Muscat: Expatriates who want to work in the Sultanate can apply for family joining visas if they fulfil the criteria, especially if the expatriate is working as a doctor, engineer or lawyer or anything fitting that range of work, as well as technical jobs, such as mechanics and electricians, Brigadier Hilal Al Busaidi, Director General of Passport and Residences said in a statement, However, the expatriate’s salary must not be less than OMR600.
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Wives of expatriates as well as their children are eligible for family joining visas. Parents of the expatriate too can apply for the family joining visa given that one or both of them are dependent on them and cannot take care of themselves. Visit visas can be issued to other relatives as per the laws in place. Al Busaidi further said, “Everyone can refer to the Royal Oman Police’s official site to get details about the tourist visa, apply, and easily pay the fees online depending on the type (of visa) according to the law.”
Tourists may then receive the visa-on-arrival at ports, land borders, or the airport.
Al Busaidi said there are two types of tourist visas: a one-month visa which costs OMR20 and can be renewed for the same amount; and a 10-day visa costing OMR5 which can also be renewed for the same amount.