Travelers looking for adventure, excitement, and culture do not need to look further than Turkey. This sprawling country, located between two continents, gets international arrivals the best of both Asia and Europe. As a bonus, Omani travelers can take advantage of the close proximity: Turkey is only a 5-hour direct flight from Muscat. It is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a weeklong trip.
Istanbul has thousands of years of history to explore. From haggling at the Grand Bazaar for souvenirs to be awe-struck by the Hagia Sophia, to enjoying a Turkish tea at a local cafe, there is something for everyone.
Extend your vacation and visit Cappadocia, land of the magical rock formations and hot air balloons; relax in the thermal healing waters of Pamukkale; or walk through the country’s capital, Ankara, and enjoy all that the cosmopolitan city has to offer.
However, before travelers can book a ticket to Turkey, it is important to note that all Omani tourists must have a Turkey visa. This means travelers from Oman are able to apply for the new electronic travel authorization to enter Turkey, also known as Turkey eVisa. The process to obtain this document is quick, simple, and easy, and allows Omani citizens to legally enter the country.
Turkey eVisa Requirements for Omani Nationals
In the past, applying for a Turkish visa required several hours, efforts and paperwork. Travelers had to fill out a mountain of documents, submit them to their local embassy, and then patiently wait for their turn for an in-person interview. This process could take weeks, and sometimes months, and even then it would not guarantee a visa to Turkey.
Thankfully, the Turkish government has simplified this process and made it much easier to get a Turkish visa. Now, Omani travelers can apply for the simplified Turkey e-visa (electronic visa) from the comfort of their own home. The application takes less than an hour to complete, and the results are instantaneous.
Documents Required for Citizens of Oman
There are a handful of passport requirements for obtaining a Turkey visa from Oman. The requirements include the following:
- A valid passport: The applicant’s passport must have at least 5 months (150 days) of validity before they can enter Turkey
- Personal information: When completing the application, travelers must provide some information about themselves, which includes their full name, place, and date of birth, current address, and phone number. The applicant will also need to provide information about their parents, including the name of their mother and father
- Passport information: The applicant of Oman will also have to provide their passport information, such as the passport number, date of expiry, date of issuance, and so forth
- A valid form of payment: To finish the application and submit it, Omani travelers will need to pay with a valid form of payment, such as a debit card or a credit card
Application Process for Omani Citizens
In order to apply for a Turkey visa from Oman, travelers must complete the online application and meet all the Turkish entry requirements established by the government.
We recommend setting aside half an hour to go through the Turkey visa application for Omani citizens. The application is very simple and only asks a few basic questions, such as your full name, date of birth, passport information, and so on.
Please take care and make sure to fill out the application accurately and correctly, as you will need to redo the entire form if you submit incorrect information. In the case of a Turkey eVisa being rejected, there are specific recommendations given by local authorities.
Once the application is complete, applicants will need to pay the visa fee with a valid credit or debit card. The processing time to get a Turkish e-visa is instantaneous, although there might be a slight delay due to demand.
The electronic visa, as the name says, is electronic, and will be pulled up on the computer when you arrive at the border checkpoint. However, it is also recommended to have a printed or electronic copy in case the border officer asks for proof.
Omani citizens are allowed to obtain a three month-multiple entry e-visa. They are able to stay in Turkey for up to 90 days over a span of six months. There are other visas to Turkey available for Oman nationals, however, it is advised to select an electronic travel authorization, such as the Turkey eVisa, to ensure a trouble-free journey due to the fact this option is quicker and can be done in advance.
Obtaining an electronic visa to Turkey opens up a whole new world — and an amazing country. We recommend checking all the vaccines needed to travel to the country, as well as applying for your Turkish e-Visa at least two days (48 hours) in advance in order to travel stress-free and enjoy your vacation.