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Directorate General of Operations

Services & Procedures

The Directorate General of Operations is responsible of issuing security permits for all different commercial and tourist activities for the purpose of maintaining public safety and security.

Listed below are the kinds of permits issued by DGO. Click on each to expand and view details.

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Obtain Musical and Entertainment events Permit

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture
  • Approval of the Directorate General of Tourism of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Authorization of the responsible officials where the party is to be held (Hotel, Club, Theatre etc)
  • List of names and nationalities of the foreign musical and musical groups including numbers and date of issue of their passports consistent with the details mentioned in the travel documents (in Arabic for Arabs and in English for foreigners)
Obtain Sports Events Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the competent government authority for each specific sports activity.
  • A plan or a layout of the tracks, of the sports cars, bicycles, sprinting or boats
  • Approval of the General Authority for Youths Sports & Cultural Activities for roaming travelers or for race tracks.
  • Approval of the Oman Club for car Rallies & Bicycles
Obtain Road Construction Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the Muscat Municipality for roads located in Muscat Governorate
  • Approval of the Ministry of Transport and Housing for Roads located outside of Muscat Governorate.
  • Engineering plans and drawings.
Obtain Circus Shows permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture
  • Approval of the Directorate General of Tourism of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Approval of the Veterinary Quarantine Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (for the performing animals).
  • Approval of the Governor or Wali
  • Approval of the Municipality of the Governorate or Region on the location
  • Copies of the documents of the Commercial Register
  • Names of circus performers (in Arabic for Arab performers and in English for foreign performers)
  • A list of the number and types of animals and equipment used in the performance
  • Programme of the performances including entry and duration
Obtain Commercial Exhibitions Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Approval of the other concerned government authorities consistent with the type of exhibition
  • A list of the local and foreign companies and establishments participating in the exhibition
  • A list of the names and nationalities of the foreign exhibitors with the numbers of passport (in Arabic for Arab exhibitors and English for others)
  • Application shall be submitted at least one month before the date of the exhibition.
Obtain Vehicles Selling & Buying Showrooms Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Copy of the identity card
  • Copy of the Commercial Register, if any
  • Illustration of the site or place of the showroom
Obtain Filling Stations Establishing Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Petroleum Products Form
  • Copy of the title deed and the drawings
  • Detailed plans and layout
  • Copy of the Commercial Register
Obtain Sea Activities Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the Directorate General of Tourism
  • Approval of the Ministry of Transport and Housing
  • Approval of the Municipality of the Governorate or Wilayat
Obtain Commercial Centers Inauguration Party Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Time, date and number of attendants to the event
  • The application shall be submitted within sufficient period before the inauguration party.
Obtain Tourist Boats Anchoring Permits

Requirements: (Application letter with the following)

  • Approval of the concerned government authorities for each individual type of activity
Obtain Entertainment Games Shops Opening Permits

Requirements:

  • Submitting the designated form approved by the Directorate General of Tourism

 

 

 

 

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