Are you planning to visit the Middle Eastern nation of Oman? If so, you’re sure to have a memorable experience, whether you’re exploring the vibrant capital of Muscat or other outstanding sites such as Jebel Shams, a mountain peak famous for its hiking, or Wadi Ash Shab, a beautiful desert canyon with pools of crystal-blue water.
Of course, as part of your preparations for your trip, it’s useful to learn about Oman’s embassies and consulates. This will help you in case you need to contact a diplomatic mission before catching your flight, or once you’re there in situ. With this in mind, please find below our guide to Oman’s embassies.
- 1 What Services Does the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman Provide?
- 2 What Reasons Can I Visit the Embassy of Oman For?
- 3 Where Can I Find the Embassy of Oman Near Me?
- 4 Where Is the Oman Embassy in Muscat?
- 5 Are There Other Oman Embassies in Oman?
- 6 What Is the Oman Embassy’s Contact Number?
- 7 Can I Obtain an Oman Embassy Visa?
What Services Does the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman Provide?
The embassy provides a range of services, either for nationals from the Sultanate, or foreign nationals that plan to visit or are visiting the country for work or recreation. The major services provided include:
- Information about the nation, whether general or specific, that is required for travel. This includes queries about the economy, sports, culture or education sector – or indeed any other question.
- Information about how to apply for – and successfully obtain – Omani citizenship if you are a foreign national.
- Any specific contacts for business or diplomatic affairs in the area.
- Visa services for visiting, if you require an embassy visa rather than an online eVisa (see our ‘Can I Obtain an Oman Embassy Visa?’ section below for more details).
- Passport services, including the renewal of an Omani passport.
These important services and diplomatic and cultural facilities are available in the majority of this country’s embassies and consulates worldwide. If you are living or working here, they can also help with tax and pension information, as well as births, deaths and marriages.
Please be aware that, to apply for or obtain a visa or passport for the Sultanate at an overseas embassy, you will need to hold a primary residence in either that country or Oman. Anybody with an overseas residence should contact their own government’s facility to find out or verify the documentation that you require to visit here.
What Reasons Can I Visit the Embassy of Oman For?
If possible, you should handle your affairs the official way via email or telephone – at least initially. There is every chance that this will resolve your issue without the need to attend an appointment. This will apply most likely to any other countries you intend to visit when you need information or advice too.
Visits in person should be reserved for matters that cannot be completed remotely. This will primarily revolve around applications for passports. Any issue with a passport, including renewals or replacements for a lost document, will necessitate a visit to the Oman embassy or consulate.
Where Can I Find the Embassy of Oman Near Me?
Be sure to bookmark our Embassies of Oman page, listing the locations of the embassies throughout the world. Here, you will find the address and contact details for the diplomatic missions in the following cities:
- Abu Dhabi
- Bandar Seri Begawan
- Kuala Lumpur
- Kuwait City
- Luxembourg City
- New Delhi
- Port Louis
- Washington DC
Where Is the Oman Embassy in Muscat?
Even though Muscat is the country’s capital city, it does not actually have an embassy of its own here. However, Muscat is host to 80 international diplomatic missions. These break down as:
- 52 embassies for nations all over the world.
- 20 consulates.
- 4 consulates-general (for New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine).
- 1 representative office (Taiwan).
Most of these sites are located in the so-called “diplomatic district” of Muscat, which was constructed in the 1980s. The diplomatic district is found in Shatti Al-Qurum, which is also a popular residential area of the city.
Shatti Al-Qurum is a little over 20 miles from Muscat International Airport and can be reached in around 20 minutes by road.
Are There Other Oman Embassies in Oman?
No, there are no embassies or consulate offices found in cities other than Muscat. As we state, in the capital, you’ll find the representative offices of around 80 foreign countries.
What Is the Oman Embassy’s Contact Number?
The embassy of Oman’s contact numbers for 6 core locations worldwide, regularly used by many visitors, are as follows:
- London: +44 20 7225 0001
- Washington DC: +1 202 387 1980
- Melbourne: +61 3 9820 4096
- Auckland: +64 9 522 4426
- Mumbai: +91 22 2287 6037
- New Delhi: +91 11 2688 5622
It should be noted that, despite the size of the country, Canada does not have a direct diplomatic mission here.
Canadian passport holders with queries about travelling to and from, or any other question related to this nation, should contact the Consulate of Canada to Oman in Muscat. The telephone numbers are +968 2479 4928 or +968 2470 2133.
Alternatively, contact the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on +966 11 202 3288. Your query may be redirected there anyway.
What Do I Need to Know About the Embassy of Oman in the UK?
The Sultanate has 1 embassy in the UK, located in London. This can be found at:
167 Queens Gate
The usual opening hours in London are from 9 am to 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday, but it is always advisable to call first to confirm if you intend to visit. You can also send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The consulate for this nation is also located at the same address.
If you require the services of a British embassy whilst in situ, you will need to travel to the capital city of Muscat. The address is:
Mina Al Fahal 116
If you find yourself in an emergency situation whilst in the country, you can contact the British embassy on +968 2460 9000. It’s open from 7.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Be aware that you will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity and a travel visa to enter the country, in addition to confirmation of a booked return flight. If you have any further queries, contact the embassy.
Can I Obtain an Oman Embassy Visa?
If you plan to travel to the Sultanate of Oman for any prolonged period and do not hold a passport issued by this country, a visa is non-negotiable. While it’s possible to obtain a visa at the embassy, the online eVisa is much faster to obtain and involves less red tape and bureaucracy.
Visit our page dedicated to the eVisa for Oman to learn more and complete your application. Our rates are reasonable, the turnaround is fast, and it will be extremely clear and simple which documents are required to gain your visa.
The embassy, meanwhile, is a great source of all types of other information that a visitor may require, often by either phone or email, as we’ve talked about above. Have a wonderful time in this fascinating Middle Eastern country!