GCC stands for Gulf Cooperation Council and it consists of six members:
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The GCC is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union of the five participating countries in the Persian Gulf. It was established in 1981 with the signing of the Charter of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Yes, although citizens of GCC countries can travel to Oman visa-free, foreign residents living in GCC countries need a visa to enter Oman. Before the Oman Online Visa was introduced it was necessary to physically go to a Omani embassy or consulate to apply for a vis.
Now, legal foreign residents living in GCC countries can apply for a Oman eVIsa, regardless of their nationality. Even if someone’s nationality is not included in the list of countries eligible for the Oman eVisa, they can apply for one as they are a GCC resident.
The application for the eVisa Oman is quick and straightforward to complete and visitor can enter Oman for up to 30 days with the eVisa. There are also other types of Oman visas available.
GCC residents can apply for the Oman eVisa by completing the online eVisa form. Applicants simply have to select ‘Yes’ when asked ‘Do you have a Residence Permit for a GCC country?’ It is the necessary to select the country of residence from the drop-down menu under the heading ‘Select the GCC country’.
The rest of the form requires applicants to answer some basic information such as contact details, passport details, and travel plans. There are also some security-related questions.
To successfully apply, GCC residents need to have a valid passport, a scanned copy of their GCC residence document (though this can be provided after the initial application), and a credit or debit card to pay the visa fee.
Once approved the applicant receives the eVisa by email. To enter Oman, GCC residents can show a copy of the Oman eVisa and their passport to the Omani border authorities.
If you live in a GCC country but are a citizen of a different country, you can still apply for a Oman travel visa, providing you hold a residence permit. The residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months as of your entry to Oman. Applicants required GCC Residence permit and GCC Visa for Apply GCC Oman Visa. For other Visa type GCC residance permit and GCC Visa is not required.