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INTRODUCTION

Every year thousands of tourists visit Oman to spend some quality time in the gulf country. With one of the best marketplaces in the world and the infusion of traditional and cultural trends in modern society, Oman has emerged as one of the most preferred traveling destinations among explorers worldwide. The country witnesses a huge number of tourists from neighboring countries as well, especially the United Arab Emirates. The two countries share their borders and the residents of UAE visit the country quite often.
The rules and regulations for UAE residents to enter Oman are a little complicated as the requirements change with the type of residents. The ex-pats need to fulfill some additional formalities while the nationals of UAE need to meet only a few basic requirements.  So if you are planning a trip to Oman then you should know the rules and regulations to enter. 
Just knowing about the legal requirements is not enough if you are planning to visit a country, the UAE residents should know how the locals are going to treat them, the relationship between the two countries, and most importantly what the UAE residents can do in Oman. If you are looking to get informed about all this, then read the complete article

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REQUIREMENTS FOR UAE RESIDENTS TO ENTER OMAN

While discussing the requirements for UAE residents to enter Oman, we need to make one thing clear the United Arab Emirates is home to more than 8 million migrants. Out of the total population of the UAE, only 20% are Emiratis, rest are expatriates who have been residing in the country for many years. So, the residents in the country can be classified as UAE citizens and Immigrants. 

FOR UAE CITIZENS

Oman is a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with the UAE and as per the GCC guidelines, the citizens of the member countries can travel to another GCC country without the need to apply for a visa, just a valid passport of any GCC country is enough.
UAE citizens can travel to Oman with just their valid passports and do not need to apply for a visa.

FOR EXPATRIATES/IMMIGRANTS

The expatriates residing in the UAE will need a visa to visit Oman. Around 80% of the UAE's population is immigrants, so it becomes very important for such residents to apply for Oman visas if they plan to visit the country.
The immigrants residing in the UAE need to hold a valid residence permit along with their passports to apply for the visa. The residence permit must be valid for at least six as of the date of applying for the visa.

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RELATIONS BETWEEN OMAN AND UAE

Oman and UAE share a very warm relationship and the citizens of both countries have a deep mutual misunderstanding of the cultures and society of each other, thanks to the common Arabic roots

APPLYING FOR AN OMAN VISA

The UAE residents can apply for an e-visa to get the required entry permit to Oman in the minimum time with the least effort.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

During application

UAE RESIDENCE PERMIT & EMIRATES ID CARD
  • The immigrants must have a UAE residency permit valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of application.
  • Along with the residency permit, the residents need to provide the Emirate ID card issued by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security 
PASSPORT
  •  Along with the residency permit and Emirates ID card, the applicant needs to provide the passport of the country he/she is a citizen of. 
  • The passport must have a minimum  validity of 6 months as of the date of application
  • A minimum of four blank pages should be present in the passport
PHOTOGRAPH
  • A clear and colored photograph highlighting the applicant's facial features

After the application is approved

FLIGHT BOOKING BOTH SIDED

Flight tickets confirming the complete round trip

PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION
  • Hotel booking details in case the applicant is planning to reside in a hotel
  • If the applicant is planning to stay at the place of a relative/friend, he/she must provide their residency proof along with the valid identity

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APPLICATION PROCESS

The visa application process for an Oman E Visa is very simple, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

STEP 1 

  • Choose the country you hold citizenship in and choose the United Arab Emirates as the country you are residing in.
  • Then choose the type of visa best fitted to the needs of your visit
  • Then fill in the details to the best of your knowledge
  • Upload the necessary documents(mentioned above)
  • Click on the payment button 

STEP 2

  • After completing the above actions, you will be directed to the payments page
  • Pay the necessary fees.
  • You can pay via Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard

STEP 3

  • After the fee payment, you will be assigned your application ID
  • The application ID can be used to track the status of the application

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CONCLUSION

The sands of the desert connect UAE and Oman and the two gulf countries have developed a strong relationship over time. This relationship is also reflected in the trade and tourism of both countries. Oman is an amazing destination not just for UAE residents but for people from around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In the summers we would recommend avoiding visiting the Wahiba Sands and Muscat during the season. During the summers you can have a good time in;

  • Al Hajar Mountain
  • State of Dibba
  • Mutrah Corniche

 

No, the Omani authorities have discontinued the service of visa on arrival for UAE residents. The residents need to apply for a visa before they arrive in the country.



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