Are you a Filipino planning to work in Oman? Or perhaps you’re a tourist, eager to see Al Hazam Fort, Jibreen Castle, and many other famous attractions in this country. Whether you’re coming here for work, leisure, or both, you need to take note of the visa requirements and procedures.
There are several types of visas for those who are planning to go to Oman. These include the tourist visa, employment visa, business visa, student visa, and visit visa. Each type involves different requirements, fees, and duration of stay. Keep on reading to learn more about them!
Oman Visa Requirements for Filipino Citizens
Below are some of the general requirements for Filipinos who are applying for an Oman visa. Please take note that additional documents may be needed, depending on the type of visa and the purpose of your travel.
- Application form;
- Copy of passport;
- Copy of sponsor’s passport;
- Copy of authorized signatures from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry;
- Copy of company’s certificate of membership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry;
- Cover letter from the sponsor, stating that he/she is aware of his/her responsibilities as a sponsor;
- Original receipt of visa fee payment;
- 2 passport photos (coloured, white background);
- Bank statements for the past 3 months or affidavit of support;
- Travel insurance; and
- Travel itinerary.
Meanwhile, here are the fees for each type of visa:
- Tourist visa – OMR 5
- Employment visa – OMR 20
- Business visa – OMR 20
- Student visa – OMR 20
- Visit visa – OMR 20
Oman Tourist Visa for Filipinos
This visa is given to those who are planning to visit Oman for tourism purposes. It is a single-entry visa that allows travelers to stay in the country for 10 days up to 1 month.
Here are the required documents for an Oman tourist visa:
- Application form;
- Passport (valid for at least 6 months);
- Passport photo (not older than 6 months);
- Passport copy (including photo and personal details page);
- Flight bookings (including return ticket):
- Hotel bookings;
- Travel itinerary; and
- Letter from your employer (stating the purpose of and duration of your trip, and that you will be returning to your current job afterwards).
Oman eVisa for Filipinos in GCC Countries
If you are a Filipino who is a valid resident of a GCC country (i.e. Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates), with a valid profession available in the application form, you can apply for an “eVisa” for Oman online. This is a single-entry visa that allows tourists to stay for up to 28 days in the country.
The requirements for an Oman eVisa are as follows:
- Application form;
- Passport copy;
- Passport photo;
- GCC resident ID card; and
- GCC resident visa copy.
Once you have submitted the requirements to the Oman Embassy and your visa has been approved, you will receive your eVisa via email. Be sure to print this before going to Oman.
Oman Working Visa for Filipinos
This type of visa is issued to those who are planning to work in Oman. It is a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to 2 years and is extendable. Before applying for a working visa, certain conditions must be met first: (a) the applicant must be between 21-60 years old; and (b) the employer/sponsor must be a citizen of Oman.
Meanwhile, the following requirements must be prepared:
- Application form (signed by the employer);
- Passport copy of applicant;
- 2 passport-sized photographs;
- Original and copy of labour permit from the Ministry of Manpower;
- Original and copy of medical certificate;
- Letter from employer indicating the details of the job;
- Letter from the Ministry of Manpower for certain professions (e.g. engineer);
- Copy of approval from the relevant organization for certain professions (e.g. teacher, doctor, media, religious occupation, etc.); and
- Permit from the Embassy of the Philippines (for housemaids), as applicable.
Oman Business Visa
The business visa is given to those who intend to stay in Oman for business purposes. It enables visa holders to stay in the country for up to 3 months. To apply for the business visa, applicants must show an invitation letter from the relevant company in Oman, among other requirements.
Oman Student Visa
As the term says, this type of visa is issued to those who are planning to study in Oman. The duration of the student visa varies, depending on the educational program. Among other requirements, applicants need to show an admission letter from the school in Oman, as well as a medical certificate, which is required by the health ministry in the country.
Oman Visit Visa
This type of visa is issued to those who have been invited by a family member or a friend who is a resident/citizen of Oman. It is a single-entry visa that is valid for up to 30 days, and is extendable for up to 3 months. Part of the requirements include an invitation letter from the friend or family member in Oman.
How to Apply for an Oman Visa
Depending on the type of visa you need, you can apply directly with the Oman Embassy in Manila, or via online.
To apply online, simply follow these steps.
- Go to the website of the Royal Oman Police at https://evisa.rop.gov.om/.
- Choose the type of visa that you plan to apply for.
- Register as a new user by entering all the required fields.
- Confirm the message sent to your email to verify your account.
- Fill up the application form and upload the required documents.
Additional Reminders for Travelers
Wait for your visa to be approved before buying flight tickets or paying for hotel bookings. There is no need to risk wasting your time, money, and effort… only for your application to be disapproved! It’s important to wait for the visa approval first, before making any bookings.
Contact Information – Oman Embassy in Manila
For any inquiries and concerns regarding Oman visas, you can get in touch with the Oman Embassy in Manila through the following contact details:
Address: 26th floor, NAC Building, 32nd St., Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 7958 5812 to 14
DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for general information-sharing purposes only. To learn more about the latest Oman visa requirements, fees, and procedures, please visit the official website of the Royal Oman Police and the Facebook page of Oman Embassy in Manila.