Passports And Visas

 Important update if you are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia during Hajj period: 24 July 2017 to 2 Sep 2017


Who can travel to Jeddah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia during Hajj?
  • Omani passport holders are allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Madinah) for Hajj
  • Residents of Saudi Arabia are permitted to travel during Hajj period
What dates can you travel to and from Jeddah and Madinah with a Hajj visa or permit?
  • If you are traveling to perform Hajj, you must travel into Jeddah and Madinah between 24 July to 26 August 2017.
  • For Omani nationals holding a Hajj permit, first date of exit is 5 September 2017 and last date of exit is 5 October 2017.
  • For all other nationalities holding a Hajj visa, first date of exit is 6 September 2017 (after 8 am KSA local time) and last date of exit is 5 October 2017.

If you are a non-GCC national, you cannot travel to Jeddah or Madinah on a business, visit or tourist visa from 24 July to 2 September 2017.

Please make sure you obtain the correct visa or permit to enable you to travel to Saudi Arabia during Hajj period before you travel. If you arrive at the airport and do not have the correct permits, you will not be able to travel and no refund will be available. Please make sure you provide your passport details at the time of booking.
Arranging a visa for your trip to Oman can be pretty confusing, so we've put together a simple guide to help.

When you arrive at your destination, passengers who are eligible for a Visa on Arrival can make payments at the Travelex Foreign Exchange bureau located in the immigration arrivals hall. Most currencies are accepted but you can use your credit card if necessary. After payment you will be supplied with an automatic receipt which you can show at the immigration desk.

If you have an entry visa deposited at the airport you can collect your visa from the Visa Collection counter.

Visa Types
  • A one time visa extension can be gained from the ROP information counter at Muscat International Airport between 07:30-13:00 Saturday-Wednesday, this excludes public holidays.
  • Alternatively you can receive an extension from the Directorate General of Passport & Residency HQ, Seeb, Opposite Muscat International Airport during their working hours.
  • This extension is only available for Businessmen visiting Oman regularly with the sufficient documents.
  • This extension allows for a further 21 days on each visit.

If you would like any more information about Visa regulations please visit the Royal Oman Police Website to make sure you are fully prepared for your travel.