Oman No Longer Require Passport Stamping For Expat Visas


According to the new Royal Oman Police (ROP) latest amendments, expats living in Oman will no longer need to have their passports stamped with the visa. Only a resident card (ID card) will be sufficient for all visa purposes.

“The stamping of an expat’s visa on his or her passport is no longer required in cases of renewal.” Residents can now use ID cards to apply for visas.

According to an official source from the Royal Oman Police (ROP), visa stamping on expatriate passports was previously done, but that provision has been removed. That is not currently required to be stored in the system, and the residence card suffices.

According to the most recent statistics, Oman’s total population has increased by 200,926 to 4,728,372 in June 2022, up from 4,527,446 at the end of 2021. There were 1,894,657 expatriates and 2,833,715 Omanis out of the total population.


Muscat has the highest number of expatriate workers (632,666), followed by North Batinah (221,723) and Dhofar (182,548).

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