If you are planning a trip to the Gulf State of Oman from Switzerland, you will need a visa to enter the country. There are some specific requirements that need to be met in order to apply for a visa to Oman and a visa application process that visitors need to follow.
For Swiss citizens, there are two types of visas to enter the State of Oman: A tourist visa (eVisa or visa on arrival, valid for up to 30 days) or a business visa. In addition, to these you can apply for other types of visas depending upon your specific reasons for traveling to Oman.
Applying for an eVisa or tourist visa to Oman is simple and doesn’t require more than a few steps before obtaining a valid Omani visa.
Below you will find information on how to apply for a tourist visa to Oman:
In order to apply for an eVisa, it is necessary for travelers to have a Swiss passport with a validity of at least six months from the date of their arrival in Oman. It is recommended to ensure that your passport will be valid for travel for a period greater than 6 months.
Anything less than that will create problems in applying for an eVisa. It is likely that an eVisa application will be denied if the related travel documents do not have the required validity. If you do not have at least 6 months remaining before your passport expires from the date you plan to enter Oman, it is better to renew your passport before you apply for an eVisa.
When you arrive in Oman, you will need to present both your passport and the approved Oman eVisa to airport authorities to be allowed entry into the country.
The Oman eVisa application process allows Swiss citizens to apply for a tourist visa online without the hassle of having to take time off of work, go to an embassy or consulate, and wait in line to have their paperwork processed.
The entire process for applying for an eVisa is very simple and takes just a few minutes. Upon completion, the approved eVisa will be sent via email. Make sure to save the email on your mobile device and have a copy of your eVisa ready to show to immigration authorities if asked. It is necessary to provide a printed copy of your eVisa along with your passport at the port of entry to Oman. You are required to keep your eVisa with you at all times during your stay in Oman.
The eVisa allows Swiss citizens to stay in the country for up to 30-days. The eVisa will automatically expire after the 30-day period is over.
You can easily apply for an eVisa using the Oman eVisa application form online. Applicants will be required to enter their personal information and passport details as well as give answers to basic travel, health, and safety questions.
Make sure you enter your details exactly as they appear on your passport to avoid delays and confusion. Any discrepancies between the information provided in your eVisa application and the information shown in your passport may result in your visa application being rejected or, when traveling, being denied entry into Oman.
You will also need to provide a valid email address and a working phone number with your application. You will then be directed to make a payment for your eVisa using a current credit/debit card.
The processing time for your eVisa application: The typical processing time for a Oman eVisa application is 2 days. Usually, within this time, applicants will receive an update on the status of their application or receive the eVisa via email. It is also possible that the application is not processed within that time frame. Weekends (Friday and Saturday in Oman) and public holidays in Oman may also cause a delay in the processing of eVisa applications.