Oman’s Visa on Arrival scheme goes online

Last year, Oman relaxed its visa rules to attract more tourists by granting Visa on Arrival (unsponsored tourist visa) for the citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or who hold an entry visa to one of these countries – United States of America, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Schengen States to enter the Sultanate of Oman. To further facilitate the process, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has announced that effective March 21, 2018, visas will only be granted electronically via the URL: https://evisa.rop.gov.om and there will be no more hand-processed visas at the airport.

A spokesperson from the Royal Oman Police, Sultanate of Oman said, “The migration to electronic visas will save the time for travellers. The system has been thoroughly tested and more than 12,000 users have already benefited from it. It is considered to be one of the safest and most confidential in the world, having achieved an ISO certification.”

The application clarifies the visa formalities for various groups of countries. In addition, specialists at ROP are available 24 hours a day to provide support. There is an official account of the e-Visa system on twitter@OmanEvisa where one can seek assistance.

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