Boasting a long coastline that stretches from the Oman Gulf into the Arabian Sea, as well as a capital city, Muscat, which features finely detailed enormous mosques, Oman has risen over the previous few years to join its neighbors as a world-class tourist destination.
For any citizen of Kazakhstan who is interested in experiencing the exciting blend of nature and culture that Oman offers, the process for doing so just became a whole lot easier. Thanks to the increase in demand for tourism, Omani officials have introduced an online visa, or eVisa, so that travelers from Kazakhstan looking to apply for a visa may do so from anywhere in the world.
Do Kazakhstani Citizens Need a Visa for Oman?
Yes, each Kazakhstani citizen needs their own visa before traveling to Oman. Fortunately, it is no longer necessary for Kazakhstani passport holders to visit an embassy or consulate in their home country as the implementation of the Oman eVisa allows travelers to obtain permission to visit Oman after filling out a short application and providing key details. Once submitted, a decision is typically rendered within 24 hours, however, it is still important to apply for the eVisa with anticipation as issues can sometimes arise.
What Visa Do I Need to Visit Oman From Kazakhstan?
There are a number of Oman tourist visas available to citizens from Kazakhstan, and the type of tourist eVisa they apply for will depend on their needs and residence status.
Two single-entry tourist visas are available for Kazakhstani travelers. There is a 10-day option and a 30-day option, though both visas are valid for one-month beginning the date they were issued.
For any travelers who are planning on visiting Oman on more than one occasion, there is a multi-entry visa. This visa is valid for one year, during which travelers may spend up to 30 days per entry in Oman.
For any of these three types of Omani eVisas, visitors from Kazakhstan will also need to have a valid residence permit or visa from a Schengen country, the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, or Japan. Otherwise, they will not be considered eligible.
If a Kazakhstani citizen holds residency from any country within the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) then they are also eligible to apply for a single-entry visa for 28-days.
Required Documents for Getting the Oman eVisa for Kazakhstanis
Kazakhstani citizens applying for the Oman eVisa are required to provide personal documents in addition to the application form.
- A Kazakhstani passport with at least six months validity remaining from the date of arrival to Oman
- A copy of the passport page, which shows the passport number, the date of expiration, and the country of origin
- A recent digitalized passport or identification-sized photograph with a maximum file size of 512 KB
- A valid email address as all correspondence, including the issuing of the eVisa, will be done via email
- A valid debit or credit card as all applications need to be accompanied by a non-refundable fee
How Long Does It Take to Get an eVisa for Oman from Kazakhstan?
Following the submission of a successful application, Kazakhstani citizens can expect to have their Oman eVisa within a period of 24-48 hours. However, this is assuming that there are no issues with the application. Even though the Oman eVisa is designed to be as straightforward and simple as possible, it is crucial for each applicant to double-check their details, as any problems can result in a delayed or rejected application. If a traveler submits an application more than one month before traveling, they may need to wait a few extra days while authorities deal with more pressing applicants.
Apply for an Omani eVisa from Kazakhstan
The application for an Oman tourist visa for Kazakhstan can in most instances be completed in under an hour. Travelers should be expected to provide the following pieces of information:
- First and last name
- Place and date of birth
- Current address
- Passport information such as number, expiration date, and country
Once the visa has been issued, the traveler must print out a hard copy and carry it with them. Officials at the port of entry in Oman will ask to see the physical paper in order to check their records against yours. Alongside the hard copy of the eVisa, Kazakhstani travelers need to carry the following documents:
- The same Kazakhstani passport used to apply for the Oman eVisa
- Proof of valid hotel reservation in Oman
- Proof of onward travel leaving Oman