Business Visas

These may also be purchased at Muscat International Airport and cost RO 7.

Multi-trip Business Visa

This is issued at the request of a local sponsor and on the sponsor's responsibility to foreign businessmen who wish to enter the country more than once. It is also issued to diplomats accredited to the Gulf Cooperation Council States. It is valid for entry six months from the date of issue and its validity varies between six months to one year from the date of the passport stamp.

Holders of this visa must stay in the country for a period not exceeding three weeks each visit. For American and British nationals, the multi-entry visa is valid for two years and allows stays in the Sultanate for six months each visit in accordance with the principle of reciprocity. The visa is renewable.


1. The visitor must have visited the same sponsor at least once on a Commercial or Urgent Visa.

2. The visitor must be in the country when the application is submitted.

3. The visitor must personally appear for finger-printing

Attachments required:

1.The specified visa application form, typewritten and signed and stamped by the sponsor.

2. Two 4x6cm photographs of the applicant.

3. The original and a copy of the applicant's passport which must be valid for not less than three months.

4. A copy of the authorized signatures issued by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

5. Valid copy of company's certificate of membership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

6. Covering letter with application from the sponsor.

The competent authority has the right to request any other documentation it deems necessary and has the right to refuse any visa application without giving any reason.

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