nationals require a visa to enter Oman. However, British nationals, EU citizens, along with Swiss and Turkish passport holders can visit Oman without a visa if:
• The stay is less than 14 days (no extensions).
• The traveller has evidence of a confirmed hotel booking.
• The traveller has health insurance to cover your stay.
• The traveller has a return ticket.

Visa note

A joint tourist visa between Oman and Dubai, or Oman and Qatar is available, provided that the traveller is entering Oman directly from Dubai or Qatar.

Types and cost

A single-entry 30-day visa is OMR 20.00, while a multiple-entry one-year visa is OMR 50.00. A three-day transit visa is OMR 5.00.


An air transit visa allows you to enter the country only once and stay for a maximum of 72 hours, provided you have sufficient funds and a valid ticket for onward travel. The cost is OMR 5.

Application to

Visit the Royal Oman Police portal ( or the eVisa portal (

Temporary residence

Contact the Oman embassy or consulate. Residence visas can also be renewed on the Royal Oman Police portal (

Entry with children

Single parents, or other adults travelling alone with children, may be required to provide documentary evidence of parental responsibility on entering and leaving the country. To check what is required, contact the nearest Oman Embassy.

For children under 18 travelling unaccompanied, a consent letter is required from one parent, as well as a photocopy of their father's passport. Children should apply for a visa in advance.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Oman
Telephone: 2460 9000. Website: Opening times: Sun-Thurs 0730-1430; Sun-Wed 1100-1330 and Wed 0800-1030 (consular section).
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the USA
Telephone: (202) 387 1980. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600; Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (consulate).
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7225 0001. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1530; 0930-1230 (visa section).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.