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Visa Types Information


It is granted at the request of a local sponsor and on his responsibility to a foreigner who is coming to Oman as a student, provided that the sponsor has a licence from the concerned authorities to establish an educational or training institution, the visa shall be as follows:

  • Validity of the visa: Within six months from the date of issuance.
  • Duration of stay in Oman: Ranging from one to two years from the date of entry.
  • Validity for extension: For a similar period in case of study continuation, by proof of a letter from the educational institute.
  • Number of entries: Multiple entries.
  • Fees: 20 Omani Riyals.

Required attachments:

Submitting the electronic application form available through the website, to be endorsed and stamped by the sponsor, and to be typed in Arabic for Arab nationals and in English for Non-Arab nationals, enclosing the following documents:

  • Two photographs size (4X6) cm.
  • Copy of the foreigner’s passport, provided it is valid for a period not less than six months.
  • Copy of the specimen signature of the authorised signatories issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, for the private sector.
  • In case the application is presented by someone other than the sponsor, the representative must be Omani and holding a written authorisation issued from the Directorate General of Passport & Residence as per the sponsor’s request.
  • A medical fitness certificate issued for citizens of some countries specified as follows by the Ministry of Health (India, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia); certificate must be endorsed by the Ministry of Health.
  • Copy of the licence issued by the concerned authorities to the sponsor to bring students from abroad to study in Oman.
  • A covering letter from the sponsor explaining the type of the tuition and its duration.


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