Dubai-Oman Common Visa
Updated April 2020, The Dubai-Oman Common Visa guide was originally written in March 2020
Did you know that it’s possible to get a 21 day visa to Oman for free? Don’t worry, not many people do. Of course, it comes with a few caveats, but it’s totally possible if you follow the steps below and are a passport holder of one of the eligible countries.
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The Rules For Obtaining A Dubai Oman Common Visa
- You Must Be Entering Oman Directly From Dubai
- You Must Be A Passport Holder Of An Eligible Country
- You Must Obtain A Dubai Visa On Arrival
Getting A Dubai Visa
On arrival at Dubai (DXB) Airport or Dubai World Center (DWC Airport) when going through immigration request a visa to the Emirate of Dubai. This is an additional small white sticker with a barcode on it to the usual oval UAE entrance stamp. I’ve personally arrived in Dubai Airport countless times, sometimes they give the Dubai visa without asking, but not always- so definitely ask for it.
You can also get the Dubai visa if you’ll be entering the UAE at Port Rashid by ferry, but the same recommendations apply: request the Dubai visa.
Entering Oman On The Dubai Oman Common Visa
To enter Oman on the Dubai Oman Common Visa you’ll need to exit the UAE directly from the Emirate of Dubai into Oman. Making the only possibilities by direct flight from Dubai to Muscat (or Salalah), or over the land border crossing of Hatta/Wajajah.
Eligible Countries For The Dubai Oman Common Visa
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, and Vatican City.
Other Notes On The Dubai Oman Common Visa
- When you hand over your passport at Oman immigration you need to state right away that you are entering Oman on the Dubai Oman Common Visa.
- Your Dubai visa will need to have 3 weeks of remaining validity in order to enter Oman on the Dubai Oman Common Visa.
- Dubai Oman Common Visas are good for 21 days.
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Not Eligible? How To Get An Oman E-Visa
If you’re a G1 National you can still enter Oman on an e-visa. The costs are 5 OMR for a 10 day e-visa and 20 OMR for a 30 day e-visa. For a list of G1 nations, click here.
If you are a G1 National, you can apply for your Oman e-visa here.
Note that it usually takes a couple of days to receive approval of your Oman Visa, so do apply in advance to avoid any headaches.
If you are not a passport holder of a G1 country you’ll need to apply for an Omani visa at an Oman embassy or consulate.
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Steps For The Oman E-Visa Application
What You Need To Apply:
- Scan of your passport
- A passport photo
- Credit/debit card for payment
Step 1: Go To The Royal Oman Police Website
Click here to be brought to the official website for Oman visa applications.
Step 2: Click Apply For Tourist Visa & Login
Once you get to the Royal Oman Police website, click on the airplane icon that says ‘apply for tourist visa’. You’ll be brought to a login page next. Once here, click ‘register as a new user’ and follow the prompts. Once you’ve successfully created an account, log in.
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Step 3: Apply For An Unsponsored Visa
Next, you’ll click the blue button on the left-hand side of the screen that says ‘apply for visa’, a dropdown will appear. Now, click the link to ‘apply for unsponsored visa’. On the next page, you will answer two questions: Your nationality in your passport and whether you are from a GCC country.
Step 4: Select Your Oman Visa Type
The next page will bring you to a list of different tourist visas to choose from, including 10 day single entry, 30 day single entry, various lengths of multi-entry visas. Select the visa that suits your needs.
Step 5: Fill Out The Oman Visa Application
Enter the necessary information on all required lines. Upload a scan of your passport and passport photo to the application as well.
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Step 6: Enter Payment Details
The following page will prompt you to enter credit or debit card details. Fill them in and click submit.
Step 7: Receive Your Oman Visa
Usually within two days or so you should receive an email stating that your Oman visa has been approved. You can either print off a copy of your Oman visa, or make sure you have a copy of it on your phone to show immigration officials on arrival in Oman.
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