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Canadians who are intending to visit Oman should have a valid Canadian passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected exit from Oman.
A visitor visa is required of Canadian citizens when visiting Oman. It can be attained upon arrival at Muscat International Airport. Canadians should ask for more detailed information from Omani authorities on requirements related to each type of visa.
Anyone overstaying the duration of their visa should expect heavy penalties. As per the law, a fine of OMR 10 per day is charged for overstaying beyond the validity of the visa.
Canadian passport holders visiting Oman must present a certificate for yellow fever vaccination if they are entering the country from an infected area.
Work visas, either in advance or after your arrival on a single-entry visa, must be acquired by your employer in Oman. Omani employers frequently keep hold of foreign employees’ passports as a condition of employment; this however is illegal. Canadian passport holders intending to work in Oman are advised against agreeing to this practice, as this could limit their ability to travel.
General Requirements for Oman Visa
- Specific visa application form, typewritten and signed and stamped by the sponsor
- Two (2) 4cm x 6cm photographs of the applicant
- The original and a copy of the applicant’s passport valid for not less than 3 months
Omani visa takes about 10 business days to issue. This visa can be used at anytime within six months from the date of issuing and is valid for one month from the date of entry.
Information gathered here are subject to change without prior notice. Canadian passport holders traveling to Oman are encouraged to contact the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman for consular consultation and further information and confirmation:
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman for Canada
2535 Belmont Road N.W.
Telephone: (202) 387-1980 / 387-1983 (24 Hours)
Fax: (202) 745-4933 / 387-0580