Omani passport

Omani passport
Front cover of a contemporary Omani biometric passport
Issued by  Oman Royal Police
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Omani citizenship

The Omani passport (Arabic: جواز السفر العماني) is issued to citizens of Oman for international travel. Omani passports are issued by the Royal Omani Police or at an Omani Embassy overseas.

Passport types

Passport types are specified under article No. 3 of the Omani passport law, issued by Royal Decree No. 69/97. The specified types are as follows:

  • Ordinary passport (red cover)
  • Diplomatic passport (black cover)
  • Special passport (burgundy cover)
  • Service passport (blue cover)
  • The laissez-passer.

Bilateral visa exemption treaties

In addition to the unilateral visa waivers that holders of Omani passports enjoy; Oman has signed several bilateral visa exemption treaties for the benefit of diplomatic, service, and special passports:

  • An agreement with France for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with China for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Switzerland for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with the United Kingdom for the holders of diplomatic and special passports.
  • An agreement with Lithuania for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Belarus for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Italy for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Portugal for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Malta for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.
  • An agreement with Korea for the holders of diplomatic, service and special passports.

Visa requirements

In 2018, Omani citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 77 countries and territories, ranking the Omani passport 60th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

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