Do you know that Oman has just established the new electronic Oman visa for qualified tourists including Australians? By using the e-visa, you can easily apply for a permit for your trip.
This article is for the citizens of Australia who want to visit Oman and for that they have to apply for an Oman visa. In this article, you will get to know everything about the process and all the required documents. Let’s go!
Are Australians required to have a visa for Oman?
Of course, yes. Every Australian citizen needs a visa before entering Oman. Without that, they cannot enter the country. Currently, there arethree kinds of Oman tourist visas. Depending on the purpose and duration of their trip, Australian travelers can choose the type of visa they need. Visa includes the following things:
- Visa for a single entry for 30 days
- Multiple-entry visa valid for 30 days per entry
However, do you know that there is also a unique Oman visa for Australian citizens who hold a residence permit in any GCC country? This visa is valid for 28 days. To apply for this visa, the traveler needs to submit a copy of his or her GCC resident card.
What is the process for getting an Oman e-visa for Australian citizens?
As we have read above, there are various types of Oman visas available to Australian citizens, like tourist visas, business visas, work visas, etc.
Electronic visas for tourists can be requested online, while long-term visas such as student and work permits must be obtained at the Oman embassy in Australia or another Omani diplomatic mission abroad.
An electronic visa is certainly the easiest and fastest way to obtain an Oman visa from Australia. There is no need to schedule an appointment at the embassy, and the entire process can be completed in minutes.
To get an Oman visa you need the following documents.
- Valid Passport
- Personal & passport information
- A digital photo
- Form of payment (debit/credit card)
The process of getting a visa to Oman from Australia takes how long?
One business day (24 hours) is the average processing time for an Omani electronic visa from Australia. There are exceptions, and sometimes it may take longer, for example, during public holidays or peak seasons.
Applications for e-visas to Oman for Australian citizens
Australian citizens need to fill out the online application form to get an Oman e-visa. It takes only a few minutes to complete the request form, upload a photo, and pay the fee.
In the first section, applicants need to fill in their passport details and contact information. It includes their name and surname, place of birth, and date of birth. On the next page, applicants will enter data such as passport number, citizenship, passport issue date, and passport expiration date.
Lastly, you must upload your digital photo and any other supporting documents and pay the application fee for the Oman visa.
Visit Oman from Australia
An email will be sent to the applicant when the Oman visit visa is ready. If possible, print a copy of the e-visa confirmation. Before traveling, Australian citizens should collect their passports used in the visa application.
The Omani immigration officer will ask Australians to present their visa and passport once they reach the Sultanate’s border. If the passport and the electronic visa for Australians do not match, the visitor may be refused entry. As a result, it is crucial to verify that all details on the application are correct, as well as using the same passport as the one presented at the border.
Oman embassy in Australia
Currently, the Sultanate of Oman has a diplomatic, official representation in Melbourne. Details are below.
- Consulate-General of the Sultanate of Oman
- Address- Suite 3, Level 4 493 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
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