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Oman residents abroad can renew visas online

MUSCAT, April 6, 2020

Residents of Oman who are unable to return to the country due to travel restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 can now renew their expired visas online, a report said.
 
The residence visa can be renewed online through the website of Royal Oman Police (https://www.rop.gov.om/OnlineServices/eVisa/en/ApplyforVisaRenewal.aspx), an Oman Daily Observer report said quoting Major Mohammed al Hashmi of Royal Oman Police.
 
Al Hashmi said: “The residents currently abroad cannot enter the Sultanate with an expired visa but it can be renewed online. The system is not just meant for residents who are currently in Oman. It does not differentiate whether the person is applying from Oman or abroad. When the individual reaches the airport, the system will show that the visa has been renewed. The process of the stamping of the visa can be completed later.”
 
Even residents in Oman should renew their visa via the websites of ROP or e-Visa (https://evisa.rop.gov.om/) with the stamping to be done after the crisis period, he said.
 
If there are individuals who have not renewed due to technical reasons, they should try to renew their visa online and the technical issues can be sorted out after the current situation, he added.



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