Visa Requirements for Citizens of Oman

Discover the visa requirements for Omani citizens for each country across the globe.

Visa Requirements for Omani Citizens

Visa requirements for Omani citizens are administrative entry restrictions set by the authorities of other countries for Omani passport holders.

According to the Henley Passport Index, the Oman passport is considered the 67th most powerful passport in terms of travel freedom. Omani citizens are currently permitted to travel with a visa on arrival or visa-free to around 60 countries.

However, visa requirements for Omani Passport holders can differ depending on the country of destination, the length of stay, and the purpose of the visit.

Omani citizens do not need a visa to travel to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, as they are granted unlimited freedom of movement to GCC countries.

A number of other countries also allow visitors from Oman to spend between 21 and 90 days in the territory visa-free for purposes like tourism, transit, or business.

Although visitors from Oman are visa-exempt for short length stay in these countries, they will require a visa from an embassy for longer stays or for other purposes such as to work or study.

All other countries require Omani nationals to have a valid visa to cross their borders, no matter the length and purpose of the intended stay, whether a visa on arrival, an electronic travel visa authorization through an online application, or an embassy or consular visa obtained from a government diplomatic office.

Browse the boxes below to discover more about visa requirements for Omani citizens.

List of Visa Countries for Omani Passport Holders in 2020

On this page, travelers holding a passport from Oman are able to check entry specifications for all of the countries listed as visa-required.

It is currently mandatory for Omani citizens to hold a visa before departure to visit over 180 countries across the world regardless of their travel purpose or the expected period of stay. This may differ between an electronic visa/authorization or an embassy visa.

An online application form for either an electronic visa or visa waiver is available for approximately 30 countries for visitors from Oman. These simple online application systems eliminate the need to go in person to an embassy to apply for a visa.

Individuals from Oman traveling to over 150 countries need to apply for an embassy visa from the nearest diplomatic office of their destination, well in advance of their expected date of arrival in the chosen country.

This may be issued for varying periods of stay depending on whether the applicant requires a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, student visa, work visa, or other visa type.

A visa on arrival for Omani passport holders can also be obtained at border checkpoints of around 30 countries across the world. However, this usually involves waiting in long immigration long queues, and an eVisa application that greatly expedites the process may also be available.

Check the boxes below to find a comprehensive list of visa-required countries for Omani citizens.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization systems for nationals of Oman allow individuals holding an Omani passport to obtain either an eVisa (electronic visa) or an electronic visa waiver through a simple online application.

If available, Omani citizens are advised to use these online applications, as they eliminate the need to go in person to a government diplomatic office of their destination or wait in long queues to obtain a visa on arrival at border checkpoints.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorizations for citizens of Oman are currently available to travel to approximately 30 destinations worldwide.

To obtain an eVisa or travel authorization through these programs, individuals need to complete a quick and easy form with personal, passport, and travel information. It is also often necessary to answer some security-related questions and pay a processing fee to submit an application.

Once approved, an online authorization or eVisa is often electronically linked to the applicant’s Omani passport, which should be presented upon arrival at border control to gain entry to the destination.

An approved electronic visa or travel authorization for Omanis may be issued for either a single entry or multiple or multiple entry permit and for stays between 1 and 3 months depending on the destination.

They usually permit the holder to visit the relevant country for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

Find below a complete list of the countries for which Omani citizens can apply for an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization.

Visa on Arrival

Travelers from Oman are able to obtain a visa on arrival at border control points in roughly 30 countries around the world.

A visa on arrival for Omani nationals can be issued as either a single or multiple entry travel document that allows holders to spend between 7 days up to 3 months in their destination, depending on the individual country.

To obtain this type of travel document, Omani citizens are required to go directly to an immigration checkpoint and wait in a queue to be handed a visa on arrival application from border authorities.

A visa on arrival form for citizens of Oman must usually be completed with the traveler’s personal and passport information. The applicant is also often required to pay a visa on arrival fee in cash and in local currency before the document can be processed.

Some visa on arrival countries for Omani Passport holders also have an eVisa system available. When applicable, travelers from Oman are advised to apply for an electronic visa before departure through an online application form option as it greatly expedites the process and eliminates the need to wait in long lines upon arrival.

Check the list below to discover the countries for which Omani citizens are able to apply for a visa on arrival.

Visa on Arrival: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macau
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Yemen

Embassy Visa Required

An embassy or consular visa for Omani citizens is a kind of travel document that needs to be obtained in person from a government diplomatic office before departure.

Nationals of Oman are currently required to have an approved embassy visa to travel to over 150 countries across the world, no matter the intended purpose or the length of stay.

A consular visa for citizens of Oman can often be granted as a single or multiple entry travel document, and as a range of visa options, including a tourist visa, business visa, work visa, student visa, or transit visa.

The protocol to obtain an embassy visa requires applicants from Oman to first make an appointment at the nearest diplomatic mission of their destination country.

Individuals will then usually need to bring a completed embassy visa form to an interview alongside varying supporting documentation depending on the type of visa required.

Omani nationals are recommended to apply well in advance of the expected date of arrival in their destination, as a correctly processed consular visa can take up to several weeks to be approved.

Browse the list below to discover the countries for which Omani passport holders need to apply for an embassy visa.

Embassy Visa Required: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa Not Required

Although Omani passport holders require a visa to travel to over 200 destinations, there are several countries for which citizens from Oman are visa-exempt for short stays.

Nationals of Oman are able to travel visa-free to any of the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which includes Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the UAE. Omani passport holders have freedom of movement to GCC countries for an unlimited period of time.

The visa not required list for Omani nationals also includes over a number of countries for which a visa-free stay from 21 up to 90 days is permitted, depending on the destination.

These visa-exempt countries usually allow residents of Oman to cross their borders without a visa for purposes like tourism, business, or to transit to another destination.

Travelers from Oman are usually required to present a valid Omani passport to gain entry to these visa-free countries.

Omani passport holders who wish to visit any of these countries for a longer period of stay, or for purposes other than those permitted visa-free, are required to apply for an embassy visa from a diplomatic mission of their destination before departure.

Find below a full list of all of the visa not required countries for Omani nationals.

Visa Not Required: Country list

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  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Georgia
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vanuatu

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