Visa fee increase coming for expats in Oman

New fees for foreign residents set to kick in from November 21

Expats, Visas

Fees for visa issuance and visa renewals have been increased for foreign residents in Oman and are set to kick in from November 21.

According to the decision issued by ROP (Royal Oman Police) on October 22, the investor visa fee has been increased to RO50 (US $130) from the current RO20 (US $52), according to the Muscat Daily.

For a family joining and visit visas for relatives, the fee has been increased from RO20 to RO30 (US $78), while student visa fees have risen to RO30.

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The length of the visa for categories of investor, family joining and visit visas has been reduced to three months from the previous six months.

The cost of renewing a residence visa for dependants has also been increased from the current RO10 (US $26) to RO30, while people on student visa, the fee will be RO30. Those looking to renew an investors’ visas will have to pay RO50.

The new visa fee structure will come into effect from November 21, according to the ROP.

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