Middle East

Oman eases visa on arrival procedures

Effective 21 March 2018, visas will only be granted electronically via https://evisa.rop.gov.om and there will be no more hand-processed visas at the airport effective that date, informed the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

Oman had relaxed its visa rules by granting Visa on arrival 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 Oman.

“The migration to electronic visas is due to its simplicity and effectiveness, its alignment with modern technology and is in line with the e-government project of the Sultanate. Further, it will save tourists and visitors time so they don’t have to wait in long queues at the airport. The system has been thoroughly tested and more than 12,000 users have already benefited from it. The system is considered to be one of the safest and most confidential in the world, having achieved an ISO certification,” said Royal Oman Police, Sultanate of Oman.

The official account of eVisa system on twitter @OmanEvisa will be of assistance if the traveller needs any assistance in filling the application online.