From November, 2019

Online Oman visa application is not mandatory contrary to all recent news in media. However e-visa can be obtained to facilitate easy processing at the boarder. 

Take few quick steps to apply online, visit:

https://evisa.rop.gov.om/home

Apply for tourist visa>Register new user>Login>Apply for Unsponsored visa>Follow instructions and make a payment

Currently cheapest available tourist visa is 5 Omani rials (50 aed) valid for 10 days stay in oman, Visa type 26A. For citizens of New Zealand visa type 26C and South korea 26D, both free of charge. Visa types and prices can be changed, suitable options always to be checked on Oman immigration website.

Note: Passport and photo upload size should NOT exceed 512kb each.

Once visa is approved you will receive it to registered email, visa MUST be printed for a visa run 

February 17th, 2019

From February 17th, 2019 Russian citizens get 90-day multiple entry visa which can be utilized during 180 days. Russians passport holders can only do visa runs to change/amend their visa status.

June 25th, 2018

Oman visa fee had been reduced from 200 AED down to 50 AED.

January 20th, 2018

  1. Great Britain
  2. Ireland
  3. USA
  4. New Zealand
  5. Australia
  6. Canada
  7. Malaysia
  8. Singapore
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Japan

As before the day when visa run is done counts as Day 1 and visas issued for 30 days, not for 1 month.

If you have cancelled residency/employment visa then 25-30 days is given to change status. The last day of exit is mentioned on the cancellation paper.

Customer who received new Entry permit can travel immediately to change the status.

Schengen nationalities (all the EU countries excluding Great Britain and Ireland) still receive 90 day multiple-entry visas. These are issued every 180 days. Days spent outside the UAE during the 180 day period do not count towards the total of 90 days permitted.

May 1st, 2017

Passengers who extended their tourist/visit visas at any UAE immigration office must exit on their last day which is mentioned on the extension paper. If exited before the expiry date re-entry would only be possible after midnight. If exited after expiry date overstay fine should be paid.

From April 23rd, 2017

Oman visa cost has been revised, now it costs 200 AED and fee is paid directly to border officers by customers.

This applies to all services done at the border: tourist/visit visa extension, status change etc.

May 3, 2016

Latest UAE visa on arrival rule:

Countries which get visa on arrival are granted 30-day multiple entry visa and 10 days grace period. Travelling for visa renewal by air/road/sea should be done in grace period ONLY. If exited and re-entered within 30 days visas will NOT be renewed.

This rule does not apply if changing status from resident to tourist and vice versa.

Best Visa Run is only responsible for transportation. Rules are subject to change by UAE government.

April 04, 2016

As part of new regulations by border officials 30-day visa on arrivals get 9-10 days grace period. Visa renewals should be done from day 31st to day 39th. Anyone who travels before 30 days will not be granted new visa.

This rule does NOT apply if traveling to change the status.