Oman suspends conversion of tourist entry permits to work visas


It also announced that it will no longer issue any type of permit for travelers from Bangladesh.

The Royal Oman Police announced that the Gulf country would no longer convert visit visas into work visas.

Before the announcement, travelers could enter the country on a tourist or visit visa and then convert it to a work visa.

The new decision comes into force from Tuesday, October 31.

The authority also announced that the issuance of new visas for Bangladeshis has been suspended.

UAE Residents

GCC residents from 100 countries do not need a visa to travel to Oman. The list was published by the Gulf country last year.

The rule applies as long as the GCC resident visa is valid for at least three months.

You can consult the complete list of countries. here.

Unified GCC Visa

A unified tourist visa for Gulf Cooperation Council countries has been approved and could be implemented next year, a UAE minister said last month.

This would mean that with a single visa, tourists can explore the six-member Gulf bloc: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

News Source: Khaleej Times


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